Archive for December, 2011
I was so honored to photograph this precious family again. I felt a connection with the kids when I met them last year, so reconnecting and seeing how they’ve grown was a sweet privilege. Read the rest of this entry …
Meet Janine and Caleb. They are recent transplants to Dallas and boy, have things begun to blossom since their move. Their sweet baby girl is due to arrive any moment now. These two were so laid back and such a sweet delight to photograph. The tender love they share was very transparent during their session. Take a look into their love triangle (to-be). Thank you two so much for permitting my lens into your world.
I can kick myself now for not getting individual sessions with these women, but then again, I don’t think they would have allowed such up close and personal shots if I tried.
Nevertheless, these are the Olson women. The funny thing about these ladies is that they are all so completely different, yet have so much personality in common.
Front left is my sweet and peppy Aunt Susie. She has a can-do attitude about a lot of things. People have called upon her talents with painting, sewing and “getting it done”, whatever the task is. She’s beautiful and is known for her dance moves across Louisiana. MC Hammer, can’t touch this. (Enter Susie with hammer pants, sliding side to side). I love this lady!
Front right is my tender and caring Aunt Tina. If you get to sit and chat with her you’ll notice passion, conviction and fire come through in her speech. She’s protective of those that she loves and her heart seems to always have room for more to fit in. She’s a classic beauty combined with lady-like manners. I heart Tina!
Back left is my well-loved Aunt Jan. What a firecracker! The red hair definitely matches her personality. She has got to be one of the funniest women I know on earth, period. She also makes mouth-watering dishes, from the entree to the napkins. I have childhood memories of getting perms (c’mon, it was the 80s) and my ears pierced at her beauty shop. I love me some Aunt Jan!
Lastly, and the most important one in my life, is back right, my Mom, Carole. A lover of animals and westerns, she has been true to that since she was a little girl in Avoyelles Parish. I can always have a great laugh with her. A couple of ways she expresses her love is through the meals she prepares and her loud smooch kisses on the cheek. She has endured much hardship and challenges in life, as all the ladies have, but I feel it’s a sign of God’s resilient and overcoming nature that empowers her to come through. I love my Mom in a very special way – it’s a big powerful love – plus que le Monde!
These ladies are amazing and beautiful! Their loving nature cannot be described accurately in the 45 minutes it took to write this blog. I am envious of the history of sisterhood and memories that they each share as young girls growing up. They possess that quick-wit and sense of humor that is much appreciated by Cajuns, among others. I love you all!
We found ourselves on the road to Louisiana yet again. This time, it’s all about family. Visiting my folks, nephews, brother, cousins and Aunts. What a great time we had! It wrapped up with a cochon de lait (pig roast) with some of the best dishes that I have placed in my mouth.
Also, this was also our only opportunity to take our Holiday photos in time, so we hopped the fence to the prairie field behind my parent’s place and this is what we got. Enjoy the personalities on display!
Lindsey and John are from two different continents, but their love exceeds those boundaries. John hails from Scotland and Lindsey has roots in good ole Oklahoma. During a visit to Dallas, I was able to spend time with them to capture their love for each other through my camera. I for one, am looking forward to the day they can unite as husband and wife. Cheers and God’s blessing on your relationship. I love you both!