Cameron’s Throwback Thursday

Let’s talk about this throwback Thursday with my nephew Cameron.

2018 was somewhat around the time I really decided to take my photography more serious and get back into business. I have always loved the camera, and had always taken pictures, but I wasn’t really pushing into doing it like a business. Then my sister-in-law came to me and asked me about taking Cameron’s senior pictures. It got me to thinking, but of course I wasn’t going to turn down getting the opportunity of getting his pictures done.

The weekend they came to Houston from Dallas was pretty cool out and it rained. the day of his session it had stopped raining, but it was still a little mist in the air, and it was a nice little breeze flowing. Her and my brother dropped my niece and nephews off with me while they went to do some other things. We headed on over to the location that I had picked out and started off in a spot that was dry at the time to start.

Cameron started off with a black button down shirt and some jeans with these fancy blue shoes and added his Leatherman jacket ads well. We took a few shots in that location and then moved on to the next location which was in the same neighborhood but around the corner. When we got there we played around with the location and got some shots and then it started to rain a little, but more like a mist, so while we had the chance I added my niece and my youngest nephew in some of the pictures of them all just having some fun.

One of things that I have always loved about them is how close they are with one another. It’s a closeness that you don’t see to often with siblings, and they have always had it as well as how they are when they come to visit and they get together with my kids. It’s as if they were never apart and had just seen one another the day before.

This session of my nephew really made me realize the love that I had for this group for Seniors, and this is when I said that I wanted to do Seniors. I love the energy that they bring and the energy that feeds off that for me to help hype and excite them about their pictures.

Now I strive to build the confidence to get the pose and to get the look I’m going for to give you the best senior session for you and your parents.

Gabby session

Gabby signed up to be on my teen team her ninth grade year. That first year she got the chance to go to the team meet and greet for our first big shoot. The plans that I had and the bus that I rented for the shoot couldn’t come because it rained. Pretty much most of that whole shoot wasn’t what I planned out because of the weather. It sucked. It was such a beautiful location that I have rented there before. It’s no longer there because they tore it down, but it was such a beautiful old house that had been there for years and bought by some guys who rented it as a studio, as they also did photography and video. big beautiful cottage home with 8 bedrooms, and sat on some huge beautiful land. Pretty much what I would love to have a studio on. Well that day we pretty much had to make new plans for the shoot and just shoot inside, that I couldn’t really even use the front porch like I wanted to as well.

When we planned for her birthday shoot that same year for her first year on the team it rained pretty much that whole month, another bummer, and ended up skipping that year. Come the next year we planned for her birthday shoot and, well yeap you may be able to guess but it rained again, but we weren’t going to let that keep us this time. I had already planned on a studio shoot because I knew that it might rain. It wasn’t the studio that I wanted, but turned out to be a great studio for her shoot. I let her bring two friends to shoot with her and join in on the fun. It turned out great.

Now lets talk about this shoot I have been so over the moon with. Fast forward to the new year of 2021 and we started a few of her pictures. I knew that I wanted to try something new this year. I wanted to start taking pictures from my teens and my seniors and having a vote done for some of their pictures to the public. With that picture that was chosen, I was going to have them branded all over my printing materials to go out. Stickers, folders, cards, mailers. I actually have more teens this year then I do seniors, which is ok.

Gabby’s session also showed me just what I really wanted to focus on with my shoots. I want to focus on a lot more model like editorial shoots. We had planned this out and I send out information on what all she needed to bring to the shoot and what I was looking for. I got with Gabby about the way that she was actually going to wear her hair, and she sent me a video. I was in love as soon as I saw and already came up with some ideas. We planned four shoots in one.

Valentines was the first shoot that we had in mind, so that was pretty last min. Whew, not what usually happens , but so much other stuff was going on. Then mom and I talked about adding a little mix of black history in her shoots. The third was St. Patty’s, and then the last one was actually some jeans and a white top. Whew! ok, so lets start with the Valentines shoot! Super cute red dress she had and some hills, and also barefoot. you can’t get a pic without being barefoot lol.

I used this white umbrella from some old lighting I had and added the hearts falling from it. I then took a pic with some cut out hearts that we placed inside and then had her lift it over her so that the hearts feel out. Oh! let me not forget about the mirror ball I had been so excited to use.

Next we changed into the St. Patty’s outfit, so cute and green is so her color. She had on the long knee socks that I bought with the shirt that I added in the package for her. Certain shoots I buy the things that I need them to wear, like shirts, or socks.

We then changed into her top that had the colors for black history. We used the mirror ball for a lot of this shoot and then the chair.

After we finished with that one she went to go change and then realized that she didn’t have her white top. Now this is when things went to a different turn. I had a white button down shirt that I asked her to put on over her other top, and with the first couple of pictures she had it tied up in the front. I then sat and looked at her for a min. and I wanted something a little different that was going to stand out, so I asked her to wear a pair of earrings that I got for my style closet. OMG! I tell you how that changed up the look. I had her untie the shirt and then Bam that was the image.

Gabby was a natural in front of the camera that i really didn’t have to tell her anything. I started of the pose and then she finished it. She was so comfortable in front of the camera and you can definitely see it. As I am winding down the call for my teens, who would like to join the team, this is just something to help get them excited about, and what they will be doing. Who wouldn’t like to have their face on the front of every marketing or information going out? Talking about feeling like a model! If your a teen and want to be a part of this exciting opportunity, then now is time to get with your parents, because applications are closing on the 5th of March!

Throw Back Thursday

It’s Thursday and I am posting a throwback session. This young lady Amalia reached out to me after seeing some sessions that I had actually did with some of her friends and classmates that she knew. After Amalia reached out to me we talked and planned on a date to do a session.

