2016 Fall Mini Sessions in the Heights, Houston, TX

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It’s the one time of the year when all of us like to update our family photos and what better way to do it than with an affordable and hassle free mini session!

What is a mini session? Usually, a limited, only a few times a year offer, where the photographer determines a fixed location, a predetermined day and time slots and the families come one after another. This has always made me a little nervous. What if a family is a few minutes late? Their already limited time will be cut even shorter or they will run into the next family’s session. What if rains? Multiple families will have to be rescheduled.

So my goal this year was to provide a stress free experience for both my clients and me. I have decided to make my Fall 2016 Mini Sessions tailored towards each of you. You and I agree on the day and time (Oct 1 through Nov 20). We will meet for 20 mins and I will provide you with 10 fully edited high resolution images in both color and black and white through a download link. And the only condition is that the location is in the Heights, Houston, TX, but you can take me anywhere you’d like in the Heights – in a park, by the bayou, at a gazebo or a graffiti wall or even just on 19th street to capture the old town feel. It’s up to you!

Booking is now open – I would love to hear from you at denitsa.zinsmeister@gmail.com.

And don’t forget to look at all of my packages that I offer year around if you are looking for a different location or longer sessions at http://www.PhotoCacophony.com/Info

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Maggie is 1! {Eagle Springs, TX Kids Photographer}

Miss Maggie is one of the happiest little girls I have met. To mark her 1st birthday we had an outdoor photoshoot in Eagle Springs, TX as well an inside cake smash session. She lasted through it all with a big smile.










And once we tired Maggie off she was ready for a big sweet treat to get her energy back:














Baby Noah { Houston TX Newborn Photographer}

Meet baby Noah! His parents opted for a lifestyle newborn session combined with staged poses which is one of my favorites. It’s so difficult for parents who had their little one just days ago to bring themselves to be in the pictures, but it’s so very worth it years from now.





Noah was just an angel – he was calm and quiet for the shots in which he was awake and alert, and so sweet during the sleepy poses:









And let’s not forget the tiny details:



You are so loved little Noah!


The Sutton Family {Spring TX Family Photographer}

It’s always a thrill for me when my clients suggest a location I have never been to before. It’s like opening a new present. I make it a priority go get there much earlier than our appointment time, to walk around and look through the view finder and imagine what the final picture will look like.

The Sutton family loved the Gleannloch Farms entrance in Spring TX and off we went for their photo session there.



Breathtaking momma-to-be, Alison was radiating.




How much fun are these two?

Little Madison, big sister to be, literary stopped me in my tracks with this look:



We were amazingly lucky as the sun started setting and the golden hour arrived. The light turned very soft and flattering. The images to follow carry such a different feel – more sensual and leaving you with the feeling as if the rest of the World retracts and it’s all about the bond this family treasures.




I loved meeting this family. Thank you David, Alison and Madison for showing me this amazing location and letting me capture you before baby sister arrives.

Maggie – 6 months session {Eagle Springs Kids Photographer}

I met Maggie during her sister’s Emerson photo session earlier this year. She was so quiet and delightful the whole time! When her mommy called me to schedule her 6 months session, I couldn’t wait to capture her peaceful demeanor.

We headed over to a field I had loved for my son’s fall pictures with the idea to tie it with Maggie’s adorable butterfly dress. My heart was literary broken when as we approached the location, we discovered that it was torn now by construction – a new neighborhood was going in. Very few patches of grass were left, yet the pictures that we squeezed in there are some of my favorites as they carry such an intriguing variety of color in them.


Thankfully, next to the field there was a park that welcomed us with its cozy woodsy feel. Baby Maggie was so happy to be out of the weeds 🙂 All we did is put a blanket down for her and she wowed us with her big smiles and playful character.





Capturing the details we tend to overlook normally is so much fun!


