Such Sweet Moments

Oh how I loved photographing this lil’ one!  I loved all the sweet little moments from this session from the touch of Daddy’s hand holding his son’s tiny hand to all the sweet Mommy snuggles and cuddles.    I love the delicate swirl of hair on the tops of baby’s heads…. and oh the smell of all that baby goodness.   I certainly get my baby fix every time I have a newborn session and it’s great!   Such a handsome boy with gorgeous skin and big brown eyes.   I cannot wait to see him for our next session together when he is finally sitting up on his own – he’s already got the smiling part down!   A natural in front of the camera for sure. 😉

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Coffee Shop Love

V#8ROLPV#9ROLPV#11ROLPV#12ROLPMeet the gorgeous Victoria!   When she first contacted me about her senior session, she told me she wanted to incorporate latte art into her photos.   So call me an old fogey, but I had no idea what that was and had to google it.   Once I saw the images of latte art the light switch went off!   OH, I know what that is!  (maybe I’m not such the old lady I thought I was).     What a unique idea!  We had so much fun at the coffee shop; afterwards, we went out and explored the streets of Austin.  It was a amazing experience and I love when my clients come to me with their personalized ideas for their sessions.   Here are some more portraits from our day!  Enjoy!


It was a cold, rainy day….

Sounds like the beginning of a novel or something but nope, it was the start of my senior session with Ashlyn and her girl friends.    Her mom and the entire group drove all the way into Austin from the Houston area for this session and even though the weather was less than cooperative, we decided to just got for it and see what we could capture, all the well knowing, that things would have to be rescheduled for another date.   Although it wasn’t the sunny type photos Ashlyn wanted, there is something kind of cool about the moody sky and steel blue warehouse in the background.

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These girls were troopers for sure!  It was raining, the wind was blowing, and it was in the low 40s.   While transitioning into the next set of photos and moving stuff over to the next area to shoot, I look over and had to snap a quick pic!   Believe it or not there are 4 girls in this photo wrapped up in blankets and huddled close to keep warm!  Troopers, I tell, troopers!

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[…] a way of getting busy and things slip past you.   I did showcase this gorgeous young lady with two of her best friends in this blog post last year. We sure had to deal with some crazy weather that afternoon!  However, at this next session, we had […]

Starry starry night

Love this picture that I took the other night at my son’s baseball practice.

Starry after pic

Would you believe that this was actually taken in the bright late afternoon sun?   With my iPhone?   I love the ease that the iPhone has with capturing those moments that you just can’t say “hold that a minute” while I go and get my professional camera.

Just to give you an idea of what this looked like SOOC (straight out of the camera), here is the before shot.  Pretty ho-hum looking right?

Starry before pic ROLPThis is where the fun comes in – APPS!    Please note that I am in no way getting any kick backs from these companies for mentioned their names or anything, just wanted to pass along some of the fun photo apps that I have come across.    At times, ok scratch that, probably ALL THE TIME, I am photo obsessed.  I see life in photos.  I look at how the light is cascading on a scene and can’t help but play out in my mind how to best capture it.   This is where the fun and ease of the iPhone comes in because I don’t always carry my “big girl camera” with me.

Anyways, here are just a few apps that I play around with for my Instagram photos!

Instagram <—– come follow me!   I’m under Rae of Light Photography

Instapic Frame <—— fun app to make collages with your photos

Picfx – tons of different effects for your photos

PicTapGo – app creative from the awesome people at Totally Rad Actions

Waterlouge – awesome app to create watercolor pictures out of your photos.


Have fun!



*NOTE:  if you’d like to download a copy of the photo above to add an inspirational quote to, you may do so here:

As always, I would love a kick back to my website if you do choose to use it.  Any way to spread the word about Rae of Light Photography, would be great!  Thanks!

Well Hello There

Hello there lil’ one!   Glad to finally meet you.  Mom loves bright and bold colors and this blue blanket was perfect for her little man’s newborn session.   He had me wrapped around his finger with those bright eye and precious smile!

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