May 17, 2021

ATX Family Photography Video | The Yard | The Floreani Family

Family photo shoots are my jam. Family photo shoots with active kids are even more my jam. It's sort of like organized chaos in a good way. What I love the most though is when I get a family somewhat set up in a spot and the kids feel comfortable and are themselves and their natural personalities start shining through during the photos. I believe this creates character and gives the photos life. I'm all for a good posed family photo but I'm in love with an imperfect family photo that shows movement and style. My family shoot with the Floreani's is a great example of this! We would find a cool spot and get the family set up and then the kids just naturally did their "thing". Their "thing" consisted of them striking poses without cues, hugging, laughing, sticking out tongues, pointing, striking dance poses and running straight up to my lens and looking into it! As a long time photographer, I have discovered that some of MY most favorite images of ALL times come out of shoots like this so I'm in heaven and snapping away as fast as I can. Most parents aren't quite as excited about their kids doing their "thing" as I am during the shoot but usually are happy with the final outcome once they see how cute their family is. I have my own similar example of this happen when my son was in kindergarten and I was meeting the teacher after the first few weeks of school had started. She told me that she had had to move my son to the back of the class during story time when they sat down on the rug. During story time, my son would sit right at the teacher's feet in the front and then would turn around and make faces and act silly trying to stir the others up and make them laugh so she told me that she solved the issue by moving him to the back of the rug behind all the kids. She said he could make all the silly faces he wanted back there an the other students had no idea. I looked so disheartened at her and apologized for his behavior b/c I didn't want my child to be "that" kid. I'll never forget that she looked at me and said, "Hey, I LOVE spunky kids! He's doing great". I like to have this same relaxed approach during my shoots when family's have young spunky kids. To all my parents out there, it's ok if your kids don't act perfect during the shoot. We might just make your family's next masterpiece. Go ahead and grab your cup of joe and english muffin. Sit back, turn the volume up and enjoy the Floreni's family video.

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May 7, 2021

Baby Jordan's 1st Birthday Video | ATX Baby Photographer | Barton Creek

One of the very best parts of my job is watching the family's grow that I photograph and watching their babies grow up. I can't believe this little nugget is already one years old! It seems like yesterday that I was photographing their maternity session out at Hamilton Pool. Baby Jordan's party was adorable just like him. His birthday theme was "Where the Wild Things Are" and the decor, cake, snacks, napkins, water bottles were super cute and stylish. This little guy's cake smash session just made my heart melt watching him enjoy his birthday cake. He was on cloud nine taking in the texture of the cake in his hands and finally discovering that the cake tasted yummy, too! Grab your hot tea and sit back and smile while you enjoy this adorable 1st birthday bash.

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May 3, 2021

ATX Senior Photo Shoot Video | Alyssa | Bowie High School

Alyssa's wrapping up her senior year at Bowie High School and heading to North Carolina for college in the fall. Before doing so though, we had to commemorate her senior year with an amazingly fun photo shoot downtown. She wanted something downtown with clean lines and a modern feel for her photos which we found. At the start of the shoot, we were driven off the property by a security guard who would not let us take any photos at the CLOSED building. I don't really understand why but like he said, "I'm just doing my job, ma'am." We immediately rolled into Plan B and started walking down the street for inspiration. We found all sorts of modern yumminess around each corner and the lighting just kept getting better and better with each turn that we made. Alyssa's zebra pants blew me away and I just loved how they popped off of that prism wall. To see the rest of her amazing photo shoot check out her video now. Grab your diet coke and chocolate chip cookie and sit back and relax.
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