Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer: Blog http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:47:00 GMT Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:47:00 GMT http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u411073785-o298749594-50.jpg Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer: Blog http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog 120 120 Mickey Mouse Inspired Cake Smash! | Del Rio Studio Cake Smash Photographer http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2018/1/mickey-mouse-inspired-cake-smash-del-rio-studio-cake-smash-photographer It’s the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!! Come inside it’s fun inside!  (You know you were singing along!)

We are HUGE Mouse fans in this house and when I have a chance to feature the mouse in a cake smash, we do it in style! 

 

For Royce’s cake smash session, we created the iconic clubhouse landscape for him – complete with a glove balloon.  His cake was the actual clubhouse!  There was no bribery needed for him to have fun and enjoy chomping down on his cake!

 

 

Mom made him the most awesome mouse ears and he had the perfect outfit, fit for King Mickey!  When Royce saw the set we created for him and his mouse ears he got so excited!  There is nothing more rewarding than to see your hard work appreciated by the littlest of clients.  Mom’s heart skipped a beat or two as well to see how much her baby boy was enjoying his special birthday celebration.  We sang to all the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme songs, played, danced and enjoyed watching Royce savor that delicious Frosted Kitchen masterpiece. 

What makes a Scrappy Doodles Photography cake smash so special?  It is designed just for YOU!  We work together to create the perfect reflection of your vision and celebration.  Your child is the star of the show and we pull out all the stops to make sure they feel that way.  They are fun, full of laughter and the cake tastes AMAZING! 

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I am an award-winning newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  Along with Frosted Kitchen, Scrappy Doodles Photography proudly offers one-of-a-kind 1st birthday cake smash sessions.  This cake smash session was captured in Scrappy Doodles’ studio.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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Grab a Jet, Strike a Pose | Laughlin AFB Photobooth Rental http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2018/1/grab-a-jet-strike-a-pose-laughlin-afb-photobooth-rental  

Grab a Jet and Strike a Pose!!

 

This ONE OF A KIND squadron of briefing stick aircraft are exclusive to Photobooth by Scrappy, and are the perfect way to showcase your current or future weapon system. 

 

Photobooth by Scrappy Squadron of Aircraft

 

Picture this:   there you are, at drop…in the (you get the picture)

 

You have been busting your tail to earn the jet of your dreams – the slideshow is scrolling, your friends, family and classmates are all cheering you on. 

 

AWESOME! You got Vipers to Holloman! 

 

You want to tell everyone…ASAP.   What picture would you rather send to your family or post on social media?  A blurry screenshot of the slide showing your new jet, or a picture of you (and whoever else you want to add to the photo) HOLDING a Viper with a T-38 in a crisp image? 

 

When you have Photobooth by Scrappy set up at your event, you are able to do just that!  We proudly feature a squadron of 19 aircraft to execute your storytelling mission. 

 

In the fleet are:

2-ship of T-6  

2-ship of T-38  

2-ship of T-1  

F-16

F-15E

A-10

F-22

F-35

B-1

B-52

C-17

KC-135

C-130

KC-10

C-5

U-28

…inbound soon…helos

 

Whatever the aviation mission you will soon be supporting, coupled with the background of your choice and social media sharing capabilities of the booth, you are able to make your special announcement or celebrate with class! 

 

 

 

Print templates can be customized for you with your class/squadron patch and any color scheme you would like.  We have a base-themed background, as well as 15 shimmer background options to choose from. 

 

 

After the event, you are able to download your image if you didn’t have it emailed or text messaged to you, so you have your digital image as well as the print to keep as a keepsake of your event. 

 

The booth is available for drop nights, graduation dinner, squadron parties…you name it! 

 

What are you waiting for?  Let’s start mission planning!  Contact Scrappy today!

 

 

Photobooth by Scrappy is part of the Scrappy Doodles Photography & Design line up of services provided.  It is a military veteran/military spouse owned, independent business and has no affiliation with the Department of Defense or United States Air Force. The services provided from this business are offered for hire. The aircraft briefing sticks are only available to members of the Armed Forces.      

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Photobooth By Scrappy | Photobooth Rental in Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB, Texas http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2018/1/photobooth-by-scrappy-photobooth-rental-in-del-rio-brackettville-laughlin-afb-texas The industry’s best photobooth is now available for rent in Del Rio, Laughlin AFB and Brackettville!

