Friday, April 30, 2010

Fix-It Friday #52

This morning I decided to have a little fun while I sipped my coffee, so I did a Fix-It Friday over at What that means, is that every Friday there is a photo submitted that we get to open up in our photo editing software and "play" with it.   I love to edit photos whether they are mine or not.  If you have a photo that you love, but aren't quiet happy with the brightness, clarity, color, or whatever then contact me.  I love doing post processing and retouching!  Together we can make your photos fabulous.  :)

Here is the original photo:

Here are my three "fixes":

I used Photoshop CS4 to do my post processing.  Which do you like more?


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

And the winner is.... {Creative Family Photography in Richmond, TX}

Meet the "M" Family!  They are the lucky winners of my last Facebook Fanpage giveaway.  I was fortunate enough to meet this family recently as Dad troops with my husband in the 501st Legion.  They drove all the way from Baytown for our session.  I am so glad they made the drive because we had a fantastic session.  The weather was beautiful and the family is so much fun.  I always enjoy having them around. 

Thanks for making the drive all the way over to me for your session!  Next time I will come to your neck of the woods.  :)

Chryshelle {Custom Family Photographer}

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gone Too Soon

I was deeply saddened by some news that I received today.  You may remember the precious set of  twin boys that I photographed a few months ago.  Beautiful baby Bennett passed away suddenly on the evening of Wednesday April 21st, 2010. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain of losing a child. 

If you feel called upon to donate to Baby Bennetts memorial fund, you can do so by visiting the family's website:

Gone Too Soon
This was a life that hardly begun
no time to find your place in the sun
no time to do all you could have done
but we loved you enough for a lifetime

No time to enjoy the world andd its wealth
No time to take life down off the shelf
no time to sing the song of yourself
though you had enough love for a lifetime

Those who live long endure sadness and tears
but you'll never suffer the sorrowing years
no betrayel, no anger
no hatred, no fears
Just love, only love in your lifetime...
~Author Unknown

Dear "F" Family,
My heart breaks for you.  My constant thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. 


Monday, April 26, 2010

As legend has it...{Custom Family Photography in Booth, TX}

This weekend I headed back out to Booth for a family session with the "S" family. The old schoolhouse has such a cool feel to it and thankfully the ants seemed to have mostly disappeared since my last visit. Dad kept making references to old stories about the schoolhouse to try and scare the girls and Mom would shush him before he could ever get the story out. The legends were completely made up on the spot of course. Very amusing.

Thank you "S" Family! I had a great time spending the morning with your beautiful family.

Chryshelle {Custom Family Photographer}

Monday, April 19, 2010

On the move {Custom Child Birthday Photography in Katy, Texas}

We headed over to Heritage Park for Henry's 1 year portraits on Saturday.  He has been walking for a while and has definitely mastered running as well.  He is in what I call the "movers and shakers" stage.  At this stage they love to be on the go exploring their environment and he was the perfect example.  So we just kept moving and checking out new places.  I set my shutter speed very fast and was able to get some great shots. 

Happy Birthday, Henry!  One is fun.  :)


Sunday, April 18, 2010

In tune with nature {Custom Senior Photography in Sugar Land, Texas}

This weekend I had a really fun adventure! I photographed Daniela's senior portraits in her favorite place of peace and contemplation. It involved a twenty minute hike, thorny bushes, muddy shoes, and sweat on my brow. But, I think the pictures speak for themselves so it was all more than worth it. The place was amazing and I am so glad that she chose to do her portraits there.

Thank you for taking me to your favorite hideaway. I will not give your secret place away. If I take anyone there, they will be blindfolded for sure. ;)

Chryshelle {Custom Senior Photographer}

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dainty little one {Custom Newborn Photography in Katy, TX}

Meet Lily. At not quite six pounds, she was able to fit into the littlest places. Even my smallest hats were a little bit big. :) Such a beautiful and delicate little thing.  She is so dainty and only six days old.

