Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bridal - Leslie... Harlingen, Texas

Yesterday I photographed an amazing wedding. Trust me, the Kardashian wedding must have been fun but Leslie and Rick's wedding celebration is one I'll definitely remember...

Fast forward a 12 hour day and I awoke extremely exhausted. Hungry and exhausted.

But before I share with you their wedding photos I am excited to {finally!!!} blog Leslie's bridal session. The vows have been said. The cake has been eaten. And the Mr. and Mrs. Zuniga are well on their way to their romantic honeymoon. 

Leslie is an amazingly caring person, a loving individual. She truly embodies the definition of sweet... she is a wonderfully sweet human being. I met her almost a year ago and she has always been so kind and caring towards me. I'm only her photographer so I can only infer how special her loved ones feel around her. 

And guess what, she is absolutely beautiful!!!

I couldn't decide between color or black in white... so I'll share both :) 

My dear friends, I hope you are having an amazingly fun weekend!!! 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Restless.

Today is Rick and Leslie's wedding day.

I woke up way too early today; I felt restless. Can you imagine what a bride must feel when she awakes the day she gets married?!

It was still dark this morning but I watched the sun rise. It made for a beautiful photo but because I am obsessed with the moon, maybe it's a phase... {<-- ha ha! I made a joke...} I'll share this photo with you instead.

I find it mysterious.


Happy Wedding Day Rick and Leslie!!!!!!!

Be blessed my friends :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Let me take yo' picture ;) {MC Mary.}

Umm... I wrote a rap song.

It doesn't end there.

I made a video. 

If you need a good laugh, my dear friend I am here to help!!! If you know me, more importantly, if you have spoken to me then you know I am no Mariah Carey. I have the worst singing voice ever and, quite frankly, my speaking voice is not grand either. My shyness, its partly, well mostly, attributed to the fact that I rather not speak ;)

Ha! Merely just for fun... this is what happens when you are the only girl in your family.... three brothers and I'm finally "one of the guys"!!! 

**WARNING** Lower your volume ;)


video

What? You didn't quite catch the lyrics?! Don't fret, I have those for you too ;) Mind you, I wrote them myself with the help of my brother. **THANKS MICHAEL!!! {My amazing eldest little brother who made my video.}
"Let me take yo' picture" by Marisol Izaguirre 
Snap Snap
My camera strapped on my back
I shoot in 1080 hd
and put your face on the map
24 hours a day
But I'm workin' 49
And I know this don't rhyme
But I am short on my time
Nobody can stop me
I'm all about my photography
I shoot killer pictures
You're gonna' need an a-utop-sy
Snap snap snap snap
Step in front of my cam
A photo says a thousand words
And mine just wrote you a rap

I may use this as my photography promo video?! Bwahahaha!!! I hope you enjoyed a good laugh :)

Oh my ;) Good night!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby Love... Emma :)

Cristina and Rollie fell in love, married and had a baby.

Emma :)

This sweet baby girl has got to be one of the cutest little girls I've met! I have anxiously awaited her arrival over the past month and extremely excited to finally photograph her. Her parents, Cristina and Rollie, are an amazing couple and they have brought a beautiful baby girl into this world. Baby Emma was asleep the entire session and made my job a piece-of-cake. 

She is cute. She is tiny. She is absolutely adorable!!! 


Rollie and Cristina, THANK YOU! I am so glad we met earlier this summer and, more importantly, that Baby Emma has made her debut in the world. Emma is adorable and a perfect addition to your beautiful growing family. I wish you all the blessings in the world. Welcome the world Emma!!!

Nighty night my friends :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Evolution.

Ancient Philosophy was my least favorite subject to study as an undergraduate. I found the literature difficult to read and, much more, difficult to understand. Quite honestly, I found it boring... or at least I thought so at the present time. I found Heidegger and Beauvoir way more interesting. Seriously, I studied Epistemology and the Philosophy of Mathematics - surely these old geezers couldn't be much more interesting. 

But they were. It could very well be the current influence of a person at the present moment in my life who has re-hashed an interest in what I briefly looked over as an undergrad but I definitely have had the "aaahhhh..." moment Dr. Buckman said would happen at some point in our lives. 

In sixth grade I wrote an award winning poem about the Tigres and Euphrates rivers... "Mesopotamia, Mesopotamia..." the poem read. History fascinates me. I love it. Perhaps that is why philosophy is such a natural fit for me. Why did I not better appreciate the ancient greeks in Ancient Philosophy?!! 

Gahhh! Perhaps that is the reason Descartes was so difficult for me to finally understand. I sorta' skipped some fundamentals ;) 

But the Greeks, an ancient civilization, were on to something. From the greeks, what I call philosophy arose. From this civilization, modern philosophy eventually evolved. 

