It was heartbreaking to see my favorite city ravaged by tropical storm Harvey. I can't describe the pain of all the people who've lost their loved ones and homes. We have been fortunate to stay safe and dry for the most part. We (my husband and my girls) had an opportunity to help flood victims in the Berry Center. There, we heard multiple stories from flood victims about their evacuation struggles. Throughout the week, we've volunteered at a couple of flood shelters and made contributions for the first responders and Red Cross. As long as the community needs help, we'll be there.
Houston will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. All I can say is that staying positive and helping each other will make things better sooner than you can imagine.
Enjoy the Moment Portraits will reopen from September 5th, 2017.
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There were so many talented kids around us, but we had to pick only 12. Why? There are only twelve months in the calendar! It was fun working with the kids from the beginning to the end. During each and every session, we (my friend and I) spent about 20/30 minutes in the studio. I spent more time to edit the images. The calendar designing process was another fun aspect of this project. The calendar has lots of silly holidays that I have never heard about before. For example, there's a silly day in August called "Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch"! Not only that, this calendar has holiday info, local high school info, and inspirational messages. It's the perfect size to fit in lockers, bags,etc. It could be a great gift for your friends, family, teachers, and colleagues!
The calendar is only $8, and it will benefit nonprofit organizations including your kid's high school club. Call us to find out how the community benefits out of it. Thank you!
I meant to add credit payment through our website previously. It was a long overdue project for me. Finally, I added the credit card processing into my website. For your convenience, you can book your session either through our website or simply call-in to our studio. Also, Class of 2018 Senior classic session gift voucher is available to purchase only for $85.00 (regular $120.00). This gift voucher is available for purchase until July 31st, 2017, and must be redeemed by March 2018. Call us at 281-758-8686 for details. Here is the link
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The word prom is short for promenade, the formal, introductory parading of guests at a party. The prom can be traced back to the simple co-ed banquets that 19th century American universities held for each year's graduating class. A growing teenage culture pushed proms younger and younger, and by the 1940s the adolescent dance we know today had almost entirely taken hold. Source- Time Megazine
However, it is 2017 and it is time for the prom: It was a special night where every girl in colorful gowns and boys in tuxedos pose funny for photos that they will cherish or regret for the rest of their lives. I have a set of girls who didn't tag along their boyfriends for the pictures. They certainly had lots of funny poses to share in the instagram, but I took their formals to keep it in their safe memory box. It was a great night; party bus was taken for joyrides. They danced, danced, had a fancy dinner and had fancy punch to keep it punchy.
I had a great time attending Aileen Harding’s senior workshop. It was focused on high school seniors posing and lighting. As my primary interest is working with the young kids like High School Seniors, I always find ways to capture their emotions. Emotions are not about looking at the camera and put your best smiles. My job is to show my subject’s personality with emotion. It is all about their happiness, excitement and pride. My favorite style is low key where the subject is usually engaged with something or being just himself. My light is completely focused on the subject and I love to use additional lights from different directions. However, this image was shot color in Aileen Harding’s studio. While Aileen was demonstrating the lighting pattern, I recomposed and took the picture of this good looking young model. I wanted it classic black and white and added a little punch to it later during post processing. Image # 1 was straight from the camera, no editing at all. Image #2 which is B&W.
There is nothing more special than the
Gift of Portrait Session for any special occasion.
This is a gift that your love ones will really treasure!
By giving someone an Enjoy the Moment portrait Gift Certificate, you are helping them to create memories that they will cherish forever.
Simply click on the guest book, scroll down and select the option you would like to give. The gift recipient can put the certificate toward a photo or to our products packages.
You can purchase though our web or by simply calling our studio for a special price. Once you make your payment, I will email you all the details promptly. Also, I will mail you a beautiful Gift Certificate for you to present it to your love ones. The process is simple easy and your friend will appreciate it because you are super-thoughtful and super-awesome friend!
