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FABULOUS OCCASIONS: {buried treasure}

The images that exist on my hard drives that have never been seen is a ridiculous number – for multiple reasons like…

a) I do not have time to look through all of my personal images

b) I do not have time to edit said personal images the way I would love to

c) repeat reason A and then B

There is good and bad to this – the bad is they are buried – that is obvious – the GOOD however is that when I do get a smidge of a chance to go dig I find buried treasure!

Here is a itty bitty peek into my bounty today…

Peace, Love and Fabulous

Lindsay ♥

FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: {a study of sessions…} Houston, Texas photographer; Kingwood, Texas photographer; Lifestyle photographer; Lifestyle photography

Since Facebook has changed it is not the same vehicle of delivery that it used to be for small business.  And especially for someone like – eh hem – me – who might not get a bunch of opportunity to post and then what I do post just falls into – well – a facebook black {or a blue haha} hole – I guess – I don’t really know where they go – but I know they are not getting to the people who “like” to see it all.  They don’t even go to my OWN newsfeed for goodness sakes.  Ha.  Funny stuff, Facebook…

SO WHAT TO DO?!?!?

Blogging it is.  :)

First thing I am going to dive into is something that has been in my brain for a while now.  Let’s call it a series on…

“What type of session is the right session for YOUR family right NOW?”

Let’s start with the first post in the series and we will begin what I will call lifestyle sessions, or “at-home sessions”

Now a few things go through people’s heads when this topic comes up.  Here are some of what I have heard and my responses…

“Oh my goodness – at MY house?!  No no no no no.  It is not clean enough or perfect enough for pictures.”

Sure it is.  Do not stress about this point.  You will see things that I will never even notice.  I have 5 kids and I have come to the realization that no matter how hard I try or how hard I work I will not have a perfect house.  And guess what?  A good photographer knows angles and can hide just about anything you want them to.

And you know what else?  I may not have a perfect house but I do have a REALLY fun house.

I have a house that I want for them to remember not for how every single thing had its’ place and was always in its’ place, but I want for them to remember the Just Dance Wii battles that went down, or the epic nerf gun fights that would happen with no notice.  I want for them to make memories in our home but I also want to remember them and to help them to never forget.

This is where a session in your home is perfect.  Pictures will never get more personal than those taken in your home.  It is your space and not only will you be more comfortable in it, your kids will be able to be themselves.  What makes an image better than comfortable people?!  Um nothing.

“I don’t think the lighting is great inside our house…”

Ok so there are some houses where lighting is an issue, yes, HOWEVER, that is why you pay for a good {or a fabulous haha} photographer who knows how to handle all lighting conditions.  All of a sudden, the lighting is a non issue.

I also have a thing about wanting to capture the lighting and feel and color that exists in the rooms in my house.  In my living room there is a very warm light and while I am not as crazy about it in every image, it is the way it is and I do want to preserve that, for at least posterity’s sake ;) So those dark rooms – embrace the darkness and FIND the light in the room.  There is  a lot of beauty in shadows and darkness.

“What in the world are we supposed to wear?!?”

*Spoiler alert – the next series will be TOTALLY about this topic {as well as styling – are you excited yet?!}*

This is a very personal decision.  These are YOUR images.  You get to hang them on your wall, put them in a book, use them as your profile picture, do whatever your heart desires with them.  So guess what – YOU have to feel GOOD in whatever you decide to wear.

I find that for at home sessions it is best to wear what is totally normal for you and your family.  This is where I will tell you truly that anything goes.  You can be as dressy or as casual, as matched or mismatched as you want to be and it is totally fabulous.  {this will be covered in detail down the road… stay tuned}

“When is the right time for an in home session?”

Is there a bad time?  I don’t think that I can come up with a bad time.  Truly it is freezing this moment of your life in time.  Do I think you should do it every year?  Um maybe not.  Do I think you should do it every other year?  Probably so.  Do I think that if you have gone 5 years has it been too long?  Yes I absolutely do.  Within 5 years time in the life of a family think how much changes.

What was once a play room with stuffed animals, building blocks, play kitchens is now a full fledged game room with legos, ipads, ping pong tables… it happens fast, my friends, trust me.

“Will we do posed pictures as well as more ‘lifestyle’ shots?”

YES!  This is the whole point.  While I love a good snuggly posed picture with everyone in the center of the frame and looking all fabulous I also LOVE the moments that are right before or right after that.  The moments that happen that are totally unexpected.  Those images help to tell the full story.  That is what we are going for – we don’t want just the magazine cover, if you will, but we want all the juicy details that go INSIDE the magazine.

I truly believe that one of the most treasured gifts we can give our children is the gift of pictures.  Think about when you go to your parent’s or grandparent’s homes.  Don’t you love looking through old pictures?  Wouldn’t you have loved to have seen the different things that they did in their homes with their families growing up?  Things that were so personal and SO them.  The couch they all cuddled on together to watch movies or the kitchen table that they loved to play board games on.

I truly believe that a lifestyle session in your own home is something that each family should think about gifting to themselves.  If I get the pleasure of working with your family my hope is that you walk away with images that you can treasure and share for years to come of a time that changes much sooner than we would ever like it to.

Some of my favorites from recent at home sessions…

and one from my own home of my regal little model ;)  one of the perks of being at home is that every single family member can be in the session  and fyi this is the room that photographs so warm ;) looks like a light box to me!

