"Like seashells we are beautiful and unique, each with a story to tell." -unknown
If you wind through my family tree a bit you would find that Lexi and Kylie are slightly related to me- their aunt is my sister! Its been several years since I last saw these sweet girls and I was so excited for our fun Galveston Portrait Session. First we started out underneath Pleasure Pier playing in the waves and sand. Then we made our way into some of my favorite local alleyways, capturing a mix of childhood innocence and some professional headshots they can use in their dance and acting ventures. My favorite part of the session was showing the girls a few pics on the camera, and they would let out uncontrollable giggles of joy! Hope they treasure these photos for many years to come.
My youngest niece turns two years old today, however I feel as if she's been "two" for a long time now. Penelope is full of life, light, and energy and is such a blessing to our family. Her current obsession is Paddington Bear (aka "Bear Bear") and it couldn't have made for a more perfect theme for her birthday portrait session. She was a total trooper for wearing a bug blue coat in the middle of summer and didn't seem to mind one bit! Kemah Boardwalk's red telephone booth and League City Park's red train provided the perfect atmosphere for our shoot.
P, Uncle Josh and I love you dearly. Happy 2nd birthday!!
"I'll eat you up, I love you so."
-Where the Wild Things Are
Dear little Cooper has turned ONE! Maggie, Cooper's mommy and one of my best friends, approached me about photographing a cake smash shoot for Cooper and I was honored! I adored all the cute props she brought and loved trying out a new location, Elva Lovit Park in Dickinson. At first Cooper seemed a bit confused when we gave him free rein on the chocolate cake but he quickly got the gist of it! After the shoot as we loaded up all the props back in the car, Maggie was wiping all the chocolate off of Cooper when out of nowhere it started down pouring!! We were drenched and laughing our heads off. Thank goodness it hadn't happened five minutes earlier or it would have been right in the middle of our session. Good thing Cooper needed a rinse!
Wishing you a very happy birthday, Cooper! Looking forward to watching you grow through the years. You bring so much happiness to the world, especially to your amazing mama. Proud to be your Aunt C/official photographer!
"Family is not an important thing. It's everything." -Michael J. Fox
I've been blessed to know Stephenie and her family for several years through church. For their family portraits we started off in their loving home where I photographed Irene, Alex, and Emily with their instruments. Then we ventured to a local park to take in the beautiful portraits of everyone all together. We even snuck in some time for a few pics of Emily showing off her gymnastic skills.
This family has been through so much this past year since Harvey hit and I was more than thrilled to take their family portraits. I hope that as they continue to rebuild, that these photos will serve as a reminder of their love, hope, and strength.
"When I grow up, I will eat sweets everyday on the way to work and I
Will go to bed late every night
And I will wake up when the sun comes up and I will watch cartoons until my
Eyes go square and I won't care because I'll be all grown up
When I grow up." -Matilda, the Musical
Right before spring slipped away and became a crazy hot and humid Houston summer, I snuck in a portrait session of sweet Sophie. After last Fall's session, I knew I was in for another fun day with this little one. We ventured to Helen's Garden then League City Park in the early AM, enjoying the beautiful scenery, playing on the playground, and snapping some fun pics. Sophie is quite the little model and loves being in front of the camera. Love getting to capture her youthful joy and enthusiasm. Looking forward to our summer session!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)