The Smile House – Photography by Laura Kay Wootan » Welcome to my photography blog where I share clients sessions and my life experiences on my little corner of the web.

Guess What?? We’re having a baby!

I hope everyone had a great holiday!  Things here were wonderful!  I have to admit… I’ve been neglecting my blog a little…  I do try to keep up with our FACEBOOK page… but in-case you don’t follow us there…  We have some BIG news.

We’re having a baby!  We’re expecting our daughter to arrive in early May….  So what does that mean??  It means DO NOT WAIT to get on my schedule for the spring!   Especially my High School Seniors!!  We’ve already started to book out so… Please please don’t wait… it always kills me to have to tell a client I’m booked… and this time I won’t be able to make any exceptions because I’ll have a newborn! So if you want the BEST in senior portraits… and I KNOW you do call the studio to set up your complimentary consultation!!  512.396.2001  You only graduate once! How do you want to be remembered?

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Sneak Peek for Leah & Josh

I love dogs!  They’re so awesome… these sweet puppies belong to Leah & Josh.  We had a great photo session on Friday! It has been a while since I had photographed a mostly “just dogs” session!   It was SO much fun!  I’m thinking I might start offering pet sessions again!   Thanks so much for coming in guys… here’s a quick peek!

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Katherine, Ray & Corey

I love when clients are open to trying anything!  I especially love when the idea is a little crazy!  Whenever I have an opportunity to introduce juxtaposition into portraits I jump at the chance! For instance… I love to put a girl in a prom dress in a alley way… or a ballerina in a Forrest…. I love that we did Salon Mink’s Christmas session at a laundry mat!  How fun is that?? Totally fun!!!   They have so much swag… LOL no matter where we would have photographed they would be fabulous!

Here’s a few favorites from our session….

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Sneak Peeks of Beautiful Jenna!

Oh to be young and this gorgeous!  *sigh*  This weekend we went on a road trip to Louisiana to photograph one of my favorite girls Jenna.  (love her!)    We packed up her entire wardrobe and as much camera gear as the truck would hold and we set off for the French Quarter.  Along the way we stopped at Oak Alley Plantation which was absolutely gorgeous!  I wish we had known that it was a Saints home game weekend.  I don’t follow football so it wasn’t even on my radar to check! My bad!  It was VERY crowded… much more crowded that we expected considering it was SO cold.  Jenna is a rockstar though! She never complained even though she was freezing!  Here are just a few peeks!   Lots more to come!

 

Sneak Peeks for Nikki & Richard

I had a great time this morning with the Skidmore family.  Grace is SO big… I’m so in love with her red hair and curls…  she has my dream hair!!   She’s just as cute as ever…  and of course I have to mention Dwight the magic photography dog.  He never disappoints!  He’s such a good boy!   We had a great session and I know Nikki is anxious so without further ado here are a few peeks!

 

Holiday Mini Sessions ~ Benefiting Diamond Line Dance Team ~ Nov. 21st and 22nd

Each year The Smile House offers holiday mini sessions and we donate your session fee to a deserving organization or charity. Once again we’re proud to support the Diamond Line Dance team.  These national champion dancers are amazing. They’re incredibly talented and work very hard year around. I think it’s so important to support the arts in our schools.

The fee for these sessions is only $50. That session fee will be donated to The Diamond Line dance team! You’ll enjoy special print collection pricing for this event with packages starting at $150 and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped these great kids reach for the stars!

Holiday mini sessions book up very quickly and are designed for children.  If you have more than two children you may want to book two time slots.  Sessions are 30 minutes long and will take place Nov. 21st and 22nd.

Call now to reserve your spot!
512.396.2001

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Sneak Peek for Kendal

I had a fabulous time with Kendal yesterday. We were working on her modeling portfolio!  This tall beauty is a student at Wimberley High School.  She’s also a golf star!   The beauty has game! What an awesome combo!  Here’s just a quick peek!  Hair and Makeup was done by the fabulous guys at Salon Mink!   She’s also going to be my newest senior model!  Details coming soon!

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Sneak Peeks for Lucas

Man time is flying by!  Just wanted to share these peeks of Lucas.  He’s a senior at San Marcos High School.  He’s in the band and loves music!  Our location session got rained out twice but finally this strange Texas weather cooperated!  We had a great session… can’t wait to share the full  session…we did so many cool things in the studio and on location!   Lucas is awesome!

Sneak Peek for Karen & Chris ~ Leander Texas Newborn Twin Portraits

Today I got to photograph the newborn twins of Karen and Chris at their home in Leander.  I’m so honored to get to share these moments with this sweet family.  I was there when they said their wedding vows and I photographed each of their daughters and now I am blessed to photograph the newest children to the Craxton family.  I’m so happy for them!  *swoon*  It was a great day! My cup runneth over!

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