These photos have a special place in my heart. It was almost 4 years ago now that I first met Trent and Amanda, and during the time that’s elapsed, they became some of our closest friends here in Austin. We walked thru many ups and downs with them and got to watch their family expand and their girls grow up. A few months ago, they found out that they would be moving away and asked me and Katie to take some family photos of them before they left. It was a beautiful Austin day – we spent the afternoon exploring the South Congress area. The two girls (and the four adults) were real troopers. Hopefully these pictures accurately display the joy and love of the Thompson family – it’s this same love that they had for everyone around them. They affected our lives and the lives of many others here in Austin, and we will miss them dearly.
It’s that time of the year again – stories of angels, shepherds, and a newborn baby, carols, hot chocolate, the smell of pine trees, sparkling lights, presents, and cards in the mail. But what does everyone need to be able to create a good looking Christmas card? Family pictures, of course! Especially if they’ve welcomed a new addition into the family since they sent last year’s Christmas card. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to do two family sessions this holiday season, the first of which was for the Kovacs family. Their baby girl, Campbell, was born on November 23 – still only about a week old when we took these photos. So small! I met Zoli through work, and it has been a real pleasure to get to know him and his family better over the last few years. A beautiful family and a beautiful private park right near their home make my job really easy! The opportunity to capture memories, specific moments in time, for friends and family is definitely my favorite thing about photography.
Our good friends Trent and Amanda asked if we would be willing to do a newborn photography shoot for their beautiful daughter Emerson. We happily obliged – not only is it a joy to take pictures of wonderful, new life, Katie and I really enjoy spending time with the Thompsons and their older daugher, Kinley. Also, I was really eager to try out my new lens. It was my first time working with an infant, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. But Amanda was super helpful – she even sent me some picture ideas beforehand and links to a few other blogs with beneficial pointers for baby photography). It took Emerson a little while to calm down, but once she fell back to sleep, the shoot was a breeze. Emerson is 16 days old today – we hope you enjoy her photos. Click on any of them to enlarge and feel free to leave comments!