Family Photo Session in Dallas

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So, I’ll be really honest and let you know that this family photo session was two years ago.  Can you say – I have a lot of catching up to do?  😀  But I did love this session and thought there couldn’t be any harm in sharing it now (and get ready, because I have a lot of other sessions like this one that I will be blogging!!).  It was a beautiful evening at White Rock Lake in Dallas, and this couple, who clearly adored their sweet, happy little girl, made it all the better.  We skipped along hills, walked on a bridge, and hunted for little pockets of pretty light, while we – of course – let this sweet girl explore, play and cuddle her mom and dad, and she did such a great job, such a sweet little trooper.  I won’t lie – I’m very curious what she looks like now!

For me, there is nothing better than getting to spend an evening getting to be part of the magic that happens when people who love each other gather around for family photos, and I get to be present to see the emotion, connection and expression that comes so easily and naturally, and capture those moments so the family can cherish them forever.

Interested in a family photo session of your own?  Check out my family galleries to see more examples of my work, and Contact me  today and we’ll get you set up.

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Photographer Retreat – Journey to Neverland!

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I have to tell you, it was a tremendous honor to be at this photographer retreat among the incredible photography instructors at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, this past month.  Surrounded by the most majestic of scenery, we met fairies, mermaids, pirates, lost kids and, of course, Tinkerbell, Peter, Tiger Lily, Wendy, Michael, John – the whole gang.  I was astounded (and still am, as the fantastic photographers who attended the retreat continue to post amazing images on social media!!) by all the talent, creativity and magic that was just oozing out of every person there.  Our models were perfect, our designers were genius, and Lake Tahoe? You didn’t let us down, my friend. This child photographer’s heart was full to bursting.

Below are some of my favorite photographs taken during the retreat.  I can’t say thank you enough to all the designers, photographers, assistants, hair and makeup artists,  who came together and worked tirelessly to pull this together so beautifully.  Check out the fabulous photographers I worked with, and the talented designers listed below!  Without them, we would have been missing out on some major magic!

Interested in being part of a future photographer retreat?  Check HERE or CONTACT ME and we’ll keep you in the loop!

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THANK YOU!

Colorful Tiger Lily Costume : E’ra Of Make Believe

Beach Tiger Lily, Pirate girls,Tinkerbell and Fairies: Ella Dynae

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Stephanie - Stunning as always Sally! <3

September 30, 2016 - 9:01 am

Lindsey Gutierrez - Love these Sally stunning as always !! So nice meeting you ❤️

Dreams of Flight

This post is an oldie-but-goodie.  It was shot last year, but I just love it because, first of all, it’s a styled shoot with a boy, and many people tend to hit a wall in their brainstorming when it comes to styling concept shoots for their boys (it always seems girls are easier!).

My plan began with the book, a score from a local antique shop.  The ideas mounted, and my friend Hilary had the perfect little man for these photographs.  She had her grandfather’s antique planes and a great old trunk, and her boy had imagination and wonder.  He was so excited to scour the book to find planes within that resembled the ones he held in his hands.

A beautiful sunny day and an open field completed the concept.

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dallas child styled photography

dallas child styled photography

dallas child styled photography

dallas child styled photography

dallas child styled photography

 

All That Glitters

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We live in a day and age where advances in technology have given the average person affordable access to photography equipment – cameras, lenses and more, and because of this opportunity, the market has changed dramatically and we have a lot more company in the industry.  That’s how I started, after all.  I purchased a DSLR because it was affordable and of better quality than my previous point-and-shoot, and little by little I caught “the bug” and eventually entered the market myself, to pursue a career I could love. And I really do love it!

Because the photography industry has become so much more saturated, consumers (potential clients) have a lot more choices to make.  It’s not just the one photography studio on the corner, or the chain store studio .  Now, people can find photographers of all styles and price points, and photographers now have the job of trying to stand apart and make their own unique statement.  How do we develop a business in this competitive market, and continue to feed our artistic souls?

NEVER stop learning.  Never stop playing, experimenting, learning new things, having “play dates” with photographer friends, photographing your own children in the everyday, or pursuing personal projects.  No matter who you’ve looked to for learning and inspiration, never rely too heavily on emulating someone else’s style.  Think:  what do YOU want to say?  What is your imagination telling you?  What do you dream about?  What do you love to do?  How can you make that come alive in your own work?  HOW will you set yourself apart?

I’m a self-proclaimed queen of photo play dates, even going into my sixth year of photography.  I crave the artistic outlet.  I crave the exhilaration of making a dream in my head appear in an image.  I need to CREATE something that’s never been created before.  It’s hard, nowadays, to find anything original to do, it seems.  But EVERY ONE of us has a unique, original imagination.  It’s tapping into that storehouse of magic which is the key.

This past Spring, I made such an idea happen, (of course with my trusty partner-in-creativity, Julie Peveto Photography) and I can’t even tell you how it revived my creative heart.

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dallas child photographer glitter concept shoot

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dallas child photographer glitter concept shoot

dallas child photographer glitter concept shoot

dallas child photographer glitter concept shoot

dallas child photographer glitter concept shoot

dallas child photographer glitter concept shoot

dallas child photographer glitter concept shoot

June 9, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Melissa Donaldson - This session is so beautiful! Love this! Love love love!

A Year of Moving Pictures

I am so excited that I am part of a blog circle this year, where we share our imagery and the lives of our children and families in video form.  Most of us are new to video, and we are just going to have fun exploring ways to transform the still photograph into a more complete story.

This first month, I’ve chosen to capture a bit of the moments of my two youngest children, the bond they have, their free spirits, and our “back yard” that is both fun for them and inspiring for me.

Thank you for watching, and make sure to visit Amy’s blog for the next video in our circle!  <3

 

 

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