Friday, May 27, 2011

One More Year ~ Dallas Fort Worth Texas Newborn and Family Photographer


Tomorrow's my birthday. I'll be the big 29. This is my last year in my 20's. Wow! That just sounds so old. I was going to do a post all about birthdays and stuff, but I think maybe I'll just take the day off. So have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I'm off to get a massage, maybe treat myself to a cupcake :) I like to get a jump start on my birthday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rain ~ Dallas Fort Worth Texas Child and Family Photographer

I'm taking an online lighting workshop and one of our assignments was to take some pictures right before or after the rain. I was really happy with how mine turned out and Cohen had the best time jumping in the puddles! He was so surprised that I was actually letting him jump in them. It took him a couple minutes but he really got into it :) I love his facial expression in the first one.




Friday, May 20, 2011

Things I Love Texas Edition ~ Dallas Fort Worth Newborn & Family Photographer

Lately I've been noticing a lot more all the things I love about Texas. Even though my husband's graduation is still 7 months away, I just can't help thinking about how fast it's going to come. We're not 100% sure where we will end up after that, but most likely it will not be in Texas. I don't know if I've really mentioned it on this blog before, but I LOVE Texas. I couldn't have even imagined when we moved here how quickly I would fall in love with everything, but I did. Hook, line and sinker. I'm not going to lie, there are things about Texas I don't love, like the hot humid summers, the fire ants, & all the bugs. But for the most part I have really enjoyed our time here. Now with the prospect of leaving on the horizon I find myself noticing and appreciating all the little things that I love about Texas a lot more.

Here are just a few...

  • Texas thunder storms - AMAZING...what more can I say?
  • Wild flowers - I love how they just bloom on the side of freeways and random roads. They make my drive so happy and scenic.
  • The Big sky - Don't get me wrong, I love the mountains but the sky here just seems so massive.
  • Sunsets - It seems like every sunset here is just breathtaking.
  • Gorgeous light - I think Texas has some of the most beautiful golden light I have even seen.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Fun Evening ~ Irving Texas Child and Family Photographer

I love, love, LOVE this family! I know I say this every time, but seriously aren't they just gorgeous?

We had a hard time choosing a location. They had so many great ideas, but none of them really worked out for one reason or another. These canals are just a block or so away from where they live and they go for family walks there all the time. I love that they were able to incorporate a little part of their daily life into our session. I think it makes these pictures so much more special.

I had such a great time with these guys. Lindsey is the nicest, most friendly person ever. She's one of those people who is friends with everyone. She also has amazing style. I was seriously in awe over her living room. If I weren't moving at the end of the year I would hire her to decorate my apartment. Dan is hilarious. I honestly felt like I laughed our entire session. He also writes for SideDish Magazine and a great food blog all while attending medical school. Talk about busy! But if you want to know where to eat in Dallas, he's your man.

And don't they just have the cutest little man ever? Those eyes just make me melt!







Friday, May 13, 2011

Relay for Life ~ Coppell Texas Photographer

A couple weeks ago I was able to photograph the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Coppell. It was an amazing event and it was so inspiring to see all of the people that came together to raise money for such a great charity that gives so many hope for the future.

On the Relay for Life website it says "Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer – so they can celebrate another birthday." I love that. My Grandpa lost his battle with cancer years before I was born and my amazing mother is a breast cancer survivor. So this is close to my heart as I know it is for many of you.

Here are a few pictures.

If you were a participant in the Relay in Coppell this year and are interested in seeing the rest of the pictures, there is a link on the left side of my blog to the gallery that they will be posted in at the beginning of next week.






Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy ~ Dallas Fort Worth Child and Family Photographer

Here's another of my bluebonnet sessions. I had such a great time with this family! They are just so happy. And aren't they just gorgeous? I get some amazing families.

I loved that they had Grandma join us at the end. She almost didn't make it! The location that we were shooting at was little out of the way and hard to find and she ended up getting there just a few minutes before the sun was gone. Luckily there was a few minutes of light left and it was absolutely breathtaking. She was giving this session to her daughter as a birthday gift. What a great idea! I really don't know any gift that is as personal or lasts longer than capturing these special moments in a family's life.








Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Boys ~ Irving Texas Child and Family Photographer

This is the first year I've taken pictures of my boys in the bluebonnets. I realized that this will most likely be our last bluebonnet season here in Texas and I really wanted to have some bluebonnet pictures to remember our time in Texas.

We went out one morning with my friend Erin (who writes an amazing blog) and her two cute girls, but it was overcast and the light was just dull and ugly but I was determined to get some good pictures so I dressed the boys up in their Easter shirts again a few evenings later and went out again. This time we were able to get some really good shots!

It makes me a little sad though because I am just loving the bluebonnet pictures this year and I keep catching myself thinking about next years' bluebonnets and I have to stop and remind myself that I won't be around for next years' bluebonnets.