“Though she be but little, she is fierce” – William Shakespeare
This adorable little family was a joy to shoot, particularly since they are friends of mine. This Shakespeare quote came to mind while I was editing their images. Their daughter’s bold gaze is just mesmerizing! When I took the last shot below I was afraid the backlight would spoil it, but it turned out to be my favorite from the gallery. Those blue eyes and pale skin, she’s such a beauty isn’t she?!
Last year my sister and I started a tradition of a cousin photoshoot to give our parents a photo collage for Christmas. With streamers and cupcakes as props (and who doesn’t love both?!), we ended up with some classic shots. Of course their Gigi and Papa loved their gift!
I feel very blessed this year for the opportunity to help a number of families with their holiday portraits. This was my second time to shoot this sweet bunch, and their little guy definitely came ready for his close up! I can’t believe how much he’s grown up in the few short months since I did his first-birthday shots.
I met up with this sweet family recently on a very chilly Sunday afternoon. Actually, it was down right freezing! I personally left my coat behind in favor of a white shirt – wearing white can help throw a little light on your subjects which can be helpful on a cloudy day. Needless to say, I was chattering by the end of our session! These two little dudes were good sports though, still managing some smiles despite the overcast, wintery weather.
If you’ve ever visited Austin, you know that one of our town’s signature areas is South Congress. It’s a funky mix of old (think Lucy’s in Disguise Costumes) and new (think boutique hotel San Jose) like so much of Austin is. I met a dear (and very talented baker) friend and her family for some fun portraits, and this area didn’t disappoint! After stopping here, be sure to check out her amazing and delicious cookie creations on insta!
I recently met a sweet family at one of my favorite natural spots in Austin. It has been a record fall for rain in central Texas, so I knew the creek would probably be up. I was not prepared for what we found though – a literal river off a ledge that is normally dry! It was quite a sight. Luckily this family was up for a little water play and didn’t mind the puddles. We even got some hints of fall thanks to some sycamore trees at the water’s edge.
Photographing littles is one of my favorite parts of photography. Those innocent gazes and big curious eyes are mezmorizing. I had the pleasure of photographing this little guy and his sweet parents in celebration of his first birthday. The classic smash cake of course made an appearance in our session, although instead of hands this little guy planted his heel into it. Hey, it’s his party right?! I’m sure it was still quite tasty from the look on this face. 😉
A dear old friend recently contacted me about a session for her family. Our friendship actually goes back to 5th grade, many girl scout camping trips, marching band, and even freshman year of college (we were roommates)! It was wonderful to meet her sweet family and hard to imagine how much life has passed since we last saw each other! Here are some favorites from our shoot.
With their daughter’s first birthday right around the corner, I met this sweet little family to capture some fun images of them together. As a mother of two myself, I certainly have a special place in my heart for one-year-old’s and birthday celebrations!! The shoot of course wasn’t complete with out a cake to mash those precious little hands into. I think it’s safe to say she enjoyed it ;). Happy birthday little lady!
A sweet friend and neighbor of ours recently had her third baby, a little girl she and her husband named Emma. Like our family, their first daugther was called to Heaven far too soon. That sort of loss is so unbearable at the time, but as the months and then years go on, baby-loss mamas are often able to move past the grief and take comfort in knowing their child is still a part of their family, and that they will be reunited in Heaven. I was so happy to hear that after a sweet red-headed son, they were blessed with another little girl. In those somber moments after their loss, it was God’s promise to their family. Praise Him!