Elizabeth’s Senior Portraits – Katy West Houston Photographer

Elizabeth’s Senior Portraits – Katy West Houston Photographer

Elizabeth is a Senior!  Oh my goodness, time flies!


 I’ll never forget the first time I met this young beauty.  It was Halloween and she was just a little toot dressed up like a Houston Texans Football player.  Her big brother, Alex, was maybe a 6th or 7th grader, and he was her cheerleader. If I could tell one thing about her and her family that night, it was that this little girl was CHERISHED — and rightfully so.

Several years passed, and eventually in 2010, Alex became one of my early senior portrait clients, so I was beyond excited to learn that THIS is Elizabeth’s year.

Did we ever have FUN in the studio!

Some girls are just born GORGEOUS, and this one certainly was but a little magic by my favorite makeup artist, Rachael Elise Walker never hurt anyone.

I am so thrilled that Rachael will provide hair and makeup  for a number of my clients this year.  Her skills with hair, airbrush foundation, color cosmetics, and LASHES bring out the best in any woman.

Did I mention the Lashes?   OH MY STARS — I LOVE the EYE-LASHES that Rachael brings into the studio for our clients.  Maybe someday if I ‘m really  nice, I can talk her into a lash application lesson for yours truly.  Wouldn’t THAT be a blast?

Elizabeth studies at Houston’s renowned High School for the Visual and Performing Arts where she specializes in ballet.

And it shows.   She is so very graceful, slipping into any pose we throw at her.  Doesn’t matter whether she’s wearing toe shoes or cowboy boot. 

Elizabeth’s already received a couple of college admissions letters, but last I heard she was still waiting on the one she really wants — so we won’t name after-graduation plans here just yet.

Wherever you go, sweet girl, I know you will SOAR!  Congratulations on a fabulous senior year.

A Quinceneara Cutie — Houston Katy Photographer

A Quinceneara Cutie — Houston Katy Photographer

As a Native Texan, I have heard all my life about Quinceaneras, but I’ve never had an opportunity to be involved in one — until recently.

For the uninitiated and the gueros like myself, a Quinceanera is an extremely special 15th birthday party for a young Latina.  Celebrations vary, but they typically include a Celebration Mass at church followed by a public presentation and a great big party.

One thing I learned is that Quinceanera portraits are just about as “TOP SECRET” as bridal portraits.   They may not be revealed until after the big day when our young woman is presented in her gorgeous dress. and the official formal portrait is unveiled.   I thought that would be a problem because Mabel is one muchacha bonita!  I could hardly wait to share her portraits. . . .

But alas — I am so behind in my blogging that it wasn’t an issue at all.

So here she is.  And all I can say is  ISN’T SHE LOVELY?     QUE BONITO!

Bonito?  Bonita?  DANG, I wish I had learned Spanish!  Muy LINDO,

Miss Mabel, you are a beautiful and extremely sweet young lady — in ANY language.  I wish you the best.  The world is YOURS!

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