Jaqueline and William – Downtown Houston Engagement Session

These two are such a GQ couple. I mean seriously, don’t they just take your breath away. Corey & I had a blast shooting their engagement session. We decided to do a night shoot for a little something different, and it is summertime in Texas after all. We had to dodge some drizzling rain, but all turned out well. Jaqueline & William are naturals in front of the camera. But then I don’t think they could do anything to look bad. We can’t wait to shoot their wedding in October.

Here are some of the photos from the engagement session, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook. I’ll be posting more from their session on our page tomorrow !

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This & That Thursday #4

I know, I know I am having trouble remembering to post my This & That Thursday post each week. Maybe I should start a forgetful Friday post on the weeks I forget. 😉

Actually I didn’t have a lot to share last week anyway, so you didn’t miss much.

However our son started football camp. He is going into the 8th grade and decided that he wants to join the school football team. So they had a week long practice camp for incoming students. All I can say is I don’t know how I am going to handle this football thing. I had to check him from head to toe when he got home his first day. What am I going to do when I’m watch a game and see my baby get tackled? How do you other football moms deal with the Anxiety?

Well Corey is out of town again. Luckily this is only for 1 day. He should be home this evening or probably in the wee hours of the morning. So I don’t have to go through withdrawals on this trip.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but in our house Hulu is the bomb. However I just recently added Netflix to our household and I think I might be in heaven. I was holding out because Hulu has so much on it. But there is one show I’ve been wanting to see that I had to get Netflix for, Downton Abbey. I know I’m behind and it’s been out for a couple of seasons, but I’m hooked. I am now in the process of catching up and watching at least on episode a night. But so far between Hulu & Netflix we still don’t need satellite or cable in the house.

And just because it’s my current obsession I’ll leave you with a photo of Downton abbey.

 

~Michelle

 

Featured on How He Asked Blog

Remember Christine & Opie ? Well their engagement session was featured on How He Asked. I love this blog and I am so happy that their story was picked to be featured. I’m not sure if there is a more deserving couple. Congratulations you two !!!

~Michelle

 

This & That Thursday #3

Ok I know this post is a day late but I still wanted to get it out there for y’all.

Why am I posting so late? Well we were traveling most of the day yesterday & then when we got to our hotel the wireless internet connection had problems. Needless to say that my stress free weekend hasn’t started out that way. However I am determined to relax and worry about nothing.

Oh by the way did I forget to say that we are away with a few friends taking it easy for the weekend? I’ll be sure to have some photos to share next week.

If you read last weekes This & That Thursday post, then you know that Corey was out of town. When he came back I found out that he thinks I’m a slut. (see the photo below)

Right now I have a song by Dierks Bentley stuck in my head. Its called 5150, and is driving me crazy. It doesn’t help that I only know like 2 lines. So go listen to it and get it stuck in your head too.

Well thats it for now I am going explore my home away from home for the next few days. I’ll check in with all of you when we get back !!!!

SLUTS – Southern Ladies Under Tremendous Stress

 

This & That Thursday #2

So it’s 2:30 in the afternoon and all I can thing is I need to post my “This & That Thursday” blog post. However I can think of absolutely nothing to write about. I mean, like anyone really wants to hear about my glamorous life. A life so glamorous that I spent yesterday evening getting 2 new tires for our truck. Two evenings this week I’ve been at home without a husband or son & what did I do? I went to bed early !! I’m leading a rock-star life, I tell ya.

Anyways, as I said I was without a husband & son twice this week. That’s because Mr. B decided to stay the night at a friend’s house & Corey is out of town (in Savannah Georgia in fact) helping a friend of ours complete a job. Hopefully he’ll have some nice photos to share when he gets back. Though I really am not used to the single life. 🙂

This past weekend was a rare occasion for Corey & I. We actually had the weekend off. We got to spend some time with family members and actually enjoy some time to ourselves. Don’t get me wrong we love our crazy hectic life, but it was great to see family too.

Are you on Pinterest? If so head on over & follow me. This week I saw the cutest thing. So I thought I would share it. Isn’t it cute? It makes me want one sooo bad !

All week long I’ve had Call Me Maybe stuck in my head. Mr. B and I have even made up a dance to go along with it. Maybe we’ll do it for you one day if you’re not one of the lucky ones who has seen it all ready !!

I’ll leave you today with a photo of Brent & his cousin Danyelle with their masterpieces they painted this weekend ! (taken with my crummy cell phone, sorry)

Hermann Park Engagement – Family Shoot : Courtney & Corey

A couple of weeks ago Corey & I had the delight of photographing Courtney, another  Corey and Courtney’s little girl Kelli. We met up at Hermann park and were lucky enough to get some shoot time in before one of the Houston thunderstorms ended the session for us. 

Be sure you’re a fan of our Facebook Page. I’ll be posting more photos there soon !!

