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Remaining Fall Petite Sessions for PREVIOUS CLIENTS ONLY!
September 13th: Outdoor Learning Center (Katy);  10
October 11th: Firethorne Community (Katy); 9 and 10

I’m updating the above as sessions are spoken for.  Fall Petite Sessions ALWAYS go extremely fast as this is typically my busiest season. Please don’t wait to secure your spot! 4 openings per day are available. They will take place from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. A $75 deposit is due to hold your requested appointment date & time. The balance is due on or before your session date.

As these are short sessions, they can only include a single family (2 adults & their children) per 30 minute time slot. For extended family sessions, please contact me for availability.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for 2014: To have a much faster turn-around and better experience for everyone, you will choose your 10 images (or I will select 10 “artist choice” images for you) and I will hand-edit only those 10. This will make our Petite Session process faster and more efficient so that you will receive your complete files within 2 weeks of your session. Everyone will have a better experience and you’ll have plenty of time for Christmas deadlines.:)

Contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!

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To my dear clients-turned-friends:

Thank you so very much for inviting me into your lives for the last seven beautiful years.  It has been a wonderful ride.  It sincerely means so much to me that you’ve trusted me to document your family memories and/or to help you learn to photograph your own children as well.

Due to some health concerns, my daily life will look very different this year.  I’m no longer teaching or leasing a studio space.  We’ve also made the difficult decision to end our homeschooling journey, and our children are starting at their new schools on Monday.  It is definitely the right choice for our family at this time, but it sure is hard to make such a drastic change!

This new plan for their education has me in a difficult position.  In all honesty, I just can’t keep running off to work every weekend & evening.  My kids need their mother home when they are!  I need time to slow down and be a family.  The atypical hours have always been difficult, but now… it’s just impossible.  It has to end.

Because I can’t bring myself to completely say goodbye to photographing your precious children forever, I’m taking appointments ONLY on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am.  Perhaps during school breaks in the summer and over the holidays, I can do an occasional Saturday session for previous clients only.  Other than those times, I’m completely unavailable at least for this year.

I know this will make it impossible for some of you to continue working with me, and I’ll miss you all so very much.  It feels like saying goodbye to very dear friends, and I’m so sad for that.  I hope you will stay in touch.

I hope it helps you to know that I have some very kind, talented people to recommend to you.  For starters, check out my amazing friend Kelly Garvey!  I promise, you will love her as much as I do.  She is a truly wonderful person who loves children, and she is also internationally recognized for her work!  She’s moved from Cypress to Katy, and if you tell her I sent you, she will take amazing care of you.

I leave you with a quote from an article called “The Spiritual Art of Saying No” by Courtney E. Martin that a friend sent my way last week.  I highly recommend reading the entire thing, but the closing is perfect for me to borrow here:

You say no so you can say yes. It’s sad in the way that all limitations are, but also liberating. You are human and finite and precious and fumbling. This is your one chance to spend your gifts, your attention, most importantly your love, on the things that matter most. Don’t screw it up by being sentimental about what could have been or delusional about your own capacity. Have the grace to acknowledge your own priorities. Prune and survive.”

The peace of Christ be with you always,

Lerin

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Hello lovely visitors!  If you’re stopping by for the first time, let me introduce myself.  My name is Lerin and I’m a former elementary school teacher turned busy at-home mom to five adorable hooligans and one angel baby.  My husband Adam and I are nearing our 10th anniversary!  I love vanilla chai, swimming, wine, summer evenings and maxi dresses.  It’s very nice to meet you.  :)

I’m part of a local photography group where we get together for professional development and support!  We decided to begin a blog circle to get to know each other even better.  Our theme for this month’s blog circle  is SUMMER.  The following images just scream summer to me!

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Alice is greeted enthusiastically by her cousin, Timothy.

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Alice rocks her sunglasses.

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Alice goes cruising with her summer sweetheart.

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Hitting the pool on a hot sunny afternoon!

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Lucy enjoying a sunny wildflower field.

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Isabella is ready to dive in!

Thank you for stopping by!  Check out some more SUMMER images by my friend Christina of Twinflower Photography HERE!

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We celebrated the end of Baby’s First Year with a Birthday Session!

 

Here is another one of my maternity turned newborn turned six months turned FIRST BIRTHDAY clients!  I first “met” this sweet girl during her mama’s pregnancy, at a Christmas family portrait session.  I had the joy of photographing her at just a few days old, even getting kisses from her puppy.  I can’t believe she is one!

Our first birthday session ended the Baby’s First Year round of milestone portraits.  I met up with Karley at Woodcreek, to watch her sit, stand, crawl and smile all over the place.

Isn’t she a doll?  Cuteness runs in this family, that is for sure!

Thank you for celebrating your first year with me, darling girl!

Love,

Lerin

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First Birthday and Cake Smash at

First Birthday and Cake Smash at Katy Heritage Park

 

Kayden celebrated her first birthday with a cake smash portrait session at Katy Heritage Park!

This family is very dear to me.  I first met them when I photographed big sister Kensley for her First Birthday portraits, at the same spot!  Over the years, I have done portraits for this family and their beautiful children.  When Kayden needed an in-home newborn portrait session last year, I happily traveled to her west Houston home to make it happen!  We followed up with the Baby’s First Year plan at six months.  I can’t believe it is already time for her first birthday session… has it really been a year since I first saw her pretty face?!?

We finished off her first birthday portraits with a cake smash.  Kayden dived right in to that cake, as you can see!  Funniest cake smash ever!  Big sister Kensley wasn’t far behind… first, they were feeding each other, and once Kayden moved on, Kensley took her time enjoying what was left.  :)

Thank you so much for choosing me to document your family over the years!  It is truly a joy.

Love,

Lerin

 

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