Precious Baby Boy Newborn Session ~ Baby Maxwell ~ Austin, Texas

I was so glad to  meet the Shepherd family and their sweet baby boy Maxwell. They are genuinely such nice people and so easy going. And, I can’t say enough good things about sweet Maxwell. He was such a good baby and slept beautifully and was very calm when he was awake. Except for that one time he got hungry lol. He is such a cutie pie and below are some of my favorites from his session.

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Have Fun With Your Family This Easter!

Easter Crafts

I always try to do something special with my kids on Easter, and that usually involves dying eggs. It’s a tradition in our house and thank the Lord for Pinterest or else we would have the same colored eggs every year. I know most of you go 100 miles per hour like I do, however, I encourage you to take the 30 minutes to an hour and do something fun with your family this Easter holiday. Here are some ideas I have found that may spark your creativity. I’ve pinned all of these ideas on my All About Easter Pinterest Board so go check them out.

Easter Egg Ornament

This would make the coolest centerpiece for your dining room table or island in your kitchen.

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Yarn Egg Garland

How cute would this be hanging on your fence or in a small tree in your yard?

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Decorating Easter Eggs

Holy moly aren’t these adorable! Any ninja turtle fans in your family?

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Galaxy Easter Eggs

If any of you have older kids, this may be a fun one to try as she made it seem like it took a little more patience and work than some of the others. Or if you are really ambitious then go right ahead! I think I may try them out myself 🙂

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Easter Themed Baking Ideas

Marshmallow Bark

I think the photo says it all. YUMMMMM!

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Peep Fruit Kabobs

This is for those of you who want to attempt to stay away from all of the sugar that goes along with Easter. Aren’t those just the cutest?

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Coordinating Outfits For Easter Photos

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When picking out clothes for a family photo, I want you to stay open minded. I find it especially fun to pick out clothes for my family during the holidays, because there is usually already a color scheme picked out which makes the decision of having to pick out colors way easier. When it comes to Easter family photos the colors are super duper easy, and all you have to do is think of spring. When I think of spring, the colors, yellow, pink, blue, green, purple, white, cream, etc. come to mind. Now, no one ever said in the law book of Easter photos do you have to wear pastels. I personally am more bold in my color choices and therefore choose richer colors (as shown above). It’s totally your style and taste, so stick to your gut.

Now, when it comes to coordinating, make sure you aren’t all wearing the same color (shades of the same color is acceptable). But, rather mix it up by throwing in various patterns, colors, textures, etc. It will really make your photos pop, and you will be super happy for it!

That’s all for now! If you are wanting to get some spring photos taken, then please fill out the form on my Contact Page or email me at deborah@debleaphoto.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. If you are wanting to view more of my work then hop on over to my Family Photos Gallery. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

3 Tips for a Happy Halloween With Your Family

Halloween 2015 Photo

Hey there! It’s almost that time again where the entire neighborhood gets out of their homes and roams the streets with their families. Our pastor mentioned that it was a little ironic that Halloween is the one holiday that promotes being a good neighbor. I mean what other holiday do all of your neighbors get out of their house, give you candy, and answer their doors after dark? So, let’s take this holiday and turn it into a “Get to know your neighbor holiday”. That being said, I’ve come up with some tips in order to make this your best Halloween yet.

3 Tips for a Happy Halloween

1. Do A Family Activity Together

The holidays always bring families together, and this year I challenge you to come up with some sort of activity to do outside of Trick or Treating. For example: pumpkin carving, pumpkin decorating, baking cookies, decorating cookies, cooking some delicious pumpkin soup, etc. Pinterest has wonderful ideas for how to do these things. My family always has a little competition with our pumpkin carving given our competitive nature.

2. Hang out in your front yard

I can’t tell you how many people you will meet if you just sit in your front yard or at the end of your driveway and pass out candy. This is a wonderful time to actually get out of your house and meet your neighbors that you have lived near for years but have never found the time to actually introduce yourself. If you are shy, then no worries. Make sure your kids are close…they usually make for great conversation.

3. Dress up as a family with a theme

There is nothing better than giving your family a theme and dressing the part. I love it when families go all out and do this. My brother and his sons did this a couple of years ago where he dressed up as Thelma HA! and his two sons were Shaggy and Scooby. It was pretty awesome. My neighbors this year are going with a football theme. Their oldest son is going to be the player, the hubby and wife are going to be the referees and their newborn is going to wear a football onsie. Please don’t forget to take pics when you do this. It creates great memories later on.

Notice that all of these tips involve being with your family. There is something to be said for a family that hangs out together. Have a very Happy Halloween and don’t forget to take lots of pics of your little ones! They won’t be little forever…tear :’)

 

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Cade’s Fall 1 Year Photos

My sweet baby nephew is about to turn 1 in November! I can’t believe how fast this past year has flown by. I was so excited when Lindsey asked me to take his 1 year photos, cause it’s literally been a year since I’ve taken his newborn pics.

He has changed so much over the past year but he really is the sweetest, happiest, easy-going, red-headed, blue-eyed baby I’ve had during a 1 year photo session. I think he must be used to getting his photo taken too because he smiled at me in almost every single picture!! My dream come true!

His momma had a certain image she wanted for the cake session, and boy was he the cutest thing you have ever seen! Below are a few of my favorites from the day.

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