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  • About Me

    I became fascinated with photography at an early age, thanks to my father. It wasn’t his photographic skill that inspired me, though, since my dad was not a very good photographer. We would always joke how people in his photos would have plants and trees growing out of their heads.

    It was actually my father’s camera that captured my interest. I loved the way it felt in my hands — all those cool buttons and controls. It intrigued me. I was also amazed at how it could be used to create these awesome images.


I just spent a couple of days in Florida with my wife visiting our son Jeff and his wife Lisa. We spent Sunday and Monday down in Key West – swimming, shopping and drinking the odd – Rum Runner! The warm tropical air made the short visit feel like a week long vacation. I could get use to the tropical thing! Here are a couple of snaps taken on our Canon G11 point and shoot.

I would love to hear from you – please contact me.

To see more of my work – www.innesphotography.com.

  • Mitchel Wu - September 17, 2010 - 5:59 AM

    Whoa, love the G11 pics! And that tiki bar at the end of the set – sweet! Please give my best to Cora.ReplyCancel

Here it is! A little slide show of a recent wedding I photographed. I hope you enjoy it Olga and Carlos!


I would love to hear from you – please contact me.

To see more of my work – www.innesphotography.com.

  • Olga - September 9, 2010 - 8:33 PM

    Wow!!! Seeing the pictures and the slide show I just relived my wedding. They are amazing, I can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

  • Ally - September 9, 2010 - 8:47 PM

    Amazing!! Didn’t think photography could capture such beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Claudia Carrillo - September 9, 2010 - 9:14 PM

    Wow the picture and the slide there are beautiful. I like the smile you capture on my Son and Olga.Thank youReplyCancel

  • Gaby Romo - September 9, 2010 - 9:52 PM

    The pictures came out amazing!!! It was a GREAT night with many wonderful memories! Thanks for capturing those special moments with such essence and beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Alejandro Magana - September 9, 2010 - 10:44 PM

    Estas fotos son de momentos inolvidables que queda con amor para toda la vida! Gracias, Papa de Olga.ReplyCancel

  • Fidel Magana - September 9, 2010 - 10:48 PM

    I do not know much about photography but by far (not because its my sis) are the best I’ve seen!ReplyCancel

  • Ally - September 9, 2010 - 10:51 PM

    Can’t stop looking at them! William, you definitely chose the right profession!ReplyCancel

  • Grace - September 10, 2010 - 12:38 PM

    The pictures are amazing!!!! You look so beautiful Olga!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Magana - September 10, 2010 - 1:46 PM

    wow..these pictures are wonderful. the carillos look like models.Very nice.Not enoght words to say how gorgeous you guys look. grrrrrrrrrrReplyCancel

  • Natalie Julie Gonzalez - September 10, 2010 - 1:48 PM

    very beautiful pictures….!!! you guys look amazingReplyCancel

  • Wilma Figueroa - September 10, 2010 - 4:36 PM

    I am blown away! The pictures are absolutely fantastic! They completely enhanced the romantic atmosphere between Olga and Carlos.

    William, you did a phenomenal job! Thank you so much for providing this happy couple, family, and friends such beautiful pictures.

    Olga, Carlos, and court–we look fabulous, don’t we? ^_^ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Diaz - September 10, 2010 - 9:06 PM

    Love, love, love the slideshow! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Ana Campoy - September 11, 2010 - 2:48 PM

    Wow!!Amazing picture Olga and Carlos you guys look beautiful..Wow!!ReplyCancel

  • Maribel Alejandre - September 12, 2010 - 12:03 AM

    Wow! Mr&Mrs Carrillo this is a beautiful slide-show. You guys look so happy and in-love! Love how the pictures capture such beauties for you to hold for a life time of memories. Wish you guys all the happiness in the world and hope to one day accomplish the love and commitment you guys have conquered. With much love and sincerity,
    Maribel&Nino <3ReplyCancel

  • Jaimie Dee - Atlanta Wedding Photographer - September 13, 2010 - 6:28 AM

    Fabulous pictures! 🙂 And great animoto vid! I <3 animoto. A lot!ReplyCancel

  • Mel Carll - September 13, 2010 - 9:46 AM

    Awesome as always. Was truly a fun day!ReplyCancel

  • Jay Hsiang Studio - September 14, 2010 - 2:32 PM

    Nice photos! The slideshow makes it even better!ReplyCancel

  • Claudia Mojarro - September 17, 2010 - 3:37 PM

    omg.. the capture of their special moment and these photos that give them a memory of a lifetime are beyond amazing… love the pics and wish you the best of happiness OLGA & CARLOS CARILLOReplyCancel

Today’s guest blog post comes from Britta Barts, owner of the online Salon – Dream Bridal. Dream Bridal specializes in offering new, sample and gently worn designer wedding gowns. In her blog post Britta is going to discuss how to purchase a wedding gown from a private seller.


Dream Bridal specializes in selling new, sample and gently worn designer gowns at prices 25-75% below retail.  We are a trusted online resource for authentic, luxury gowns, offered at a fraction of the cost.  Today’s bride dreams about wearing couture on her Big Day.  But in today’s economy, many brides are disappointed that their dreams can’t be realized.  At Dream Bridal, everyday is a sample sale, and we’re a true find for today’s bride who seeks affordable luxury.