 

Scrappy Doodles Photography is excited to showcase Photobooth by Scrappy…our new photobooth rental service!  This amazing booth is available for rental in the Del Rio, Brackettville and surrounding areas.   We are known for our one-of-a-kind photography session experiences, and are thrilled to offer a one-of-a-kind photobooth experience for you too!

 

The best photobooth rental for your special Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB Event!

 

Let me tell you about this booth! 

 

First of all, you might be asking yourself it this means that Scrappy Doodles Photography is shifting focus away from portraiture.  Not the case at all!  Scrappy Doodles Photography services won’t be changing one bit!  Scrappy is growing, and what a year to grow!

 

So then why would a Del Rio Newborn, Child and Family photographer add photobooth rental services to their business?  The answer is simple! 

 

As I personally attended events with other photobooths I wondered to myself if any existed that were more elegant and weren’t limited to the bounds of the booth walls.  In a time where social media sharing is pretty much part of an everyday regimen, I also wondered if there was a way to do that from the booth directly.  I mean, how much more awesome would it be to not have to take a picture of a print that you liked from the photobooth picture and just have the digital image at your disposal to share?  Let’s face it, we are in the age of NOW, show me what you are doing right now! 

 

So, I did some research.   

 

The criteria for the magical booth that I wanted to select (if I was going to even select one) was:

  • Portability
  • Elegance
  • Social Media capabilities that allow ON THE SPOT sharing
  • Versatility
  • Quality imagery
  • Quality prints
  • FUN and interactive

 

 

I’m excited to share that Photobooth by Scrappy offers all of the above and MORE! Not only can it do all of that, but it can also…

  • Be connected to a standalone kiosk so your guests can share, print, text their images while guests continue to enjoy the booth
  • Create animated GIFs (those little movies you see from three to four pictures)
  • Green screen images (as in you can PICK your customized background that prints on your print)
  • Print in 2x3 strips, 4x6 or 5x7 sizes

 

 

This booth is fantastic!  Gone are the days of having to step into a traditional photobooth – Photobooth by Scrappy’s open-air, classy booth is perfect for ANY event! It is the BEST!

 

Photobooth by Scrappy on the job!

 

But wait, there’s more!  Laughlin AFB pilots and personnel!  Photobooth by Scrappy is proud to offer a CUSTOM set just for you!  I’ll be sharing more about that soon, so stay tuned!!

 

Roll out the red carpet at your events and make a statement!!! Want to learn more about how Photobooth by Scrappy can make your event the talk of the town? Let’s talk!  I would love to show you! Contact me here.

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Simple and Elegant Newborn Session | Del Rio, Texas Newborn Photographer http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2018/1/simple-and-elegant-newborn-session-del-rio-texas-newborn-photographer Precious Lennox.

 

When I know that I will be doing sibling newborn photos during a newborn session my excitement kicks up a notch.  I love newborns, and have been formally trained in person by the industry’s leading newborn photographers.  However, as a mom of two little girls, I can’t begin to describe the burst of emotions that I get when I see an older sibling bonding with their newborn baby, especially during the newborn sessions.   

 

Lennox and her big brother are no exception, and stole my heart.  Photographing toddlers with newborns is not an easy task, so we keep it very simple and organic in the studio.  Lots of cuddling encouraged of course, but more importantly for me, it is crucial to let the older sibling naturally interact with their baby.  During this natural interaction is where the wonder and awe of this new person really impacts everyone in the room.  Who would have known that Lennox would wind up giving up the biggest grin in brother’s lap?  Those emotions and responses, you just can’t cue. 

 

 

For her individual photos, we went with very neutral and earthy tones, adding feminine touches of lace and flowers…and, of course, pink.  Everything was simple, elegant and perfect.  Something that I didn’t know was that Lennox’s great-grandmother has a photo of her grandmother with lace draped over her similar to the photo above.  That photo became all the more special to her grandmother because of this tribute.    

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I am an award-winning newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  This newborn session was captured in my studio located in Brackettville, Texas.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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Glowing Parents-To-Be | Del Rio Maternity Session Photographer http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2018/1/glowing-parents-to-be-del-rio-maternity-session-photographer Maternity sessions are so special.  They symbolize the transition to a new phase of your lives as a family.  They are a display of the love you have for each other and your unborn baby.  They are LOVE.

