Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Baby Santiago. McAllen, Texas

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind for my personal and professional life and this week is panning out to be just the same. I'm attempting to complete all my work and meet my deadlines before December 1st and rushing to beat the calendar days passing us by. I have been planning to take all of December free to await for our baby's impending arrival. 

I can do it! I can do it!

As typical of any photographer, when we plan to not be working, the good Lord blesses you with more work. Thank you Jesus! I have been out of town all last week for Thanksgiving and that has definitely set me back not one but two weeks worth of work. I am desperately playing catch up. Right before we left Texas, I got the call to squeeze in one more session for a brand new baby boy.

I couldn't say no... he is adorable!

Happily, I obliged and delayed packing on Sunday to spend the afternoon photographing one of the world's newest newborns... Baby Santiago. At just two days old, Santiago was an absolute joy to photograph. He was fed when I arrived and his mommy handed him over and we spent two hours photographing his sweet expressions. 

He didn't cry much and I was very proud of myself for being able to comfort him quickly and easily the one moment he did show us the power of his lungs. 

Maribel, congratulations to you and your husband on the newest addition to your family! Santiago is absolutely precious and such a sweet baby boy. Thank you for honoring me with the pleasure to photograph him so early in his debut. I wish you and your little family an abundance of love, health and happiness! 

Take a look at this cutie...

Babies are adorable... and while I have photographed quite a few adorable newborns this year, I think it  time to say that I will not be photographing any newborns for the next few months. I am hoping to concentrate solely on big humans and leave the little humans for other talented photographers to tackle. I think the idea of having my own newborn to care for will suffice the need to photograph a tiny human for a while.

Again, congratulations Maribel! And welcome to the world Santiago :)


Monday, November 5, 2012

Crystal + Mike... Married! Los Fresnos, Texas

I am officially done with this year's short wedding season on my books, wohoo!!! I am ready to go on holiday for the next few weeks until the end of the year and very much looking forward to next year's wedding season. As I have previously mentioned before, I did a lot of second shooting throughout the state this year and have, as a result, met many new photographer friends who are amazing at wedding photography. I am delighted to have met and worked with them and so honored to have added them in my group of friends. 

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a new friend, Roland from Vida Dulce Studio, to photograph a lovely wedding at the Inn at Chachalaca Bend in Los Fresnos, Texas. The inn is one of my favorite places to photograph at, especially weddings, because it is so beautiful, calm and peaceful. Mike and Crystal chose a great location for their wedding and the day itself was perfect. 

While I had not previously met the bride and groom until I arrived that day, they were easy to get along with and I quickly got to know a little about them. The best part, photographing alongside Roland made the day go by quickly and very much enjoyable. It was nice to photograph with a specific purpose of capturing certain shots while he focused on being the primary shooter. 

A highlight of the day, for me, was definitely the food! Ha.... The grilled chicken was really good and I almost wish I could have had seconds... yumm!!!

Congratulations to the the happy couple.. Crystal and Mike!!!

Roland, thank you for having me join you at their wedding. The day was absolutely gorgeous and I truly enjoyed getting to know you over the course of the wedding. Most importantly, thank you for trusting in me as your second shooter.  I had a great time!!

Have a lovely Sunday Friends!