I don’t do very  many extended family sessions anymore these days, but when this family called me and told me they were all in town for the holidays, it was easy for me to make room in the schedule to make it happen. You see, they aren’t all together very often. One of the families lives as far as overseas. But when they are together, they don’t skip a beat and start right back where they left off. And I know that because that’s how they are with me as well. This is my third time photographing them – the first time being when the twins were just infants. It’s been a joy seeing them all grow in size and in number! Here are just a few of my favorites from their session right before the new year.

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Love that last one of their patriarch. He brings them all together. <3




And now for something totally new, fantastical, enchanting and definitely not for the kids!


I am so excited to announce that am teaming up with two absolutely amazing photographers – Michele Anderson of PinkleToes Photography in Austin and Leah Cook Photography of Dallas along with the incredibly talented Katie Astoria of Modern Muse Beauty in Austin, to bring you Snow Angels: A Winter Enchantment by .emme. boudoir.

We can help make all of your frozen fantasies come true as our magical stylist and team of experienced photographers help capture your inner Snow Angel. From start to finish you’ll be pampered with gorgeous hair, makeup and images that will warm up even the coldest winter nights. Even better, you will have your images in time for Valentine’s Day!

Contact us ASAP for full session details – there are special discounts and booking incentives for reserving your session early. Sessions will be at The PinkleToes Studio in Austin, TX. So grab a girlfriend or two (or three!) and consider making it a girls’ weekend? I had the opportunity to do this myself last summer and it was not only the PERFECT anniversary gift for my husband, but a fun and pampered girl’s weekend. If you haven’t yet taken and have been curious about boudoir photography, this is the perfect time. You don’t want to miss this!


A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to attend my superfriend (yes, that is a word!) Michele Anderson’s PinkleToes Workshop for Photographers. I have attended this workshop before, and while many things were the same, there was still so much more I took away from this last time.

Michele is such a wonderful person to learn from. For one, she just doesn’t hold back. If you ask her, she will share willingly. Watching her speak and answer questions from the other attendees, it is clear to me that she genuinely wants you to succeed and thrive in your business. From the time you sign up to weeks after the workshop, no detail is left out and you know that you’re going to leave with so much information you’re not going to know where to start. Which is exactly what happened to me 😉 I am still reeling from all the new things I learned!

I didn’t really get to take a whole lot of behind the scenes shots while I was there – I was helping Michele with a project while attending the workshop. So sadly, this is all I have. Here is Michele prepping us for a dreamy maternity shoot on our last morning.


Before this shoot, we were given some cards at random with creativity exercises on them that we had to incorporate into this quick session. I loved this exercise! There are many times after a session when I realize that I could have tried something that I didn’t or was afraid to. This quick little exercise reminded me that all it takes is five minutes. Five minutes to try something new, something different, something for you. I’m not exactly sure what I had on my cards but this is what I ended up with.


This last one was my favorite. One of the other attendees was working with our gorgeous model when I left to take a break. I turned around before I headed inside and had to take this shot through the trees. Our mom-to-be was just so lovely.

So if you are a photographer and have been wanting to take a workshop, or even if you’ve taken this one already, GO! You won’t regret it. And if you’d like to see more behind the scenes from this workshop, check out my friend Nicole Leonard Photography – Louisville, CO Lifestyle Photographer and follow our little blog circle 😉

Just a quick sneak peek from this morning’s sweet session!

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It was so good to meet this family this morning. I didn’t have to spend that much time with them, but it was plain to see that she is most definitely the apple of their eyes.

More soon!mdpsig


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There are some sessions that make me feel really blessed to be a newborn photographer.  I loved spending my morning with this growing family. Even though they are going through so many changes right now with a new little one in the house, sleepless nights and big brother adjusting to his sweet sister, they just take is all in stride. They are so laid back and obviously thankful for all their blessings. Typically, newborn sessions are super quite and parents tend to tiptoe around (so cute!) but this house had quite a bit going on with house guests and an excited big brother. But these two pro parents were just all smiles for their sweet, sweet girl. I loved that.