Saturday, October 25, 2008

Holiday...Holiday...Read all About It!

Several people have been asking me to have a Christmas card/photoshoot/extravaganza  and although I had to think long and hard about it, I aim to please and have given in.  Yea, Yea, I am excited as ever to have days scheduled to meet friends (old and new) and take some great fall/winter shots for them and their families.  I have created some really cool cards, with the help of a few friends and photoshop :) I tried to create something for everyone.  

There are a couple I really like for our own family, but have yet to decide.  Heck, who am I foolin' I can only dream to actually take a family portrait of my own family.  Pretty pathetic that the plumber has plumbing problems, the electrician has electricity problems, and the photographer has some problems of updated portraits hanging on their own walls.  

So here is to you friends....cheers!   Book your session soon, I sent out emails only today and have already received a ton of calls.  Busy November in store for me!  Sounds like super-duper fun!

Here is the Info:
Now is the perfect time to book your family's Holiday Portraits in  
San Antonio!  I am offering an annual one time super sale event
(only $125) to assist you in sharing well wishes with friends and family.

For a few select days I will offer you and yours the following:

20 minute photo-session (at a preferred location)
25 Custom Designed Holiday Cards (several designs to choose from... see below)
Online viewing gallery (3-5 images)for you to share with family and
1  High resolution image for your own printing needs

*For each family/friend you refer for a session booking, you will  
receive a FREE 1/2 unit print (8 wallets or 5X7 or 2-4X6).  Therefore,  share this email and have them share you name!
Days and times are limited and thus encourage you to book your session  

November 1:  Friedrich Wilderness Park
November 15San Antonio Missions
November 22: McNay Art Museum (addition $10 fee applies)
December 6:  Japanese Sunken Garden
*At least 50% payment must be made at time of booking
*Groups larger than 6 will have additional fees
*No additional discounts apply
    Card samples below are numbered for your ordering ease.  The top half of the image is the front of the card and the bottom half is the back of the card.  

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Favorite Baby

And she is not even mine! This little one had a scary early start, but now at a whopping 1 year old (it is official) she is the happiest and healthiest baby. This angel belongs to one of my best friends and I feel so fortunate that Kelly and John have always let me capture images of there little angel. If you remember, Kelly inspired me to start my business many moons ago and totally believes in me. I just love her being my cheerleader. There are so many days (more often than not) that I need a little shove and/or encouragement.

The little 1 year old angel, Davis, has got to be the best baby ever. I gave Kelly one of my favorite books when she was pregant The Baby Whisperer and being a new mommy she actually read it and followed some of the tidbits, it obviously worked because Davis is a dream (or maybe it is just that Kelly is an awesome mommy). Davis goes night-night at a decent time (has slept all night for the longest time) to allow for mommy to have some downtime or cross a few things off the to-do list. I don't think I have ever heard this little munchkin cry or be grouchy. She really is the best baby ever. I loved taking her 1st Birthday portrais, Lissy and I loved her 1st Birthday party, and I love her. My favorite little munchin.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Birthday Party for a 15 Year Old Princess

Her special birthday party is in less than a than week. It is a birthday party customized for a special girl, maybe even suitable for a princess. Her parents have adorned her with a celebration day of fun, friends, and family. Here in south Texas and my native homeland of New Mexico, we call these extravagant parties a "Quinceanera". It is like a "coming out party/debut" for a 15 year old girl that is filled with tradition. It will be exciting to capture details of such a special birthday party!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We Have Lots to Learn from Children

This is my new found friend. She is as sweet as can be and does not love attention. What wonderful traits in the adult world. Here she sat waiting for her mommy and daddy to tell her what comes next in a photo shoot. I thought her position was precious and this was one of my favorite of the day.  Special thanks to her mommy and daddy for allowing me to capture some timeless images.  

Monday, October 6, 2008

Beautiful Bride

Way to often it is easy to find really nervous brides.   There is so much excitement in the air and anticipation of what life is about to bring.  Such a magical day is the day of the nuptials, I think I may have been one of those nervous brides.  One thing I had to learn really fast is ways to make the nervous beauties feel at ease in attempts to capture there true selves.  Kaylee made my job so easy.  

To say the least, Kaylee was so relaxed and so comfortable of her life-to-be.  I could feel it radiating from her soul that she was about to be one of the happiest brides ever.  I had such a fun time taking pictures of Kaylee.  She just let me take her and pose her however I asked and was fair game for it all.  I love her personality.  She is beautiful inside and out.  So many passerby's asked if she was taking pictures for a magazine, yep, she looked and acted like a pro model.  

I had to hide these images from her significant other, because the bridal beauty was keeping the dress a secret.  Sweet Kaylee and Gabe exchanged vows for one another last week in Padre..on the beach! now I am able to share.  Congratulations to you both and many happy memories to come!

Here are a few of my favorites

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Birthday to My Favorite Rock-Star

Sometimes she pretends she is Sharpay or Gabriella (High School Musical) and sometimes it is Hannah Montana.  I don't mind because her imagination fascinates me.  I love it when I hear her thoughts as she pretends, it takes me on a journey with her and love the details that her little mind thinks up.  She is so creative and loves the arts.  She swears that she is going to be an artist when she grows up.  We of course encourage it as long as she is also a doctor, lawyer, brain surgeon, president of the United States, etc.  :)

Alyssa had her 7th birthday party this past week and this is the picture we used for her invitations.  Her party was of course "Rock Star" and all her friends that visited on her special day, quickly became rock stars as well...costumes, nail polish, jewels, and face paint (tatoos).  They even had rock star olympics that both her dad and I took part in.  It was lots of fun and a great way to spend the day with some imaginative friends.  

Happy Birthday, Sweetie.  We love you.