WELCOME TO THE WORLD RUBY LOUISE MENOU!
I was so excited to get a call from Sydnee asking if I had time to photograph her new daughter. Of course I have time for this, I'll always have time!! My favorite thing about newborn portraits is that the baby calls the shots and we are just along for the ride. Ruby did wonderfully and is clearly a natural in front of the camera. She may have her daddy wrapped around her finger, but I have no doubt she will have her momma's good spirits!
There were times when Ruby would throw her arms open wide and I would think of the theme song from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
You can see more of Ruby's session in the Galleries: Ruby Louise
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I was back in Baton Rouge for a visit and I got to see my favorite Breaux family in front of my camera again! I don't know how time flies but Harrison is already FOUR YEARS OLD (!?!?) and Lightsey just turned ONE YEAR OLD!! Harrison continues to delight me with imagination as he battled the "geysers" in front of the Shaw Center. Lightsey has grown so much in the past year and is just the happiest girl in world. I know these kids get their great attitudes from their parents and I love seeing them grow throughout the years.
You can see more of The Breaux Family session in the Galleries: Breaux Family 2015
The Breaux's are back in front of my camera! I was so excited to hear from Courtney because that meant some portrait time with some pretty cool kids! Lightesy has grown so much in 6 months and Harrison is just the coolest little dude. Harrison and I had a fun time running though leaves and watching trains. Lightsey has proven herself to be daddy's little girl and just as beautiful as her momma!
I'm so glad I was able to schedule back to back sessions with Courtney and Carlie and their families!
You can see more of The Breaux Family session in the Galleries: Breaux Family Fall 2014
Katie Boone is two years old! I don't know who said she could grow up, but here she is a year later and even cuter than I remember! It was so good to see the whole Boone family. Katie's big sister Shelby was great trooper and wonderful helper at making Katie laugh. It was a perfect day for these portraits and with our beautiful fall weather we all had a great time with beautiful piles of leaves.
I'm so glad the Boone's and I were able to get together while I was in town for Thanksgiving break. It was a great time and I look forward to photographing this family for years to come!
You can see more of Katie's session in the Galleries: Katie Boone - 2 years
My best friend Janae recently moved to New York. I had the pleasure of going with her for a few days and acting as a buffer of some sort. A kind of touch stone from the past to support her towards the future. Maybe that's giving myself too much credit, but I know that I got to spend 4 days in NYC with Janae and it was a blast. Between her starting work and my starting grad school, it might be a while before we get to see each other again. Thankfully we have texting, and skpye, and Facebook messages, and Google talk, and carrier pigeons if needed.
Janae and I have known each other since we were 15 years old. Bonded by sarcasm and a low bullshit tolerance we've been constants in each other's lives ever since.
Firstly, I love you so much. You say that every one needs a crazy bitch friend, well, you are mine. And you are so much more.
Over the past 11 years I have seen you grow and take risks and always always always try. You've almost seemed fearless at times and I've wondered if you were even a mere mortal like the rest of us, but we'd talk and I'd remember that you are wonderfully human. You have chosen to keep me in your life and I am so thankful.
I say wonderfully human because you are. You can be loud and brash. You are bold. You make mistakes. You are flawed and that's ok, because aren't we all? I've seen you work on bettering yourself in every aspect: mentally, emotionally, and professionally. You are an inspiration to me. Watching you makes me want to kick my own ass and make things happen. There's something about watching you pursue your dreams that encourages me to pursue mine. "If Janae can do it, then I can do it". Even though we aren't going down the same path I know that you are by my side just as I am beside yours.
You are the wine to my pizza on a Saturday night.
Lastly, be safe. Have fun. Kick ass.