Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pet Portraits for the hoidays

I did some wonderful sessions last year during the holidays with some rescue dog/pets. These portraits make wonderful Christmas cards! So, don't forget your pets this holiday season!

Only a few left!

If you are wanting to do a session in time to get Christmas cards, you need to hurry and book now! I have a few spots left (and that's only by extending the deadline by two days) on the weekends. Weekdays there are a few more openings. If you are needing to do a session for the holidays, for cards, for gifts...please don't wait to call and book. I am filling up very quickly, and get inquiries every day.

I can be reached at 817.975.5387 to schedule a session or answer any questions you may have!

Monday, October 22, 2007


These two little girls were too cute yesterday. The older sister, "M", loves the camera and is not shy at all! She told me I was silly, which is a great compliment from a 5 year old! The younger sister, "C", is a bit more reserved, I think she has a very old soul in a 3 year old's body. They did tell me the shoot was fun - yea! and they loved the petti's. This shot I'm showing here is a "to die" for shot...the one you always hope you get in a session. I love everything about it...their body language, their expressions, the lighting was awesome in that spot. It's just a sweet moment in the lives of two sisters.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Girl

Had a session on Friday with "A" and today is her 4th birthday, so have a great Doodlebop party! I asked if I could come but I'm thinking I may be too old to be a Doodlebop...oh well!

A's mom outfitted her in a beautiful fall colored dress that I wish I could wear, it was gorgeous! "A" kept working a pose for me...she did admit she wanted to be an actress when she grew up!

We put her in the petti towards the end and that's when the really big smiles came out...she loved twirling in it, this petti has been the best investment I've ever made! The girls love it...makes them feel princess-like I think!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"What is Love?" - 4 to 8 year olds' answers

When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love. -Rebecca, age 8

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. - Billy, age 4

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. -Bobby, age 7

Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.
-Tommy, age 6

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."

Monday, October 15, 2007

Snips and Snails...oh you know the rest!

Love, love, love how this family dressed! They really "got" it...the clothing they wore is timeless and classic yet hip and trendy at the same time. It all coordinates well and definitely matched the fall colors we had at the park. So kuddos to them on doing a great job on picking what to wear for their photo session!

Now these two little guys are just adorable. And I don't think I've ever seen eyes as big as the little one has here...they are so, so big! And of course he's got the long eyelashes to go with them...why is it the little boys always get the long eyelashes? B and R were so much fun...we did some photos by the pond and did some of the more posed shots then went and played in the playground! I know I had fun and I'm pretty sure they did!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Little Pebbles

I photographed this little girl and her mom and dad on Saturday and as I was editing the images I realized who she reminds me of...Pebbles from the Flintstones...that'd be a great costume for this Halloween! Same red hair and the little piggy on top...cute! I'm a sucker for little girls with pigtails every time!

She wasn't walking yet, and wanted nothing to do with standing up for the most part...but man, she was a speedy crawler! And being a girl, she knew what she wanted and we got along just fine as long as I let her lead the way...which I call "Toddler Papparazzi"...that's what I love best anyway, just letting the kids be themselves and follow their lead, capturing the moments that turn into the memories.

Mom, dad and's a quick peek while I finish getting the gallery put up!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Card Samples - 2

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Card Samples - 1

Christmas Cards and Deadline

Hey guys, I have some great cards this year...I will be adding them to my website over the weekend but for now am putting a few of them here.

A couple of important dates to remember: November 15th is my cutoff date to do a session and get cards done, if you're not needing cards you have a little more time.

The deadline to order cards is November 25th...that means your cards will be back about 10 to 14 days after that date...and that is cutting it close! It's best to order before the cutoff dates...I get busy and the labs get super busy during the holidays. I don't want anyone to miss out on getting portraits or cards for the holidays!

Also, in order to purchase cards you must have a minimum $200 order; I don't do "card only" sessions. Next year I will be offering holiday mini sessions in early October to accomodate those requests.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A little bit of Shabby Chic

Bought this oh so cool chair last it! I used Gigi as a model when we babysat last weekend. Picture of her is not the greatest but the point was to see how the chair photographed so all's good. I can see using this chair for lots of different things...out in a field, in the studio, formal portraits...and I have a little surprise coming up after the holidays...if you love the shabby chic look, you'll want to check the blog after the holidays. I can't's going to be fun! That's all the hints you get for now...

Friday, October 5, 2007

Little Redheaded Twins

Love that I got to do the twins today...their actual birthday! How cool is that? I first met them last year and am so glad...twins are 2x the fun, and sometimes 2x the challenge! This little guy made my day by giving me hugs throughout the session. We'd be taking a shot and he'd just run over to me and give me a big hug...ahhh, that's so sweet! I miss having a little boy around (my son's 30 so its been awhile!) Little Miss here has the prettiest red hair, I love redheads, love to photograph them too. Their hair just pops in the portraits and is so rich looking. I'm pretty sure mom and dad think we didn't get much today, it was really hot and the twins were really fast - but mom and dad, wait till you see how many awesome shots there are! Here's a quick peek....

Cutest Little 5 Year Old with Gorgeous Eyes

I met J and her mom yesterday at the park to do her 5 year old pictures....we had a blast! She is such a sweet little girl and I really enjoy photographing her. I can act pretty goofy with her and when I get it right I get rewarded by her giggles...that makes me smile! Her eyes are the most gorgeous color...I can't decide if they're green or topaz...I couldn't stop admiring them when I was editing the session. Here's one from the petti part of our session. Mom sent me this email after viewing her gallery...she made my day!

"J asked me on the way home if next year before her birthday we could do the same thing with Miss Cathy. You'd never know she is terribly shy the way she responds to you. Can't tell you how much I appreciate your ability to capture the little girl I love so well! She also said her favorite part was the red skirt. Who knew?"

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A little bit of Whimsy for a Wednesday

Okay, had to share this one...I think this would make a great greeting card or notecard. I just had to play with this image when Mom wanted it....hope you love it!