Lukan Avery – 7 months and cuter than ever!

•24 August, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Tyler is a friend of mine from high school and his wife, Ann, and I have become very close friends. I was thrilled when she asked if I would take some photos of their incredibly adorable son, Lukan. I was blessed enough to love on this little guy the day after he was born (also my birthday!) and to play auntie until they moved to be closer to Ann’s family. I miss them all terribly. I have been rather remiss in getting these photos edited and ready to share. Having a baby will do that. BUT, Ann has been gracious enough to not hate me for it. So here they are, the long-awaited shots from Lukan’s 7 month shoot! I hope I’ll have the chance to continue taking photos for them, even if they ARE in a land far, far away. Love y’all! Enjoy.

Such an angelic face! What’s not to love?

A momma’s boy, in the very best way.

My favorite of the day.

Love those little hands and feet!

Thanks  for looking! Caleb’s newborn shoot to come!!!

Audrey’s Day at the Park

•17 June, 2010 • 1 Comment

As my ongoing project to expand my photographic horizons continued on, I was contacted by a great family looking to get some pictures of their 2yr old daughter that better captured her personality and how they see her rather than what comes of a quickie studio shoot. Perfect! Exactly what I’d been wanting to do. After a couple reschedules and crazy busy months, we finally were able to meet on a gorgeous day out at Hermann Park. So many wonderful options there for photos and plenty to keep a 2yr old happy. Plus, Audrey could hear the train the entire time, which was her reward for playing nice with the photographer. She did amazingly well and in about an hour we got some fun shots that I think better show a 2yr old in action and being herself than any studio sesh could. Enjoy and leave a bit o’ comment lovin’ if you are so inclined.

I don’t normally do the BW/color pop, but for once, I am enjoying how this one turned out!

Precious…

One of my favorites

Love this one!

Love those curly pigtails!

Loving the expression on her face

Look at those lashes. I think I see a little Hepburn in there. Classic beauty.

Finally on the TRAIN!

Ronda + Jeff = Cause for a great maternity shoot

•19 May, 2010 • 4 Comments

In the realm of expanding my portfolio and shooting opportunities I found a willing participant(s) to a maternity shoot. This is something VERY new for me since the vibe coming from engagements is much more romantically based, whereas maternity is a mix of excitement, capturing a baby bump at the right angles, a bit of romance, and a lot of experimentation! Ronda and Jeff decided to keep it personal and do the shoot at home. A great idea I recommend since not only is it convenient, but people are more comfortable in ‘their’ space and it shows in the photos. Also was great for Ronda so she could change and get in some bare belly shots, too! Ronda, thanks for inviting me into your beautiful home and trusting me with these precious memories. Enjoy and leave some lovin’ if you are so inclined!

Introducing Ainsley Ella – Newborn Model Extroidinaire

•24 March, 2010 • 4 Comments

I have recently started to expand my portfolio to include family photography. Since my own family is budding I have a growing interest in photographing babies, toddlers, and families. I have been fortunate enough to find some willing participants to be my guinea pigs as I step into the uncharted territory of family portraiture.

On behalf of Josh, Lesley, and Jaden, I am pleased to introduce to you, Miss Ainsley Ella Marie, photographed here at just 10 days old. Ainsley was a perfect model, opening her eyes and really connecting with the camera. This little one has got eye contact down! I hope Ainsley is just the first of many newborn and baby shoots to come. I absolutely loved this shoot and I am stoked to start doing more! Lesley, thank you for letting me photograph your newest addition as I step into this new frontier. I enjoyed the shoot and chatting with you the whole time as well!

My favorite baby toes….

Love this one with Lesley’s hand…Ainsley is so tiny!

Look at those eyes! Love this one!

Jaden loving on his baby sister

Love her expression here

Watch out, Tyra, this girl has ‘the look’ down!

Precious baby girl

Leave a bit o’ love and let me know what you think!

Julie & Wesley – Aggieland Wedding

•26 October, 2009 • 1 Comment

Julie & Wesley got married at the lovely Christ United Methodist Church in College Station, Texas. Julie actually met Wesley at that church in choir (she’s an alto, he’s a tenor…that’s right, altos are the BEST!). The new sanctuary there is just beautiful with a wonderful stained glass feature and tons of natural light. Definitely a great wedding and I enjoyed sharing the experience with them up close and personal! They are an amazing couple that truly loves and cherishes each other.

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Since the Bride and Groom met in choir I thought it would be fun to get some shots in the choir loft

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Likely my overall favorite!

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Yes, that is a queso fountain courtesy of the Bride’s brother who made it for her!

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My absolute favorite!

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Mr. & Mrs. D, thanks for letting me be a part of your big day! Congratulations and I hope Dallas is treating you well!

Julie & Wesley Wedding Teaser

•26 July, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Here is a shot from Julie & Wesley’s wedding down in College Station…just one to get y’all coming back for more!BLT_5363

DC Trip Days 3 & 4

•26 June, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Day 3 – I attempt, again, to visit the Constitution at the National Archives. Upon my arrival at 10am (opening time) the line was at least 2 hours long. No thanks, that document has lasted this long, I think I can come back another time when it ISN’T high tourist season, ugh. After that annoyance I decided to hit up my second home, George Washington University, to chill in the Marvin and cool off. Then it was off to my FIRST Potbelly’s. Yes, ladies and gents, to the Potbelly’s that started it all for me. It is located right by the EEOB (Einsenhower Executive Office Building) which is where much of the White House offices are located, including where my brother used to work back in the day.

Day 4 – I slept in, did some laundry, and just enjoyed resting up in a house that isn’t mine. Sorry, no pics, though I suppose I could have taken some of the house, but those are available on my brother’s blog if you’re that curious.

Here’s what I have from Day 3

National Archives viewed from the Navy Memorial

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G-dub, my HOME!

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Potbelly’s piggy…I prefer the Clear Lake one, it is cuter and has eyelashes.

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That sign is true. First time I came I timed it. SO AWESOME!

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Coming soon – possible Rascal Flatts concert pictures (from the lawn, don’t get too excited) and who knows what else!