Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I have had the pleasure of photographing these two Keller kids since they were a baby and a toddler...so hard to believe they are now 5 and 9! The little boy is not so little anymore...he's got braces and has lost all his baby faced features...Mom and I both got a little sad ruminating over that, he's such a young gentleman too and always has been great to photograph. Little Sis has hair to die for...she has got that gorgeous curly hair that the rest of us wish we had and drool over...but I hear from Mom its not too much fun to brush out. Ah well, beauty always has a price!
We were trying out a new photography location in a gorgeous neighborhood in Southlake. It had some cool features like this huge fallen tree perfect for posing, a nature made "teepee" of fallen branches and for fun, a great wood swing. Fall is a great time for some fresh looks of your children, memories you can hold in your hand, family pictures by Cathy Zaragoza Photography.
I had the pleasure of photographing this Southlake family a few years back when their son was an adorable six month old cutie. I was happy they called me again to come to their home last weekend and meet the newest addition...an adorable girl "K" who is now 9 months old. Mom and Dad make beautiful babies...I was kidding them they should try to outdo that family in Arkansas but they thought they'd pass on that one!
Their home had beautiful decor so every room was a dream to work in as far as beautiful backdrops and surroundsings and they had great lighting. We took some pictures inside and some photos outside around their beautiful pool and palm trees.
Mom saw her portrait gallery and had this to say (thanks Mom for the kind words!)
"Thank you! You got some great photos, I can't believe it! You're good. I need to take a closer look before I start ordering! Thanks again!"
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Most photographers will confess to each other that large group portraits can be a nervewracking experience. You have to pose a lot of people, make sure they are all looking your way, coordinate clothing choices beforehand etc. So when I got this call from the grandmother (who by the way sounded 20 on the phone!) I admittedly gulped a bit when I heard it was 20 people!
I thrive on a challenge however; I think it gives me a secret rush or something! I got to their gorgeous home in Southlake and they had a great barn to use, an open pasture with a pond...unfortunately the beautifully landscaped front yard was in full sun so that was not going to work. But they had a beautiful front porch in shade and we did use that with gorgeous results.
Other than it being hot (late July in Texas, of course it's hot)...all went very well and they looked awesome!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Okay, I LOVE that song and got to use it for this post so sing along now....
A gorgeous couple and their beautiful boxer...he was the most well behaved and well trained dog. He loved having his picture made, when he was not supposed to be in the shot he kept wandering back in. He thought he was the star of the show! And Mom and Dad are so gorgeous and loving, they just made this a really fun and easy session. I love animals and so I was thrilled when they asked if they could be photographed with their pet. Of course!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I love the emotion captured in this top photo of mommy and baby. You can just feel the love they share for each other as they locked eyes. I was blessed to have a beautiful Dallas home with gorgeous natural light that we did the entire session in. Baby is such a cutie...I love the twinkle in her eyes and her sweet smile in the bottom color image. She was such a little trooper, 10 months old babies usually get tired and cranky by the end of the photography session but not this one...she knew she was the star of the day!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I photographed senior pictures for this young man from Keller at a cool, rustic spot. I've known his mom for years now, and am proud to call her friend. He is the spitting image of his mom and has her personality too so we hit it off great during the session. We bonded, laughed, cut up...seniors are fun! And when you're as nice looking as this senior guy, well, it just makes my job so easy!
I last photographed little Mr. Handsome when he was about six weeks old...he's a doll and a true tow head. It can be a bit tricky photographing such white blonde hair in bright light but I live for a challenge! He wasn't sure about being photographed, naturaly he would rather be playing on the rocks at this cool Keller park where our photography session took place. I found the trick though...he would start shrieking and I shrieked back and that cracked him up! I was sure my vocal chords were going to be sore the next day! He was just being a typical two year old and I could have just kissed that cute little face but sadly he is at the age where he doesn't want to snuggle anymore. They get independent so fast, these little guys, and smart moms know that the only way to hold their babies in their hands forever, is with beautiful pictures.