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Remember I said I was so far behind in posting? Well, I wasn’t kidding! This precious little boy is now SIX MONTHS OLD!! Â I still want to show him off on here! He was simply a doll (and still is!) I have been photographing his family since his sweet sister was the same age! Actually, I was in the room when he was welcomed into this world. It was such a honor to be part of his birth. I can’t wait to continue photographing him as he grows into a handsome young man! But first, some newborn yumminess!!
And this is my all-time favorite newborn image so far!! LOVE it!
Soo, I am incredibly behind on my blog. Wow, that may just be the understatement of the year!
I have to be honest, I couldn’t even log-in without requesting my new password. Pretty sad huh?
I’ve been busy. Busy with pictures. Busy with School. Busy with family. Busy with work (Nurse-y work).
But, I’m slowly digging myself out – and I have about a bazillion posts lined up. Okay, that’s probably exaggerating, a bit. But I am trying to catch up since I have some beautiful faces that haven’t seen blog love!
So, I promise to be better.
Starting. Right. Now.
Ok, I feel like I should explain that first picture. It’s often said that you can tell a lot about parents by looking at their kids. Well, I told my monkeys to kiss, because sweet sibling-pictures-in-bluebonnets are a requirement in this part of Texas…. What you see is what I got. Without saying a word, this image must say that these kiddos have two parents that adore each other
This sweet little girl was an absolute DOLL for her session. Once she settled into a deep sleep, she was out. Big brother was busy watching Lion King, and she didn’t even care!! She *almost* makes me want another sweet little girl… her lips just melted me. I’ll be honest here, there are sometimes that photographing a newborn makes my ovaries ache. I love the smell of a newborn, their sweaky little squaks and ohhh, their soft skin just makes me want to kiss them all over. There is something so sweet about them – truly one of life’s miracles! And the BEST part, I get to capture that goey sweetness on film for their family to remember for years to come. They don’t stay small and sleepy long – so each of these images will hold this sweet memory for a lifetime. What an honor!! So, thank you so much Y family for allowing me into your home during this new season – it was an honor!!
Look at this precious little girl…. See how she’s curled up and in a deep sleep? That’s the beauty of photographing a newborn early in their life. This is how she grew in her mom for 9 months, so this pose is perfectly comfortable for her. I recommend scheduling a session under 10 days of age to capture sweet looks like this…
This sweet little man belongs to my life-long best friend and just melts my heart! And if his chubby rolls don’t make you smile too… well, there is something wrong! I was able to photograph his mom and dad while they were expecting, his birth, his newborn pictures and now he’s SIX MONTHS!! Wow – time is flying!! We’re keeping our fingers crossed that I can get his one year portraits while I’m home for Thanksgiving! I just can’t get over his eyes! And doesn’t he look just like his Daddy. Amanda & John – than you again for letting me shoot you sweet little boy – I just love him!!! And Jackson, you’re a doll, but really – slow down! No sense growing up so fast!!
If you’re like me, you and 8 million other people have fallen in love with this hit TV series from FOX. I admit, I didn’t watch from the begining. My friend David posted a link to their “Somebody to Love” video on Facebook. I bet I watched it 2 dozen times – each time in awe. It wasn’t long before I sat at my computer and watched every episode I had missed – I was hooked. Maybe it’s because I was a choir geek (and band nerd) in High School? I love a good musical. I think it’s witty (I must admit, I think Coach Sylvester is one of my favorites!) I just love this show! A loyal fan here!!
Back in February I entered my name into a contest, to win a GLEE viewing party pack from FOX. Well, I never win anything so imagine my surpise when I received and email that I had WON!! I was getting a party pack that would arrive just in time for the infamous MADONNA episode! I was super excited (albiet stressed – I was still in school!) My amazing, wonderful, fantastic husband (yes, I’m hoping he reads this) really jumped in and helped make it happen. Our house was a wreck – well, it looked like a nursing student lived here! We were told last minute that our local FOX affiliate would be showing up to party with us – and to film!! We really had to kick it into high gear. My dear friend Lynzey made the cupcakes – aren’t they the coolest? We had a great time, though FOX ended up standing us up for another winner – I suspect it was on the basis of distance from the studios. Oh well, it was still fun! Just wanted to share a few pictures!! Want to know a secret, I’m wearing my GLEE shirt as I type this.
Hope you enjoy the party pics (only 2 months later….)
I can hardly believe that I’m able to have this sale!! It seems like this year can’t be over yet!! But it is, and in just 12 days I will GrAdUaTe!!!! YEAH!!!!!! So while I’m bogged down with final exams this next week, I wanted to have a awesome sale to show appreciation to my equally awesome clients, both present and future! Don’t miss out on these amazing opportunites – they won’t last long (ends May 11) and they likely won’t come around again for a lloongg time, if ever!!!! My insane stress load has made me temporarily loose my mind!! So enough babble – here’s the deal!!!
Maternity / Newborn Special – $200.00
Book your newborn session before May 11, to take place ANYTIME in 2010, and receive a complimentary maternity session & 24 custom designed 5×7 birth announcements!! I adore babies – their sweet smell, their adorable wrinkels and their sweet peaceful sleep – let me capture this fleeting moment for you to have forever to cherish.
Beach Session – $200.00
Book your family beach session before May 11, to take place before October 1, and receive your session fee back as a print credit. That essentially makes your session free!!
