Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mackenzie turns one!

Mackenzie is the daughter of two very dear friends.  I shot Mom and Dad's wedding a few years back, then sweet baby Mackenzie's newborn portraits... she came along at a very difficult time in my life, as I was losing my mom to metastatic cancer.  Knowing Alan and Emily's little blessing had finally arrived, seeing them as new parents... it was really great to have that precious ray of sunshine in front of me, to see that new little family just beaming.

It's so hard to believe it's been a whole year, but as she grows, little M is the most beautiful combination of her mommy and daddy.  It's like looking both of them right square in the face. The amazing circle of life in all its glory : )

She is one happy, chilled out little lady.

My favorite... such a sweet face!

Here's a lovely little blast from the past... 2008, just minutes after Emily and Alan became husband and wife.  I didn't have a fancy logo watermark back then ; )

Sweet Baby Caroline

Caroline was my little guinea pig-- first newborn shoot in my new home studio... a.k.a. the living room.  I moved in with all this space that could be designated as a studio, and quickly found that day after day, the living room gets the most beautiful ethereal light.  Luckily it's pretty easy to rearrange to accommodate my infant setup, and hey... bonus, there's plenty of loungey furniture for Mommy and Daddy.

Caroline and her parents came over, and sure enough... at 10 in the morning it went pitch black outside and poured rain like a hurricane.  There went our natural light!  No one was going anywhere in that ridiculous stormy weather, so we made the best of it, dragging lights in from all over the house.  Caroline was calm and snoozy, all curled up just like I like my newborns!  Despite our less than stellar light, we got some absolutely angelic shots of this precious bundle.

At the very end of the session, we were able to take our operation out back for some lovely vintage-doll-carraige shots.  All in all, I'd say, success!

With a nursery done up in owls, there was no doubt we'd be using my sweet little owl hat for this shoot.

Courtney: Cap & Gown!

Courtney's cap and gown weren't in when we shot her first round of senior portraits, so she stopped by for a few more.  FUN!

Kacy & Tyler's Hill Country Wedding

Rancho Mirando, situated atop the "Devil's Backbone" ridge in the Texas Hill Country, set the stage for Kacy & Tyler's laid-back vintage-inspired "yellow and burlap" wedding.  Everyone had such a wonderful time!  From the breathtaking views at the guest house to the ambiance and atmosphere in the reception hall, this weekend was absolutely perfect, and everything they could have wished for.

Kacy's "something blue" was a small blue glitter heart on her wrist.

The fun never


Did I mention the breathtaking hill country views?

Instead of wedding cake... Amy's Ice Cream!  Maple Bacon flavored.