Saturday, November 27, 2010

sweet | dallas child photographer

this sweet girl so deserves a reward. during her session, a wind storm cropped up out of nowhere and blasted us both with the eyes!

other than the i-almost-lost-my-eyesight thing, we had a good time. no shortage of smiles on this kid!

monkey shine | dallas family photographer

we have this picture of our family at one of our family reunions. we were at this camp, it was brutally hot and dusty and the look on every person's face reflected how we felt about that...except my brother. he was about 6, i think, and standing smack in the middle of a whole group of miserable looking people. he wore a smile that was bigger than his whole body and it was the "chessiest cheese-smile" ever! his hair was standing on end from playing in the wind and dirt, his eyes were closed up tight {every effort going into the smile} and it is probably one of my FAV.OR.ITE pictures of anyone...ever! because...he is the light and the focus of that picture.

and this little guy reminded me...all day...about that picture. when his family went left, he went right. when they smiled, he didnt. when they focused on each other, he turned into a monkey! he was in the railing, he was on top of the railing, he was on top of everyone's head! he was so funny...and i loved that the family just accepted that this is who he is and rolled with it.

mom and are so amazing with your children and even more amazing with each other.

and missy...i am just tickled when i look at your incredible smile. the smile that you have right now, with the missing teeth, is one of the best smiles out there!

i had so much fun with you all. thank you for sharing your family with me!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

old soul | dallas child photographer

this charmer came to me to update his portfolio. he is entering the working world and i tell you what, he is ready. he had me laughing from the moment he stepped out of the car.

by the and dad? i know ALL the family secrets! HA!

love | dallas child photographer

what can i say...i LoVe this kid.

i have the opportunity to take missy's pictures a couple times a year - some for fun, some for her working portfolio - and i LoVe this kid.

so much fun. till next time!

Monday, November 22, 2010

fresh | dallas family photographer

oh my holy moly! the fall season is sooo here!

i really have a lot of catching up to do on the ole' blog and cant wait to introduce you to the amazing people i have met.

this fun chickie is someone i did some commercial work for last year. i was so happy that she called me when she needed a few pictures of herself for an upcoming venture. she was just as cool as i remembered and it was a pleasure spending some time laughing and goofing one afternoon.

Friday, November 5, 2010

sweet | dallas child photographer

you would never know by looking at this sweet face that he was adament about not looking at me or smiling. in fact, i think he made eye contact with every person wandering the street just to avoid me! HA! little toad....

i could just get lost in his chocolate eyes. so, so cute!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

blewett | dallas family photographer

i just love spunky kids. they keep you movin' and they keep you thinking and this pair didn't sit still for a moment. mom and dad were so patient and so...great! they played and goofed and i had a great time watching them.

it's funny because dads are always a mixed bag during sessions. they would typically rather go to the dentist than have some lady point a camera at them for a bit. but this dad was so fantastic. he was quiet from the start and i thought for sure that i would have to pull a couple tricks out of my hat to help him "embrace" the experience :) but he was all about the experience and such a good sport.

thank you, cute family, for allowing me to hang out with you one sunday morning. your kids are adorable!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

almost grown | dallas child photographer

the day i met this cool kid was actually on his birthday! he was such a goof ball but very serious all at the same time and we had a blast. i cant believe that he was able to do one handstand with full extension let alone something like the 100 handstands he wound up doing throughout our session.

i can do handstands too... if i have my back against the wall...and someone is holding my feet...and someone else is helping support my body...and maybe even pulling upward on my feet to alleviate some of the weight on my arms...all before i collapse because all the blood has rushed to my head and i feel woozy.

yup, i can do handstands too.

i very much enjoyed meeting you and cant wait to see what tricks you have for me next time!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

soul sista | dallas child photographer

do you know when you meet someone and you just know? you blend as just "get" each other? this kid is one of those people, as is her mother. when i met these two we just meshed like we had known each other for years.

they had driven from san antonio to update little missy's headshots for her modeling portfolio and i am so happy that they did. i enjoyed every minute of our session and am looking forward to her next casting call in dallas so that we can meet for coffee.

LoVE you....

on a side note...i did NOT smooth this kid's skin. i did NOT "creamy" her skin. she is naturally this amazing. good grief!

you are stunning kiddo!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

sweet cooper | dallas child photographer

gads i love babies. i love the way they smell. i love the way they squeak. i love the way they squishy themselves into a bitty little raisin when they cozy in. i love how they tuck their feet under when they sleep.

i could just hold a newborn all day and be happy.

so when this little man's cute mom called me, i warned her that we may just have to settle for a coffee date and some conversation while i held this pretty little thing and smelled his head. pictures? well, we would try, but no promises.

i was so excited to get to the house. it has been sooo long since i have snuggied with a bitty baby. mom assured me that this kid - #3 - was a sleeper. that's when my red flag started flying. did she have to make that statement out loud? sure enough, our little bug came out of hibernation hours? i was sure that we had many pictures of grunting faces, crying, wailing, and squirming and little by way of sweet sleeping baby.

i will let you in on a secret. most of the "sleeping baby" photos were actually "blinking" baby photos! HA! mwhoohahahah....

is he not the most perfect little bug? ahhh. i love babies.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

sparkling | dallas child photographer

this little firecracker was so funny. i have a tendency to call kids "peanut" or "missy" or "peach"... you get the idea. well this funny little bug was having none of it, unless she was able to choose her own name. a girl who knows her own mind. LoVe that!

so allow me to introduce you to "miss sophia cow." a dazzling little person who sparkles when she smiles.

Monday, September 13, 2010

i heart faces {vroom} | dalls child photographer

you might recognize this cute bug from one of my recent sessions. gads, i just LoVe his face in this photo!

i havent entered one of these contests in awhile, but when i saw that this week's challenge had something to do with a vehicle - toy or real - i immediately thought of this kidlet. he was laughing so hard...which was a major coup considering everything he endured up to this point...that his face reflected utter happiness. he was trying to run me over with the plane which might explain the joy on his face :)

head on over to this site to check out all the fantastic entries!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

schuch | dallas family photographer

i met this family at their home before our session. we talked about clothes, put together outfits and stole furniture from their back yard to take along. they were all so chatty and active and i just knew this would be a great session. but, i knew this group was fabulous when dad whipped out the iron - unsolicited {!!} - and "freshened up" one of the girl's dresses!! LOVED that :)

mom and dad were so much fun and the kids...well, how cute are they? check out little missy throwing me the "vogue pose!"

i LoVed that mom and dad were game for anything. i LoVed that the kids were so cool and polite and goofy. i LoVed that it was about 2 degrees cooler than miserable, i had a river running down my back {hot} and they look like they were frolicking at the beach...and...well...i LoVed that dad was every bit a part of this session as anyone. he ironed. unsolicited!! ...just sayin'

thanks guys! i cant wait to do it again...