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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.