Things to know about this fabulous family’s very lifestyle photo session:

  1. Those little boys are as charming as they look.
  2. Mama is incredibly organized and creative!
  3. Dad is super patient and such a good sport!
  4. “Super Hero Chase” is a real game that they really all play together and I think that is the coolest thing ever!
  5. Fav image HERE.

October 20-23rd at the Pinkle Toes Studio in Manor


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Bring your cute little goblins to practice their “Trick or Treat” skills and have their photo taken at the Pinkle Toes porch (which will be all decked out by the super talented Julie Rodgers)! As always, I’ll be posting sneak peeks of the set HERE, so be sure to follow along.

I will contact you after booking to help you finalize your session time. You only need to book one session for your child(ren) and you will have the option to purchase additional files if you choose after you see the unedited proofs. Due to the nature of these mini sessions, fees are non-refundable and not transferrable to another session.

First of all, reality check here in realizing I’ve been working with this sweet girl since she was a baby. And in seeing her again during this photo session, I got to bathe in her vibrant, exuberant, loving, cheerful, sassy personality…and she reminded me SOOOOOO much of my own daughter. Strength and confidence and the unapologetic beauty that comes with them.

I know we (I) tend to get hung up on trying to figure out the perfect photo session location, but the truth is, as long as you’re with the people you love and you’re being your authentic selves, any location can be the perfect location. We were actually planning to meet elsewhere for this photo session, but I happened to take a wrong turn during one of my runs in downtown Austin and this alleyway took my breath away. Who would have ever thought?? But honestly, we could have done all of our photos next to dumpsters and the light and love of this family would still shine through. In fact, here’s my favorite image from the session…photographed in a literal mud puddle.

Reeling from tragedy after tragedy in recent months and days, it is sometimes difficult to find reasons to smile. I am so grateful that I get to be surrounded by and photograph the simplest and purest joys–my clients and of course, my family, help remind me that wonderful things do still exist in this world. There is still beauty. There is still LOVE.

Sep 28, 2017

These sweet girls are sure lucky to get to grow up in this historic, magical house with these incredible gardens and structures all around! What a childhood to have! And I adore their halo of curls that crown their busy little bodies. It was a fantastic morning with their family for sure. One of my favs in the bamboo and a close crop of THIS one.

Is this thing on? Hmmmmm…think I’m going to try to dust off the old blog and come back to the joy and vibrance of life…especially demonstrated by this sweet family at their annual family photo session. I love that we got to revisit their home and play and have fun in their backyard again. It basically worked as a way to perfectly compare just how much the boys had changed since last year. Loving the farmer’s tan and the mischievous smiles flashed to me as they ran from place to place, so eager to show me their new tricks on the playscape and in the pool. These boys have an amazing life and amazing parents who love them with their whole hearts. Favity fav.

Aug 30, 2017

I just don’t even have the words right now to share hope and inspiration when it feels like all is lost. I’m pretty certain there isn’t a person in the United States who doesn’t know someone affected by this catastrophic disaster along the Gulf Coast. I’m so sorry if my blog has to go dark for a while…I can’t blog sessions right now and be sunshine and roses when I’m feeling so deeply heartbroken and hopeless. I am going to roll up my sleeves with everyone else who is able and do what I can to try to provide relief for those that have lost everything.  I can get behind this idea of creating these Welcome Kits. I would like to try to put some together this weekend and I invite anyone who wants to join me in shopping for supplies and putting them together. Drop me a line if you’d like to coordinate our efforts. I love you Rockport. I love you Houston. I’m just beyond sorry this is happening.

Stepping into this hidden gem really is like stepping in to Wonderland. You never know what you’re going to find around each corner and everything seems disjointed and incongruous, but that’s the beauty of the place. The girls kept going from one little nook to the next, excitedly telling us about what they had discovered. It was *just* enough to distract us from the humidity that day ;-), though you can still literally see the haze in the images…that’s how humid it was!!! I absolutely loved that rainbow dress, too! It stood out so beautifully to punctuate the images in this misty, mystical little Wonderland. Fav mom + daughter pic HERE.

I’m so excited that this gorgeous family blessed with two children with charming, exuberant personalities will soon have THREE children with charming, exuberant personalities! I know mama is doing her best to keep up with these two cuties in the heat and it’s going to be so beautiful to watch big brother and big sister with the new baby. Favity fav HERE.

It won’t be long before we get the good news that baby #3 has arrived. And it is still hard to fathom that this little Maverick has risen from some of the most difficult times this family has ever faced. However, it was nothing but smiles and joy on this evening as we celebrated this incredible blessing (well, except for the part when we had to duck into a building to hide when the tornado sirens went off ;-)…false alarm).  I know his big brother and sister and mom and dad and all the rest of us are very, very, very eager to meet him. One of my many favs HERE, as well as HERE and HERE.