Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Happenings Around Here!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I recently had the pleasure of meeting the daughter of a beautiful mother. Ms. Grace is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She is always so positive and optimistic and just an angel in disguise. The apple does not fall far from the tree and Miss Mindy has the same awestruck traits. Besides having such wonderful characteristics, Mindy is beautiful,has the best personality and is a ton of fun! She rocked the camera and I swear, we could have done this all day. Happy Graduation Mindy, the best is yet to come for you! Every once in a while my camera feels like an old worn out glove...just comfy and does the job, the perfect job, every time. On this photoshoot, that is the way I felt. Ahhhh....I love my job!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cutie Patootie and Hot Momma!

I recently met a super mommy. She is now a client friend. I swear, something always happens and I fall in deep like with my clients and call them my "friends" I hope they don't mind. Heather and I planned a great morning of taking pictures of her growing belly. She was super fab and up for any of the shots I wanted to take. Her little cutie was on her way to mommy's day out and we snapped a few of her as well. Thanks for making me smile, momma to be, it was fun!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beautiful Pictures and Special Messages

Remember my new puppy?  The breeder who blessed our life with this 4 legged friend has sent me a special message.  I don't think she knows that I am a photographer, but sent me beautiful images and also a  beautiful messages.  Who knows, special messages sent for special reasons.  Go to the bottom of your screen and turn off my playlist music to hear the special music that goes along with the special message.  Enjoy!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Carina + Brian

A story that can only be told by soulmates is what Carina and Brian have.  She is a triathalon athlete and at one of her enduring events, she saw him at a distance and her beautiful brown eyes were drawn to him.  One simple glance and Brian must have been overwhelmed by her beauty, intelligence, and love of life. Carina is from South Africa, a beautiful person inside and out (her family is just as generously friendly as she) and this American gentleman is truly one of the lucky ones that has found a gem to share the rest of his life with.

There wedding was adorned with family and friend that traveled across oceans, continents, mountains and seas.  The beautiful La Fontana Springs, hosted the special event.  This venue was artistically and gorgeously detailed with shimmer, gems, and style.  The owners of La Fontana Springs make it their mission to ensure that every bride's dreams are fulfilled on such a joyous day.  Carina's special day was no exception.  I had a great friend and extraordinary photographer assist me in capturing memories for my new found clients/friends.  With large weddings it is always fun to have a second photographer and I always encourage brides to contract a second photographer to capture alternate angles.  Lovely Ashley of Picture Me Married Photography, clicked her camera and captured timeless memories for the special couple.  Thanks, Ashley.   Everything came together perfectly for Carina and Brian and their love filled the room and made all of our hearts sing.  

Thank you Carina and Brian for allowing me to capture all the details of this special time in your life.  Cheers to your love and to the wonderful years you have to come.

Monday, February 16, 2009

What Type of Music Does Your Soul Sing?

It has been found that music can change behavior. The right kind can turn depression into joy, anger to calmness, hate to love, and fear to courage. Beautiful music has an effect on people and it can soothe and take away feelings of frustration and anger.

On a Saturday morning I was invited to listen to some music and take a few headshots of an amazing musician.  I had no idea what kind of instruments I would see nor what melody would ring through my ears, and to my sweet amazement, I left feeling like I wanted to go to a musical program.... CATS, Phantom of the Opera, or even Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, and I have such an urge to go.

John Godoy is an amazing artist who studied at the prestigious Juilliard.  He is a percusionist to no end and sure does surpass my melody when I use my pots, pans, and spoons in the kitchen for a pseudo-music lesson with Lissy.  

Speaking of music lessons, John offers music lessons as well!  If you would like his contact information for you or your little one, shoot me an email and I will forward his contact information!  

