This awesome family was a wonderful way to finish out my year. Since the whole family was in town for the holidays, it was a perfect time to get everyone together for a session. I love that about the holidays- it brings us close to the loved ones we may not usually see! Dawn chose the beautiful Heritage Park (quickly becoming a new favorite for me!) for our location and we had a wonderful time! It may have been a bit chilly that morning, because Houston decided to have a winter this year, but they were all troopers. When everyone arrived at the park I asked if we wanted to do the big family photos first or start off in groups, to which the matriarch of the family quickly replied, "Family First!" Though her intent was to get out of the cold as quickly as possible, the phrase "Family First" put a HUGE grin on my face. I've known this family for a long time and no how important their family is to them. Honored to have forever captured them together in family portraits!
"A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." -Marion C. Garretty
I have the fortune of living near my two nieces that live here in Houston but my five other nieces and nephews live off in Arizona and I only get to see them about once a year. Recently the Arizona nieces and nephews came to town and getting some cousins portraits in was a must!
"Together Is A Wonderful Place To Be." -unknown
I first met Lorna and Nelson in 2007 when they guest performed with BAHBT. I'll never forget the huge impression they made on me. Not only were they world renowned international ballet rock stars but they were incredible kind and gracious human beings. As fate would have it, several years later they retired from Boston Ballet and decided to move to Houston! Nelson is currently at the helm of BAHBT, serving as its Artistic Director and Lorna opened up Feijoo Ballet School last year in Dickinson (where I just started teaching Tap and Theatre Dance!) They are the definition of loveliness and I was honored when they asked if I would capture their beautiful family through my lens.
"Its Not What We Have In Life,
But Who We Have In Life That Matters." -J.M. Laurence
While I sit here as Hurricane Harvey starts to invade my area, I find myself longing to return to this lovely day on the beach with Julie and her family. There are not many thing I'll wake up before daylight for, a sunrise photo session one the beach is on of 'em.
"Sisters are like flowers in the garden of life" -unknown
These sisters had my heart from the very beginning of their session. Whenever I'd tell them to do whatever they want they would instantly hug. It was so very apparent how much sisterly love they had for one another. I so enjoyed capturing their sweet spirits witch each click of the shutter as we danced around Helen's Garden and League City Park.
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!)