This little fam just melts my heart. We go way back, and it’s always such a pleasure to do photo sessions for friends. Life is so busy, and it can be hard to get together. This has been a great way to catch up with those friends, and see how their little ones have grown! I did little sister’s newborn pictures a year ago. After having two boys, the family decided to make the gender of number three a surprise, and I was SO excited to hear that it was a girl (everyone really should have at least one of each IMO)!! Here are some favorites from sister’s first bday outdoor socially-distanced shoot.
I’ve had the pleasure of getting some snaps of this lovely bunch (who are our close friends) on a number of occasions over the last few years, and it’s so fun to watch their littles grow. I also get to see their favorite images on their walls when I come over which is a plus :). We were lucky enough to get some nice fall colors at our recent shoot, which isn’t always a given in Austin Texas. Here are some of my personal favorites.
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 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 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.
With the weather starting to cool, our little family headed west to the charming town of Wimberley, Texas. We staid at Montesino ranch, which is an active farm while also hosting guests and weddings. When we first arrived, the kids headed towards the beautiful garden. A man there introduced himself to our son as Farmer John, and promptly showed him how to pull a carrot from the ground. He was delighted to see what was at the end of those green tops! After that we couldn’t keep him out the garden (luckily Farmer John didn’t seem to mind). There’s nothing like some time in the wide-open outdoors to really help you slow down and enjoy what’s right in front of you.