Amalia talked with me about outfits and she came with this off the shoulder yellow top that fit her so well. The color really popped on her, and with the time of day which was shot at, near sunset was perfect. She wore some light stoned washed ripped jeans that helped to not take away from the top. I loved the clear hills that she wore, and that was the first thing I know I complimented her on lol. The earrings that she wore were some gold loops with a rose in the middle that matched perfectly with her top. From a distance it looks like a little yellow stone.

I knew that Amalia was nervous, just meeting me for the first time and getting in front of the camera. We chatted for a little before getting started. One thing that she did that I tell a lot of the girls to do, is to bring some flip flops, or flats that you can wear around so that your not walking in hills from location to location. Even if your use to walking in hills it helps to just change out of them for a min until getting to the next spot to put them on again. Besides, sometimes we are walking on rocks and walking through dirt and I wouldn’t want you to have your shoes all messed up or dirty before the next shoot with them on.

The location that we went to is a location that I use pretty often. Its just the setting of this location that I know can work in so many different ways, and it fits for so many different looks. We started off by the water on a bridge and then made our way over to another bridge. That sunset that was behind her was so beautiful.

At some point as you can also see she took off the hills and we just did a few shots with out them. It gave her photo a little more relaxed feel with the location of where she was sitting on top of the bridge.

Under the sitting area they have these red orange tables and they pop. With the color that she was wearing and the table, it wasn’t to much at all. I loved the mix and pop it had on her finish photo.

I loved everything about meeting Amalia, her personality and who she was. I love getting to know and meet new people. I love to capture them in front of the camera, and I love love when I can see the reaction from someone when I show them the back of the camera and they can’t believe it’s them. This boost up so much more confidence for them to relax and you will get better results and more natural smiles.

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Are you session ready

You’ve booked your session, your excited and it’s one week out till your shoot. What do you do? How do you make sure that your session ready?

First and far most after you book and choose a date, we will plan and schedule a time for your free consultation. It can be over the phone, or face time if you want to see an actual face and feel Like we are meeting in person. (We usual would meet somewhere in person and talk so that I can meet mom and the senior and get to know them more)

during this time of the consultation we will talk about outfits and shoes and other things. Now how do you make sure that your ready for your session?

1. Seven days before your shoot, all outfits should be planned out and shown to me to make sure I can find the perfect fit for your sessions. Not just that, I have to make sure it’s a location that doesn’t need a permit to shoot at. Sometimes it can take more then 24-48 hours to get permission to shoot at a location.

I have had people order an outfit saying that it will be here before the shoot, the perfect location was found to fit only to have them show up in something totally different because their outfits didn’t come on time. You may ask “what does it matter”. As a photographer a vision goes into place when we see an outfit and pick that location. Making sure you have what fits for you is what I strive for. As a matter of fact I have driven to the location I had in mind for the outfit, just to look and see where I will start and move to during the shoot, and not just that, if you have a location in mind, I also go and look to see how that location fits your outfit.

2. Make sure that all jewelry is separated and together.
keep this packed in the bag that you plan on bringing, so that you know you have everything with you. Place each pair of earrings in a separate small zip lock bag, as well as your necklaces, and any other small jewelry.

3. Make sure you stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water a week before your shoot. You will be surprised at how some water can help make your skin glow. Make sure that hair appointments and makeup appointments are at a time that won’t infer with your drive and shoot time. Also make sure that your nails aren’t to bright for your outfit.(this will cause more focus on your nails and not you.) If your wearing polish make sure that your nail polish isn’t chipped.

So lets think about the few days following up to your session. What are you going to do to make sure that you have everything and not forgetting something. The best thing to do is two days before your shoot, not the night before. Make sure that your bags are packed with all the clothes you are going to bring. make sure to hang anything up that can get wrinkled really easy. Carry clothes like that on a hanger and in a carrying bag. make sure that all your shoes, jewelry, and other small things are packed. Don’t forget any hair ties.

Bring snacks, a bottled water or something small. Trust me it helps. You would be surprised at how a photo shoot can make you a little hungry. Besides, if you are allergic to anything, you want to make sure you have what you can eat.

Think about hats, sports gear, jackets, baseball gloves, footballs, anything sports related if you play sports. All of these things help to add to your session. Girls can think about some simple added things, like hats, jackets, extra jelerwy, as well as sports gear and clothing. Your session speaks you and memories for you. There is so much more that can be added and we talk about all of that during your consultation after booking.

we also talk about what to do and not to do before your session like getting eyebrows done or hair cuts. Yes believe it or not those are some important things to talk about before your session and making sure that your session ready. Whew! I know that was a load full and I promise you that all these things play an important role in your senior session.

Ready to book? Contact me and let’s let’s talk. If you just have some basic questions send me a message or give me a call and I will be more then happy to answer any questions that you may have.


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I talked about the great benefits for the Senior ambassador model team. Now what about the teens?

I created a team for the teens to be able to enjoy some of the fun and benefits. When you sign up as a Teen ambassador you will have all the following included.


The team shoot will be the first meet up and two other meet ups in the year. This will be the meet and greet, introduce yourself shoot and headshots


This shoot will be you and a best friend. It’s always nice to have a Bestfriend included. We will either choose on location or studio for the shoot.


This is a new shoot I’m adding this year! I’m creating some giant candy and we are going to have a full on shoot!! Yay!

But we are doing GIANT candy!!! Does this excite you? It definitely does for me!

(not my photo)


I want this shoot to pretty much speak what it says. This here is my biggest motto! Being who you are and happy with you! So if you want to be basic then basic it is, sweat pants? Sure why not!

Photo by cottonbro on

5. P.J’s and popcorn!

Yeap, pj’s and popcorn for a shoot! We are talking about a shoot with pillow fights and popcorn. Pretty much a slumber party session!

