Adorable First Communion Photos | Austin and Round Rock Photographer

First Communion portrait sessions are one of the most adorable things I photograph!

These kids meet me up at their church, dressed in their beautiful white dresses for girls and suits for boys. They are so excited to have their upcoming First Communion at church! I get big smiles and reverent portraits all in one portrait session! It always brings a smile to my face!

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I had the opportunity to photograph second graders at St. John Neuman Catholic Church in Austin and St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Round Rock this year. Both Catholic churches are gorgeous inside and out.

Parents know to document these milestones for your children, but some times with the hustle and bustle of life, we tend to forget or put it off to the last minute.

Don’t let that happen!

The beauty of these photos is they were all taken before the day of First Communion, so the families and children didn’t feel rushed or pressured to get everything done on the same day. I could capture the excitement on their faces when they were telling me what they were looking forward to the most on their First Communion day. And most of the children brought their rosaries to their portrait sessions to include in their portraits!

Check out these beautiful First Communion portrait sessions!

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Professional Headshots | Round Rock, TX

Do you know how important headshots are for professionals?

Think of headshots as your visual brand.

For small business owners (like myself), a photo of you represents your business.  You are the face of your business.  Your headshots should represent you at your best!

Here are a few tips for getting professional headshots done.

  1. Less is best.  Don't wear distracting clothing, but something that flatters you.  Solid colors work best no matter what kind of headshot you need for you profession.
  2. Your clothing doesn't have to match your profession.  You don't have to wear business attire in for your business headshots.  You can wear something more you and still make it look good and professional.
  3. Keep the background simple.  There's always the standard black and grey background that work great for everyone because they are neutrals.  However, you can get artistic with your background by using a solid building wall, brick building, and natural scenery.  Just make sure you stand out from your background.
  4. As your appearance changes, you need to get a new headshot.  The average life of a headshot is 2 years.  People can change a lot in two years, so keep an updated headshot that looks like you up on your profile.
  5. Hire a professional photographer.  Headshots seem simple enough, but there is a lot more to them.  Hire a professional who knows what they are doing and not your friend with a cool camera.

Emily Ingalls Photography offers professional headshots.  If you need to update your LinkedIn profile photo, updated your business cards, or keep your image fresh and clean for your customers, I'd be happy to shoot your business and artistic headshots.  Contact me at emilyingallsphotography@gmail.com or fill out my contact form.

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First Communion Photo Session | Round Rock, TX

As with many other children over the past few weekends, this little girl celebrated her First Communion on Saturday.  This photo session was extra special to me because I worked with her mom this past school year.  She and I taught a religious education class together at our church, St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Round Rock, so I got to know her very well.  This sweet little girl, just like her mom, is both gorgeous on the inside and outside.

Congratulations to all the children who made their First Communions this past weekend.  My son was right along with them, and those photos will be coming soon (fingers crossed, mom, aka me, doesn't forget!).

Mommy and Me... Part 2

A child has a special way of adding joy to every day life.

I had the pleasure of photographing Emily and 9 month old Penny for a Mommy and Me mini-session.  These two were adorable together!  Their smiles were infectious, and their laughs were contagious.  I had a lot of fun photographing these two!