Adia Renee Photography » Dallas Portrait Photography

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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Come prepared, like overly prepared.

I honestly believe that packing a bag for a photoshoot is the key to success, especially if you have younger kids. That may sound crazy because you’re going to take pictures, not a road trip. But you never want to be in the middle of a session with a melting toddler without a single snack. Or worse, have a spit-up incident and not have a change of clothes on hand. (Stay tuned for a whole blog post on packing the perfect photoshoot bag!)

 

Expect things to go crazy.

A photoshoot is a lot like going to church on a Sunday morning. You’re halfway ready, someone’s shoe is missing, you’ve told your kids to get dressed 15 times and it’s time to run out the door so you won’t be late. It’s going to happen. It always does. Brace yourself and prepare as much as you can the night before!

 

Relax

I know, the opposite of what I just described right? But trust me, I do this every day. In my personal life and in my business, I’m surrounded by little people. The fact is, your uncooperative two year old may be driving you nuts, but to me it’s just an opportunity to catch that bubbling personality. There is no tantrum I haven’t seen. I’ve got you, mama. In fact, I want every mom reading this to know that your family is not the only one riding in on the hot mess express. 9 times out of 10, parents come into a session nervous and stressed. This is where your photographer steps in and takes over. Every ounce of expertise in what we do will be given in direction, lighting, composition and posing. All we need is for you to have fun, so relax! So laugh when your 6 year old tells your sibling “smile so we don’t get grounded” and love your tribe!

 

Scroll through to see the McMullen’s family + maternity session! Their one year old had the best time exploring during our session and graced us with her precious smiles, prayers and peek-a-boo’s all throughout our session. Mom and Dad were so patient and had the best time laughing about life with a toddler. Their sweet baby girl should be here soon. She’s already so loved!

xx,

Adia

 

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