Monday, November 30, 2009

c is the birthday boy - san antonio event photography

I was honored when the Collins asked me to shoot C's First Birthday Party! Kim did a fabulous job of turning her backyard into a pumpkin patch. The kids played in the jumpy house, decorated pumpkins, took a hayride and feasted on cool "pumpkin shaped" cupcakes.

You may remember this family from here. Kim, thanks for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family again. Can't wait for next time!

The Birthday Boy

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The Party

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Carly

Sunday, November 22, 2009

the beach boys - san antonio kids photography

The Beach boys are Steph's nephews. I've known these kiddos since they were wee ones and they are growing up to be very handsome young men. The guys hammed it up for me a few weeks ago while I was in San Antonio. Of course, we could not have a photo shoot at Chez Goode without a little wine and girl talk afterwards.

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I love this one of the cousins.

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Carly

Friday, November 20, 2009

what we've been up to...

Wow, it's hard to believe that I have had time to do anything other than work, shoot and edit for the past two months. Somehow J and I have been able to squeeze in some fun into what seems to be an "un-squeezable" schedule.

Stoney LaRue at the Nutty Brown with The Goodes.
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Jake put on a "stage worthy" show for us!
(sorry its sideways, please turn your head, pause cherrytunes and rock out)

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This is just about 3 feet from the stairs/railing which lead into the yard from the porch. We hung out for about 10 minutes. I was walking right up to the edge of the porch and Big Boy just sat there and ate grass.

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Mom and I went on our annual B&B weekend to Salado this year. Great shopping and great food!

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Last weekend was the Rock n Roll Marathon. I ran the half. I would not like to share my time but I will say that I finished and I will do it again...someday.
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Tomorrow we are setting up the tripod and sneaking in our own Christmas picture and then off to the Austin Junior League's "A Christmas Affair" with T & R.

Sunday's a session at Avery Ranch with The Brewer's.

Stay tuned for the Beach Boys' post.

Carly

Monday, November 16, 2009

the gillenwater family - austin family photography

If you have followed my blog for any time at all, you should know this family. This my best friend Tiffany and her beautiful family. We had a blast doing their holiday shoot this year at The Palmer Event Center. The ladies had so much fun running up and down the hill and mugging for the camera.

T&K have birthdays in December and January. I can't wait until we have their birthday session at a very top secret location!!!

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On a sad note, LoRita Beeler lost her battle with ovarian cancer this weekend. I am very sad for this amazing family and I am praying for peace and comfort for Ashley and Jeremy and the rest of the family during this difficult time, please do the same.

Carly

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

the rodgers - austin family photography

Tracey is Candice's sister-in-law. She, her husband (Candice's brother) and their two kiddos, C & P, live in Colorado. They were visiting San Antonio a few weeks ago and were able to cruise up to Austin to have some fun at the park with me and my camera (and Tracey was visiting a friend that day).

The shoot was one of the most relaxed and fun I have ever done. Tracey was so laid back with the kiddos and they seemed really comfortable as a result. C loves to do dinosaur impressions and is REALLY smart. P is quiet, sweet and very fashionable...I was really digging her crocheted hat and leg warmers.

We started the shoot in a pavilion down by Lake Austin which after noticing some clothes "hung out to dry" in the bushes, Tracy and I came to conclusion that we were invading someone's home. As we were walking away, we noticed the "tenant" patiently waiting for us to finish so he could go back in....thanks for being so hospitable.

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Tracey, thank you, it was SO fun!

Carly

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

the cooper/beeler/hood family - austin family photography

This is my friend A. We were great childhood friends until I moved away and we lost touch. I had not seen her in 11 years until this day. It was so great to see her and meet her amazing husband and his family.

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A's mother-in-law is battling cancer and was really excited about the idea of the whole family coming together from all over Texas & Oklahoma for some pictures. That's where I came in. A is from San Antonio but her MIL is here in Austin so after A coordinated all of the siblings, we got together on a BEAUTIFUL evening to capture some special moments.

Here are some of my faves...

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A, J, L and the whole Beeler/Hood/Cooper Clan, thanks!
To all, please keep this family in your prayers.

Carly