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 had the pleasure of photographing a lovey couple at one of my favorites spots earlier this month. There was a gentle calmness between these two expecting parents, and mama was absolutely glowing! It was a warm, quiet evening at the greenbelt, and here are some images from our sunset shoot.
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.
“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.