Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mr. N is One | Grapevine Family Photography

Meet one of my new favorite families. Mr. N is not only a handsome boy himself, but look at his parents! Gah! To say that I hope he someday gets a baby sister is an understatement. Anyway, we had ourselves a fun little romp around the Grapevine Train Depot to mark his 1st birthday. I love the looks of adoration in these images. It's just so obvious how smitten they are with their little boy. Love!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

YLK photography Etsy Shop Giveaway!

I am holding a YLK photography Etsy shop giveaway from my Facebook page, folks!

On Friday 2/19, I will use a random number generator to choose who receives HIS/HER CHOICE of TWO prints from the "posters & prints" category of my Etsy shop. Here's what you do: 1. SHARE THIS POST ON YOUR FACEBOOK WALL 2. Go to my Etsy shop, add it to your favorites and 3. Go back to the original Facebook post and comment with your Etsy user name! Each entrant will be assigned a number based on the order in which you comment back on the post with your Etsy user name. ♥

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Silla of the Soup | Valley Ranch Portrait Photography

Last summer during my sunflower mini-sessions, my BFF came out one evening to do a little portrait and product photography for her blossoming hair accessory business, Silla Soup. Is she not beautiful? Yeah, try telling that to her. I spent a good chunk of time trying to shoot her as she AVOIDED my camera. And then when she did look over at me, it was with these looks of, "I so do not want to be here." She doesn't like compliments and she squirms when you praise her almost in any way, so do me a favor and when you see her walking down the street some time, would you spend a few minutes and gush? Because she's really pretty awesome and she needs to hear it more often. Love you, my friend! Rah rah rah!

Friday, February 4, 2011

3rd Time's The Charm | Cabin Fever Photography

My baby. I couldn't do successive posts on my older two kids and leave out the third, so here he is, playing in the snow. He is our funniest and most entertaining child, you can ask my husband. He is also my little koala bear, always attached to me. Of the three, he is also my smallest child, but don't let his short stature fool you because not only is he a hoot, but he's got spunk and he's never gonna go down without a fight. Maybe that's because he's the baby, I don't know. What I do know is that he makes me smile. He makes all of us smile.

I love my baby, my baby. He will always be my baby.

My Boy is Nine | Colleyville Children's Photography

My big kid turned 9 on January 23rd and we'd been meaning to head out to do some portraits for him, but just hadn't gotten around to it yet. I'm so happy that we were able to take advantage of the snow that fell last night and all this morning! Yay!

I look at this big boy and can't believe that this is the last year of his age being in the single digits. Where does the time go? I remember so well a time when my life was consumed with pregnancy tests, fertility visits, and heartbreaking disappointment. When I look at this kid, I praise God that we got to be blessed with him - that he is who made me a mom. I couldn't have dreamed for a better son and on some days, I wonder if we deserve him and his heart of gold.

I love my boy. He makes me so proud.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Deep Freeze of 2011 | Cabin Fever Children's Photography

Well, we are one of the over 2 dozen U.S. states hit by this deep winter freeze, so my kids have been out of school since Tuesday. I don't think that Texas schools have ever been closed for 3 days in a row due to inclement weather before! Is anybody else out there going bat**** crazy from the cabin fever?! Anyway, I can't remember the last time that I got to do a blog post just for myself, so I sat and edited these images for the purpose of posting them here.

The cold and the dreariness prompted me to style her in some fun colors, all centered around her natural "brightness" and this vintage baby afghan that I bought recently at an antique store. Oh, and as a friend of mine pointed out, these are appropriate for heralding Valentine's Day because of the hearts on her tights, too. :) I hope that everybody is keeping warm... and safe. Hang in there! Spring is near, I can feel it!

My sweet girl. I love her laugh. I love her to pieces.

Baby C is Waiting for Spring | Lake Highlands Newborn Photographer

What seems like forever ago, I got to spend a morning with this sweet baby girl at her home. She was already bigger than what I call a "fresh" newborn and very alert. It took her mom a little time and patience to get her settled in to a good slumber so that we could get these sweet shots, but it was so worth it! I especially love the one of mother and daughter gazing lovingly into each other's eyes. It doesn't get much sweeter than that. Many blessings and love to you, Miss C.