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Max & Tattly Bear

When your mom is a photographer, you get your photo taken a lot. But there are some perks — location scouting might mean a trip to a new park or playground. And you get to try out the new toys that will be used as future props.

Have you heard of Tattlys? When I saw these temporary tattoos, I knew I’d want to include them in some portrait sessions. I bought these for a future client’s birthday shoot, but I wanted to try some out first. Enter Max. He picked out the bear as his favorite in the menagerie batch by Amy Blay.  And in between playing in the backyard last night, I got a few pics.

And inevitably, he wanted to take some photos as well. Here’s a portait of me he assisted on. Kid’s got a good eye.

Dallas Visit

We met some of our nephews at the Dallas Aquarium on Saturday. The boys had a blast checking out all the exhibits. We spent a lot of time in front of the flamingos as you can see.

If you live in Dallas – I highly recommend the Aquarium as your next rainy day outing.

Mia – child portrait session

I met Mia, Melissa and Matt at the park near Central Market for their portrait session. What a photogenic and alliterative bunch! Mia, 18 months old, had fun pointing out the ducks, singing songs and showing me her dance moves. She loved her stuffed giraffe and barely tolerated her hair barrette. By the end, she was ready for more fun at the playground – while her parents and I were wiped out.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from her session: click here.

 

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Carsyn – child portrait session

Halloween came early! I spent Saturday morning with Carsyn, who’s mom, Heather, had picked out the softest and snuggliest pink elephant costume for her to wear. Doesn’t she look adorable? Carsyn was full of smiles, happy to go along with multiple locations around the house and multiple outfit changes. Well, there might have been a few tears when the costume first came on. But she rallied.

It was a great morning. Though with her super fast crawling skills, her mom and I both had to be quick on our feet to keep up with her.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from her session: click here.

 

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Kristin and Paul – mini family portrait session

Three generations. Eleven family members. Little did Paul and Kristin know that when we came over for an afternoon play date, that they would be getting a surprise mini-family session. But who could resist all those faces so happy to be together on a beautiful September day.

Full set of photos (including black and white) viewable here. 

Kristin, Paul, Harper and Camille » Stephanie Friedman - […] hello to Kristin, Paul, Harper and Camille – last seen here from their mini-portrait session in 2012. For their family portrait session this year, we went to […]

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