Lindsey’s Senior Session – Houston Portrait Photography

Man… It’s been awhile with the updating!  Let’s see.  Since the last post I’ve gotten married, flown overseas for the first time, moved into a super cute apartment. It’s been an exciting time in my life and hence… No photo sessions and no posts.  :-(

 

When Lindsey called me about a session, I was very excited.  First of all, I’ve missed doing sessions over the last few months and was excited to stretch the little creative part of my brain.  Secondly, Lindsey is so stinkin’ cute!  You’ll see what I mean…

 

I mean, look at these big brown eyes!

Thanks, Lindsey, for thinking of me to do your senior session!  Good luck with the next exciting phase of your life!

Love,

Rachel

Abbott – Sugar Land Senior Portraits – Austin High School

So, I’ve decided I love doing senior sessions.  They are some of my favorite because you have a young person, totally excited about the coming time in their life, who usually have an awesome sense of style!  Abbott didn’t let me down at all!

I mean… Look!  She’s gorgeousssss!

She also is a cool glasses wearer.  I love me a pair of cute glasses!

And some awesome accessories.  I think one of the things that I love about senior sessions is that they love their accessories!

And she has big brown eyes.  I’m totally a sucker for brown eyes!

She’s going to the University of Louisiana in the fall!

What a great day for some portraits!

Her younger brother joined us for a few minutes at the end of our session.  Aren’t they handsome?

And her very proud Mama.

The whole session, Abbott smiled wonderfully, looked beautiful, and was well composed.  I had to show this one just so everyone knows she can be silly as well…

Abbott, thanks for letting me hang out with you last Saturday.  It really was a joy to spend some time with you and your fam!  It was totally worth the severe allergic reaction I had to the spring outdoors.  You’re gorgeous!  Good luck in the future!

With Care,

Rachel

P.S. One more…

Houston Portrait Photography – Kris Fulk

A little while back, Kris (from Kris Fulk Photography) and I got together to play with some new photography equipment we had acquired and just hang out.  You can see her blog post on it here.

She’s a beautiful person and a great photographer!  You should go check out her work!

You’ll have to excuse the fact that the next three photographs have the same background, but each face she’s making are ones that are very “Kris.”  I just love them.

See… I’m so fun, my friends jump for joy!

Some off camera flash fun.

With Love,

Rachel

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Gabri and Matt’s Louisville, Kentucky Wedding!

Last summer, my beautiful friend Gabri married her Matt.  Gabri and Matt met at a prayer meeting after Gabri left Houston (*tear!) and moved to Kentucky.  The rest is history!

All this was shot with a D40, a manual 50mm f/2 lens, and the kit lens.  My shooting regalia has gotten much better since then!

I just love this next images of the flower being put in Gabri’s hair!  Look at the eyelashes!  Gabri is a gorgeous person!

It was a beautiful day that I’m so glad I was able to be a part of!

Sneak Peak – Sara and Michael Engagement Session in Rosenberg, Texas

What a joy it is to have clients that leave you laughing so hard that it’s hard to take pictures!  That’s Sara and Michael.  Here’s a little glimpse into their love.  More to come later!

And a silly one…  These guys were silly!  Apparently, Michael doesn’t even know it but the “totem pole” photo is one of his favs.  He wanted to recreate it here…


With love,

Rachel Hope

New Aquisition – Kelly Moore Camera Bag

First of all, here is my old bag.  Actually, it’s not even mine!  Matt was kind enough to let me use his camera bag and he stuffed his into a smaller one that his family owns.  What a good fiance!

And this is what I got in the mail yesterday!

I’m a sucker for packaging, so that’s why you are looking at photographs of the box and stuff.  How pretty!

The bag…

And some details…

So there you have it.  My new beautiful, fantabulous, and awesome camera bag/purse!  So far I have really enjoyed the design.

Photo of the Day

I absolutely love this photograph.  I love the joy.  The silliness.  And I love her.

