Gigi’s Fall Photo Session {Sugarland TX Kids Photographer}

I have a little weakness and it’s called 135mm f2.0 🙂 My favorite lens! The bokeh effect (blurring the background) that it produces is so smooth, like a Johnnie Walker Blue Label. When used with a vision, the images emit class and airiness and stand out unmistakenly. I try to sneak it in all the time during photoshoots and exclusively use it for portraits of 1-3 people.

Needless to say, when Gigi’s photoshoot came along, I could not wait. All the stars aligned – an adorable toddler, three well thought out outfits – a rustic, playful and a glamorous one and my favourite lens. All the stars, but one – the location. I was looking for a place in South Houston and it turned out parks there are in deficit. 😦 After some extensive Google Earth espionage, I finally zoomed in on Oyster Creek Park in Sugarland. Looked great on pictures, but I never shot there. The morning of the session, my stomach was in knots. I arrived almost an hour early to explore the area…equiped myself with a vanilla latte with a double shot of espresso, closed my eyes and breathed in the warm morning breeze. When I looked, the park spread in front of me, bathed by the fall Houston sun, with its lake, nature trails and early risers driven to complete a run or a yoga routine. Already at easy, I waited for Gigi to arrive with her mommy and we went off shooting.

Genevieve (Gigi) was shy and clingy in the beginning. She held on to mommy and was not very fond of the first area of the park that I took her to – a rustic metal bridge. Some tears later and a pinkish little cute nose, I was able to capture her pulling away from the bridge attracted by the water and the exercising people.

Her expressions kept changing from inquisitive to uncertain to having a fun time:

Make no mistake, this little girl, more gentle than a flower, turned out was quite a risk taker and didn’t hesitate to venture to the water and the bigger than her rocks:

Thankfully, mommy was always there for her little girl, to relax her, to keep her safe, to keep the smile on her face as bright as it could be:

Little Genevieve, I had so much fun, hope you did too!

Elizar – Fall Photoshoot {Humble TX Family Photographer}

1st day of cold weather in Houston and I thought – great, perfect for Eli’s fall photoshoot. It was gloomier than I would have prefered but there was no going back. I changed my little man in his fancy outfit, held my breath and hoped and prayed that he doesn’t take it off and throw a fit! To my surprise, he checked himself out in the mirror and proclaimed that “he is sooo cute!”Ha, what a relief! I could handle the gloomy weather, but a fussy child on the other hand is not something photo post processing can fix.

We headed over to a field in Eagle Springs with beautiful tall grass and woods in the background. Armed with a crate and bucket full of red apples, I arranged the set and and simply encouraged Eli to go and play. My thoughtful little boy brought audience to support him – his favorite transformers. He set them close to him where they all had front row seats to the show and then dove into the photoshoot. Literary! Such an easy model – I did not give him even one direction, just kept snapping away while he was being silly and ate at least three apples.

Once Eli’s gallery was ready, I called him in for an inspection and asked him which image shall we order to display in his room. Any guesses?

What was I thinking? No one can compare to Optimus Prime, not even a bucket with bright red ripe apples!