Hi all, hope your weekend is off to a great start.  After a cool rainy soggy week we are blessed with a lovely warm sunny blue-skied day here in south TX and we will spending most of our’s at baseball fields watching our youngest play in a tournament.  Please remind me to bring along sunscreen and an umbrella this time!  I also wanted to pop in to announce that my holiday mini-sessions on sunday Oct. 18 are FULL.  Thank you for the wonderful response!!  Those of you who already booked will get $75 in free prints along with your 25 gorgeous Christmas cards.  I do still have a few slots available on saturday the 17th so it’s not too late! 

For those of you who have already done a session with me but are interested in using one of your images in my custom Christmas cards, sets of 25 cards are available for $40.  I will be posting available templates soon for you to see.  Thanks & have a great weekend!

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I’m pretty certain that no matter where you’re reading this from that fall has arrived at your house in some form or fashion too.  Here in San Antonio we literally went from hot, sunny & temps in the high 90s to coolness, rain & temps in the 50s & 60s overnight.  HELLO!  I thought that weather *might* stick around for a day or two if we were lucky but we’re going on 3 days now so I guess that means when Mother Nature brought the official first day of autumn on tuesday, she wasn’t kidding!!  I’m so ready to dig out scarves, long jeans, cute jackets & boots again and take some pretty fall pictures now!  Problem is, Mother Nature also brought us a boatload of rain which I am not complaining about at all, it just sure puts a kink in outdoor sessions.  Had to cancel 2 of them this week  but hopefully we’ll be able to do them soon. 

Thankfully we were able to sneak in Chelsea’s senior session before the cool front arrived last week!  We met in Gruene (along with hundreds of other folks who decided to hang out there that night!) and had fun walking around town anyway and cranking out her senior pics.  Thanks for agreeing to be a Senior Rep for me this yr. Chelsea, have a great school year and enjoy your sneak peeks!!

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Tonight I’m heading to the Staind/Creed concert tonight and I’m super excited about it.  I’ve been a Creed fan for years and was so bummed when they broke up a few yrs back.  I saw them in concert in 2004 but that was when they were on their way out so it wasn’t a good show at all.  Now that they’ve put their differences aside and are together again I’m hoping for a great show tonight, especially because my friend and I will be front row!  We’re meeting the guys before the show too and despite all of the concerts I’ve been to in my lifetime this is my very first meet & greet so I’m beyond giddy and I hope I don’t look like a big idiot!  Unfortunately Creed has a very strict NO CAMERA policy so I won’t be able to share any of my pics here with you but hopefully I can hork the ones they’ll be taking and share those.  Will keep you posted on that!  Now to find the perfect outfit……

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  • LEah Holamon - Beautiful pics. Enjoy Creed.

  • Chasity - what a cutie! have fun tonight!

  • -shawna- - love what you are doing with colors! Beautiful work!!

  • Tracy - Jana,
    Those are beautiful! Have fun at the concert!
    -Tracy

Happy friday to you!  I’m sure you’re as ready & psyched for the weekend as I even though I will spend the majority of mine at a baseball field watching my youngest who is 11 play in his first fall tournament.  Thankfully the weather is supposed to be gorgeous so we’re all ready to kick off fall baseball season!  He’ll have tournaments that we’ll have to travel to nearly every weekend till early November but he literally eats, breathes & sleeps baseball so seeing him doing something he loves so much makes the sacrifices all well worth it in my book. 

Last week Steve and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and although we spent it hundreds of miles apart he made up for it by bringing a dozen beautiful pale pink roses home to me when he returned from his trip.  What a guy!  I love fresh flowers although it’s always a bit sad when they meet their fate w/Mr. Trash Can so I always try to take a few shots of them for posterity, here’s one of my faves……

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Also wanted to take time to post a sneak peek for Matt who is another one of my Senior Reps from Steele High School.  Enjoy your peeks, Matt!

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He has the friendliest smile!

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Yes, this is a real rainbow!  It rained on us when the shoot began but thankfully it stopped & we were blessed.

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He brought his adorable girlfriend, Tessa, along so I snapped a few shots of them together.

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Quick update on the Holiday Mini-Sessions, sunday is nearly full.  I have 2:30pm & 5:00pm slots left so let me know if you’re interested!  Have a great weekend!!

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  • Kristin - I’m slightly biased but I think Matthew is most handsome! 🙂 Thanks for letting him be a part of your business. (PS: Tessa is quite adorable too!)

I love referrals.  Word of mouth is everything in the business world and it can mean the difference between someone hiring you or deciding to hire someone else.  It’s always exciting meeting new clients who were referred to me by friends or former clients, people whom I don’t know and then after some chatting we realize how much we have in common or mutual friends we have.  This is one of the perks of living in a somewhat small city I suppose.  Taylor’s mom contacted me because she’s a teacher and works with my pastor’s wife who also happens to be a client.  She needed senior portraits taken of her son and now he’s also one of my senior reps, you’ve gotta love referrals!  Enjoy your sneak peeks….

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Speaking of referrals, I don’t know if you know about my referral program so here it is……..when you refer someone to me who books & shoots their session, you earn a free 5×7 print and after 3 referrals, you earn a free photo session!  That’s a total a total value of $210 just for bringing clients to Brown-Eyed Girl and don’t forget about the holiday mini-sessions too.  Sunday spots are filling up and if you book by Sept. 24 I’ll give you $75 to spend towards prints from your session.  Hope to hear from you soon!

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  • Kristin - Taylor looks fantastic. Very photogenic! I’ve book marked your new blog, simply for stalking purposes! 🙂

As I mentioned in the previous post I love military families since we’re one too, well we were…….my husband is retired Air Force after 20+ years in.  Amy approached me at church asking if I would take family portraits for them since her husband will be deploying soon and of course I was more than happy to oblige.  I love knowing that he’ll be looking at photos that I took and that they’ll bring him joy & happiness as they remind him of home and how much his wife & son love him.  I was also looking forward to their session because I had watched their son in our church’s nursery for about a year before he graduated up to sunday school and in that time I feel I got to know him really well, he’s such a sweetheart.  Just LOOK at these eyes!  He is sweetness personified if I ever saw it.  I had a ball following him around the park one morning watching him explore and romp around.  We saw quite a few animals as well so it was just about as good as a trip to the zoo I’d say!  Here are some sneak peeks for you………

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Hope all of you had a nice relaxing Labor Day weekend.  We went to Dallas to visit my mom, the boys hadn’t seen her since Dad passed away and I think they really needed to see her and know that she’s ok.  At my urging, she had a small list of “honey-dos” for us to do for her over the weekend and I’m happy she did that.  It gave us something to do and a satisfaction knowing we helped her out doing things that Dad normally would’ve done for her.  We were also able to kick of college football season cheering on our favorite team with Mom & my brother, go Oklahoma State!!  All in all it was a busy but nice weekend, I’m happy we were able to go.  Now it’s time to attempt getting back into some sort of a school & home routine again, something I’m not very good at unfortunately but I’m sure going to try.  Take care All and have a great week!  I’ll be posting more holiday mini session details soon.

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  • Amy Benson - These are fantastic…I can’t wait to see them all!

  • Debbie Boudar - I always knew I had just about the cutest little grandson in the world, and you just proved it! Thank you so much for taking such beautiful pictures of my daughter and her family. I know Jamie will treasure them while he is overseas. I can’t wait to see how the rest turned out.

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