This week I returned to College Station to capture the Casey family in portraits. Did you know I went to Texas A&M for 1 year before deciding to study nursing? It’s been such a treat to come back & spend some time with this sweet young family. I could not contain my excitement when I drove in College Station & the king of country music started playing on the radio station.
I believe we show the world what matters most to us by what we surround ourselves with: what we talk about, what we read, what we listen to & what we spend the most time thinking about. Tuesday, this sweet family & I choose to celebrate life, family & LOVE.
Magdalen (2.5) enjoys “Get Back Up Again” from the Trolls sound track, dance parties & anything with “dip” (guacamole & grapes, blueberries & chick-fil-a sauce, spinach & ranch dressing).
Pauline (1) smiles every chance she gets, is content to let big sister talk for her but is less shy when it comes to dancing!
When a mom tells me “if there’s time I’d love a picture or two of me & my husband” I always smile. I WILL make time. Children are the fruit of the soul-deep union between two people. It’s easy for young children to pull focus but I believe family photography celebrates the whole family. This person is not just your co-parent but your partner, your lover, your friend. Peter & Ginny blew me away during their husband & wife shots. Their love for each other really poured out in each image. Even if you feel more comfortable in pictures with more than just two people, consider taking couple shots during your session. Little eyes are watching.
As the first person to use the Caty Dunlap Photography Portrait Session Style Guide, or Style Guide for short, Ginny NAILED it! The Style Guide which is now being offered for free to every CDP client before a portrait session helps turn good portraits into WOW portraits. (It doesn’t hurt when your example is beautiful inside & out).
Congratulations Peter & Ginny! May your pregnancy continue to be smooth & may you have a safe delivery & healthy baby boy. God bless you all.
My heartfelt thanks go to the staff at Peach Creek Ranch, especially the manager Mackenzie, who hosted us for the portrait session on Tuesday. As a premium wedding & event venue in College Station they sure treated our humble photo shoot like royalty. They had the AC ready for us for when the kids needed a break & everything!
Until Next Time,