The O Family…Down Home Fun :) {The Woodlands,TX | Family Photographer}

I met Mrs. O by chance, and quickly found out we had a mutual friend…after chatting on and off for a while, I was thrilled when she asked me to do their family portraits.  I thought I knew from talking to her how much fun it would be to work with them, but I was wrong–it was 100x more fun than I had even anticipated!  I love this family, and am so happy that I could capture these moments for them, right in their own home :).  Thank you so much for letting me into your home, and into your lives!  A few favorites from their session…

The O Family… Friends and Photography Do Mix :) {The Woodlands, TX | Family Photographer}

The O Family have really become great family friends of ours!  My son is best friends with their youngest and my daughter might have a bit of a crush on their older son :).  It actually makes it a bit more nerve-wracking to photograph them, but all the more rewarding at the same time.  Here are some of my favorites from their latest session…

The A Family…. {The Woodlands, TX | Family Photographer}

I love, love, love The A Family!  Sweetest family ever, nicest young ladies they have raised…and all of them so gorgeous too!  Absolutely love it every single time I get to work with them.  A few favorites from their last session…


Friday Favorites…Snapshots are Cool {The Woodlands, TX | Photographer}

I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons.  Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal.  I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much!  I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me.  So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed.  The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel).  So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!

 

Snapshots ARE cool :).  And so is “magic”.  My son has a fabulous imagination, and he gets really excited about new things.  He recently discovered “magic tricks” and we took a trip to the library to get him some books on simple magic tricks.  Thumbing through one of the (many) books, I came across this one and felt like a kid again myself when I pulled it off :).  Plus, it really makes my day when my boy thinks I’m super cool–at least for a few minutes :).  And yes, that’s him in the background–truly in awe of my “magic”!  Happy Friday everyone…I hope you have a magical weekend yourself!

Friday Favorites… The Magical Red Balloon {The Woodlands, TX | Photographer}

I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons.  Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal.  I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much!  I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me.  So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed.  The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel).  So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!

I love the softness of the light at the end of this session, the beautiful backdrop of the farm, but most of all, I love the look on his face as he keeps an eye on that magical red balloon.  The way that simple things bring children such joy always brings a smile to my face…a sticker, an empty box, or a balloon–to them all of these things truly are pure magic waiting to happen :).  Happy Friday everyone, have a magical weekend!

Friday Favorites…Hide and Seek :) {The Woodlands, TX | Child Photographer}

I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons.  Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal.  I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much!  I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me.  So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed.  The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel).  So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!

This set of images makes me smile every time I look at them.  Do you know this age/stage–I call it the “ostrich stage”.  When they think that you can’t see them if they don’t see you :).  I love it, it cracks me up every time!  We were playing hide and seek during this session and that’s just what this little boy did–cover his eyes to make himself disappear.  I love the smile on his face when he “revealed” his hiding spot.  Children are such beautiful creatures–I love the way they see our world!  Happy Friday everyone!!

Taken with my Nikon D700 and 85mm 1.4G lens

Friday Favorites…The More the Merrier {The Woodlands, TX | Photographer}

I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons.  Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal.  I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much!  I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me.  So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed.  The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel).  So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!

Count ’em, there’s 7 :).  I love this image, taken at a recent large family session, for a lot of reasons.  I love the light in this image–the way it softens everything and gives a sense of warmth and relaxation.  Even more important, all 7 kids look happy, all of them look relaxed, and they all look like they’re having fun.  Not necessarily an easy feat with seven kids spanning a pretty broad age range :).  This is a wonderful family, that I am very privileged to have met and worked with.

It always amazes me when I work with larger families how well everyone gets along and how well behaved/well brought up all of the children are.  I have only two kids right now, and I usually feel like there is no way I could be even a mediocre Mom if I had anymore than that.  But every large family I’ve ever photographed has had wonderful children.  Kind, thoughtful, respectful, fun, really great kids!  And this family was no exception–they were fantastic to work with!  Sessions like these make me think that maybe we could handle a couple more kids (did anyone here the sound of my husband passing out and hitting the floor right about now?).  I sure did :).  Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend!!

The S Family…. {The Woodlands, TX | Family Photographer}

I have photographed Miss K many times in the past, and each time is a special treat.  This little girl has so much personality, so much spunk–she’s just a joy to work with every time!  Some of my favorites from the session…

Friday Favorites…Happy Birthday Share {The Woodlands, TX | Photographer}

I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons.  Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal.  I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much!  I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me.  So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed.  The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel).  So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!

So, this image was not taken on my Dad’s birthday this week, but rather my daughter’s earlier this year.  Regardless, I love this picture of my Dad.  It makes me imagine the way he must have looked at me when I was my daughter’s age, and it makes me smile to see the love in his eyes.  There is something amazing about becoming a parent and seeing your own parents in a whole new light.  No matter how much you loved and appreciated them before, you realize how much they have sacrificed and how much they truly love you once you have children of your own.  My father is hard-working, funny, adventurous, loyal, and caring. I couldn’t ask for a better man to have been my role model, and now another role model for my own children!  Happy birthday to my Father, and Happy Friday to all!

The H Family…. {The Woodlands, TX | Family Photographer}

This was my third time to get to photograph members of this family this year, and each time has been a blast!  This time it was Mr. J’s turn in the spotlight :).  They are fun loving, super kind, and did I mention all gorgeous?!?!  Just a few from another great session with The H Family…thank you so much for continuing to trust me with your memories!