This sweet gal is a former student of mine and she emailed me recently about photographing her for her college graduation. Where has the time gone?! She was a kind, mature, level-headed girl in high school and is still that way today. I'm so proud to have played a teeny tiny role in her education. We met at her parent's house and I could hardly believe my eyes. Their yard looks like a beautiful park. It is so picturesque and everything was growing so lush and green. I managed to escape the shoot with a few hydrangea clippings. Thank you for a lovely afternoon!
Sweet Laura and her mom showed up for our shoot last week and we've been corresponding since August about this shoot. I felt like I already knew them. Laura's enthusiasm and excitement was contagious. She was totally comfortable in front of the camera and was up for anything! Mom explained to me that Laura is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, so we thought the quirky antique buildings in town would be perfect. Then we ventured to my in-laws driveway for a little bit of country (thanks, mimi and pawpaw). I loved her ecclectic and sweet spirit!
Enjoy the rest of your Senior year, Laura!!! Thanks for picking me!
Besides having the coolest name I've ever heard, Kaz also happens to be a super nice, charming guy. He wears his smile soooo big and it was certainly making my morning easy. He'll be at A&M in the fall and I have no doubt that his smarts, awesome personality, and good looks will serve him well in college. Love the round bale shots. Only in Crosby, right?! But the show-stealer was Ruby's Barber Shop. Ruby's has been in business a looooong time and they were kind enough to let us shoot on their front porch. We even got the green light to go visit their antique tractor and bluebonnets and it was small-town perfection. Thank you, Lisa and Annette!
Oh to be tiny, tan, and eighteen again! Miss Kayla is so beautiful and though she was a bit camera shy at first, we were able to get her comfortable and you'd never know that it took her a little while to warm up. She looks so natural. We hopped into one car and I'm glad we did because there was plenty to laugh about on the way.
It's senior season and it's fun season for me. I love that seniors come to me ready to showcase what they do best and love. Jake was no exception. He is an avid outdoorsman. He also happens to come from one of the sweetest families around here and I know Mom and Dad will miss him terribly when he's in College Station. Mom was taking in every bit of him while we were shooting and I could tell it was bittersweet. I think I'll keep my babies at 7 and 3, please.
Best wishes on a great senior year and a wonderful college experience, Jake. Don't forget to call your momma when you're gone...every day.
P.S. HEartspun followers, I will be posting dates and times for the Lemonade Spring Shoots on Friday. The stand is coming along beautifully. Perfect setting for Easter attire or casual clothing, too. I can't wait to see it all together!
These are going to be Pee-recious!!! The fabulous Amber that styled the Wonderland Couture shoots back in the fall will be styling these shoots as well so I have no doubt that they will be a homerun as far as styling goes. See for yourself...she's not lacking in style.
So, we're still finalizing dates, but we expect it to have these shoots the second or third week in April. I will get back to you with those dates sometime next week. Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend. We'll be celebrating the birth of a very sassy 3 year old ;)
I started to photograph a tutorial for these sweet, quirky invitations that we came up with for my daughter, Natalie's, birthday. But, I decided that they were pretty self-explanatory by just looking at the picture. They were made very inexpensively, but with a lot of love.
A fateful trip to Hobby Lobby yielded the perfect party plates.
I'm feeling mighty blessed these days. This brown-eyed girl brings an energy into our lives that we enjoy heartily.
And don't judge my underwear-flaunting, shirt-lacking child. We'll worry about the latter in later years. She's simply wearing her finest. Her birthday suit. How fitting.