Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pet Photography.

I love everything ABOUT Dogs, They are the secret to making you feel better when you have the flu, they are the ones that keep you warm at night, and safe while sleeping. This pretty girl Reese did not like my camera. Would not look at it to save my life. You can't tell in this picture, but my hand is actually under her belly and I had to hold her so she wouldn't run from me. This couple had two weenie dogs, they are holding the other one in the background. I have seen dogs like Reese before, and The owner told me that Her "Max" seems to feel like his soul will be stolen out of the picture. I wonder if that's true?? Although I guess we will never really find out, there are always ways to get your lovely pet in the photo.

Just a few tips for bringing your pets to the shoot.

* Walk them around outside your home, or the location of the shoot for a few minutes so they get their sniffers tuckered out.

* I personally would not feed my dogs right before going to the location. Just for the fact that I wouldn't want to clean up after them every time I turn around.

* Please PLEASE bring doggie bags. Most places around San Antonio welcome pets. But, you must clean up after them. SmS Photography will not be responsible for dog mess fees.

*Please bring your dogs leashes and collars, leash laws still apply to photographers. You can take them off for the picture, but they must go right back on. SmS Photography will not be responsible for breaking leash law or fines that come of it. 

All in All Dogs usually work well while their families are close. They make for great family portraits and can stay with your family for a lifetime. Hope to see you Soon!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

This is my son "Kole" He is so amazing in front of a camera, to his sly smirks to his dashing blue eyes.

A little about ME!

Hey ya'll, I just wanted to give you a little insight to who I am. Not just as your photographer, but as a person. My name is Stephanie and I am originally from Live Oak, Texas. I have moved around alot being as my Husband is Military, and I currently am back in Texas living in the San Antonio area. I absolutely love being here, This is where I should be. But, God has a plan for everyone.

I met my husband in May of 2010 and we were married in April of 2011. It has been a wonderful experience. He is my biggest fan and we have a fantastic story to tell our children of how we met. :) I don't know what came over me that day, it was memorial day weekend. I saw my now husband on a motorcycle at the corner of rim road, and cliffdale & I just had to stop him. The rest is history.

I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. But, I was on the fence about wanting to take them professionally. I have done alot of jobs in my short time as an adult & I never really had a clear view of what I wanted to do. First it was an elementary school teacher, then a nurse, then a swat medic. I have always had big dreams, but nothing ever quite fit. Until now! I now feel that this is what I am meant to do. I love to see their faces when I show them their pictures for the first time. Just the feeling that they are getting something that I have created & will last a lifetime warms my heart. My Husband bought me my new camera and EVERYTHING that goes with it back in may of 2011. I just took off from there. It was a slow start, as I was moving back to Texas. But, has been an awesome ride this far.

Not only am I a Wife, & Photographer I also am a Mother, I have a Son "Kole" who just turned 7. I have no idea where the time went. But, I wouldn't trade him for a million dollars. He is an amazing young man, and the smartest thing I have known in my lifetime. He never ceases to amaze me with his knowledge and talents. I honestly am so blessed to have my Husband and my Son in my life. They make me want to do GREAT things.