Casey + Daniel – The Wedding

What can I say about this wedding and this couple? The are the sweetest people around and their family just made me feel like one of them for the day. We started out at their family home in Cairo as everyone got ready and then we did their first look in the pecan orchard next to their home. I about flipped when I saw the vintage car that just begged to be used in the pictures. These two have such an easygoing relationship that looks so effortless because they just fit together so well!  We had an amazing day at this wedding and I am in love with all the portraits. I also want to thank my amazing second shooter Terri Smith for helping me capture their special day. Thanks Casey and Daniel for allowing me the opportunity to photograph this special time in your lives:)

 

ponderchastain1
ponderchastain2
ponderchastain3
ponderchastain4
ponderchastain6
ponderchastain7
ponderchastain8
ponderchastain9
ponderchastain10
ponderchastain11
ponderchastain12
ponderchastain13
ponderchastain114
ponderchastain115
ponderchastain116
ponder200
ponder201
ponder202

Johnathon, Class of 2014

OK…so, I am REALLY, REALLY late on posting this one. I had a few minutes and I was looking through my categories and it hit me that somehow I had missed blogging Johnathon’s session from months and months ago. I am guessing I must have been very busy at the time (or that my children were driving me crazy, LOL). Johnathon is such a nice guy and so polite and well dressed that I was very impressed him. I have known his mom for awhile now so I should have guessed he would be so much like her! Thanks Johnathon for a great session and patience with this blog post! 

jmartin1
jmartin2
jmartin3
jmartin4

9 Months

It’s time for Ms. Petite’s 9 months session peek. We only have one left and she will be done with the baby plan. She now has moved many hours away and I am sad that I will not be able to see her grow up. But, I am excited about the last session because the whole family will be included. She is getting so big…

braun9a
braun9b
braun9c
braun9d

1, 2, 3…

This family recently added one more sweet little girl to the mix and her big brother and sister just adore her. They were so sweet to her and me and you could just see how happy everyone was to have a new little girl around. We got her to sleep just a few minutes and then she was up and looking around. Such a sweet baby girl!

bert1
bert2
bert6
bert3
bert4
bert5

A New Location

Sometimes I feel like I shoot at the same 3 or 4 places every week…ok, so I do, LOL! Anyway, I was excited when this family suggested taking their portraits somewhere different…the Center for the Arts! We didn’t go inside the building but there were so many places outside that we didn’t need anything else. I teased this family about their session because their oldest one NEVER smiled. I remember the first time I got her to smile with her cousins (only through total sneakiness) and we all cheered and yelled in excitement as smiles for pictures never happen. And then, at her baby brother’s first birthday session, she and her little brother smiled for every picture. They were so happy and easy to make smile that I didn’t even have to pull out any of my old tricks. I immediately asked mom and dad what in the world they fed their kids for breakfast that morning. Thanks y’all for a great session and please pass on any secret tips for having two little ones that happy so early in the morning!

jlat1yrA
jlat1yrB
jlat1yrC
jlat1yrD

JRG and his Family

It has been a year since I last photographed JRG and now he is two and full of energy! He had worked on smiling for the camera a bit with his parents and so he was pretty good about stopping for a millisecond to flash his super grin at me. After some pictures outside, everyone had a change of outfits and we took some inside with everyone just being themselves and I love, love love the results. I miss doing lifestyle sessions and I would love to do more. (HINT HINT for all of you out there). I had a really hard time picking some favorites to share so I’ll just share a bunch!

blass14a
blass14b
blass14c
blass14d
blass14dd
blass14e
blass14f