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Some dear friends and clients of mine sent me a text asking if they could be a Texas Aggie Family on Kyle Field at their fall session?  Of course there wasn’t even a pause on my end before replying YES!  I think I even used the crazy new “slam” option of texting on my iPhone.  As a Texas Aggie photographer, this is a bucket list thing y’all!

Bryan College Station Aggie photographer

 

I long focal length lenses and most often shoot families with my Canon 70-200, 2.8.  However, I KNEW this was a unique session in such an incredible venue that a fisheye lens was a necessity.  I rented one from Lens Rentals and it was on my doorstep in just a day.  Ultra wide angle lenses take some finessing to avoid ultra crazy body distortion.  Some distortion is fun, but who wants to look like a they are in a fun house mirror?  NO ONE!  Image above: Canon 8-15mm @ 15mm.  Image below: Canon 70-200 2.8 @ 180mm.

Bryan College Station Aggie photography

SO what can a fish eye do?  It can fit Kyle field in a single frame at just 30 feet away.  Yes, it distorts the fire out of it for a fun perspective.  Definitely not representative of the the architecture, but its FUN!

 

Bryan College Station Aggie photography Kyle Field

We ran and played, we posed for the classic portraits and overall just lived it up as die-hard Aggies and Former Students.  WHOOP!  These three boys were in heaven and the sweet mom and dad were absolutely BEAMING with pride watching them.

Bryan College Station Aggie photographer

Bryan College Station Aggie photography

What special day that none of us will ever forget.  We were treated to a day of Aggie royalty with VIP access like this.  Pinch me!  I know one family is going to be the envy of the entire Aggie world with their holiday cards this year!  AND, my family MIGHT have had another photographer meet us there, too.  No way I could let this one get by me, right?  Of course not!?!

Bryan College Station Aggie photography

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Holly Davis Photography specializes in child, family and high school senior portraiture in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Magnolia, Montgomery and the North Houston, Texas area.  For pricing information click here or to contact me about scheduling your custom session today!

Houston City Skyline Family Portraits – Holly Davis Photography

Want to showcase the amazing city in which we live?  It sets a spectacular stage for your family portraits….so impressive!  Houston, Texas, sometimes get a bad wrap for not being the most beautiful of cities, but the lush greens, Buffalo Bayou and the skyline makes me proud to call it home.  You can’t beat the cost of living either, am I right?

Houston urban teen family portraits

Now there is something else that I really want to showcase about this session.  This beautiful family has three ranging from 12 – 17 years old.  Capture this family stage, it has unique magic that deserves it.  SO often families think that once the cute toddler and kid stage passes that family portraits aren’t as important.  Wrong!  Before you know it, the next family image on the walls might be from a wedding while you skipped completely over the loving dynamics of the teen years.  The kids are coming into their own, you have new stresses and schedules to manage, but also a matured calmness and grace that is just captivating.

The awkward years just seemed to have disappeared with today’s teens or they happen earlier in 3-4th grade when the kids aren’t caught up in it yet.  I find many tween/teens are a bit nervous and unsure of what to do, but with careful direction, posing help and a relaxed vibe, they loosen up and utterly shine.  Just look at this bunch!

Houston teen family photography

 

Houston teen family Eleanor Tinsley photography

We had a wonderful time with some laughs, some cringes, but then back to smiles.  Don’t skip this family stage, capture it.  You WILL want to remember it in every detail.  Whether it be at the Houston city skyline or elsewhere, preserve your family’s legacy.

Houston teen family photography

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Holly Davis Photography specializes in child, family and high school senior portraiture in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Magnolia, Montgomery and the North Houston, Texas area.  For pricing information click here or to contact me about scheduling your custom session today!

Fourth birthdays are truck fun in The Woodlands, right?!?  OK, maybe not my best play on words, but this little handsome sweetheart was just one of the very best!   He had a a bit of an “okie” on his foot so we decided it was best that I carry him spot to spot.  My heart gushed and that 5 day old ant bite was not a problem ever again. The sweetest…<3

The Woodlands forest child portraiture

When planning for this fourth birthday session, mom told me he is into anything transportation related.  I instantly thought of a gorgeous forest that has some major work vehicles near the entrance.  I knew i t would help hold his attention and set a remarkable stage, but not overpower anything  with a gimmicky “theme”.  For the most part, I keep props and locations pretty simple and clean.  I want you, your child, your family to be the focus and shine.  Signs, too many props and a busy scene can steal the show if it is too much.

Construction truck child portraiture

I often share with clients that one of my favorite family images of Team Davis is in weeds next to a gas station.  So much of portraiture is about the light, tones and textures of a spot more than anything else.  Unless a landmark or specific look is needed, don’t get too caught up in the details as most softens and melts into color and tone in the final results.  This session is a great example of how it set the stage, tied into his age, but let his little face and expressions take center stage.

The Woodlands forest child portraiture

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Holly Davis Photography specializes in child, family and high school senior portraiture in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Magnolia, Montgomery and the North Houston, Texas area.  For pricing information click here or to contact me about scheduling your custom session today!