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Blizzard Goliath {Slidell La – Child Photographer)

The West Texas Blizzard Goliath finally hit. 6 hours after predicted. Of course my kids had to go out and play in the snow. I fashioned a baggie over my camera so it could come out to play too! The snow was coming down so thick, the white fur of my dog blended right into the snowy background.  I think we will be staying at home for a few days!

After we came back inside the girls wanted to sip hot cocoa while snuggling by the fire <3.

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Product Spotlight ~ Metal Print {New Orleans Portrait Photographer}

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I was looking to add one additional print product to my line-up.  Prints and canvases are traditional, and I needed something a bit edgier.  These metal prints were just the item!  They add such a pretty pop to the colors in the prints, really bringing them to life.

 

These metal prints can be ordered in a variety of sizes, including all the traditional print sizes.  The difference is, these come ready to display with your choice of options, including a metal stand for desk display or a foam bloc or metal stand out posts for wall display.  Each offers a unique way to display these gorgeous prints!

Be sure to ask about them during your next session!  They are sure to be a statement piece you will want to add to your print collection.

Product Spotlight – Mini Accordion {Metairie La Portrait Photographer}

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I find most parents, including my own, are always wanting updated images of their grandchildren, so it was important to me to find a unique item to dress up the standard print for gift giving.  I found the perfect gem in these mini accordions!

They boast 10 sides, 4 on the back, 6 on the front, which can be use to mix and match horizontal and vertical images.  The portraits are capped with your choice of cream or black linen covers with a magnetic closure.  Since they come in sets of 3, they are the perfect for gifting to each set of grandparent or for keeping 1 for yourself!

 

If you are looking for a unique gift this year for the holidays, how about ordering yourself a set of these mini accordions for $150!

A “Deer” Daughter {Louisiana – Lifestyle Newborn Photography}

I had an amazing session with this beautiful family and their new baby girl.  She had an adorable nursery and her brother was a doll!  Not only did he adore his sister, but he was one of the most cooperative 2.5 year old I think I have ever photographed!  One of the items I wanted to highlight was that dad doesn’t take off his hospital bracelet for several weeks after their babies are born.  It was important to me to include the bracelet in his father/daughter image since its something that connects the two of them.  Daddy also loves to hunt so mommy bought a deer outfit for her.  Daddy pulled off his large antler mount off the wall to include in her “deer” daughter pictures.  It’s adorable!

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The Big Three {Houma La – Family Portraits}

This is the 3rd year I have had the privileged of photographing this family. Each year they have portraits taken around their daughters birthday. This year i was the Big 3. She came in a little shy but warmed up quickly. We let her pick out a few “baby pump jacks” to get her pictures by. She enjoyed being in charge of choosing! I can’t wait to see how much she has grown next year too 🙂

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Product Spotlight – Photo Cube {Midland and Odessa, TX Photographer}

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Words cannot describe how much I LOVE this photo cube!  I purchased this sample and failed to tell my husband before it arrived.  I placed it on our coffee table, so when he came home from work, the first thing he noticed was the cube.  He came to me, asked me about it and told me he thought it was so cool and loved it too!  Everybody who comes to my house comments on my “cube”.

It’s a generous 8″ by 8″ on each side and is adorned by 5 matte finished images.  The sides are plenty big enough where you can still see the detail in the images, but not so big that it looks out of place decorating your coffee or end table.  Like I said it’s the perfect, unique photo decoration!

The cube is included as a gift in my Primrose Tier or may be purchased a la carte for $350.  Past clients may order a cube from their previous sessions, new clients, be sure to check out and order your own cube during your reveal and ordering session!

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Product Spotlight – Luxe Baby Album {Midland and Odessa, TX Photographer}

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I was in love with this album as soon as I opened the box!  I had wanted a new and personalized take on the traditional baby album, and I found it in this little gem.  I love everything about it, from the soft feel of the display box to the textured pages of the album.  It’s perfect and I wish this album would have been around when my kids were newborns!

 

This baby album is the perfect 8″x8″ size, and comes with a sturdy monogrammed box for safe keeping and display.  The album is completely customizable, from the page backgrounds to the box cover color!  I have carefully designed 10 spreads for you to document the important aspects of your baby, which are accompanied by images from your newborn session.  Each page is printed on a thick and sturdy mat page, perfect for documenting all things baby!

 

This album is offered to any newborn client and can include maternity images for those clients who chose to have both maternity and newborn sessions documented.

 

 

 

Sunrise Couture Kids {Midland & Odessa, TX – Boutique Photographer}

My Couture Kids session bring out the beauty and elegance in your child, while keeping it fun for child.  My children adore fancy dresses, and feel like a real princess when they have the opportunity to dress up.   This sunny, warm morning was no exception.  From her lace headband down to her satin bodice and tulle skirt, she enjoyed feeling like a princess for a morning!

 

Her face lit up when she saw how beautiful she looked.  As a mother, these are images I will print and hang on my walls.  As for my child, the experience was worth a 1000 words.

I couldn’t help adding a touch of whimsy to the last image, complete with a tiny Tinkerbell!

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Perception of Appearance {Midland & Odessa, TX Boutique Portrait Photographer}

Perception is a tough road. I find it so sad when I hear my customers telling me they think they look horrible in an image I took of them. Why, you ask? Because where they see a little extra fluff around the middle they have struggled to loose their whole life, I see perfection and beauty. I honestly don’t even notice the “fluff” they see, and thats even with magnifying and editing each image.

A fellow photographer once told me that he tells customers before he shows them their images, that they may not say anything negative about themselves. If they want to know how they look in an image, they need to ask their partner. It’s true. You see a double chin, your husband sees his beautiful wife, and I see gorgeous image of two people who love each other.  I loved what he said so much, I have adapted it into my own practices.

Lets take a look at my family pictures. I have this image hanging as a 40×30 canvas on my bedroom wall. I look at it every day. My kids and husband see it every day. I look at myself and see my stringy, curly hair. You know what? I asked both my girls what they saw when they looked at our family in the picture. My youngest daughter said she sees me, and her and her sister and her father. I asked her if there was anything else. That was it. She saw us as a family. My older daughter, I asked the same question. Her answer, her family together. They don’t see my hair, they didn’t mention ANYTHING about anybodies looks. They saw their family because their family is what is important to them.

Every one has insecurities about themselves, but in the end we have to do our best to remember how we view ourselves is not how others view us. That putting aside your insecurities and stepping in front of the camera, documenting ourselves and our family is what’s most important. One we are gone, it’s pictures our loved ones hold dear.

So next time you are putting off family pictures, or look at your self in your families pictures, remember, how you look is not important to your loved ones, it’s the togetherness that is!

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