Family, Easter, Bluebonnets Galore!

posted in: Family, Uncategorized | 0

My blog has become overgrown with bluebonnets, and I am loving it! This time of year is amazing! It’s as if Texas knows it’s Eastertide, and decorates accordingly!

You may remember this family from a previous post. This time, I got to take some fresh and fun Easter pictures. Their bright personalities perfectly complemented the vibrant flower field.

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These kids are too cute!

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Gotta love it when they cut loose in front of the camera! 🙂

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Since I last photographed this awesome family, I have started following Taylor Marshall’s blog. Great stuff!

 

Veronica

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Last week I wanted to practice some photography techniques, so I asked Veronica to be my model. We traipsed over to a bluebonnet field that Zach had spotted from his classroom window (way to look out, honey!) Veronica’s style is so classic and her expressions are intense and gorgeous. She was super awesome about the whole thing.

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Isn’t her hair amazing? Those CURLS! And I love the color! Note to self: Not the best idea to ask your model if they have heard of there being snakes in bluebonnet fields, and then ask them to lie down in a bluebonnet field…

Don’t worry, we didn’t see any snakes!

 

Ria’s Birthday

posted in: Baby, Personal | 2

My baby girl is one year old! The year that has gone by since we first met her has been one of the happiest in my life. When we first brought Ria home, she was so tiny and wrinkly, Zach called her a “fusticated old man”. I remember I would wake up in the middle of the night to look over at my sleeping baby, and would be overcome with joy. It felt like Christmas. I still get that feeling often when she gives me her huge scrunchy toothless grandma smile or when she babbles to herself nonchalantly as she gets a diaper change. I am so grateful for this past year. I am grateful for my family and friends who have been kind, supportive and loving to the three of us. I am grateful for my husband, who gets up early every morning(often sleep deprived) to go work a long day. He lives out Christ’s sacrificial love for us everyday. He always encourages me, and always lets me know that he loves me and Ria. Most of all I am grateful to God for the loved ones in my life, and the material and spiritual gifts he has given me.  I am remarkably blessed. RiaBdayb-0850RiaBdayb-0754 RiaBdayw-0765Rbdaycollage1 RiaBdayb-0790Rbdaycollage2 RiaBdayb-0880

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Easter Bluebonnets

posted in: Baby, Family | 2

This is my first spring in Texas, and my first experience of the bluebonnets! Spring is quickly turning out to be my favorite Texas season.

The bluebonnets are just in time for Easter pictures. I met Travis, Tricia and Edmund in a azure speckled field. Edmund is one happy baby. He always greats me with a huge, open mouthed, toothless smile that often has just a hint of cheesiness. Actually it looks something like this:

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Travis and Tricia are such chill parents. Tricia is absolutely hilarious. She’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind, and her brutal honesty about everything (herself included) cracks me up. Check out her blog here.

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Such an awesome family!

 

Dorothy & Michael

posted in: Couples, Engagements | 4

Dorothy and Michael are so in sync, it’s like they have been married for years. Their story is classic; they have known each other since they were about 12. I asked them once if it was love at first sight, to which Dorothy responded with a smirk that when they first met she thought Michael was short. This kind of playful levity is characteristic of their dynamic. In addition, they share a peacefulness that is a testimony to the stability of their relationship. These two are meant to be! Congratulations, Dorothy and Michael!

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Then There Were Four

posted in: Family, Maternity | 1

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?

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