6. Birthday shoot!

yes you also get the added fun of a birthday shoot as well. There is nothing like having a photo session of your birthday the way you want.
(and it come with a box of goodies)

And more! So what are you waiting for? Come join the teen ambassador model team and have some fun with some year round shoots! Oh and I forgot to mention that at the end of the year there is a magazine look book full of the years shoot images inside available for purchase! Can’t wait to see you on the team!

Model Teams

Have you been in the fence about joining the team? Have you had questions about what it’s really about when we say apply to be an ambassador? Well guess what? I’m about to lay it out in a little detail exactly what it’s all about. Ready to have some information you can share with your parents so that you can have them contact me about joining the team, then get ready for a little insight.

I have added some great things this year and still adding so what you see listed here is just going to be the beginning of it. Say what!! Yeap!

  1. So let’s start off with the benefits you will get through the year. Studio and outdoors, studio takeover, their senior session and opportunities for any special shoot ideas or promotions.
    The team shoot is the first shoot we do with everyone together in the first shoot out meet up! This shoot usually is an all day shoot!(yes food is included with goodie bags) shoot comes with four different outfits, one that will be team shorts shorts and knee socks!


This shoot will be 3 hours long and well you guessed it! We are going for the model look. Oohhh yeah!


This shoot will include the Volvo van with a boho look added. This shoot will also last at least 3 hours on a location that will fit the van and the look.


Anywhere from 3 hours to 5 hour shoot, you will get to takeover the studio with 4-5 of your friends each of you changing into either 3 outfits or a theme shoot! You will be able to choose dates for your shoot from the calendar provided. That day will be set aside for you and your friends.


All of our Senior Ambassador Models will get a senior session booked to their date, and up to a five hour shoot. This will include your cap and gown session as well.


Who doesn’t love denim? We will have an all denim shoot scheduled for all the ambassadors on the team.


I’m adding this in this year for you to be able to get your prom pics taken with at least two of your friends or your sweetheart. Prom dates are booked at a certain time only and we will talk about this more once joining


This is some of the teams best feature. You get to get your Birthday shoot done! I require this shoot to be done at least three weeks out before your actual birthday, so if it’s something you know you want to do we plan this ahead of time.

Now! If this made you excited, there is still a few more shoots included as well. Once you have spoken to your parents and you apply we will set up a consultation and talk about all the shoots and plan your dates for your birthday shoot if you choose, and everything else. I usually have a calendar planned out with the dates outlined so that everyone can see the dates. This is the time to ask any questions you may have about the team and the experience.

I am booking 2022, 2023 Seniors for the team.

If your reading this and and your not in that group yet, don’t feel bad because I have a team for the teens as well and if you want to know more about that then stay tuned because I have a blog post coming real soon!

Year in Review

As we all know and keep hearing, is that 2020 was a year. It was a year of challenges and so much more. It took the world in a different direction as well, because here we are now living lives on a daily wearing masks that is now a part of our everyday wardrobe. Not to mention gloves and anything else there is to protect us. No matter how hot it is, we as photographers are wearing masks as we do our sessions outside in the heat, as well as other business that have to be in close contact with clients and customers.

Even though 2020 wasn’t that kind to us depending on how we look at it, there are still things to celebrate. Some people have found what works for them, like starting their own businesses and much more.

I took the time to put 2020 in a small review of some of my favorite images from the year. I’m so excited fir what 2021 has in store and what new things can be created and stepping out my comfort zone to do more with my seniors and teen models. take a look below and just view a few of my favorites from 2020.

These are just a few of the favorites from 2020. As I look to make 2021 a great year don’t forget about getting your senior session done. Busy season is coming up and you do t want to scramble looking for a photographer.

First model team

Let’s get this throwback Thursday started shall we!

The first time that I put a crew together, I had my daughter in high school and it was the best time to really start getting a Senior and teen team together. I used most of her close friends, got with their parents and talked to them about what I was looking for. Once I explained what I was doing they were all in. Our very first shoot I planned out and sent all the information of what to wear and what to bring for each outfit change. I had shirts made and then had socks that matched, but I had them wear either black or white shorts depending on the shirts that was assigned to them.

From the shorts I had them do a casual outfit of their choice and then had them do a dressy outfit of their choice. The location was at this old house that was built was before the 70’s but was kept up so well and sat on so much land way off the street. A couple of guys had bought it and then rented it out as a studio.

This location was the perfect spot, and they called it coyote crossing. The staff was so friendly and attended to any and everything that we needed. I rented it out for a full day shoot, 6 hours all planned out. We stopped in teen for lunch and then afterwards finished off. I had bought this chair with me that I got for a steal for $10.00 and online sold for over $100.00

For the first shoot everything worked out on schedule and perfectly according to plan. I literally got exactly what I wanted from the girls. After pictures were posted they went to school showing them off and reposting. When their prints came back they showed them off at school as well. From there I was hooked on my model ambassador team and what they brought to the table.

starting a new year I have put so much other things in place and I have so many things planned this year for my team. Speaking of teams, if you haven’t signed up or on the fence about signing up, get with your parents and have them contact me so that I can tell them all the exciting things I have in store. Once the applications close, I will be sending out the team packages full of goodies, including a plan sheet for all the shoots. It’s nothing like getting a package in the mail with a team shirt, other goodies for the first big shoot, and just extra goodies, the magazine for what to expect being on the team and all the perks that come along with it! Go ahead! Have your parents reach out to me ASAP. Don’t miss out on all the extra you get just for being on the team that no one else will get!


Let’s talk about this session with Benjamin. We had a shoot scheduled at the start of December and was hoping that the weather was going to be nice because we had ran into a lot of rain that week. Our shoot was in the morning, a time I love since it’s not that crowed depending on the location of the shoot.

