I met this sweet family at a hidden gem in east Austin last month. When we got started, little brother wasn’t really feeling having this picture taken. I really appreciated how calm and collected mom and dad stayed even though he was resisting. Unfortunately getting upset with an uncooperative child is a quick way to get zero authentic smiles. Keeping things fun and playful is the best way to get everyone warmed up to the camera!
There is something so special about a couple expecting their first baby. The excitement, anticipation, and imagination of what is to come is palpable. I had the pleasure of photographing these two on a warm weekday evening, and magic was in the air! We were even blessed with some surprise flowers despite the dry summer.
It’s full on summer here in Austin, TX, with temps reaching the 100’s. I met up with this fun couple a few weeks ago to help celebrate their recent engagement with a photoshoot. These two steamed it up right from the first shot! Their sweet one-eyed pup was there to join in the action as well. Here are some favs from our shoot.
A few weeks ago I had two shoots scheduled for the weekend, which is something I rarely do given our own busy family schedule. One of the shoots was for a gal who was meeting her siblings and parents in Austin (everyone coming from out of town for a graduation). Given their tight schedule I really wanted to make it work, so we put a sunrise session down. Even with the early start time, this big bunch came ready for some action! Here are some favorites from our playful shoot.
I was so excited to hear earlier this year that this sweet little family was expecting a baby girl. It’s just so fun watching my client-families grow! I can’t wait to see their precious baby in a few months, as well as how big brother handles the new arrival (that one can be tricky!). Here are a few favorites from our mini shoot. Enjoy!
I was very excited to meet these two at Sekrit Theater for a maternity shoot a few weeks ago. This sweet couple absolutely glows with their excitement for the pending birth of their son, and it was such a pleasure to see them again after shooting their birth announcement earlier this year. This dreamy setting also didn’t disappoint! Here are some favorites from our shoot.
Last weekend I met this sweet family at the north-Austin home they moved into a month ago. They’ve been having a blast exploring the nearby trails, so they wanted to capture their family there. I’d never been to the site before, which can be tricky since I typically need to scout locations ahead of time. But Dad did an excellent job thinking things through, and he even sent me pictures from his morning hike! I didn’t realize quite what I was getting into – we literally hoofed it for 45 minutes into the woods! There were some lovely little nooks along the way, and these kids seemed right at home. Here are some favorites from our shoot.
The newest addition to this sweet little family made a dramatic entrance into this world, with a serious fever scare and stay in the NICU. Thank God everyone is doing well now!
Newborn shoots are some of my favorite. Parents are beaming, siblings are bright eyed and curious, and then there is that adorable new born! This little guy gave me lots of beautiful gazes, which is one of the reasons I like doing these shoots at a month or two old (rather than a few days old). Here are some favorites from our time together.
I recently had the joy of taking some portraits for two sweet friends who my husband and I met in a parents therapy group almost six years ago. She and her husband were there mourning the loss of their twin boys. At the time, they were praying that God would bless them with more children. And boy did He! This was the first time for me to meet their daughters, and it was so wonderful to see their boistrous little family in action.
The memory of their sons is alive and well within their family as well as outside it, as they continue to do amazing things with March of Dimes in their memory. And what a comfort it is to know that they will be a family of seven in Heaven for eternity!
Tristan and Sawyer, you are so loved and always remembered.