Birthday Bash – $200.00
Book your child’s first birthday session before May 11, to take place ANYTIME in 2010, and receive the session, a cake and a 12×12 gallery mount storyboard!
Child Mini Session – $150.00
Book a mini session with up to 3 siblings before May 11, to take place ANYTIME in 2010, and receive 1 mini album and 1 digital image.
~ The fine print ~
Session must be booked before 9 AM on Tuesday, May 11 (my GRADUATION day!!) A session is considered booked only after payment has been completed.
The special is not retro-active, good for new appointments only.
All prints are regular price.
No substitutions alowed.
Newborn & 1st yr session good until December 31, 2010
Beach session must take place before October 1, 2010
Travel Fee applies for sessions greater than 30 miles from 77546
Session fees are non-refundable. Rescheduling is permitted with proper advance notice.
Beach sessions will take place in the Galveston area, unless you want to fly me to white sand & crystal blue water. Cancun would be a nice choice
Go get more information or to reserve your special, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832-368-0278.
You are what you wear.
A little cliché? Perhaps. But when it comes to portrait photography, clothing plays a huge role in the success of the finished product.
Before we get going – let’s be clear what you’re clothing does NOT need to be:
I’m down with your favorite ripped jeans, retro band T’s, and worn converse shoes – as long as you know how to rock them in your own fabulous style.
Fancy-Schmancy and Uber-Expensive
Unless it’s your thing (If it’s really your thing, then by all means baby, bring on the bling). If you’re not normally a dress-up kind of person, don’t feel like you have to be one for your session.
No need to focus on matching everything from the color of your fuchsia headbands to the stripes in your socks. In fact, I beg of you, please, please don’t. If you’re heart is set on everyone in white button downs and khaki pants, I’m probably not your girl.
No need to worry about each and every item, or fret about the suitability of each accessory. This is supposed to be fun. If you’re unsure – call me, and together, we’ll make sure you look fabulous. I promise.
I want you to be happy, thrilled, over the moon about your images, and I know that this is much more likely if we take the time and work together to help you choose clothing that fits these few simple rules:
During your shoot you could be sitting in a pile on the grass having a tickle battle, rolling down a hill with your fiancé, throwing your kiddos in the air or climbing a tree. Wear clothing that lets you do all that (and more) comfortably.
As for the kids? Well…uncomfortable kids have a tendency to look…uncomfortable, and are often cranky to boot. Happy kids make for happy pictures.
Bottom Line: Don’t choose outfits that make any of you feel constrained, stiff, itchy, scratchy, like you’re dressed up for Halloween, or that leave you with a nagging worry that a button might pop if you bend the wrong way. Trust me.
This can be tricky, looking good is totally subjective – right? If you’re not a Carrie Bradshaw fashionista in real life, you might want to pull in some extra help from a straight-talking friend or your trusty photographer (that would be me) who knows about such things and has plans in place to help.
Sometimes last year’s of-the-moment dress has already become hopelessly untrendy. Sometimes the current fashions just don’t look or feel like you. Sometimes outfits that look good in the mirror might not be ideally suited for photography. If you’re really looking for extra help, I can put you in touch with some incredible folks who make people look good for a living.
Bottom Line: If you don’t feel fabulous-fierce-take-on-the-world gorgeous in your outfit, you’re not going to love, love, love the end result – and I’m all about you love, love, loving the end result.
Here’s where we pull it all together. It’s not just enough that everyone look good and feel good – you’ve gotta look and feel good together AND the outfits should fit with your location and the desired mood for your portraits.
Glup. That seems like a lot, doesn’t it? (quick – revisit #4 in the top list, and remember, don’t stress).
Before you even begin figuring out your wardrobe, we’ll have an in depth consultation to narrow down what you really want for your pictures, choose the perfect location and make sure you have an understanding about how that all comes together in the finished photograph. I’m with you every step of the way.
Bottom Line: It’s easier than it seems.Think twice about having Emma in a lace prom dress if you can’t get Tommy out of his spider man cape and favorite Star Wars pajama top. If we’re going to be running around in a park, you’ll likely not decide to wear your starched Sunday best. Hate the way stripes and plaids look together but Dad has his favorite stripped polo ready to go? Best steer mom away from her beloved family tartan. Easy-Peasy. [unless Mom is really attached to that tartan, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it).
If you’re still not certain, and you can’t decide between the yellow wrap dress with your red heels or your dark skinny jeans and purple belted shirt – I’ve got good news. You don’t have to decide. Bring lots of options. Heck – throw your whole wardrobe into the back of the car. When we get to the session we’ll wing it all with fabulous results. Trust me.
Now take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Imagine how blow-everyone-away-fabulous-ready-for-America’s-Next-Top-Model you’re all going to look in those pictures….
Can you see it yet? I totally can. OMG, you look INCREDIBLE!
I can’t wait for your session.
used with permission from Janette LaBlanc
I’m excited to be able to participate in the I Heart Faces challenge this week. I’ve only starting playing with textures and I can already tell that I have a new-found love!! This sweet baby boy belongs to my bestfriend and as I was proofing her gallery, it just spoke to me. It screamed out for special texture. Honestly, it’s the first time I’ve done something like this on a client’s image – and I think I’m hooked! I hope you all enjoy!