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!

March 31, 2011

Spring is Here!

I always know when spring is here b/c my calendar starts to fill up. I have an exciting month ahead of me...old friends coming to visit, my birthday, my first magazine cover shoot, lots of other shoots, a trip to Detroit to speak, a trip to Vegas to relax...or go crazy and then Easter! So, this past weekend was another great shoot with a very fun family in the hood...The Folliards. Their girls were so cute and very cooperative. I just had a lovely time photographing them and we got some really great shots of their family. They actually purchased this photo shoot as a silent auction item that I donated for JD Hartman fundraiser. I will be donating a little something different this year again at the fundraiser this year so if you're going to it this month you may want to bid. Plus, it's for a great cause to help raise money for JD. Check out the Folliards!

March 22, 2011

Hey Blogger Buddies!

I've been MIA lately on this little blog...I'm going to try and do a bit better. I've got some fun stuff in the works so stay posted. I did just find this business card in my car as I was cleaning things up and wanted to pass this along. My friend, Keili, had bought these shirts from Flyduds on Etsy and used them in her kids shoot and I just loved the way they turned out. Again, I like passing along fun ideas b/c everyone is always asking, "What should we wear for our shoot?" This is a great idea, very fun and colorful for those who love something different.

Talk to you all soon!

March 3, 2011

Watch Out Kim Kardashian...There's A New Girl In Town!

Desiree and her mom drove in from El Campo, TX to shoot Desiree's senior photos. We loaded up in my car and just started driving. I knew she had some colorful outfits and a super sassy purple dress so we were on a mission to find some really great locations. Downtown happened to be much busier on a Sat. than normal...which made trying to park a little tougher...there was some festival going on which is another reason why I love this town. We managed to find some alley ways with good texture and an awesome wall mural that went PERFECT with her flower shirt she had on. Our second destination I guess was pretty close to the homeless shelter and it was getting close to dinner time so there were quite a few people walking down the alley we were in. They all asked for money and when I told them I didn't have any cash on me (which was the truth) they all wanted their picture taken instead...the one guy wanted his with Desiree. She was a good sport and I think had quite an experience for this being her first visit to Austin! Her photos came out adorable and in my book she can give Kim Kardashian a run for her money. :)