"Place God first in your life and at the center of your marriage. We pray together every day."
-Evelyn Husband Thompson
It always so special when I get a client ask me to photograph them and i'm honored when they return year after year. After photographing their family last year I was thrilled to be back behind my lens for Evelyn and Bill again, this time for some headshots and couple portraits.
Bill’s first wife, Margie, succumbed to breast cancer after a valiant 13 year battle. Evelyn suddenly and tragically was widowed when her first husband Rick, the commander of STS-107, Space Shuttle Columbia. They were brought together through their loss and faith. Now married 11 years, they travel the world together sharing their message of hope, love, and faith. I was honored to capture their love story as well as provide them so portraits that they can use at all of the public speaking events. What a truly inspiring couple!
My oldest sister lives in Arizona with her husband and their five beautiful children. When they were visiting over the holidays I took each of my nieces out for a mini portrait session!
First up was my oldest niece, Avery. Avery is 11 years old and is about to pass me up, which will make her the tallest woman in the family! Not only does she look older but is acting so mature and grown up. Avery and I share a love for musical theatre and I am loving see her passion and skill grow (even had a private tap lesson during her stay!)
Avery, don't grow up too fast. xoxo, Aunt C!
If you are associated with any ballet school, you'll know that this time of year is all about summer intensive auditions! The shots that these companies and schools require are very specific and are looking for a certain technical aspects. I love offering my trained dancer eye to my clients to give them shots they can walk in confidently into the room with on the day of their audition. One of my students at Feijoo Ballet School, Amélie, needed some shots for her upcoming auditions and I was happy to be at her service. Other than some basic headshots, we also captured her in first arabesque, à la seconde, and échappé on pointe. Amelie is a beauty and I loved this quick session with her- excited to see where these shots take her this summer!
Helen's Garden is one of my absolute favorite spots to photograph in the League City area. Even in the winter they keep the garden looking fresh and green, providing my clients beautiful backdrops for their session! Jason, Angela, and their whole family got together here for their family session and we had a total blast. Between the location and this awesome family, plus the perfect overcast skies, this session was lovely from start to finish.
I first worked Derrick several years ago in a community theatre production of South Pacific. He served as the show's Music Director and I the choreographer. It was the birth not only of years of artistic collaboration but great friendship. We have talked about taking the conductor headshots for years and I was excited to finally make it happen a couple month's back. Derrick is extremely gifted in all things music and I can't wait to see where life continues to take him. Wishing you lots of success with these new headshots, my friend!
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!)