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Graduation time as a Tomball, TX senior photographer is a HUGE celebration!  It marks the end of senior year for my fabulous clients and summer break for me, too!  The temperatures are warming rapidly, vacations are scheduled and the anticipation for summer fun peaks.Tomball Texas Senior PhotographyBefore taking off, it is time for graduation parties!  What are the party trends these days for grad parties?  As a senior photographer, I am blessed to attend several each year.  They range from huge shin-digs to smaller more quaint celebrations.  I have seen them at restaurants, home backyards and even event centers.
Tomball Texas Senior PortraitsHere is a fun link for some of 2015’s best party trends from One Stylish Party.  Some great ideas to implement for your special graduation party!
Montgomery Texas Senior PhotographerBest of luck at Ole Miss next year, G! Montgomery Texas Senior Portraits

Being the Woodlands family photographer in springtime is such a blessing!  The temps are mild, the grass is green and flowers are a majestic beauty.  It is the perfect time to get that summer look without melting into a puddle of sweat!  Grab the kids and let’s go!  Wait….kids…..young kids…my kids that like to be silly and RUN…..I don’t think my kids will go along with that.  I AM HERE TO TELL YOU, IT IS OK!  Their magic will be captured!

The Woodlands Fresh Photography

Childhood energy and chaos is the beauty we will capture.  Is it a time to all wear matching turtlenecks and stand in a line like our childhoods? Absolutely not.  Why do we think we need to force anything at all, right?

The Woodlands Family Portraits

It’s your family story, the love and interaction that is so very beautiful.  That is our goal and what we aim for.  The beauty in the chaos, as my sweet friend reminds me of, too, when I get all stressed out in a run for perfection.  Perfection is boring, canned and stale.  Let the kids be kids.  Let them run….I will chase them. Ha!

Mercer Arboretum Family Portraits

At my session with the K family, mom was well prepared and, honestly, brilliant.  They had recently held a dinosaur themed birthday party for one of the boys.  She knew having some fun would would be a great outlet for her two young sons.  She brought DINOSAUR tails, they were dinosaurs at the end of the session.  They ran, they jumped, they played and had a ball.

The Woodlands Child Photographer

AND, in the midst of the wild roars…this happened.  AMAZING!

Dinosaur Birthday Party

See, it can be a time of letting the kids express themselves, be themselves and loving fun.  Its the magic that one day will be overwhelmed with responsibilities and only moments of the carefree. Embrace the beauty in the chaos now…capture it while it’s yours.

Hold the phone….MAGIC happened here recently!  About 6 months ago, I received an email from a high school senior in Odessa, Texas.  She was inquiring about a senior session with me (form The Woodlands, Texas)….what?  I was over the moon from the start with this sweet, incredibly smart and talented girl.  My first though was “how in the WORLD did she find me?”  I had to call her back right away, this was fantastically exciting.  Lo and behold she found me on Pinterest!  She had a specific plan in mind and was looking for fresh, clean, rich color.  OK, it also helped that the clincher was that I was an Aggie, too.  (Which was listed on my Pinterest bio.)

We planned via conference calls with her mom and me and formed a timed out plan.  Well, guess what….the forecast plummeted to rain as our date finally neared.  NOOOOOOOOO, this was a dream session, this was fate, this was magic all coming together from across the huge state of Texas.  I put my foot down with mother nature and insisted, that she allow this to happen for us.  She just had to, right?

Texas A&M Administration Building Portrait Photography

We decided to move our entire road trip plan to a morning start, in hopes that the rains wouldn’t arrive earlier than my 50 million weather apps predictcted.  We started at the Administration building at the Texas A&M campus.  Beautiful M, will be an Aggie fish next year, so we off-set her classic beautiful blue dress with the lovely architecture.  Ahhhhhhh, this was already reaching photography nirvana.  But, wait….
Bluebonnet photography Senior Portrait

M also wanted wildflowers, ideally bluebonnets, and we set out into the Bryan College Station area that they had scoped out the day before.  Along with us for the day were M’s parents.  To say that the 4 of us had a blast really doesn’t cut it.  Laughs, joy, sharing of memories….genuine kindness at its best.  We sealed our “friends forever” pact over burgers at the Dixie Chicken.   Our senior portrait session morphed into the fusing of lives, shared values and FUN.  By this time, we were way beyond just working together for a few photographs.  It is the sweetest of moments when a client turns into a friend.  The special moments that validate all that I do.  Hey, it was a road-trip session, so we were then off to the next stop of this journey.  The Aggie Barn.  YES!!!!!Texas A&M Aggie Photographer

M will soon be joining the fighting’ Texas Aggie Class of 2019, WHOOP!  I am jealous (gah, my days in Aggieland were fun), I am proud and I was beaming just watching this family lovingly gaze at their gorgeous girl.  And by girl, I even mean BIRTHDAY GIRL!  Yep, more magic, it was her 18th birthday to top it off!Texas A&M 2019 Aggie Fish

So this blog really went into more detail about a session than normal, but it truly was one of the greatest days of my photography business.  A new, from afar client found by social media, a beautiful girl and her parents and a road trip to some of my own very favorite places on this Earth.  We wrapped the shoot around 4:00pm, ten minute later while driving back home…… YOU GUESSED IT, RAIN!  Life is good.