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Austin Children’s Photographer: Mayfield Park

I happen to think this is a beautiful family.

This might be because it is my brothers brood. I am so blessed to have all these beautiful children & families surrounding me. What cutie pies.

This photo shoot originated in honor of little Mae’s first birthday. Originally we were just going to do first birthday photos. But, we decided that it was time for a “real” photo shoot. Mom picked out Mayfield Park, and the rest is history. We did do some extra photos of Mae to capture her first birthday, but we could not resist her adorable and charming big brother.

I had a hard time limiting the photos to show off. If I could show off the whole shoot I might. Anyway, without much further ado, my beautiful niece and nephew (and a couple family shots thrown in there too).


Sometimes there are not words to describe the sweetness in life. 



Sometimes you have to act like a tiger and POUNCE!

Pretty girl.

Indy is a sportsman by nature. 


Daddy actually caught a fish in that net. It was legendary.

Enchanting.


I love the antique look of these next few. I know I posted a lot of this bunch, believe me when I say I wanted to post more!




Sweet sweet family.

OK and this last photo I LOVE. Sometimes you have to save the best for last.

Happy First Birthday Mae!

Austin Senior & Family Photographer: Driftwood, TX

I was excited about this photo shoot for many different reasons. For starters, my husband and I got married in Driftwood, TX so I always love having an excuse to head out there. Then, I learned this is a family with two boys. I myself have one son and am expecting another late this summer. I have thus found myself fascinated with the all boy families.

Well I could not have asked for more. I drove right past my wedding venue en-route to the shoot, and the boys were just delightful. Oh, did I mention they have the most BEAUTIFUL land. I love it out there.

There was actually two parts to this photo shoot. One was for senior portraits and the other was for family portraits. I had a blast with both. Curtis (the senior) is a self taught guitar player, and also very handy. He helped build some of the structures he is next to. How cool is that? Then there was Jack. Jack told it like it is, and was absolutely hilarious. He wanted to make sure and get some photos with his chickens and in the trees. He was right on, it made for some great shots.

There were just way too many cool places to take pictures on this shoot. The land was gorgeous, the trees were amazing, and the family was pretty spectacular too! I had so much fun. Thanks for an amazing shoot, and congrats Curtis on the upcoming graduation!

I’ll start with the senior portraits. My husband loves this shot by the pool, he told me to tell Curtis he has his debut album cover already made.

I might have gotten carried away with the guitar, but I loved it.



And now for the whole crew. There were WAY too many photos to chose from, I just liked the way they were all looking at each other in this one.

Sweet, sweet brothers. 

Jack was such a character. He is one funny guy.

Check out these trees!



What a beautiful family. I hope my boys turn out just as wonderful as these two!

Austin Children’s Photographer: Rattan Creek Park with My Little Love Bug

Okay, so I hardly ever (or never actually) post about my little guy. But I decided to start. While he may not be the MOST cooperative little model in the world, he is pretty darn cute. He also likes to go play in the park. So, I thought I might start blogging about our adventures in and around town.

I am hoping it will help give clients good ideas for places to go, and also help me explore a little bit.

Last weekend we went to Rattan Creek Park off of Parmer Lane. I pass by it nearly everyday picking up my son from his morning daycare. It is not a huge park by any means but it has the loveliest trees, lush grass, and a little privacy.

Last weekend I finally bit the bullet and headed out to give it a go. I couldn’t keep my two year old still for long, or at all, but I managed to get it in a quick photo shoot.

I am in love! The colors are so rich, the shade is plentiful, and there is lots of room to run around and have fun.

Here are some of my favorite images from the morning!

My little buddy loves to run, he has a very distinct style.

I just LOVE him :)

Austin Children’s Photographer: Long Center Park & Town Lake

Some things make your heart sing.

This photo shoot has done this to me. I love this family!

We had a great shoot at the Long Center Park. It was a good mix of urban and nature. Some of the park was under construction (unfortunately cutting us off from the actual Long Center), but we had plenty to do.

The girls had a blast running around the grassy hills, collecting lady bugs, finding big sticks (for fishing in the weeping willow obviously), and dancing. Sometimes you just have to twirl around! We also got our urban fix by crossing the street and walking around the pedestrian bridge that crosses Town Lake (or Lady Bird Lake).

All and all a fantastic morning! I just LOVE these little girls (oh and their entire family)!!!




Um, does it get any sweeter than this.
These two are definitely nature lovers. They could have played for hours on “lady bug hill” and in the weeping willow. Lucky for me, it was picturesque.
It was so funny watching this unfold. I actually went home and tested my two year olds ability to blow the seeds off a dandelion. He was covered it spit and the seeds were still there. Turns out if is universally hard for the two- somethings.
After finishing up in the park we headed down to the pedestrian bridge over Town Lake, or as it is now referred to Lady Bird Lake. Although I was almost taken out by a couple bike riders, the girls had a blast goofing off and dancing around.
Oh, and there were just too many images to choose from so I had to add a couple more. It was an amazing morning!
Thanks for an amazing shoot!!
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