Nothing better than a little Sunday afternoon snuggle time with your newest little one. So glad we captured these sweet moments for you, M family. And this is just the beginning — can’t wait to show them all to you!
I am so excited to unveil the new album option I am adding to the 2011 Lauren Reynolds Photography product lineup. I picked up the one I designed for some of our family pictures just yesterday, and I have been itching to show it to you. I am so in love with it. The quality of the construction and thickness of the pages is unsurpassed, and the cover is heaven to touch. There are many cover materials to choose from — you don’t have to go with one as bold as the “red viper” that I chose. And that cameo on the front — it’s printed on metal, how cool is that?!
They are so sturdy that I didn’t mind a bit when my 4-year-old and 2-year-old wanted to sit down together to flip the pages!
So I must admit that I was a wee bit nervous about my first set of newborn twins. Newborn sessions under the best of circumstances can take quite a bit of time and patience, and I really had no idea what to expect with two! And these two cuties did give us a run for our money at first. They were quite alert, not interested at all in sleeping for me. But as soon as we put them together, they were completely at ease. It was as if they were back where they belonged, together. What precious little angels.
Miss. C is five, and boy did she and her friends have fun celebrating Texas style at the McKinney, Texas Storybook Ranch! There was bouncing, sliding, horseback riding, a pinata, delicious cake, and my personal favorite, the Pettin’ Zoo. Just be careful, though, if you are lucky enough to visit this particular Pettin’ Zoo, not to wear your camera bag around the goats. They can get slightly aggressive when they mistakenly take it for a feed sack!
Happy 5th birthday Miss. C! Thank you for trusting me to capture your special celebration!
Classic beauty, classic monogrammed dresses and the perfect classic setting…I just love the feel we got from our session on Saturday. And only in Texas can you wear sleeveless dresses and go barefoot in February! What a welcomed relief from all the snow and ice we’ve had this month. So glad I was able to spend some of the beautiful weather we had over the weekend with these sweet sisters, who clearly love each other dearly.
Before all the holiday craziness hit, my son and I were guests at the most fabulous Fancy Nancy birthday party. He loves an excuse to wear his bow tie (really, he does!), so I knew this party would be a huge hit. And it certainly did not disappoint. Mom thought of every last fancy detail.
It really was a fabulous soiree, complete with a fantastic art project (which is so near and dear to my heart since art is not always top on my energetic boy’s list!), yummy cupcakes, very special friends, all in the most lovely and quaint art studio. And the top hat, well…let’s just say we wore that thing out!
Miss. E, we hope you had as much fun at your 5th birthday party as we did! We loved dressing up and being fancy with you!!
And the winner of the Top 10 of 2010 Contest is…. “The Secret!”
Congratulations to the winning family! I’ll be in touch soon with your free 11×14 wall portrait, and I look forward to seeing you again in 2011! Thank you to everyone who participated — such a fun way to close out a great year. Can’t wait to see what this next year will bring. Thank you again for trusting me to capture your memories.
And just for fun…our second place runner up was “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.”
Followed in third place by “The Sweet Kiss.”
Not too long ago, I posted some pictures from my session with these two adorable sisters and their baby brother HERE. I was preparing their CD this past week and came across the picture below. I had to check twice to make sure that I really had not edited it! What a perfect display of their sweet bond as sisters. Well, needless to say, it made it’s way onto their CD, and I loved it so much that it was included in my Top 10 of 2010 Contest. Don’t forget that voting ends tomorrow night at midnight. It’s so close right now; I, for one, can’t wait to see who wins!
What a fantastic year 2010 was for me! I am truly thankful to all of my wonderful clients who trusted me to capture what is special about each of you. And to officially show my gratitude, let’s finish the first month of 2011 off with a contest and some prizes! It was very hard to do, but I have picked the “Top Ten” images from 2010, and now you get to vote for your favorite. The image that receives the most votes by midnight on January 31, 2011 will receive an 11×14 wall portrait of the winning image and a complimentary session with Lauren to be used any time in 2011! And my favorites certainly weren’t limited to these ten. Don’t miss the slideshow at the end of this post showing all my favorites from throughout the year. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Now, for the fine print and voting…
~ Contest will run through Januay 31, 2010 at midnight CST.
~ No multiple voting. Only one vote per IP address will be counted.
~ No substitutions.
~ No purchase necessary to win.
And Lauren Reynolds Photography’s first annual year-end review…