Life By Lens – a bit of this and that

Hi all!  I’m sure that many of you are knee-deep in the busyness of Summer, and I am certainly no exception.  Traveling to various states, holidays, photo shoots and weddings, beating the Texas heat!  I still consider it vital, as a photographer, to continually shoot for “you” – as busy as life can get, you want to hold on to the memories that matter!  And when you shoot for you, you can experiment more, too.

Again, this post is all featuring pictures of my youngest daughter, because, well, she’s the only one who actually wants to be in them!

After looking through this post, make sure to go to the next spot in our blog circle and see life from another fabulous photographer’s perspective, Joanna of JoAnna Robbins Photography

A little playdate with a photographer friend, in Flower Mound, TX -

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July 4 in Bedford, Texas:

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Ice cream in Frisco, Texas:

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frisco texas photographer girl in ice cream shop

 

July 20, 2014 - 7:25 am

Reena - Sally, you and your daughter have the most spectacular playdates. You make everything you photograph incredibly beautiful

July 20, 2014 - 8:55 am

JoAnna - Absolutely love these! The one with her on the rock and her reflection in the water is my favorite! Gorgeous!

July 20, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Taty - Sally, I’m always in love with your work, these are beautiful!

July 20, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Nghi - Amazing as always!! I love all the locations you shoot at! The ones on the bridge are so magical and I just love the wide angles in the ice cream shop! :)

July 20, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Sherri - Love all the energy you created in the cafe shots. Such fun color and angles. And then the outdoor ones are so soft and beautiful.

MINI SESSIONS!

Well, guys, I am sooooo behind on blogging it’s not even funny, but the good news is, I have lots and lots to post and share with you over the course of the next few weeks.  This traveling girl is TIRED, but excited and having so much fun going from Texas to Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin and Illinois for amazing sessions and lots of joy.

A couple months ago, I had the great pleasure of spending a whirlwind day photographing a multitude of awesome families for mini sessions at The Barn Antiques in Northville, Michigan.  Everything went swimmingly, but definitely not without the help of my friend and fellow photographer, Stephanie of Lemmonmade Photography.

Thanks to all who came to visit that day – it was a pleasure meeting you and yours!

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texas photographer dallas mini sessions

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texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

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texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

texas photographer dallas mini sessions

 

July 17, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Jennifer - Every single one of these sessions are fabulous! I am beyond excited for ours next week!!!!!

July 18, 2014 - 2:18 am

Deirdre Hamill McArthur - Wow. You have been busy! Really beautiful photos!

July 18, 2014 - 7:32 pm

Vaishali Sikka Patel - Sally I do not now how you do it all… you amaze me! Beautiful as usual!

The Texas Bluebonnets

{ Dallas Family Photographer | Dallas Child Photographer | Texas family child portraits }

Well, it’s July, and I’m just now posting pictures from this Spring session in the bluebonnets.  But, oh, how I loved this session!  One of the things I looked forward to the most, when moving to Texas, was the beautiful bluebonnets the state is known for.  So, when this mom emailed, requesting flower field portraits, I was all over that!  Her two daughters were so precious and I had such a great time with them on this beautiful evening.

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dallas child portrait photographer

dallas child photographer spring bluebonnets

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dallas child photographer spring bluebonnets

sisters in bluebonnet field photos

 

July 5, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Reena - what a beautiful session! The little girls, the location, the light. Dallas is so lucky to have such a fantastic photographer living there now!

All in the Family

Wow, this seems like ages ago, now, even though it was only early April when I traveled to Wisconsin to spend time with my sister and await the arrival of her second baby girl.  We waited, and waited….and, well, my sister makes comfy homes and baby didn’t make her arrival until after I left.  But I had a total blast hanging out with my niece, Avery, and she was more than happy to get in the frame.

Three months later, I got to go back and meet Little Sister, baby Evelyn, who is all smiles, giggles and light.  Now the family has two gorgeous daughters and I love them.:-) And, boy, do I adore Wisconsin in the Summertime.  The scenic landscape is breathtaking.  I can’t wait until my next trip!

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fast forward….

 

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dallas family of four portraits

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Life by Lens – June

Ah, June.  June means:  Summer.  School’s out.  Freedom.  Vacation!

Right after the kids finished their school year, our family piled in the car for a weekend trip to Galveston Island, Texas.  While we weren’t exactly prepared for the insane piles of seaweed on all the beaches, and we DEFINITELY weren’t prepared for the sun being higher and hotter here (we had blistering sunburn to show for it), we had a lot of fun.

The best part?  I finally took my boys out for a photo shoot.  They so rarely get into my photos these days (their choice), I was thrilled that they conceded to this shoot of mine, and it only cost me a couple pints of ice cream.

Every month I collaborate with several other photographers around the country for this Life by Lens project.  Be sure to follow this link to see more wonderful summertime beach photography by the talented Florida photographer, Nghi Le!

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some beach fun….

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texas girls in waves beach photo

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June 20, 2014 - 7:55 am

Reena - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You are honestly so amazing…you beautiful photography, use of light and processing just blow me away. Can I say your boys are beautiful? cause they are…and of course handsome. Love the one of little Ms. A in her bathing suit and boots. Looks like you all had a great time!

June 20, 2014 - 8:47 am

Leslie - These are all stunning! Love the silhouettes and all the brother love :)

June 20, 2014 - 8:59 am

JoAnna - Love these Sally! It’s good to see some pictures of your boys! I’m glad they decided to cooperate for you! But the one of your daughter with the rain boots is my favorite. So adorable!

June 20, 2014 - 9:01 am

Nghi - I love these Sally! Your boys are so much fun and so stinking handsome! Love how you captured their personalities!

June 20, 2014 - 9:17 am

Lemmon - Gah. I think I die a little every time I come to your site. Your work is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing. Nghi and I are kind of drooling over your work right now.

I can’t wait for our session in July!!!!!!!!!! I know it’s going to be amazing!! <3

June 20, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Laura - Sally your work never ceases to amaze me! Such a wide variety of perfection! I love every single one! I want to be you when I grow up!

June 22, 2014 - 9:28 am

Jeanine - Thus session of your boys is so awesome! Love to see them hanging out and having fun together! The rest of the beach shots are great too! Love Mimi in the beach hat and the tender moment between sisters!