The blog! Here you will find out more about the sessions I shoot, tid-bits of my life and the occasional photo shooting tip for the mom-togs in the crowd. Enjoy! :)
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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,
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!
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.
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!
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.