Adia Renee Photography » Dallas Portrait Photography

You read that right! I’m writing this at 11pm and I am cracking myself up. My guilty pleasure is dad jokes and I can’t help myself. Sharing a little bit about me makes me feel more human and I thought you’d like to know that behind the pretty pictures and thoughtful captions is a mom who is tired and hysterically laughing because what else is there to do?!

Moving on to the pretty pictures. The Fallin twins are special boys. I say that not only because there are two of them, but because each one is unique. Not just in personality, but in the way they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Angella, the professional mom raising these handsome boys, beamed with pride our entire session. (I mean, how could you not?) I loved working as a team to laugh, sing and make the craziest faces to get these sweet photos. I promised her she would love them and I am so happy that she did. The families I shoot are so special to me and I am extremely thankful for these Fallin boys!

xo,

Adia

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This session featured a very special (and gorgeous) birthday girl, Blakely. She celebrated 7 years of living with a photoshoot that solely focused on her. Blakely is one of five siblings, which led me to believe that she would be shy when it came to being alone in front of the camera. I could not have been more wrong.

It seems that we discovered some kind of  super talent hidden in the sweetest seven year old. I usually spend a little extra time with the kids I shoot before we start. I get to know them, laugh with them, and gain their trust before we even start shooting. (I find this is important to do since I’m going to be sticking a camera in their face for an hour). I suggest poses as we go, and get great shots after they warm up. Blakely needed no suggestions, she needed no warming up.

She. Was. Incredible. I enjoyed every second of our session and getting to see the girl who’s kindness reaches far past her family of seven. Happy Birthday, Blakely!

I’ll be sharing a really exciting life update soon.

xo Adia

 

 

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Last year around this time, I wrote a blog post reflecting the joy that I felt that my business had turned two. If you follow me anywhere on social media, you know that since then we have added another sweet baby to our family! Pregnancy, sick babies, full days, late nights and much more have led to one busy and tired mama! I’ve hardly had the energy to sit down and blog about my sessions, or fold that pile of laundry – fellow moms, you know. Instead of sitting here one year later discouraged, I’m filled with unbelievable joy! Even though I haven’t put 100% into my business, I have given 100% to my kids, and that is something I will never regret. Today, on the sweetest of days, we celebrate my daughter, Mila.

Mila turns two today and I’m amazed at how much she’s grown. She has taught me so much about life, and myself. I see so much of me in her, and my mind runs wild with all my hopes for her future. So to my sweet girl, may you always know that you are loved more than you can imagine. Guard your heart above all else, and never let anyone convince you that you are weak because of your tender heart. Never lose that caring spirit. Fight for what you want in life. Dream big.

Happy birthday, Mila!

 

 

 

 

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Hey there! I just want to share a little bit of what’s been going on in our lives because we’ve got a lot of exciting news! We just sold our house in the heart of Dallas and are packing all of our belongings in preparation of our big move to the burbs. Yes, the burbs. If you would have told me I would be that mom ten years ago, I would have said you’re nuts! Fortunately for me, I’m not the girl I was then, and I am welcoming this new move with open arms.  Family-friendly everything? Yes, please.

Next on the list of news, Alexander is leaving me! Ok not leaving, but he is starting preschool in the fall and I am not really sure how I’m going to handle it all. He’ll be attending an awesome private school in Plano three days a week and I know he’s going to do great. He is quite the social butterfly and I’m really interested in seeing what kind of student he will be.

Expectation: classroom star. Reality: class clown.

Last, but certainly not least on our list of news is that we are expecting a sweet baby boy! He will be arriving October 2016 and we could not be more thrilled! We thought our hearts were full with two kids, but we couldn’t have been more wrong. We are so thankful for our family and the fact that we get to call these little people ours. Thank you to our family, friends and my lovely clients for all the love and support you’ve shown us.

With all that being said, I’m looking forward to the next few months of shooting! I will be taking a maternity leave starting sometime in September. If you’ve been thinking about booking a session, let’s talk!

Adia


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A year ago I met the sweetest girl in the world, Mila. She has rocked our world since day one and we simply adore her. I wanted to make her first birthday party one to remember, and it did not disappoint! My hubby picked her party theme and many details, right down to her dress, gah! She’s a daddy’s girl for sure. The gorgeous cake was done by It’s Gonna Be Sweet Bakeshop and I could not have been happier with it! It was exactly what I envisioned and was delicious. Seriously, Dianne is extremely talented and I’m so happy to have her make all of my future cakes! The flowers were done by myself and my family and all of the little details were mainly found in Heaven, otherwise known as Hobby Lobby. Though the party was beautiful, Mila was totally over it. She is currently breaking her two front teeth and is so miserable. Needless to say, she spent most of the party nestled up with mom. We really enjoyed celebrating our girl with our family and friends.  I hope you enjoy scrolling through her birthday party and photoshoot!
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My two year old couldn’t keep his hands off of the sweets table!
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I took a photograph of Mila every month from newborn to one year and displayed them side by side over the fireplace, I totally cried when I saw how much she’s changed even though it feels like she was just born yesterday!
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The only picture that exists of all of us looking in the same direction!
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Party sponsor and guest of honor.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR PRINCESS!

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