"Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?" -Winnie the Pooh
For Halloween this year my sweet little nieces Maddie and Penny dressed up as the White Swan and the Black Swan. These sisters love ballet so much just like their mama. Halloween morning came and even with a bit of rain we ventured to Clear Lake Park for some quick pics.
I want to remember how Maddie kept asking if that was real water.
I want to remember how Penny was a bit OCD about keeping the white and black feathers together.
I want to remember how Natalie critiqued Maddie's "swan" arms.
I want to remember how Penny kept her headband on though she usually can't stand wearing things on her head.
Can't wait for many more Halloweens with these sweet, funny girls!
"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like
sunbeams and you will always look lovely." -Roald Dahl
Every time I photograph Sophie I'm sure of a couple of things: 1) We are going to have a lot of fun & 2) She's going to work the camera! For Sophie Fall session we used her lovely backyard for a backdrop, taking in the beautiful greenery and waterside. I have the pleasure of teaching Sophie at Feijoo Ballet School and week to week I see her grow as a dancer. However it's during these seasonal portrait sessions with her that I step back and see how much she's growing and maturing in a lovely young lady! And of course Bear, her large furry companion, joined us for a few shots, making the session even MORE fun. Looking forward to the next one with these two!
"The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change."
This summer I had the opportunity of meeting Jessica, a soon-to-be college graduate from Stephen F. Austin University. From the moment our session began I felt us instantly click! Though we had only JUST met, I knew exactly what Jessica's vibe was and how to capture it through my lens! I so enjoyed exploring 1776 Park in Friendswood, TX for the first time. The location was Jessica's choice as she loved it's untamed, wild nature which certainly translated into the feel of the session. Among some fun artistic portraits, we also captured some professional headshots that she can use as she heads into her career in business! From her many gorgeous hair flips to her love for Topochico (and including it in her images) this session was pure JOY! Congrats Jessica on your upcoming graduation- go show the world what you're made of!
"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.
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!)