boys will be boys.

February 21st, 2010 , Posted in austin childrens photographer, Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, Austin Xpressions Photography, sneak peek

Give a boy a chair and next thing you know, we’ve got Pinkle Toes X Games going on here. LOVE it! [Not sure if you can see it, but in the top left pic…check out the tongue…cracks me up!]

There is just an incredible amount of interest and texture and unique style on the east side of Austin and we could not have had more beautiful weather. It was so very wonderful to see you guys again, but mostly, it was wonderful just to give you a big hug.

[As with all Xpressions sessions, these images have only received basic edits to enhance contrast, but have otherwise not been retouched. The April 18th Xpressions are booked solid, but we do have 2 openings left for March 21st – The Clawfoot Tub Sessions. I’ve also opened up May 16th where we’re introducing a new concept that I’ll tell you about later. More details on Xpressions HERE.]

6 inches of mud. drizzle. wet grass. spiders. rushing creek.

February 20th, 2010 , Posted in Austin Engagement Photographer, Austin Family Photographer, sneak peek

Absolutely worth it.

Thanks for braving the elements and wild outdoors today, K. I think we got some fantastic family pictures for you in spite of it all.

behind the scenes: newborn session

February 17th, 2010 , Posted in Austin Baby Photographer, Austin Newborn Photographer, Random Ramblings, sneak peek

I always think it’s so much fun to see these, so I thought I’d share a little behind the scenes with you.  I try to remember to step back and take pictures of the surroundings, but usually I forget. This time, I happened to catch a glimpse of it in the mirror and thought "ooooh, perfect!" Enjoy, but don’t let it fool you. Newborns aren’t always this peaceful. We were pretty darned lucky with this little angel.

Pssst….THIS SUNDAY:

February 16th, 2010 , Posted in Austin Baby Photographer, austin childrens photographer, Austin Commercial Photographer, Austin Engagement Photographer, Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, Austin Maternity Photographer, Austin Pregnancy Photographer, Austin Senior Portraits, Austin Xpressions Photography

We’ve got one, teeny-tiny little opening left in the morning for our Xpressions sessions, Sunday, February 21st. We are going to be touring some of my favorite spots in trendy East Austin. Think hip, colorful, urban, funky, and fun! If you’ve been thinking about grabbing one of these photo sessions, just do it.

  • Maybe you need engagement pictures or haven’t had your picture taken with your significant other in a looooooooong time?
  • Some hip bridal portraits would be amazing at this location!
  • Maybe you’re expecting a baby and haven’t had maternity pictures done yet?
  • Maybe your baby has just figured out how to sit up on his own?
  • Perhaps your older "baby" is about to lose her first tooth and you need some pictures before it’s too late?
  • Or maybe you’re a graduating senior in Austin need to have your senior portraits made?

Let me know and let’s see if we can get together this Sunday.

[As with all Xpressions sessions, these images have only received basic edits…no retouching or additional enhancements.]

magic of the night.

February 15th, 2010 , Posted in Austin Commercial Photographer, Austin Engagement Photographer, sneak peek

Lyndsay and I photographed our Helping Hearts session winners tonight. Um, magic…just pure magic. I seriously don’t know how we’re supposed to choose from these images because if Lyndsay got anything close to what I’m looking at here (and I’m sure she did), we’re in trouble. Thank you guys so much for such a great evening. You were simply ADORABLE and it just means the world that you were both totally willing to try any and all of mine and Lyndsay’s hair-brained schemes. Speaking of Lyndsay…

PHOTOG DOWN!

hers, mine, and ours.

February 15th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Engagement Photographer, Austin Family Photographer

You guys know that Lyndsay and I went out with our hubbies several weeks ago to experiment with shooting in the dark. Little did I know that the experiment would teach us much more than how/if we could shoot at night. When Lyndsay and I exchanged links for our pics from that evening, I think we were equally shocked by how *different* our images were from each other. How amazing to see that even with the same equipment and the same locations, some of our takes were similar, but mostly, they were vastly different.

Her take.

My take.

I’ve always thought our styles were similar, but now I’m thinking how cool it is that they’re not that similar after all. Our passion is the same, but it’s our art that makes us unique.

I’m so in love with the pictures Lyndsay took of us! Virgil and I did not hire a wedding photographer when we were married, so it’s such a treat to have such beautiful images of the two of us…10 years later and still very much in love. I have big plans for these pictures, L, but first, I have to build an addition to the house to get more wall space. Thank you soooooooo very much for this adventure and this gift.  Hey, we should work together more often. What are you doing tonight?

(P.S. Thanks again, Katie, for the incredible make-up job!)

newborn perfection.

February 14th, 2010 , Posted in Austin Baby Photographer, austin childrens photographer, Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, Austin Newborn Photographer

First of all, I want to know how one family could get ALL of the "gorgeousness genes" in the gene pool? Secondly, I’m wondering if that beautiful baby boy ever cries because he sure didn’t the entire time I was there. Finally, how in the world does a mom of a pre-schooler AND a newborn get away with looking *this* amazing??? Not fair, I tell ya. Not fair!

mine.

February 13th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Random Ramblings

I came home from my session to the sweetest surprise. While I was away, the boys (+ the girl) went to the store to get some Valentine’s Day treats. I was already a little emotional, but when I realized that my husband bought flowers not only for me, but for baby girl AND my sister, I just couldn’t contain my tears. I was so very touched. My boys did good.

When I was a little girl, when I would ask my mom what she wanted for her birthday, she’d always answer, "I don’t need anything. I have everything I could ever want right here." Back then, I thought she was just being humble. Now I get it. It makes complete sense. Yes. I have everything I could ever want right here.

I hope you are enjoying your own "everything you could ever want."

so very tweet.

February 13th, 2010 , Posted in Austin Baby Photographer, Austin Newborn Photographer, sneak peek

I can’t even begin to tell you how beautiful this morning was. And how amazing it is to watch good friends transition into parenthood…with such grace. And how special this image is:

Thank you three so much for this session. I know we were all a little bummed with the birth session didn’t work out, but wow, after today, I think we did just fine.  Congrats on your beautiful sweet baby boy!

Finally! Pic of the Month for January 2010.

February 12th, 2010 , Posted in austin childrens photographer, Austin Commercial Photographer, Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, Pic of the Month - Austin Photographer

Wow! I’ve never had such a hard time deciding like this. Oi! Thanks to everyone for your input.

[What does this mean?]