 

This gorgeous momma could not have been more radiant during her session.  Throughout this maternity session I would catch Daddy-to-be gazing with so much love at her. 

 

When we were working on the details for the session, mom chose to wear maternity gowns that I have in my studio.  Part of the maternity session experience at Scrappy Doodles Photography is having access to the 13 maternity gowns in my studio.  They are comfortable, glamorous and compliment every body type.  I also have complimenting maternity sashes to finish the look you are going for. 

 

Expecting a baby boy, mom chose the cobalt blue gown with a sparkle maternity sash. She also chose to wear an ivory gown with a beautiful chiffon long cape flowing down as well as a chiffon train ruffling down each side.  She completed her look with a blue and white floral crown.    

 

As for venue, we wanted a place that was perfect for morning light, and versatile for both gowns to be in different areas.  The light peeking through the trees is so magical and created the ambiance of peace. 

 

Not only are they preparing to start a new chapter as parents, dad is preparing to start a new career in the Air Force.  So many exciting things in store for this family!

 

Stay tuned to meet their little man! 

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I am an award-winning newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  This maternity session was captured on location.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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And Baby Makes Three | Newborn Photographer Serving Del Rio, Texas Area http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/and-baby-makes-three-newborn-photographer-serving-del-rio-texas-area Handsome Nicholas. 

It was such a joy to welcome him to the world in my studio during his newborn session. 

 

Mom and I had previously met in one of my Photo 101 Classes.  She had assisted me on a philanthropy project taking images of the pets needing forever homes for A Pet’s Wish.

 

When she contacted me to get on the calendar for Nicholas’ newborn session, I was so excited to work with her again. 

 

Dad is a pilot, and when you have a boy, well, it’s a given that you will have airplanes incorporated in some fashion.  His room theme is vintage airplanes and travel, so we added those elements to the set.  Mom had purchased this adorable teddy bear, and it was the perfect fit to completing the vintage pilot dreaming of flight.  Dad also donned his flight suit and Nicholas had a seat in his helmet.  Seriously, one of my favorite images that I love including in the sessions!

 

Baby Pilot

 

His amazing little nugget of hair was quite the treat, and there was no way we would keep it covered with a hat the whole time. 

 

Welcome to the world Nicholas

 

I often encourage parents to include something personal of theirs into the sessions, such as wedding bands.  Sometimes mom’s rings aren’t fitting her comfortably yet and letting baby hold them is a great way to include them without forcing the rings back on.  Little did we know that Nicholas would love them so much he would smile.  Newborn smiles are the best, and so unpredictable.  Very happy that I was able to capture that for mom and dad.

 

Congratulations to this new family of three!!

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I am an award winning newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  This newborn session was captured in my studio.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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Three Months and Lovin' Life | Scrappy Doodles Photography Grow With Me Baby http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/three-months-and-lovin-life-scrappy-doodles-photography-grow-with-me-baby Henry is 3 months old!  He's a rolly polly with big bright eyes and lovin' life.  

 

Henry is a Scrappy Doodles Photography Grow With Me Baby.  That means that I get to see him every 3 months to celebrate the major milestones he is hitting like a champ!  

 

During this session, he featured his rolling over skills, along with smiling at the sound of voices talking with him.  He also showed off how strong his neck and arms are during tummy time.  We cheered and clapped for him as everytime he was put on his belly he rolled right over and gave us a face that said “ha! Put me on my belly again so I can roll right back over.”

 

The weather could not have been more perfect and comfortable.  A perk of being outdoors in the fall here in West Texas.  Just like his dad, Henry loves him some airplanes, so it was fitting to include the Stuffed Squadron’s T-1 that lives in my prop hangar at the studio. 

A special guest also joined us for his session…VERY proud and radiant Grandma!  She came all the way from Colorado to spend time with her baby boy and of course we documented their growing bond as well.  I can already tell that Henry has her wrapped around his little finger!

I’m so lucky to know this little fella and his family, and can’t wait to see how much he has grown both in size and in new skills in a few months!

