Sunday, December 20, 2009

Little Miss H | Dallas Children's Photographer

Oh my goodness, I am so unbelievably behind on my blog posts, it's ridiculous. Must make a big mental note to allot more time for everything nearing next Christmas!

Anyway, this darling, cheeky little girl came to be my friend back at the end of October. Her mom had been one of the first people to leave me a thoughtful and encouraging comment on this blog way before we even met and I will honestly never forget how it made me feel.

Miss H's story is amazing. Her journey to c
ome home began years before she was even born. Her loving parents brought her home from Taiwan this past spring, you see, after more years and red tape than anyone should have to endure to become parents. I can tell you firsthand... this spunky little girl and her mom are a match made in heaven. They were simply meant to be. I'm just so happy to have been asked to capture a tiny moment in this blessed baby's life.

If you would like to learn more about their story, please check out their blog:

Note: These photos were taken at Nash Farm and the Botanical Gardens in Grapevine, TX.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2009 Holiday Mini-Sessions {My Favorites} | Dallas Family Photographer

A couple of weekends ago, I held my first full day of mini-sessions for the holidays! Ten families participated throughout the day in Grapevine and I mean to tell you that I had all shapes, sizes, and flavors of lovely people come out. It was such a treat and I hope that they will all be able to share the photos I captured of them with their loved ones this season.

I have gone through and chosen one of my personal favorites from each of the ten 20-minute sessions from that day. This was not an easy task, I'll have you know. The other still lifes scattered in between are ones that I took one morning at The Red Shed antiques store in Grapevine just for fun.

Many blessings, everyone!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Photo Attire | Dallas Children's Photographer

I have been getting asked a lot by parents who want suggestions and tips for dressing their children for holiday photos. I took my own kids out today to take our holiday card pics and though this particular one is probably not the one I'll choose to send out in the end, I thought it might be a good one to post to help with some ideas.

I try to encourage my clients to "think outside the box" as far as what has been conventional for portrait wardrobe in years (decades) past. The whole "everybody dresses the same and in the same colors" is so very... yesterday. Now, I don't mean to offend those of you who adamantly adhere to this particular style. If that's what you like, it's what you like. To each his/her own. I'm only here to give suggestions and my opinions on what makes good photos great. You're obviously here because you like something about my style, so you can trust me on this one.

Coordinate! Layer! Hats! Colors! Leggings! Patterns! Scarves! Denim! And you don't have to go with the traditional red and green to make your photos scream of the holidays, either.

OK, that is all. Over and out!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Meet Mr. T | Dallas Newborn Photographer

A month ago, I spent the morning with "Mr. T" and his family at their very lovely home. His mother had contacted me the day before going in for her c-section, so I got to meet him right when he was a "fresh" 2 weeks old. And what a good baby! Oh, this mommy and daddy are just blessed with the mildest, sweetest baby boy, you just wouldn't believe it. His cutie-pie, spunky big sister kept things lively the entire session and it was a morning enjoyed by all.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Pea in a Pod + a Dog | Dallas Maternity Photographer

I met with this super cute couple a few weeks ago for my very first maternity session. I still chuckle to myself when I think of them claiming that they're unphotogenic. I think not! They were such a fun, loving couple and it just puts a smile on my face to think of the little being that they're about to bring into the world. He sure is blessed to have parents who are so in love with each other, as with he. They also brought along their first "baby," their Great Dane, Chloe, who was strikingly one of the most beautiful and sweetest-looking dogs I have ever seen. So not only was this my first maternity session, but it was also my first pet session, as well! Here's to the happy family...

Note: These photos were taken at The Red Shed antiques store garden and at the Palace Theatre in Grapevine, TX.

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