Thank you "H" family for inviting me into your home at such a wonderful time for your family.  It was a pleasure.

Chryshelle {Custom Newborn Photographer}

The Last Bluebonnet Session of the season {Custom Bluebonnet Portraits in Fulshear, TX}

Meet Connor.  His mom won my last Facebook fan page giveaway just by becoming a fan!  I just had to post a close up of this little one's gorgeous baby blues.  Can you believe the length of those eye lashes?!  He is gonna drive all the girls crazy one day.
Thank you for becoming a fan of Chryshelle Spurgeon Photography!  It was so nice to meet your family.  I hope to continue working with you in the future.

Chryshelle {Creative Child Photographer}

Bluebonnets Part Deux {Custom Bluebonnet Portraits in Fulshear, TX}

Driving to the bluebonnet field last night I drove through patches of rain and drizzle, but kept up hope that it would be dry out in Fulshear where I was holding the sessions.  Unbelievably, the entire bluebonnet field was dry.  It was like there was a huge umbrella shielding the field.  Lucky us!

The first session I photographed was a gorgeous pair of kids!  The most beautiful eyes and curly hair you have ever seen.
Thank you "T" family!  I look forward to future sessions with your family.

Chryshelle {Custom Child Photographer}

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Last Bluebonnet Preview {Custom Bluebonnet Portraits in Fulshear, TX}

If you have been following my photography for a while, you know how much I like to capture real feelings, individual personalities, and candid moments in time.  I love the photojournalistic feel of photos like that.  Things you will remember and make you smile when you look at the photo for years to come.

Well, this session makes me smile.  I hope it will make you smile, too.
 I had a fantastic time meeting your girls and look forward to working with them again!

Chryshelle {Custom Child Photographer}

Bluebonnet Preview #4 {Custom Bluebonnet Portraits in Fulshear, TX}

Meet Avery. She was so sweet and a little nervous at first about being set down in the middle of a big field of flowers.  Her big brown eyes welled up with tears.  So cute...I couldn't resist taking a photo. :)  After her and dad played for a little bit on the blanket, she warmed up to the idea. How cute is that hat!?

Thank you for giving Chryshelle Spurgeon Photography a try!  I hope to work with your family again soon.

Chryshelle {Custom Child Photographer}

Bluebonnet Preview #3 {Custom Bluebonnet Portraits in Fulshear, TX}

How could you not just fall in love with this little girl? She looks like a porcelain doll with her milky white skin and beautiful blue eyes. Gorgeous.

It was so nice to meet you today!  I hope to work with you again soon.

Chryshelle {Custom Child Photographer}

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bluebonnet Preview #2 {Custom Bluebonnet Portraits in Fulshear, TX}

Meet Vivienne. She was so beautiful! Super happy and easy peasy to photograph.

More bluebonnet sneak peeks tomorrow...

Chryshelle {Custom Child Photographer}

Party of nine {Custom Family Photography in Katy, TX}

I honestly was a little nervous when I got a phone call for a family of nine. It is not always easy to get the attention of a group that size without some "entertainment help", but I was up for the challenge.

Well, turns out I had absolutely NOTHING to be nervous about! These 7 children (ages 10 and under!) were so amazingly well behaved during our session. I had so much fun during our session. We did family shots, individuals of all of the children, the children grouped in different ways, and mom and dad by themselves. The whole time everyone was where they were supposed to be on cue when asked the FIRST time. I was very impressed!

Thank you for choosing me to photograph your family. I look forward to future sessions!

Chryshelle {Custom Family Photography}

Bluebonnet Preview #1 {Custom Bluebonnet Portraits in Fulshear, TX}

This is the first year that I have done mini-sessions in the bluebonnets.  It was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again next year!

My first session this evening was for an adorable pair of little girls.
 Then came along a pair of very well behaved and fun sisters.

More previews to come...

Chryshelle {Custom Children's Photographer}