Scott and Chelli are friends of ours... we photographed their wedding a few years ago... they moved away and moved back... Since then we've had the privilege of photographing their family twice now... What makes this special is the fact that they trust us and want us to help create portraits that will, not only document their daughter's young lives, but some day be shared with their grandchildren's children...We are creating a family heirloom over time... In just a little over 6 months their girls have changed a bunch... We started outside, blowing bubbles, daddy rocketship, catching bugs, running through the fields, and walking together... Then made it to the swing and trampoline before coming inside... then came formal dresses and Aggie cheerleading outfits from Grandma... all in about two hours... that's a record for us...
Here's one of Hannah with her precious two bears (she loves her bears)
McKayla on the swing (one of my all time favs)
McKayla on the trampoline (reminds me of a Children's GAP AD)
The family sitting in the field
Finally, the New A&M cheerleaders (I've always felt the need for change)
Merry Christmas Scott, Chelli, and the girls.... We'll see you in a couple of weeks....
Merry Christmas to everyone out there reading this....
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Karys (pronounced “Care Isssss”) is a Senior from Randolph HS… she came to us through our Sr Rep, Shannon (thanks a bunch, Shannon)…. When we first met Karys (a few weeks ago), she was under the weather (sick), and was kind of out of it… we didn’t get a lot of details about the session during the pre-consultation… I really didn’t know what to expect… Well, when she showed up, WOW… she didn’t even look like the same person… Her hair was fantabulous (a different color), and I thought she was a super model (I know I’m exaggerating a little, but it was like night and day)….they say good things come in small packages, well, Karys is pure evidence of that… Anyway, the weather had been gloomy the day before (snow and 26 degrees), but today it was sunny and cold… the temps were in the upper 40’s (that’s cold for South Texas in early Dec.). We started in the garage, went across the road, then headed to a new Nature Park in Cibolo (a few miles from here)… I knew Karys would be cold so we provided a throw shawl for her…. She is definitely a trooper… You could see the goose bumps on her arms… we’d shoot a little, let her get warm, shoot, etc… the park is a pure & natural beauty (that’s why I chose it for her)… I can’t leave without mentioning the flower field (yes, flowers in December, only in Texas).. I saw this field a couple of weeks ago, and hoped that it would still be there now…. The Good Lord, allowed them to stay, but what we didn’t realize, is that they are weeds… and they stink… I’m talking sewage stink… and Karys, being the trooper that she is, didn’t complain, carried on, and took some fabulous images… I bribed her a little (hot chocolate on a cold day is like gold), so her mental toughness stayed focus on the reward. All in all, Karys is a wonderful young lady, we all braved the cold temps, and the images turned out vunderbar… More on the site…. Click here to watch a short video of the session… Enjoy….