Business Portrait of Jerry Rose

Jerry Rose

Jerry Rose – Classic Bank

Jerry Rose is a past Chairman of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce. We have worked together during the monthly meetings where I would manage the multi-media presentation while Jerry ran the meeting.

Last week he called saying he needed a portrait to be used on billboards for Classic Bank. He is president of the Liberty Hill branch. If you see his smiling face on a billboard you will know where it came from.

Thanks Jerry for letting us display your portrait.



George M. Puryear, Jr. Has Arrived!

Many of you know that my son George Matthew has been in Afghanistan serving our country in the Marine Corps. He deployed in early October and his son was born two weeks later – not very good timing, but oh well he is here and in good health.

Christine & Georgie

Christine and Georgie (as we are calling him) moved to Austin in January to stay with us until his daddy returns from his deployment in May. Having a new baby around is an exciting experience that we are enjoying despite the extra duties.


And of course little Georgie will be one of the most photographed babies around!



The Sounds of Austin

“The Sounds of Austin” Acrylic Print

The first half of this year has been busy with exciting things happening. Jack’s new copper backed acrylic print “The Sounds of Austin” not only earned a merit at the Texas Professional Photographers annual Kerrville summer convention but also won a Judges Choice award. The process is so new and unusual that the judges didn’t know what they were looking at!

In a nutshell, the image is printed on acetate film with pigment inks from our 44 inch wide HP inkjet printer. Then the image is transferred via an acrylic alcohol gel solution to the back of a sheet of three-eights or half inch acrylic. After at least a day of drying it is backed with copper leaf. The result is this beautiful image that seems to shimmer in the light.

An interesting aspect is that it is a distressed process and is somewhat unpredictable, but that is one of the beauties of the process. No two prints will ever look the same.

The Sounds of Austin is available in three sizes: 10×24, 12×32 and 16×40. Tips on what size might work best for you are located on our website. A short video demonstrating the process of making an acrylic print is posted on our website.

Cirrus Logic Award Presented by Japanese Magazine

Photo for excellence award

The Japanese Magazine Radio Technology awards the Cirrus Logic engineering design team.

Last week Cirrus Logic called to say they had won an award for design excellence from a Japanese magazine. To illustrate the award the magazine Radio Technology requested an action photo of the design team. The photo was to be taken in a laboratory. I decided on a high angle looking down on the engineering team. It was basically the only way to show that many people in such a tight space. It was important that each persons face be recognizable. The company was elated with the results.

Help For Those In Need

Help us help those in need by booking a senior or family session between September 1st
and November 30th… 50% of the session fee goes to the Hill Country Community Ministries here in Leander, Texas.  They help those who have fallen on tough times and gets them back on their feet. So join us in helping give back to our community this fall by booking your session today!

Texas PPA Award

Hi everyone, we are so pleased with the results from the Texas Professional Photographers seminar in Kerrville this past June.  Three of our prints won merits and the print “Champagne du Cheval” won a judge’s choice award.  This print is of our horse Bonito that Jack made into this beautiful art print, which is available as a print on our website.  Just go to and click on the fine art button and order online!  Stay cool now.

Another Award!

Gift CertificateGreetings!  We were honored to receive the runner-up for Photographer of the Year at this months Professional Photographers of America meeting in Austin.  Our colleagues voted and we just missed the first place…but there is always next year!  We are busy with many family portraits, as we usually are at this time of year.  Even with the slow economy it is always a good investment to have your portrait done by a professional photographer.  We make sure your portraits will last for generations to come.  Think about a gift certificate if you can’t find the time this month.