t h e c h e e k s g i r l s . . .
my inspiration, my muses, the light of my life….a double dose of chubby cheeks. cheek’s #1, aka abc (her initials), is the older one, the super hyper one, a daddy’s girl and a snuggler. she is the one with brown eyes and brown hair and a sass you only read about in prissy girly children’s books. cheeks #2, aka cam-b the younger one, is the giggler, the one who plays off of her sister’s hyperness, a mommy’s girl and a cuddler. she is the one with one blue eye and one green eye, lighter hair and she is the one who thinks she is way to big for her britches. she’s the one who will intently study what her sister is doing so she can try copy her, even when her legs arent quite long enough. but together, they are a force, a force to be reckoned with, a terrific twosome and the center of my world!
d a d d y c h e e k s . . .
Steven, aka daddy cheeks. He tells me almost daily he is proud of me, he believes in me and that he loves me. he is my shoulder to cry on, my ear to listen and my smile for triumphs. The glue that holds me together. He is the rock that holds me up and teaches me that i too am strong on my own. MY HUSBAND of seven years. the one who knows how i like my hamburgers, my pizza and my margaritas, among many things, lol.
he is my lifelong partner, an amazing dad, my “babe”…
m e a k a t h e p h o t o g . . .
I graduated from texas a&m university with an engineering degree, go ahead and say it NERD ALERT. I went on to become a pharmaceautical rep for several years, and then cheeks#1 arrived. I couldn’t tear myself away from her so my corporate job got left behind and together we have never looked back. I had always envisioned myself as a stay at home mom, to my dad’s bank account’s dismay, and it was what i was meant to do. after having had to find creative ways to release my creativity during my day job, just ask some of my old doctors/clients i did some imaginative things to convey points about the products in my bag, lol….i eventually had an outlet, photography, and it went from 0-60 in no time! again i havent looked back and i love it! As crazy as my path to this has been, THIS is what i meant to do, period!
who i am in a nutshell? i dont spell check (EVER), i typically write and type in all lower case and i write just like i speak (minus the typos). while i love love love to sleep, i spend most of my time functioning on very little of it. i may have been a party planner or nfl correspondant in another life. i love chapstick, chocolate and all things a&m and when you meet me it will be very clear that i am a khaki shorts and flip flop kinda gal. I am inspired by light and laughter and the moments that happen in between.
c h u b b y c h e e k p h o t o g r a p h y . . .
a little about a session with me
This journey through photography has taught me alot…alot about life, alot about how all of the moments of our past lead us to this very moment we are in right now and while today it might mean nothing, tomorrow it might mean your whole world can change. so these…these are the moments that matter…the same moments we forget all too soon but wish we could rememeber forever. These are the moments i want to capture for you! whether it be that gummy 6 month old grin, or what i call “the one year old squat” you know it the one, where their curiosity gets the best of them and they just squat right then and there to observe whatever it is that distracted them…or maybe its the quiet stillness of your first born and all of the parts and pieces you have been waiting so long to see, hey its prob even the not so quiet stillness of your two year old running through a pile of leaves… But no matter what it is we will find it, we will capture it and we will all laugh a whole lot doing it because no session with me is anything close to posed, serious or quiet, ha! you see, the thing is these truly are the ins and outs of our everydays and these little things, these little moments…well…they are simply what makes us who we are and makes up the meaning of our lives…
one of the best things about having children is see’ing the world from a whole different perspective, colors are brighter, sugar is sweeter, you live and love with abandon, and jumping off the front porch step seems like you just jumped off the empire state building. and the best part is all of these things, those views, that perspective…. it all changes every year as they grow up right in front of our eyes. THIS is what inspires me, my children, YOUR children, their dreams, their wishes…simply put…THEM BEING THEM.