Sunday, June 13, 2010

Austin, 10 months old

Feast your eyes on this little guy! He is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face; you might even giggle audibly. Austin is 10 months old, and just as happy you could wish a baby to be. His mom came in to meet me for a consultation before we scheduled the portrait session, so I get a sneak peek at my little client. I couldn't wait for him to return!

He helped me break in the new studio space (which as you can see, is working out well), tolerated a couple of outfit changes, and was overall just a joy to work with. From his beautiful brown eyes to his precious little pudgy feet, he is just a little perfect angel.

Drew in the Garden!

I met Drew last year when he was two, so I was happy to hear from his Mommy that I would be to capturing his third year as well! We met very early at Helen's Garden in League City (we knew it would start getting hot by about 9:00 am, so we started right around 8:00).

I couldn't believe how big he'd gotten, but he was the same sweet handsome little man I remembered-- curly hair and big blue eyes : ) He ran, played, and loved on his mommy while I shot, then even got a little posey for me... he even showed me how well he could ride his tricycle.

When I posted his gallery for Mom, I got the sweetest e-mail from her... and then a heartfelt message from his grandmother as well. It brought tears to my eyes, knowing that I had brought them both such joy!

Here's a shot from Drew's session last year, which ended up being the one I chose for my business card:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Belinda + Dave's Wedding

Belinda and Dave were married at the beautiful St. Anne Catholic Church with a reception following at the Houston Racquet Club.

When we shot their engagement portraits, I knew they were going to be totally fun to work with on the wedding day-- Dave is one of those "can't stop smiling because I'm a happy guy!" guys, and it was clear from the start that he and Belinda thoroughly enjoy one another's company. It was no different on the wedding day! Surrounded by family and friends, they said their vows and became husband and wife : ) After the formal portraits were done, I kept the newlyweds behind for a few portraits together. Dave was doing something, or talking to someone... and I had placed Belinda in one of the arches near the courtyard at St. Anne. Dave turned around and had one of those take-his-breath-away moments as he looked at his stunning bride standing there all glorious in the arch, saying, "Oh wow... look at that... wow!"

*awwww* You just can't help but get some serious warm fuzzies around this couple and their families.

There was so much happiness in the room at the reception! After dinner and toasts the party started as the dancing picked up. The champions of the Anniversary Dance--a couple who had been married for 55 years-- were a sight to see as they danced around, proclaimed their 55 years to the DJ, and celebrated with a kiss. The newlyweds made their way around the room visiting with guests, cut their cake, and then hit the dance floor themselves to round out the evening's festivities.

Congratulations Belinda & Dave! I hope Hawaii treated you well ; )

Many thanks to Haley and the En Vogue Events staff for the referral, and for planning/coordinating such a beautiful celebration!