We sometimes can’t find a match for every bride, and in those instances there is always the opportunity for brides to purchase a once worn gown from an individual seller.  There are however, some very important steps to remember when moving forward with this type of purchase.  It is a large sum of money and more importantly, it is a very emotionally charged transaction.  This isn’t your casual Ebay ‘Buy It Now’ purchase which doesn’t generate sleepless nights and possible panic attacks.

Dream Bridal is here to keep you financially and emotionally safe.  Should you choose to purchase a gown from private seller, please allow us to walk you through some very important dress buying pointers before going it alone out on the Information Superhighway.

Buyer Beware.  When it comes to purchasing a wedding gown from an individual, be sure to ask lots, and lots, and lots of questions.  It is a ‘buyer-beware’ type of purchase, and selling brides don’t generally offer a return policy if the gown turns out to be something it isn’t.  Many brides do take good care of their gowns and there are many sellers who do represent their gowns truthfully.  However, we have both acquired and consigned gowns that were definitely not as represented to us.  If a bride would have received the same gown, well, she would have freaked to put it mildly.

A Picture is Priceless. Make sure the selling bride offers photos of the actual gown she’s selling, and not just stock photos of the dress on a runway model.  These types of photos give the illusion that the gown is in runway perfect condition.  Plus, it is important to get full length and close up shots of both the front and the back of the gown to determine that the gown is, in fact, the gown that is being sold.

Authenticity Is Key. Unless you are in the market for a replica gown, it is important to get comfortable that the gown you are buying is the real designer deal.  Ask the selling bride for receipts from her purchase, or ask if she has the original store/designer tags to the dress.  Also, ask to see a photo of the designer label inside the gown.  If the seller balks at these types of requests, it’s just not the right dress for you.

Condition, Condition, Condition. It is a party, and all party dresses will have some wear and tear after the party ends.  Ask the seller whether she had the gown professionally cleaned and don’t be shy to ask whether she has the receipt for that cleaning.  Be sure to ask about material defects – tears, stains, rips, zipper issues, hemline imperfections or other potentially big ticket repair items that need to be addressed.  Any unknown can add extra expense to the price of the gown.  Remember, there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ once worn gown.  A ‘great condition’ or ‘refreshed to like new’ once worn gown are more realistic and accurate descriptions.

Devil in the Details. Get a clear understanding of the altered measurements of the gown.  Confirm the altered bust, waist and hip measurements, and the selling bride’s height with heels.  Confirm the color of the gown, or the color combination in case the gown is made of multiple materials.  Also, if the bride is pictured wearing a veil, sash or other accessory, ask whether those items are included in the sale.  It never hurts!

We hope you’ll let Dream Bridal do all the heavy lifting when it comes to purchasing a gently worn party dress.  If you decide to go it alone, keeping these five steps in mind will ensure a smooth, seamless, and most importantly, stress-free transaction.  A buying bride, with fulfilled expectations, is a happy bride.  Let the good times roll!

Here are a couple of examples of what Dream Bridal has to offer their brides:

Designer: Jenny Packham

Style: Selene

Retail Price: $4,550

DB Price: $2,400

Designer: Jenny Packham

Style: Bettina

Retail Price: $5,700

DB Price: $2,650

I would love to hear from you – please contact me.

To see more of my work – www.innesphotography.com.

Wedding photography is a profession full of surprises. I always work with my brides in planning their day and like to have an early start. By starting early we always have more time for photos. Well – when I showed up early last Friday to photograph Olga getting ready for her wedding – I was in for a shock! She was completely ready. Make-up and hair were done and she was already in her wedding dress ready to get married. Wow! So instead of the usual photographs of the dress hanging etc, we spent extra time taking photos of Olga and her girls.

I was so determined to get some dress shots, that Olga and Carlos showed up at my house last evening and we took some cool images of her dress hanging on my front door.

The rest of Olga and Carlos’s wedding was the same – on time and very relaxed. It was a great day with many opportunities to photograph this awesome couple.

I would love to hear from you – please contact me.

To see more of my work – www.innesphotography.com.

  • Ally - September 9, 2010 - 8:57 PM

    Thank you William (& to your team) for making this special day so memorable and making it last an eternity with all the startling pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Fabiola - September 10, 2010 - 9:48 AM

    Olga, you look precious and happy. I wish you the best in your marriage! Olga, te ves preciosa y feliz. Les deseo lo mejor en su matrimonio!ReplyCancel

  • Olga - September 10, 2010 - 3:03 PM

    Thank you so much William, you did an amazing job. I enjoyed my wedding, I felt relaxed and you were part of that.I did not have to worry about anything. Thank you again for making this special day last forever.ReplyCancel

  • LORENA MEDINA - September 16, 2010 - 4:51 PM

    Olga and Carlos you guys look great! I didn’t expect less perfect pictures from a perfect wedding. God bless you always.ReplyCancel

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