January 31, 2010

Baby Kayla

Here's a peek at something coming soon. I took photos of an incredibly adorable 3-month-old little girl today, and can't wait to show you the rest!

Kayla

January 20, 2010

TJ, Mary & Elise

Last weekend, I met up with my cousin TJ and his wife and daughter at the square in downtown McKinney. If you've followed any of my wedding planning adventures, all of them should look familiar. TJ played guitar for our ceremony processional, Elise was my flowergirl, and Mary was all sorts of helpful throughout, including accompanying me on my bridal portraits and helping with set-up on the day of.

We had originally planned to shoot some family photos for their 2009 Christmas card, but weather and other unforeseen circumstances delayed our shoot until the new year. Ah well, family photos are great at any time of year!

TJ, Mary & Elise

Cute family, or cutest family ever?

Elise

I realize I'm biased, but Elise was definitely the cutest flowergirl I've ever encountered. She just turned 5 a few months ago. I attended her birthday party that had animatronic dinosaurs and pie. Girl after my own heart.

Elise

Elise

TJ & Elise

It makes me so happy seeing my cousin with his daughter.

Elise

Love, love, love that bench!

Elise

Elise

TJ, Mary & Elise

There's a whole lot of laughing in this family.

TJ, Mary & Elise

Ha! Such a classic facial expression here. "Do Not Want" seems to be its message.

TJ, Mary & Elise

TJ, Mary & Elise

Elise comes by her silliness quite naturally.

TJ, Mary & Elise

Mary & Elise

This photo makes me smile not only for the sweet look from momma to daughter, but also because I know that Elise's mischievous grin is a prelude to her trying to warm her hands inside her mom's collar.

TJ, Mary & Elise

The love in their relationship is so evident. There are a few couples in my life that inspire my husband and I in our own relationship, and they are definitely among them.

TJ & Mary

TJ, Mary & Elise

Oh, to be 5 again.

TJ, Mary & Elise

TJ, Mary & Elise

Yup. Silliness abounding. Do you like TJ's James Dean impersonation? Apparently Elise does!

TJ, Mary & Elise

Elise

I giggle every time I flip back and forth between these 2 photos. Thinking about being silly, BEING SILLY, thinking about being silly, BEING SILLY. I could do it all day.

TJ & Mary (and Elise of course!) I had a fantastic time wandering around the square with you and then dinner was lovely as well. See? I'm true to my word. No scandalous photos anywhere. I'll see you all soon, with about a hundred more photos in tow.

Love,
Mary

January 18, 2010

Little Miss Elise

Just a hint of things to come, from this weekend's shoot with my very own flowergirl. : )

Miss Elise

I can't wait to show you the rest!

-Mary

January 12, 2010

Coffee + Cody

I met "Coffee" when we worked at Starbucks together. Her first name is actually Melissa, but we already had about 4 Melissas working at the store, and with a surname like Coffee when you work at a coffee shop, it was an inevitable nickname. She married Cody the weekend before my husband and me, and now has a baby girl on the way.

That baby girl is due any day now, and for that matter, she hasn't posted on facebook in almost a day, so the baby could've already arrived! Oh, nope. She just posted and I presume something like that would've been mentioned.

We met up about a week ago for some last minute maternity photos of the beautiful Momma-to-be, and some with Dad as well.

Coffee & Cody

They happened to pick one of the sunniest days I've seen all winter. It was still right around the freezing point though, so I don't know how they were surviving without jackets! I was definitely all bundled up.

Coffee & Cody

I wanted to get some profile shots of Coffee's sweet pregnant tummy when baby started throwing a fit! I could literally see the fists shooting out while I was looking through my lens. That's one feisty girl you two have coming your way.

Coffee & Cody

So sweet. Melissa was very concerned about whether or not Cody was smiling "weird", but I think the boy did just fine.