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I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  This milestone session was captured on location.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

 

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Life in Photos | Laughlin AFB Family Photographer http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/life-in-photos-laughlin-afb-family-photographer This family has been in my life for three wonderful years.  I met them after the birth of their oldest, and it has been such an honor to be part of so many milestones during their time here at Laughlin Air Force Base. 

 

We have celebrated birthdays…announced the incoming arrival of a little sister…rejoiced in the birth of little sis, showcasing how their little family has grown.  So many amazing milestones and memories that I was honored to transcend from life to art. 

 

Telling your life story

These girls had their cake...and ate it too! Funny how we wound up with a similar color scheme for both too. 

It is always bittersweet when a long-time client, turned treasured friend has to move on to their next chapter of life.  Sad to see them go, but so happy for what lies ahead in their future. 

When we first met, they were a newly formed family of three.  This baby with a dark hat of hair had just made them parents, and they just moved to Del Rio to work at Laughlin AFB.  Fast forward to the present…that dark hat of hair is now long curly locks of a big sister who loves, plays and fights with little sis.  They get to have tea parties and melt mom and dad’s hearts multiple times in a day. 

 

THIS is why I love what I do…I can’t express how honored I am to have a special role in a family’s life.   Your babies grow SO FAST, and I have been the lucky one to document that.  Thank you Camponovo family for trusting me and bringing me into your family to witness how much you love eachother and your precious girls.     

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I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  This family session was captured on location.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) big sis little sis del rio family photographer family of four family of three family photographer first birthday cake smash laughlin afb family photographer military family life party of four purple cake smash set http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/life-in-photos-laughlin-afb-family-photographer Tue, 26 Dec 2017 15:30:00 GMT
The Night Before Christmas | Child Photographer in Brackettville, TX serving Del Rio area http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/the-night-before-christmas-child-photographer-in-brackettville-tx-serving-del-rio-area by: Clement Clarke Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

 

The Magic of Christmas

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

 

Magic of Christmas

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONNER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

 

Mason's First Christmas

 

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I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  These Magic of Christmas Mini Sessions were captured in my studio.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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Happy 1st Birthday Duke! | Del Rio, Texas Child Photographer http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/happy-1st-birthday-duke-del-rio-texas-child-photographer Happy 1st Birthday handsome Duke!   

 

Not all 1st birthday sessions are cake smashes.  Sometimes we venture on location to celebrate life as a family, and the way things are now with a toddler.  And just like a cake smash, laughter and fun drive the session sprinkled with lots of love and bittersweet emotions that time has flown by so fast. 

 

I remember his newborn session like it was yesterday…he was sooooo tiny and fit right into his dad’s hands.  He slept peacefully through his entire session and we took the most angelic images of him.  A couple of his newborn photos are featured on the walls of Val Verde Regional Medical Center’s Women’s Center. 

 

Fast forward a year later, and he’s not so tiny anymore!  As a matter of fact, he ran the show.  His baby features were still there, but barely there.  Part of the fun of these first birthday sessions is looking for those hints of the baby that I photographer almost one year prior.  They melted away to reveal this toddler – a toddler with a HUGE smile and love for his momma and dad.  Emphasis on momma.  He’s 100% momma’s little boy. 

 

While dad tossed him in the air, mom enjoyed all the cuddles she could with her growing little man.  She made the “ONE” letters for his session, and he didn’t hesitate to show them off (or try to eat them!).   And how about his wardrobe!  Duke can sport a bowtie and suspenders like a pro.  So dapper and handsome! 

 

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I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  This birthday session was captured on location.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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When Grandma is in Town | Laughlin AFB Family Photography http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/when-grandma-is-in-town-laughlin-afb-family-photography Some of the funnest photos I've taken are with grandparents and their grandkids.  This session was no exception.  People say that you can't resist a man in uniform...well I argue that you can't resist three little fellas in flightsuits!  They cranked up the charm and grandma cranked up the fun.  

We didn’t spend much time together, but it only took a couple of seconds to see how much these boys love their “Fe.” Some grandparents want to have traditional posed portraits…not Fe.  She wanted fun and whatever the moment brought for her and her boys.  Amongst the chaos of three little fighter pilots in training, she chased, guided, cheered and played in dirt.  Most of all, there was laughter…lots and lots of laughter.     

