"Every great step in your life begins with a leap of faith, a step into the unknown."
Rylee and Emilee made for the sweetest little models this summer. Before their family made the move to San Antonio, we got together in Galveston for their adorable sister portrait session. Rylee has developed into a beautiful young dancer and Emilee is following in her footsteps. I loved photographing their beautiful dancing through my lens. Not to mention they left me in giggles the entire time! Hope these images adorn the walls and shelves of their new home and that its not the last time I get to spend time with these fun loving, talented sisters.
"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.
"You don't find the happy life, You make it." -Thomas S. Monson
I simply love photographing family portraits and this session was no exception. I know this beautiful family through church- once upon a time Karen was my Sunday School teacher and I remember when all of her kiddos were just little tots. Their session was filled with so much joy and laughter and I loved seeing the genuine friendship that these siblings shared. It made my heart happy to know I was capturing these special memories for this family as it will be two years time till they're all together again. Wishing Bryon, their oldest, the best as he serves his mission for our church in the great state of Idaho!
"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.
"Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow." - Thomas Bray
The moment I started this sibling session, I just knew their portraits going to be perfect! Katie is the most loving big sis, Nick loves to make jokes and be brotherly, and little Emma is a princess. Their sibling dynamic was a joy to photograph. After photographing the them altogether, we excused Nick, and caught some fun moments of just the girls. The last shots of them in their ballet leotards are some of my favorite. They're going to love looking back at these moments years from now and I'm honored to have captured it for them!
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!)