Let Her Eat Cake!

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!

Making the Leap

For the last several months I’ve been eyeing Canon’s website to snag one of their refurbished 5D Mark IV cameras.  This is the latest of their legendary 5D series that is used by a large majority of professional Canon shooters.  While my 6D has provided me with stellar image quality over the last year, I really wanted a better auto focus system (these kiddos move so fast!).  Turns out those refurbished cameras are actually new cameras returned from retailers because they don’t have the new c-log added (more of a video feature).  What a deal! I finally pulled the trigger, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

ps. Congrats to the Rankin family on their beautiful baby boy!!!  Thanks for letting me help capture all this sweetness.

 

A Promise Fulfilled

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!

 

 

Tiny Texan

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!

 

 

 

It’s A Family Affair

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.

A Family Affair: Party at Sahara Lounge

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!

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Red Bud Isle Park

Despite the sprinkles, we paid a visit to Red Bud Isle Park off Lake Austin Blvd to catch some more fall colors before they fade.  The cyprus there are a beautiful honey color, and the few sycamore are also looking a lovely shade or orange.  It was a bit muddy, so we’ll have to head back for a longer stay very soon!

 

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