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“Community over competition” is the motto of a wonderful movement in the photography world called The Rising Tide.  I just love its message of supporting, raising other and fostering a spirit of togetherness.  Being a work at home creative can be lonely at times and I have just never been one to fear competition.  We are all in this together and not all will make it, lets tackle the world with as many strong peer relationships as we can, right!?!

So, how does this relate to the jaw-dropping mama-to-be below?  This was a quick styled session with two friends of mine, Amber from ALB Photography by Amber, and Taylor, from Graceful Wishes Photography.  HELLO….SMOKE SIGNALS, HOLY SMOKES, SMOKIN’ HOT….I can go on and on here.

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Of course, one can’t do something this crazy without some deep belly laughs and memories that none of us could forget.  This gorgeous mom was an absolute trooper in putting up with us.  She was so nervous at the start wondering what in the world these long purple lashes would look like and how the smoke would work…..just trust us…….HA!

 

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Well, she did and look at this incredible result.  One of a kind, glamorous to the nines….just stunning!  Dress by : Silk Fairies Maternity.  Community over competition…..at its best!

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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 area.  For pricing information click here or to contact me about scheduling your custom session today!

Texas Road Trip Senior Portraits….wait, what?  ABSOLUTELY!  My first session that took me through the backroads of Texas was last year and I am blessed with having TWO like that this year!  Traveling to different locations, truly building a session around a high school senior’s greatest dreams? I LOVE IT!  Speaking of dreams:  HARRY POTTER MAGIC, we just had to for this incredible gal!

Harry Potter Senior Portrait

We started through the streets of old downtown Bryan.  The charm, the textures and colors set a gorgeous stage for Miss A.  College Station Senior Photography

We found this amazingly happy, teal wall that was in the BLAZING sun….what are we to do?  Basically, have a PARTY….glitter, sass and huge grins. <3Bryan College Station Photographer

After heading north from Bryan, we were on the hunt for some gorgeous wild flowers and we found the magical place just north of Hearne, TX.  While I often try to completely avoid road side shooting for safety reasons, this was in an area of low traffic and a very wide shoulder.  The mix of blue bonnets, indian paint brush and golden sun…..breathtaking!

The Woodlands Senior Portrait

After a quick break at Sonic….a total requirement of all good road trips because the have the BEST ICE ever in styrofoam cups that keep it from melting too fast….HEAVEN!  We hit the Aggie Barn….nirvana for all AGGIES, amiright???!!!  It was right at a blazing sunset and seriously, we had to take a moment and simply take it all in.  BEST ROAD TRIP SESSION EVER!
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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 area.  For pricing information click here or to contact me about scheduling your custom session today!

Portrait session timing that is best for YOU!?!  How do you know when you should book your session?  Now, of course, as a photographer anytime is the RIGHT time, but seriously, it is an investment and a lot of time is spent planning and prepping for your family session.  Many of my clients come to me year after year, but others plan for one special session and that is what I am addressing here in this blog post.

You are thinking it is TIME for family portraits, your loving the stage that your family is at and would like to capture it in formal portraits that will last for generations.  How do you plan when to have your family portraits?  Great question.  First to consider:  what style of dress symbolizes your daily the most?  Layers and deep tones?  Or the lightness of pastels, breezy fabrics and sandals.  Many feel better in one particular season vs, the other.  If this is YOU, have the season guide you.  Want ideas for such inspiration?  Click here for a huge resource of wardrobe styling ideas to get your mind churning.

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Should you base it around a special occasion or milestone?  Baby’s first steps, special relatives in town or maybe just after your sweet teen has their braces put on or taken off….there are so many reasons that might lend themselves for capturing your family.  There doesn’t need to be a BIG reason, often a small reason can be enough.

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And number THREE?  DO NOT wait for everything to be PERFECT on timing?  Why?  Because, when is anything absolutely perfect, nor why should we expect it to be.  The beauty in the chaos, the love is alive and magic between each of you right now….let’s capture it. <3  Now wait, did I just negate the first two tips?  Not at all, sometimes things can be planned and timed optimally, but other times we can panic and freeze when facing a big decision.

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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 area.  For pricing information click here or to contact me about scheduling your custom session today!

  • Cass Richardson - I was wondering your pricing for family photos?ReplyCancel

    • admin - I will send an email over to you, but session prices are listed on my investment page. Thanks!ReplyCancel