Homegrown Christmas - Limited Mini Sessions

It's been a while since I offered Christmas mini sessions and I'm excited to be able to offer them this year!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 2nd.  

Many of you have probably wondered what exactly a mini session is.  It is a quick photo session for up to 5 people that allows your family to get some great shots without Dad getting too grumpy :)  and the best thing is you'll be able to get a wall portrait and gift prints for a discounted package price, just $150!  

This year, I'm also offering a fantastic BONUS BUY!  In addition to the regular package, you can purchase the Bonus Buy and you will receive 5 of your favorite high resolution digital images from your online gallery with printing release AND images sized for posting on Facebook...for just $200 (digital images are usually sold at $75 each - so this is an awesome savings!).  And the best part about the BONUS BUY - you get (1) set of 25 custom press printed Christmas cards for FREE!  

Purchasing the digital images will give you the ability to print photos to give to your family and friends as Christmas gifts - talk about a time saver, and no worries about fighting the crowds....and what a unique gift too!

The location has not been finalized yet, but it will take place in either the Shelby or Industry area.  Please choose from the session times below:

7:30 am
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am

5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm

Since the sessions are limited this year, don't delay...contact me TODAY to reserve your space.  The package fee of $150 is due at the time of booking to reserve your session time slot.  Contact me via email at britney.voelkel@sbcglobal.net
Disclaimer: This offer is only good for Homegrown Christmas Mini Sessions - no additional discounts can be applied.  Session fee is non-refundable.  Due to the custom nature of these products, all sales are final.  Being punctual and early for your appointment is VERY important.  If clients are late to their session, their scheduled time will be forfeited.

Meet Tre' C | 2013 Cy-Springs HS Senior

Since I've been working in Houston, photo shoots have been few and far between.  It's hard to keep up, but when this Senior's mom contacted me, I had to make time for this photo shoot.  His older sister, Jaree, helped me launch my Senior Rep campaign a couple of years ago and the results were stunning.

We met in Brenham, on a very windy Sunday morning.  I was so thankful to be shooting a guy that day - no crazy winds to mess up hair in the middle of the shot!  I love the backdrop that downtown Brenham provides - one might look at a historic abandoned building with chippy paint and years of decay and never think of it as a perfect backdrop - but when it's paired up in a photo - it gives tons of visual interest and really brings your portrait to life. 

Tre' was a natural.  Of course everyone is a little nervous, not knowing what's in store - but he was very photogenic and was eager to display his collection of shoes!  Check out some of my favorites from the shoot.  Congratulations Tre'! 

 2014 Seniors - it's never to early to schedule your photo session!  Contact me at britney.voelkel@sbcglobal.net for more info on how to schedule yours!

Meet Keeli B | 2012 Cy-Fair HS Senior

First of all, I have to say that I'm a little embarrassed that it's been almost 6 months since my last blog post!  But don't they always say, the best things come to those who wait?  Well do I have a treat for you!   Meet Keeli B - 2012 Cy Fair High School Senior - and total beauty!  

I have to tell you - I've known Keeli since she was just a little girl and her special friend was "June Ferguson."  I was so honored that her parents picked me to document this monumental time in their lives - when they let their little girl spread her wings and fly.  Keeli has grown up to be a kind, smart and ambitious young woman and is sure to have a very bright future.  Her parents should give each other a huge high five for raising such a great kiddo.  Lots of love to your family!

Enjoy some of my favorite shots!

Parker's Special Day | Brenham Birthday Party Photographer

One year ago on October 13, 2010, Justin and Suzanne started a new chapter in their lives.  One that would forever change their outlook on the world and would show them what it really means to love a child.  Over the past year, I have had the distinct honor of photographing their budding family.  I was overjoyed when Suzanne asked me to photograph Parker's 1st Birthday Party earlier this month!

Suzanne went all out and took care of every detail.  This woman amazes me - she was able to pull together this party all while finishing her graduate degree, working as a teacher, being a wife and a MOM....I nominate you Super Woman!

Lots of friends and family took part in Parker's special day and enjoyed the fun activities....

When the time finally came for the birthday boy to blow out his candles, he knew exactly how to dig in to his birthday cake.  YUM!

Happy Birthday Parker and congratulations to Justin and Suzanne for surviving your first year as parents!  Thanks again for letting me be a part of your special day :)

2011 Merry + Bright Holiday Sessions | Brenham, TX Family Photographer

I don't know about y'all, but these years just keep sneaking by faster every year.  I can't believe that we've got less than 100 days left before the fat man squeezes down the chimney!  And being the procrastinator that I am - I'm just now getting my act together with the 2011 Holiday Sessions.....so better late than never...here you go!

Sessions will be VERY limited this year as I have a million things in my schedule right now.  The sessions will be in the evening starting at 5:15 pm and only 3 spots will be available each evening....

The dates available are:

  •           Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23 
  •           Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5
Exact locations are still to be determined, but they will most likely take place in either Brenham or Industry and within 25 miles of 78940.

I will have new holiday card selections this year, as well as the selections from 2010 to choose from.   The new card selections will be posted in the next couple of days.

What a difference a year makes! | Carmine, TX Child Photographer

Living in a small town is something I'm really starting to love.  We've been in Shelby for a year and a half now and we get to enjoy the simple things in life.  Weekends usually consist of a church or fireman's feast that helps to benefit the church or community.  The food is always delicious and plentiful, there are games for the kids and above all else, there's fellowship.  Now that we've been attending these functions for so long, we have started to get to know more people and we feel as though we belong there now - instead of being some visitor.

Over the summer we attended the Carmine VFD Feast, which serves the best fried chicken you've ever tasted....besides, of course, the Shelby fried chicken that you can get each year at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church fundraiser on October 21st...just sayin!

Anyway, so at the Carmine VFD Feast I ran into my past clients, Suzanne and Justin, and I was so excited when they asked if I would be available to take pictures of their son Parker who is turning ONE this month!  Suzanne is one of the best clients you could ask for.  She has lots of great ideas, brings props, dresses her family really cute - you get the idea - she rocks!

So a couple of weeks ago, I got to take pictures of this little cutie ....what a difference a year makes!

It's a braggin' situation!

Since I posted my new pricing and collections last month, I've had several inquiries about the brag book that is included in Collection II.  It's one of my favorite products and I love it when clients decide to add it to their order.  It's very unique and makes a wonderful gift for grandparents.  Here's some images of the brag book from my most recent session with the big ONE year old in Industry.

This little guy's mom said she almost cried when she opened this one up!

These brag books are customized to go with the theme of the session.  The front and back cover also come with a magnetic closure.

 Since a lot moms and grandmas like to carry this around in their purse to show friends and family - the brag book comes with a handy sleeve to help protect your book from any damage.

Next time you have a photo session, keep this little jewel in mind!  You can purchase it as an add-on, in sets of 3 or you can enjoy it as part of Collection II.