Creativity and Candy!

4GIRLSSHIRTSHope everyone had a Happy Halloween filled with lots of fun and treats!!

This year was a little different for us.  One of my daughters and some of her friends decided to make their own costumes.  They got the idea from Pinterest. (I would link to the original, but I wasn’t the one that found it so I don’t have it.) The girls all came to my house with their shirts, paints, and whatever else they needed. They sprawled out in my driveway and went to town.  There was lots of smiles and giggles and a few “oops” along the way, but the final result was awesome!!  My daughter said she wants to make her costume from now on.  Sounds good to me!! Hope you enjoy!!

DSC_2598_SM         DSC_2589_1

DSC_2586_SM         DSC_2588_SM

DSC_2618_1

DSC_2604_1

DSC_2647_1

DSC_2640_SM

DSC_2607_SM

DSC_2633_SM

DSC_2632_SM

 

DSC_2631_SMDSC_2630_SM

 

Wedding Shoot with JJ Photography

Hello everyone!!

I got the privilege of shooting a wedding with Jackie Jackson at JJ Photography on a gorgeous Saturday.  It took place at the beautiful downtown Ft Worth YWCA.  The event was magical.  Jackie took so many amazing pictures!! Here are some of the shots I got that evening!  Thanks for including me Jackie!!

DSC_0198_1SM

DSC_0286_1SM DSC_0279_1SM

DSC_0210_1SM

DSC_0518_1SM DSC_0645_1SM

DSC_0651_1SM

DSC_0838_1SM

DSC_0787_1SM

DSC_1007_1SM DSC_0692_1SM

Thanks again, Jackie!  It was fun, fun!!

Beautiful Day for Family Photos!!

I hope you all are having a fun and action filled summer!!

Ours has definitely been busy! 🙂  During one of my fun-filled days, I spent some time with a friend from high school and her gorgeous family!  Her mom was the cutest thing!  She was always ready to strike a pose.  Loved it!  They were all a joy to be around!  Here are some of the shots we captured that very nice July afternoon!  Enjoy!

DSC_0070_1wm

DSC_0007_1wm

DSC_0065_1wm

DSC_0071_1wm

DSC_0021_1wm

DSC_0016_1wm

DSC_0055_1wm

DSC_0002_1wm

Long Time Friends!

Hello!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  We did!  Now it’s on to making 2013 amazing!!

I’d like to share a recent session I shot.  We’ve all been friends since high school.  Our husbands even worked together at the local grocery store back then.  You know it’s pretty incredible to stay close with people for that long.  They have created a beautiful family with 3 gorgeous boys.  To be able to spend the afternoon capturing these guys was an honor!  (It was hard to choose which pics to post. 🙂 )

DSC_0845_1wm

DSC_0822_2wm        DSC_0653_1wm

DSC_0644_1wm

DSC_0671_1wm

DSC_0728_1wm

DSC_0674_1wm

 

Mighty Mud Dash…and Oh Was It Muddy!!!

So it all started one morning my hubby asks me if I want to do a 5k Mud Run.  I look at him like he’s NUTS!!  First off, I’m a little out of shape.  Second of all, MUD…really??!!  I told him I’d have to pass.  My son, however, rose to the challenge!  I wasn’t going to participate but I knew there was no way I was missing this photo op!!!

Turned out to be so much fun!!  My girls and I, my son’s girlfriend, my mother-in-law and her husband all came to cheer them on.  Not very long into it, we all decided we were IN for next year!!  Hope you enjoy the images of the Mud Dash as much as the guys did getting dirty!!

       

      

     

      

WE DID IT!!!

Now time for clean up!!

Stay tuned for next year! (There might be zombies involved! Zombie Mud Dash)

Getting Into The Halloween Spirit!!

Howdy! (As we say in Texas)

I hope everyone is ready for Halloween!  We are!!  We moved into our new house a few months ago and I’ve so been looking forward to the holidays.  To kick off the season we did our traditional pumpkin carving then onto pictures!  I had seen a video post by Brooke Snow http://blog.brookesnow.com/2012/10/22/halloween-photos/ (her site is in my blogroll) about doing photos before Halloween.  Don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before.  What she said made perfect sense.  By doing this the girls had much more fun playing in their costumes and giggling up a storm.  Now come Halloween, I won’t hear, “Can we just go now, mom?” or “I don’t want to take any more pictures!”.  We can head out and they can collect all sorts of Halloween treats!!!!

We will definitely be doing it this way in the future and maybe get even more creative with our background!!  What fun would that be!!

Happy Halloween to all and be safe!!

 

A New “Old” Place – Ft Worth Stockyards

One of the great things about living in a new “old” place is the cool things that I’ve experienced that I can now share with my kiddos.  One of these places is the Ft Worth Stockyards.  I’ve been there tons of times.  It’s cool to think about the fact that during the late 1800’s millions of cattle traipsed right through there.  It still has that “cowboy” feel.  It’s definitely updated now.  In the old live stock pens, there are shops and restaurants.  Such a fun place to hang out with your family and friends!!!

     

What a perfect girls day!!!  Stay tuned for our next adventure!!