January 29, 2013

First Family Portraits {Austin Family Photographer}

There are so many things that I love about being a photographer.  I have always been a people person and a creative person, so joining those two things together to serve the clients I work with is just the perfect job for me.  One of the other things I love most is getting to capture special moments for families as their babies and children grow. 

The P Family was so wonderful to work with.  I noticed on their client paperwork that this was going to be their first family picture.  Their little man is 6 years old, and although they have had a few pictures done of him as a baby, this was to be their first family portrait experience.  He was so funny, and so much fun to work with.

I feel so honored that I was able to capture these moments for The P Family.  And how amazing do their colors look?!  Way to go, J!!  Love the look you created for your family.  And I love that these pictures will soon adorn your walls.  You have a beautiful family.

January 23, 2013

Canvas Gallery Wrap Collection: Nursery {Austin Family Photographer}

Obviously, I love the shooting and social side of being a photographer.  My clients are just plain amazing.  But one of my very favorite parts of this job is creating custom artwork for my clients' homes. 

As my business has evolved over its first two years, I have found that as a photographer, there is so much more to my role than just turning over a CD of digital images to my clients and having them figure it out from there.  Part of my responsibility as their photographer is to take the guesswork out of the equation and help them create masterpieces.  To get them gorgeous things... tangible things... to adorn their walls and homes. 

I have a sweet spot in my heart for canvas gallery wraps.  They are amazing, unique, and just incredible art pieces that add such a sweet touch to any walls or rooms.

Here is a sample of a nursery wall collection.  Isn't it sweet?  I know that every day (several times a day, in fact), I marvel at the newborn portraits our photographer took of my little girl when she was born.  Babies grow and change so quickly... it's so fun capturing the tiny moments and looking back on them. 

And here is a pretty master bedroom collection.

And another nursery.

January 16, 2013

Valentine's Day Mini-Sessions are Here! {Austin Children Photographer}

I am excited to announce that I will be offering Valentine's Day mini-sessions!  Just 4 spots available.

  • For children only.  *Children must be sitting up unassisted.  South Austin.
  • Thursday, Jan. 31st (Indoors - up to 2 kids*.  Starting at 9:45am.)
  • Saturday, Feb. 2nd (Outdoors - up to 3 kids*.  Starting at 9:00am.)
  • 20-minute mini-session
  • $200 + tax
  • Paperwork and payment are due one week before mini-session
  • 5 high-resolution and fully edited digital images on CD with print release
  • 12 5x7 custom Valentine photo cards -or- 24 custom Valentine wallets (See samples below)
  • 5 free online / Facebook share images (same images as your high-resolution digital images, but sized and watermarked for safe online sharing) 
CDs and custom Valentine photo cards will be ready for pickup 5 business days after mini-sessions.  

Our indoor session backdrop will be simple and clean with fun props and love-themed accessories, which allows you to get those kiddos dressed up in something super FUN and colorful for this love-themed mini-session!

What-to-Wear Ideas: (A great place to look for cute clothing ideas is on Pinterest.)
  • BOYS: Denim overalls (with no shirt underneath), bowtie, tie, suit jacket, newsboy cap, etc.
  • GIRLS: Anything pink, red, and girlie.  And Tutus are super cute!
  • FUN: Red lipstick "kisses" on their cheeks (wait until you arrive to put them on cheeks)
  • We have several cute things you can use... heart chalkboards, lace rompers (for girls 6 months to 2 years), bowtie, etc.  Just note it on your paperwork if you want to use something on our prop list.  
Card options: Be sure to note which you prefer on your paperwork.  12 5x7 cards (and select the one you want below) or 24 wallets (select the one you want in wallet section below).  Additional cards, wallets, prints, fine art products and/or digital images are available for purchase.

5x7 1-Sided Photo Card Options:

Option 1: Vintage Postcard

Option 2: Chalkboard

Option 3: Chevron Hearts

Wallet Options:

Option 1: Vintage Postcard Wallet

Option 2: Chalkboard Wallet

Option 3: Chevron Hearts Wallet

January 02, 2013

Collage & Calendar Samples

Want something unique to display in your baby's nursery, child's bedroom, or play room?  Collages and Artful Word Overlays are a beautiful way to create a custom piece for your child.

Collages are unique in that they incorporate several images from the session into one beautiful mounted wall print.  We also offer something called "Artful Word Overlays," in which a beautiful saying is laid onto an image in an artistic way.

Both Collages and Artful Word Overlays are available in many sizes, but some of the most common are 16x20, 10x20, 11x14, and 8x10.  Most colors and text are fully customizable, so they can match colors in your home.

Please visit the following link to see many of our Collage and Artful Word Overlay samples. 


We can also make 2015 one-page Calendars.  Please inquire.