August 31, 2011

Kelly's Fitness Shoot

I had a great time last week working with Kelly, a very fit mama of 2 - at one of my very favorite places in this beautiful city!  Needless to say, with the 70 some days of triple digit weather we've been having this summer, we got started pretty early.

Check out her web site at

Looking forward to working with her fit mom next week too!

August 23, 2011

Gia's 6-Month Portraits

Saturday morning I was reminded (as I so often am) why I love my job so much.  I get to meet the nicest, sweetest people, children, and families.  The S family was certainly one of those!

Miss Gia was all smiles during our photo shoot, which just melted my little heart.  I forgot how much I love photographing this age.  Especially because they can sit, smile, but not run away!  It was so obvious how much she is loved by her parents.

Here is a little video I made from our session.  (Please note: Photos are not in high-resolution on video.)  Enjoy her cuteness!

August 16, 2011

Cookie Monster Came to Town...

Well, it's official... I have a 2 year old in the house!

I had a good time throwing a Cookie Monster themed birthday party for he and his little friends - and weaving in some fun little craftsy things along the way.  (It's a good thing I hot glued all the eyes, mouths, and feathers on hats and cups about 2 weeks before the party, or it would have never happened!)

The party hats...
 The party cups...

The party boy...

The vases even had cookies in them!

The spread... (We had pigs in a blanket and breakfast tacos too... not just limited to cookies!)  :) 

August 12, 2011

Welcome to the World, Jonah! {Austin Newborn Photographer}

I was so excited when Jonah's mom emailed me a few weeks before her due date to schedule a newborn session with her soon-to-be baby boy.  But that due date came and went.  And then another week came and went.  And then several more days came and went.  Poor mama... to be almost 42 weeks pregnant in this awful Texas heat - she's a trooper! 

Finally, Baby Jonah arrived, and I got to meet both he and his family in person.  What a cutie he is!  I think those extra few weeks gave him a lot of strength, because he was wide awake and ready to play for about 95% of our session.  And thanks to his daddy's swaddling and rocking skills, we managed to capture the sleepy shots all in a matter of about 5-10 minutes.  Hey... when it's 105 degrees outside in Texas, you have to work quickly!  :)

Enjoy his cuteness...

August 03, 2011

Beautiful Baby Bump {Austin Maternity Photographer}

I had so much fun working with the S family again.

Amanda is such a trooper... not only is she very pregnant in the summer, but she is very pregnant in the summer that just experienced THE hottest month of July EVER.  In history.  Ouch.

I'm sure when Baby Boy decides it is time to work on delivery, she will be more than happy to oblige.  For  now, she's just looking beautiful with a lovely baby bump.  Miss E will be such a good big sister.

Here are a few shots from our session together.

This one just melts my heart... it tells such a story - without saying a single word.