Editorial Photography

Celebrating 30 | Photo Shoot | Texas

I am so honored to know and document this beautiful lady at this special chapter in her life. The beginning of the 30’s. We sometimes skip over the 30’s and don’t document where and who we are at this time.  Discovering who we are and celebrating the process is important.  Seeing this come out in a photograph is truly one of my favorites things. JOIN me in wishing this Caitlin a Happy Birthday Week!

 

Interested in documenting a chapter of your journey? Even the in between milestones that lead us to the next journey? With a few details gathered we can collaborate to create the perfect session and products to look back and remember this time. 


Mother's Day | Photography | Inspiration | A Mother's Love

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Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

I have the honor of working with many mom's for both professional and personal creative projects. I have the utmost respect for both moms, dads and parenting in general! Being a parent is the most selfless job on the planet. Today, I would like to highlight a few [C] Moms with photographs from recent documentary sessions. Enjoy and show these mamas some love! 

MAY 2018 A Mother's Love Social Campaign  | The winner receives a $125 gift card to the fabulous Hair By Saint Rose in Houston.  AND the winner is Cynthia S. ( pictured below) and here is what she had to say about what a Mother's Love is to her.  

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A MOTHER'S LOVE IS

"A love so deep you can feel it bursting out of your chest! Because you realize even more how important the influence is that you'll provide as a mother." -Cynthia

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Breakfast With Santa | Photography Journal |Event | Houston

This is #whereimagesspeak :) and these images say plenty!

A Merry Christmas to all and thank you for shopping small this in 2017! By doing so you empower small businesses to partner and give back to the community. Sit back, grab some cocoa and enjoy a glimpse into my special time at Breakfast with Santa.

I had to share just about all of them :) As you scroll please hum "It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!"

** disclaimer, nobody was hurt during this process :) It is amazing how quickly donuts cure crying.

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That's a wrap! Merry Christmas!

Mother to Daughter | Photography Design Houston Texas

My creative direction usually stems from a mixture of a client's story, passion and personality. A memory or a word that jumps out in conversation then begins to swirl into a creative storyboard of imagery and design.

It's a connection. A creative connection.
 
A client that grasps this connection is Jessica. I have grown with her family and entrepreneurial adventures the last 3 years. She trusts, encourages and promotes my creative vision, which makes my entrepreneurial and creative spirit thrive even more.

In light of Mother's Day, I asked Jessica to share what she would like her daughter Ellie to know.

Here are some behind-the-scene snaps from a recent branding shoot paired with her powerful message.  Enjoy! To all moms out there, Happy Mother's Year!

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How to listen to that little voice inside because she has everything she needs for anything that she faces in life.

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She's a powerhouse and if she can learn to channel it in the right way, she will achieve great things. She's adored, cherished and always has a safe place to come home to.

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To learn to be kind to herself and to others. To value her imperfections because what she hears inside will echo louder than any voice on the outside.

That I will do my best to set an example of grace, loving kindness and humility and whenever I mess up, I'll own up to it and make amends.

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Most importantly I want her to know her worth. So that she'll measure every relationship, opportunity and action by how valued she believes herself to be.

A Park, Pups & One Amazing Couple | A Fur-Baby Photo Story

Most of us can relate to that furry friend becoming part of the family, right?  Here is a glimpse into the sweet photo story of Andrae, Erin, Sophie and Charley!  We posed ( well almost ), played, chased, jumped in the Louis V. and made the best of the summer heat. Hope you enjoy as much as I did! 

THE PUPS

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prances

protective

picky

loves a good belly rub

snuggles on her own terms

playful

chooses her friends wisely

gives good kisses

loves to play fetch

 independent

 
 

 Sophie is 13-years old, we got her when she was like 8 weeks old. We recently discovered and confirmed she has transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). For quality of life we decided to treat with medication and enjoy our special time with all that is Sophie! 

