Thursday, November 15, 2012

Juliet | Houston Newborn Photographer

Introducing pretty little Juliet!  I flew to California to meet her.  She is actually extra special to me...she is my newest niece!  Since my parents are out of the country, serving a mission in Kenya, Africa, I begged my sis, Lyndsey, to let me come and "play Mom" and take care of her and her family for a week after she had her baby.  How could she say no to free help, right?  I cooked, cleaned, erranded, organized, chauffeured, photographed...oh and held and snuggled the cute baby bundle a bit too!  I loved every second of the whole week.

Here is her cuteness in bits and pieces.
And here she is whole.
Quite a bit of expression for a newborn in the space of a few minutes.
This baby was born into a long line of familial knitters...hence the hat.  My sis picked up the skill from her husband's fam.  I have reaped the benefits of her talents.  I have a cozy pair of grey chunky knit leg warmers that I pull out every chance I can here in Houston.
I was eyeing the beautiful fall leaves dropping from a tree in the neighbor's yard all week.  I thought it would be fun to photograph the baby in some way capturing the season she arrived with the leaves.  Of course the morning we were doing the pictures the neighbor had raked all the leaves up into piles.  So maybe my sister and I bundled up the baby on the crisp cool morning and asked the neighbor if we could scatter the leaves back out for our pictures.  She said sure and was totally amused with the baby all packaged up in the basket.

Juliet and Family- Thanks for the fun times in No Cali!  Miss you.  Love you.  Can't wait for next time!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Brock, Rachel, and Family l Houston Family Photographer

Seems like I travel to photograph more than I photograph at home these days.  It was a delight to fly to Utah to photograph a couple of sessions.  I forgot how beautiful the changing leaves are.  They made for a perfect family photography setting.  And the Lacy family made the session perfectly easy on my end.  They were fun and happy and cooperative and at ease.  Except towards the end when I tired out baby Crosby.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Adelina 8 Months I Houston Baby Photographer

Enjoyed a visit from Adelina, now 8 months old.  She was prepped for this session by her Momma from head bands to nail polish to ruffles.  She just kept shaking and waving her happy little hands!  She was so smiley and bubbly and mobile.  She was crawling off the set and pulling up on pumpkins and chairs!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Baby Eddie | Houston Infant Photographer

Got a couple of versatile looks when photographing Baby Eddie at 3 months old.  He was pretty mellow and went with it for a while...then he let me know at what point he was DONE!  Thanks for letting me play, baby!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quick Fix

I have been "gone" for a while.  EXCUSE: We bought an old house, tore it apart, then put it back together.  We are somewhat settled and I have actually added a little bit of photography time back in my life.

Sometimes when one is super excited to see their images, the anxiousness rubs off on me and I stay up a little later than I ought to...Ana, hope this "quick fix" helps you to sleep better tonight!  Adelina is BEAUTIFUL!  I would take one just like her!!  And hope this makes Daddy feel like she isn't too far away.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oakland Wedding

My babies and I are taking a sick day today.  All are napping and I am going to take a few quiet moments to make a post then join them soon...

I traveled to Oakland, CA to photograph Brad and Rachel's wedding day.  It is always so flattering to be flown out!  How beautiful is the Oakland temple?  When I arrived is was heaven with the complete cloud cover.  I am not a fan of photographing in full sun.  But shortly after arriving, CA lived up to its "Sunny California" nickname, and the morning clouds burned off.  But we used angles and made the most of it cause, what else can you do!  I was really pleased with these images.  Hope you two, Brad and Rachel, love them!
 Bridesmaids ready and waiting for the bride and groom to come out of the temple.
 Kids played and entertained themselves while waiting.
 Oh and ate snacks that one mother so wisely packed for the kiddies.
 I have to mention that the brides brother and I believe uncle were both in bike accidents and badly hurt the day before the wedding.  The bride's brother here on the right broke his collar bone and I am not sure what else but it was a miracle they were able to get out of the hospital and participate in the day...note his hospital bracelet still on.  And while we are talking about accidents the day before the wedding, the groom actually fell off a ladder from two stories up and broke a window on the way down.  How he walked away from that still baffles me.  This wedding day so easily could have been a whole different story if these accidents had ended differently.
 A few final wedding day primps.
 And here they come...
 Best celebration expression!
 All of the bride and groom's guests.
 Good kids have usually been raised by great parents.  From what I could gather, these two have wonderful parents.
 Not to mention a houseful of fun siblings on the bride's side...
 ...and the groom's side.
 The ladies
 The men.  All brothers might explain why the picture on the end looks so natural.
 The wedding party.

 I LOVE the image.  I bet the groom's mother will love it too.  I always try to give credit where credit is due...the groom's brother, Matt (first in line behind the groom) was the artistic director behind this one.  I am not sure if it is exactly what he was explaining to do, but it works for me.

 After the family and wedding party pictures, I took another hour or so to work with the bride and groom on the temple grounds.
 These two were fun, very, very fun to work with.  The groom provided a number of laughs and one of a kind images.

 View overlooking San Francisco.  If you know where to look and can zoom in, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge!

 Love these here shoes of the bride's.

 I know the crop is a bit different, but it was on purpose and I kinda like it.  Just for something a little bit different once in a while.
Trying to do serious almost always leads to some laughs.

 I LOVE the bride's earnings and her freckles.  I always wanted freckles and dimples.

You two are beautiful!  Hope your first few months of marriage have been the same!