I've known Amanda for as long as I can remember, growing up at church together. Years ago I made my musical theatre debut as Little Red Riding Hood opposite Amanda's Rapunzel in Into the Woods Jr. Amanda is a very talented performer and spends the school year influencing young students as a theatre teacher. Her headshot session was wonderful! At the end she told me that though she started out nervous, but I couldn't tell one bit. Hope these shots serve her well going in all her professional endeavors.
"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!
"You're Off to Great Places!
Today is Your Day!
Your Mountain is Waiting, so...
Get on Your Way!" -Dr. Seuss
What a journey it has been to watch Kennedy grow up. From a very young age, he showed such an eagerness to excel and talent to boot! I have great memories through the years of performing along side him in children's theatre, being his tap teacher, and cheering him on. One of our first shows together was Seussical, he played Jojo and I the Cat in the Hat! For the show's promotional stills we posed at Kemah Boardwalk and had a marvelous time riding rides and being silly! While planning his Senior Portaits, it seemed only fitting to return to the boardwalk. Kennedy, I wish you all the best as you continue to grow in your love and ability for the arts. The Rock is fortune to have you and I know with your hard work and determination, life will take you far.
"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!
"Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on the higher ground than the environment surrounding them. Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."
-Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Right before Mother's Day I met up with one of my besties, Maggie, and her little boy, Cooper for a Mommy and Me session. It was wonderful to celebrate Maggie's first year of motherhood with these sweet portraits. So often I meet mother's who shy away from the camera but it's so important to get photos of mama with her littles! I know that as Cooper grows he will treasure these photo memories with his mama. Motherhood suits Maggie so beautifully and I love watching her care for her little boy. Looking forward to many more sessions with these two!
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!)