 

I found the most fitting poem about grandmothers and wanted to share it because when I read it, it reminded me of what I saw unfolding during this session. 

 

What is a Grandmother

 

A grandmother is a remarkable woman.

She’s a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love.

She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams, and praises our every success.

A grandmother has the wisdom of a teacher, the sincerity of a true friend and the tenderness of a mother.

She’s someone we admire, respect and love very much.

A grandmother will always have a cherished place in our memories and in our hearts.

She’s someone for whom we want every happiness in return for the joy she always brings.

A grandmother is all the dear and precious things in life…

When she’s a grandmother like you. 

~Author Unknown

 

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I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  My goal at Scrappy Doodles Photography is to tell your life story, one image at a time.  This session was captured on location.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) boys will be boys del rio family photographer del rio parks flightsuit grandma is in town horseshoe park del rio texas little pilots http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/when-grandma-is-in-town-laughlin-afb-family-photography Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT
Wreck It Ralph Inspired Cake Smash | Child Photographer Serving Del Rio Texas Area http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/wreck-it-ralph-inspired-cake-smash-child-photographer-serving-del-rio-texas-area You don't exactly have to be turning 1 to part-take in a cake smash session.  Nandito very much enjoyed channeling his inner Wreck It Ralph to bring some justice to his cake.  

 

Building this set was very fun!  Part of my session prep was watching Wreck It Ralph...I wanted to keep the theme true to what the movie is about, but since we were really focusing on Ralph, the candy and girly portions we chose to keep out.  

 

As you can see, when you are turning 5 we can be a little more controlled with what we are doing with the cake, but somehow it wound up on his forehead.  haha Guess we aren't all that controlled after all...when Frosted Kitchen's sugar is in your system I suppose it can get a little crazy.  Her cakes are AMAZING!  Alissa did an amazing job harnessing the ideas to create this building!  

 

 

The birthday calendar is WIDE OPEN, so if your child has a birthday and are thinking of booking a session, now is the time to do it!!  

 

Happy Birthday Nandito!!!

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I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas. We love birthdays, let's celebrate your little one's!   This cake smash session was captured in my studio located in Brackettville, TX.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) 5 year birthday photos brown pants cake smash frosted kitchen little boy orange shirt scrappy doodles photography studio cake smash wreck it ralph inspired http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/wreck-it-ralph-inspired-cake-smash-child-photographer-serving-del-rio-texas-area Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT
If You Mustache, I'm One! | Del Rio Child Photographer http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/if-you-mustache-im-one-del-rio-child-photographer If you "mustache" Bennett is ONE!!  His birthday onesie was the cutest!  

 

Celebrating a first birthday is so much fun!  There is something about making it through that first year of milestones that really melts your heart and brings a sense of accomplishment out as parent.  You made it!  Your child is alive, happy and thriving..let's celebrate!!  

First Birthday Fun

As you can see there is no shortage of happiness in this family!  Bennett loved reading Peter Pan to us as well as showing off his baseball skills.  His family is relocating and what better way to sum up your time in Del Rio, than at Del Rio artwork?  Love how that image came out with the colors of their outfits combined with the colors of the graffiti.  

 

More First Birthday Fun

Good Luck in the next chapter of your family adventure!!!  

 

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I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville, Laughlin AFB and surrounding areas.  This birthday session was captured on location.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) baseball blue del rio child photographer del rio first birthday first birthday if you mustache i am one laughlin afb child photographer yellow http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/if-you-mustache-im-one-del-rio-child-photographer Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT
The Magic of Christmas | Christmas Mini Sessions Scrappy Doodles Photography http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/the-magic-of-christmas-christmas-mini-sessions-scrappy-doodles-photography We wrapped up this year's Magic of Christmas Mini Sessions and I just wanted to share the Magic of Christmas to my kids over the years.  

When I started these photos, I was just a mom who wanted adorable photos of her kids in pjs at the tree.  But what happened was they became so much more than that.  They became a symbol of that Christmas magic we dreamt about as little kids...the bright lights, the thrill of wondering what those beautiful packages were under the tree that we discovered on Christmas morning.  

I absolutely LOVE this magic.  You don't need snow (although we did get that here in Brackettville last week) and you don't really need Santa...you need the imagination of your childhood.  That's what these images mean to me.  

