portrait photography

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

struts

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! 

CROSSed Paths + Perfect FIT | Engagement Photography | Galveston

We did not get the warm sunset we so desired, but who needs that when you have jumping, laughing and many special moments with these two. Cross Fit Companions for life~ Let's congratulate Richard & Caitlin on their upcoming marriage in 2017!

Let it Go! | Motivation MONDAY |

I know, I know . . . now you have the song in your head! The first of the week is typically labeled with dread and seriousness for most. Poor Monday has never had a chance following Sunday. A wise one once told me to treat yourself on a Monday!  Wear that favorite scarf or outfit! Grab a coffee with an extra pump of syrup. Do something for someone else!  Whatever you do enjoy where and who you are in life.

In the midst of a family portrait session recently, I began to channel the little girl sense of humor and dreamy imagination side of myself in hopes to get two little girls to smile and be themselves naturally  in front of the crazy blonde with the camera. In that spiral, I started singing  "Let it Go" from Frozen and as a typical "NOT MOM" I did not know the words, but I tried with a passion!  It got me thinking . . . and them smiling:)

As an adult ( I just heard a huge sigh!? ) every day I battle entertaining stress and dressing up as Sophisticated Serious Barbie.  A splash of sophistication and serious is NEVER a bad thing. However, I find no matter how many outfits I try on to make up who I long to be . . . at the end of day, true colors and the "real me" outfit looks and feels the best. The simplicity of sticking to my true self, trusting my intuition and skill set always gets the best creative results. Also attracting the very people and projects I want to be surrounded by. Working for advertising agencies and now as business owner, dressing the part takes on an entire NEW meaning. I have to be true to myself, clients and projects  Pulling out the best visual, story, or design! 

Elegance is the only beauty that never fades. -Audrey Hepburn
Sweet Lola! Her shoot posted soon on the [C] Blog :) 

Sweet Lola! Her shoot posted soon on the [C] Blog :) 

After the session, I began reminiscing with the little girls mother  ( who I have known since high school ) and I walked away with a feeling of giddiness, excitement and relaxation all together. Was is it the photos? The creative silly fun with the little girls? No, ( although fun ). Was it the weather or my outfit?  No, I realized ( afterwards in the mirror) I had a sweat-stache, covered with grass and no makeup.

Yet, I walked away smiling with a light heart and refreshed!! The feeling you get when you walk away from a really good "I DID IT" moment, or a really fun date with great conversation.  I "LET GO" and embraced a REAL Barbie. In my life her name is Lucy. This is the nickname I've inherited over the years "Lucy" AKA Lucille Ball. This version of me is the little girl, the comedian, the silly yet sophisticated "real me" so-to-speak. Some make fun of Lucy's. They can appear as a scattered left brain that is unplanned or silly. In reality, that is not the case! 

The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.- Audrey Hepburn

I have grown to appreciate the Lucy version of myself that makes life waaaay more enjoyable. As children we begin our journey with an innocent view. Not just of the world, but of ourselves! That childlike demeanor is a gift. So why do we fight that persona? Why do we spend long hours trying to be what we "think" we should be by someone else's standards or even our own?

I would choose the Silly Sophisticated Lucy any day. Oh wait, God already granted me that! I I have to remember that each day of my adult life to be true to her and God's design.  So today I encourage you to be REAL, keep it REAL and merely just add a scarf to the ensemble that is YOU! 

What do ya know . . . two my favorite comedians singing the VERY song that inspired this blog post! They did not know the words either and rocked it.

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Its Monday . . . time to Soul Shine! | desktop wallpaper

Hey, hey it's MONDAY! Which meeeeans everyone needs a little extra sparkle and maybe an extra coffee! Make someone's day with a cup of Joe and THIS great deal! ALL-in-one photo shoot with styling, makeup and hair! $150 per person - Sun. September 21st. from 4-7pm. Need a work profile photo or a social media image refresher?  Join us!  Contact Christi to sign up! 

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Family Photography | Home + Life | Crystal Beach, Texas

Although July 4th has passed,  the patriotic tribute continues on the [C] Blog with family, flags and a few furry friends. Meet the Arnold Crew! We go way back from my childhood and I was honored when asked to photograph their family. Many great noises and funny faces to grab these kiddo's attention. Later to realize . . . cupcakes and cruising were the ticket to smiles :) Enjoy!-C

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A lot going on in front and behind the camera :)

Ok sis' I will take a kiss! 

Have a cupcake and a smile! 

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Beauty & Brains | Dr. Emily King, B.S.,D.C. | Dallas

A post so dear to my heart I can't stand it!  A little mini shoot while photographing at the Dallas Arboretum. My heart swoons over the beauty this lady radiates from the inside out! The story of how we met might baffle most. Let's just say one of God's Angels assisted in our meet-cute. Daughter, sister, friend, Aggie (whoop!), lover of chocolate and sparkly things as well as secret rapping sessions in the car on occasion. :) Everyone, meet Emily!

 

 

BEAUTY & BRAINS = Dr. Emily King, B.S., D.C. + BB., :)

Dr. Emily grew up in Richardson, Texas and is now practicing at the Prosper Chiropractic & Wellness Center with Dr. Jobe. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then attended Parker University and became a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2013 . . . Read more here about Dr. King's new adventure! 

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THE GOOFY REEL

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Like a fine wine or good whiskey . . .

love gets better as time goes by. When paired with just the right match, it can taste sweeter, lighter and overall become better because of the other. With a love for God and each other, these two truly represent what it means to stick by someone and live out 1 Corinthians 13:4 "Love is patent, love is kind . . . "  Meet Cynthia and Brandon! I am proud to be a part of the wedding and to call Cynthia one of my oldest ( since Brownies ) and dearest friends. I had such a fun time capturing moments with them and I think a few others had fun also :)  

As we watch two solo cups become one, enjoy the C + B picture book story!  

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Meet Ray Ray :) my assistant for the day! 

Meet Ray Ray :) my assistant for the day! 

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