Baby Batgirl and the Wild Rumpus

Summer and Larry are going to have a baby girl soon. And they're doing two things I love. 1) She's going home in a little Batman outfit. 2) Her room is filled with "Where the Wild Things Are" stuff. I love Batman. And I love "Where the Wild Things Are." Add the fact that Summer and Larry are both silly and fun and hilarious and loving, and it makes for an easy afternoon shoot. I can't wait to meet their kiddo!

And with that, let the Wild Rumpus start.

It's me!

My son is due within twenty days (WHAT!?), and my husband and I just got around to having a friend shoot some photos of us. She's actually an advertising producer who just dabbles in photography, but she's amazing. Her goal is to start doing it on the side. And she should! Once she gets a portfolio up, I'm going to provide tons of links. The only bummer part is that she lives in New York, so us DFW folks have to catch her when she's here. Fortunately, that's a few times a year.

Anyway, here's my husband and a nine-months-pregnant me. We shot around my favorite place, White Rock Lake. And we even went to the Filter Building where we got married four years ago. It was more fun than I could have ever imagined. Being on the other side of the camera isn't that bad.

This is where we got married! We recreated some of our wedding photos. Things have obviously changed.

We were getting a little silly, but then again my son wouldn't hold still. It was distracting!



A little love for my Sony A-99.

Adrienne and Bill are Having a Baby.

There's a lot going on with these photos. For starters, Adrienne and Bill are some of my dearest friends, so little Leighton is sort of going to be my niece. And I already love her so darn much, it make me cry just thinking about meeting her.

So taking, editing, and just being a part of this whole experience is almost too much to handle. I'm really a sappy, sappy person. But that isn't a bad thing, right?

Trailing that is the fact that I got to take the Sony Alpha 99 for a spin (the exact model number is SLT-A99V). In full disclosure, not every picture was shot with the Alpha, but most of them were. After all, the camera was hosting the fantabulous 24-70mm F2.8 ZEISS lens. That's right; Zeiss glass. And on a Sony body, that baby has auto focus (which is great for folks like me whose vision could get compromised by flooding emotions).

The lens was perfect for what I needed it for: indoor shoots. Leighton's nursery is a typical bedroom with each wall being around 10 to 12 feet long. So wide angle worked here since I wanted to get some shots of the entire room but I couldn't really scoot back any further.


Maddie, Coming Soon

VCP_7869r06_logo I shot Courtney and Ryan's engagement portraits a few years back. Then I shot their pregnancy announcement, and now I've shot Court's maternity photos.

What an honor. It's been way too much fun watching this little family form. I can't wait to meet their daughter.

Oh, and you may be wondering what the deal is with the one photo with two pregnant bellies. Well, Courtney's best friend Adrienne is also pregnant with her first baby (I shot Adrienne's engagement photos a loooong time ago). So I had to get a double belly shot of the two soon-to-be best friends with their matching sock monkeys.

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Another Rollins on the Horizon


The Rollins family appears on this site quite a bit. And I'm happy to announce that even though Wyatt Rollins hasn't been born yet, he's already made his camera debut! Well, sort of.

It was a Holiday/Maternity session with Mama Rollins and Company. After all, it's greeting card season.


Bun in the Oven

A few weeks ago, Courtney, who was one of my engagement sessions once upon a time, called me asking about a pregnancy announcement session. The first thing I asked was who it was for. And when she said it was for her, I about dropped my phone! I might have even screamed in joy; can't really remember.

It's so cool that Court and Ry are going to be parents. And they had a really fun idea for their pregnancy announcement, a literal interpretation of them having  a bun in the oven.

We shot it, got the colors to their liking, and laid it out surprisingly quick. And here it is.

Congrats, you two. Can't wait to meet the little doughboy or girl.