If you knew this little girl, you would agree that it was easy to sum her up in three words...
Full of Joy!
Not only is she precious and sassy all at the same time, but she truly radiates joy. I had so much fun following her around at her five year old session and simply letting her personality take over. Thank you, Sophia Ann for bringing a smile to my face every time I work with you!
As if throwing a birthday party for someone you love isn't enough fun already, imagine throwing one for your baby girls FIRST BIRTHDAY! Sweet Eleigh was loved on by so many friends and family that came to celebrate her first year of life at the Dallas Arboretum. Talk about a garden party! Her mom worked so hard to make sure every detail was perfect (and I mean perfect). The parties theme and decorations were inspired by a beloved Beaufort Bonnet outfit that Eleigh wore for the party. From the outfit, to the invitations, hand painted signs, sweets, monogrammed bar, and matching cookies, it was all beyond dreamy! Thank you, Jada, for asking me to photograph your birthday girls special day!
Whether you are a first time mom or a mom of several, having a newborn can be stressful. That's why I love doing newborn lifestyle sessions in the comfort of your own home. You have everything you might possible need for yourself, siblings and your sweet little babe. If the baby spits up on dad...he can change. If brother needs a snack or some bribing...you can run to the pantry. If baby needs a burp cloth...the nursery is right around the corner.
Having a session in your own home takes away so much of the stress. It allows you to sit back and relax while I do the work to capture your family and newest little blessing. The pictures are always more special as well because they have been taken in your favorite place...HOME!
World, meet sweet baby Kate!
Mini sessions are a great way to get updated pictures of your children or family throughout the year. Typically I steer away from themed mini sessions, but this year I decided to try a little something new and I'm so glad I did. Despite some crazy weather and a lot of flexible clients (thank you), these 4th of July themed mini's turned out to be a hit! With hints of traditional and fun, these patriotic, summer themed minis ended up being so fun! Happy 4th! Here's a sneak peek from one of my favorites!
If you're interested in fall mini's for Christmas cards, email me quick because I only have three spots left!!
These precious kids are an absolute JOY to work with every time I get to see them.
They are: 1) adorable 2) comfortable with the camera 3) not afraid to have fun
I love their sweet smiles and precious bare feet. Each has a strong personality that shines through in a fun and unique way. Oh, Lytle children, thanks for letting me capture you so well!
After having to spend a little extra time at the hospital in the NICU, this family and I were both happy to welcome home sweet baby Walter for his newborn session. His two big sisters were so proud of their new baby brother. Thank you, Ballard family for inviting me into your home to capture your precious boy!
Do you want to know what happens when you mix puppies, pjs, cookies and a dance party?? Well...you end up with the most fun loving pictures you've ever seen! I love that this momma simply let her kids be kids and allowed me to capture every minute. From puppy licks, to stealing mommas sunglasses, to jumping on the swings, and let's be honest...CHASING PUPPIES, this family was so fun to capture. Thank you Jacob's family for letting me be apart.
Before I begin...let me just preface this session by saying love is in the air! This sweet couple is soon to tie the knot and I couldn't be more excited for them. They had the most dreamy engagement session and made it so easy and fun for me to capture this sweet season for them. Their outfit choices fit the location perfectly. They even showcased their absolute LOVE for all things Disney at the end when they changed into special Disney shirts. So fun. I've photographed Alexa's family for several years now, and look forward to continuing to photograph the future MARTINEZ FAMILY! Alexa and Ryan, I am so excited for you two come September!
When people make a special effort to coordinate an extended family session, it truly is a treasure. There's just something special about getting multiple generations together to document your family legacy. It is so beautiful to be able to capture the different relationships between siblings, aunts & uncles, cousins, immediate family, grandparents, and grandchildren. Extended family sessions are truly an heirloom for the whole family. Gainey family, you were beyond a pleasure to work with!
I cannot believe this sweet baby boy will be one come this fall. Oh, how time flies! Jackson had the most precious nursery and was swooned over nonstop by his mommy and daddy the entire session. His four legged friend, Lexi, was also keeping a close eye on her new baby brother and was tempted to give him a few kisses along the way. Krakauer family, thank you for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture Jackson's first few days at home!
Oh, how I love Spring! The flowers are starting to bloom, the greens are rich and luscious, and there are signs of new life all around. I loved my session with Everly celebrating her first year of life. I can hardly believe it has already been a year since I did her newborn session. One thing that made this session extra special were all of the little details weaved throughout. Everly's little white dress was once a dress her momma wore, the rocking chair she held on too also belonged to her mom, and the quilted blanket she sat on was sewn by her grandmother. I love when sessions get to incorporate so much meaning behind them. Sweet Everly, you are beautiful! Happy first year of life, precious girl!
The Earnhart family couldn't have been any sweeter. May I also say, their kids were absolutely adorable. Each time I stopped to grab another picture of the kids, I felt like I was capturing Little Red Riding Hood and the most dapper looking boy. This year, the Earnhart's wanted something different for their family pictures and chose a more modern location which was so fun for me. Earnhart family, it was a pleasure!
I have a confession...If I'm being honest, blogging has always been one of the hardest things for me to do and find time for. Since I balance being a full time teacher, photographer, and wife, blogging seems to always fall at the end of my to do list. However, I truly love to feature all of the beautiful clients I get to meet and work with. That being said, I apologize for the tremendous lack of blogging I have done in the past, and assure you I am going be working on this in the near future :) For now, be ready to see some of the beautiful families and children I've been able to work with over the past few months.
One of the reasons why I love photography is developing relationships with clients. The Damon family was so kind to invite me over to their lovely house to do a comfortable lifestyle session. Lifestyle sessions are laid back as they take place in the comfort of your own home and allow your little ones to just "be." We quickly realized we had several mutual Baylor friends, and even shared the same wedding photographer, David and Luke Edmonson. Damon family, it was a treat!
Mini sessions are an easy and affordable way to get updated pictures of your family throughout the year. They are ideal for little ones you have a hard time sitting still for a long time, or who are growing up faster than you can believe. While a lot of photographers like to build custom sets or have certain themes for their mini sessions, I like the focus to be on the clients: their family and their kids. Make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter to be the first to know about any upcoming mini sessions. I still have one spot left for my upcoming Spring Minis if you are interested, and will be sending out info soon for another special mini coming up this Spring. Sign up below, and enjoy some sweet images from my a few of my Fall minis this year.
The Allen's were one of the sweet families I was able to work with during my mini sessions this year. While I knew their mom and oldest daughter, I didn't know them very well. It was so much fun getting to spend some one on one time with them and their precious girls. Aren't they an adorable family?
As if senior year isn't fun enough, the idea of graduating is even better. Being a senior is such an exciting time. It's finally time to spread your wings, meet new friends, pursue your dreams all while having a blast. I'm so excited for what you have ahead of you, Caitlin! If you're a 2017 senior, I'd love to squeeze you in for an early Spring session before you graduate!
Since I have more clients than availability, I'm doing everything I can to squeeze everyone in. I've decided to add ONE more slot to my mini session this Saturday, October 1st. Email me for more details or to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
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As if birthday parties weren't enough fun to begin with, imagine going to one with real life My Little Ponies. I loved following around this birthday girl and capturing her on her special day. Sessions like this prove why investing in all seasons & events of life matters. Her mommy & daddy got to sit back and watch their birthday girl have fun, while I captured all of the little details. They will NEVER forget the smile on their little girls face this day. Happy birthday, Julia!