London turns 2! {Humble TX Kids Photographer}

What a sweetie pie! I was super excited when I met London in Old Humble TX for her 2 year old session! We captured some quick family photos at the beginning of our session and after that it was all about London!



London’s mommy had amazing ideas of how to make it a fun experience for her little girl!

First it was pearls and an adorable princess dress – London couldn’t keep the smile off her face:










Then she changed into a more playful outfit and while mommy went to grab the balloons, London and I squeezed in a couple of test poses that turned out to be adorable.




Can you guess what is London’s pet at home?






Someone really really loves her pup at home! London was such a trooper throughout the photo session and left with a big smile. 🙂

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Fall Mini Sessions {Houston TX Photographer}

Photo Cacophony announces Fall Minis!

One day only! Please message me at http://www.Facebook.com/PhotoCacophony or email me at Denitsa.Zinsmeister@gmail.com to reserve your spot!
Houston TX Fall Minis Session

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!

Cristina {Eagle Springs TX Maternity Photographer}


There is something special in mommies-to-be, a confidence that I don’t see in my other subjects, a delicacy and profoundness that streams in every image I take of them. Cristina is a true example. In the beginning of her maternity photoshoot in the English Garden in Eagle Springs, TX I wasn’t sure how comfortable she would be with some individual closeups. Decide for yourself:
  

Her favorite two men couldn’t wait to join in on the fun as well.



Cristina had warned me about little Billy – her adorable son soo to be a big brother. She worried he wouldn’t cooperate for the pictures. When I hear that I aways think – perfect, I’ll get really great natural shots of him having fun. Billy I think surprised even his mommy and daddy how great he was!
 

It really touched my heart when Cristina asked me to take some shots of Billy with his daddy. I am always on the hunt for great photos of Eli with Robb, fathers and sons have a special connection that has no limits.


What made me the happiest was when Cristina and her husband made time for themselves – no words can relay the chemistry that those two have:

 


What a gorgeous family this baby girl is being welcomed in!

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!

The Scott’s Family {Humble, TX Family Photographer}

I couldn’t have wished for a better photography session to brighten my Sunday afternoon than the one with the Scott’s Family. You know when you meet someone and you just click with them – that’s how I felt – at ease and ready to do my best to bring out their bright and caring personalities.

David, Valerie,their daughter Emma (3yrs) and I spent an hour exploring the beauty of the English Garden in Eagle Springs – a location that offers so much versatility to work with. Below are some of my favorite images from the stone bridge, to the huge rocks by the lake and many flower and wood backdrops.









And now some images from little Emma posing like a true professional – kids just have it in them to be so natural!



The next picture is special to me! It grabbed my heart before I had even gone through the whole album. It just captures the kid’s free spirit so well, a free spirit that slips away from a lot of us adults.