family

Too many favorites - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer - Lake Jackson, TX child photographer

These might just be my most favorite family photos that I've ever taken. Seriously. The colors, the light, the beautiful faces... And yes, I know there are more of the little guy than his brother and sister. I usually try to keep things fair around here, but I know that since he's child number three, there might not be as many photos of him. Plus, I just couldn't help myself.

This sweet momma is the director of the preschool that my kids attended. She has poured so much of her time into my three youngest kids, I just can't even tell you. It takes a village and she's been part of mine. What an honor to know them and capture these photos for them!

Baby Jack and his family - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer - Lake Jackson, TX baby photographer

This is Jack's second session in his baby plan.* He and his sister are both little cutie pies! And their parents are just about the most relaxed parents I've ever worked with. So refreshing!! I'm looking forward to capturing this little guy as he learns to walk. Maybe the next session...so exciting! Thank you guys for allowing me the opportunity to watch your little ones grow.

*If you're interested in purchasing a baby plan for yourself or a loved one, shoot me an email and I'll get you the details. It's a good deal.

Neighbors!! - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer - Lake Jackson, TX child photographer

This wonderful family lives right across the street from us! They help us populate our street with lots of kids. There are times when there are 13 or more kids playing outside on our street at the same time. It's been an honor and privilege to live near these guys and call them friends. Here's to many more years of sitting in lawn chairs in your driveway, yelling "CAR!!" every few minutes. :-)

11 weeks!!! YIKES! *holiday card special* - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer

Is it really only 11 weeks until Christmas? Did I count wrong? It can't be! I have a few spots open for Fall family photos. If you want cards and photo gifts in time for Christmas, now is the time to book! If you book AND pre-purchase your gallery CD by October 15th, you will receive 25 FREE custom holiday cards. This offer will not be available after October 15th. So to sum it up, that's a one hour session, gallery CD with rights to print, and 25 custom holiday cards for $550, plus tax.

And just for fun, here's our family card from last Christmas. :-)

She gets the award - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer - Lake Jackson, TX child photographer

This little one wins "The Most Cooperative and Outstanding Two Year Old in the History of Ever" Award!! She was seriously so amazing!!! It's not secret that two and three year olds aren't always the *easiest* little people to work with. So I'm always kind of mentally prepared for whatever mayhem may arise, but Abigail was just so wonderful!! And it's been an honor to get to know her parents. They're just cool folks!

We went to the museum - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer - Lake Jackson, TX child phototographer

This session was before Christmas. Yes, I know... Anyway, the weather was not great and I have been wanting to take pictures here at out local Arts and Sciences Museum. This ended being a great place for the boys to play and explore. I love what we were able to capture!

And he's this same little guy a year ago. It's hard to believe how much they change in a year. Happy birthday, sweet boy!

Meet Oliver - Lake Jackson, TX birth photographer

I think this is the 6th birth that I've photographed and it was totally my favorite because this little guy is our new nephew!! It was just such an honor to be there and be able to help tell his birth story through pictures. I had a hard time narrowing it down for this post because I just want to share them all!! So anyway, meet our new nephew, Oliver. He cleans up pretty nice.

Before he goes to college... Lake Jackson, TX family photographer

I don't typically work with families with older children. Not because I don't want to. I think it's just difficult to talk teenagers into family photos. And many parents don't really think of doing family photos once their kids aren't little anymore. But with their son heading off to college, it was important for these guys to remember this time. And I just LOVE these photos!

This sweet girl in these photos just stole my heart! I think she is stunning! And what makes a beautiful girl even more beautiful is when she doesn't seem to be aware of her beauty. Miss L... you are so beautiful! I hope you can see that in these photos. Thanks for humoring me and your mom so we could capture these.

Love times three - Lake Jackson, TX family child photographer

This is seriously one of the cutest families I know. I loved working with these guys. I love the colors, the smiles, the personality. I love everything about these photos. And now that we're several weeks out, I can say that these photos were even worth getting chiggers for. That's right...me, my son, at least three of the folks in this family all got chiggers from rolling around in that grass! Itchy itchy!

Back home - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer

These guys have been in Singapore for the last three (??) years. And they are now back home in the great state of Texas. They are good friends of our good friends, which pretty much makes them friends too. And they are expecting their third son. I have a feeling the new little guy will have beautiful eyes, quirky expressions, and lovely eyelashes. Just a hunch. What do you think?

"If Abraham & Sarah could do it, we could too!!" - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer

A couple of months back, I asked for adoptive families to submit me their family story and a photo. I selected a few families to gift a session and images to. Adoption is close to our heart and I just strongly wanted to give back to some families who have given so much of themselves.

These folks have raised four biological children and they have 12 grandchildren. They began to foster through The Arrow Project several years ago and they have since fostered 33 children!! During the time of fostering, they felt led to adopt these three precious little boys! They decided if Abraham and Sarah could raise a small child later in life, then they could do it too! I fell in love with these boys too, especially the oldest, Robert. I wanted to take him home with me. He has such a calm spirit. His eyes seem so wise to me.

Is God calling YOU to do something remarkable like this family? Could you open your home to beautiful little ones who aren't yours biologically?

Perfect light - Lake Jackson, TX family photographer

So I'm skipping ahead with these guys. I'm kind of tired of my blog being so terribly behind! I'll go back and post some older stuff as I can find time. I've got several weddings I need to blog. Anyway... I met up with these guys last weekend. They were so much fun and the lighting was just beautiful at one of our local parks. I hope their love shines through in these photos!