October 31, 2013

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

I had a great time photographing this extended family. It took us awhile to get everyone's schedule together but we did it! It was about 6 months in the making but I think the wait was worth it. We ended up going out to The Reserve and the setting was just perfect. Plus, it was so peaceful that we didn't have to worry about working around any other people. I managed to talk the guys into carrying the boat down to the water so we could use it in some of the photos...it turned out great! Here's the "C" family!

October 24, 2013

I'm Singing In The Rain

It was touch and go if this shoot was going to happen or not. The rain!!! We can't complain about the rain around here being that it hasn't done that in about 4 years and we're all drying up here. The weather was a real issue that day and we were on the horn back and forth not sure if the shoot was going to happen or not. Finally, they said they wanted to go for it! We met downtown for some urban shots and then headed over to the park for a few with some greenery in them. They all looked so cute in their blue, black and white outfits. I loved the chevron print mixed with the black and white striped sweater...how cool! They were a fun family to photograph and mom and dad had bit o' fun during the shoot, too. Take a look and see...

October 17, 2013

Sizzling Senior Shoot!

My oh my! We've got a cute one here, folks. Britley came to me with a few ideas that she wanted for her senior shoot and I don't think it could have worked out any better. The shoot itself was pretty exciting! I'm always amazed at the things that happen when I'm out shooting. It started off calm with some inside studio shots on a grey background and they turned out just stunning...loved the simple black outfits on the grey background with her blond hair. Lovely. Then, we hopped in our cars and zoomed off to find the railroad tracks and this is where the story gets exciting so you'll want to stay tuned and read on. I had photographed some of my family sessions here last year so I knew right where to go for railroad tracks that have a nice curve in them. We had no sooner got started photographing Britley on the tracks and I went ahead and reminded everyone that these were working tracks so we all needed to be on the lookout and keep our eyes and ears perked to hear/see any train that might be coming round' the bend! Five minutes into the shoot and we're just getting warmed up I hear something...and I'm like, "Do you all hear that? I think there's a train coming. There is! Everyone off the tracks!" The engineer is just waving to us bigger than Dallas from the driver's seat and smiling. He probably doesn't get to see a handful of hot women hanging around the railroad tracks very often. Just as the train is squealing by, I notice that my tripod is sitting right next to the tracks so I went over to retrieve it and just as I was about to grab it the train struck it and my tripod went flying and I'm sorry to say she lost her leg that night. My tripod is now a duopod. :) After the excitement by the tracks, we moved over to Barton Springs to do our water shots that Britley requested. It was so fun getting in the water right at sunset and capturing those photos. I loved the headpiece her little sister made her to wear for a few of the shots...so cute. So, here's Britley!