Peace, Love and Fabulous

Lindsay ♥

FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: {colorrrrrrrrrr} Pleasure Pier photographer; Family photographer; Houston, Tx photographer; Galveston, Tx photographer; Kids photographer; Kingwood, Tx photographer

I have always loved shooting at the beach.  I mean – my family LOVES the beach – so it’s a given that something that you love personally will translate into something that you love to photograph.

Same goes with color.

I LOVE color – and what better place to find color all around you than at an amusement park?!  Put that amusement park on a pier overlooking a beach – um yeah sign me up!

From the moment I talked to this momma on the phone I knew that this session would be epic and it totally lived up to my expectations and then some!  I cannot say enough about how much I love everything about these.  They make me happy happy happy!

If they make you happy too this is a location on the calendar for the spring!  May 16th and 17th I will be doing beach and pleasure pier sessions.  Pricing is as follows -

Beach sessions – 30 minutes, approximately 30-40 digital images for you to print to your heart’s content {$495}

Pleasure Pier sessions – 1 hour, approximately 45-60 digital images for you to print to your heart’s content {$595} *you will have to pay for your entrance onto the pier

If you are interested please send your email to FabulousLinds@gmail.com

Also I have one more spot open on Saturday for the Valentine’s minis and 1 on Sunday.  Snag it by emailing FabulousLinds@gmail.com

and then one from later that evening that I love – just because the sun goes away doesn’t mean you put your camera down

Peace, Love and Fabulous

Lindsay ♥

FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: {Hello again} Houston, Tx photographer; Kingwood photographer; Child photographer

I think I do this every year.

And I think I acknowledge it every year.

It’s to the point now that I will just stop that.  You get the point.  I don’t blog very often.  Maybe a few times a year.  And you know what – THAT is ok!  *cue LET IT GO*

So now we have that out of the way and we can carry on.

Hi.

I hope that your holiday season was absolutely magical and fabulous in every way!  After getting all of my work done we had a wonderful time just being together.  The “busy season” takes a toll on all of us and it was so nice this year to just relax and spend time together after it was all said and done.

To have a toddler in the house again made everything that much better – every thing was magical – the lights, the stories, the tree, Elfie Moore, the presents, Santa, the songs… to see him literally light up with it all was contagious.  It truly is a gift to get to experience that!

Then we rang in the New Year, which I am still not ok with it being 20FIFTEEN but whatever, that matters not, and the flu decided to make an appearance.  Um yeah I am still not ok with that either, but again, that matters not!

So slowly I am getting back into the swing of things and getting to have some computer time again.  With the first of the year comes a lot of things.  First of all I had to sadly make the snow and holiday cheer go away on the website.  That is as painful as taking down my tree :( BUT the silver lining is that I added all sorts of new fabulous images to the opening slideshow, so if you want some eye candy check it out!

Then I have to start all of the planning for the year.  I have many ideas that I am kickin around but for now I am going to just spill the beans on one since I am still trying to wrap up 20FOURTEEN.  ;)

Valentine’s Minis are back!  See below for all the details!  Email fabulouslinds@gmail.com for your spot.

I am not going to be accepting many sessions at all due to the busy time that we are entering into with all of the spring activities for my kiddos.  Plus – let me just put it out there – our daughter graduates in 2 years.  Those sands are going through that hourglass quick…

I will be offering other mini sessions this spring and will announce those soon, so sign up for the newsletter or keep your eye on the blog or facebook for the latest info!

FYI – Saturday sessions will be in the morning and Sunday will be later in the afternoon.

Can’t wait to see you in this new year!  I am truly looking forward to it being a fabulous one!!!

Peace, Love and Fabulous

Lindsay ♥

FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: {Decking the halls, making it snow…} Houston, Texas photographer; Kingwood, Texas photographer; Holiday pictures; Christmas tree pictures

This time of year is the best. THE BEST.

Alright my lack of sleep is not the best but you know…

This has to be quick – so much to do – so little time – but 2 things!

First! It is snowing and all fabulous – go look – www.fabulousoccasions.com

Second!

Last year people came to me. This year I am coming to you. To your homes. To take pictures of your families. In front of YOUR trees.

Truly last year was magical with all the little elves in front of the tree here, but how much more magical will it be to have them in front of your own tree?!?!

I am allowing only a few days of these during the first 2 weeks of December and that is it. I am posting it now so that if you are interested you know you will need to have your trees up by our scheduled time.

Due to drive time, I need for you to send me your 2 different requests for time, as well as your address so I can plan accordingly.

For my friends that are not located in Kingwood – I can travel, but I will need to book other sessions as well in your area, so if you have friends who would be interested and we can coordinate them on the same day I would be happy to hop in my sleigh and come over! :) *I currently have requests from Katy and The Woodlands, so if you are in either and want to do this it can happen!*

Listed below are the times I have open. If you are interested please let me know ASAP as I expect them to be gone quickly.

Monday Dec 1 – 6:00, 6:45, 7:30
Wednesday Dec 3 – 6:00, 6:45, 7:30
Thursday Dec 4 – 6:00, 6:45, 7:30

Friday Dec 5 – 6:00, 6:45, 7:30

Monday Dec 8 – 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 **Woodlands day**
Tuesday Dec 9 – 6:00, 6:45, 7:30
Wednesday Dec 10 – 6:00, 6:45, 7:30

For details please see the attached images.

Email me at FabulousLinds@gmail.com to snag your spot!!!!!

Peace, Love and Fabulous ♥

Lindsay

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