Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Christmas is almost here and I can't believe it! It's been crazy trying to get everything done when I've been so busy with parties and working and family. I'm so glad I've got the next week and a half off to just breathe. 
I wanted to share with you what my Christmas is looking like right now.

Here is my hus-band putting his train set together from when he was a kid around our first Christmas tree in our own house. Please note there are presents under the tree now.

Here is the White Elephant present I won at my office Christmas Party. I actually had to steal it from someone to keep it. Why would no one want this sweet faced Elf?

And last, but not least, me and my girls (Aja, Me and Jenna) at the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker. It never feels like Christmas begins until I go see the Nutcracker. Thanks for coming with me ladies, I had a blast!

I''ll be back with a Good Bye 2010, Hello 2011 post of my favorites from the past year. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday season this year.
Ho! Ho! Ho!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Abbie & Jeff ~ A Mexico Wedding

For this last Friday before Christmas, I want to post a quick teaser of Jeff and Abbie's wedding. I shot this over Thanksgiving weekend in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The wedding was held at the Gran Porto Real All Inclusive Hotel and Spa. They had about 50 of their closest friends and family spend the holiday weekend with them on the beach.  You might remember them from a previous post of their engagement session. I've known Jeff for a very long time and I am so happy to see him with the most perfect person. These two were made for each other. I wish you both many, many more happy and excitment filled years. Congratulations!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Baby Blake ~ A Little One

Blake was 4 weeks old when I got to meet her and shoot her first portrait. I was worried she'd be asleep the whole time since she had just been bathed and fed, but I was wrong. She was awake and posing for me throughout the whole session. Mommy and daddy did a great job as well keeping her happy and making her smile. I can't wait to see her again on her next mile stone that needs to be photographed.
Welcome to the world Sweet Baby Blake.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving ~ A New Tradition

I have returned from Playa del Carmen, Mexico. My husband and I, along with his parents, flew to Mexico for Thanksgiving this year. I went down there to shoot a friends wedding and we all decided to together and celebrate Thanksgiving in a new way. I think we might have started a new tradition! Tacos and margaritas in place of turkey, nothing wrong with that.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Megan & Chris ~ A Mediterranean Wedding

Wow I have been slacking on my blog postings! I'm sorry everyone, I will try harder. I do alot of Twittering (yes, I think that is a real word) if you want to check me out there too @SarahDu4. I have alot on my plate this holiday season so I don't want to fall behind. Ok, back to work.

Here is the wedding of Megan and Chris. They were married over Labor Day weekend. You might remember her bridal portrait we did early this summer. She is such a beautiful and amazing bride. When she laughs, she literally lights up the room. I had a great time getting to know her, Chris and the whole family these past few months. We were connected through my mother-in-law who seems to know everyone in town, but I digress.
The wedding was held at the Gallery. A lovely Mediterranean style event space with great back drops around every corner. Megan works with an interior designer so no detail was left behind. This wedding was absolutely stunning. The threat of rain made its appearance when I arrived, but once we started taking the family shots, its as if it knew it was not welcome. The rest of the evening went off with out a hitch. The whole party ate, drank and danced until the bride and groom said their good byes.

Congratulations to you both, Megan and Chris!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

2010 Debutante ~ A New Season Begins

In honor of the official start to Debutante Season, I am posting just a few of my favorites from last season. I begin tonight and I am so excited! Last season was great and I think it gets better every year. I hear the girls this year are fabulous and why wouldn't they be. I can't wait to see the new fashions and old friends.

Congrats to the Debutante's of 2010!