Thursday, September 5, 2013
I never got around to taking official 4-year-old pictures of Kye. And since his birthday is just about 1 month before we head to Oklahoma for the summer I decided to just do them there. It is HIS element. This is honestly where he feels most at home. So it was the perfect choice. Of course I always take a few of Celia too. So here they both are in this gorgeous Oklahoma light. I even got a few of them together, totally their idea by the way. I wasn't planning on shooting them together, true story.
There's this cute little ranch in a little town in Eastern Oklahoma. It's where I grew up. I never appreciated it, of course, until I didn't live there anymore. But we LOVE going to visit. My "city kids" think it's way better than any Disney World. It's where they get whatever they want, whenever they want. But most importantly it's where they get oodles of love because this is where Nanny and Poppa live and if I let my kids have their way it's where they would live too. In fact, the little one tells me quite often he's moving there. Watch out Nanny and Poppa. But for now they will just have to make due spending nearly half their summer there. I only go with them for one week and I usually use that week to catch up on any books I've wanted to read throughout the year. Even though I love getting stuff done here the rest of the summer when they are back in Oklahoma I must admit I miss seeing all the fun stuff they are doing with their grandparents. And I wish I could fly back just to snap a few pics then back to Houston to clean out closets etc. Here are just a few snapshots from their first summer week at the Rippy Ranch. Way more of Kye than Celia for some reason, oops, guess she was off doing something else when I had my camera out. Promise to make up for it in my next post...
Friday, February 15, 2013
More from my Fall sessions. There are so many of these photos that I wish I had of me and my own kids. I'm jealous, seriously :)
This one with her Daddy (yes the one where you can't see either one of their faces) is one of my favs of all time. I would love one of these of Mark and Celia. I would print it out huge on my wall, it's true.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
In my effort to play catch-up since October last year, here's my very overdue post on my cuties and their Halloween costumes. Celia of course picked what she wanted to be. "Fairy" has been done so many ways, but I think we made her a super cute wood fairy, each piece handmade. Kye changed his mind a million times, but I finally got him settled on pirate and would you believe we didn't make it??? Seriously, it was getting down to the wire so I ordered it from etsy, which still doesn't count as "store bought", but way closer to it than I usually get :) I took them out to our neighborhood park for this quick photo session.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fabulous light with another photographer and her awesome family. And we got to work with these guys a little more so I have more shots. Besides dealing with snakes in the grass (yuck!) this shoot was my favorite of the Jinky Art workshop. I almost didn't get to post any photos from the workshop since I waited until the absolute last hour to edit and load them for the models. I was so busy watching the amazing Barb work that I honestly didn't think I got any pictures with my own camera so I'm happy I at least edited these at the last minute and loaded them.