Monday, December 28, 2009

Nikki and her tiny dancer, Mary Clare

Nikki, David, and Mary Clare were so exceptionally patient when it came to getting their very first family portraits done. As many of you know I've been sick with one thing or another since just before Thanksgiving. We were originally scheduled for their session just after Thanksgiving when Mary Clare would have been 2 weeks old (so perfect for newborn pics), but I was not willing to get that sweet baby sick (as all of you parents out there know if a baby under 2 months gets a fever they are sent to the hospital as a rule of thumb because of lack of certain vaccinations...Elvis landed in the hospital for what turned out to be a cold Ruby had brought home when he was around 4 weeks old, thankfully his fever subsided and they decided not to do a SPINAL TAP!!!) I would have never forgiven myself if I had given Mary Clare something that sent her to the hospital just for the sake of that brings us to her being 5 weeks getting her first pics taken. Not exactly ideal as she has already decided that there are more important things than sleeping and better places to do so (i.e. her Mommy and Daddy's arms). I got as many shots as I could that did not include her "telling us how it is" and most of the beautiful one include Nikki and David (which I think is just as wonderful as a solo shot...FAMILY IS AWESOME especially when it is so fresh and new). I think this is my favorite of the two girls. Nikki is a dancer, she told me she taught dance to help pay for medical school (that's right, that beautiful mommy is a doctor). After I understood Mary Clare's telling us that she wouldn't be happy unless someone was holding her, I changed tactics and gave into her request. Bingo, beautiful photo! Thank you, little one, for making me take a step out of my own box. xoxo

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Me Ra Koh SOAR Scholarship Video

Hi all! I haven't blogged in a while because I haven't had a session in a while. I do have a newborn session scheduled for this weekend, so check back for beautiful new baby pics later next week. For now I have a video to share with you. It is my application for the 2009 Me Ra Koh SOAR Scholarship. I did it on a friend's computer so I'll have to just put the link HERE. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! Also visit Me Ra's SOAR website to see what it is I'm applying for.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Christmas Card Special

Amazing! I noticed last night that the big haunted house downtown is open for business. Thus begins the HOLIDAY SEASON! Yes, that's right, Christmas will be here before we know it! From now until the middle of November I will be booking Christmas Card mini-sessions for a discounted rate.

For $50 you will have a 30 minute location mini-session
and receive 20 photo Christmas Cards*,
2 5x7s of your chosen card photo,
PLUS 15% off any other prints/cards purchased from your session!

Book your Christmas Card Mini-session TODAY!

*Additional cards will be available for purchase.

Devin & Sawyer, very photogenic little boys

Sometimes little ones just "know what they are doing" when it comes to having a camera pointed at them. These two little guys had so many awesomely sincerely beautiful frames from their photo sessions!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Baby!

My little boy is turning ONE next month! I thought I could celebrate by taking pictures of YOUR kids! HA!

Elvis's Birthday Special
For Sessions taking place between now (8/14/09) and Elvis's Birthday (9/20/09...sorry no
sessions ON that day) the sitting fee and print minimum will be waived!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Better Late Than Never!!!

So, this is as late as my car payment this month! 

Drumroll please!

Rock the Cradle Winner from Jayme Austin Photography is LIZ with "not being ready for the responsibility of a dog" just the day before they found out they were preggers! LOVE IT! 

Rock the Cradle Winner from Trucks & Tutus Boutique is AMY with the "anatomy lesson". 

We'll be in contact with the winners to help them collect their prizes! 


Monday, May 4, 2009

A Family Affair with the Bagwells

Though I have been a photographer for the better part of, well, my life, it was only just over a year ago I started taking newborn portraits. It was the experience with my own children that gave me the confidence that I wouldn't break these babies or somehow traumatize them. I hit the ground running and haven't looked back...until now. The first babies that I photographed days after their arrival just turned 1!! I'm so happy that I got the opportunity to photograph this milestone too! These are just a couple of my favorite shots from Avery's session. In all honesty, as picky as I am, I can't pick just a few favs and I know it has been hard for her parents to decide which prints to get! All I can say is "Thanks, beautiful Avery, for making my job so easy!"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rock the Cradle

Jayme Austin Photography along with Trucks & Tutus Boutique is running a Mother's Day contest. Just leave a comment on this post with your best mommy tidbit (the crazy conceptions, why you named your child that awesome name, the insane place you gave birth, a horrifying mishap of mommyhood, a tender know what we're looking for) by Sunday, May 3. Two winners will be chosen and announced via blog on Mother's Day (Sunday May 10). One lucky momma (from the Baton Rouge area) will win a photo sitting and print package from Jayme Austin Photography, while the other lucky momma (no location restrictions on this one) will win a gift certificate to Trucks & Tutus Boutique! (all comments will be considered for both prizes, so leave yours on either blog...or both!)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ruby & Elvis, sibling portrait

Oh, my sweet babies!  This is still about the only way I can get Ruby to take a picture with 'baby brudda'! I've been thinking about taking a photo series to hang in their bedroom and this is my first attmept. Poor Ruby woke up sick, so I thought maybe with her being super sleepy it would be easier to get her to stay asleep while I posed her. She actually WANTED to take pictures while awake today (she saw me bring the camera into their room before nap time), but that only lasted for about 5 minutes.  If I had had an assistant with me I probably could have eeked out a few more minutes! Elvis was super cooperative, as usual, but how could a 4 month old not be? (Today is exactly 4 months for him!) I can't wait to get back to taking pictures of other people's children. . .I'm just more focused on the photography when the little ones aren't mine! I am now accepting appointments for newborn/maternity/sibling sittings! Email me with your inquiries!