Last year the theme was "pj's and puppies." This year it was "boots and ballgowns!" I love the ideas and spunk this family brings to their session each and every year! I can't wait to see what's in store for next year!
All this momma wanted for Mother's Day were some sweet pictures of her family, and I was thrilled to be a part of making this happen!
This dear family is no longer a family of three, but of four. I had the privilege of photographing their newest treasure, another healthy baby boy just a few short weeks ago. While I was catching up on blogging tonight, I realized I had never shared these images from (the now big brother's) first birthday session. Barrentine family, we love doing life with you all!
This sweet Mr. & Mrs. to be couldn't resist taking some last minute pictures before the big day without their favorite fur baby and I sure didn't mind it at all. Now a congratulations is in order to the new Mr. & Mrs. Cook!
From engagements to bridals, she was all around beautiful. Congratulations to the newly married, Mrs. Martinez!
Sweet baby Carter it was a joy to photograph you. Your two big sisters were so proud of you, and your mom and dad were pretty smitten as well. What a treasure you are to this sweet family! You've got a great "Team" around you, buddy!
What do you do when the entire family is in town from all over the world (literally), it's 20 degrees outside, raining, and you only have one chance to do family pictures? Well, you get creative! Oh, how I loved this session. While this family grew up in Dallas, they were currently in the process of doing a complete rebuild on their old property and starting from scratch. Although we had planned for another location, the weather forced us in a different direction. We finally decided to go back to their roots and shoot in the frame of their parents new home. Coats and Starbucks were welcome! It was such a sweet session, and proves that not every session has to be what you call "picture perfect."
Also, if you don't already know about the store Bradbury Lane in Richardson, you need to visit. It just so happens to be the beautiful lady in red's store.
You were a pleasure, Peters family!
Pink, pearls, bows, and ruffles. Little Isabelle couldn't have been any sweeter for her six month milestone pictures.
Over the years, I've learned that when working with kids it's important to not only work quickly, but also work WITH the kids and what they give you. If you have a little one, it's likely that at one point during the session your child will decide they are "over" pictures. That's when I love to step up my game and get creative. When you befriend the little ones during a session, it's amazing what you can get out of them. Their true smiles and personalities shine through. All of that to say, you'd never know that this little guy who seems to be full of smiles, only shared them with me for the first few minutes of the session. As a little doctor in the making, he wouldn't let go of his beloved bright red doctors kit. I love that these sweet parents let me take charge and trusted me to deliver. I love the smiles their son gave me, and that he proudly showed it off in one of the pictures below. Alperin family, you were a joy!
Welcome to the world, little Allie. You have a big sister and brother who are head over heels for you already.
Oh, how I love the precious Stephens family. It was such a treat to work with them on this chilly morning.
What's not to love about these beautiful newlyweds who couldn't resist to leave out their sweet pup, Portia, in their first round of family pictures.
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!