 

The Magic of Christmas

 

Over the years, my family has grown, and I love how these images capture that!

 

Do you want to learn how to take the Magic of Christmas in your home?  Well, I have decided that I will offer a very small opportunity to learn!  If you are interested in learning how to take photos at your Christmas tree this year, I will be hosting a Christmas tree photo taking seminar this Saturday, Dec 16, from 5:30-6:30pm.  The cost is $50 and it is limited to 10 people.  This is an IN PERSON, hands on seminar.  You do have to have an understanding of manual settings in your camera to be able to fully understand the course.  If you are a "professional" photographer or in the photography business you are not eligible for this seminar - this is for recreational mom-togs (and dad-togs too).  For more information, please contact me here

 

   

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) brackettville child photographer christmas jammies del rio child photographer the magic of christmas http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/12/the-magic-of-christmas-christmas-mini-sessions-scrappy-doodles-photography Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:29:53 GMT
Five Going On Fifteen | Laughlin AFB, Del Rio and Brackettville Child Photographer http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/five-going-on-fifteen-laughlin-afb-del-rio-and-brackettville-child-photographer Fabulous Fives!  

WOW...how grown up my baby girl is now!  She is the quintessential princess of glam, glitter and girl.  I remember the second she was born, the first time she said "mama," first tooth, first step, first ride in the plane...and it all feels like it was yesterday.  

 

In a blink of an eye I went from battling diaper rashes to battling outfit choices, from rocking her in my arms to sleep to playing the "wonder if she will take a nap" game.  

 

She knows exactly what she wants and is so confident of who she is.  As her mom, that makes me so proud.  Her heart is full of love and she wants to conquer the world.  

She's only 5, but that is a HUGE age for me.  This is the last year I shop in the toddler section for her clothes and shoes.  She's growing so fast and we barely keep up.  

 

She may be five, going on fifteen, but she will always be my little baby girl.  

 

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I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville and surrounding areas.  This birthday session was captured on location.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) birdcage chair child lifestyle photographer fabulous fives five going on fifteen five year old lifestyle session girly girl little diva little lady accessories persnickety clothing pink pretty in pink http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/five-going-on-fifteen-laughlin-afb-del-rio-and-brackettville-child-photographer Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Calling All Heroes and Princesses | Child Lifestyle Photography in West Texas http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/calling-all-heroes-and-princesses-child-lifestyle-photography-in-west-texas It is not every day that Captain America AND Queen Elsa are at the same place at the same time, but when they are, wow are they adorable!

 

This dynamic brother-sister duo have birthdays pretty close together, and as you can tell their imagination runs wild...just as it should!  Watching them transform into these larger-than-life characters in front of the camera was priceless.  Seeing dad get into it too, just as priceless.  Parents have such a fun job...we are the tour guide of life to our children.  When part of this journey includes the fun of transforming into heroes and princesses, you bet your bottom dollar that we happily join in!  

 

Princess and Superhero

 

Super hero and princess by day...best friends for life!!  The beauty of siblings!  Happy birthday Captain and Your Majesty!  

 

 

I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville and surrounding areas.  This birthday session was captured on location.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) birthday photo session brother and sister captain america inspired let your imagination soar princess queen elsa inspired siblings superhero superhero and princess http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/calling-all-heroes-and-princesses-child-lifestyle-photography-in-west-texas Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:23:25 GMT
Shabby Chic Cake Smash | Brackettville, Tx Studio Cake Smash http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/shabby-chic-cake-smash-brackettville-tx-studio-cake-smash Cake and first birthdays!  I love them both!  I love them more when they are part of a first birthday cake smash!  

 

This blue eyed beauty could not have had the most sophisticated cake smash set...shabby chic with some delicious fruit for garnish.  Adding fruit to her cake easily makes this a more nutritious than most session, right? haha 

 

I love the relationship I have with Frosted Kitchen!  Every single session I know exactly how the cake will turn out and it is always the perfect compliment to the sets we create.  Our Cake Smash Sessions are definitely a partnership in sugar heaven!

Shabby Chic Cake Smash

 

She is the youngest of three gorgeous girls!  It was fun updating big sisters' annual photos too!  Mom and dad will have their hands full for a while!!  

