Christmas Mini Sessions | McKinney Frisco Dalls Family and Child Photographer

This year's mini sessions turned out super cute!  Here are a few examples. :)

Christmas Mini Session | McKinney Frisco Family and Child Photographer

It is that time!  Very limited space available for this year's Holiday Mini Sessions.  The set up is going to be super cute this year!

Back to School | Dallas McKinney TX Child Photographer

I cannot believe how quickly this school year is going.  The end of October, really?  It is two months late, but here are a few images from the back to school session I did for one of my clients and then my own girls.  They turned out so cute that I may offer them as a mini session next August.

Jordan Senior 2013 | Dallas Area McKinney TX Senior Photographer

This gorgeous senior was so much fun to work with!  She has an infectious smile and the most amazing eyes!

The Yates Family | McKinney Frisco Child and Family Photography

It is such an honor when a client shares my information with a friend.  Sometimes my name gets passed around so much that I have photographed over half the families at a birthday party session. As you may have guessed, this gorgeous couple and their little girl came to me as a referral.  Lucky me!!!

The Coots Girls | Frisco TX McKinney Texas Child and Family Photography

I met these sweet girls through my daughter's preschool.  They are so sweet to each other.   Loved the fact that they weren't ready to go home at the end of the session. :)

Oh Boy | Dallas Newborn and Family Photographer

Decided to do a bit of a highlight of this session.  This session was a mix of posed and lifestyle photography, which is how I like my newborn sessions to go.  It is one of the main reasons that I prefer to do newborn sessions at my client's home.  Everyone is more relaxed and there are plenty of opportunities to step back and get pictures of your family just "being".

The Reiss Family | Maternity and Newborn Photographer Frisco McKinney TX



Spring | McKinney TX Child and Family Photography

A look back at some of this year's spring mini sessions.  I'm looking forward to the cooler fall weather and changing leaves, but I do love spring flowers!

At The Hop | Dallas, Frisco, Mckinney TX Birthday Party Photographer

It has been three months since my oldest turned 11 and it is still hard to believe.  She is now taller than my mom and borrows my shoes.  Although time is passing quickly, we decided to take a step back in time for her party this year.  The joke was that she had a birthday month, because I went all out on the fifties theme.  We went to an old drive in that still has speakers you can hang on your car window, ate at a 50's diner, took a friend skating the weekend of her actual birthday.  Her party took place a week early, because of spring break.  I found the idea for the dance floor on another mom's blog.  It is just cheap peel and stick tile from Lowe's that we spray painted white and black.  Then I just bought a cheap drop cloth and stuck the tiles to it.  The whole thing cost less than $25!
I fell in love with the hamburger cupcakes and sugar cookie fries that I found on bakerella's website.  Aren't they adorable?  We even filled the ketchup bottle with thin red icing for the girls to dip their "fries" in!

I found this jukebox on amazon.  It is still hanging on my daughter's wall in her bedroom. :)
My mom made a fruit filled jello mold.  I loved going through the recipe book filled with strange jello dinners with Elyssa.  We were all amazed at the things people used to put in jello.  Yuck!
 Small coke glasses from the dollar store were perfect for root beer floats and also served as a party favor for guests, along with an initial necklace, and a hula hoop.
 We had hula hoop and bubble blowing contests.

 And then the birthday girl blew out her candles!

Her invitations may have been my favorite part of the whole party.  We used some of my mom's old 45s. I designed labels based on one I found online, printed them on sticker sheets, cut them out and then stuck them directly over the old label.  They turned out even better than I had hoped!