This, Friends, is my baby brother and his sweet wife. They are really a perfect match and we feel so blessed to have them both. They're kind, gentle, and have such sweet spirits. My brother is a person with integrity like no one I know. It would have to be a special girl to capture his heart and Marcy is special indeed.
Here we have "Lance the Baby" whose namesake is "Lance the Astros Player." Despite the name commonality, you'll agree that Lance the baby's cheeks are much cuter :)
Lance and Mommy are new clients from Conroe. I'd say about 90% of my clientele is local so I was tickled that they drove so far to see me and very excited to have had the privilege of taking Lance's first photographs.
And though we began the session as strangers we had plenty to converse about during the shoot. Of course, the headliner was this sweet boy.
I love his delicate fingernails...
and his little legs curled up like a frog...
and the feel of his soft skin in his soft, fleece costume.
HEARTSPUN NEWS: I've been thinking of doing this for several weeks, but of course I'm doing this last minute! I've been thinking of doing a "Birthday Club" type of thing where at the beginning of every month I have one Saturday morning devoted to Birthday Kids.
These will be 30 minute mini sessions for $125. They will all be back to back and at one location and are limited to one child per shoot. I thought this might be a good solution for parents wanting to have their children photographed for their birthdays, but maybe not wanting a full session.
What it includes: 30 minute session 15 images on CD 2-3 featured on the blog
The catch: only one child per shoot I must fill at least 4 spots must be willing to go to the designated locatio
Sooooo....I'm going to just give it a whirl for this Saturday morning. The times begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Crosby Park. This may not work out for this month since it's last minute so I'm going to give it a couple of months and depending on the response, I will keep it going or let the idea die.
If you would like a mini session this Saturday morning, contact me ASAP via email.
No pics to post today, but I wanted to thank everyone for checking the blog this week and all of your sweet comments! I love reading them and it is so uplifting to know that you're reading, looking, and leaving behind some kind words.
I was going to take a blogging break, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to blog pictures of my favorite daughter who gets yummier and squishier by the day.
Her colorful leg warmers were handmade by babysitter extraordinaireBritty who's off at TAMU whooping it up. We miss you!
And she's FINALLY showing signs of wanting to crawl. She hops up on all fours rather gracefully now. She's still not moving, but she sure is trying hard.
I don't think I've ever blogged about this nor documented this very special thing about Natalie. A client asked me if I had taken pictures of her special birthmark when it dawned on me that I hadn't. Natalie has a special birthmark on her chest that is known as a hemangioma. It was not present at birth, but appeared when she was about three weeks old. The very unique thing about her hemangioma is that it is in the shape of a heart. Soon it will start to fade and it will no longer be visible so I wanted to make sure to have a good clear picture of her special stamp to show her one day.
So, the ladies had their turn in their sweet, girlie-girl costumes and now it's the boys' turn! .
I love October, the fall, Halloween, the cool air so it was a real treat to get to shoot 2 costume sessions last week - boys AND girls! The cutest thing was watching the mommas behind the scenes. They are so smitten with their boys.
A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E This threesome reminded me of mini Charlie's Angels. Our original plan was to shoot these pixies at Mercer Arboretum, but the morning of our shoot we discovered that Mercer was closed due to hurricane damage. We quickly changed plans and it worked out just fine.
Now as gorgeous as the weather has been, we happened to pick a day when the humidity was high and we were all hot and bothered. Even the fairies were ready to call it a day. Before we left, we had a wardrobe change and I just love these three tiny tots trying so hard to get into the church to rescue Baby Jesus. LOL... And the coordinator herself...
Rhonda is a classmate of mine from high school and I was so excited
to do these for her family. Funny thing is that we have our high
school reunion this weekend so even though I haven't seen Rhonda in
years, our paths are crossing two times in the span of a week. Rhonda
contacted me in the summer time to arrange this for her mother and I
was especially excited to see her and her sweet girl. So, even though
this was a family affair make no mistake about who the star of the show
I've actually known Rhonda since early in our childhood and to see her with her little girl is almost surreal.
Had fun with different post processing:
Rhonda, it was great to see you and your sweet family again. Next
time we'll be sure to schedule the shoot when hubby is not working.
See you SOON!!
These folks are good to the core in every respect and I was right at home with all of them. Even the kids call me "Vivi" which I just love.
I gushed about their children a year ago when they were on the blog the first time and they're still pretty awesome kids - articulate, well-mannered, friendly, talkative, and the dynamic between this bro and sis is so endearing.
Thank you for waiting on me. I hope you've recovered from your Vegas weekend!