Thursday, July 29, 2010

1010 by 10/10/10 - Austin Portrait Photographer

I decided to set a goal... to reach 1010 facebook fans by 10/10/10. In order to reach this goal I am going to need all of my existing facebook fans, friends, and family to help me!

To give you a little incentive to help out, I am going to be doing several giveaways between now and then.  :)

To start off, on August 15, 2010 I will be giving away a mini-session to one lucky facebook fan. You can use the mini-session for yourself & your family or you can give it to someone as a gift. Think birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day etc...

There are a couple of ways to enter this giveaway:

1) Everyone who is a fan of Dorean Pope Photography can enter just for being a fan - make sure you "like" us and then leave a comment on this post on facebook that you would like to be entered in the giveaway.

2) Suggest to your friends that they "like" Dorean Pope Photography. You do this by clicking the "Suggest To Friends" link in the upper left corner, right under the profile picture. Select the friends you would like to suggest this page to and hit "Send Invitations". Suggest us to 20 or more of your friends and then leave a comment on facebook letting us know that you suggested us to your friends.

3)Tell your friends about this giveaway in your facebook status. Example: "@Dorean Pope Photography is giving away a free mini-session. Check out the fan page to enter." and then leave a comment on facebook letting me know that you mentioned the giveaway in your status.

The deadline to enter is 8/14/10 at 11:59 PM CST. The winner will be drawn by Family members ARE allowed to enter since will be choosing the winner. Session will take place on location in Austin, Texas.
Good luck and thanks for helping me reach this goal!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Precious Kiddos - Austin Child & Family Photographer

I met up with this family on Sunday morning, bright and early.  They have two beautiful little girls and wanted to get some baby pictures done of their youngest, in addition to capturing their family at this time. 

I SO enjoy what I do.  As I go through all of the pictures from a session and pick out favorites to edit, I think about how these parents will be able to look back in 25 years and remember their children's faces and expressions at this age.  This portrait session will help them to remember these precious, chubby cheeks and sparkling eyes.  The innocence of youth.  It is a very special thing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Special Project - Austin Photographer

I'm happy to finally sit down and tell you about my new project.  A couple months ago, while reading through photography forums, I stumbled on a thread where someone mentioned donating their time and talent to create a calendar for charity.  I loved the idea!  I started thinking about what that would look like for me and what charity I would like to support.  The natural choice for me and the first idea that popped into my head was to create a calendar for Pregnancy Resource Centers.  First of all because I LOVE photographing babies, kids, and families and second, because I felt compelled to support their work, but hadn't known where to start. 

Over the next couple of months, I felt like God really directed my steps and brought me into contact with an amazing woman named Lori.  She is the director for the Austin Pregnancy Resource Center.  I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and pitch her my idea.  She told me they had thought about doing a calendar before, but had never taken the steps to put one together.  She was in!!  Her only request was that we photograph families that had come through their center.  I loved that idea! 

A couple of weekends ago, we set up a marathon of mini-sessions to get started on our calendar.  Today you get to see the first sneak peek from those sessions with more to follow. 

Our goal is to have the calendar completed in time for the center's Fall Extravaganza on September 28th.  The event will be held at the Ut Alumni Center and Pam Tebow will be the guest speaker.  If you are interested in attending, check out APRC's website for more information.

Thanks for taking the time to read about my project and enjoy these sweet little babies!! 
What a blessing each life is!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cute As A Button - Austin Baby Photographer

Cute As A Button!!
That's all I can say... she is just absolutely adorable!!  Little Emma wasn't quite ready to smile for me at the start of our session, but after a little break and a cat nap, she was good to go.  A little model already, she has a delightful smile.  I really enjoyed hanging out with you guys!! Congratulations!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Katie - Headshot Photographer Austin

As I mentioned in my last post, our niece Katie visited recently.  When she got here, I told her I wanted to do some portraits of her while she was here.  Of course, the night before her last day with us I realized I hadn't taken her pictures yet.  Ugh.  So Katie was a good sport and we made sure that we got a mini-session in on her last day here.  She is a beautiful girl, inside and out!  Adalyn LOVES her and misses her a lot.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Patriotic Playdate: Sneak Peek - Austin Child Photographer

Wow, it's been an interesting couple of weeks.  Sorry for the silence around here.  My old hard drive decided to give out on me, so I have been in the process of getting a new one and dealing with all of the headache that involves.  Things are a little delayed around here as a result, but I hope to get back on track soon.  Many thanks to anyone waiting for a sneak peek or proofs for your patience!!

I have also been busy with family the last couple of weeks.  We had two family reunions and my niece came to stay with us for two weeks.  Of course I got her in front of my camera before I sent her home, so I will have that blog post coming up soon.  We have all enjoyed the family time, but Adalyn has been thoroughly enjoying herself.  All of her aunts, uncles, and cousins shower her with attention and she just LOVES it!

As a little teaser, I will tell you that I have a new project that I'm working on.
 I am SUPER excited about it and can't wait to share some pics. 

Now on to the good stuff... this sneak peek is from our patriotic playdate.  We had a good turn out and got some really cute shots.  It was HOT, but the kids didn't seem to mind.  You guys enjoy your sneak peek.  Thanks so much for playing!!

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