When Dulce and Daniel came to me the first time it was 2014. Their sweet baby girl Danaly was about to be a one year old and she was getting baptized and they needed a photographer for the ceremony. I was super bummed that I already had something scheduled for that day so we settled on a portrait session instead, at the very least. Danaly was so adorable in her baptism dress! Seeing her in it reminded me of the very important job I had. To preserve this significant moment in her life and in her parents’ lives.
We met at Buffalo Run Park in Missouri City, Texas. It has a large lake and the walking bridge you see in the pictures leads to a two-story overlook of the entire lake. A walking path, picnic areas, and another bridge complete the landscape here. It is very peaceful and quiet and I look forward to working there again.
Here’s one last image from that special day.
The second time I would see Danaly would be for her 2nd birthday portrait session. We met at the lovely Helen’s Park in Houston, just southwest of downtown near the beautiful area of Bellaire. You may have seen a few of my other sessions taken at the this park, including my portfolio pictures found on my introduction post. One of the main reasons I love this park is because it’s beautiful and because photographers are allowed to shoot as long as they are quiet, don’t damage the landscape and don’t bother the other park patrons.
Danaly came dressed for the session wearing the cutest outfit! However, she wasn’t too keen on having pictures taken this time. After some help from mom, dad, grandma and aunt, oh and the tiny river that runs throughout Helen’s Park, she settled in nicely and we were able to get some great images!
I was honored when Dulce booked a session for Danaly’s 3-year-old pictures! I couldn’t wait to see how she had grown and to see Dulce and Daniel again. They booked a 9:00 a.m. time slot of one of my “Summer Me Pretty” teepee sessions and we met at another favorite park of mine, Christia V. Adair Park in south Houston just north of Pearland. (Check out my first Facebook live video from this park here!) This time the session didn’t go quite as smoothly as I had hoped. Again, Dulce and Daniel did their very best to prepare Danaly for this session days before the session and even on the ride to the park.
Danaly didn’t disappoint in her wardrobe! She was dressed just as the little fashionista I remembered. My how she has grown! I didn’t get a chance to see that beautiful smile but these are my favorite images from the session!
I really did enjoy shooting this session! It reminded me that toddlers sometimes rule the world, haha, and that I need more tricks up my sleeves!
For some tips on how to get your family ready for your portrait session check out my blog here. Then head on over to my contact page when you’re ready to book your session.