Meet the Jimenez family. They're first-timers with me and I was so happy to meet them. It was a warmer day in November and the mosquitos were the size of Texas mosquitos in August. They were HUGE and at any given time I had 15 of them on my legs. Regardless, the kids enjoyed the park and we trucked through our session. At the end of it all, we parted ways and I left with plenty of bites to remind me of our lovely time together :) . Maybe next year we'll luck out with a cool, brisk, mosquito-free day, right Lupe? I enjoyed meeting your family.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sorry for the delay this morning. I'm fighting a sinus infection so I'm moving slow!
The last time you saw the George family, baby Jett was yet to be born. He's here now and was a very impressive one year old with his vocabulary skills. Mom has taught Jett a few things in sign language and that was soooo cool to see such a tiny peanut actually signing. Jill and Justin were worried that he was a handful, but Jett was doing exactly what he was supposed to be doing at one year of age. So, we weren't forceful with him, we just followed his cues and waited for the right time to snap away. I guarantee that each year will be different. Each year, these precious kids I photograph have a different story to tell and it's fun documenting the changes.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Greetings, Sweet Blog Friends! Thank you for being patient with me during my one week blogging hiatus. It was a busy week with shoots so I thought it would be appropriate to devote any "free" time to my kids who were off all week. And though I didn't get to share last week, I was certainly anxious to show you the sweet clients I got to see. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with all of your loved ones. Now, it's back to business as usual and we're rounding third base for 2010! I've updated the calendar so you can see where I have availabilities in the month of December.
Also...for the month of December only you can book a 20 minute session in the Crosby area for up to 5 people. The only catch is that it must be a Monday through Thursday 4:15 shoot. The minis will be $150 and you'll get 10 color images with 5 of those converted to black and white. No session sharing, pretty please. So, if you think you might still be interested in a last minute Christmas card photo or photos to give to the ever-doting grandparents this might be just the thing for you.
On another note, if you haven't "liked" Heartspun on Facebook you should head over and do that soon. I have had fun posting links and tidbits and I know you have plenty of resources to share, too, with other Heartspun Fans! Maybe, I can conjure up some kind of giveaway to followers???? I'll be thinking.
On to the good stuff...
I met up with the Hayes family on a beautiful morning. I've photographed their boys a few times, but this was the first time I got to photograph Mom and Dad, too! Jenny found us a beautiful spot with plenty of fall-colored foliage to add lots of fun color to our shots. They're the sweetest people and I feel at home with Jenny and Milton. We have agreed that we should hang out sans camera sometime and I hope we get the chance to do it. Thank you for being patient with me. I should be posting every day this week. Are you ready?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
So, the most rewarding thing for me as a photographer is taking the mundane and showcasing it like a diamond ring from Tiffany's. I love this. I think you love this, too. I think it makes you stop and realize how many beautiful things surround you. Things we never stop to take notice of. I like being able to do this through images. Freeze frame.
The Asbills know how awesome it is to make you see something in a new light. Take their junkyard shoot from last year. Could you ever imagine how amazing a junkyard could look? How about a car shop? Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert for letting us use your place.
Monday, November 15, 2010
A sweet client of mine, Jennifer, recently started this super cute t-shirt business and she has exploded onto the scene around here. She has also partnered with a couple of other moms who make tutus and bows to match Jennifer's things. We got together last week to shoot some of her latest creations. Catch her on facebook here if you are interested in ordering something!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I won't explain all of the events leading up to such cheerful photos, but please believe me when I say it was definitely one of my more memorable shoots this season. And, I mean that in a good way. Life was happening and I was there to capture it. These are the best kind of shoots. They're the kind of shoots that render images that tell stories. They're shoots that are truly a personal experience and that is what I most desire for every family that I photograph. The matriarch of this bunch is a special lady. She has done so much for so many and I feel honored to capture her with her beautiful family. After the bustle of the shoot was over, I strolled with her through the vegetable garden and we admired the beauty of it all. It was the perfect way to end my work day.