Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The sweetest Family Ever!

I love this shoot. Kathy, CJ and little grace have the cutest little family ever and I love them. We met up in Memorial park on a perfect Monday afternoon and THIS happened. Could this be any more perfect?
Service roads are a photographer's best friend. We look like we are out in the middle of the country on a perfect little dirt road, but in reality hundreds of joggers were running by just a few hundred feet away on the main trails. It was our own private piece of the park!

Grace was such a little ham! When setting up their shots she would just kind of do her own thing, which was just what I was hoping for! Her sweet hugs and kisses helped me snap some of the sweetest little family portraits ever, like this one above that ended up being my favorite.

Kathy is expecting a new addition to the family in July, I can't wait to meet her! The name isn't certain yet, but i am sure once they lay eyes on their baby girl it will come to them. All we know now is that her nickname is Emmy. (cute cute cute!)

 We left the private road and headed to a field of wildflowers and tall grass. Again, it looks like we are in this perfect middle-of-nowhere setting, but in actuality we were in the middle of the two roads and cars were zooming by! I imagine we put on quite a show! Grace had a blast showing everyone all of the flowers, and the shot above is her telling mommy about pretty they are. Heart. Melt.
Who doesn't love covering mommy in kisses?
Grace made sure to show everyone her finds, including both grandmas! They helped us get great smiles out of Grace.
THOSE. EYES. THAT. SMILE. Heart melts!

There's something about Grandmas. Seriously, hats off to Grandmas. They're pros! Years of family portraits under their belts and babies of their own that have grown into adults with their families, Grandmas know what's up. Both Grandmas were so sweet and the shots with grace were so lovely!

After all of the serious picture-takin' was over, we switched little Grace into her tutu and set her loose. She found a tasty bit of grass to chew and quickly started climbing all the trees and running at to speed through the pretty grass.

Thank you again Kathy, CJ, Grannies and Grace for an amazing afternoon! We laughed, we joked, and fun was had by all. This. THIS is why I love what I do.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Madison & Luke

Engagement shoots are just so FUN!

The couples are always so excited, and they loooooOOOoooove each other, they're fun to direct... It's all around a good time. I met Madison and Luke in League City at Challenger 7 park... AND. IT. WAS. AWESOME. I couldn't have asked for nicer people!

 I wanted a touch of whimsy in this shoot, so the lovely Katy made the beautiful wreath pictured above. It's the little things!

The weather was grey and overcast (a photographer's dream!) and I felt so lucky to be in such a gorgeous spot with such pretty people. I shot this session on a 50mm 1.4 and compensated with shutter speed to keep my aperture at 1.4 throughout the shoot. Nothing says lovely like a gorgeous creamy soft background!  

They laughed, they kissed, they danced, and fun was had by all.
It's always a good time to dance in a field for absolutely no reason without any music. But hey, they got some kisses out of it aaaaand a great shot.

The cloud cover helped the green forest really POP! The whole forest felt like it was ours. I tried to capture both shots that show ten off (They're pretty adorable, yes?) but also to show the scenery and give them a few "moment" shots. 

This shot. THIS SHOT. THIS. Thiiiiiissssss.I can't get over this shot. Isn't she perfect? Love it.

You'll see more of these two lovebirds in November when we're out at their wedding.

That shot.