Family of Eight – One Year Later!

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Andrew and Megan and their six wonderful children are very near and dear to me. I did their family photos one year ago at the same park, and it has been so cool to compare the pictures and see not only how much I have grown as a photographer, but how much these kids have grown! In fact, looking at these pictures, I don’t think “kids” is the right word to use for the older siblings! Meanwhile, Andrew and Megan don’t look a day older (fountain of youth, anybody?) I love these guys to pieces. It was hard to pick a few favorites, but here they are. As usual, I love to hear your thoughts!

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Family Photos at Bear Creek Park

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Doug, Tricia, and their beautiful family were so great to hang out with and photograph last weekend. We met at Bear Creek Park, which is lovely this time of year, completed with verdant tree, walking paths, and a folf course. There is so much love in this family! I could tell by the way the older kids looked out for the younger ones, the way dad helped his boys climb a tree that we came upon, and Doug and Tricia’s demeanor when together. They even recreated a pose from their wedding for one of the pictures–how sweet is that? The little boys were eager to climb trees and bridge rails, and explore the woods, but were also great about posing for the pictures. I had a lovely time, and I’m glad to have met this family!

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Good Ol’ Texas Family Photos

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I met this family at Centennial Park on a beautiful Texas evening last week. We started by taking some photos next to an old cabin at the park. They were going for a Texas cowboy feel, and I think they nailed it with their matching jean jackets, red shirts and cowboy boots! These guys are so much fun! Jamie Sue and Michael are a great match–Jamie’s friendliness and enthusiasm is perfectly balanced by Michael’s serenity and composure. The kids are very spirited, as you can tell by some of these photos! They were great about smiling for the camera and staying in position, but also more than ready to cut loose the minute I gave them permission! Check out this awesome bunch, y’all!   familym-7959 familym-8065 familym-8273 familym-1 familym-8158 familym-8334 familym-8343 familym-2 familym-8424 familym-8448 familym-8090 familym-8121 familym-7986

Wyatt: One Year Old! Family Photos at the Dallas Arboretum

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I met Wyatt, Marika and Nick on an autumnal day at the Dallas Arboretum. It was so great to take photos of this sweet family! Wyatt was so cute playing in the pumpkin patch! Marika and Nick were totally cool and fun to hang out with. Marika works at a parks and rec. department(yes, she is a fan of the TV show–she told me it is more true to life than you might think!) Nick is an archaeologist! How cool is that? I asked him what interesting artifacts he has found, and he told me that he once excavated ancient arrowheads. Towards the end of the session, Wyatt was starting to get a little done-with-it all, but then his grandparents showed up, and he brightened up really fast! It was so sweet! Below are a few of the highlights from the day. I hope you like them!

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Thomas is 6 Months Old!

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Thomas is 6 months old, and his parents thought it would be a good time to take some photos of this cutie along with some family pictures! Thomas is such a sweetie pie. I love his red hair! His mom came prepared with baby blankets and some of his favorite books, which amped the cuteness factor up even more! I had a great time with these guys. Nathanael and Geralyn are so cool. When I met them at Centennial Park, we realized that we had met before at a party! It’s such a small world around here! I just love the photos we got, and I hope you do too!

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All Four One and One Four All

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You may have read the title of this post and thought “Katie needs a grammar lesson”. Actually, the reasons for my apparent misspelling are 1. I am incredibly clever (ok, ok, corny), and 2. the two cutie pies of this family, Evie and Liam just turned four and one, respectively. I got to hang out with these two and their wonderful parents, Shannon and Brendan last weekend at River Legacy Park. This is such a cool family. Evie cracks me up with her funny expressions and I LOVE her curls. Liam was walking all over the place, and Shannon told me he doesn’t like to hold anyone’s hand while walking. Such an independent little man! Shannon and Brendan were so easygoing. I love how relaxed and joyful they are while keeping up with their rambunctious children. Below are some of my favorites from the day. Let me know which one you like best!

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Family Photos at Fritz Park

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I took photos of this fun bunch at Fritz Park this past weekend. I gotta hand it to them, they did a great job picking their outfits! The mom, Mary, told me she first chose an outfit for Mary Claire (the cutie in the flower dress), and then based everyone else’s outfits around that! I just love a family with a lot of kids. Three girls and three boys–how sweet is that? I also love the re-occurrence of red heads in this group! Enjoy some of my favorites from the day below!

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Joey’s First Birthday — a Family Affair

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Joey has turned one-year-old, and to commemorate, we snapped some picture of this adorable little guy and his family-mom, dad, grandpa and grandma! Inez and Dave are such an awesome couple–and cute to boot! Joey’s grandparents, Rafael and Mary, live in southern Texas, and came up to visit for the weekend. Joey is their first grandchild, and it was so awesome to see them playing with him. There is so much love in this family!

I had so much fun with everyone. The whole family was so laid back, and constantly laughing, smiling and joking. One of my favorite moments was when Mary, trying to get Joey to look for a picture, started quacking and flapping her arms. Inez was turned away for the picture, and lamented that she didn’t get to see her mom acting so hilarious. I was sorry I didn’t snap a picture for her! familyh-5223 familyh5 familyh-5236 familyh7 familyh-5111 familyh4 familyh3familyh6familyh2familyh-4756 familyh1 familyh-4977 familyh-5133 familyh-5121 familyh-5266familyh-5195

Family Photos at the Dallas Arboretum

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The Dallas Arboretum is beautiful this time of year. It was the perfect setting for some family photos of Tom, Margaret, Annie and Tommy. This family is great! I know Margaret from my moms’ group. She is so down to earth, and makes me laugh with her astute comments and hint of sarcasm. Tom is a sturdy, loving father and husband. Annie has an adventurous spark, and she allowed me to follow her as she ventured about (ok, I think she was a little weirded out by the crazy lady following her with the camera, which is probably an appropriate reaction). Tommy is so bright and cheerful. He was one of the most compliant babies I have ever photographed. All I had to do was call his name, and he would turn his head and beam at me! After taking in some of the gardens, we made our way to the huge seasonal pumpkin display, where Annie loved exploring and picking up the pumpkins. After that, I snapped a few photos of Tommy in his Baptismal gown. All in all, it was a great day at the Arboretum with a magnificent family! Enjoy a few of my favorites below!

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Baby Joseph is One!

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I met Joseph and his parents on Saturday to take some picture for his first birthday. Joseph is such a smart little man! His impressive vocabulary includes “baby” “hoo-ray!” “quack” and many Spanish words (mom and dad both speak Spanish as well as English. I’m jealous.) Bryan and Elanita are such good parents to Joseph, and I am so excited for them because they are expecting another baby soon! Before we called it a day, we stopped to look at the ducks at on the pond. Joseph loved it! When mom and dad told him we were going to see the ducks, he started quacking in anticipation! What a cutie!

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