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Sweet Reagan & Sophie

Just wanted to share this slideshow of these sweet little ladies.  They’re the daughters of Tom and Dara.  They’re such pretty babies!!  I got to hold them too… *swoon*  These little ladies even though they’re not identical, they sure look alike!!   It was a great session!  I know the session was a little rough on Mom and Dad but it really does get easier… until they’re one… LOL and then all bets are off again!   Thanks so much for coming in!  It was a pleasure to spend time with your family.

Peeks for beautiful Kate and Hailey

My poor blog has been so neglected! Things are a wee bit crazy right now to say the least! I’ve been cramming as much work as I can into the next two months… and so I’m behind on blogs and peeks but sometimes you just HAVE to stop and share especially when you go somewhere awesome and cool and today was that day! I just got back from the Houston Rodeo where I photographed beautiful twin sisters Kate and Hailey. The carnival was amazing! Such a cool awesome place for photos! I had no idea how popular and packed the carnival would be!  Apparently the Houston Rodeo is the bee’s knees of livestock shows!  I still can get over how many people were there!!  We had a great time and did I mention the funnel cake?? LOL  As a pregnant woman… the funnel cake totally rocked my world!!

Anyway… just had to stop and share a few peeks!!   Thanks so much ladies the session was so fun!!

Sneak Peeks for beautiful Maci ~ San Marcos High School Senior Portraits

I know I know… I’m behind on blogging!  BUT I had to stop and share these images of beautiful Maci.  Just love her style and she loves sparkles too!  Maci is a senior at San Marcos High School.  She’s still deciding where she’s going to collage. She’ll either be at Baylor or UTSA…  *sigh* So jealous of all these kids!  The best part of their lives is about to start… college was so fun! I miss it.  Oh to be young and gorgeous!   Thanks for choosing me to do your portraits!! I had a great time getting to know you!!

I’m still booking seniors for this next month!!  Just a friendly reminder… if you want the best in Senior Portraits you must get on my schedule NOW!! I’ve got a baby coming in May and I can only accept a limited number of sessions!  512-396-2001


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?


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!


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!


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!

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