Friday, June 29, 2007

We have a winner!

Congratulations to the parents of the little darlings in Image #8! I really appreciate everyone who voted.

Sweetest Sibling Shot
Vote for the Sweetest Siblings (best interaction)
Image #8-Big sister hugs newborn 29.9% 110

Image #5-Big Brothers cuddle up with baby sister 23.6% 87

Image #2- Sister mimicking brother 12.2% 45

Image #4-Older two adore new baby 9% 33

Image #7-Kiss from Big Sister 8.7% 32

Image #3-Big Brother holds newborn siblings 8.2% 30

Image #1- Smiling Twins 4.3% 16

Image #6-Eating Ice Cream 4.1% 15

total votes: 368


I will be closing the voting at 5PM Central time. I want to reassure everyone who has called or emailed that your votes have been counted!


Thursday, June 28, 2007

We interrupt this contest to bring you...

...a sale on frames!! The last time Aaron Brother's had this sale, I bought $500 worth of frames for $250 and did my hallway:
So if you have a session coming up with me or had one and haven't purchased frames for your prints yet, you might want to head over and check it out!

Also, I'm so sorry that the poll below has been tempermental. Obviously it's just a little free dinky one I found and not anything formal, and we're just having fun! If it's giving you trouble wait a minute as it takes me a minute or so to see it, or try from a different browser. Thanks for voting!! I'll announce the winner tomorrow (Friday)!!


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Vote for the Sweetest Sibling Shot!

Vote here for the one you think is the sweetest sibling shot. You can only vote once so choose carefully! The subjects of the winning image will receive an 8x10 of their winning image plus a $50 gift certificate!

Image #1

Image #2

Image #3

Image #4

Image #5

Image #6

Image #7

Image #8
Voting will close in a few days and winners will be announced here on the blog!

Voting is now closed. Thank you!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Just a reminder--don't forget to nominate your friends and family who are in need for The Emily Project. We need nominations for August and September.

Those of you who haven't seen me in awhile may not know that since late April I have been in a splint for my ankle. Not exactly the most mobile device for someone who needs to get around quickly to chase her subjects. So I was very relieved to walk(limp) into this little guys' house and see that unlike my own baby, he sits exactly where you put him! Woo hoo! Not only was he easy, but his gorgeous family made the session easy as well.
Doesn't he have a great smile?
He and Daddy are big buddies:
The adoring parents:
Aren't they a beautiful family???!!

I'm still taking bookings for Fountain Sessions, call today if you are interested!

Thursday, June 21, 2007


I am looking to possibly barter with professionals in the following fields:

Attorney--any type of attorney, just need to get our will in order

Interior Decorator--not only do I want to exchange services, but I am interested in working with an experienced interior decorator to help my clients decorate with their portraits. This would be an amazing referral source for you.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities or know someone who might be, please give me a buzz at 972-596-5500 or email at

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Photographer Dreams

If you've ever waited tables in your lifetime, then you know what I'm talking about when I mention "Waiter Dreams". I haven't waited tables in over 10 years, and yet, still to this day I will wake up in a cold sweat thinking that I never brought tea and water to my sections and I'm "in the weeds". I have never had a "Photographer Dream" until last night, when I dreamt that the calls and emails were coming in faster than I could handle with clients wanting to know why their pictures had not been previewed on the blog yet :) I'm still behind, what can I say, it's summer, I'm on crutches with three kids--thank God my clients are in actuality the BEST and extremely understanding. That's a great part of my job, all my clients are moms and dads too and can relate!!

And here's another sneak peek for the patient mom of one of the most beautiful babies I have ever photographed...another boy with the gorgeous eyelashes (c'mon you boys, share the wealth!). I'm in love with him and hoping he'll be my son in law someday!! :)

And as promised, Maddy's new bathing suit from Little Heiress (and a self indulgent shot of all three of my kids)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Conked out

Usually, this is what kids look like when I LEAVE their home...instead, this is what I found when I arrived:

But quickly she woke up and hit the ground RUN-ning...which is amazing to me considering that the last time I saw her, she was just 2 weeks old.
And before I knew it, we were dancing on our tippy toes around the house.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Father's Day Sessions at Little Heiress

We had such a great time last week with these little "mini" sessions for Father's Day! Thank you again to Little Heiress for hosting and organizing the sessions. To those who attended, you should have received your galleries by now...if not, please give me a call! 972-596-5500 The 4x6's will be available at Little Heiress tomorrow (Friday).