The day turned out to be nice, a little cool starting off, but turned out so nice. We headed down to Herman park. I arrived about an hour and a half before my client to make sure that all the spots that I wanted to use was still good being that it had rained that morning. Besides I like to get my route together so that we have a smooth time and know where to start and where we will end which is usually back at the starting point so that we don’t have to walk all the way back to get to the car.

Benjamin came already ready with his first outfit, which was black jeans, a black shirt and a blue Jean long sleeve button down shirt over it opened up so that you can see the black shirt. I explained pretty much how the shoot was going to go and how we were going to start in one location and then end up at the last spot to finish off the shoot. His mom went to the car to get the rest of his things while we walked and went to the first location to start the shoot. We started off just me testing my camera, and then just got into the shoot. I have to say that Benjamin was not shy at all.

Benjamin came ready and when I say ready I mean ready. This young man was like a model which I kept telling him every time I snapped the camera lol. I love to see guys come out and kill their session.

I even had mom help out in the first part of the shoot. Yeap I will use any and everyone for me to get the shot. It’s also nice to have the parents involved as well.

After we wrapped up the first part of the shoot with Benjamin’s first outfit, we moved on to the next location and I had him change into the next outfit. He even asked me which top to wear with the pants he choose. I loved the color of his pants because they were a mustard colored yellow with black strips and then a black shirt. The pants really popped on him and worked perfect with the lighting we had.

It was so nice to be able to be at the park and not have a lot of people to walk around or shoot around. He was so good at what he did, it just wasn’t hard to have him pose or give me the look.

We shot for about three hours and that time flew by like we were only there for 30min. I honestly wish I have known him sooner to have him on my Senior Ambassador team. Just take the time to look at some more of his gallery posted below. I was so very honored to have taken Benjamin’s Senior session and I thank his mom Kenya for reaching out to me.

Your senior pictures are a reflection of you and a memory that shouldn’t be overlooked or forgotten. Don’t skip out getting your senior pictures taken by a professional, by taking selfie’s. Have an experience you won’t forget and book a senior session. I look forward to meeting you.

What’s a team Ambassador

Have you seen Someone you may know who is always on my page with pictures taken or is always posting pictures from a session and getting a birthday shoot done?

If you see them all the time popping up on my page is probably because they are a Part of my ambassador team. A what team? An ambassador. Do you ever get those little post or messages on your page from random companies who’s looking for someone just like you to wear their glasses, jewelry, or clothes to be featured on their site?

Well upon applying and getting picked it’s all about fun fun fun. I look for people who are energetic, loves to make new friends and just want to be themselves, as well as willing to dress up for different types of fun shoots. Anyone who fits that has the opportunity to apply and have a chance at being an ambassador, and get this! The only thing that is mainly required is that you post your pics from your shoots! What! Yeap, mainly posting and tagging me. I have had some fun girls on the team, and their friends are always asking them, who did your pictures, or how are you getting all these pictures taken. There are of course more perks then what’s already included.

So just a little of some of the main perks that will come with being a part of the team. You get a schedule that will give you dates and amount of shoots through the year..This gives time for planning. We will have the main meet up shoot first that everyone loves the most.

You will get fun shoots, summer pool, Valentines, Christmas etc, and each year it will change. We are also planning a destination shoot next year to Austin!

You will get a free birthday shoot catered to you! And get this, there is something extra special you will get with your birthday shoot! I will leave that one a surprise. You have the opportunity to get featured by big time senior pages who feature in magazines! These magazines are worldwide! Who doesn’t want to be in a magazine!

So what are you waiting for? If your looking to be a part of something fun and exciting then this is for you. I will be opening applications up really soon, and I promise that you don’t want to miss this years team experience. Once applications are closed I won’t take anyone till the following year. Oh and if your a senior being on the team as bigger perks!

For The Guys

Let’s face it. Guys are usually there for their senior session either because their parents want them to have them done, or they really want to be there. You don’t have to be all dressed up for your senior session. I know that some parents want to see those photos with their sons all dressed up in a nice suit posed and perfect. Remember that this is your session, and you should also have that say as to how you want to look for them. If you aren’t into all the suites, but like to be just dressed down and yourself, that’s ok.

After your all booked for you session we will have the consultaion, we will talk about your outfit ideas and what you want to do. Think about if you want to have props with you, like if you play football, baseball or any other sports that you might want to bring with you that will fit. now don’t get me wrong, yes this is your session, but you do want to have a verity of pictures for your session, and you do want to have something that speaks you. Let’s face it, your parents are also the ones setting this session up for you as well. Be sure to have your taste in the session.

We will talk about clothing ideas and everything that falls in line with it. You will get a welcome packet that tells you all about your session and how to be ready. I will find the best location that fits your style so that we can bring out the best in you and your session. I also get information from you that tells me a little more about you, and some of the things that you like to do. We want to make sure that we are capturing you in the best way, not just for you but also for your parents. Guys to me are fun to shoot. I know that a lot of times, people say that guys are hard to photography.

I photographed my nephew for his senior pictures and I had a great time. I also photographed a you guy who had a great time in front of the camera. I will be honest, I don’t get to may guys, but when I do I love to have fun with them and get them out the comfort zone to be themselves.

Take the session below for instance. He came with the outfits that he had in mind. He brought a suit because he knew that he wanted at least one formal, and to be honest, that was the outfit that we had the most fun with and that he just let go and had the best time in. This is also the outfit that got him the most attention on all my social media accounts and got featured in magazines, blog post and featured on senior sites that showcase seniors from all around the world.

It brought me so much joy to have a guy featured so much and capture the eye of so many people and pages. When I shoot, this is something that I also strive for. I want to showcase the guys as much as the females are showcased. Just think about what it is that you want for your session, and think about the look that you are going for. Downtown with buildings, something a little less city like? There are some great shots that can be gathered from downtown, or even maybe you want something more in the studio.

We talk about all of this with you and your parents, so that we can have an understanding, and so that I can see or have an idea of the type of outfits that you may want to have so that I can start thinking of the perfect location for you. Don’t think of your senior session just another boring picture session with someone you don’t know and having to figure out how to make it work. Think about your senior session as just a another day to have fun and forget that you are even in front of the camera, unless you like to feel like a model and be the center of attention.

Start thinking ahead and lets chat and talk about if we may be the perfect fit for your senior session.

Throwback Thursday

When we did this session I picked this location because I love the field that is located here. I didn’t know that the fields had started to bloom. I had a view for one of the other areas that is over there, because she had an outfit that was for a skateboard we were using. She bought two other outfits to change into and they turned out to be perfect for the fields. We had started off in this mustard yellow top and a skirt.

When we first arrived is when we walked towards the back of this walking park. The fields were high with these flowers and it was beautiful. We came right around golden hour, and oh my, it was beautiful with the setting. I had my cousin with me to help out. She was there to help hold up the reflector and some other things.

One thing about Haliey is that she is willing to do anything, and to get the shots with her are so easy. I’m always worried about the grass and some of the things that we have to look out for, but I also worry about my clients, because I would hate for them to break out due to grass or maybe the flowers that are in the fields, but she is always willing to lay down or anything that I ask her to do. This session had turned out so good that this was an image that was featured in a Houston Magazine (voyage).

The way that the sun was setting came at the perfect time Setting on her, and she has these beautiful blue eyes. I just really love to have her in front of my camera for so many reasons. I’m going to give you a little background about Haiely. I first started photographing her with a friend of hers. She then became a member of my team, and after she joined we did another session of her. The first time she didn’t really know what to expect, but who does. Then she came to the next one and she came out ready to rock. I can say that she really wasn’t camera shy at all. I wasn’t worried about that. I could tell the confidence did pick up, and I love that when I get to photography clients. I just love to see the pick me up they gain.

So fast forward to this shoot. After we set in with the first outfit she changed into the second outfit that she had, which was a yellow body suit and then these black 70’s shorts.
We took the skateboard and sat in a few areas and then used the field to help settle some of the other photos. She then changed into a black bodysuit with this sheer dress. Very unique, but it was perfect!
This one below is one of my favorites.

We took advantage of the full sunset and location till the light was gone and I got what I wanted. The fact that this is truly her style just blew me away. The dress would of been something I would not have thought of. Sometimes my clients ideas and visions are more then perfect for the shot, and hers was. Thanks for reading up on the a Throwback Thursday blog post!

Studio Vs Location

Which best fits you?

When it comes to your senior session, you have a choice to have your session done inside a studio or outside. there is also an option to have them both if that’s what you would prefer. So the question is which best fits you. Now don’t get me wrong, because to be honest I love them both. there are also the pro’s and con’s to them both as well. Let’s talk about them and see what you may like at the end.

Let’s start off with location sessions. The thing I love about an on location session is that you have such a large range of verity. When the location is picked, its based off the outfits that you choose to have for your session. With that location so many other locations in that one can be found and used. I love the natural light from being outside.

I really love that golden hour in the summer time when the sun is just at the peek of setting. There is so much beauty doing natural light photography, and finding the spot for you.

The down fall for outdoor photography is trying to predict the weather. You may have the perfect day and the perfect location, and with all this crazy Houston weather it may deciede to rain at any giving time, no notice and then your session has to be rescheduled for another day. I just hate to have to have all the work done, as far as makeup and hair just to have the weather come and rain on the good times.

Then we think about studio sessions. I like studio because aside from rain or sunshine you are able to still shoot. You can do a lot in studio as well. You don’t have to be limited to the creativity just because you are inside. Your in the cool AC, you have an on location changing area instead of the changing tent(which works wonders).

You are limited to the different secenary that you may be able to get compared to being outside. Studio allows for me to be able to get some clean shots in a way that outside does not allow me to, but outside allows me to get such beautiful natural captures of you in a way that the studio does not allow.

When I’m looking for something with some lovely greenery in the summer or spring, like the fields of flowers, or maybe a downtown setting with some buildings in the background, or even some color like the color walls that are all painted, then I will choose a natural light session outside. You can even add in all the props if you play sports.

When I want something a little different like something really clean, or maybe a different kind of set up, modeling look, then I will choose to have my session inside of a studio. Inside studio I love to have props like a huge couch that you can lay or sit on and look natural. Not to mention the holiday setting for Christina’s trees and slumber party shoots. can always use backdrops inside that helps to give a different feel as well.

So you may ask me which do I prefer when it comes to taking pictures for a session, and to be honest I would choose them both for so many different reasons. I love to have so many different looks to add to a session and give the oppuritiny for different looks for you to choose from. Think about them and then think about what you would rather have. Would you rather inside, outside or both. The choice is yours. after all it is your senior session and it’s going to be the memories that you have for yourself and a life time to come.

When choosing both locations, you give yourself an opportunity for so many open options for your session. Just be sure to mention which best works for you when filling out the questionnaire form after booking your session.

Destination shoots

Have you heard the news yet? If you are joining the blog because you was reading the post from Instagram then you already know what I’m talking about. If you are just joining the blog then sit back and take a min to see what’s going on.

I have announced that I was opening back up my teen and Senior applications to be a PLP ambassador. What is a PLP ambassador? Omg, only the best thing that you can want to be a part of. You get to be a part of a team where you get special inside information, a number of special photo shoots Throughout the year, free birthday session added with a magazine, and so much more.

Now with that being said, I am adding on destination shoots, and I have a perfect location that it’s going to take place. A destination shoot takes place somewhere other then here in the Houston area.

the first shoot I have in mind is in Austin Texas at this beautiful location called the Sekrit Theater! This location will be a stylish shoot, dresses to fit the location, as well as an outfit change, that you bring. We will be spending a weekend out that way, that means leaving on a Friday and returning on a Sunday, giving us the full day Saturday to shoot, and some time to go out and eat, enjoy some scenery and plenty of selfies for memories! How cool does that sound.

Applications will be opening soon, once they close, it’s closed till the next time I open up applications. Not to mention it ,ay not be the same location for the destination shoot. Once I close the applications and as of now I haven’t mentioned when it will be closing, but it will be opening up pretty soon, so keep watching for that update.

I am more then excited to bring this feature along to add this year.

Another cool thing is after it’s closed and all applications are in a packet with so much information including details for the destination shoot will be sent out. Hint(it’s full of goodies).

If you have any questions before applications open, send me an email at

An Accomplishment

So, lets start off as to why I named this blog post “An Accomplishment”.


This blog post is one that I started back in May when my daughter actually graduated. I never finished it. Well let me rephrase that. I pretty much finished it, but never went the extra step to publish it, so I came back to rewrite about it. I’m sure your wondering why, right? Okay so let me tell you.

As photographers when we decide on what we are going to post, we want to make sure that it’s the right content. We want to make sure that what we post isn’t something that our clients or anyone that we are trying to reach is going to NOT want to see. Did you understand that part? If not let me try to make a little scense of it. We want to post the best of our work. We want to make everything in our feed perfect. When I took on a I honstely didn’t think about “what if one of the girls got pregent” The question of , do you keep them on your team? My daughter is my only daughter out of three boys, and she is the second to last child. I knew that it would be a great start at that time because she was in high school and of course she knew people.

So let’s just say that I believe that everyone should be treated the same.I will say that  if I had a Senior that was on my team who ended up pregnat that I would keep them on the team, I would not feel right to single them out and have them leave my team. I think that there is a lesson and a greater bond that is formed. I think about how they must already be feeling. I told my daughter that, that at that time she was going to find out who her true friends were at that time. She had a different path and responsibly then they did, but a true friend was going to be there no matter what. Well she truly does have those friends.
(Photo of her 8 1/2 months pregnant)


Senior year came and actually she got pregnate towards the end of her jounior year due in Nov of 2019. Went the whole summer which is cool, but what about when school started back? One thing I can say for sure is that she had the best counslor and principle, even though I feel like I got a phone call from them every single day at work because of one thing or another lol, but they were her backbone at school talking to her and guiding her, letting her know that they were routing for her. I can tell you that there are counslors out there that aren’t really talking to these students like they should, but I can tell you that hers were. I think I made two new best friends. Her counsler was shocked at how much my daughter actually talked to me, and I say that because when she first called me and talked to me about my daughter being pregnat I already knew about it. She was so relived when she asked me how I felt about it because she knew my daughter felt I was disappointed. I say that as to say as a mother we want our little girls to go through high school to enjoy and to hope not to get pregnat in the running, but to finish school first and to have the chance to live and enjoy life first. My response to her counsler was ” I can’t control what happens, we raise our kids what’s right and wrong, but they have a mind of their own.  what’s done is done, I’m hurt but I am always here for my daughter and she will have the support no mater what.” I promise she said that she was so relived to here that because you have some parents who will disown them or want nothing to do with them.


Fast forward, Senior year going to the Doc. missing some of school, ugh that wasn’t the best, not to mention me missing work as well.. How hard it was for her? Lets just say at four months the baby had already dropped head down, yes and he was in position like he was ready to come, her Doc. was nervous about early delivery. At four months we had to start going to the Doc. every single week, and that’s suppose to be in your 9th month. On top of that, for some reason her body wouldn’t hold water. They had her drink a gallon of water a day, and that still didn’t help. At one point we thought maybe her water was leaking but it wasn’t. Then there were a few times that at the Doc office they sent us to the ER to have her admitted to get fluids. That only lasted enough to go to her next visit the next week. Finally the Doc took her out of school and had her stay home, but not bed rest. Just didn’t want her doing all the walking at school so that he would’t deciede to come early. The school set it up so that she had a teacher come every week twice a week to the house to do studies with her. Again I had to be home when she came because they needed an adult there if something happened. Again more time I had to arrange from work.


Her teachers, counsoler, and principle called to check on her all the time. Come Nov. we went to the Doc. they did the ultrasound like they did every week, set her up on the monitor to monitor his heart and movement like they did every week, and when the Doc. came in the room all she said was “Today is the day” She wanted her to go at least another week but the water level was to low and she wanted to go ahead and deliver. We headed home to get her bag and got her something to eat and to the hospital we went. I was really hoping for him to come on the 12th for my dads birthday, which may I add could of happened, but after all the time she took to eat and just chill before they put the IV to start the contractions, it went a little over. Also this little boy wouldn’t come out because he had his hand positioned right on his cheek. Easy delivery, coming on the 13th. Close enough for me.

I tell this story for two reasons, one, yes 2020 has started off crazy, school started back and I know that it’s still crazy, it’s not the same.  As a senior I already know so many things will be effected until, and that’s a huge until things start to get back to normal, which it slowly is. Don’t get upset or discouraged. Your a senior and your almost done! That alone is huge! Two I am so very proud as a mother to have seen the hard work my daughter went through to make it till the very end, even after getting pregnant, not being able to go the first semester and then going back second semester with the baby, just to have to end the school year during spring break and online. Then for graduation only able to invite four people, when you have a family you would like to be there, and have to pick and choose.

I truly am proud of all the graduates of 2020. They had it rough and their year will always be remembered.2EAF3AF4-0A97-4241-9081-43ADB4FD9D5976674F1F-3F90-47A3-BFAE-E2BD7740E48E8E141CA6-8159-4FC3-BBC7-7C95D8820713

“My mommy did it, and she did it for us”

Gabby’s 15th Birthday shootout!

Let’s start off to say that when I first wanted Gabby on my Teen Ambassordeor them was about three years ago. I met her mom at Wal-Mart, and it was more of something customer service related. One day we both ended up at the fuel station. She had both her daughter and her son with her. gabby’s height is what cough my attention, aside from her beauty. I mad the comment of how tall she was, because mind you I’m tall myself. I asked how old she was, and at that time she was 13 going on 14. We got into the conversation about height and I just took it and asked her about shooting. Mom at first wasn’t into the idea about any modeling shoots, until I explained a little more about me and my business. We had talked and tried to make some plans to get her shoot done for her.

Let me tell you. It rained and rained, and of course that took the plans away for her first birthday shoot. The nest year I was able to get her to the shoot out that I usually have for all the new members on the team that join. Gabby was shy, being that she didn’t know anyone, but met some of my senior girls. We had planned and tried to get some more shots in. but time and all other activites just was not lining up with us. We planned again for her birthday in September, and guess what? Yeap! We got more rain. More plans gone.

Ok, now we come into 2020, a new year, creating and choseing a new team. Planning for the grand shoot out and lets just say, well…. we get this thing called Covid-19 that shuts down everything. The whole school year and all. So now here we are sitting at home, nothing more to do, shoots shut down not being able to be in contact with people. Then a little window opens. Here we are in September and we are allowed to shoot, but the photographers have to have on a mask. That’s fine with me. I will be hot and can barley talk.

Got with mom and we planned agin for a shoot, and this time with the way things were stating to look with all these tropical storms coming through, was going to look like another rainy month. I booked a studio because I really wanted to get this done for Gabby,as well as get her back in front of the camera. The morning started off ok, nice and cool, and then mom text me asking if we were going to still be able to do the shoot. I was not about to cancel this one. I told her to make sure the girls wrapped their hair or anything else if it was raining till we got to the studio. As we headed that way, the weather was starting to get pretty bad.

We made it though. And let me tell you that it was worth it. I mean come on things happen for a reason.

So I had Gabby invite two of her friends to be in the shoot with her. I knew that we didn’t have a lot of time to shoot like we could of. Being that she is on my team, I wanted her to have a good time and to have fun. Besides, this is her 15th birthday, and she deserves to have a great time with some friends. I also knew that this would help to calm nerves and to make her a little more comfortable in front of the camera instead of being just her shooting alone.

When everyone arrived, the girls started getting their makeup together and small touchups and then started to get dressed. Her two friends had a little more time to get ready, as Gabby started with her first outfit, which was this cute little black tule dress that she picked up at a small boutique while she was Calfornia for the summer. The perfect little outfit, with her hair worn down in all these curles. The first shoot was all about gabby. We did her shots and then added a little behind the scense with a lot of the shooting. I just placed my Ipad on record and just got shots here and there for them. I even had her friends join in one of the first shoots. I wanted them to be placing her crown on her head. It’s almost like she was reading my mind because I was for sure thinking to have a crown.

In the middle of the first shoot I had a second shooter come in and help take some different shots. I had Gabby change into her next outfit, which was matching with the girls in white tops and ripped jeans. I moved them over to the couch and we took some shots there. I had the girls just act themselves and do what they wanted so that I could just capture some natural laughs from them. After that I had them move to the open floor and got some black feathers and gave them all some and had them throw them in the air. I then got some more of Gabby alone by the couch sitting on the floor. As she was sitting there and I got the shots I wanted, Cory, my second shooter was making her laugh and I really got some great shots of her smiling which I know parents love to have. (and mom did ask if I got any of her smiling).

The idea with her reading the magazine was Cory’s. We tried it out and actually got some great captures. The girls then went to change into their last outfits, and while they were in the middle of changing mom came back with some pizza and wing stop for the win. The girls changed and got a bit to eat at the same time while doing any little touch ups. We finished Up on a pink backdrop with the girls in their black and white plaid. The idea for the outfits came from clueless. These girls were flawless. Once again I got them on the backdrop and let them just kind of do them. I didn’t direct a lot of poses because I wanted more natural from them. At one point the girls were kind of doing a balloon fight. I had them lay on their stomachs for a pose, I had them hug like they loved one another, and towards the end Cory had them lay on their backs. We had them pull their phones out and play with them and take selfies, that was posed enough for me so that I could get the natural laughs. We finished up pretty much a good 15 min so that we could clean up get their things together and eat a little. I had such a great time doing her birthday session. I really enjoyed capturing these moments, for these are memories to last a life time.
I added some unedited images so that you could see some of the behind the scene shoots!

Birthday Sessions

How many times have I talked about Birthday sessions?

If I have said it one time I’m going to go ahead and say it again. birthday sessions are a great way to show off and announce your Birthday with a BANG! Let me tell you what I love about these birthday sessions. These sessions are fun and exciting, rewarding, different and showcasing. I love the fact that you can have a whole session done for your special born day, just to get up and post all of them to announce it and let everyone awe in wishing you a happy Birthday.


I offer the Birthday sessions free when you are a member of my team, but I also offer the birthday sessions separate as well. I do request these to be booked and done at least three weeks in advance for editing because I offer an unlimited amount of outfits that you can change into in about a 4-5 hour time frame.


Now lets talk about this session that I did of a former senior of mine who just graduated this past spring. Raven is one who will come and get her pictures done, and I am always excited to do her session because she never disapoints when she plans or come for her session. Usually we would have planned this out by the first of the month and would have had the shoot done about three weeks earlier, but this time it was planned a little later, but we still got it done and I have to say it was still perfect.