Charley is 4-years-old and a cuddle bug since he first came to live with us. He was dropped off at an emergency where a family member worked and brought us shortly thereafter.

resourceful

sneaky

snuggle bug

jelly belly 

 jealous if Sophie's getting more attention

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momma's boy

doesn't understand the concept of fetch

puppy latte fanatic

escape artist

 

ONE THING THAT HAS STOOD OUT TO ME ABOUT CHARLEY IS HOW MUCH HE LOVES SOPHIE.

If he senses she's not feeling well, he gets very anxious and wants to sit by her.  He'll clean her ears and give her kisses and follow her wherever she goes.  I love that about him and I love that she allows it, because I know it means she loves him too.  

That's a wrap! 

FOTOVENTURE FEATURE New York

The unknown with just a map and lens in hand.

This weeks feature is an early spring walk in New York

Take scroll stroll through early spring blooms in Central Park,  lunch & construction at Rockefeller, fuel-up at Argo Tea, Joe & The Juice, and hear a few song birds such as Shigemasa Nakano ( WSJ Article on Street singers)

Finally traveled over to try the famous KATZ'S Deli and was not disappointed in the dishes. Definitely allow enough time to wait in line! The Matzoh Ball Soup was delish & the Nova Lox will be my next-time taste.  Hungry yet? Also check out SEND A SALAMI TO YOUR BOY IN THE ARMY

NYC- A great place to get lost, find your center and connect with your creative self, again. -C

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Almost felt like it should be in a museum?!? I miss the simplicity but don't miss the dirty sticky.

iphone capture of the amazing show  Fuerza Bruta.  Photo is looking up as a water filled ceiling approaches. I was WISHING my Nikon was in hand. :) This show is out of this world.

iphone capture of the amazing show Fuerza Bruta. Photo is looking up as a water filled ceiling approaches. I was WISHING my Nikon was in hand. :) This show is out of this world.

Back story! This shot reminded me of Charles Ebbet's 1932 photograph : Men on Beam at Rockefeller. And this image just-so-happened to be taken at Rockefeller Center. Loved that.

Pictured: Shigemasa Nakano ( NY Tenor / Composer) @shigemusicW: shigemasaland.com

Pictured: Shigemasa Nakano ( NY Tenor / Composer) @shigemusicW: shigemasaland.com

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Jesus, chocolate and coffee Momma Says Series

Mother and client Jennifer S. shares some great advice for all moms. Especially mother's of all boys!

Thank you Jennifer! You are a rock star momma and inspirational woman. Hope you all enjoy as much as I did. Join me in wishing her a Happy Mother's Day! - C


Being a mother to three boys takes a lot of Jesus, chocolate and coffee and/or wine (depending on the day!).

Each day brings a new set of challenges and joys. These precious little people do not come with instructions and there are no two just alike . . .

Some days, I feel like a total parent rock star and others like a complete failure.

No one can prepare you for how hard and exhausting it is, but . . .

I was also not prepared for how much LOVE one heart could experience. Each child has filled my heart in places I never knew existed. These precious souls make me stop and see the world in a whole new light.

What I would say to a new mommy of boys? Hold on tight and pack your sense of humor. They are wild, adventurous, dirty, curious, daring, did I mention dirty?

Your once nicely organized and decorated home will become a daily battle field for epic warrior scenes and they will build forts and hideouts in every place possible. You better think farts are funny too, or your life will be miserable.

However, in the mess of it all, they have also given me the most tender and magical moments I could ever imagine.

You never get this day again, so love them with all you've got.... and then go fall into bed and be prepared to do it all over again in a few hours:)

THYME TO UNCORK

One of my favorite combinations. Food, fun and photos. Capturing a lil' cookin' and camaraderie at Sur la Table with Chef J.D for the February Uncork Networking Event. Each guest received jar of finishing salt from J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works and The Tasting Room CityCentre paired three different wines for each course. 

