Monday, August 13, 2012

Baby Olivia - McAllen, Texas

I have known Olivia's parents for about three years now... When I first photographed their wedding back on a hot summer I could only hope I'd get the call back to continue photographing all of their important events.

Thankfully, I did.

I have since photographed their baby boy as a newborn and now, three years later, have had the honor of photographing the newest addition to their little family... Olivia!

Olivia missed the mark for a newborn session by a few months... six months to be exact. But this beautiful baby girl was just as much to photograph as her big brother was a year ago. She was sweet, a bit timid, and absolutely gorgeous. Her eyes, they are beautiful. And when she smiles, she is completely adorable. Best part, she wanted to chew on my camera... talk about teething!

Spending my early morning meeting this baby girl and taking her picture was a piece of cake. She was cooperative and did I already mention adorable? Olivia is sweet and has gorgeous eyes accompanied by beautiful long lashes. She's going to break some hearts in the years to come ;)

Cassandra and Joseph, thank you for allowing me to photograph your little girl. She makes a great addition to your beautiful family and I am delighted I finally got to meet her! Be blessed Olivia.

Enjoy the week friends! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Newborn... Emma :) McAllen, Texas

A week ago I had the pleasure of photographing one of the world's newest arrivals.. Baby Emma. In early June I photographed a wonderful couple awaiting the arrival of their first baby (Click here to view Ben and Marissa's Maternity Session.) After meeting them during our initial conversations and later on throughout their first session, I too grew anxious for the arrival of this beautiful baby girl. Ben and Marissa are a loving couple so full of life and ready to embark on the path of parenthood. 

Baby Emma's arrival has since catapulted them into the greatest job of their lives... becoming parents. Emma is absolutely precious, adorable and beautiful. She was such a pleasure to photograph and as a brand spanking new baby, she was quite comfortable on the beanbag throughout her session. A well-fed, well-loved and cute baby make my job so easy. 

Welcome to the world Emma!

Marissa and Ben, again I thank you for allowing me to photograph such a special time in your lives. I congratulate you both on the birth of your baby daughter and wish you a lifetime of happiness and blessings!

Happy Friday friends :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hawaiian Luau :)

I've mentioned a few times over the past years on this blog that I help my mom out with her pageants. As the Director of Rotunno Productions, my mom puts together the Miss Rio Grande Valley Beauty and the Miss Donna Sweetheart Scholarship pageants. Both pageants are completely free of cost to the participants and we work really hard each year to keep it that way.

Our pageants are open to all girls who meet the simple requirements and we don't want to turn anyone away due to a lack of finances. Thus, we strive every year to find unique ways to keep the cost of running the pageant down and still being able to provide the annual winners with a scholarship. 

This year, my brilliant mother and her 2012 Miss Donna Sweetheart queens have planned a great fundraising event to be held next weekend. The Miss Donna Sweetheart Pageant and Rotunno Productions are hosting a Hawaiian Luau scheduled for Saturday August 18th 2012 and they need your help to raise funds for the pageant by purchasing a ticket for attendance. 

I highly encourage you to take the time to head over to their website and Facebook page and show them your support. Tickets are currently available for sale and you can purchase one by contacting Rotunno Productions at (956) 358-3914 or via email at

The purchase of a ticket grants you attendance to the catered Luau scheduled with lots of fun dancing, music and activities. It also gets you a really cute invite...

The 2012 Miss Donna Sweetheart pageant queens have been working really hard all summer to plan this event and put together all of the details the Luau entails. I hope to see you there!!!

For more information regarding the scholarship pageants and Rotunno Productions, please visit their website at You can also LIKE their Facebook page:

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

2012 Portrait Specials

I know it's early August and the month is merely beginning but because my personal life is on such a projectile path I decided to get an early start on my fall schedule. I have decided to host two portrait specials, the beloved Mini Sessions, and look to schedule them in the next few months. I will only be committing myself to scheduling sessions until mid-November.

I will not be photographing during the months of December and January. If you are looking to book your family session for Holiday Portraits and Holiday Cards, please take note of the corresponding months and book accordingly.

The first special begins right now until September 1st...

My official Holiday Mini Sessions will begin October 1st and run through mid-November.

If you have any questions, email me! I'd be glad to discuss further with you :)
See you soon!