 

Japanese Gardens Engagement : Opie & Christine

Well if your from the Houston area then you know what the weather here is like. Either we get no rain all season (like last summer) or we get drenched everyday. Well even though we have been battling crazy rainy weather for the past couple of weeks, we have still been able to sneak in a few engagement sessions.  I know it’s getting late but I wanted to share one of them with you tonight.

They met through a Craiglist post and shortly realized they had found there soul mates. After 5 months he took her to what she thought would be a regular old fishing trip and ended up being a trip to the beach she will never forget. While sitting on pier 17 at sunset he pulled out a moleskin journal, she had purchased him, an proceeded to read the most amazing proposal to her, incorporating all of their special songs. I really don’t know if there is another couple out there as sweet as Opie & Christine.

Christine & I met through social media. She is a social media guru and author of the most amazing blog regarding her journey through planning a wedding and undergoing brain surgery at the same time. Check her blog out for yourself. You will be pulled right in, trust me. 🙂 I am so so glad that a mutual FB friend put us in touch !

The day of the session it rained cats and dogs all day. We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to pull it off. With a lot of  frantic texting between Christine and myself  we were debating our options. Then at the last minute the skies cleared and left behind the most amazing light. We battled the humidity and got some great photos of the lovely couple as well as some of the local wildlife….

 

 

 

 

 

What did I tell you? Aren’t they the cutest ?!?! Be sure you “Like” our Facebook page I will be posting the rest of their images there soon !!!

~Michelle

This & That Thursday #1

To keep everyone up to date on what’s going on in our lives. I have decided to start a new weekly post that’s just a random jumble of stuff that has occurred over the last week. So enjoy the first installment of This & That Thursday !!!

So Corey’s Doctor started him on a new medicine for his back last week. So far it seems to be helping. We would appreciate the prayers. His doctor told him after this medicine there are about 3 more he can try, and after that he doesn’t know what to do. Since this is something we have been battling for 6 years now we need all the prayer warriors we can get on board.

I think Gizzy our dog is trying to tell us something. For the past couple of weeks she has been using the restroom on the bathroom rug. We let her out every night before we go to bed. But here lately I think she has been playing instead of taking care of business. So when she gets back inside and we lay down for the night she goes on the rug. I don’t know whether to be mad that she is going inside or relieved that she is doing it on a washable rug.

Moving on from poo to food 🙂 – I tried a Vietnamese noodle house for the first time earlier this week.  I got a dish that they called the Vermicelli Combination Bowl. It consisted of rice noodles, bean sprouts, cilantro, grilled pork, egg rolls, grilled shrimp, along with peanut w/ fish sauce.  So I don’t know if this is just not my cup of tea or if I should try another noodle house. But let’s just say I wasn’t a fan.

Still on the subject of food, I have decided to start my weight loss routine again. A few years ago I lost 30 pounds in 3 months on the QWLC program. Well we all know that after losing weight you can’t go back to eating the same way that put it all on in the first place. But that didn’t stop me. So I have put the weight back plus some. I think it’s time I do something about it, so I am getting back on the regiment. Wish me luck !!

I know a blog isn’t fun without photos, but today I’m ending with my weight loss rewards chart instead. Hopefully this will keep me motivated !!!!!

Tragedy at the Bowman Household

Imagine being a mother and waking up to a blood curdling scream at 12:30 am. Yes that’s what happened to me last night. I was sound asleep when I hear my 13 year old screaming bloody murder & crying at the top of his lungs for his father…Needless to say my feet hit the floor before I was fully awake.

Well if you follow us on facebook then you might know that we recently had 2 new additions to our home in the form of my son’s 2 pet mice. I had an awesome blog post all planned out on welcoming these critters into our home and all (procrastinator that I am it hadn’t been published yet).

Well that blog post wont happen now. It seems that at 12:30 this morning one of the critters decided to climb her water bottle and make a break for it. You know the grass is greener on the outside of the mouse cage. That being said our dog happened to be there when she jumped out, and doing what dogs do best, she had to protect us from this fearsome creature.

So I spent about an hour consoling my 13 year old son and explaining to him that it wasn’t our dogs fault since she thought she was doing the right thing. Now I get to head to the pet store and pick up another mouse for a playmate of the one that stayed in the cage.

So I’ll end this post with a photo of the cutie pies that my son snapped with his cell phone a few days ago.

 

Pine Forest Prom | Livingston Texas Event Photographers

Well today is the summer solstice, so summer is officially here. I guess that means it’s about time that I finally share this blog post ! Just before the end of the school year Corey & I were invited to share in the prom of Pine Forest Christian School. Let me tell you it was a great night. Not only did the kids have a great time but so did the adults. 🙂

I thought I’d share just a few of the photos from that night.

See, I told you everyone had a great time. The kids & adults danced up a storm. If you look close you might find me out on the dance floor too !

One person even danced their shoes off !

I can’t wait till next years prom. It’s already in the planning stages.

~Michelle

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