Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ryan and Sara; e-session

Ryan and Sara are so great together. They compliment each other in every sense of the word. This couple is super fun too- I'm a firm believer in fun! It makes their relationship all the more sweeter.

Since they are so fun, it was inevitable that our photo session be filled with all sorts of fun moments..........oh and a heat wave. Talk about HOT! Sonic drinks were a must immediately following the session.

Ryan happens to be a photographer himself, so I had to step up my game in a MAJA way.......maja! It can be a bit intimidating shooting for a fellow photographer, but they were great! And it was neat having some creative folks to bounce ideas off of.

We did their photo shoot in the gem-filled Downtown Brenham. There are so many great places to photograph. I have loved it for quite a while from the outskirts, but have never really fully been submerged in its surroundings. I've fallen in love with a new location. And we didn't even cover a 1/4 of it. There was also a random pasture that we found that ended up being beyond gorgeous for photos. The sun was absolutely perfect too.

Here are some of my favorites from the session. But, seriously there were so many I had a hard time choosing. You can view them all HERE if you would like to!

Oh, and leave me a shout out and let me know if you are still there. I haven't updated in quite a while, so the life of this blog is contingent upon YOU! Not really. But, yes.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Clark/Foster Wedding; part ONE

This post is bittersweet.

On one hand, it is my last official wedding for the year- unless someone super special comes along or someone super local (as in wedding will be in Brenham:).

As mentioned in a previous post below, I've decided to take some time away from the wedding scene and put more of my energy and talents into life here on the farm.

Boy did I go out with a BANG! I was blessed to photograph a killer wedding at Westin La Cantera in San Antonio. This wedding proved once again why I LOVE outside weddings. This resort is extremely gorgeous. The bride and groom were all smiles. I've never met a sweeter couple. This combination set the tone for a wonderful and fun-filled day.

I have seriously never had this many pre-ceremony favorites. But, I thought that since this was my last, I'd post my favorites from each category.

I'm working on putting up the entire wedding on my photoreflect site. You will be able to view all of the photos from this wedding HERE.

Groom seeing Bride for the first time......I highly recommend this pre-ceremony!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Baby McKlayne

I had the blessing of photographing a precious baby girl a few days ago. This little girl is extra precious to me, because I feel as though I've known her mommy and daddy for as long as I can remember.

I have photographed them as an engaged couple, married folks, new parents, a family (see below- Apel fam), and now they've added a second.

Meet McKlayne- don't you just LOVE this name???? She is an absolute doll in every sense of the word. There is just something about babies with dark brown and black hair- beautiful!!!!

I visited her mommy for almost 2 hours and didn't hear this little girl cry one single time. McKlayne is such a good and sweet baby.

Infant photography is always fun for me. You just show up and go with it. You must be flexible and ready to get to know the mommy really well. Kirby and I are already dear friends, so that was an added bonus to visit with her.

She even let me put her precious girl on top of a dresser. We did, however, choose the lower of the two that were options. I kept imagining the session had I not known her. It would be a bit awkward to place a complete stranger's baby on top of a piece of furniture and move them all over the place. But, thankfully I love babies and are pretty comfortable with them and Kirby is the most laid back mommy I know.

Here are some photos I snapped during my visit! And for more from the session CLICK HERE. There were so many good one. I had a hard time just choosing TWELVE!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Melissa & Luke; wedding

This was my first official Brenham wedding!

Lillian Farms is beautiful which made Luke & Melissa's wedding even more beautiful.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day: