April 30, 2011

The Coolest Patriotic Family in Austin!

I photographed this family a few weeks ago and their daughter is actually in class with my son so our connection is from school...love that! Anyway, the dad is getting ready to leave for deployment for war and they wanted to take some family photos since they hadn't taken any for several years. We hit Zilker Park and did some really nice nature shots with the old, oak tree, in the whispy grass and down by the water for some canoe fun. They were so much fun to photograph and there is definitely a lot of love here. They brought an American flag with them to work in the shoot and I have to say the shots with the flag are some of my absolute favorite. There is so much meaning that gets tied into these photos I get teary eyed when I think about all of our military families fighting for us and what they go through. I titled the one with "M" peeking out from the flag, "Daddy goes to war". We salute you!

April 27, 2011

Lea Senior 2011

I photographed Lea for her senior photos a few weeks ago and she wanted to bring her sister and mom along for the fun. Her and her sister are best friends and have a very close relationship. It was so refreshing to see two sisters having fun and being silly together. We ventured all around Wimberley and had a great time exploring the river and the old missions. Lea was a real sport and wanted some fun, different shots and not just the old, humdrum stuff. By the end of the shoot, we had her IN the water fountain splashing around...too, too cute!

April 17, 2011

Detroit...Here I Come!

I can't believe it's finally time for my trip to Detroit! It's only been on the books now for a year so I better be ready. I'm going to Detroit to speak at the April Professional Photographer's Assoc. Meeting. I'm talking about "Finding Your Fit Photographing Kids". This year has flown by and I'm in awe that May is creeping up on us and summer is almost here. However, I just looked up the weather to see what I need to pack and low and behold it says 38 degrees! That's a little hard to swallow when we're basking in 90 degree weather here.

All this to say that I'll be out of the office Monday, April 18th through Saturday, April 23rd RETURNING TO WORK on Monday, April 24th. I will try and check my email through out the week so feel free to email me. Gotta go and pack my long johns now...

April 5, 2011

Hot Tamale

I recently photographed another hot tamale from El Campo, Texas! I tell you what the high school senior gals over there are so stinkin' adorable that's it's hard to take a bad shot of them. We had a great time working our way around Austin and as always it was entertaining. Our first stop was great b/c we had a guy who was really excited to be watching us do this shoot. I mentioned to Alexis was that all we needed was some music and voila! This guy whips out his eukelele and starts strummin' us some Hawaiian music while we worked. He was great! Alexis and her mom had heard about "Hey Cupcake" so we had to stop by there and let them try the yummy cupcakes...they said the Michael Jackson was to die for. :) We ended downtown with her in her Texas boots and they look so cool! Overall, another super fun shoot!

"Miss A"

I managed to rally a photo shoot out of my niece a while ago in preparation for my Detroit trip and boy oh boy did she give me a run for my money! I'm putting together my presentation for Detroit and I'll be talking about how I photograph kids. I decided it would be great to take some video footage and put together a little video to share with the other photographers to show how I work with kids. Miss A gave me such a run for my money (yes, my niece) I'm wondering now if it should be labeled "How NOT to work with kids." It's hysterical. Once we have the finished product I may just have to post for a few chuckles. We ended up getting some super cute shots but I worked my tail off to get these...enjoy! In case you couldn't tell, there was a plethera of emotions that day!