I had new faces and old friends come and see me that day. Some brought Daddy along with them: And some brought Mommy.Everyone knew just how much Daddy would love his Father's Day gift...

and gave us their best smiles and laughter.

Some just stuck their tongues out at me, LOL!!!

And others danced beautifully to the music at the Shops at Starwood.

All in all, big fun was had by all and these Daddy's are going to have really great Father's Days!!


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

More Information on Fountain Sessions

A couple of questions being asked about Fountain Sessions:

What time? I spoke to the city today to make sure that the fountains would be on continuously, due to the watering restrictions, and was told they would we will be starting at 4PM on 7/21.

How much? Fountain Sessions are Mini Sessions and the session fee is $125 ($100 for returning clients) and packages will begin at around $400.

What is the availability? I have already started to fill up so if you are interested please let me know ASAP.

Should I sign up for these or wait for Holiday Mini Sessions? Lots of people in years past have used their Fountain Session pictures for Christmas Cards later in the year--won't it be nice to have that done in JULY?! And also to be different from everyone else sending out cards!

Deanna :)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Fountain Sessions!

It's that time of year again! It's getting super hot outside, and most of my sessions are moving indoors...except our favorite one of all year...

Fountain Sessions! Saturday, July 21st (in the evening)

Fountain Sessions are 30 minute "mini" sessions where we let your kids run and play in the fountains while I catch them giggling, squealing, laughing, and splashing. This is the most fun session we have all year so don't miss it as spots are limited and will go quickly!

Here are some samples of fountain sessions from years soon as I get my Little Heiress bathing suit, I'll take some pictures of Maddy there to share with you guys :)

Little Heiress has their ADORABLE bathing suits on sale for 35% off right now, and if you mention our Fountain Sessions, she will give you an additional 10% off. (Just leave a size 12 months for me!!!). AND if you buy your bathing suit for the sessions from them, I'll give you guys 10% off your session fee! Trust me, when you see their suits, you will want to have a picture of it!

PS-A note to local photographers...I will gladly give you the location of these fountains if you will just please be upfront and ask me. Thank you in advance for your honesty and cooperation.

Website is up

Hi everyone,
The website issue has been resolved and the email is working again. It looks like I have received most of the emails that I missed so please bear with me as it looks like I have about 50-60 to answer. If you do not hear back from me I did not receive your email, so please send it again or call my office. Thank you all so much for your patience!!


Website and email still down

11AM on Monday and I still have no website or email. We're working on it!!!

In the meantime please call 972-596-5500 if you need me!


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Problems with Website and Email

Sunday night, 10PM:

We are experiencing a problem with our domain/website that has not been cleared up at this time. I have no idea how many emails I may have missed since this occurred. If you emailed me this weekend and did not hear back, please call the office on Monday at 972-596-5500. Please call us in the meantime until we get this issue resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!

I have such a love/hate relationship with technology!!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Snips and Snails and puppy dog tails

That's what this little boy is made of!

Driving his Ford Mustang Convertible out of the garage (I was sooo jealous!): Blowing bubbles...check out those to die for eyelashes
playing dinosaurs and trains
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Saturday, July 21st in the early evening- Fountain Sessions!!!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Father's Day Shoots-Update

Last I checked, we still had 1 or 2 spots available for Monday's Father's Day Mini Sessions at Little Heiress. If anyone is interested in signing up for these complimentary sessions, please call Little Heiress at 214-432-1612. You receive a free 4x6 of the best image from your session and packages are also available. Take advantage too of the 20% discount that Little Heiress is offering for clothes purchased for these sessions!

See you guys on Monday!