I grew up in NYC and my husband grew up by the Jersey Shore (not like the TV show mind you – lol), but we have been to plenty of beaches growing up and assumed that we would always have a beach nearby in our lives.Â However, we now live in North Texas and both my boys were born and raised here.Â There are no beaches near by, and that is the only thing I miss about living here. Â This was only the second time my boys were ever on a beach.Â We plan to make more beach trips – and I wish I had more time for photographs, (this was a little side visit for this trip). Â However, I’m thankful for what I have of this memorable time.Â Here are just a few.
Oh how I love this little beautiful girl.Â She and her family are so dear to us and she’s like a little sister to my boys.Â We went to the park one day to have some fun.Â Apparently, when she got home, she never wanted to take that dress off!
I chose a Florabella overlay for these.Â I felt it fit the mood perfectly.
Well – I finally did it -Â got myself one of these ‘blogs’ and I’m starting ‘to blog’.Â Everyone is doing it – It just takes me a little longer IÂ guess.Â Up until this post, this blog has basically been a photographic summary of the latter half of 2010, some client work, my art (both photography and mixed media) and my family.
Ever since I stared this journey, it has been constant studying, shooting, practicing, non stop studying (didn’t I just say that?), and I’m still studying.Â Â I don’t think any photographer could in a clear head and heart can say that they ‘know’ it all – even the masters.Â Trends are constantly changing, new technology and coming up with new inspiration.Â I get all giddy when I learn a new photoshop trick or get a hold of an awesome lens.Â Most moms becoming photographers are like that.Â We’ve become weird.Â Our friends don’t understand us, (unless they are a photographer of course).Â Why spend so much time on the computer editing photos and spending so much money on lenses, computers, software, more software, etc.?Â Don’t know.Â I just LOVE it!
I soooo wish I didn’t have to do it as a business.Â Don’t get me wrong.Â I LOVE what I do – just wish I didn’t have to always charge for it.Â There certainly is a price for me to keep going, and if there are people out there willing to pay me, God willing, I will keep going.Â Â Â If all of a sudden my husband gets the promotion of a lifetime, or we win the lottery, I promise – FREE sessions for all of my clients!
One thing I have not focused on, at all, was marketing.Â Â I got into photography to document my children.Â I fell in love and started creating art while not only documenting my own children, but other children and their families as well.Â Then, I became very fortunate that people wanted to actually pay me to create photographic art pieces for their families.Â Then more and more business came in from referrals and repeat clients.Â I did very little marketing – I have a website and participate on a few social media sites, but that’s about all.Â I actually just ordered some business cards!Â Now that’s just silly!
So – here’s my blog.Â Simple.Â I like it, however I’m sure it will be tweaked. I’ll just sit here and listen to the crickets until someone decides to actually post a comment.Â That will MAKE MY DAY!!! (hint, hint)
Here’s a few of my own from 2010.Â My loves, the reason I started this photography deal in the first place.
Oh how quickly they change and the G family certainly knows about that.Â They came to see me for their newborn photos and again when little J turned 4 months and LOOK at him NOW!Â Love 9 month old baby chubs!Â This cutie is growing so fast and is going to be a heart breaker for sure!Â Thank you Kevin and Kecia!Â It’s always so much fun when we see each other!
Little Baby E
I love it when I capture real life, especially in studio settings.Â What fun parents – Dad was so proud, especially of that healthy flow!Â Such a beautiful baby too.Â Thank you so much for allowing me to photograph some of your very early – and fun moments with little baby E!
Look at that beautiful face!Â Just as sweet as he can be and slept like a charm.Â We had to actually ‘work’ to wake him up!Â Such sweet and patient parents also.Â Enjoy Parenthood Mama and Proud Papa!Â Thank you for giving me the honor of photographing some of your early moments with the little guy.
I adore catching little girls in their fairyland.Â The little princess just loved to dance and her big brother was the perfect little ‘prince’.Â What beautiful light we had and perfect weather.Â Thank you Donna and Steve.Â I so enjoyed our shoot.
This beautiful family came to me for Christmas portraits.Â We went to the park to feed the ducks and I got a few shots in.Â I love just letting the kids be….and I’ll catch them in action. Thank you Jenny and Pete for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family.