Chalk | i heart faces | McKinney Frisco Allen Portrait Photographer

Admit it, there is just something about playing with chalk.  Although it is one of our favorite activites around my house, I couldn't seem to find any really great chalk pictures of my two year old.  That probably has a lot to do with the fact that she went through a phase where I couldn't keep her fully clothed, but at least it was summer!

I took this one of a client's little girl a little over a year ago. There were quite a few from this series that I loved, but I finally narrowed it down to this one...

2nd Annual Costume Contest ~ McKinney Frisco Allen TX Child Photographer

Bring your pirates, your fairies, your monkeys, your.....  I can't wait to see what costumes everyone is going to have this year.  If you participate last year, you know how much fun this can be.  For $30 you get a 15 - 20 minute session, an online gallery with 5 images, one 5x7 of your favorite, and a Halloween e-card to send out to all your friends and family.  The session is for one child. Siblings can be added for $10 each or book additional sessions for only $20.
The weekend of Halloween, I will post one picture from each session on facebook and my blog and voting will begin!  This year's winner will receive a FREE SESSION and a 5x5 or 5x7 metal stand up for their desk.  I'll post pictures of the metal stand up as soon as my sample comes in.  They are made by transferring an image directly to an aluminum sheet using heat and pressure and come with an acrylic base.  I ordered one for a gift not long ago and was quite pleased with how it turned out.  I know you are all going to love them!

These slots will fill up quickly, so schedule yours today! 

P.S.  If you share this link on your facebook page and leave a comment on this post, then you will be entered into a drawing for a free Mini Accordian Album. :)  Good Luck!

Smirk | i heart faces | McKinney Frisco Allen Portrait Photographer

The gals over at I HEART FACES always comes up with great ideas for challenges.  This week is all about the smirk.  ~ A smirk refers to a smile evoking insolence, scorn, or offensive smugness ~ 

I grabbed my camera last week to get a snapshot of Elyssa for a school project and this was one of the looks I got.  She hated this picture, but I kept it because I loved the two crooked little dimples!  When I saw this week's theme, I knew this was the perfect picture to share.

A lot more smirks can be found at

Miss S turned 1! | Mckinney Frisco TX Baby 1st Birthday Photography

Well, I can't call this a preview, since the pictures have already all been uploaded to an online gallery, but it she is too cute not to share!  After a full year of seeing this little beauty every three months, I was almost sad to see this session come.  It is so much fun watching a tiny newborn go through all of the different stages that take them from infant to toddler.  Have I mentioned how much I love my job?

Growing Up | Mckinney TX Maternity and Family Photographer

I can't even describe what a joy it was to photograph my childhood best friend's daughters. We have been friends since we were her youngest daughter's age, and oh how she reminded me of elementary days spent playing with her mom! They even have a lot of the same facial expressions. And beautiful Miss H is growing up so fast. Only a few more years and it will be time to take her Senior pictures. I'm so thankful that God has blessed me with such wonderful friends throughout my life!

....and a couple to show you just how cute a sassy little girl can be!

Vroom Vroom | i heart faces | Dallas Area Portrait Photographer

I am seriously behind on my sneak peek blogging, so here is one quick post for this weeks challenge, and then it is back to work for me.  :)