Photography Idol

Believe it or not, I was photographing a birthday party and this little beauty was one of the guests.  She wasn't a stranger, yet I doubt she remembered me.  It was her first birthday party last summer that led to this party booking.

The perfect moment can come when you least expect it.  My job is make that moment last a lifetime.   

American Idol. My husband and I watch it with our girls every season.  So, when I heard about this competition, I just knew it was time. Time to stop shying away from opportunities and really put myself out there.  The judges at Chic Critique are only going to choose ten photographers to compete and there are a lot of fabulous entries.   If I am chosen to move forward, I will be given weekly photo assignments and take part in a live webinar every Monday for four weeks. It is a huge comittment, but what an amazing opportunity for growth.  Just like on AI, the contenstants will be narrowed down each week based on votes, so be sure and join in the fun!

Deciding to participate was the easy part. Choosing ONE photo to show who you are as a photographer...not so easy! After a lot of back and forth, I've finally narrowed it down. This is my current favorite. It doesn't have any of that gorgeous golden hour light that I love. She isn't laughing with her mom or giggling because I am being silly. Yet, I am completely drawn in by her eyes every time I see it, just like I was the day I took it.   I'm guessing she will pull you in, too. :)

Visit the Chic Critique Forum to find out all the details! 

The Hermann Family | Dallas TX Child Photographer

This family of three has been a client of mine since they were a family of one. I look forward to their Christmas session every year. When I delivered their wall portrait last month, I found a for sale sign in their yard. A job transfer is taking them back to Michigan. They are excited to be closer to family, and I wish them well, but will miss seeing their smiling faces each year.
Although I was there for a newborn session, I snuck in some lifestyle pictures of big brother and sister during her feeding. Now that they are moving, I am extra glad that I did. As you can see, sister was much more excited about showing me her toys, while big brother showed off his gaming skills!

The Decker Family | Dallas TX Child Photographer

Look at these eyes and sweet baby lips.  Need I say more?

America and Baseball | Frisco TX Child Photographer

It is said all the time, but the difference between a newborn session and the first birthday session is nothing short of a miracle.  The growth that takes place in that 12 month span is just amazing.  I hadn't seen this little guy since his newborn session.  That makes the growth seem even more amazing. 

Baseball is a family love and his birthday is close to the 4th, so the America and baseball themes were fitting themes for this session.

 And now a trip down memory lane!

Mini Session Album | Frisco TX Child Photographer

Mini accordion albums are so much fun and come as an option with every mini session digital package.  They are perfect for throwing in your purse to show a friend.  They are also magnetic, so you can put them on the fridge or the filing cabinet by your desk at work.  Email me today for more information.

Neighborhood Park Session | Irving TX Child Photographer

Belly Laughs...
Deep Thoughts...

Big Grins!