And here comes my favorite capture of the day:

Followed by adorable details again! Maggie was eyeing her toes and didn’t hesitate to take action 🙂



Wonder how much you’ve grown up by now Maggie. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Sadie is 1! {Eagle Springs TX Family Photographer}

A “Giving Back” opportunity came along for me again through a silent auction at the end of last year. A dear client of mine was raising money with her daughter for a mission trip to Zambia, Africa where they would minister to over 800 orphans through her church. She asked me if I can donate a photo session – I couldn’t be happier!

The Homann family won it! Little Sadie was turning 1 year old and the blue bonnets were in full bloom, so we headed over to Kingwood TX for a photo session to capture her adorable smiles!


Did you notice Sadie’s custom wagon? She was all over it, as brave and adventurous as she could be:


What is a birthday celebration without some colorful balloons? The wind was tricky but I was ecstatic to capture this little sweet girl smiling, looking at the camera, without any balloons in her face and clapping her hands as an added bonus 😀


Wait until you see Sadie’s gorgeous parents:

Who is one?

It was not all smiles…but who better than mommy and daddy to return the happiness back to their little girl’s radiant face:



Daddy is so much fun!


And I can always snuggle with mommy.


Finishing with my most favorite capture of this session:

Happy 1st birthday Sadie!

Emerson {Humble TX Family Photographer}

“A ray of sunshine” I thought when I first saw Emerson. And somehow instinctively I must have set up her first shot such that it captured exactly that:

We went to the Summerwood TX ponds for our photo session. “I can’t wait to feed the ducks” she exclaimed when we met! And why  was I not surprised?! It’s such a fun location, where families love to spend time by the water, at the gazebo, run around the playground … but most of all bring yummy crumbs for the ducks at the park. So that lingered in my head as Emerson perfectly posed at each spot I had picked. She has the patience of an angel.

At the end of the session, the moment that Emerson had been looking forward to the whole time came. And so did the moment I loved capturing the most of the whole session:

Alex.Abby.Ava {Humble TX Family Photographer}

When I received the email request for this session, one thing stayed with me – the mom of these gorgeous sisters hoped that I can capture the ages they are at in a simple and pretty way…Alex and Abby are 15 year old twins and Ava is 3 1/2. Parks have been a very popular location choice but it was late February in Houston and still somewhat gloomy. Besides, I wanted the girls ages to thrive in the setup I picked. So we went to Charles Bender High School in Old Humble, TX. The good news was no other photographers had scheduled their sessions for that day there (it’s a go to place for senior portraits), the bad news – the rustic red iron staircase that I was eyeing for our session had been removed over the week! Yet, there were many more interesting background options that the historic school offered us.

An aged door and a rusty railing:

Brick walls and beatup concrete steps:

Antique metal shutters:

But don’t get me wrong – it was not the location that kept us going! The girls’ bond, fun spirit and light heartedness shined in every image I took. It was addictive – we ran over the allotted time and I could have kept going for a lot longer capturing their attentiveness to one another.

The Lumpkin Family {Eagle Springs TX Family Photographer}

Recently I volunteered by gifting a Classic Digital Package to the Atascocita Springs Elementary for their Fall 2012 Silent Auction. And this beautiful family – the Lumpkin’s won it!

I was so excited to meet them. Upfront Kelly expressed a concern about Camryn’s tendency (her younger daughter) to smile but not look at the camera. They must have practiced at home or as Steve put it “Kelly takes tons of pictures of them from the moment they were born” – Camryn was a superstar! She posed and danced and laughed and most importantly made consistent eye contact with the camera, although my favorite image of her is when she is actually looking away – so dreamy 🙂

Marley, their older daughter, is 7 and already so grown up. She approached each set up with such grace and elegance!

And I absolutely love the next image of the whole family. Have to give credit to Kelly for asking me to tilt the camera and frame the shot in a more unusual way than just horizontal or vertical. It makes the gallery so much more personal when clients have ideas and I am always excited to try them and incorporate them.

Here are some more images of our fun and thorough session. Enjoy!

    

   

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!