Adia Renee Photography » Dallas Portrait Photography

One year ago today, I photographed the birth of Olivia Renee Solis. Her entrance into this world was incredibly beautiful and moving. Everything was simple.

A few days after her birth, her parents were hit with the devastating news that Olivia had a heart condition that had gone undetected. Olivia would have to fight for her life, and fight she did. She endured countless operations, including a heart transplant and went through many highs and lows. It was such an honor to be able to capture their story along the way, but mostly it was amazing to watch our very real God move in the lives of this family.

We talked about the day that we would take her one year photos, it seemed so impossible then. I am so happy to share these photos of the beautiful, lively and thriving girl who beat all of the odds and her incredible parents that helped her every step of the way!

I’m sharing some of Olivia’s birth and journey too, I hope you enjoy scrolling through!

xx,

Adia

 

 

One year ago…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase Olivia’s New Heart book click here.  All proceeds related to the book will be donated to the Heart Center at Children’s Medical Center-Dallas in order to support other families experiencing life in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

 

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I’m sharing this session in honor of Valentine’s Day and all of the love associated with it! Even though running after wild and free two year olds is kind of my thing, I still really enjoy being one-on-one with a couple. Sara and Chris were perfection on this sun filled Texas day. I worked with Sara to style our session and I’m so happy with the way they turned out. I definitely get a Sunday-kind-of-love feeling when I look at this session!

In family sessions, I always pull parents aside for a quick picture alone. Most of the time we laugh about the fact that the last portrait they’ve had was either their engagement pictures or their wedding pictures. We quickly move on to the rest of our session but I enjoy capturing the warm embraces, laugh wrinkles and scrunchy nose laughs that come with years of going through life with your best friend.

I will be opening four session slots on February 9th for children, families and couples. These sessions will be held at an outdoor location here in the DFW. You can find more information below. Sessions are first come, first serve. If you’re interested, you can DM me or email me at info@adiarenee.com. I’d love to answer any questions you may have!

I hope you enjoy scrolling through,

xo,

Adia

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Hey there!

I’m happy to share that I will be hosting the Family Portrait Session event! I wanted to provide my clients with a way to get quick family portraits in before the busy fall schedules pick back up again.

The August 18th sessions will be held in Dallas, with the first session starting at 5:30 pm. The August 19thsessions will be held in Plano, with the first session starting at 5:30 pm. These sessions are fast, we will have you back in your car AC in no time! You can find all of the details below.If you would like to wait until the fall, sessions are being booked into December. I would love to set up your date to save your spot.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Adia

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I met Elizabeth and Justin for their maternity session back in May, I was so happy to photograph their love for each other and the babies they were soon to meet. At that time they didn’t know their names, or what they would look like but they knew their entire life was about to change.

Just a few weeks later, I received the text that the babies had arrived! I was incredibly excited because they would be my first twin newborn session. I bounced over to their home with Emily (Emily is my best friend and photography hand, the absolute best) and Elizabeth opened the door with a baby in each arm, Jonah and Emilia. We quickly looked around, found the best light and set up!

We started with the babies first so that mom could take a second to finish getting ready. Wrapping them was an absolute dream, they were perfect in every sense of the word. The way they embraced each other just painted a picture of what they must have looked like in the womb. Every detail was essential and I found myself saying “just one more…” until everyone laughed at me for lying to myself. My favorite thing about this session was seeing Elizabeth and Justin step into their roles as mom and dad, and capturing the whole family together.

I love this session and I hope you do too!

Adia

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It’s Mother’s Day weekend and what better time is there to reflect on all things motherhood.

I am a stay-at-home-mom with three beautiful kids, and you guys it’s hard. There are days that we call in a pizza, get in our pj’s and hang with our buddy Netflix because it is just so overwhelming. We as moms give everything we have to our families, and sometimes that leaves us with very little left. To be honest, I’ve struggled. If you’re a mom reading this, I know that you will more than likely understand exactly what I’m talking about. The important thing here is that being a mother is the most rewarding job on the planet. 

It’s a thankless job, but there is nothing that beats seeing your child smile. And if there’s one thing every parent hears, it’s “they grow so fast”. As time passes I’m finding it to be more and more true. It’s important for us to stop and enjoy them in this busy life we live. What’s even more important is documenting this time in their lives, with you there too.

Now having said all of that, brace yourself: I have not taken a single family portrait.

If i’m being honest, sometimes it’s a struggle to muster up the courage to go A N Y W H E R E. So the thought of getting in front of the camera with my wild bunch really gets my mom-xiety going, which is funny because I never feel that way working with my families. Having three kids back-to-back-to-back has also been so hard on my body. Instead of listening to the warm words my husband spoke and the “I love you mommy’s”, I listened to the voice in my head that told me I just wasn’t enough. I didn’t really realize how bad it got until I recently started eating clean and caring for my body. It makes me sad to look back and not have any photos of me and my kids. I mean, hello, I’m a photographer. I know the value.

So here it is, time doesn’t wait.

Time doesn’t wait for you to lose the baby weight.

Time doesn’t wait for you to gain the courage to tackle a photoshoot.

You are beautiful. Trust your photographer. Just do it, I promise you won’t regret it. It’s my mission to take family photos in 2018, will you hold me accountable?

I’m sharing my favorite mother-daughter moments of Kalie + Kinley, and their baby from their family session. I hope you enjoy scrolling through.

xx,

Adia

 

 

 

 

 

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