Coffee

Coffee & Cody

There's the bamboo thicket popping up again. I can't help that it's one of the only bits of greenery around in January!

Coffee

Time for some solo shots of miss Coffee.

Coffee

Favorite shot, right up there. The colors, the leaf, the light, and best of all, that beautiful belly.

Coffee & Cody

I know their daughter will one day go, "Ewwww, muuushy" at the sight of this photo. Or maybe that was just my weird habit regarding any signs of affection.

Coffee & Cody

The idea here was for Coffee to make a heart with her hands although it wound up as more of a triangle. I still think it's adorable with their hands around baby's home (but not for much longer!).

Coffee & Cody

I know these two are going to make great parents.

Coffee & Cody

The best of luck to both of you with the birth and beyond. That little girl is going to change your lives in all the best ways!

-Mary

January 7, 2010

Jason

Shortly after Christmas, I met up with one of my best friends so that he could fill the frame he had bought his mom for Christmas. We focused on getting some headshots and such that mom would like, but I also naturally caught a lot of goofy expressions and poses, given that Jason and I are very close friends. We laugh a lot in each others' company, so there was no shortage of that going on. While I wouldn't for most clients (never fear!), I've included a few of the goofy photos because well, Jason's my buddy, and I can. Right, Jason?


Jason

We started out in this random bamboo patch in my neighborhood which someone very intelligently planted about 10 years ago. Naturally it's a forest now, with how invasive a species it is. Some of the photos not included here feature Jason trying to sit in that gap in the fence and getting stuck. I did do my duty as a friend and post it on facebook for all the world to see though. ;)

Jason

A very classic Jason expression. Skeptical Jason is skeptical.

Jason

I can't wait for Spring to bring us back our foliage (and warmth!) but the bare limbs are at least a nice neutral backdrop.

Jason

I must admit I prefer colorful backdrops like this big grassy bush that mostly stays green through the winter months.

IMG_5200Jason

Uh oh. Jason got himself trapped again.

Jason

I think he looks quite dashing with mini-antlers! Definitely no silliness on this photo shoot. No silliness at all.

Jason

Jason's a very very talented violist. I'm a violinist so naturally prejudiced against his instrument (I assure you, it's a well established orchestra rivalry), but he's one of the few violists I know who can make his instrument sound absolutely beautiful.

Jason

Despite the fact that his fingers were too cold to feel the strings, he still played me a nice little ditty. I cringed a bit for the sake of his instrument, being out in weather like that, but I'm glad Jason let it out to play.

Jason's Scroll

I love the scrolls on string instruments. Just a detail I feel great affection for after my years of playing.

Jason

Yet another classic look from Jason. Lord knows what I said or did to warrant this one!

Jason

Thaaat's better. I love how the yellow wall makes the color of his eyes pop! This one was actually the winner for mom's frame.

Jason

The white wall is nice as well. That was actually a bit of painted plywood covering up the entrance to a historical home currently being renovated in Allen's Heritage Village.

Jason

I had to assure Jason that I'd watch out for zombies and other creepy crawlies coming at him from inside this decrepit barn. I'm proud to say he made it out alive.

Jason's Feet

That barn actually sits up on these bright red risers. Seemed like a good opportunity to capture Jason's footwear of choice. He normally sports fancy pumas, actually, but didn't want to get 'em all muddy. That's what converse are good for. Nevermind how ridiculously clean his look.

Jason

We happened across a tree with bizarre bright white berries. This photo is in the running for my favorites from the session.

Jason

And then Jason had to take a beautiful, serious moment and do.. this. Love you, Jason.

Jason, Seeker

We found a broom out among the old houses which could only result in one thing: Harry Potter imitations. Jason seems to be a pretty natural seeker.

Jason

Sometimes the moments between poses are my favorites. I love this shot of Jason mid-laugh. It's just so natural and so.. him.

Jason

I'll leave you with this intense stare from a handsome devil. Ladies, he's single.

-Mary

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