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[C]lient Spotlight | Food and Fitness

Winter has melted. Valentine hearts have flown out of the Jar and spring has arrived.

I don't know about you but the summer magazine's started filling my mailbox weeks ago "briefing" me on whats new in swimsuits. :/

How are your 2015 health resolutions looking ?

A client of mine and talented Personal Trainer, Lauren Hanks was so kind to share some of HER favorite insights to staying focused resolutions that seem so long ago.

STAY THE COURSE EVERYONE! Show Lauren some love.

YOUR first exercise: After the article, scrooooll ALL the way down to the very bottom to find one of Lauren's favorite recipe & Sign up for upcoming features ;) - C

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I've been thinking a LOT about how to avoid the common pit-falls of over-eating, over-drinking, under-sleeping, under-exercising and on and on. How do we avoid feeling lousy, fattened up, unorganized, unaccomplished, undisciplined, sluggish, wishful and all those defeating things after the holidays and in amongst our regular fun lives?! I recently read a book that truly resonated with me. The Compound Effect. In this book, Darren Hardy talks about our daily routines and habits that sum up to the whole of who we are!

"WHAT'S SIMPLE TO DO IS ALSO SIMPLE TO NOT DO."

The magic is not in the complexity of the task; the magic is in the doing of simple things repeatedly and long enough to ignite the miracle of the Compound Effect. So, beware of neglecting the simple things that make the big things in your life possible. A daily routine built on good habits is the difference that separates the most successful amongst us from everyone else.

"Indulging in your bad habits doesn't seem to have negative effects at all in the moment."

It's the summation of those choices. So we can wake up and wonder how in the world we got to such an unhealthy place? Or we can wake up and be energetically charged for the day, ready to take ownership of all the small choices that positively impact our health. Every Day Counts. Make yourself proud!

 A few tips:

  • Drink half of your body weight in ounces EVERY DAY to ward off dehydration and false hunger pains.
  • For the week, aim for 80% super clean eating. ENJOY the rest!
  • Pick only the parties/events, occasions that mean the absolute most to you. Every other night, go to bed early. Adequate sleeps helps you make better decisions. 
  • Have a snack or small meal before attending a party so you don't go crazy on junk food. 
  • Replace the late evening glass of wine with a cup of high quality hot tea.
  • Stay ACTIVE! Do not neglect your workout routine. Go for a walk, jog, do body weight exercises in the driveway or hotel to keep your body in motion.
  • Set an alarm in the evening to shut everything down (phones, emails, facebook) and start relaxing for bed. When this alarm goes off, disconnect yourself from the chaos of the day or the anxiety of tomorrow.

***CHALLENGE: Pick one of these things you’ll focus on this week!

Please remember, if we do the simple thing repeatedly and create a positive and healthy daily routine, we'll be successful! ***Please visit and LIKE my page at  www.facebook.com/fitnessandfoodforyou***

HERE IS ONE OF MY favorite HEALTHY SALAD RECIPE

KALE & CRANBERRY SALAD

compliments of Terry Givens at www.resetyourbody.com


Ingredients

One large head of kale cut very small (stems removed from end and center)

1 cup diced Cherry Tomatoes

¾ cup Dried Cranberries

¾ cup Pine Nuts OR Pumpkin Seeds ( whatever you prefer)

Sprinkle of Fleur de Sel or Sea Salt 

Dressing

1 large juicy Lemon freshly squeezed

3 tablespoons Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Honey

DIRECTIONS

Mix salad ingredients in large bowl. Mix dressing ingredients in medium bowl and mix well together. Add dressing to salad and toss.

All can be adapted to taste! If you like a more lemon flavor, use lemon infused olive oil or more fresh lemon juice. If you like sweeter, use more honey.

Perks of using kale (besides the incredible nutrition properties) is that it is hardy enough a leaf to be great left over! You can make a big batch of salad and have for two days. 

ENJOY!