Quick Update – Photo CDs!

So, I’m still alive.  I promise!  It’s been a little crazy with the holidays and all.  Remembering to take the time to write out my thoughts comes after trying to find a job.  Seriously guys, it’s a little hard!  But it’s all part of the journey and that journey is one that I am happy to take.

In other news, I sent out the CDs from my last photography sessions.  Matt helped me create a unique design for printing on the CDs.

Really, I don’t know what I’d do without him!  He’s also helping me do some rebranding.  Since I am changing my last name in the near future (don’t know when yet.  I’ll let ya know!) the name “Rachel Perry Photography” just won’t do anymore!  So expect some changes happenin’ real soon!

Simpson’s Family Portrait Session – Missouri City and Sugar Land, Texas

I think it’s high time for a new blog post.

My dear,

It has been a crazy few weeks here where I am.  Getting engaged, about to graduate college, finals.  Oh my.  Finals.  And my 20-25 page paper.  You know, I am possibly on here just because I don’t want to get started on that paper, but shh…  You didn’t hear it from me!

In other way way way way way way exciting news, I got my camera!  Yahoo!  I have saved up my tips from Java Jacks, saved all of my money made on portrait sessions in the past little while, and have an amazing fiance who, for my birthday, got a bunch of people together to help me buy my beautiful Nikon D300!  Hip hip hooray!  Matt drove it up from Houston last night.  He asked which I was more excited to see, him or the camera.

I couldn’t choose.

Now, here are some pictures from the Simpson’s family portrait session in Missouri City.  If you’d like to know a little more about them, Jennie blogs here.

It’s the little moments that count, right?

Do you have a photograph that just makes your heart happy?  These next few images still get me to giggle everytime I look at them.  Look at their ears, their expressions…  Amazing.

Jennie and Jerl, you guys have an amazing family and I had so much fun exploring new places and getting to hang out with you!

Rachel

(The last three photographs were put together using a storyboard action from http://coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com)

Engaged!!!

This will be a quick one, but this is just to say that I’m engaged!  Here’s the story…

On Friday, November 27, Matt and I went out with a local photographer (Matt Trevino) who was doing some free couple’s portrait sessions to build his portfolio.  I had seen his ad on Craigslist and thought that it would be fun!  You know, I could network with another photographer (who has an awesome personality) and get pictures with my man!

We met with the photographer (who we’ll call Matthew just to make it clear between my Matt and Matthew so no one gets confused) near downtown.  After a couple of different location shots, we ended up in the theater district.  Here we are, posing for photographs and then Matt starts acting weird.

I ask, “Why aren’t you looking at the camera?” as I nod to where he’s supposed to be looking.  Duh, I mean, we are in a photoshoot!

Then he starts talking about how much he loves me and how fun this is.  As I’m standing there, I’m wondering why he’s talking about this now.  Haahaa.  There are pictures to be taken.

Then suddenly.

It hits me.

Holy cow.  HO-LY COW.

My mind starts racing.  No way is this really happening.  OMG.

Then he got down on one knee.  And holds up this pretty stinkin’ amazing sparkly ring.

And I said yes.

So there you have it.  That’s the not so short story!

There were some funny moments like when Matt, after forgetting what he was going to say, said, “I forgot where I was going with this.  I mean, I know exactly where I’m going with this!” or fumbling to get my promise ring off of my finger so that I could put my new ring on.  He now wears my promise ring on a chain around his neck as a symbol of our love, but that there is still a promise that has been made for purity.

He’s a pretty cool guy.  ;-)

If you want to see pictures of the ring, they are on my Facebook page.  If you aren’t a friend, just add me!  The pictures from the actual photoshoot will be put up here at a later date when I have them.  I’m excited to see them!

And, as a sneak preview of the Simpson’s family portrait session which happened on Friday morning before all of the excitement, here’s one of my favorites from the day…

With Love,

Rachel Perry

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