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!



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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!

Shrey Newborn ROLP #1


Keeping with a Tradition

Go back and take a look at this lil’ guy’s older sister’s sitting session.   Ok, now, do you see something similar?    Yep, the rocking chair!   I love that Mom wanted to incorporate the same chair for baby brother’s sitting session just as she did for her daughter’s session 2 years earlier.    Not only do I love the chair, but LOOK at that fabulous hair!   I just couldn’t get enough of this sweet lil’ red head’s smile.  It lit up the entire morning!

Ford #1 ROLPFord #2 ROLPFord #3 ROLPFord #4 ROLPFord #5 ROLPFord #6 ROLPFord #7 ROLP

Keepsake Session in the Bluebonnets

Wow…. just wow!   This evening’s session was so amazing.  The wind was a bit strong, but other than that, the weather was nice, the sun was setting giving off this buttery soft light, and this little girl, who is only 5 years old by the way, totally rocked it!   I haven’t known too many children at this age that can take direction for that length of time.  Yes, for a few minutes, but not for the entire session.  She did soooooo good!

Faith Keepsake (6)ROLP

Ok, second wow, LOOK at that dress!  Seriously gorgeous!   As soon as Faith, the little girl, put it on, you could tell she was happy.  She stood a little taller, running her hands over the skirt and stopping to touch the small beadwork on the bodice.  Mom and I had to laugh a bit because the dress had a built in support system for the, *ahem* chest area and Faith became quite fascinated with it.  And the Pièce de résistance, the veil!  The combination of pearls and rhinestones was just beautiful.

Faith Keepsake (17) ROLP

Lastly, the sweet, petite bouquet.   I was trying to find something small and delicate (and fast & somewhat affordable) for our session so I made a quick trip to my local HEB.  Most of the things there where mixed or in vases.  I asked the florist for help and told her what my intentions were and she immediately pulled these perfectly pink roses.  She cut them, wrapped them in ribbon complete with pearl pin fasteners, and sprayed the leaves and petals with something to help them shine and look dewy.  I couldn’t have asked for more!

Faith Keepsake (29)ROLP

Don’t know what a Keepsake session is about?    Well it’s a fun way for your little girl to play dress up in your wedding dress.      I’m still booking Keepsake Sessions through April so contact me if you are interested.   Now to the slideshow!  Enjoy!