Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Vanek Family!

In October (yes, I'm fully aware it is almost March and that I'm so behind in my blogging its ridiculous) I met the Vaneks! I was so excited to do this session just because I couldn't wait to meet Debbie - see I had been corresponding with her through email for several months getting everything nailed down and she was just so sweet!
So now do you see why there had to be some planning for this session? Count them - 5 FIVE CINCO guys in this family - that's a whole lot to nail down! ha So i'm not gonna lie - I was nervous about this session. I mean just knowing there were 5 kids was scary enough. I have sessions, at times, that's just two siblings that go completely crazy - one is happy the other is not  - one looks at the camera while the other refuses, etc... So yeah I had already prepared myself that this was gonna be a big stretch for me.
Well I was wrong. dead wrong. This precious family absolutely blew me away. I left their session feeling inspired and overcome by the love in their family. Everyone had fun. Everyone smiled. Everyone cooperated. I have to give it to Ray and Debbie - way to parent y'all! Your guys were perfect gentlemen. 
So during the planning stages of this shoot, Debbie and I were emailing back and forth and I asked her what kinds of things they like to do as family - I suggested maybe a board or card game they like to play together? Her response? "I wish, more like tackle football..." hahaha I loved her honesty. I also loved that they brought a football and we ended the session with a little pigskin.
I absolutely love this photo - not just because of how fun and silly it is, but because I learned very early on into their session, that Debbie holds this family together - Ray is head of the house, but Debbie is in the background making sure everything runs smoothly. I loved that. I also love how much her boys love her. Im telling ya, this family has a special dynamic about them ;)
Oh goodness - isn't that just perfection? Probably on of my very favorite family pictures. 

Thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of y'alls fun family for the morning. It was a pleasure meeting each of you. Y'all are a beautiful family - both inside and out ;)



Thursday, February 9, 2012

Justin & Megan Preggo Session!

In early October Megan and Justin came down from the Bastrop area to do a pregnancy session. I had met Megan earlier as her twin sister is Kelsie (you can check out of one Kelsie's sessions here). I was so excited to see Megan again and to get to know her and her Fiancee, Justin, a little bit better. :)
 They were such perfect sports - I had so many ideas I wanted to try and they trusted me, even though i'm sure they were a little worried - they still totally rocked it!
One idea I had had in my head for awhile now was this flag concept. When Megan booked their session I knew it was perfect-o for them! See both Justin & Megan are in the military. Justin is a Marine and Megan is in the Army National Guard (which hellooo respect level just went up a whole, whole bunch)!
Seriously, I think this falls into the "one of my favorites photos i've ever taken" category. 
What I really loved about J & M is the love they have for each other. They are best friends. You can tell he really adores Megan and the way she looks at him - well he's her rock. Together they are the perfect match ;)

Poor Justin, every time he thought we were done I would say "ooh oh oh wait i have one more idea - do y'all mind???" lol I know he was cursing me in his head! You should of seen the look on his face when I mentioned this picture hahaha. Then, of course, that picture made me notice the tats and led me to this picture - which oh my mercy - I could not love this more.
  Psalm's 27: 1-3 I absolutely love that verse.
  Look at Megan and that cute baby bump!
What I really like about their love story is the fact that they met in middle school and became boyfriend and girlfriend for awhile. Of course, they broke up sometime later but have since made it back to each others arms. Doesn't that just make your heart go pitter patter??? 
So since the shoot I'm so excited to say that they welcomed a perfect little angel into the world on November 4th, 2011. Her name is Lynzy Grace - and even though I have yet to meet her in person I can tell you she is precious and so so loved (plus I heard all about her recently from a very proud Aunt Kelsie). And if that isn't enough - Justin and Megan are getting married February 18th, 2012! Congrats!!!

J+M+L -  thank you so very much for coming all the way to Waxahachie and allowing me apart of this magical time. You guys are awesome and I cant wait to watch all God has in store for your new family!