Katherine & Robert | Houston Engagement Session

I met Katherine and Robert for their engagement session at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center on an absolutely gorgeous Saturday! The weather was phenomenal, and so were Katherine and Robert! These two are getting married this April, and I cannot wait to photograph it!

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Oh! P.S. – Katherine totally made that beautiful scarf AND SWEATER! I’m just super impressed by that!

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Goals & Resolutions

goals

This terrible cell phone/Instagram (@dandyaslionsphoto) picture is here to say,

“Bring it, 2013! I’m ready for you!”

What are your goals & resolutions for 2013?

News for October

Hi everyone!

Man, babies are pretty time consuming. I’d better start stepping it up on here while she naps, or something.

Anyway, I wanted to make this entry to talk about one of the things I’m doing through the month of October.

For every wedding that I book in October, 5% of the cost for each wedding will be donated to fund Breast Cancer Research! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I want to give to the cause! Your wedding doesn’t have to be happening in October 2012, you just have to book me for your wedding during this month!

So, spread the word, and let’s help this great cause!

Christine | Houston, TX Portraits

When I started getting back on to Twitter, I quickly connected with Christine Gosch – a fellow Houston, TX photographer. I love her work, and so when we decided to not only meet, but take pictures of one another, I was so excited and happy to oblige!

The weather was warm, and sticky at a local park in Pearland. That didn’t stop us! We were sweaty, and Christine was beautiful! 🙂

Kellen + Barry | Engaged | San Marcos, TX

I have such a great time when I visit San Marcos, and this time was no exception! Kellen and I had talked about doing engagements for her and Barry, and a few things that she mentioned got me very excited for the session! Their wedding is going to be picnic themed, since when she and Barry first started to hang out, they would go on picnics after long hikes. Kellen also mentioned that what really brought them together was the time they spent when Barry would give her rides on his motorcycle! Couple picnics and a beautiful motorcycle (which is, I’m pretty sure, the most “girl” way to describe a motorcycle), and I get a huge grin on my face!

The weather for this day could not have been more beautiful! I met Kellen and Barry at Aquarena Springs, and the sun was shining, the breeze was breezing, and everything was in our favor to get started!

I absolutely love these rings! They’re both family rings from Kellen’s mother and grandmother! The solitaire stoned band was given to Barry by Kellen’s mother in case he’d ever want to use it. I just love that!

To see more photos of Kellen and Barry’s engagement session, check out their slideshow!

Baby River’s Nursery | Houston, TX

In less than one month, Whitney and her husband, Johnathan, will be welcoming their first child – a boy called River! There are a few things you should know right now:

1. I’m in love with the name they’ve chosen for their son!

2. I’m in love with the nursery that Whitney has prepared while her husband is over seas!

I’m so excited to share a few photos of baby River’s nursery! Whitney did an amazing job, and I know that once she, her husband, and their son come home from the hospital next month, an adventure of love will truly begin!

Whitney spent four hours making this paper crane mobile!

Whitney, I know that you and Johnathan are not only going to love being parents, but you will rock at it, too!

A New Contest!

I recently just entered my 18th week of pregnancy with our first child – a daughter that we will name Sophia Wynn. My husband and I are so extremely excited, as this is such a precious time in our lives, and we know it will be so much more exciting (albeit crazy) once Sophie’s here with us!

Going from life as a duo to a trio is something my husband and I are looking forward to, and something I absolutely love capturing with my clients! That’s why I’m so excited to announce this new contest for fellow first-time parents!

This contest is open to all Houston area residents that are currently pregnant with their first child, and due anytime between now (1 March 2012) and August 31st 2012! It’s easy to enter, and the winner will receive:

– a 1.5 hour portrait session featuring you both with your new family member

– two discs of the best, edited, hi-res images

– a password protected online gallery

for FREE!

Like I said, it’s so easy to enter – and guess what! There are so many options and ways to enter, and each one gives you an additional entry into the contest! Here’s how:

Simple leave a comment on this blog entry!

Go like the Dandy As Lions Photography Facebook page, and leave a comment with information about your baby (name, due date, etc)!

Update your Facebook status with “I just entered for a chance to win a free newborn/family session with @Dandy As Lions Photography! Check out the ways to enter before the contest ends on March 31st! http://bit.ly/xkDQpl”

Follow me on Twitter, and tweet “Just entered for a shot at a free family session with @dalphotography! See how to enter before the contest ends 3-31! http://bit.ly/xkDQpl” to your followers!

Be sure to tweet and update your Facebook status with exactly what’s typed above! That way I know you’ve definitely entered the contest!

Each one of these methods will get your name in the pot for the contest! That’s up to FOUR ENTRIES per person!

The contest will end on the 31st of March 2012, and the winner will then be chosen completely at random, announced, and notified by the 4th of April!

I seriously can’t wait to photograph the winning family and their newest family member!

Good luck, and get clicking and commenting!