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DFW Family Photographer | Back to school Petite Sessions

Its that time of year again when parents feel excitement to finally get into a regular routine and start school. Sibling arguments may end, and the never ending “I am bored” statement will be hushed with the busyness of school days. Other parents may feel an ache in their heart as they realize it is time to let their children take another step of independence. Either way, it is a stepping stone in childhood and parenthood!

It is time to set our children free, but also help them have stable roots to face decisions when parents are not present. It is a large task to give our children wings and also roots to stay grounded.

DFW family photographer Flower Mound back to school mini session
dfw family photographer Flower Mound back to school mini session
Flower Mound family photographer Flower Mound back to school mini session
Flower Mound family photographer Flower Mound back to school mini session
dfw family photographer Flower Mound back to school mini session
dfw family photographer Flower Mound back to school mini session
dallas family photographer Matilda Jane Clothing Back to School
coppell family photographer Matilda Jane Clothing Back to School

I pulled some seeds of knowledge from Roots and Wings: How to Give Your Kids The Best Gift Ever by Cally Worden. from A Fine Parent

Parents are like parachutes. They soften the fall, but the trick is knowing when to pull the chord!

“We have to remember that we are our children’s parachutes – there to let them break the fall and land softly. But in order to help our kids flourish we need also to be willing to allow a little free form skydiving before deploying the chute.”

Roots hold up a tree and provide nutrients for it to remain stable and grow strong. We give our children roots by helping them develop a healthy emotional and spiritual well being. This foundation can help them face different situations.

We want our children to fly and soar! We have to help them take the first leap. Encourage them. Acknowledge their feelings. Create a safe environment for them to feel comfortable sharing their feelings.

“Raising strong kids is partly about providing a strong base to which they can feel attached and safely grounded. When this is in place, our children will internalize it and use it as a springboard for healthy growth. In allowing our children this freedom to explore in the context of caring boundaries we provide the ideal platform for them to fly.”

As school approaches, I wish you all the courage to help your babies take another step in growing up!

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Matilda Jane Fall 2019 Collection, contact the trunk keeper.

Dallas Wildflower Photography

Flower Mound Family Photographer

Texas Wildflower Photography | Flower Mound Family Photographer

Dallas Wildflower Photography – One afternoon I was at the park with my daughter and noticed a beautiful blanket of yellow in the distance. I coaxed her to take a little walk with me to discover what we saw! To my delight it was a beautiful field of wildflowers! It was late in summer, so I was really surprised to stumble on them. I think they are black eyed Susans or cone flowers. Maybe they are the same?? Usually, everything is burnt to a crisp and a bland shade of brown this time of year.

Texas Wildflower Photography | Flower Mound Family Photographer
Texas Wildflower Photography | Flower Mound Family Photographer

These two sweet peas are cousins. One mama told the other mama about the flowers. I am so glad they both had a chance to have adorable portraits! I brought my vintage quilt along. A good antique quilt is always great for just about every type of session, especially wildflowers! I am adding to my collection of quilts. One can NEVER have enough.

Texas Wildflower Photography | Flower Mound Family Photographer
Flower Mound Family Photographer
Texas Wildflowers Handmade Vintage Quilts Flower Mound Family Photographer
Texas Wildflower Photography | Flower Mound Family Photographer Cowboy Boots
Before and after edited image Flower Mound Child and Family Photography
Before and After

This is a before and after image of a photo from the session. There is a noticeable difference in the warmth between the two photographs. Also, the shadows on the girls face are lifted. The overall color tones are richer and more vibrant. It is always a journey of where a photograph ends up after editing. Photographers are artists.

Interested in other Texas wildflowers? View these sessions!

Dallas Wildflower Photography Sessions – spring bluebonnet sessions, Indian paintbrushes, and Texas Tulips.

Anna Maria Island Photography

Anna Maria Island Photography | DFW Family Photographer

It is such a joy to visit my home state of Florida. The powdery sand and turquoise water quickly flood my memory of my childhood and young adult years spending time at the beach. The salty breeze and balmy air are so vivid.

Bean Point Anna Maria Island Beach Photography
Bean Point Anna Maria Island Beach Photography

Anna Maria Island is a popular location for local Floridians to take a staycation, yet it also attracts travelers from around the world. This area of Florida is well know for some of the world’s best beaches. The remote location of Anna Maria Island, west of main land Bradenton and north of Sarasota, is a slower paced off the beaten path beach vacation area that attracts low-key visitors. While staying here, I had the opportunity to photograph a long time college friend. The Tampa family enjoys Anna Maria Island very much and were excited to have their family portrait session at secluded Bean Point.

Bean Point is a unique area, because it is a public beach nestled between private beach rental homes. Narrow alleys with palm tree canopies lead to a large sand dune area with a meadow of seagrass, followed by an extra wide white powdery beach. The sky provided perfect hues of pastel colors that reminded me of cotton candy! The magic in Bean Point is that it provides a multitude of opportunities for photos. Start in the alley with filtered light, then venture onto the sand dunes with the sun rays beaming through the grass. The night is wrapped up on the shore as the sun sets, and the clouds light up with spectacular color.

Bean Point Anna Maria Island Beach Photography
Bean Point Anna Maria Island Photography Tampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island Photography Tampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island Photography Tampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island Photography Tampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island Photography Tampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island PhotographerTampa Sarasota Bradenton
DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island PhotographerTampa Sarasota Bradenton

I always love great black and white images. Here is a look at my favorite black and whites! They tend to portray emotion in a more vivid way.

DFW Destination Family Photographer Bean Point Anna Maria Island PhotographerTampa Sarasota Bradenton

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Flower Mound Children’s Portraits

Flower Mound Children’s Portraits

A few weeks ago I set up a new lighting system in my studio, and my sweet neighbor brought her children over for spring portraits! She has four beautiful children who listen and worked with me ever so patiently! Let me also add that I try to work fast with children! Their attention has an expiration!

It just so happened the baby was celebrating her first birthday that DAY! She is such a doll and share the same beautiful eyes as her siblings.

The girls are wearing clothing provided from Jennifer Carley Photography’s client wardrobe. Various sizes and colors are available as part of the complimentary photo session service. Special boutique brands are offered such as Dollcake!

Flower Mound Children's Portraits
Flower Mound Children's Portraits
Flower Mound Children's Portraits
Flower Mound Children's Portraits

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