Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays just how they wanted.
This year my family was blessed to escape the craziness here at home and travel to Europe to visit friends and for some quality family time. During our two and half weeks we visited Copenhagen, Denmark, experienced a Danish Christmas, and watched OU football from across the world. We also traveled to Berlin, Germany to see all the major landmarks there. Then we ended our trip with my friend from high school’s family in Stavanger, Norway. The trip was filled with fond memories and lots of stories.
Although we have only photographed a few Quinceañera’s, we love this opportunity and time in a young lady’s life. This important celebration in Mexican culture is a ceremony for a girl’s fifteenth birthday. Jackie will be turning fifteen in December, and celebrating with her friends and family this life event.
Jackie currently attends Cy Springs High School and is a member of the school’s marching band. We hope Jackie continues with marching band and enjoys her remaining high school years, but in the meantime, we hope that Jackie has an unforgettable evening and dances the night away in December.
Thanks again Jackie and Evelyn for trusting us to capture these timeless images!
If you follow our blog, you might remember seeing Rhanda’s college graduation portraits. We photographed her in her cap and gown after she earned her Elementary Education degree from Sam Houston State University. We are pleased to announce that Miss Rhanda will soon be Mrs. Mann, and we had the privilege of capturing her engagement photos with her fiancé Matt. As you can see, they love the outdoors, and the western look definitely fits this cute couple in love.
Matt and Rhanda originally met on swim team and became friends, but they were reintroduced by a mutual friend. They set their wedding date three years ago, and this year their long planned event will finally occur. They will tie the knot in November of this year!
Congratulations Matt and Rhanda; we wish you a wonderful wedding and many long years of happiness together.
Three Heart Beats
Texas Professional Photographers Association awarded Teresa Nounou of Nounou Photography located in Katy, Texas the trophy award for Best Portrait of a Group in 2007. The annual summer seminar for Texas professional photographers was held June 24th to June 27th in Kerrville and nearly 350 prints were entered into the competition.
The winning print titled “Three Heartbeats” was captured at the Nounou Photography portrait studio. The judging began Sunday afternoon and according to one of the judges who is a Master Craftsman Photographer, “Three Heartbeats” was an extraordinary print with amazing expression and feeling. The portrait emphasizes the symbolic relationship between a husband and wife awaiting the birth of their child. The couple who is portrayed in the image is also from Katy, Texas and was referred to Nounou Photography last August from another satisfied customer.
Nounou Photography specializes in High School Seniors and Family portraits. The studio really gets to know its clients and builds long-term relationships. According to Teresa, ” the clients love the fact that the studio provides very personalized service in a private environment“ and she believes this “allows the clients to relax, have fun and enjoy having their portraits taken. When people have fun you can really capture their true expressions and they remember the experience.” Teresa is passionate about creating portraits for her clients and says it is such an honor to receive this prestigious award from her peers.
There are currently 1,900 members who belong to the Texas Professional Photographers Association making it the largest membership in the United States of Professional Photographers. This was the 14th year that professional photographers from all over the state have gathered for this annual seminar. This summer marked Teresa’s second year to attend.
Teresa has been a resident of Katy for more than 16 years, is married and has three children. The portrait studio has been steadily growing thanks to its many satisfied customers and referrals.