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Welcome to my blog! I am a Houston portrait and wedding photographer,
and I also custom design wedding and special event stationery.
This is where I share photos of my latest portrait sessions, design assignments,
and personal projects. Take a look around to see what I've been up to and
be sure to let me know what you think. I love comments!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fairfield Family Portraits

I met Nicole, Josh, and little Aidan in Cypress for some family portraits and 12-month baby portraits of Aidan. We met late in the day for the gorgeous light and drove around Fairfield looking for the best spots. As with all of my baby shoots, the emotions ranged, but I managed to snap some really sweet shots. Below are some of my favorites.

Husband, wife and child sitting on the steps of a gazebo
Closeup of 12-month old boy holding his parents hands
Redheaded mother holding baby boy
Father carrying his son on his shoulders
Closeup of 12-month old boy holding his father's hands
12-month old boy standing next to a blue slide
12-month old boy swinging on the swingset in the park
Closeup of mother and father kissing the cheeks of their baby son on the swingset

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April desktop calendar wallpaper

You know the saying: April showers bring May flowers! For the month of April, enjoy this snapshot of one of my hanging plants dripping with fresh raindrops after a torrential Houston downpour last August.

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April 2010 desktop calendar wallpaper

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Slice of Life Sunday: the simple life

One of the most relaxing and beautiful weekends just ended. I'm tired, a little sunburned, and satisfied with the treasures I found out at the Marburger Farms Antique Show in Round Top yesterday. My oldest friend (as in longevity of friendship, not age) and I met up for a relaxing weekend at a bed and breakfast in Bellville to attend the antique shows in Round Top and I rounded out the weekend with a fun engagement shoot in the bluebonnets and other wildflowers out in Chappell Hill. I am pooped! And in awe of the natural beauty and serenity in central Texas.

I will post my wildflower photos later in the week, but first some random shots from the weekend. Nichole and I got a kick out of this decoration in the bed and breakfast. Our motto for the weekend? To simpify.

The next gem came after a conversation that went a little like this while picking over the dessert menu at Sonic:

K: I can't decide between the hot fudge sundae or chocolate malt. Wait, what is a Sonic Blast?
N: I think like a McFlurry at McDonald's. Or like a Blizzard.
PAUSE. N & K exchange glances while K gasps.

Now to understand our excitement, you have to know that DQ's do not exist anywhere near the vicinity of where either of us live. And that a Blizzard is The. Best. Ice.Cream. you can get at a fast food place in Texas.

So anyways, we drive over there and we wait in the drive through line. Behind people walking through the drive through line. Because their trailer won't fit. Oh, the simple life!

About Kelly Tarleton

I've always been a creative person, and the one who always had a camera on-hand at a moment's notice for any occasion. Photography and graphic design dominated my life in school and I loved every minute of it. I miss that constant creative outlet and want to share more of it with my family and friends through this blog.See more of my work at my website:

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