So Raven had started off by sending me the ideas that she had for the shoot, and I have to say that the things that she picked out were awesome. She wanted to have something that was a little different then what she would usually do. For The first outfit she wore these stone washed ripped jeans that were all ripped at the bottom, and then she added this Selena looking top that she found that had some beautiful silver sequence to it with the beads hanging down in the front as well. we took the shoots inside and outside as the rain gave us a chance to go out. As it turned out the weather for the whole weekend was suppose to be rain. That was not going to stop us even if we had to do all the shoots and outfits indoors. She bought a cake and we used that in the shoot. When we headed outside I wanted to use the balloons in the shoot in another way then just her holding them, so I had her friend hold the balloons while Raven posed with the cake and I shot between the balloons as the wind blew them.


We Were just really lucky to get some Outside shoot time with no rain.

The second outfit, she had these dark jeans with a silver chain hanging and this lime color top that was almost like a bra and then over it she wore this fishnet body suite.We took a few of these inside and then headed outside for some more shots since we still had some sun shining. now as we started to shoot it started to sprinkle just a little, and I asking for it to hold off. it held off enough for us to get some of the outside shots in.


We wanted to makes sure that we got a few outside, but was also scared of the rain just coming down on us.



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Lastly I had her change into her last outfit. Raven and her friend made this skirt and added a black body suite. now at first it was a plan to only make the skirt blue which is her favorite color, but because stores are out of so much stuff, she ended up adding some black into it, and I’m so glad that she did. We both think that it looked better with the two colors added together. When she came out from changing I told her she needed a necklace, and she was like” oh yeah I have one!” Come to find out she forgot it, so I pulled out the jewelry from my styles closet and gave her a black Chocker that worked perfectly.



Now as we started inside with this shoot I kept looking outside to make sure that we still had some sun to shoot this outside which is what we both wanted the most. Well just as we started to finish off I looked outside and all of a sudden it was pouring down outside. In the meantime we tried to wait it out, but it wasn’t working so we headed outside and tried to get some shots just on the porch. Then we went downstairs to try and get something. By that time, it started to clear up and as I was asking her if she wanted to go in the street with the skirt because I knew that it was going to gt wet with how long it was, she had said yes, and all of a sudden it just started to rain all over again. We were both just like wow!


With the overall shoot even with all the rain we were very happy with how thee whole shoot came out for her. I don’t usually post any sneak peeks for my Birthday shoots, but I did. I was telling Raven how good her shoot came out and I really wanted to show something off, so we both decided to go ahead and have one posted. Well if you follow my Instagram then you will know that it was actually two photos posted as a sneak peek.



Happy 18th Birthday to you Raven and enjoy your day to the fullest!!!

Throwback Thursday Friendship session

What day is it? Today is Thursday and although I usually have a throwback up, I missed a few, but up today with a throwback friendship session.

Did you know that you can also get a session with a best friend, a close friend, or even a siblings session done when you book with me? I love the friendship sessions, they mean so much. Yes I’m sure you have plenty of selfies and other pics of you and your best friend, but have you ever had a professional session with your best friend, or even just a good friend? They are so much different then just your original selfies. They are fun, meaningful, and a session you will cherish for a lifetime. I will be honest and say I really wish I had a session like this done with my Best friend.



it can be a pool session, or just a regular session. This one right here was one that my daughter and her friend wanted together and we had such a great time and plenty of laughs all in between this session.

the girls had decided to wear some colors that are similar to one another, the mustard yellow was perfect for the weather outside and the beautiful summer day that it was.


In the session below, I did another friendship session with two young ladies and it Was early in the morning when we went and did this session, and I loved everything about it. These two young ladies had been friends for a long time, as a matter of fact since they were little. Maria came in this beautiful red top that matched so perfect with her dark long black hair and Fiorella came with this black top and some olive green pants. Now the thing about this location and the time of the session, was that it was still a little cool in the mornings, we are looking about going early in the spring, just before the days started to get perfect. I actually shot this right before I had to go to work. We had the location to ourselves, as nothing was open at the time, and I got to use to location to my liking. I wanted something that was going to speak on the friendship.



I had them sit at the table and both have their phones out as if they were talking to one another and looking at something on their phone. I loved how they actually played that out. It’s really funny how they can actually start laughing themselves just by looking at one another and pretending. I love natural laughs, and they make for sure the best image.

Once I got the ones that I wanted of them together sitting at the table and walking, I then got some of them alone so that I could get a few different images as well as letting them showcase some of their own personality in their own photos.

I think that friendships are one in a million, and to me I would love to have a session with a true friend that I could keep and charish. Anyone can take a thousand seflies together but there is something diffrenet about a professional shoot with a bestfriend or even with your sister or brother that is like your best friend.


I did a session of these two young lady’s that are sisters but they are so close together. I have always loved the bond that these two share as sisters, as siblings, because most siblings don’t have the friendship and closeness with one another the way that it should be. I’m a big believer in family and the bond that they should have.


If you have ever thought about having a session with a close friend or your sibling who may be that best friend, then think about it no more and just have it done. You really won’t retreat them them done!


Kat’s Senior Session


Man so many sessions were put on hold, but I am working them out. This is a session I did of Kat. who I had booked with in Nov. of last year. Just like some of he other sessions, we had planned for the spring when it was going to be nice and cool(maybe) and at the same time some sun to help bring some beautiful natural light.


Well of course like we all know that didn’t work out like planned either. Finally we were able to get a date together to meet up and shoot. I was excited to meet kat and her mother. We had one date picked and ready, but then we got rain all week, so ended up looking for another date, and that one worked. we picked a time that wouldn’t be to hot after all the rain. That didn’t work out that way either because as the day started it was nice and cool, but as the time got closer to shoot, oh my gosh! Yes the sun started to come out and that heat started the beam on in.



As we got started kat started off with her jeans and a white tee, and she added a striped button down shirt to go over it. I wanted to start off with the stairs which would be an easy pose to just warm up in front of the camera. I mean in this location there is so many places to take some great shots at.