Studio Laurge LLC: Blog en-us (C) Studio Laurge LLC [email protected] (Studio Laurge LLC) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT Studio Laurge LLC: Blog 120 120 David's Senior Portraits A photo collection that is close to our hearts and reminds us of why we do what we do – our son’s Senior Portraits.  Each image evokes a different emotion or memory of the past – times that we will forever cherish.  We spent a lovely morning at the beach with some help from an old friend who was gracious enough to bring her dog, Lola.  Our son’s school mascot is a bulldog and we were very excited about the opportunity to incorporate Lola into the session.   We were able to capture raw moments of our son that illustrate how he is becoming a fine young man.  It has been an amazing journey with many laughs and a few tears, but we are so grateful to have him in our lives and we look forward to what the future holds.  We are so very proud!  A special thank you to Shawnna, Rudy and Lola!   

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Local Photographer's Work Goes to International Exhibition 2014 JourneyJourney

Local Photographer's Work Goes to International Exhibition
Jorge Castillo of Studio Laurge is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

Houston, TX  August 9, 2014—A photograph created by Jorge Castillo of Studio Laurge in Houston has recently been accepted into the General Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2014 International Photographic Competition. Castillo’s work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee Feb. 1-3, 2015. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.

A panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 918 (roughly 18 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" book by Marathon Press.

Titled "Journey," Castillo’s photograph will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.

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[email protected] (Studio Laurge LLC) Competition Journey PPA Profesional Photographers of America Studio Laurge Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:54:29 GMT
Class of 2014 Raising four boys is no easy task for any parent, and that included my dear parents.  My mother was a homemaker so she endured most of the burden.  My father was a craftsman and spent much of his time out of the home, working hard.


My two older brothers – who are twins but look nothing alike – are three years older than me.  My younger brother came into our lives a lot later, seven years to be exact.  Perhaps he was an “antibiotic baby.”  I’ll never know for sure for I dare not ask my mom because I still enjoy chewing my food.


It is said that the older you get, the faster time flies by.  To be honest, I don’t remember much of my little brother until he was about in middle school.  We all grew up so quick and got rowdier as the years continued.  There was constant chaos in a house full of boys.  We did a lot of things that my parents weren’t proud of at times, but I think we’ve made for it and my little brother did it in a big way. He recently graduated from college with a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.  He has completed another chapter in his life and is about to embark on a new one.  We wish him all the luck in the world as he pursues his lifelong dream of joining the law-enforcement community.


My mom has been through a lot in recent years and typically declines to engage in social activities.  Her focus is strictly aimed at my sick father.  But my brother’s graduation was indeed a special moment for her and there was no way she would miss seeing her youngest child walk across the stage and shake hands with the Dean.  She sat at the edge of her chair with much anticipation, and as his name came across the speaker system, she gave a tiny smile – she was proud of her boy.  We all were.



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[email protected] (Studio Laurge LLC) Houston boys class of 2014 graduate graduation proud mom Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:05:42 GMT
Chappell Hill One of the perks of living in the great state of Texas, or as many refer to as the great country of Texas, is the beautiful hillsides immersed in gorgeous wildflowers.  The most extraordinary blossom, of course, is the state flower, the bluebonnet.   During the spring time, the roadsides along the highways are crowded with cars – the occupants have pulled over in an attempt to take family pictures in beautiful natural settings.  The Beltran family had long been anticipating this moment and contacted us earlier in the year, as they too wanted portraits among the wildflowers.  Once spring arrived, we (Laura + Jorge) took a short trip to Chappell Hill – a small city located northwest of Houston – to confirm that the bluebonnets were in full bloom.  Upon arrival, we were greeted with endless seas of blue sparkles against green backgrounds – we knew it was perfect.  After our confirmation, we contacted the Beltran family and they immediately scheduled a shoot.  A few weeks later we took the short trip back to Chappell Hill and captured some amazing images of a beautiful family in spectacular scenes, in the beautiful hillsides of our grand state of Texas.

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