Sunday, January 15, 2012

valentine mini session | dallas child photographer

for the first time, Herd of Birdz is offering Valentine mini-sessions and we couldn't be more excited! i love the fall with the pumpkins and warm yummy drinks and the chill in the air and i love Christmas with the shopping and the festive music and excitement that seems to drive people. but once the craziness of the holiday season is over, the tree is down and folks hunker down to wait out the cold weather, there is Valentines day. i LoVE Valentines day {no pun intended} because it is fun, it is quick and it is pure indulgence. decorations and food and gifts dont need to be he-uge, just from the heart.

so that is exactly what we did for you! we came up with a quick, fun excuse to indulge in your sweetie. An opportunity for you to capture that newly missing tooth or cute hat from Santa and share a quick hug and smooch with all your friends and family as you deliver your fun Valentines!

Happy Heart Day!

Friday, November 4, 2011

sweet face | dallas family photographer

this is what i am working on for today. what a sweet face. more to come but i had to put this sweetie-pie up here for mom to see.

such a soulful look for such a little bug.

Monday, September 12, 2011

horton hears a who | frisco child photographer

i walked into an estate sale and immediately fell in love with this hat. i guess the woman who owned this hat wore hats as a matter of practice {which i LoVE} and had a selection of unique and well loved items.

when i saw this hat i immediately thought of my feist little bean. she really enjoys hamming for the camera, always asking for a "just me" photo shoot, and this hat just seemed to fit her personality.

the session was short {ghastly heat, stickers with teeth, and fire ants} but she was so funny i didnt need more than a handful of minutes to get some "keepers."

doesnt the little puffball remind you of the puff on horton hears a who?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"c" words | dallas family photographer

i met this sweet person during our adventures in england last month. i cant wait for her mother to see this post so that she will know some of what we were "up to" one evening while we were supposed to be admiring the sheep. :)

just a few things i learned while in england:

1. england has the nicest people. period.
2. england has the fluffiest sheep and they are everywhere.
3. everyone has a stunning garden with stunning flowers. ev-ery-one!

this family was so generous and so kind to invite my kiddo and i to share dinner in their home. we loved on their new baby kitties, oohed over the fluffy sheep and took an evening stroll in a lovely village. we also played a game of "C" words...the kids came up with cat, cheese, capture. things like that. i added cutaneous, because subcutaneous is kind of a favorite word of mine. it has such a cool sound as it rolls off the tongue :) but while i was feeling all cool and fancy because i threw out my favorite word, this fine english gentleman threw out a zinger that left his wife 10 shades of red and me at a loss for words...which doesnt often happen. i caught his "awww, shucks" moment just after he contributed his, ummmm, word as i was practically hysterical with laughter. i am amazed the picture is in focus because all i saw was a blur!

thank you soooo much for making us feel at home. we had the best time and made some new friends! till next time.....

Friday, July 1, 2011

summer fun | wylie family photographer

relaxed. fun. lauging. more laughing. lots of pretty sun.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

fat baby | dallas family photographer

it makes me laugh when i meet families who have a sense of humor...about themselves.

i have photographed this family a few times and we always find something to laugh about...but this time i couldnt stop laughing. their newest addition is the smiley-est, squishy-est baby and a kick in the pants all on his own. but what had me giggling the entire session was the family "pet name" for the baby..."fat baby." he actually responds when he hears this...and smiles!

this baby is a chunk-o-munk. the other kids are average to small...then there is "fat baby," said with a louisiana drawl. when dad turned him upside down, this baby's eyes all but disappeared under his cheeks. {giggle}

they are going to have to find a new nickname because i get the feeling that when this baby starts walking, he is going to turn that chunk into muscle and be a force to recon with. :) funny is it that dad is so trying to win this race?

thanks for the fun, guys. always great to catch up and i cant wait till next time!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

sun-kissed | frisco child photographer

i love this time of year. not too hot, not too humid, not too many bugs and the sun truly feels like it is kissing your skin.

this day was perfect.

as i started to get my trusty camera ready for the session, it became very clear that my window of opportunity for pictures was going to be about 30 seconds. this kiddo was definitely not "into" having his picture taken and made sure i knew where he stood on the matter. he was so serious and no matter what i tried, he gave me the "stink-eye."

until i found his magic and away we went. gads, he was so funny! kids are simply magical when they laugh and tell stories and play. ours was not the longest session but it had to be one of my most satisfying. every indication told me that this was not going to be fun...for either of us... but in the end we were rolling in the weeds laughing.

i have to admit, when you get right down to it, i am one goofy duck. i have no shame. i am one of "them." i may be...well, older than 20...but deep down i am about 10 years old with mud on my face, shoes untied and cotton candy stuck in my hair. it might take me a minute, but eventually these kiddos recognize a fellow goof-ball, then all is good.

thank you, kind sir, for sharing some of your magic with me.