** Gift certificates must be redeemed within one year of purchase.
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I am happy to help! If you have something that I’m missing, please let me know. Just send me a note and I will get back to you shortly.
One of my best interests in photography is doing bridal portraits. Zakia came to my studio with her beautiful smile, her hair and makeup done. She also brought her wedding dress and her shoes. The session was approximately one month before her wedding! Before the bridal session Zakia and I had a Bridal portrait planning session. During the planning session we both discussed about how to be prepared for her session in advance. We made sure to coordinate with her makeup and hair artist before the portrait session. Since, she beautifully dressed up and completely prepared for the day of her portraits, my goal was to make sure that she looked at her best during her bridal session. My lighting and posing is always the key to make the session the most successful. I planned beforehand how I was going to light her face when it comes to close up and even for the full length portraits. Posing is another crucial part when I put my subject in front of my lenses. Personally, I’m very critical when I pose my subject. I don’t like to see myself in awkward posing when I do our own family portrait or self-portrait. So, I also don’t pose any bride or senior clients the way that they look very awkward and uncomfortable. The posing must go with their personality. Here are some images from our bridal session with Zakia. Here she looked absolutely gorgeous. It was very exciting when she picked one of her favorite images framed canvas by me on the table during her wedding. Unfortunately, I was not able to cover her wedding, but I had fun as a guest with my family watching the new couple starting their new begging of their next chapter.
Senior session with Desia. Desia Scott is spontaneous young lady, and I had so much fun while photographing her and her interests. She wants to pursuit college and study literature. We talked a lot while we posed. She loves reading books and writing poetry and also loves to wear fashionable attire. Her favorite kind of weekend thing is going to shopping, catching a movie with friends or sleepover. Pink and blue are her two favorite color. She chose our designer sesession where we shoot both indoor and outdoor. We did caps and gown, some formal poses, fun moments and of course my favorite is dramatic pose with additive lighting.
I'm looking forward to meet more fun loving seniors this year. Can't wait to celebrate with style! :)
Gallery design or choosing wall arts must be a nerve wracking if you don't know how they will look on your nicely painted wall! Wouldn't it be nice to decide first what would you like to do with your portraits! You can decorate a particular wall with wall portraits or you could have a family heirloom album that will be passed from generation to generation. Next, what style of portrait session that you would like to do with your family. It could be formal in studio setting just like i did with my kids or it could be casual outdoor. It could be spring green all around or fall color as your background choice. Will the background that you have chosen already look nice on your wall? What color scheme you should choose when it comes to clothing choice that will also compliment the background as well as the wall? How will you like to see your wall portraits and portrait collections hang on your wall before you take the major decision! These are the things we talk during our free consultations before we start any portrait session! I do not want the small prints from my kids session that will sit in our bedside drawer year after year or digital files that will just take up the space from my hard drive! I believe the memories that we create with our family will be cherished the way we present them now! I find myself happy and complete seeing my happy thoughts on the wall everyday because that brings back happy memories!
Many people are unsure as to what size portraits they should order from their photography session for their wall art. Most clients automatically think of an 8" x 10" as being a standard portrait size. Is an 8" x 10" really an adequate choice for the space it will be displayed in? If you want to make the portrait the focal centerpiece of your living room, by hanging it above your couch or fireplace mantel. How well does an 8" x 10" work in this space?
That "big" 8" x 10" sure seems tiny sitting above to the sofa, now doesn't it? Even if the image is great and you just love it, it certainly loses it's "wow factor" sitting on the wall at that size. Now let's compare it to a
24" x 36" piece of wall art. For more information, please visitwww.etmportraits.com
I love to create your portraits with my passion for photography. I truly feel blessed to live my passion every day. My passion for photography helped me enjoy my time capturing beautiful memories of your life. Every moment has a story and it is very precious to all of us. I am also a mother of two beautiful girls. I think that taking photos of every event in a unique way creates a memory for a whole life time, and being a wife of an economist keeps helping me in innumerable ways, not to mention how to manage my finances better.