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This tiny baby girl was very smiley during her newborn session, she reminded me of butterflies and flowers, and this was the inspiration to create her beautiful images that will always remind her of her special few days of life.

Valentines newborn photos
Friday, February 10, 2017
Valentines newborn photos

My clients are what makes my job amazing. They are the reason why I love so much being a photographer. The truth is - there's so much more to a photography business than just snapping the shutter and capturing great moments. For me, it's about getting to know my clients, the people I photograph, and then bringing that out in the images over a very short period of time. This is what makes your photographs - and my jobs - so special. Learning about what makes you who you are, the people you love, the story you have to share - that's our favorite part of being a photographer. In this session near Valentines day, I was working with beautiful newborn twins, and ...

It's cold somewhere (just not here)
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Valentines newborn photos

Well, it's technically winter time and it's supposed to be snowing and chilly.... somewhere, just not here in the Rio Grande Valley, where we enjoy temperatures in the 80s in January. So when a mom asks to use a prop to remember that her baby was born in the winter, I go for the "winter hat". What is most funny is that while we were commenting and laughing about the irony of the snowhat and the extra hot winter temperatures, baby smiled multiple times, as if he knew what we were talking about .... and here is the portrait: 

Family Portraits strengthen family bonds
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Valentines newborn photos

I believe that as much as the portraits we create together, the time spent with family members at the Studio, has to be special and hopefully, memorable. It is often quite a challenge to bring all family members together, at the same time (and.... in a "good mood"). So when some of all these things actually coincide, I feel an obligation to make the best of that experience. I love seeing how grandparents interact and enjoy their grandchildren. I love capturing the love, the joy, the pride of parents and grandparents when they see their youngsters reach special milestones. The Photo Studio functions as a vehicle to document family relationships. I thrive to make the  "family photo ...

Fighting Breast Cancer
Friday, October 07, 2016
Valentines newborn photos

Dr Restrepo along with his fellow Texas Oncology–McAllen staff saw an opportunity to offer a new event to our McAllen community to fight breast cancer. On October 15, 2016, they lead the 9th Annual McAllen Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Run, & Ride hosted by Texas Oncology–McAllen.Funds raised at the Walk, Run, & Ride event benefited cancer survivors who qualify for financial assistance. I was honored to do the group photos. I had a blast creating this image with this incredible group of doctors and life enthusiasts: Dr Alvarez, Dr Bernal, Dr Salinas, Dr Posada, Dr Salcedo, Dr Ortegon, Dr Restrep and Dr Giraldo. The images from this session were published in the " ...

Maternity Photos
Friday, September 30, 2016
Valentines newborn photos

Whether it’s your first or fourth, pregnancy is a rare, fleeting time in your life. Your body is transformed in beautiful ways to reflect the new life growing within. You are becoming a mother. Maternity photographs quickly become treasured family heirlooms. We work with each client individually to create an unforgettable experience documenting a very special time in their lives. We believe baby bellies are beautiful and something to celebrate, commemorate, and share with your little ones as they grow older. You may choose to have your maternity session as just the two of us; a private, intimate quiet affair; or we can include Dad, siblings, and close family members. This is your day, ...