I'm Lisa. That's me on the left. I studied photojournalism at Texas A&M University in the early 90s while working on my bachelor's in journalism. After graduation I went to work for a few newspapers here in Texas as a reporter, editor and photojournalist. I soon developed a passion for sports and life photography. Being a journalist didn't fit so well with baby-raising, however, so I took a break to be at home with my little ones. When my youngest began walking and pushing away from me, the old photojournalist in me began to yearn to break out. I took a refresher course with the New York Institute of Photography and plunged into a series of seminars, workshops and photo courses learning from others who I admired and forcing myself to get tehnical. I attained my Certification (CPP) with the Professional Photographers of America last year. My love of photography grows every day. I share what I learn with my students in the Basics of Digital SLR Photography class offered through New Braunfels Independent School District Community Education
as well as private tutoring.
As a mother of three, I have a passion for children and families, pregnant moms and babies -- especially nursing babies. I try to use my experience in photojournalism to capture the warmth and fun in family relationships. I also adore weddings because they're the start of a whole new family! I see beauty in everyone and it's my goal to bring that beauty into print.
I recently joined an amazing group of volunteer photographers with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep -- an organization that provides beautiful portraits of babies born with severe health issues that will prevent them from ever leaving the hospital. For more information about NILMDTS, visit their website http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org
This is Jayme, my co-pilot, my second shooter, and my best friend. He keeps me sane during tense shoots and he's the one who reminds me to remove my lens cap. He can also shoot some awesome images, including otherworldly infrared photos -- you can find those in the Art Prints for Sale gallery and in the Glamour gallery.
Jayme went to A&M also but we didn't meet until after college while working for the same newspaper.
Jayme continued his photographic education at Texas State University where he studied and continues to study fine art photography. I send him on our product assignments and other jobs that I think fit his talent -- including glamour and events.
When he isn't at the University or chasing after me, he's also hard at work on a book that many of you Texans would love to get hold of. Visit his Chicken Ranch page at http://www.jaymeblaschke.com
This is Calista, my assistant and my first born. She comes to me for money on a continuous basis so I put her to work. She'll mostly likely be the one in charge of my equipment during family photo sessions. She knows a lot about using a reflector to catch the light and positioning my off camera lighting. She's also my saving grace with young children and can get a smile out of even the shiest little ones. They love her for the rubber chicken she dances with and the fruit snacks she hands out at the end.
What people are saying about Lisa:
"Can't wait to get the photos in - you did such amazing work. I've told several people that you didn't just take pictures - you created art. Absolutely gorgeous!"
- Michelle - Bride
"You're an awesome photographer that gave me some AMAZING shots! It was my honor to work with you. Thank you again for a wonderful shoot and amazing pictures!"
"I'm stressing about a lot planning this wedding but one thing I haven't stressed about is photography."
- Nella, bride
"Lisa on Location did a phenomenal job photographing my family. She met us where we wanted to be, my kids had a great time and it showed in the photos. She caught the essence of my angels and her pictures tug at my heartstrings. Thanks Lisa, you're awesome!"
-Marie, mother of 3
"Lisa is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is a talented photographer who puts you at ease and makes you feel as though you are working with her instead of for her. She is very, very professional and easy-to-talk-to. I look forward to every photo shoot with her whether I'm posing or helping!!! She IS my favorite photographer to work with - my photographer of choice. :)"
- Sarah, model
"Thank you so much for everything Lisa. I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Everyone that has seen the pictures says such wonderful things. I can't wait to get the cd in the mail! I'll also pass your name on to any one I know that needs a photographer. Thanks again Lisa! You're wonderful!
"I had all my pics done by Lisa and Jayme -- from our engagment pics to trash the dress. They are so fun to work with and honest and most of all, patient! I would recomend them to anyone, and girls remember, if you want to trash your dress, it is a blast! Always remember, have fun and most of all it is just a dress!"
Lisa's Recommended Vendors
Boulder Springs Special Events Center
The Faust Hotel
Corridor Limousine Services
PhotoLinks - The Photography Network
New Braunfels, Texas Photographers
listed in Decidio.com
Wedding Photography Finder.com