Archive for May, 2011

Sweet Baby Boy

May 28, 2011

I had the pleasure of photographing this newborn. He was awake almost the whole time! Mom and Dad are new parents, but they were amazingly calm and patient during the session. I was really impressed! Despite his alertness during the session, I managed to get some great shots of him. I bet he slept for a long time after our meeting (thank goodness for Mom’s sake!)

Love these:

Trains galore

May 26, 2011

There’s something about a railroad that captivates children and even adults. I’m drawn to them because they are one of our lasting vintage forms of transportation. There is a western, dusty, greasy, dirt draw about them. That, combined with a handsome little boy in a crisp linen white shirt, makes for some good photographs.

Torsten was quite reserved on our way to his photo session. . . until he saw the trains and track. All of a sudden his face lit up and he turned into a smiling, gleaming-eyed little man. The train conductors let him blow the train horn, gave him a sticker, etc. He couldn’t have had it any better! And so began my chase to photograph him while he wandered around in amazement. I tried to get his attention by telling him that Thomas the Train was hiding in my camera lens. That worked like a charm some of the time. He even told me he could see Thomas, Percy, and Hero (I don’t know all the names!) waving to him through my camera! What imaginations children have! This was a great location, especially for a 4 1/2 year old boy. I love the way these turned out! He’s so cute!

Let the sunshine in!

May 23, 2011

Oh, how I love these two siblings! Mia is in my daughter Tess’s class and Paxton recently turned one year old. They are like little models! Paxton was such a ham in front of the camera, and Mia. . . well, she’s just a ball of bright sunshine.

Thank you so much, Traci, for asking me to photograph them. The outfits were fantastic and the faces even better! There are many more good ones to come. . .soon:)

Lesli

Introducing Landry

May 12, 2011

Newborns look their best during the first 2 weeks. I took these when Miss L was only one week old. She was so tiny and quiet! I forgot how much I enjoy photographing newborns. Mom is a good friend of mine and a trooper for venturing outside the house only one week after giving birth. I’m not surprised, though. Kelcey is not one to stay home and lie around! She’s probably already organizing and arranging Miss L’s couture baby clothes into color categories in her closet. Notice how I’m a bit jealous of my super organized friends? I have NONE of those awesome qualities.

Kelcey and Dave, you will be so glad you had these taken of her at this moment. It’s hard to remember them this small. It’s bittersweet and it’s also why I love what I do because I had the honor of capturing her as she begins her new life with you all. Thank you!

Lesli

This senior season has been fantastic! I’m starting to wrap it up, but not without sharing some lovely photos of Miss Jordan. Wow. She is so gorgeous! And she’s comfortable in front of the camera (Mom, you are right!) Jordan is planning to go to A&M next year. She likes to ride horses (and has one of her own), barrel race, and rope. Oh, and I cannot forget her dog Chance. He was unbelievable during the session. He sat and looked at the camera on command.Way easier to photograph than most toddlers! Amazing!

Congratulations, Jordan! I can’t wait for you to see the rest of these.

Lesli