Friday, January 29, 2010

Plaid Perfection | Dallas Family Photographer

At the end of September, I volunteered my photography services at the Princess Alexa Foundation's "Touch a Truck" fundraiser at Fossil Ridge High School in Keller. A last-minute idea prompted me to offer a $1 raffle drawing for a photo session, the proceeds going to the foundation. This handsome family of four was the winner of the raffle.

If you don't know about PAF, please click on the link above. "The Princess Alexa Foundation celebrates the childhood spirit of seriously ill children through dress up and play. It was formed in memory of Alexa Aigner, a bright and beautiful four year old girl who passed away from neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, on June 25, 2008."

Note: These photos were taken at the Train Depot in Grapevine, TX.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Family Affair | Dallas Wedding Photographer

At the end of last summer, I was asked if I would consider photographing a small, backyard wedding in mid-October. To say that I hesitated would be a complete understatement. The bride assured me that it would be no big deal, totally laid-back, and "easy." She told me that she probably wasn't going to wear a wedding dress, that the groom was going to wear shorts and flipflops, and that there would be no flowers and possibly no cake. All she wanted was some interesting candid shots of their guests enjoying themselves and she didn't even have an interest in doing any formal portraits. After promising to think about it, I thought, "Well, if I was ever going to get a laid-back wedding gig, this is it!" and I accepted the job.

And I'm so glad that I did. Due to substantial amounts of rain in the weeks leading up to the wedding, the venue was changed to their neighborhood cl
ubhouse. The bride did wear a lovely dress and the groom wore a traditional Scottish kilt. Not flipflops and shorts. And there was a cake, too. It became a beautiful family affair and was such a fun celebration of two people's love for one another. Oh, and did I mentioned that there was a bagpiper there, as well?

I thank them for taking a chance on a newbie photographer and for allowing me to capture these precious moments on this, their special day.

I wish you both a lifetime of laughter and love, Mr. and Mrs. M.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Three Sisters | Dallas Children's Photographer

This was a session I had with three lovely, spunky girls who were in town from Houston for Thanksgiving! Back in high school, their mom was one of those names I had heard through mutual friends and acquaintances (you know, like, "she's the sister of that guy who is dating so-and-so"?), though we had never personally met until our session in November. Anyway, I had them meet me at my beloved Red Shed Antiques in Grapevine and though the ground was muddy and there were a couple of sniffly noses, we had ourselves a great time and even squeezed in a few more shots in front of the Palace Theatre at the end, too. What cuties!

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