Sisters

 

I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville and surrounding areas. We love first birthdays, let's celebrate your little one's!   This cake smash session was captured in my studio located in Brackettville, TX.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) blue eyes cake cake for breakfast eat your cake frosted kitchen fruit with your cake shabby chic cake smash session sisters studio cake smash session http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/shabby-chic-cake-smash-brackettville-tx-studio-cake-smash Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Cowboy Hats and Pilot Helmets | Del Rio Newborn Session http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/cowboys-hats-and-pilot-helmets Where else can you incorporate daddy's cowboy hat and pilot helmet but during a newborn session?!  This beautiful little lady is such a doll, with big dreams already brewing.  

 

Hard to believe that she was tiny enough to fit INSIDE of her daddy's cowboy hat too!  We chose soft, feminine colors to compliment her peachy, smooth skin, and completed her look with a patriotic set.  Putting babies in daddy's helmet never gets old.  It won't be long before she's running around her house wearing that helmet along with a tyke-sized flight suit!  Definitely one of the coolest things about being in a military aviation family.  

 

Sweet Baby Girl

 

I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville and surrounding areas.  This newborn session was captured in my studio located in Brackettville, TX.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) baby in cowboy hat baby in pilot helmet cowboy daddy is a pilot laughlin air force base military military baby newborn photographer in del rio newborn photography studio in brackettville peach purple texas united states air force http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/cowboys-hats-and-pilot-helmets Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:45:00 GMT
Three's Company! | Del Rio Texas Newborn Photography http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/threes-company-del-rio-texas-newborn-photography Handsome Edward was an absolute dream during his newborn session. He was content his entire session, and loved being cuddled on by his big brother and sister.   They were so proud to show him off and were very helpful when it came to making sure he was bundled up snug as bug.  

 

We stayed with a fairly neutral and masculine color palette, creams/browns, whites with a pop of blue.  Definitely a nice palette to compliment any wall.

 

Three's Company!Baby brother fits right in!

Big sis was no stranger to the studio as she was in the hot seat just 2 years ago herself.  Big brother was just as proud.  We wanted to create a similar patriotic image as we did during her session for Edward.  Same hat, same background, same love for our great country.  

 

Patriotic Little PairTwo years ago I took big sister's newborn photos, and wanted to create a similar image showcasing the family's love for our great country. Love seeing these two together!

 

I am a newborn, child and family photographer serving the Del Rio, Brackettville and surrounding areas.  Meredith's newborn session was captured in my studio located in Brackettville, TX.  For booking information and availability, please contact me here.

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) blue cream little brother patriotic baby potato sack pose studio newborn session threes company white http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/10/threes-company-del-rio-texas-newborn-photography Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT
Hauʻoli lā hānau Kobe | Cake Smash Celebration in Brackettville http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/9/hau-oli-l-h-nau-kobe-cake-smash-celebration-in-brackettville Hauʻoli lā hānau means Happy Birthday in Hawaiian. Kobe flew through her 1st year and celebrated with a luau themed cake smash!

 

It just so happened that we were traveling to Hawaii prior to her session, so we got about as authentic as you can get for her outfit and set.  Hers and big sis, Julia's, headbands came from one of my favorite accessory shops in Oahu...we told the girls that Moana's cousins sent that back as a gift.  We all just love Moana :)  

 

Frosted Kitchen prepared the best pineapple shaped cake ever, and Kobe was stylish in her luau sparkle outfit from Belle Threads.  Their little outfits are so adorable!

 

Of course we also had to update our sister and family photos.  The Rivera's are one of the most precious families.  These sisters love eachother so much!!  

 

hauʻoli lā hānau Kobe!Happy 1st Birthday Kobe! Hawaiian Cake Smash Style!

 

My oh my how they grow!!

 

Newborn to One YearMy oh my how quickly time flies!

 

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scrappy_doodles@yahoo.com (Scrappy Doodles Photography | Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, Brackettville Photographer) belle threads llc brackettville photographer cake smash first birthday have your cake and eat it too hawaii luau luau themed cake smash moana one year birthday sisters sparkle romper http://www.scrappydoodlesphotography.com/blog/2017/9/hau-oli-l-h-nau-kobe-cake-smash-celebration-in-brackettville Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT