Archive for 2010

Pull up a chair….

December 27th, 2010  |  Posted in personal, vendor spotlight

Yes, I do realize this table is set for Thanksgiving and we’re already well into December. But, everything about this photo speaks to me and I wanted to share.    This setting invites me in and makes me want to stay for a long time.  Can’t you just imagine the food, laughter and storytelling?  I hope during this time of celebration and reflection you find yourself surrounded by all the things that make you want to “sit and stay awhile.”

Thanks to the incredibly talented Viridian Design Studio for showing us once again the power of good design.  Delicious chocolates by Delysia.

Merry Christmas From The Pooles!

December 23rd, 2010  |  Posted in personal, uncategorized

I grew in the south and always dreamed of a white Christmas and sadly that never happened. But this year Rick and I had fun in Seattle right before Thanksgiving and were surprised by a freak snow storm. I thought I’d share some of those photos.

I love the sneaky Wendi in the corner out of focus! oh yeah the pink hat was a impulse buy on the way to the market. I didn’t pack a hat and my ears were cold!

Before I go I wanted to share a Christmas story that always makes me smile. A few years ago I went to a midnight candlelight Christmas Eve service. I go to a candlelight service ever year but never at midnight. It was really cool but what struck me came from a 2 year old sitting behind me. During the lighting of the candles at the end of the service as everyone started singing Silent Night I heard a little voice singing Happy Birthday. Turning around with a chuckle I saw her with her parents singing her own song. Her parents, who seemed slightly embarrassed and humored at the same time, made it a point to say that she sings Happy Birthday whenever someone lights candles. To me it was beautiful and prefect.

I hope your Christmas is full of love, joy and maybe some snow!

Cirlce H Lodge Bridal Portraits :: Candis

December 20th, 2010  |  Posted in bridal

I’m so excited to finally share Candis’ bridal portraits with you.  Remember her and Jason’s fun engagement session?   For her bridal session, it was a gorgeous Hill Country day at Circle H Lodge on Inks Lake and Candis was a vision . . .  and perfectly Candis!  The dress, the flowers, the fun feather in her hair were a perfect reflection of Candis’s fun, easy-going nature.

Houston Wedding Photographer, bridal portraits

Houston Wedding Photographer, bridal portraits

Houston Wedding Photographer, bridal portraits

Houston Wedding Photographer, bridal portraits

Houston Engagement Portraits :: Candis and Jason

November 30th, 2010  |  Posted in engagement, portrait

I’m excited for you to meet Candis and Jason.  These two cuties said they didn’t want a mushy photoshoot for their engagement session and I was thrilled to oblige!  If you’ve been following this little blog you know I’m biased toward authentic truthful images that reflect a couple as they really are and these two are  fun and laid-back so the beach, putt-putt golf and a little construction equipment was perfect.   Stay turned for more of these two.  Bridal portraits and their wedding are coming soon!

Houston engagement portraits

Houston engagement portraits

Houston engagement portraits

Houston engagement portraits

Houston engagement portraits

Houston engagement portraits

Houston engagement portraits

Congrats!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2010  |  Posted in uncategorized

I am truly thankful for so many things in my life. I thought I’d just show you a quick fun thing. It’s the little stuff that always makes me smile and I like to smile. I hope this will do the same for you and have a great Thanksgiving.