November 18, 2014

New website! Austin Family Photographer

It's with great pleasure that I introduce my new website! Here you can explore different photo galleries and get current pricing and specials. Please visit today!

October 12, 2014

Hometown Sessions!

I am so excited to announce that I will be back in Las Vegas for a week in November! While I am there, I am offering photo sessions for my wonderful Vegas clients (old and new!). These sessions are perfect for your holiday photos. All images will be edited and delivered via my Pass website by December 1st, plenty of time to order your holiday cards.

Sessions will be held on November 16th and 17th in both the morning and evening. Sunday, November 16th will be held at Sunset Park and Monday, November 17th will be held at Calico Basin.  Spots are limited so reserve yours as soon as possible!

All reserved spots will require a $50 deposit* to hold your time. Please contact me with any questions! Thank you to all my wonderful clients for making this possible!

And more exciting news, I will also be visiting Palmdale, CA and am doing sessions while there as well! Sessions will be held November 24th and 29th at a location to be determined. All reserved spots require a $50 deposit* to hold your time.

*Deposits are non-refundable and will be applied to your session fee

August 11, 2014

Breastfeeding Mini-Session

In honor of August being National Breastfeeding Awareness month, I am offering my clients this amazing mini-session special. Please contact me today to reserve your spot!

August 9, 2014

World Breastfeeding Week

I am not sure if you are aware, but August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month. I have always believed breastfeeding is beautiful but I have never been as passionate about breastfeeding as I am now, since having my two sons. When Leilani Rogers (Austin area photographer) reached out looking for other photographers to join her in her Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project, I knew I had to participate. Breastfeeding in a public location tends to be a bit taboo or unwelcome, even though it is so amazingly natural and wonderful. So any project that would bring light to how normal breastfeeding is, is a project I want to be part of.

In honor of World Breastfeeding week, August 1-7, I would like to share with you my own journey with breastfeeding.

When my first son, Luke was born, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It seemed like the right, natural thing to do. But I was embarrassed to do it in front of anyone. If someone came over to my home, I would go to the back room to nurse him. I only ever nursed him in a public place once, Lucille's BBQ in Las Vegas, NV. I pulled out my nursing cover and went to the couches right in front of the restroom. I thought surely this was the right way to nurse him. I got several dirty looks that day and never nursed him in public again. I always had a bottle of pumped milk with me, or worked my schedule around his meal times.

I was so nervous nursing him in public places, that I even avoided doing so at friends homes at play dates. Looking back, it makes no sense to me why I couldn't nurse in front of friends, but that is how I felt. And I am not the only one who has experienced these feelings in regards to nursing in front of other people.

For the first part of my contribution to the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project, I took photos of moms nursing their little ones at a playdate. While a playdate in a friends home may not seem like a "public" place, it really can be just as intimidating to nursing moms as a restaurant or park. I wanted to show moms that it is completely normal and OK to nurse your baby when he is hungry, regardless of the situation. Here are some of the photos from that day (my story continued below).

Now that I have had my second son, Dax, I am a lot more comfortable and confident nursing him in public. In fact, I have no idea where my nursing cover is (and who could use it in this Texas heat?). He nurses so much that it would be impossible to do anything outside of the home unless I nursed him in public. Here in Austin, TX, I have never gotten a dirty stare or unkind words. It really has been a wonderful nursing experience. 

For my second contribution to the Project, I wanted to show what nursing in public looks like when you are comfortable nursing your baby whenever, wherever they are hungry. I contacted the Thinkery Museum here in Austin about taking photos of nursing moms. The Thinkery is such an amazing place, I go there often with my two boys. I have nursed Dax there many times, including once in their "nursing lounge" located upstairs when he needed a little less stimulation so he could focus on the task at hand. They were very welcoming to me and these nursing mamas! 

I have come a long way in my nursing journey, and I hope that by showing what nursing in public looks like, more women will feel comfortable nursing their babies whenever and wherever. Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful things a mom can do for her child, why should it be done in a dirty bathroom or only at home? 

I'd like to share this one last photo. Here I am, nursing Dax, here in Austin. Please help me, and the other photographers who are part of this project, normalize breastfeeding! 

Thank you Leilani Rogers for putting this project together and allowing me to be part of it! For more information, visit Leilani's website at:

You can check out the next photographer in the blog circle: Boca Raton, Florida Maternity, Newborn and Family Photographer Connie Granja Photography

June 13, 2014

Freebie Friday

Father's Day is almost here, and it is always fun to see how little ones view their daddy. Download this fun "All About My Daddy" form, print on 8.5x11 (make sure you "print entire image"), and fill out their answers! Enjoy

Click here to download.

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