having some fun – the boho/farm shoot june 2013

Honestly, I don’t think of myself as a creative person and I never refer to myself as an artist – I just really love photography and the process of capturing a still image.  Lucky for me, people hire me to do that for them – and it is the best job ever.

But sometimes, it’s really fun just to bring it all together – location, models, hair, make up, styling, – just the way you want it – and that’s what I did in June.  So, along with Autumn and 4 of my favorite models, we spent the afternoon doing make up, hair, and choosing clothing for what I described as our “boho/cali/organic/hippie girl farm shoot”.  After some major styling, we loaded up and headed out to our locations – an old barn in the countryside and a farm complete with chickens, sheep and alpacas.  I could have gone on forever, but unfortunately it got dark and we got hungry.   Honestly, it just couldn’t have been any better. Autumn was doing her magic on hair and make up, as well as helping me coordinate clothing changes for different looks – she is so talented.  Thank you so much to Alex, Gracie, Jenna and Lindsley – I couldn’t have done this without you!  Here is a little (and I mean little) peek at some of our day…..


Cohen at 14 months

Such a sweet boy with a wonderful mom, I couldn’t believe it had already been over a year since his newborn session!  When mom  called she said she just wanted to capture all the fun things he likes to do.

So we met up at the studio right after his nap time and had some of his favorite toys.  So easy and fun to do this in the studio – great natural light any time of day, cool, no bugs, lots of toys on hand.  We had so much fun and I just love the collection of images showcasing sweet Cohen at this age!


Princess project part 3

So here is part 3 of a personal project I’m doing – I just call it the Princess Project.  It’s a creative session using a model, location and theme to call to mind certain childhood princesses.  So far, I have done three different shoots. I have a few more in the works.   It’s just nice to have a session where I get to control everything – from the theme, to the location to the model – and just use some creative vision.  It’s always fun to see what these sessions bring me and this one did not disappoint.

After Autumn did hair and make up for my model, Lauren, we headed out to our first location, only to be met with a bit of rain.  Well, that’s what happens sometimes, so we just managed to work around it.  Thank goodness the location offered some cover to keep her dry and my assistant had an umbrella to hold over me.  Then we managed to get to our final location with just minutes before they closed -thank you, Park Cities Oriental Rugs!

I hope you enjoy this small sample of images of Princess Jasmine…..

make up/hair: Autumn Cooper      model: Lauren Liles



2013 Senior Ali from Ursuline Academy

Ail and her mom showed up at the studio with a beautiful wardrobe for her session.  Autumn of course, did her make up, and she is just such a classic beauty. We did a few shots in the studio in this gorgeous white dress – loved those.  Then off to one of my favorite parks with such a pretty background for such a pretty gal! Can anyone guess Ali’s favorite color??  Ali, I so loved your session! Best of luck at Texas A&M!

Check it out:

2013 Senior Mary from JJ Pearce High School

I had so much fun with beautiful, tall and fun Mary! She has the best laugh!

She brought her best friend to help out during our session since her mom couldn’t make it.   Mary opted for Autumn to do her make up in the studio and then we did a few shots there.  Then we headed over to the Museum district and finished up at the new Perot Museum. Such a fun place and you can shoot around the exterior, but just a warning, those security cameras work real well – we had someone questioning us within about 2 minutes (commercial photography isn’t allowed without a permit-we were fine).

I loved that Mary followed all my prep tips regarding clothing – she had such a colorful wardrobe.. She even texted me pictures of her outfits before the shoot and asked for suggestions – love it when girls do that, as it just makes everything go smooth.

Mary, I wish you the very best next year at Northeastern!  Those poor engineering boys are going to be a little distracted……