Families and Children

Chelsea and Ryan

It isn’t often that I get the opportunity to photograph such sweet younger children, but on one very hot day this past summer, I was able to create with two very fun, energetic siblings.  This wonderful session was made possible by my delightful assistant, Kathy, as Chelsea and Ryan are her grandchildren.

Chelsea and Ryan were visiting from out of state and Kathy wanted to take this opportunity to get them photographed.  Usually, Ryan is such a ham and loves the camera, but his nap times were off and we had to work a little hard to get him to have some fun.  Chelsea, on the other hand, loved dressing up as Princess Elsa and truly loved the camera – I am told this is opposite behavior for her as well.  This just goes to show, that with kids, you just have to be flexible and be prepared for anything.

I loved meetings these two jewels.  Chelsea is so caring and is eager to please and Ryan adores his older sister and protects her even as her little brother.

Thanks Mary for sharing your children with me and thank you Kathy for making this all possible.

Families and Children

Sweet, Supportive, Sydney!

Sydney is Jackson’s sister, who isn’t so little anymore!  She’s growing like a weed and has her own activities, likes and dislikes.  However, she loves football and she loves that her brother played football in high school and will be continuing to play this sport in college.

Currently, Sydney is in the 4th grade and she loves cheerleading.  She cheers for Dynamic Extreme Athletics and is in Level 1!  She is also a bit of a fashionista, and is learning to be responsible and save her money to buy things that really matter to her.

We think Sydney is as cute as ever and we hope to watch her mature into a beautiful young lady!

Families and Children

Maskus Family Portrait

We traveled to the country property of a friend to take photos of the Maskus family.  There were some beautiful trees there.  The family was referred by the McRae family, who did their family portraits with us last year.

Meet Jerry and Kelsi Maskus, and their children Ashley, Austin, and Brittany.  Austin and Ashley are 21 and attend Texas A&M, and Brittany is a senior at Cypress Ranch High School, where she is a cheerleader with Ashley McRae.  The family recently moved into a new home, where their new portrait will hang over their fireplace mantel.   As children get older and more independent, it becomes harder to get everyone gathered for pictures, so it’s important to take advantage of photo opportunities when they are available.  Best wishes to this lovely family, and may they always find time to spend together

Families and Children

Three Eagle Scouts in the Family

Brad and Daniel Patlovany have successfully carried on the Eagle Scout tradition in their household.  Their father, Tom, is also an Eagle Scout, and he and his wife Melissa, understanding the many benefits of scouting, have encouraged the boys since their early scouting days.  They are understandably proud of their handsome young men.

The Eagle Scout award is one of the highest honors a boy can earn in the Boy Scouts of America program, requiring at least 21 merit badges, each taking many hours, and an Eagle Service Project, which is the culmination of leadership training for the BSA Eagle rank, which benefits a school, religious institution, school or community.  The Eagle rank must be earned by age 18.


Both boys attended Langham Creek High School this year, and Brad graduated with the class of 2014.