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Prom {Friendswood, Texas Photographer}

I love prom! It holds such special memories for me from my own junior and senior years in high school. Though I have quickly found that larger schools “do” prom completely different than small Texas panhandle towns! One of the dancers that my daughter has adopted as a sister was a senior this year – she and her mom invited me along to be their personal paparazzi  and I LOVED it! I hope to have the opportunity to photograph more prom-goers next year! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My sweet daughter and her bestie tagged along with me to take pictures. They couldn’t wait to dress up and join in on the fun! We played prom all night and all day the next day! I hope these girls never forget the fun they  had that night!!

 

 

 

 

And just for fun… lets throw it waaayyyy back, all the way to 2000; my own Senior Prom!!!

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Click Family {Friendswood Family Photographer}

I absolutely adore this family! Laurie and I met during our first semester of nursing school and it has been such an honor to capture so many special memories! I look forward to many family sessions to come! Miss Olivia is beautiful – parenthood looks perfect on you two!

 

 

 

 

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Tristan Cull {Friendswood, Tx Fresh 48}

Meet the newest employee of Maddie Dean Photography. He joined our group on Thursday, May 7 at 4:09 PM. He tipped the scales at a whopping 9 lbs 2 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. His family absolutely adores him – can’t imagine why! Just look at that sweet face!!

(interested in your own Fresh 48 session? Contact me! I’d love to capture this special time for your family!!)

 

 

 

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Birthday Boy {Cypress Child Photographer}

Does this boy not just have the best smile? If you recognize him, its because his sweet face was just on my blog in November – I hope to share his giggles for many sessions to come! Happy birthday kiddo, hope 2 treats you well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Helloo?? Anyone There?

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.

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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 :)

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Perfect Princess {Dickinson Newborn Photographer}

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!!

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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…

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Proud to be a GLEEK!

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….)

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Birthday Girl {League City, Tx Photographer}

Miss Priss wasn’t too crazy about having to take any pictures outside – she simply wanted to be left alone to explore. But as soon as we move indoors and put a cake down, her entire attidude did a giant flip! She LOVED the cake and scooped it into her little mouth like it was the last sweet she’d ever get! She was absolutely precious. I have been photographing her since she was a newborn – it is such an honor to grow with my clients! This little sweetie will have a new brother this summer and I’m looking forward to photographing them together!

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I ♥ Faces – Yellow

I was so excited to see this weeks theme for I Heart Faces pop up on Facebook tonight! I knew the perfect picture. Last month I was running typical Mommy errands and found a beautiful field of yellow wild flowers. That weekend, after nap time, I snatched up my daughter and headed to the field. She was less-than-thrilled,  but I snapped anyways. Turns out, it was a good thing that I did as just 3 days later the city mowed the fields down. I literally had tears in my eyes. I was angry that they could do that. You see, this dress that my daughter has on will never fit again. It’s not just any yellow dress. It belonged to her GiGi (my Mom) and it was made my my Mom’s Aunt Sarah, my namesake. So, the dress is roughly 57 years old. (My mother keeps EVERYTHING!) The doll that is hidden is also special. It is made from a pillow case that my Dad’s grandmother hand tatted – so it’s easily 80 – 90 years old. I was just sick that this is the only shot I got. At the same time, I love it. It is truly priceless to me. I really need to get on the ball and have it printed and hung, just need to figure out where! So, here’s my entry for week #21!

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You are what you wear {Friendswood Portrait Photographer}

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:

Brand New
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.

Matching
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.

Stressful
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:

Feels Good.
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.

Looks Good.
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.

Makes Sense.
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).

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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

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