A few more of my friends. Maybe more to come…
And one of my sweet friend by herself.
These are some good friends of mine of whom I photographed a week or so ago. Brian found this awesome spot downtown Ftw. I think it used to be a church but now it’s a police station of some sort. I loved the texture of the brick and cobblestone. You may recall Sommer is the friend who photographed Adam and I’s maternity portraits. Anyway, there were lots of fun ones- I’m sure I’ll be posting more as I find time.
I was recently introduced to www.caregiversmarketplace.com, which is an organization whose soul mission is to ease some of the financial burden of caring for an ill, elderly, or disabled family member or friend. They team with companies like Kimberly Clark to provide rebates on products you already purchase. Check it out. For the mommies out there using Huggies diapers, you’ll definitely want to check it out!
Also, a few from a recent little session with a dear friend. She is due in April and has the sweetest little three year old. Her hubby’s joined the military and is in boot camp as we speak. He’ll be away for several months and won’t be able to be there for the birth. Deena’s probably one of the strongest people I know, but it’s still going to be a time of stretching. We’re all praying for the perfectly easy baby, right Deena?!
There’s no question who her mommy is, right?
Her mommy’s tickles sure got her laughing!
I love the above right one. What a perfect solemn expression.
some of more Hudson. He was about 4.5 months in these.
It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I might pick this one. I like his sweet smile and the angle from which I took it.
I sort of like this one too. It’s different. I just had a funny thought. I put “do not copy” on my watermark to prohibit stealing. It’s funny I put it on these b/c, seriously, who’s going to try to rip them off but me? 🙂
Everyone needs a beautiful portrait with their favorite lovey, right?
This week’s contest will again be “phrase origins”. I’ll tell you a common phrase and you’ll tell me what it means and where you think it originated. You’ll receive a point for each you guess correctly, so you could receive two points per phrase.
This week’s phrases are:
1) “Warts and all”
2) “Jump on the bandwagon”
Rules: Deadline- monday at midnight. Who wins- the person with the most points. How to submit answers- email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll actually let you use the internet this week:) Prize- I will edit one of your photos.
Just an update on my pettiskirt contest. To enter, submit a cute photo of your precious little girl (accepting ages 6 and under) to email@example.com. The deadline is the end of February. I will pick my favorite from the pictures of course- so send a good one that shows off your cutie! Feel free to tell me why your daughter should be the winner.
The winner will receive a complimentary portrait session modeling the pettiskirt as well as an 8×10 of your favorite image. I will announce the winner early March- so keep posted! The winner’s mom will be asked to provide me with your daughter’s measurements (waist and waist to knee) so be ready for that. The designer will then custom make a petti to fit your daughter. I’m not sure yet what color petti I’ll have her make. I’ll choose a color that compliments the winner.
We’ll also need to accessorize the skirt so, mom, be ready to dig in her closet to find some fun leggings, shoes, shirts, etc. I’ll have some ideas that will help.
Here’s Hudson at almost 5 months. I think he’s just adorable (of course). I found this hat at baby gap and the jon jon is compliments of the ever amazing Barbie Ford.
I have so many more to look through. I just haven’t had a chance yet. Rest assured I’ll be posting more in a couple weeks once the Christmas rush has passed.
Say hello to the Osborne family! We shot at the coolest location, the Hawk’s Creek Golf course clubhouse. An interesting tidbit about it was where it is built (in Westworth Village) was country back in the day (1925) and the wealthy of Fort Worth would build their country homes here. Amon Carter had his built near this one, but apparently his wasn’t built of rock, so it didn’t last. It’s one amazing structure- sort of resembles a castle.
this is my blooper for this shoot. I just love the expressions of the parents. And the son’s cracks me up too! He was just chilling while the his sister hammed it up.
The first picture reminds me of myself when I was younger, always trying to love on my step brother. And of course, he, in his macho-ness, had to play mr. cool and sluff off his little sister.
So full of energy. We took several run breaks.
I love this sequence. I had 5 or 6 I loved- same pose, slightly different expressions and hand motions. Do you LOVE this apron peasant top? I’m pretty much in love with it and those adorable pants. Koodos to Barbie Ford of Posh Petunia.
I think this is my favorite. I just love her expression. And wouldn’t you know she posed herself.
I really like this one too, though.
Another pettiskirt! I love them. They go with just about anything- including cowboy boots. Thanks to Angela Wilde with Miss Things Boutique for her amazing work!
What girl doesn’t just love to twirl in such a fun skirt!
We didn’t have any entrants for last week’s mnm contest, so we’ll do the same contest again this week!
Doing something different this week. We’re going to explore the origins of common phrases. I’ll list the phrase and you tell me the meaning and origin. I’ll start with an example to help in case there’s any confusion.
Example: “Fly off the handle”
Meaning: Lose self-control
Origin: This is an American phrase (you don’t really need to tell me this part, but I thought it was interesting to include:) and it alludes to the uncontrolled way a loose axe-head flies off from its handle.
Here are the real ones:
1) Fair and square
2) Run of the mill
3) Red letter day
4) The full monty
Rules: Deadline- monday at midnight. How to play- guess the meaning and origin. Who wins- you get one point for each answer you get right and the person with the most points wins. How to submit answers- email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limitations- no internet for research but beyond that, it’s fair game. Prize- I will image one of your photos.
Say hello to the mulhall family! We met Laurie and Brian in our childbirth class. They’re little one was born a month after Hudson. They live pretty close to us and we clicked as a couple, so friends we’ve become.
I asked them to have a seat on the ground to see how they’d naturally pose themselves. This is how they sat down- I didn’t have to change a thing!
I’m not sure why but I think one might be my favorite (or the next one… it’s a toss up).
As a plug, Brian and Laurie own Active Spine and Sport Therapy off University (by Panera). If you’re looking for someone to help you with a sports injury or musculoskeletal (wow. long word) aches and pains, give him a call.
He’s pretty handsome. Hudson’s got some competition:)
I love these both. So sweet.
I had to include the “blooper” shot.