Monday, September 30, 2013

These two are busy. With work, school, and THREE kids it's rare they see a date night. Even rarer (<-- that's a word, right?) that they make time to get pictures taken of the two of them. It's a good thing they've got a pushy SIL (yoohoo, it's me. :) ) that had been begging them to pick a date for pictures. And finally, they did.

I can only speak for myself here, but I'm SO glad they did. I loved everything about this session. The lighting, the location, the LOVE. <3

To see one of my favorites, click HERE. And if you think she looks familiar, you have seen her on the blog before HERE. austin couples photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin couples photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin couples photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin couples photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin couples photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin couples photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin couples photographer - Toni Marie Photography

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

When Natalie's mama first contacted me about photographing her sweet 5-year-old, I knew I wanted lots of color. Because really, color = celebration, and what's NOT to celebrate about turning 5?

Natalie was a little shy at first but she quickly warmed up and loved being in front of the camera. With those big beautiful eyes and that sweet smile, she is a natural beauty and I loved our time together.

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Shortly after the Sandy Hook tragedy, The Olivia Act was created, a group that served to inspire photographers across the nation to donate a family session to a family that might not have booked due to financial or time constraints. I took nominations and waited.
Shortly after, I received a nomination for Heather's family from an old friend. It didn't take long to realize this was one deserving family. :)
Both M and H have a passion to serve and their love for our Lord is contagious! M is serving in the Army Reserve and is a full-time seminary student. They are on a tight budget, but it doesn't get in the way of their way of serving their church and community. They have a precious, almost 3 year old and a sweet baby girl due in May. This would be a wonderful opportunity to have pictures taken of their growing family!
- B.B.

I truly enjoyed my time photographing the H Family. They were so kind, so fun, and so adorable! <3 round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography round rock family photographer - Toni Marie Photography
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
- Michael J. Fox

Cyndie is a dear friend and coworker from when I worked part-time. She is so down-to-earth and so very compassionate. To say I was thrilled when she asked me to photograph her family is an understatement. But then again, you know how I get. :)

There are some families where you can just feel the love between them, almost as if you are a part of the family yourself-- that is the J Family. They invited my whole family over for dinner after their family session and just really made us feel welcome. Sitting around that dinner table with my own family and theirs, I soaked in all the warmth and love in the room. Looking around the room at the J Family, I could tell they believed what I did and apparently what Michael did...Family is everything. austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin family photographer - Toni Marie Photography
I just realized I never posted Sheri's maternity session from...{wait for it}...LAST December. :) These two were so sweet and Sheri was absolutely glowing. They couldn't have been more excited for their baby girl to arrive.

They were also die-hard Aggie fans and made sure to represent their school in these photos. I think adding personal touches like that really make the photos so much more special because you capture not only the people but also their personality. And that is something worth capturing. austin maternity photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin maternity photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin maternity photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin maternity photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin maternity photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin maternity photographer - Toni Marie Photography austin maternity photographer - Toni Marie Photography