Thanks for a fun morning John, a little mini concert all to myself!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cranberry Wedding

I sometimes wondered what it would be like to get married at Christmas.  What better way to celebrate the most important day of the year than sharing nuptials with the one you love and professing to God to keep your love strong; heart clean; and honesty pure.  This past Christmas I had the honor of capturing some beautiful images for an event venue, La Fontana Springs, they love decorating their website with beautiful images of their attention to detail and strong creativity.  The room was adorned with beautiful cranberry details and shimmery silver threads.  I swear, I feel like I am one of the luckiest girls alive to witness the beauty that a room can hold.  I photograph a wedding and want to get married all over again (to the same guy of course).  

Here are some details of the room that Nancy at LaFontana designed.  I found them now and realized that I had forgotten to share with bloggie readers. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Family Ties

I love having a photo shoot with family members who have fun together and cherish the sweet moments that life brings. It is so apparent that every member of this family has his/her own specialness that is cherished and appreciated.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Change Is.....

Change is something that presses us out of our comfort zone. It is destiny-filtered, heart grown, faith built. Change is inequitable; not a respecter of persons. Change is for the better or for the worst, depending on where you view it. Change has an adjustment period which varies on the individual. It is uncomfortable, for changing from one state to the next upsets our control over outcomes. Change has a ripping effect on those who won’t let go. Flex is the key. Even a roller coaster ride can be fun if you know when to lean and create new balance within the change. Change is needed when all the props and practices of the past no longer work. Change is not comforted by the statement ‘just hang in there’ but with the statement ‘you can make it’. We don’t grow in retreat, but through endurance. Change isn’t fixed by crying, worrying, or mental treadmilling. Change is won by victors not victims; and that choice is ours.

Today my hope is for you to go to the polls and vote. It is your right in this great country of ours.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sisters are BFF's

This past weekend I had a photoshoot with an awesome family.  Unfortunately they had to come together at a last minute notice due to a family circumstance, but fortunately, I was able to capture some special memories of their family for these special girls.

We went out to their mom's place in Boerne and had some fun in the hill country.  Our morning consisted of playing with horses, sitting on hay, climbing trees,  and playing with doggies.  It was great fun.  They were so easy going and did not even complain about the various settings and portrait field trip moments we took around the property.  

Thanks, gals.... it was a blessing to meet all of you.  Here is a sneak peek.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I have found yet another Love....

I have fallen in love with a girl...a little grey one with blue eyes, floppy ears, and puppy breath (literally).  She is the newest member of our family and has stolen my heart.  My friends and vet at Churchill Veterinary Clinic say that I have no idea what I have in store for myself (I have never owned a big dog).  I have wanted a Weimeraner for a really....really...long time but  I often let people talk me out of some "great" ideas.  Well Chad gave in (I swear he loves me) and got us this little biting and pooping/peeing machine.   Despite the trails so far, I love her.  I must say though, it reminds me of those early morning hours when I had a human newborn some 7 years ago.   Needless to say, I don't miss those every couple of hour wake up calls.  

She has these really huge paws and is only 7 weeks old, OMG.... Lord, please don't let her be as big as a horse.  I think my little Isabella "Bella" Lexie is GT (gifted and talented in the education world) because today she learned how to "sit".  Woooo---- to the Hooooo!  Bring it on crate training!

Happy Thursday!

Happy New Year, a Few Days Late :}

Hello Bloggy Friends!

I have had quite the holiday vacation (as evident by my many days of absence).  So many blessings have showed themselves in my life over the holiday season, I sometimes think that perhaps I am not worthy of the watchful eye God has on my life. 

Wedding season planning is underway and brides are booking up the calendar for me to preserve their special memories.  Meeting with the beauties and their hubby-to-be warms the soul.  Their love and commitment so enduring.  I remember having that same feeling 15 years ago, and yet again today...that feeling of finding your soulmate, never goes away.  

We actually took a family vacation (grammy and sis made us) and it was the best couple of weeks in a long time.  We took a trip to New Mexico, stayed in a cuddly cabin, drank a ton of hot cocoa, caught fresh trout at 6am, ski (and crash) down a mountain side, and watched wildlife and snow from the window.  Ummmm....doesn't get better than that!  

So back into our real world, full of Texan friends, wonderful clients, soon to be born babies, and beautiful brides.  Cheers!