Monday, November 29, 2010

Stidham family:Puppy luv'n

This session turned out to be more fun for me than I anticipated, and I was anticipating some fun. I'm not a big animal lover, Brian and I have no pets of our own nor any plans to adopt one, but I knew if I wanted to do family photography I had to be willing to do pets as well. Even if our family doesn't have one I am a believer that any pet you have really is a part of the family and adds a certain dynamic you don't want to miss out on in pictures. The pup in these photos is my 'nephew' Jack. Jessica and Heath adopted him just a few months ago and he really is a precious pup. He was wanting more play time then camera time but in the end it made for some great shots. See for yourself....
Jess and Heath, thanks for letting me do your holiday photos. I had a blast!

Welcome to the family Jack

This one is going in a frame in my house! Love it

Docken's family:country style

In my opinion it takes a combination of elements to create a good photograph. Good equipment, good location, good subjects, good lighting and a good eye for posing the shots. Yesterdays session with my sweet sis-in-law and her men had ALL of those elements! We ended up capturing some wonderful shots but I think my favorite part about this session was that one of the wonderful subjects is my handsome and so cool nephew, Gabriel Wyatt. He is TOO CUTE for words...Just see for yourself! Thanks Juan and Alicia for letting me do this session with you, I can't wait for the next one!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Here is a little preview from some of my initial Holiday Sessions. I still have openings for Saturday Nov. 27 and Monday Nov. 15. Contact me for more info!

Did a "test run" with my baby sisters and got some super cute Christmas shots. With a rookie photographer for a sister they have the modling down!

{D} Family Holiday session....It was cloudy and cold but we still had fun, and I have lots of fabulous pictures to prove it. Here are two favorites (unedited)

{V} Family girls K and L, enjoying the Christmas decor...

....It is baby L's first Christmas and she was especially distracted by the pretty bows and ornaments which made it difficult to get her attention, but we still got some adorable shots.

I've said it before but here is proof, I can't leave a photo shoot with out some close-ups of the feet!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Pleasure

I love photography. I love taking a family and giving them a fun idea and seeing it work out flalessly like these amazing family shots. I love when precious memories like these are captured through a lens. I love the flare, the landscape and all the pretty smiles. I take pleasure in capturing these moments. I also find pleasure in viewing and admiring the work of those who live to capture those moments. I have some very precious and talented friends who are photographers; and in typical photographer form they bring their own flare and unique perspective to each photo.
Check out their websites to see for yourself:

Morgan Gauntt

Kaila Jackson

Ava Jordan-Curasi

Casey Gilboy

some other photography blogs I have recently come to enjoy are below...

Joy Harmon Prouty has a vintage style and is super creative (get some
ideas from her!)

Rita is a passionate stay-at-home mom, who is equally passionate about photography as she is about her two sons! (she gives lots of tips and freebies

Jaime Temple is a new favorite of mine, I just drool over every shoot. Nothing super fancy, no jaw dropping editing effects, just well shot and nicely edited

While I could list a few more sites that I just really enjoy perusing every now and then I think this is sufficient. I'd love for you to share links to your favorite photographers because as much as I love being the photographer that love is constantly fueled from the inspiration of other photographers!

Holiday Photo Shoot

PRICE: A monetary donation to help fund our move to Central Asia and our work there (check or cash accepted at time of session)

WHAT IS INCLUDED: 20 minute session and a CD of ALL pictures including 20 edited (prints are available at cost --$3 for 8x10, $0.40 for 5x7 $0.15 for 4x6, Christmas cards $0.80 each including white envelopes-- all prints will be ordered after final session on Nov. 13. and ready for pick-up by Dec. 5. I recommend using Walmart or Snapfish for the best deals, but for your convenience I offer this service)

DATES/TIMES: Saturday Nov. 6 10a-1p, Monday Nov. 8 10a-12m and 4p-7p, Saturday Nov. 13 10a and Monday Nov. 15 10:30a-12m and 4p-7p **Slots are open every 30min,

LOCATION: Shoot will take place in Lindale.

To sign up for a date and time send me a message on FB or e-mail me at, first come first served for time selection. More details (including directions) when you sign up.

Looking forward to capturing your families Christmas cheer!

For anyone not familiar, here is an example of a flyer for a mini-session. Notice this does not include a CD of all the pictures, only a select number. Also, most have a fee for additional family member (includes 5 family members a fee of $10 will be charged for each addition) If the person is in your family, they are included in the picture (if you want!