Oh my! I'm so so pleased with the way these turned out. Who would've thought that a prom dress and a horse could look so ethereal?! You would never know that Taylor was a little nervous about being in front of the camera. I think her horse buddies helped her feel at ease.
Sweet senior Amie picked the perfect place for her senior pictures. I know we've been needing rain and I would certainly welcome it, but the sun sure has been on my side for this busy shooting season.
I told Amie that hats should be her thing. She looks so poetic in her hat. She'll also be heading to TAMU in the fall and rooming with friends. So many wonderful experiences in the near future for Amie. I know her parents are so proud of the fine young woman she has turned out to be. Congratulations, Amie. Change the world!
This precious girl could've played Amy Adams' part in Enchanted. She has that happy aura about her. Her joy and smile are contagious! I half expected blue birds to land on her shoulder in song. Precious, she was. She'll be heading to College Station in the fall where she'll proudly don maroon and white. The best advice I got when leaving for A&M in the summer of 1998....keep your maroon shirts out of the wash with your white undies :) Best of luck, Sarah!
I hit the jackpot this year with senior guys and gals. Every one that I have photographed has really impressed me with their personal style and adorable personalities. Garrett is no exception. It's a rather strange and tangled story how we wound up connecting, but I'm glad we did. It has been a reminder to me of how small a world we live in. Garrett has an amazing home with any and every fun activity a boy could ask for right in his backyard so we started there. Following our home-shoot, Garrett's mom drove us to his duck hunting lease to conclude our shoot. En route, Garrett is telling me about all of the big alligator's he has spotted there. Super. Just what I want to hear. I was a trooper, Garrett's momma was on gator-patrol, and we survived our adventure. Honestly, the amazing sunset was probably worth the possibility of seeing a gator up close and personal. We had a good, good afternoon.
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!
Though I love meeting new clients, I have to say there's always an element of reservation when heading to a session with brand new clients only because I'm wierd like that. BUT, much to my delight Trey and family were like home-folk and they were so super sweet and so super easy to work with. We just clicked. Here are a few images of Trey for mom. I'm sure he looks entirely too grown up for the likes of a mom and dad graduating their youngest baby boy. Thanks for peeking and Happy Friday!!