Audra and her kids, Madeline and Tyler, are such a fun family! Last year we shot an urban session and the kids (especially Tyler) loved climbing all over the Arts District "landscape." So when we were thinking of a location for this shoot, Grapevine Lake popped into my head for a natural version of stuff to climb on. This location is a new one for me... I've only shot there a couple of times now. I still can't believe this is in our own "backyard!" The evening sun was perfect for the setting, too!
Blake has to have one of the easiest smiles I have ever seen. This guy can flash and hold a smile for an infinite amount of time... I'm just convinced of it! All-American looks, athletic (basketball), friendly, and well-mannered. What's not to love as a photographer?!?
Blake is graduating this year from North Mesquite High School and has been accepted to Texas A&M... but I won't hold that against him! Congratulations, Blake! I know your family is so proud!
This summer I had the opportunity to photograph my beautiful friend, Tammy's wedding to Tim. It was an intimate ceremony at their new home together, shared with loved ones. The day started with Tammy getting ready and practicing the very personal vows and poem she would say to Tim just a few short minutes later. It was an emotional moment and I don't mind saying that I was moved to tears as well. Both of them said just the perfect thing to each other! After the ceremony the pastor blessed the house... love that! Then it was on with the gathering of friends, family and loved ones to celebrate the new marriage at the reception.
Tim & Tammy, you are gorgeous together and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
When Caricia first spoke with me about a portrait session with her daughter, Chloe, I knew EXACTLY where I wanted to shoot! I have been hearing so many great things about Ham's Orchard in Terrell, Texas from my friend & neighbor, Ninotchka, and all I could think of was sweet juicy peaches and ice cream dripping down Chloe's little chin!
Our morning started out with a walk in the blackberry patch... and although there wasn't much we did manage to find a few for Chloe to pick. Getting her to taste them was a totally different story! But she did love holding onto them.
After that we headed indoors where Chloe was like a kid in a candy store! She helped herself to tomatoes and peaches and even found a lollipop tree where she picked two lollipops! You see, Caricia said Chloe has a thing about twos. Hey... nothing wrong with that! The more the merrier when it comes to lollipops as far as I'm concerned! We took some cute images inside, bought peaches and tomatoes, and grabbed two ice cream cones. In the end, she was mostly a fan of the peaches and lollipops and we all had a great time!
It was a simply sweet session with a simply sweet little girl! Enjoy your preview, Caricia!
I still can't believe Matilda is already a year old! I was lucky enough to photograph her back in December and I just had to do another image with her reading Good Night Moon like we shot last time to show the progression of age... still love that orange and green combo of chair and wall! I really can't get over how much bigger she is... I just adore her little smile! Ron and Jessica both have so much fun in life so no wonder she knows how to use it!
Everyone loves this family so much and we will all be sad when they move to L.A. in August. I must admit, however, that I am a little more than jealous of your new state, what with this horrendous Texas heat and all! Someday, Tracy, someday!
August is a big month for them because as you can see by the beautiful roundness of Jessica's belly... Matilda will have a baby sister in just a month! Congratulations to all three of you!
And most of all.. happy first birthday, Matilda!