Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Year, New Us

Well, it's been a little quiet around here lately.  Not sure if anyone really notices (besides my FIL - thanks Royce!).  The reason is, well... life #1.
#2 is, I've started a new website to accompany my growing photography business.  

It's something I fell into & have loved every minute of.  I'm hoping to continue learning & growing so that once our kiddos are in school full-time, it can be a more full-time work opportunity for me.  I'm thankful for a loving husband & financial situation that make this possible.  

I hope to continue updating here occasionally with family related news.  It's a good personal keepsake of our life events.  Christmas time was really busy with photo shoots, so now I need to go back & upload my own family's Christmas photos.  Until then… check out the new website & spread the word!  Thanks to all my friends and family who have already made this a rewarding journey.

Happy New Year Y'all!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Date Night & Play Dates

Thanks to a gift package from my brother for our birthdays, (yes, back in April), Matt & I were able to catch the last live races of the year out at Lone Star Park.  We had a good table where we could see the race & watch the TCU game, all at the same time.  Turns out, the horses did much better than our team, but it was still fun.

Matt reviewing the program & his notes.  :)

We also recently had a chance to meet some friends at the new Kyle Warren park downtown!  It was super neat & we'll be going back, for sure.  Tons of green space & a nice playground area for the kids.  The food trucks were awesome & so was the wading pool.  

Latest Happenings

So editing photos has taken most of my spare time (what's that?) lately.  I know I've neglected my blog. But starting a business takes quite a lot of work.  But I LOVE IT!  

Anyway - back to my kiddos.  This happened this weekend.  Matt came home with snow suits for both kids.  For our trip to the mountains.  Which has yet to be planned, but will surely happen, now that we have the proper attire.

And yes, it's hard not to laugh at the adorable-ness when you see them in person, waddling around in these things.

Also, Georgia has taken to "reading" aloud, every chance she gets.  
This is her favorite.

They are both my favorite.

Photographer's Gift Guide

With the holidays approaching, I thought I'd mention some of the cute photog gifts I've seen lately.
This is my favorite.  For those times when you just want one lens, for maybe your child's school parade.  You don't need to carry your whole camera bag with you.  Yet it would be nice to have your camera somewhat protected.

found here

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Festivities

Our friends, Steph & Sam had a fun Halloween Fon-boo! get together on Monday.  The kids wore their costumes (Levi was Woody & GC was Minnie Mouse). We watched a Mickey Halloween movie while we ate lunch & then everyone had some yummy fondue!  

Levi also had a storybook character parade at school.  For that, he went as Curious George. Because we had a monkey costume.  haha

Tonight we'll be trick-or-treating!  
Can't wait.

The Gang (minus Minnie)

Sad little Minnie Mouse

fondue for everyone!

My little Curious George

Mulady Family

This week I had the privilege of photographing another dear friend, Tracy.  We also worked together when I was at HPISD.  She also has a boy & girl, 6 & 5.  They have the most beautiful red hair.  I love them.  Such a sweet family.  Such a fun shoot.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

So Thankful

I'm so blessed to have such sweet friends who entrust me with taking photos of their little ones.  It is one of those things that makes me happiest in all the world.  I had the treat of spending time with Stacie & her (1) Miller & (3) Lily, at the Arboretum.  They couldn't have been any better.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Just now getting around to editing/posting some of the images from my workshop day at Southfork Ranch.  We had several break-out sessions to choose from and a couple hundred photographer ladies, from all over the country, to talk with about their expertise.  Can't wait to find another fun & informative workshop like this.  I wish I had a local group of photographer friends I could meet up with to 'talk shop' on a regular basis.  It was really invigorating.

cute Austin photographer (& mother of 3!), Jennifer Polson 

one of our sweet models for the day

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkin Patch!

This weekend we had a family outing to the neighborhood pumpkin patch.  The pickings were a little slim this year, but we found a couple that caught our eye.

Unfortunately I couldn't really catch the eye of my two, for a decent sibling photo.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Levi's Soccer Game

We had game #2 today!  (We actually missed the 2nd game due to our vacation.)  The team did pretty well, I thought.  We have a star player on our team, Oliver, who likes scoring goals.  A lot.  The other kids have fun running around & (sort of) trying to get the ball.  Levi is good at the corner kicks.  Lefty.  Every time.

yes, he's the smallest on the team

but he can run!

parent cheering tunnel, after the game