Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jordan - Seguin/New Braunfels Family Photographer

Jordan is a beautiful, lively 10-year old that I love dearly.  She is my husband's little sister, and I have known her since she was about 9 months old.  When we were over at my in-law's house a few weeks back, I offered to take some themed portraits of her just for fun.  We chose a western theme because Jordan is the only child in this family that is a true Texan.  (All the other kids were born in California.)  Plus, she LOVES horses and all things country.

These are some of the results - there were so many to choose from, but these are my favorite 3.  Hope you enjoy!

The gun in Jordan's holster is a pop-cap gun - not an actual firearm.
The jacket, however, is real & real heavy.

If you're interested in doing any kind of themed photo session, please contact me so we can work together to get you the portraits you are looking for!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday

They say, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em", so that's what I'm going to do.  It seems Thursday has been deemed "Throwback Thursday", for which you are supposed to post an old photo or two that may or may not be embarrassing/humiliating.  For the sake of not scaring you away, I'm going to skip the embarrassing/humiliating pictures, and just show you some of my older work.  Let me know what you think!

This is from a 60th Anniversary Party I shot with a good friend of mine way back in June of 2011.  This was one of the first large group events I shot, and I learned a lot during this party.  I got some good shots, as well!

This is my youngest, Elijah taken at Retama Park during live horse racing in November of 2011.  We took another married couple with us, as they had not ever been to see live horse racing.  We all had a blast! {Side Note: As you can see, I didn't edit this one very much, as evidenced by the boogers and the churro stains on his cheek. LOL That boy sure does love to eat!}

This is my oldest, Micah in December of 2010.  He was 4 years old.  This was the second session I did this month and year to get some good Christmas portraits to give to friends and family.  This session was timed perfectly win the day so as to avoid harsh shadows and squinty eyes.

Micah, Elijah and their friend Margarito at the Guadalupe County Fair in  October, 2012. All three boys had such a blast! 

Micah and Elijah in early December 2011.  This was the first of 2 session with my boys to get some Christmas portraits taken.  I didn't time this shoot very well (or got too lazy to get up early enough for better lighting), thus the harsh shadows over the eyes.  But I got some good shots out of it, too.

These two photos were taken at Landa Park in New Braunfels after
church one Sunday in July 2012.  If my memory serves me well, we had our new puppy, Levi with us on this trip as well.

It's just amazing to me to see how much my boys have grown and changed in the past few years. 

Thanks for taking time to take a trip down memory lane with me! Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Also, if you haven't already, be sure to take a look at my Senior Reps page to get all the info on how to become a 2014 Senior Rep for Joyful Noise Photography and earn free portraits, free images, and cash!

Friday, June 14, 2013

2014 Senior Reps

I am looking for some awesome, outgoing 2014 Seniors to represent Joyful Noise Photography!

Here are the details, so read carefully!

  • Must be currently a 2013 Junior, graduating in 2014
  • Must be outgoing and active in your school and community. Must enjoy being in front of the camera and have lots of personality.
  • Must live in and attend a high school within 40 miles of 78155
  • Be available to complete your Senior Portrait Session by August 15, 2013
  • You and your parents must agree to promote only for Joyful Noise Photography for your senior portraits from the time of acceptance through the entire 2013-2014 school year, and use these images as your senior pictures
  •  Must use one of your watermarked images as your Facebook profile picture for a minimum of 6 months
  • You are responsible for sending Joyful Noise Photography a minimum of 3 referrals.  These referrals must book, pay for, and complete their senior session by March 31, 2014.  If minimum is not met, you will be responsible to pay for your senior session ($250)
  • Your parent or guardian MUST sign a model release, allowing Joyful Noise Photography to use your images for advertising and promotional purposes

What do you get???

  • A FREE 2-hour session this summer (2013) before school starts.  This shoot will last up to 2 hours and include up to 3 locations and 3 outfit changes.  You will be using the images from this session to advertise throughout the year. 
  • 10 watermarked images to share on social networking sites (You must use one of these images as your profile picture on Facebook for a minimum of 6 months
  • A Facebook Timeline image
  • 50 Customized Rep Cards with your name, photo, and my contact information to pass out to your friends!
  • A Senior Rep spotlight blog post, featuring you and your hobbies and interests
  • $10 print credit for every referral

Need more incentive??

With each and every referral (after the referrals’ paid and completed session) you will receive $10 Print Credit PLUS

  • 5 Referrals - $25 Visa Gift Card
  • 10 Referrals - $50 Visa Gift Card
  • 25 Referrals - $250 Visa Gift Card
Referral must present your Rep card in order for you to receive these benefits.

You must apply by July 10, 2013.  Reps will be chosen by July 15, 2013.  Reps will be contacted if chose and also announces on Joyful Noise Photography’s Blog and Facebook page. 


Ok, so now you're interested - what's the next step?  Before you can become an official Joyful Noise Photography Senior Rep, you must fill out the application.  CLICK HERE.  Please e-mail me at joyfulnoisephoto@att.net if you have any questions!