Lil’ Miss Sunshine ~ Round Rock Child Photographer

After the hectic week I had, this beautiful girl was such a ray of sunshine to my day! I had the privilege to photograph her last year, and when her mommy contacted me again this year, I didn’t hesitate to say yes! We played games and told stories about the squirrels who lived at the top of the gazebo. Gotta love the imagination of 3 year olds. This little girl is just the sweetest, giving her mommy tons of hugs and blowfish kisses. Thanks Mom for such a wonderful morning; I treasure the time we spent together. Here is just a sneak peek of the wonderful shots I captured this weekend.

Ryan - October 28, 2008 - 6:02 pm

Rach, I just love these! You can feel her excitement in the pictures!

[…] Here is 2008, she was a little piece of sunshine! […]

Kutter ~ NILMDTS

Since being on call this week for NILMDTS, I received 3 calls, I have only been able to help with one. I asked the area coordinator if this is a ‘normal’ week considering how many times we’ve been notified for sessions, and she said no, it’s been a busy week for the Austin NILMDTS. I had the opportunity to assist in another session, this time with the wonderfully talented Marc Turner. I just want to send out a thank you to him. I also want to send out prayers to Kutter’s family, may you find peace in this time of sorrow.

Again, I want to apologize to my clients. I know I have been behind in getting emails and phone calls returned. Between 4 birthday parties, photographing a wedding, my husband having surgery, a NILMDTS session, dealing with a stomach bug, and all the other daily happenings of a stay at home mother of 3, I have been completely up to my ears with work this past week (and the week’s not over)!

Costume Party Fun ~ Round Rock Child Photographer

This past weekend, my daughter turned 2 years old, and just like the previous year, we had a Halloween themed birthday party. All the children showed up in their costumes, and the adults had so much fun oooo-ing and aaaawh-ing over them. We had bumble bees, a cowboy, lots of superheros, a swash-buckling pirate, and Raggedy Ann.

Here are just a few of the kids in their costumes:

Here is Miss T blowing out her Number 2 candle!

Look at the difference one year makes. Same two little girls, one image from last year’s party, and one image from this year’s party. Makes me a little sad at how much they’ve grown!

Happy Birthday my sweet baby girl!

Jenny Jardine - October 23, 2008 - 3:02 pm

LOVE these!! My son is turning two on the weekend and he wants NOTHING to do with his halloween costume, so we are having a “Bee” party! Love your little trick or treaters, they are cuties!!

Ryan - November 5, 2008 - 2:33 am

I LOVE the pics! I’ve been anxiously awaiting them! I love the one with T and her friend, sooo sweet!

Erin - November 5, 2008 - 2:44 am

Rach, those pictures are so cute! I love the comparison from last year to this year of T and her friend. SO sweet! Is she a belly button girl too?

Sorry I missed saying this sooner, but happy birthday to your sweet baby girl!

Korinne - November 10, 2008 - 5:26 am

Rach, those are so cute!! What fun! I can’t believe that T is 2 already and what a difference a year makes!

Tuesday Freebie: Happy Holidays Paper Pack

Just a little love to you all! I designed some holiday papers (and 3 brads) for you today. Please feel free to use them for personal use and for clients. Do not resell or claim as your own, it’s just not nice. ๐Ÿ™‚ Paper pack includes 4 papers and 3 metal brads. Enjoy!

Download here

Julie Cook - October 21, 2008 - 8:51 pm

looks awesome! thanks soo much!

Cindy Conner - October 21, 2008 - 10:30 pm

Your blog is awesome! WOW! Thanks Rae for the freebies. Be blessed.

Sarah Henderson - October 22, 2008 - 1:08 am

Thank you Rae! What an awesome share! Love it!

Charlotte Stringer - October 22, 2008 - 2:32 am

Thank you Rae! You are so talented! These are gorgeous!

Gigi Geitgey - October 22, 2008 - 11:19 am

Beautiful color choices. Thank you.

Amber Wiseman - October 24, 2008 - 1:41 am

Thank you so much Rae…these papers are fantastic!!!

Beautiful Wedding at Hamilton 12

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a lovely couple at the beautiful Hamilton Twelve here in Austin Texas this past Friday. This stunning Mediterranean Style architecture was the perfect backdrop for this stunning couple to be married.

All the groomsmen had to hold back the groom – he was trying to escape! Ok, not really, but it sure made for a fun shot!

I photographed the bride next, isn’t she gorgeous? Her dress fit her perfectly!

The cake (or should I say cakes) were fabulous. Such attention to detail.

The ceremony was performed on the back patio by the pool. Rose petals adorned the floor and candles lit the evening air.

Afterwards I took the bride and groom for some up close and personal portraits. The groom told me he wasn’t really one to have a ton of portraits taken of him, but in this image you couldn’t even tell. He’s a natural.

And last but not least, a portrait of Granny. I wanted to share this one because I know everyone loves her and was so glad she was there at the ceremony.

Dani - October 20, 2008 - 10:39 pm

Looks like it was a beautiful wedding! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the cake shot and the photo of the bride in the doorway. Great job Rae! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharon McMurphy (grandmother of the groom) - October 21, 2008 - 1:25 am

If the above wedding pictures are an indication of all of the rest to come – I can’t wait. You did a Super job.