September 24, 2013

The Annual Down Syndrome of Central Texas Calendar Release Gala 2013!

It IS that time of year again, when the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas rolls out their new calendar for the upcoming year!   It's time for those calendar celebrities to put their best dress on, tie that tie and polish those shoes for it is their time to walk the red carpet and feel like a star!  This year they had me work the ribbon ceremony where the calendar stars sign their John Hancock to a calendar and then get pinned with a beautiful ribbon to wear. Then they load up in their personal limosine and head over to the gala to walk the red carpet. It is such a joy to be there and experience this wonderful event.   Every year the local Down Syndrome Association here (DSACT) puts together a yearly calendar to raise revenue for their cause. They always combine a local individual with Down Syndrome with a celebrity for each month on the calendar and then they have a huge kick off party which is this gala. The individuals that star in the calendar for the year get the ultimate treatment at the gala. They arrive in limos, the crowd is screaming for them, the paparazzi is there (that's me!)photographing them as well as KVUE News. It is just the cutest thing you have ever seen! Some of the kids are very receptive to the whooping and hollering while others are quite shy by all the attention. Also, this year the photographer who volunteered ALL his time and photographed the entire calendar (which started in February!) is Bill Ledbetter from Image Eclectic Photography.  He did a great job capturing everyone's personalities and putting together another beautiful calendar.  It really is a great cause and if anyone feels moved in purchasing a calendar please click on over to DSACT and get yourself one!

The Moores 2013!

The Moore's have some really great neighbors!  Their neighbors contacted me back in the spring and wanted to purchase a photo shoot for them to give to Kelli (the mom) as a Mother's Day gift!  What amazing neighbors, huh?  Now that things have cooled off a bit...haha!...a few degrees helps anyway. We met up to do our photo shoot a few weeks ago.  They had requested colorful, bright locations which you know is my FAV!  I hadn't been down to UT campus in forever and thought it would be fun to push my creative skills in finding some new locations.  Even though they are total A&M fans, they went for it.  We just couldn't have anything UT in the photos. :)
We ended up finding this super cool coffee shop and they let us come in and take over and get some really great family shots.  Without further's the Moores!

September 20, 2013

Get It While It's Hot!

BNP is having a fall gallery wrap special until September 30, 2014!  If you've been wanting to order a gallery wrap from your photo shoot, NOW would be the perfect time!  20% off.