Archive for November, 2015

 

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my amazing clients who allow me to support my family doing what I love and entrusting me to capture their most special moments. I’m also thankful for sweet little girls with mermaid hair, tutus and frilly socks who dance and laugh at every opportunity. Aaaand adorable little boys who just love their mommas so much (I have a special sweet spot for those). With that, here is a preview of my recent shoot with the beautiful and joyous Koenig family at their north Austin home and Bull Creek.

Wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving with your families!

 

Portrait of a beautiful young girl laying in the grass. Her golden, curly hair forms a crown over her head.

Lifestyle portrait of a mom and daughter rolling in the grass, tickling each other and laughing.

Portrait of a mother with her son and daughter sitting in her lap.

Portrait of beautiful family in their backyard at their north Austin home.

Black and white lifestyle portrait of a mother, father and their toddler son sitting in a hammock.

A father tosses his toddler son in the air.

Close up portrait of a little girl wearing sparkly shoes and frilly socks.

Natural light portrait of a young girl with golden, curly hair sitting by a window.

 

 

A little girl and her brother explore the stream and rocks at Bull Creek Park in Austin, TX.

Portrait of a beautiful family at Bull Creek Park in Austin, TX. The little girl is wearing a tutu and dancing while her mother looks on.

Black and white portrait of a young girl hugging her father and looking into the camera.

A mother holding her adorable toddler son outside, laughing

 

I just can’t find the words to express how wonderful my recent portrait session with the gorgeous Cardenas family was so I’ll just show you. Here’s a preview of some of my favorites and before you say anything, I know. This kids smile is out of this world.

Lifestyle portrait of an adorable hispanic toddler standing in the woods, laughing and looking into the camera.

A young, beautiful hispanic family is sitting in a tree and holding each other, laughing.

Candid portrait of a young hispanic boy playing with his toy truck at the base of a tree.

A young, beautiful hispanic couple is sitting in the grass, laughing and holding each other.

Close up image of young hispanic boy sitting next to his mother holding a tower of Lego candies in her outstretched hand.

A young hispanic boy licks his fathers face while his mother looks on, laughing in the background.

Arial view image of a young, beautiful hispanic family laying in the grass laughing.

Arial view image of a young, beautiful hispanic family laying in the grass laughing.

Portrait of a young, beautiful hispanic family laying in the grass. The son is looking directly in the camera and his father is kissing his hand.

 

 

It’s so rewarding to truly gain a child’s trust; it’s a big reason why I’ve been photographing families for so long. It’s a constant challenge that forces me to be creative, kind, adaptable and it’s a good work out, too.

I love these images because you can literally see sweet Charlotte opening up like a flower. When we started our session at Mueller Lake Park in Central Austin, she was shy, clinging to momma and holding tight. And then we found some really cool rocks and she was finally seeing what was so interesting about this park. You can’t always tell but she is holding a rock in every single picture, clenched in her tiny fist, gaining more and more confidence and opening up to me and my camera. *Swoon*

A young girl with red hair in a purple dress holds a rock in her hand

A young girl with red hair in a purple dress holds a rock in her hand and shows the camera. This image has a shallow depth of field.

An over the shoulder shot of a young girl putting rocks in her fathers hands outside.

Lifestyle portrait of a mother, father and their young daughter outside laughing and kissing.

Black and white lifestyle portrait of a mother, father and their young daughter outside laughing and kissing.

Lifestyle portrait of a red headed mother holding her young daughter while her father looks at her adoringly.

Portrait of a mother and daughter with red hair, looking directly into the camera.

Black and white portrait of a young girl being held by her mother, looking over her shoulder, laughing into the camera.

Oooh, you guys, what’s the saying? “Genes so nice, they made them twice?”, well in this case, they made them thrice.

You know what I mean.

Here is a preview of my lifestyle session with the gorgeous Bounds family at their home in Austin.

 
Twin brother babies standing on a couch , looking out the window and wearing matching Janie and Jack overalls.

Lifestyle portrait of a young family sitting on the couch in their living room, smiling and laughing.

Lifestyle portrait of a young girl and her toddler, twin brothers on their parents bed

Black and white portrait of a family of five on their parents bed

Lifestyle portrait of a baby boy looking up as his older sister swings above him. She is wearing cowboy boots.

Lifestyle portrait of twin baby boys clapping while their mother holds them, smiling.

Lifestyle portrait of a mom picking up her baby boy and laughing

Lifestyle portrait of a mother carrying her baby boy on her shoulders outside.

Lifestyle portrait of a mother holding her baby boy while they both laugh.

Lifestyle portrait of a mom holding her son while he laughs at his older sister.

Lifestyle portrait of a mother holding her two twin baby boys. She is smiling and the babies are laughing.

Lifestyle portrait of a young family in Austin, TX.

Lifestyle portrait of a young family. The mom and dad are holding their twin baby boys and their daughter is standing in front, arms spread and laughing.

Lifestyle portrait of two baby twin brothers being tossed in the air by their mother and father. The babies are laughing and looking at the camera.

A portrait of a father holding his baby boy, standing outside with tall grass in the background. The baby is clapping and looking away while his father smiles at him.

Black and white portrait of a young girl standing in front of tall grass wearing a pearl snap shirt and a sequined skirt. She is looking directly into the camera and smiling.

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