I recently met a sweet family at one of my favorite natural spots in Austin for family portraits. 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!
Recently I had the pleasure of photographing one of the tiniest of Texans, sweet baby Annabelle. Her brother Gaines was very excited about the new arrival, and even enthusiastically crashed Dad’s photos by hopping up on his shoulders to admire his baby sister from above! Here are some favorites from our little shoot. Welcome to Texas Annabelle, I have a feeling you’re going to like it here!
We celebrated our daughter’s first birthday this weekend with friends, meatballs and guacamole, and of course cupcakes! When it came time for our little lady’s cake, she came ready to smash away! She and her chair were covered in icing when it was over.
My husband, aka. Paco de la Familia, is really serious about music. We have a room dedicated to his records collected over 25 years that span funk, soul, jazz, house, and many other genres across decades. He pretty much always has one earbud in his ear as he searches for new musical tracks that stand the test of time. His party, Family Affair, is a celebration of not only of all-vinyl music, but of family (kids joined in from 4-8p), friends, great food, and all around good vibes! This was the second Family Affair party he hosted, this time along with the talented Leonard Trujillo from San Antonio. Decorations were over the top, and the food, top notch sound set-up, and music selections did not disappoint! I only had my camera out for a short while, but here are some images from the party.
The Christmas season brings on a whole new meaning to family photography. So many great opportunities to make and capture memories. In particular, the decorative lights create a wonderland for photographers, as their twinkle rarely disappoints when captured in the background as beautiful bokeh (out of focus light)!
This party, thrown by my husband and talented DJ Paco, was many months (arguably years) in the making. He wanted to create something different, where he and partners could play truly unique music where every record would “stand on it’s own”. We started early so that the kids could join in on the music fun as well. Sahara Lounge was perfect with it’s rustic back patio. The kids absolutely loved the lollipops and bubbles too!