10 Must-Take Photos to Capture on Baby’s First Day

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The birth of a little one is a momentous event that will likely pass in a blur of activity. To keep the memories from the day fresh, photos will be a mom’s best friend. You will want to entrust a friend or relative to capture the special day for you, but before you do, make them a list of which moments you would like them to record. This will ensure that you are able to recall every last precious second,…

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Outdoor Maternity Photography at Bull Creek Park

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Just off Lakewood Drive in Austin, is the ever tranquil oasis, Bull Creek Park. This scenic slice of nature's beautiful greenery offers residents a relaxing place to picnic, play volleyball, hike, swim, and enjoy the outdoors. It is a gathering place for families, sports enthusiasts, dog lovers, and you guessed it.... photographers. Photographers all over the area, including myself, come to Bull Creek Park to capture a piece of Texas's lush surroundings. This is one of my happy places. Even…

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5 Reasons to Love Newborn Lifestyle Photography

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While I enjoy a sleeping baby in a basket as much as the next newborn photographer, I understand that there is no substitute for the emotions and stories captured in Lifestyle Photography. Lifestyle Photography is unique in that it allows photographers to “peek” into the lives of their clients and capture those natural, candid moments that hold so much meaning. It's less about photographing the newborn and more about highlighting the whole experience, capturing the magical newborn stage that exists…

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8 Tips for Taking Pictures with Your Pet

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From the ferocious to the fuzzy, I get all kinds of requests for photos of four-legged friends and their owners. Pet photography is a great way to immortalize the animal who as filled a place in someone's heart, and it is more poplar than ever. Of course, getting that Pet-Fancy perfect shot is not always an easy endeavor. Believe it or not our pets haven't quite figured out the whole posing thing, which is why hiring a professional is sometimes…

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The 4 S’s for Soothing a Fussy Baby

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As parents learn in the first few months after their baby arrives, newborns are prone to cry... quite a lot. Sometimes, the reason is obvious. The baby is hungry, tired, or needs and changing and wants you to address their needs immediately. Other times the tears are flowing for reasons unknown and getting those tears to stop is not so simple. In my line of work, I deal with fussy babies on a daily basis, and I have no problem…

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Best Newborn Photos in October 2014

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The fall is off to a great start with some pretty amazing newborns coming my way. I have noticed a pattern of not-so-great sleepers....but when they do sleep, we create a bit of perfection. Just a few days into the new month and already have some favorites.  This little fella had the most beautiful skin and coloring.  He is one of those lucky kind that looks great in any color.  Jealous.   Here is a little one (or not-so-little) that…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

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There are many reasons why you should hire a professional photographer for your newborn and child photos.  Here are my top 6 why a professional photographer is a must...not necessarily for every day photos, but for those very special times in our lives that are gone in a matter of minutes. 1. Manual Camera Settings Having a nice camera simply is not enough to take great photographs.  Knowing and understanding the exposure triangle to create sharp images consistently is a…

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Portraits of a Baby Boy and Big Sister

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This little brother is simply adorable.  I photographed his big sister a very few short 17 months ago, (yes 17 months apart, can you imagine!).  He is the cutest little snuggly guy.  Loved being curled up and tucked in just right. He looked great in just about every color we pulled out.  Just about when I have seen the cutest baby ever, then this little fella came for his session. [caption id="attachment_1225" align="aligncenter" width="850"] One week old newborn baby boy…

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