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What a beautiful girl and sweet family I got to work with for this shoot…I loved Miss E’s vivid personality…I think she may be an actress someday!  Here is one of my favorites of her, with more to come from this family…


{Where did May go??}

Wow!  It seems like I just got a chance do breathe and all of the sudden it is JUNE!  It has been so busy around the studio photographing last minute seniors, spring babies, and of course being in the thick of wedding season….whew!  I have enjoyed the not-so-bad weather for my outdoor shoots and playing with some of my new studio props for the indoor ones.  Here is a little sweetie that came in the studio last week for her *almost* one year portrait…such a doll!



Just a quick post from this mornings E-Session with Kym and Doug.  All I have to say is I get to work with the cutest couples ever!  I always feel like each of my bride’s could be my BFF!  More to come from this fabulous duo…but I had to share a few.

Can’t wait for their Villa Antonia wedding in October!



{It’s a Beautiful Day…}

It’s been awhile since I have posted a wedding…Jenn ( my fabulous second shooter) and I  have been really busy documenting beautiful couples on their beautiful days.  And the second reason is that it’s just always so hard to pick what to show.  I fall in love with everything and just can’t decided my favorites.  But this was a recent one at the lovely Barr Mansion.  I just never get tired of shooting there.  I love the vintage vibe and the timeless look.  Always gorgeous…especially with a cute couple like these two.


{Let them be little…}

One of the best parts of photographing children, is letting them be themselves and discovering their interests and personalities.  When it comes to kids, I just love the bruised knees, disheveled hair, and dirty hands.  Sometime it’s nice to forgo the cute outfits and vintage prop, and instead opt for the dress up clothes and dirty dump trucks.  I think the imperfection is what makes the image “perfect”…it tells the story of that child at that moment in their life.

Let them be little, let them have fun, and let go of trying to make them sit still and smile at the camera.  Instead, think about that image that will freeze frame time and take you back to a moment in their childhood that will be gone all too quickly…


{Mother’s Day Giveaway}

We all know that Moms are probably the least photographed members of the family.  We are either take the photos, wiping the noses, putting the shoes back on, feeding a baby…you get the idea.  But every mom deserves to be a part of the photos every now and then.  And when the crazy years of raising children are done, wouldn’t she cherish to have those moments back…captured forever in priceless photos?

In honor of Mother’s Day just a little over a month away, Focal Point Photographics is going to give a way a complimentary photography session and a gift basket of goodies to one deserving momma.  Do YOU have someone that would love to be surprised with such a great gift??

You can enter your mom, wife, sister, BFF, neighbor…any favorite lady as long as she is a MOM!  And yes, you can enter yourself!

Here are the rules:

1. Submit your nomination for the fabulous woman in your life through the Blog including:

     *Her full name, age(s) of her kids and how you know her

     * 1-3 paragraphs why you feel she is most deserving to be pampered with a complimentary photography session and  showered with photos and goodies.

     *Her contact information: email, phone number…so we can notify her if she wins

     *Your contact information in case we can’t get a hold of her.

2.  If you would like to enter yourself (it’s ok…you deserve it!) Then please submit your entry through the Blog including:

     * YOUR full name and ages of your kiddos

     * a top 10 list of why you LOVE being a mom!  Or a few paragraphs is fine too:)

     *Your contact information: email, phone number…so we can notify you if you win.


3.  You can submit more than one entry, as long as, the subsequent entries are for different people.

4.  The mom being entered into the contest must reside in the Austin area or be willing to travel here.

5. The winner will be notified the week before Mother’s Day (if you would like to remain anonymous, just let me know and we will keep it a secret!)


7. Post this contest on your Facebook Page to let others know (and for a chance to win some photo goodies for yourself!)  And be sure to become a Fan of FPP on Facebook.




Love in the City

I just love doing photography sessions on the streets of Austin.  This romantic engagement portrait was shot downtown…but looks like it could have been in New York City.  Love it.