Newborn Goodness {Tinsley}

Twenty-four years ago I had a pesky little brother. Twenty-four years ago she had two pesky older brothers. When we moved next door to her family we both found that perfect little friend in each other. One that would play barbies without having to blow them up. We entered kindergarten together and finished HS together. She went to college, I got a job. We still remained close friends.

I feel like I had some years of going rogue, living an hour away and with a bf she didn’t quite care for made staying super close a little difficult. But as they say, boys come and go but our friendship has remained strong throughout whatever came our way.

She got married in “08, I was maid-of-honor. I love her and her DH. They had already been together since HS so wanting a baby was quickly on their minds after marriage.

However, we now know that God’s timing didn’t quite match up with theirs. On April 3, 2012 they were finally blessed with their first baby, a girl named Tinsley. She has rocked their world in the best of ways!!

I love how a tiny little newborn who wants nothing more than to eat and sleep can come into a house and run it better than any high ranked military official. haha

I could not wait to get her in front of my camera!!! She was 7 days new when she had her first photo shoot.

(yes there will be a zillion more in her future)
Disclaimer: the above two shots are composites. mom’s hands NEVER left baby. please do not try letting baby hold itself up!

I had never successfully gained that pose before and told my friend if I got nothing else I was getting this shot!!! Luckily for me Tinsley was deep asleep and let us pose her, aahhhhh sigh of relief and accomplishment!! haha

And of course since she was born the week of Easter we had to do a bunny shot!

The words do not exist for how happy I am for my friend. These past nearly 2 months of watching Tinsley grow have been amazing. We will be face-timing like crazy for the weeks that I’m up north! She’s going to practically be a new baby by the time I come back ­čśŽ And she’ll be ready for her next photo shoot!

(all accessories except for the very first poses – bonnets, headbands – were made by yours truly)
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Luxe Frames {Ready to Ship}

I know you all love the ornate curvy frames in all those fun colors from The Organic Bloom. They’re fantastic!!

However, I wanted to let you know that my printing service now offers the same type of frames, ready to ship with your prints already framed in them!

Right now they are limited on styles and colors as they just started offering them. ┬áThey offer four shapes, five colors, and two sizes. The photo above shows the 8×10 ornate frame flanked by the 10×10 tuscan frame in baby pink.

The middle frame is the 8×10 bombay. The flanking frames are 10×10 hampton style.

Again, the frames come with the photo. The turnaround time is around 2-3 business days. Lustre Coating is automatically applied to print for protection (no glass is available). The coated print is then mounted to Styrene before framing. They come ready to hang with saw tooth hangers.

Prices are $95 for 8x10s, $98 for 10x10s – prints included (sales tax not included for TX residents)

Right now until the end of May buy 2 get the 3rd 50% off and get that beautiful wall collection you’ve been dreaming of!!

Contact me for ordering!

Mother’s Day

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!! My heart goes out to those who have lost their mom, grandma, aunt,…any beautiful lady who’s played an important role in your life.

My nephew has his last t-ball game this morning and then we’re taking my mom to her gift. It’s a surprise and she’s going to be SOOOO excited!!!!

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Ready to Go!

It’s finally official! Meaning, the tickets have been bought! I’ll be in Washington for 5 whole weeks this summer!!! I leave June 19th and return July 24th. I am so beyond ready for a change of scenery and to see my family up there!! Yes, to any family/friends reading this down here, I will miss you! But geez I see YOU all the time! haha

I leave from Dallas Love Field and layover in Albuquerque, NM long enough to hopefully use the restroom, get a bite to eat, and board. Then have a long flight to Sea/Tac where my sister will pick me up and we’ll begin the long 2 1/2 hr drive to Birch Bay. ┬áTotal it’s about 6 hours of travel, not including the time change. When we get home my body will think it’s close to 11pm but it will actually be closer to 9pm.

Holy stinkin cow I can’t wait to get there!! I do plan on trying to get some paid sessions while I’m there. Not too many, but it’s so gorgeous up there I want to get a few. I did the last time I was there. I met a family at the pool who had just adopted a sweet little girl to add to the 3 boys they had of their own. I couldn’t help but strike up a conversation and ask if they had a full family photo since receiving their newest blessing. The mother, C, said no and we quickly started planning on how we would make this happen when we were both only in town to visit family for the 4th of July. Luckily we worked it out and had fun driving up to Semiahmoo Bay to take pictures.

This was our favorite from the session. They used it for their Christmas cards, too.

So if you’re reading this and will be in the Birch Bay area and would like to get together for a fun photo session then please shoot me an email!! I will be offering special introductory packages just for the trip! Wondering how it will work out since I’ll be so far from home? Well, fortunately I’m able to be completely mobile. I can order any products as I normally would and have them drop shipped to me up north where I can personally deliver them to you!

Want Ad {2013 HS Seniors}

Wanted: 2013 Seniors in High School

For: My senior reps

Requirements: Must be energetic, outgoing, friendly, personable, and camera ready!

Are you about to be a senior in high school? Do you love having your picture taken? Are you a nice, friendly person? Do you want to get a super discount on your senior photography session and have the option to earn more rewards? If you answered yes to those questions then I’m looking for you!!!

i will be needing several high school seniors to rep their schools for me!

What this means.

  • We will have a 30 min. mini session for you at an outdoor location with 2 outfits of your choosing prior to the beginning of school. (or as early as possible)
  • I will give you 5 watermarked images to display on any social media you use: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
  • I will stock you with marketing materials to hand out to prospects at your high school.
  • You will earn an immediate 10% off your full senior session with me.
  • For the first 3 successful referrals you will earn an additional 10% off your full session.
  • Every referral after that earns you 1pt to spend in my store at different reward check points.

P.S. When things are going really good I love to throw in extra surprises!!

I will be needing reps for the following schools in Parker Co.

School

Number of Reps

Weatherford Christian

1

Aledo Christian

1

Victory Baptist Academy

1

Brock HS

2

Peaster HS

2

Trinity Christian Academy

2

Millsap

2

Aledo HS

3

Weatherford HS

3

If you are a senior and you don’t see your school listed but you are in or VERY near Parker Co. please contact me anyways!

As you can see space is very limited so contact me ASAP so we can meet and get things under way!

Please note that I will be out of town for a lot of the summer (end of June to end of July) so we would need to get the mini session done before I leave or in August when I return.

Serious inquiries only! Contracts will be involved and I will expect you to get referrals, let’s not waste our time, k?

And since I don’t want to leave on a negative note let me add that this is meant to be a really fun experience for you!! Your senior year is a very special time in your life and I don’t take that lightly. I’m here to make your senior session 100% YOU! I want to give you a complete custom session and prints/products that make you stand out from the crowd! I can’t wait to meet you!

Simply click the Contact link at the top of the page and send me an email telling me who you are, where you’re from & how much you want to earn photo rewards, discounts, and rep for me. Let me see that enthusiasm!!!