The charming and adorable Mr Casey came in for his portraits one beautiful morning a few weeks ago. Like most boys his age, he is VERY busy and crawling everywhere! He does a “push up” that is one of the best baby tricks I have ever seen. We used the available light from our north-facing wall of windows and a reflector for Casey’s session and I just love the portraits we created that day. Here are just a few for you. Thank you Laura and Casey!
Archive for September, 2008
Miss Georgie is another of our 2009 high school seniors, and while she’s a local New Braunfels girl, she goes to school out of state. She was in town last week on a college scouting trip and came in for some senior portraits, because her yearbook deadline is quickly approaching! She wanted an “outdoor” look that was a little more rustic, so we started shooting early and visited several of our beautifull downtown locations. Georgie is very into fashion and would someday like to be in the fashion industry, which I think sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you have a great senior year, Georgie! I had a great time meeting you and I hope you have a fantastic school year.
When I posted Shelby’s sneak peek earlier, my friend Ginger (who I’ve known since elementary school) sent me a note saying something like “when I first saw that, I thought maybe you were so tired that you accidentally put your own name in there.” I had to laugh because she’s right: that sounds like something I would do. But here is one more for Shelby, of her beautiful family. Y’all were a pleasure to work with!
And yes, I know I’m being stingy with the blog images today. I’m fixing to update the “big” site and so many of my newest portraits are earmarked for that. Check back in a couple of weeks for our fall look and fresh faces on the portrait site!
Thomas is one of our LIttle Blessings graduates and he’s such a cutie! His family came in for a session a couple of weeks ago and it was so cool to have everyone in together. He and Bella are both so adorable and fun to work with! I haven’t shared Bella alone before so she gets the spotlight today. Thanks, y’all!
For those of you who know you want a family portrait for this holiday season, NOW is the time to call and book! Our Saturday appointments for October are almost completely full, and our holiday session and ordering deadlines are always in November.
The kids and I had a very busy week and weekend… and one of those days today where we just didn’t get our whole “to do” list done. I have been trying to get ready for all of our shooting and ordering sessions this week and the kids had their own projects going on around the house. So, we didn’t have time to do our library run today, and the kids did not pick out a book for you. But don’t worry: I took care of that.
For all the moms out there who need more than one “what to read” suggestion a week, check out The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. This was one of my favorite books when I was still a librarian, because it gives you a great place to start when a parent comes in asking “where do I go from here?” Trelease gives some really good information about the importance of reading aloud, but the real benefit here is the Treasury of Read-Alouds, which is organized by type of book and level. You can buy your own copy at any bookstore or you can browse through it in your library’s reference section.
Their song of the day took a lot of discussion. The wanted to share something “new and different” but as you may have already discovered, what is new and different to them is probably old to many of you. For the past week they’ve been requesting anything and everything Fleetwood Mac, so their choice for today is Dreams.
I’ll be back in the studio tomorrow and will try and get all phone calls and emails from the weekend returned by the end of the day. I will be with clients ALL DAY so if you call and don’t get a real person, please leave a voicemail and I’ll get back to you as soon as I get a free moment. I hope you all have a great evening! I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday morning with the rest of the “catch up” sneak previews.
It is SO weird to talk to Shelby on the phone. When I was growing up, I NEVER met another Shelby. It wasn’t until a few years after Steel Magnolias came out that I even heard little kids named Shelby getting yelled at in Walmart. So it’s very rare that I meet another grown-up Shelby, and I know it’s rare for her to meet another one of “us,” too. But it was great having her family in the studio last week! Her boys are not only adorable, they are two of the sweetest kids I’ve ever met. We did family portraits as well as photographs of each boy alone, and I don’t mean to be leaving the smallest Mr B out, but this shot of Bruce the Train Man was just too cute not to share early. So enjoy your sneak peek, Shelby! I’ll see you all next week!
Jeanne, Brian and Miss Lex have been waiting all week for their sneek peeks! We shot their family portraits early one evening at the McNay Art Museum. I love the McNay because there are so many great locations and different looks available in one spot. We teased Lexie about the Jonas Brothers and got some really good smiles… just in case she wanted to use one of her portraits in a fan letter. I love working with kids this age! We had so much fun and thankfully, it was a beautiful and cool evening (for South Texas).
I love how the trees in this particular spot create a natural vignette. Pretty light makes me so happy!
I’m editing portraits from the past week right now, trying to get everything processed for next week’s ordering sessions, so I will be posting sneak peeks as I go along. I know some of you have been waiting a little longer than others! We have had a VERY busy few weeks, but I’ll try and get caught up on the blog this weekend.
I hope you all made it safely through the bad weather! I hear that we did not have any here, but I know a lot of you have family and friends in the Houston area. I spent the weekend driving… well, not the whole weekend, but it sure felt like it. I had a great time with the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma, though! When things are slower at the studio I really enjoy traveling, but when we’re busier (like right now) I know that I’m missing a lot of calls and emails! I’ll get back to everyone who called or wrote tomorrow and Wednesday.
Right now, though, it’s time for This Week’s Picks by Mac and Cheese. This week the kids have chosen our most recent “big chapter book” to share with you: Ramona and Her Mother, by Beverly Cleary. I know that a lot of parents out there read this series when they were young, too, so many of you will be familiar with the irrepressible Ramona Quimby. I love that we get a glimpse into the mind of a very smart seven-and-a-half year old, because not only can kids relate to her, but as adults it helps remind us that we once thought and felt many of the same things.
For their Music pick this week, they chose a song that I’ve been singing all day. Tonight is the harvest moon, and it should be rising shortly. I love this time of year and the temperature is almost fally, so it feels perfect for a full, orangey pumpkin moon. Unfortunately, the sky is completely overcast so we will miss it! So because of tonight’s “lunar event” I have had Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” stuck in my head all day, to the point that I think my kids know all the words now.
Y’all have a great week! We will be very busy and in and out of the studio, and I know many of you need to book appointments, so I will try and get back to you first thing tomorrow. I am also getting a little behind in blogging featured sessions, so I will try and catch up on that this week. Good night!