Wednesday, January 26, 2011

At Play - Austin Child Photographer

Took my camera with us into the back yard to capture play time yesterday.  I try not to take my camera with me most of the time when we go out to play.  When I have my camera, I find it hard to play with them because I am protecting the camera or focused on taking pictures of them playing.  So most of the time, it doesn't come with me.  Yesterday it did, and I'm glad. 

Getting so big... she'll be 2 soon.

Very independent!

Not really in the mood to smile for the camera, would rather pretend that she is sleeping... notice the corner of her mouth pulling up just a little. 
She can't help but smiling.  I love it!

Sisters, taking turns.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What To Wear: Senior Portraits - Austin Senior Portrait Photographer

Here are a couple examples of what you can wear for a Senior Portrait Session. 

One great thing about a senior session is that we are a little more flexible and can visit several locations, mixing an urban look with some portraits in a field or at a park.  I absolutely encourage bringing several outfits for the session.  Expressing your personality is one of the most fun parts of a senior session, so I encourage you to dress in something that is comfortable and very much YOU!  Of course, you also want to have a couple more traditional shots, so I recommend that you bring something a little dressy and a little more traditional for one of the shots as well. 

More to come about Senior Portrait sessions and an opportunity to be a Senior Rep for Dorean Pope Photography soon!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Innocent Wonder - Austin Infant Photographer

Innocent Wonder... That's the theme over at I Heart Faces this week. 

To me, this shot most definitely encompasses that statement.  You can imagine their thoughts of wonder as they gaze down at him, "Wow, he's ours.  All ours.  He came from us and it is our job to take care of him and raise him.  Look at him! He's PERFECT."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Darling Girl, Full of Spunk - Austin Child Photographer

As I mentioned in my previous post, I did a little photo shoot a while back with my good friend Jen of Oh Fiddlesticks!.  Her little girl tagged along with us and I took a couple shots of her as we went.  This was back in December, when I was up to my eyeballs in editing so I saved them to my computer and I hadn't gone back to look at them since.  I pulled them out yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at what I found. 
She is such a cutie and so spunky and fun as you can see in some of these photos. 
 I hope you enjoy them!

Sweet girl lost her first tooth the night before.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Me - Austin Portrait Photographer

In the middle of all the craziness of my busy season this year, I managed to get out with a good friend of mine to have her take a couple head shots of me.  I KNEW that it was important to have your own picture on your blog and website, I had just never taken the time to make it happen.  Well, one of the websites I read and gain a lot from did a whole blog post on WHY it is so important and I decided to stop putting it off and just find a way to make it happen!

I called up my friend, Jen, the artist behind the Oh Fiddlesticks! clothing line and asked her to lend her hands and creative eyes to me and my camera.  She did a great job and the image below is the resulting head shot.  It now has a permanent home at the top of this blog. 

Thank you so much, Jen, for making this happen and for helping me out. 
You are so very talented and a huge inspiration to me! Love ya!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Story Time - Cedar Park Photographer

With all of the cold weather recently, I have been using up my bag of tricks for indoor activities with the kids.  I thought some of you might be running out of ideas as well, so I'm going to share one of my favorite activities with you, maybe it will help you out! 

For any of you who live up this way, I love to take the kids to story time at the Cedar Park Public Library.  I started going when Adalyn was about 6 months old and was just really impressed with the program.  They have story time for all ages and Miss Jane, the librarian who facilitates story time, does an excellent job!  The only draw back is that it is so wonderful that it can be a little crowded, but, especially during the winter when you are tired of being cooped up inside, it is still worth it in my opinion. 

And because every post is better with a picture... I will share a couple of point and shoot pictures from 2008 of Adalyn at story time and "reading" a book.

What are your favorite winter activitites?? 
I would love to hear any ideas you have, whether they are local places to go, or just things you like to do with your kids.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Best of 2010 Winner - Austin Family Photographer

And the Best of 2010 and our fan favorite is......

Honorable mention goes to....

Thanks to everyone who participated!!  Our winner will receive an 11X14 standout mounted print and 50% off any additional prints or negatives that they may wish to order. 
Congratulations and I can't wait to capture your family again in 2011!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Downtown Bastrop - Family Photographer

One of my favorite family's Christmas session.  They came out to Bastrop and met me.  We did part of the session in downtown Bastrop and then headed to Bastrop State Park.  It is always an adventure with these guys.  Lots of fun! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Best of 2010 - Austin Family Photographer

What a year!  It is so fun to sit here and look through all of the sessions I had this year. So many wonderful families, kids, and babies that I got to capture images of.  It is such a joy. THANK YOU to all of the families who have entrusted me with capturing their memories.

I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you and then encourage you to go on over to my facebook fan page.  There you can find my favorite image (it was so hard to pick just one!!) from each client that I worked with this year and vote for the Best of 2010.  Voting ends on 1/8/11 and the winner will receive a fabulous prize!

Happy New Year to all of you!! May your 2011 be filled with joy! - Dorean

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