I got to take pictures of this cute bunch last week. Kate, Ray and Ray-mo are awaiting the arrival of baby Gia, and with Christmas around the corner, it was a great time for some family/maternity pictures! Kate and Ray are such a cute couple, and Ray-mo is quite a rambunctious three years old! Also, I love the blue and gray color scheme they picked for their outfits. Is this a sweet family, or what?
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!
I met Kayla, Wyatt and William at the Grapevine botanical gardens Sunday evening for some family and maternity photos. These three are so adorable together, and Kayla is an absolutely stunning pregnant lady! We got to chatting, and I found out that like me they are transplants from the Northwest, hailing from Spokane, Washington! They have even been to my hometown of Helena, Montana before! So how do these three feel about living in Texas? They love it! Kayla and Wyatt said they especially enjoy being warm during the winter months, and we all agreed that we love the warm community here (see what I did there?). William was so well behaved and melting my heart with his cuteness. Kayla had warned me that he may not smile for the photos, but William exceeded expectations! He even made everyone else laugh (including me) when, spurred by all the talk of baby bellies, he pulled up his shirt and starting pointing to his own! Kayla and Wyatt are waiting to find out at birth whether they are having a boy or girl. I can deduce one thing for sure from the state of the rest of the family: this baby is going to be veritably charming!
I was so blessed on Saturday to take pictures of Theresa, Will and Cecelia as they get ready to welcome baby number two into their family. As Irving begins to blossom with the beauty of spring, a canal at sunrise seems like the perfect time and place to celebrate new life. Cecelia is an audacious explorer–she was constantly picking up rocks, pointing at the wildlife and trying to slip away from the photo session to find adventure. I have a feeling the new little one is going to be an early crawler trying to keep up with big sis!
Will and Theresa are waiting to find out the gender of the new baby (I commend their patience!). So what’s your guess, boy or girl?
There is so much I could say about Eric and Sarah! They are good friends of mine, and such a wonderful couple! I have been friends with Sarah since 9th grade, back when she went by “Smack” (short for “Smackanackapacky”…long story). All these years she has been my good friend, confidant, and work buddy–we’ve worked at four different jobs together. Eric is a man of many talents: a journalist, singer/songwriter and guitar player in a band, and a talented photographer. In fact, Eric is my photography mentor. He played a large part in encouraging me to become a photographer. It really meant a lot to me to take these photos while back home in Helena, Montana this Christmas.
Sarah and Eric, you two are great together! Thanks for your friendship, encouragement, and kindness. I can’t wait to meet your baby!
Dana and Eric are hands down the most adorable couple I know, so I am expecting this baby to be pretty darn cute! We were driving through Dallas last month looking for a good place to take a few pictures and came upon this nice little park in the middle of the city, so we pulled over and plopped my baby into the umbrella stroller. Eric was nice enough to push while I dragged them all over the park!
These two are going to make such great parents. Dana has always been sweet and caring, while not taking baloney from anyone. Eric is kind, loyal, and a solid guy. This is one lucky baby on the way!