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Monday, September 13, 2010

Caden turns 20 months - Woodlands TX Child Photographer

This past weekend, my son turned 20 months old. I usually miss these milestones, but this one I actually captured.

Just like many of you, I am continually amazed at how quickly these little "people" grow up. Mine came out grown up. One day they arrive into our lives and then the next they are attending school. So days like this, that I can spend with him and see all of the new things that he has learned, I feel so blessed.

Caden is now talking all of the time, to anyone or anything that will listen. He runs everywhere. He is testing boundaries constantly, which I guess they do at these age. He is so loving, blowing kisses and offering hugs to everyone, even strangers. You have to love the toddler innocence.

So I thought I would share a couple of photos from this weekend. He allowed me about 2 minutes, with his helicopter. Just enough time for a smile and a few beautiful serious shots. I LOVE this boy.

Enjoy the week you guys. And happy 20 months, sweet pea.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Peekaboo, Mr. H is 1! - Houston TX Child Photographer

Today I met Mr. H and his family at Market Street for their final session of their Tippy Toes plan. I'm so sad, as I have so enjoyed getting to know his mom and Mr. H. This year has gone by so fast! You might recognize Mr. H from his previous sessions. Newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 9 months.

And speaking of fast, that is one adjective to describe Mr. H. Good thing I had my running shoes on. Even thought he wasn't walking yet. Those knees served him well. He wasn't too sure about the grass, but once he got going, he was off. But as long as his brother was helping me out, playing peekaboo with him, he was a happy camper. Thanks Mr. P!

Here are a few sneak peaks from today's session.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunset Love - Woodlands TX Couples Photographer

Last night I had I met a good friend and his girlfriend at East Shore for a sunset photoshoot. Perfect lighting, led to some perfect portraits. I was under some major pressure, as D is a professional photographer himself! But they were fantastic and we had a great time. We goofed around and played in the grass. Getting some formal shots, goofy shots and most of all, some re-inactments of some famous movies.

You guys were great. Thanks for playing along and the rest will be done in around a week. Enjoy your sneak peak!

1. How long have you guys been together? A seemingly long two and a half months.

2. Where did you guys meet? At a bar (classy) during a motorcycle meet (even classier.)

3. What is your favorite thing to do together? Nap or read. We're kinda boring but that's ok.

4. Any nicknames for each other? We all want the scoop! I call her beast or more recently
mammal. She finds neither of these amusing. She tends to just call me "honey," which at varying points I'm sure either means bee excrement or that she actually likes me.
5. Five things that you want us to know about you guys as a couple. Clean things only. :)

We tend to be very laid back and "boring," but that's fine. We enjoy each others company and needn't be engaged in a conversation or specific activity to do so.

We are both terribly wanting of directional or decision making abilities. Not only can't we find our way around the corner, we have the complete and total inability to decide on anything. This is particularly exciting when we're figuring out where to go eat.

It seems like we've known each other for a lot longer than the little time we've been together.

We're having a baby! Both of us are very excited. We want a little girl. I (D) am also a photographer and the amount of black mail pictures I will have of momma and baby will be unreal.

We act completely childish around each other some times. It helps us enjoy the little things!

Bonus: I've (D again) never actually had my picture taken in a professional setting before. I'm very much terrified and looking forward to having Kara produce these beautiful moments for us. I became a photographer so I wouldn't have to be in front of the lens!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Full Time Fun - Woodlands TX photographer

For those that know me, you know that for the last 4 years, I have been running this studio on my nights and weekends. Not by choices, as this is my passion, but by necessity.

Well... Today was my first full day of full time work at Kara Powell Photography! Yippee!

Yes, I am now a full time employee of my own studio. Which means, yes. You can book your sessions during the week, as well as during the weekends. I will be opening my new branches soon (more to come on this). And the new blog will be launching soon as well. There will be a lot of new and exciting things coming your way! I'm going to be catering more to the mom.

So for all of you that encouraged me along the way, thank you. I am hoping that this will be the start to a long and really exciting journey. But most of all, I hope that I can help many of you capture those fleeting moments of your families. As, I know how quickly they go by.

Here is to many more productive days ahead.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Kute Photo of the Month - Woodlands TX Child Photographer

The heat was on this month, but this little one didn't show it a bit! She was all smiles the whole session. Whether it was her tummy shot, tutu dance or slowing down for one last smile in her hat. She was a champ. We always have a great time with Miss C. Now choosing which shot for the actual Kute photo was the hard part. So I went for a classic, which I NEVER do. The full on smile shot. But it was simple and classic. And something that this mom will want to remember for years to come, so I thought I would select it for the shot of the month. Simple is good sometimes.

Just a reminder that her mommy will receive a FREE 11x14 of this print and a $50 credit to the studio to use as she pleases. Do you want to be entered in the Kute photo of the month? All you have to do is have your portrait taken with our studio and you are entered each month! It is that easy.

Monday, August 30, 2010

An evening in the park - Woodlands Family Photographer

Last night, I met one of my clients that has been with me from almost the very beginning. I just LOVE them. They are so easy going and I so enjoy getting to see their family grow over the years. I shot Ms. R's first birthday, Mr. E's maternity, Mr. E's newborn and you probably recognize them from a recent mommy and me session.

But when their mommy called and said they hadn't had a full family session EVER. Well, I just had to change that. And after talking, I found out that they hadn't had any couple photos since their wedding! Well, you can't have that. So we took care of that as well.

Now, those of you who have toddlers, know that it is difficult to capture a family photo at this age. But I think they will be pleasantly surprised, I didn't post them here, but I have some good ones. You guys enjoy your week and the photos should be ready in about a week.

1. How old are your kids? E is 1 yr and R is 2 1/2
2. What is the best thing about your kids at this age? They are absorbing so much, everyday there is something new they are doing or saying.
3. What is the most challenging? Just keeping up with 2 toddlers that are 16 months apart is a challenge but I think dealing with severe food allergies at the same time is the most difficult thing.
4. Do you have any advise to new moms out there? Buy a dust buster!!!

5. What is a perfect day with your family? The perfect day with our family is any day that we get to spend the entire day together as a family. We are always so busy there seems to be errands or projects that need done but the best days are ones where we really don't get anything "done" and just spend time together, going to the park or hanging out at home grilling and playing in the yard.
6. What are some hopes and dreams you have for your kids? I just hope my children grow up to be happy, well adjusted, independent, open minded adults.