Monday, May 31, 2010

Bluebonnet Mini-Sessions | Las Colinas Children's Photographer

Some of you already know this, but I have been ill for the last couple of months. No fun. Well, three days before I got my diagnosis (mononucleosis) I had a line-up of over 10 families for these bluebonnet minis on a Saturday in mid-April. The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thing was that there was so much RAIN AND MUD! I ended up only being able to shoot three families that day and everyone else was so sad. I guess it ended up being a "good" thing for me, seeing as I had mono at the time and didn't even know it. Sigh.

Anyway, I have been on sick leave from photo shoots and editing so that I could concentrate my efforts on recuperating and on my family. I'm back now, and ready to use my creative juices again!

Here are a few shots from the bluebonnet minis...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

PAF Fairy Tale Tea Party 2010 | Colleyville Event Photographer

I volunteered my services at a fundraiser for the Princess Alexa Foundation last Sunday and it was so much fun! This was the first annual "Fairy Tale Tea Party" and there were so many adorable kids who came to support PAF, it was awesome.

If you have never heard of the Princess Alexa Foundation, I hope that you will click on the links to find out a little bit about this worthy cause.

"Celebrating the childhood spirit of seriously ill children through dress up and play."

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dolly 'n Me | Dallas Children's Photographer

My little girl is turning 6 on Monday and she's having a birthday party with some of her cute little friends at The American Girl bistro tomorrow. My awesome friend Silla of Silla Soup created these matching clips for her and her doll and they could not be cuter! Silla Soup ROCKS!

(P.S. Silla Soup is also on Facebook!)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day | A Freebie for My Friends

As a little Happy Mother's Day gift for my friends out there, here is a high resolution freebie from me to you! Save it, print it, make a card out of it, or stick it in a frame! It's cropped to print to 5x7. When you click on it, it will take you to my Flickr site. Above the photo, click on "All Sizes" and then choose "Large" before right clicking and saving to your desktop. Enjoy!

Mother's Day Freebie 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Class of 2011 Senior Reps Contest!



First of all, you must be an entering SENIOR in the fall of 2010, fun, laid-back and OUTGOING, reasonably (haha) photogenic, and comfortable in front of the camera. You have to be willing to trust me, which might mean getting dirty (I literally mean dirt... like, maybe taking off your shoes and wading into a creek bed somewhere, etc.)... basically, you gotta' want to have fun and at least fake a smile at my lame jokes. ;)

Secondly, send me an email to YLKHSK@YMAIL.COM with ONE pic of yourself that you believe is the best representation of YOU. Introduce yourself with details, like about what you like to do, hobbies, activities, etc. I'll need your name, email, phone number, as well as your Mom and/or Dad's name(s), and the name of your high school.

Thirdly, if you aren't already, BECOME A FACEBOOK FAN (OR "LIKE" MY FAN PAGE) and SUGGEST MY PAGE TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! As I receive your submissions, I will upload them to an album on my page. THE PERSON WITH THE MOST LIKES WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CHOSEN! But that's just a bonus because I'm going to choose a few others anyway (both girls and guys, from a variety of schools).


You get a full senior photo session with me which includes 3 outfit changes and a variety of outdoor, natural light locations. We will discuss what overall "looks" we will be going for and figure out what backdrops will work best. And this will all take place during the upcoming summer months, by the way.

My regular 2010 senior session is $350, but for my reps, it will be $250 which includes the session and a disc of 20+ fully edited high resolution images (chosen by me) with copyright release. I will also give you re-sized, watermarked images for use on your social networking sites and blogs. You will also receive REP CARDS with your own images and my information, which you will hand out during the first few weeks of school in the fall.

For every friend that you refer who books a session with me, you/your immediate family will receive a $25 credit toward a future session with me (up to 10 credits, totaling $250).

This contest will run through 11:59 PM on FRIDAY, MAY 28TH, so get on it and tell your friends! Thanks, guys!