Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Duron's

Remember when I mentioned the Christmas Special a couple months back? Well, it took place last weekend.  I was a little nervous with the timing.. only 20 minutes for each family, but it turned out really great! I liked the challenge and it forced me to be really specific and vocal in directing each family into the poses I wanted. I am really pleased with how it turned out, and so SO thankful and humbled by the sweet families that had me take their pictures!

First up, Emilio and Devinn.  I went to school with Emilio and most of his brothers, and played co-ed softball for a couple of years together (I'm praying for you Emilio...).  Since most of the sessions I'm doing right now are for the purpose of Christmas cards, I wont ruin the anticipation by sharing them, but here are some of my favorites with them and their pups.  Thanks again, Duron fam!

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Allen's

I got to spend some time with this beautiful family last week.  I knew it was going to be amazing with Dave asked Emma if she wanted to "ghost ride the whip" referring to the stroller! HA!

Some of my favorites...

Seriously! How gorgeous is this mama!?

Loving on her baby sister.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Austin & Bryce

Silly brothers are the best kind. 

Here are a few of my favorite from our session.  There are actually many more, but they are Christmas-card worthy, and I don't want to steal their thunder :)  


Austin and Bryce's grammie, Lori, holds a dear place in my heart.  She has the gift of hospitality like no one I have ever known.  I used to house sit for her, and I always looked forward to it.  Staying at her house was like staying at a bed and breakfast! And, she would leave me care packages!! So thoughtful.  Lori just started a party planning and styling business.  Check her out! She's amazing. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Paige is One, part 2!

Big parties can be overwhelming for a little one year old!  So Paige's mom, Brooke, and I thought a separate session for her one-year-old photos would be best.  And sure enough, she was much more comfortable in front of the camera with just her mama, grammy, and me.

She has such a sweet personality. She is cautious and caring.  She LOVES her mama!  She constantly reaches out for mama's finger, to bring her along to where ever Paige wants to go.  Once she finds her words, I fear the quiet moments will be few and far between for her parents.  Paige is so smart, and I love how Brooke knows exactly what her noises mean.  I have enjoyed getting know her better!

Here are some of my favorites.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wes is 3!

The little boy who first made me an auntie, turned three last month.  I can't even handle the fact that he is THREE already. He is a sweet and sensitive little guy.  He picks up on the emotions in tone of your voice, and then wants to know what is going on. And he never forgets.  For example, the other day, my mother in law and I took the three boys (Wes, Miles, and Will) to Target.  I was driving the correct way down a one-way aisle, when all of the sudden, a car enters in the wrong way.  I said something like, "Really BRO?!" and Wes immediately stopped his convo with Linda, and asked, What's that car doooing, Tina? What's that man doooooing, Tina? I explained to him what had happened, and thought that was the end of it.  Nope!  We spent an hour in Target, and when we were walking back to our car, Wes asked again about the man in the car.  It baffles me, how aware he is of others emotions. Also, I'm glad that Really BRO is  all that came out of my mouth!

Wes, you are the sweetest, silliest little boy.  You have a tender heart, and a big one.  You are a great big cousin, and an even better big brother.  You love to be outside, doing what the guys are doing, and then a minute later, coming inside to check on your mommy.  I pray that God will use your sweet and caring heart to do BIG things for Him.  And I pray that you will never be ashamed or embarrassed of your heart. It has been an absolute joy to watch you grow these last three years!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!