Little Dove Portraits is a Silent auction donor for the Lupus Foundation of America

Today I am SO excited to announce that Little Dove Portraits will be one of the silent auction donors for the Lupus Foundation of America – the Lone Star Chapter’s Gala coming up this September. This is this is a cause that is very dear to my heart because of my own personal battle with Lupus.

Two photo sessions will be up for grabs – one family session valued at $495 AND one newborn & family session valued at $595. There will be plenty of other sponsors auctioning off great items in a night of western elegance that includes casino games, wine pull, and a lot of fun entertainment.

What is Lupus?

For years I had been experiencing strange pain symptoms on and off, but never considered that I had anything physically wrong with me. “I must have slept wrong..” I often thought to myself when I woke up feeling stiff and sore. Making excuses for myself and why I was feeling the way I did was constant in my world. It was totally normal for me to fall asleep drinking my afternoon coffee! I may have been in my 30’s but my body felt like I was much older. Brain fog? Yes – all the time! Fever would sometimes take over my body out of nowhere and my joints would throb with pain, but then it would disappear as mysteriously as it began. I was tired all the time, but “what mom isn’t tired..?” I would tell myself.

It became where I was incapable of carrying out simple tasks like changing my daughter’s diapers and buckling her into her carseat for the pain in my hands. Even picking up a coffee mug or my camera was no small task without using both hands and gritting my teeth. Then finally in January 2018 I heard my doctor say three little words that changed my life, “You have Lupus”.

Things changed for the better as I got on medications, but I will never be cured from it. Many women are afflicted with this horrible autoimmune disease and I love that I am helping raise money and awareness to a cause so near and dear to my heart. Click below to learn more about this event and purchase tickets for an evening of fun!

2018 LUPUS GALA

Date:

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time:

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location:

The Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine

100 Great Wolf Drive

Grapevine, TX 76051

Newborn girl photo session | Wylie newborn photographer

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of shooting this newborn girl photo session. She was the perfect little model and slept so peacefully through the entire session! Mom did not have to travel too far to look for a Wylie newborn photographer since we’re practically neighbors.

Sometimes I love it when I get special requests to personalize an image. By that I mean that this newborn girl was holding the strand of pearls that her dad gifted to her mom. I love that I captured this for them!

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Newborn safety is one of the most important things to me when I work with new families. Making sure that they are well fed and snuggled in their wrap is one of the first things I do before I begin the photo session.

Instead of the girly pinks & purples, this newborn photo session went in a different direction as far as color goes. I chose a palette of blues and cream on wooden backdrops. The headband was made by me using strands of white mohair wool and swarovski pearls.

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Newborn Girl Photo Session

Whether you have a newborn girl or a newborn boy or newborn twins, we have all the props, wraps and headbands that help make your newborn photo session a success. All we ask you to do is show up with baby – we do the rest!

I’m excited to say that I have teamed up with a talented hair and makeup artist that transforms moms to look their best for their photos. Please inquire about her services at booking because you’ll need to book that separately.

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Wylie Newborn Photographer

Not only do I love working with kids, but my other specialties include Maternity Photography, Newborn Photography & Baby Milestone sessions. I also do family photography! Contact me by sending me a message.

Little Dove Portraits

205 S ROLLING MEADOWS DR
Wylie, TX 75098
United States (US)
Phone: 2147973992
Email: hello@ldportraits.net
Sunday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

by appointment only

The unicorn and the princess photo shoot | Dallas kids photographer

This summer has been a really hot one in Dallas and I’ve been doing a lot of indoor activities with the kids lately. I love that one of my daughter’s favorite games to play is “photographer” and simply put, that’s where she has me do a photo shoot of her. I’ve been making it a point to let her have photos on her terms so I don’t burn her out because photographer’s child syndrome really is a thing people! She inspired this set up because she loves being a princess and riding around on her play unicorn.

The unicorn and the princess photo shoot | Dallas Kids photographer #ldportraits #youaremyheart

Unicorn or princess photo shoot

Another activity that is fresh on her mind during the photo shoot is the ballet that she learned at the dance school in town. When I take kids photos, I try to keep it short and sweet by having her show me all her moves while she twirled trotted along with her unicorn.

The unicorn and the princess photo shoot | Dallas Kids photographer #ldportraits #youaremyheart

I love variation of the same pose and I made sure to get some shots of her just playing and with the different props. This backdrop was is Twinkle Sky purchased from baby dream backdrops and her outfit was an impulse buy at their booth during my week at Texas Schools! The unicorn came from the going out of business sale at Toys R Us and I’m not sure where the princess crown came from.

Last but not least, the clouds were just a bag of fiber-fil stuffing from my crafts.

Sometimes you just can’t get your tiara out of the clouds. Or your clouds out of your tiara!

The unicorn and the princess photo shoot | Dallas Kids photographer #ldportraits #youaremyheart

The unicorn and the princess photo shoot | Dallas Kids photographer #ldportraits #youaremyheart

Kids Photo Shoot

The unicorn and the princess photo shoot | Dallas Kids photographer #ldportraits #youaremyheart

Dallas Kids Photographer

Not only do I love working with kids, but my other specialties include Maternity Photography, Newborn Photography & Baby Milestone sessions. I also do family photography! Contact me by sending me a message.

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