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{The Luckiest}

We just got back to Round Rock from our summer family vacation on Galveston Island.  Excited about some different scenery than the Austin locations I am used to shooting at, I took the opportunity to do a beach shoot with my own two little ones.  Having a photographer for a mother, they don’t always want to play model for me…but both enjoyed playing in the sand and hunting for seashells.  It was a perfect morning on the beach!

When I  bought these rompers for the studio a year ago, I kept envisioning them as vintage swimsuits….thus became the inspiration for this shoot.  Even though it was Texas beaches, I wanted a Cape Cod feel to it.  I love the way it turned out!

For some reason, when I am editing a shoot, a song lyric or scripture verse will pop in my head that seems to describe the way the shoot makes me feel.  With this one, it was “Luckiest” by Ben Folds Five

I don’t get many things right the first time,
In fact i am told that a lot.
Now i know all the wrong turns ands tumbles and falls
Brought me here.
Now it was right before the day that i first saw your lovely face.
Now i see it everyday

And i know
That i am,
I am,
I am the luckiest.

I love you more
Than I have ever found a way to say to you.

Debbie Rippstein - June 25, 2011 - 7:15 pm

We had so much fun making memories with all of you! Love you, Mom

Karen Broaddus - June 26, 2011 - 9:04 am

I love, love, love these pictures, and the song….precious. You are so talented! Your girls are so naturally beautiful and your camera skills only enhance that. LOVE it!!

Caroline - June 27, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Beautiful photos and even more beautiful girls!

Missy - June 27, 2011 - 10:35 pm

These are breathtaking. I love every single thing about it–the inspiration, the song, the suits, you did a fabulous job! Can’t wait to see them framed in your home. Stat.

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