And that, my friends, is what fascinates me. Evolution. The evolution of mankind, the evolution of the human mind, and the evolution of one's self. 

And me, my self... Marisol Izaguirre Photography has evolved. 

Hard work, trust, perseverance, and faith pays off...


Drumroll please..................


I'd like to share with you that as of mid-last week I am now an LLC!!! If you see me, hug me :)!

In honor of my accomplishment, I propose a toast. May YOUR dreams come true and may you achieve every blessing in store for you!!! 

Nancy and Hugo, THANK YOU! Thank you for helping me make this possible :) 

God Bless. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Luna.

I find it irrevocably amazing that I can look up at the sky and daze off into wonder. I napped for the last five days straight and still manage to be tired when I get myself to bed. Surely it is a subconscious, perhaps even metaphysical, sign that I need to slow down a little, just a little, bit and rejoice in the beauty of being.  

Summer is almost at an end and I am very much anticipating the next phase of 2011. As the year rounds out I can't help but look forward to next summer. I have decided to stop living in fear. To never look back. To jump without second guessing. I have decided to be.  

Life is beautiful. Life is precious. Life is mine and I am anxious to live it. Next year around this time I will be enjoying the breeze of a lovely summer night, just like I am now. I will look up at the moon, the same one I am staring at right now. I will be one year older, and perhaps a little bit more wise. 

I look forward to that.

"It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe."  ~Victor Hugo



Good night.





Sunday, August 7, 2011

Freedom.

Today I watched the minutes change from 5:30 into 6:00 AM and felt a strong desire to write, to tell, to say...

At the early hours of the day, in my dreams or conscious state, I felt a sense of freedom. I saw myself driving on the open road, the sky was blue and my hair waved with the wind. I didn't know where I was at, nor did I know where I was going. But I was free

Imagine, Thelma and Louise... minus the jumping off a cliff and all the other stuff ;)  

And the soundtrack, the song playing at the time went something like this... a favorite of mine, the lyrics to Priscilla Ahn's Dream


I was a little girl
Alone in my little world
Who dreamed of a little home for me
I played pretend between the trees
And fed my houseguests bark and leaves
And laughed in my pretty bed of green

I had a dream
That I could fly
From the highest swing
I had a dream

Long walks in the dark
Through woods grown behind the park
I asked God who I'm supposed to be
The stars smiled down at me
God answered in silent reverie
I said a prayer and fell asleep

I had a dream
That I could fly
From the highest tree
I had a dream

oooo....

Now I'm old and feeling gray
I don't know what's left to say
About this life I'm willing to leave
I lived it full, I lived it well
As many tales I live to tell
I'm ready now, I'm ready now
I'm ready now
To fly from the highest wing
I had a dream


More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/dream_lyrics_priscilla_ahn.html
All about Priscilla Ahn: http://www.musictory.com/music/Priscilla+Ahn


 {Self Portrait.}


Today is Sunday. I am blessed. Today is Sunday. You are blessed. 

C'est la vie!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Brycee + David... Married!!! Edinburg, Texas

What bride tells her photographer, while she's getting her hair and make up done, "You look beautiful!"

Brycee does.

When I first met David and Brycee, a few months back, I knew they were a right fit for my photography and my personality. I spoke with David first (remember I wrote about how my brides are so lucky with their very involved grooms) and later met Brycee. Instantly, I felt a connection that I am sure they felt too because essentially I was hired! 

As the summer neared and their wedding date grew closer, I spent a lovely afternoon with David and Brycee during their engagement session and I knew it was in our paths to work with one another. I am so delighted that I was chosen by them to photograph their wedding day. Having barely met them, conversation was nonetheless effortless and so natural. I really felt like they were my good friends. And Brycee, Brycee is most certainly some long lost best friend. 

Spending much of her wedding day with her, I almost felt as if I knew her from somewhere before. I can't quite put my finger on it, but what I am sure of is the love Brycee and David share. The love they share for one another is impeccably detailed... detailed in the sense that you can almost see hearts floating from around them the minute they hold hands.

Okay, I'm not trying to be cheesy, but their love is so sweet and tender that it could only be written in fairytales. But this is no fairytale... it is real life. And Brycee and David are madly in love with one another and have been for the past few years. 

It was only fitting to take the next step and marry each other. 

And they did. 

Brycee and David, thank you so much for letting me get to know you. I had a lovely time at your utterly romantic wedding. Your ceremony, your vows, your love is truly inspiring. I only hope I was able to capture that, your essence, in your wedding photography. I wish you both every blessing in store for you and, once again, congratulate you on your marriage!!!

To their happily ever after...



Be blessed my friends!!!