First Communion Photos | Round Rock, TX

A child's First Communion is a very special time for them.  It's the third sacrament they receive in the Catholic Church (usually).  They prepare for it during their entire second grade year, and it culminates at the end of the year with the children receiving their First Communion in their church.

I was lucky enough to photograph this little girl in her First Communion dress last weekend.  It was a tad breezy and overcast, but the sun decided to shine through about midway through this session.  This little lady was absolutely adorable!  I was lucky enough to photograph her at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Round Rock, TX.

Family Reunion

It's been a crazy past month around here!

The holidays have come and gone, ad I haven't written about all I've been up to in awhile!

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a Family Reunion in between Christmas and New Years.  Family came from California to New York to meet in Austin, Texas and spend some time together.  This family was so much fun!  And they timed it perfectly because the weather in Austin was in the 70s and 80s.  It was gorgeous!

We timed their family photography session perfectly with the sun down at Townlake and the Auditorium Shores.  The parents were celebrating their 40th Anniversary as well!

I was fortunate enough to photograph this family during their family reunion.  And they were hilarious and fun-loving, laid-back people.  I couldn't have asked for a family photography session to go any better!

Family Christmas Session

Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family!

After a rough beginning, these kids rocked this it!  I had smiles and giggles from Baby A, and Little E loved laughing and clapping. He even read a Christmas book to Mom an Sister!  I loved all the smiles and small moments with this family.  We even caught Dad in a photograph every now and then!

Enjoy this cute Christmas pajama session!

Stop at Lake Pflugerville

Last week, I took the two littles over to Lake Pflugerville.  They love the water and throwing rocks into it.  I wanted to break up the monotony of going to a park to play.

What I didn't expect were the loud group of ducks waiting for us.  The ducks are accustomed to people but expect food from people.  And I was not prepared to feed ducks on my impromptu stop at the lake.

After weeks of rain, the ground by the edge of the lake was still quite muddy.  I was taking photos while running after one child or the other to keep them from becoming stuck and falling down into the mud.  Such fun parenting times!!

A sweet older gentleman stopped by the lake to feed the ducks.  He saw the kids and myself and decided to bring his bag of bread over to my littles allowing them to feed the ducks.  Such kindness is not always around these days, and it was very much appreciated by myself and my children. 

The kids had so much fun feeding the ducks!  I've promised to take them back to feed the ducks.  I'm putting it on my to do list now so I don't forget about it.

Here's a small share of documentary photos I took while at Lake Pflugerville and of the kids feeding the ducks.

Lensbaby Edge 80!

I had a birthday a couple weeks ago, and my awesome husband got me a Lensbaby Edge 80!  He's the best!

The Lensbaby Edge 80 is a fun, creative lens.  It allows me to focus on a slice in my frame while blurring the rest out of focus.

I've been taking it out for a spin a couple times a week to get used it since it's quite different than any other camera lens I own.  After some trial and error, I'm finally getting the hang of it!  Check out some of my recent photos with my new optic Edge 80.

Hugs from Dad

Last ride of the summer.

Wispy

Time out for a snack

Climbing the wall