Friday, September 12, 2008

08/23/08 ~ Madison's 1st Shoot Miss Madison....Madison is the daughter of Devin (you can scroll down to see her maternity shoot)
Little Maddie was such a good little's a few of my fave pics & collages from her 1st session.

I just love this pic...soo cute!

Awww...Kissing Mommy

9/6/08 ~ Jones Family

Nicole (the other photographer that helps me at weddings & larger event/families) & her husband bought a new house last month. She asked me to stop by and snap a pic so they could send out "We've Moved" Cards...

This was my fave....I just love the kids goofing off (Love ya Monique & Chase)

and just for are just a few of the photo cards that I have access to:

8/21/08 ~ Chance (Army)

This is another "home grown" military man...Chance is from Sweeny.


8/16/08 ~ Coker Boys

These boys were so cute...

8/2/08 ~ Cody & Carly (Airforce)

I really am so very thankful for all of the service men & women that protect our country so that we can live how we want. It means a lot to me that they do that and I wanted to do something to thank them for all they do. Having had a grandfather that was in the AirForce and my husband having served in the Army & National Gaurd...I understand how tight money is when you serve in the military.... decided to offer to do family portraits for our Military Men & Women & their family for free. (or discounted....visit my website or let me know if you want more info)

This is the 2nd (well 2nd & 3rd) Military Member that I've had the chance to photograph since I started this special.

Cody & Carly are serving our Country in the AirForce. They came home to get married with their friends and family.
They gave me a call and asked if I'd take family pics of them (non-wedding).
They are such a cute couple....and they were really fun to shoot.

Here are a few of my fave pics from the session:

Cody is a local from Lake Jackson....and requested some pics with them in front of the Texas Flag:

Cody & Carly...

If you would like more info on how you can help support our local troops...let me know.

8/2/08 ~ Nick's Shoot

This little boy was such a cutie...

He brought all his Elmo's with him:

I can't imagine why every kiddo that takes pics with the ice cream cone wants to lick it...(and yes...I clean it after each shoot):

8/2/08 ~ Addy's Shoot

Addy brought her in with her cousins when she came in to get her pics taken....So of course we had to include them in some of the pics too.

Enjoy guys!

7/31/08 ~ Julianna's 1st Shoot

Awww....I'd like y'all to meet my little namesake...isn't she just darlin'?

Thanks for the ideas & letting me do her very 1st professional shoot Melissa.

7/30/08 ~ Anna & Bryan's Maternity Shoot

Anna & Bryan are such a sweet couple...Here are a few of my fave pics from their maternity session.

6/15/08 ~ Melissa's Maternity Shoot

Mrs. Melissa was soo fun to take pics of...and she is expecting my little namesake (Julianna Marie) so that was double fun. Oh and Julianna is just as stubborn as me and she isn't even out yet...she kept kicking the blocks off Mommy's tummy...silly little girl.

and my fave pic from the shoot...

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Well...since Hurricane Ike is keeping me from the studio and work....I figured I'd update the blog with pics from the last couple of months that I'm behind on....
Are you ready??? I'll do each "session" in a different post...Let me know what you think. Thanks & hope to see you in the studio soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

3/15/08 ~ Craig (Army)

Craig Anderson is from Sweeny and is in the Army.

When he came home, his mom needed a way to get him out of the house and to McCoys parking uniform...for a surprise "parade" from there to Sweeny where his parents had a party for him. I had been thinking of doing free sessions for military members for a while...just hadn't figured out all the details and how to get it out there yet. His mom, Debbie, is actually one of the wonderful ladies in charge of the West of The Brazos Troop Support group in Sweeny. They send care packages to the troops as well as organizing welcome home celebration parades.

Craig was the 1st of hopefully several military shoots....enjoy...and if you know someone from the area that is in the military...get with me for info on how they can have their pics taken for free.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

8/1/08 ~ Grand Opening was my Grand Opening Open House & Ribbon Cutting. I had a really good turn out and would like to thank everyone that stopped by for coming by.

The Chamber was there and we had the ribbon cutting.

Oh...and 8/1 is my birthday and everyone decided to sing Happy it kinda became an Open House/Birthday Celebration....the cake was yummy...and the lady that did it for me did a GREAT job at doing my logo on the cake...(ask me if you need a cake and I'll give you her info.)

Friday, July 25, 2008

07/25/08 ~ Devin's Maternity Session

Here are a few from Devin's Maternity Session today....isn't she so pretty?

Those were just a couple of her faves from the session.
Devin...Thanks for letting me experiment on some new poses. She was such a trooper guys..

Don't forget.....V7 Photo's Grand Opening is August 1st.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Well...I joined the Sweeny Chamber of Commerce today.

Wanted to let y'all know that my Grand Opening - Open House will be August 1, 2008 from 5pm - 7pm(ish). I will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm so please come if you want. I'd love to see you and have you see the studio.
There will be goodies, snacks, prizes and FUN! Hope to see ya there!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008


GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!!

The Fire Marshall came to see me today for the final walk through to get my occupancy certificate so I can open my doors....

V7 Photos is officially OPEN for business at 212 N. Main!

I hope to see ya in the studio soon! I'll announce my grand opening- open house soon.

Special BLOG Coupon:
Print this post and bring it with you to your next session for $5 off your session fee. (good thru Sept. 1, 2008) brother (Johnie) and Hubby helped me move the file cabinet from my office to Sweeny. (Thanks Mom for letting me "work from work"...hehe..that sounds weird)
We beat a storm on the way from Freeport to Sweeny.....when I pulled up to the studio, I looked up and this is what I saw.

Do you see it??? I'm taking this as a sign of God's Blessings on my business.

Well...I'm tired and I need to post this and get to bed.

The next post will be a few pics from a couple of recent sessions...until then...Have a Great Day and see ya soon!



Well the reception area is DONE (except for a couple of pics I'm waiting to get in for the wall). The studio is set up. (except for cleaning the tools off the counter.

Speaking Daddy helped Jerry "fit" the new counter top into place and hang the upper cabinets.

I've been soo lucky with having my entire family support my decision to open the studio.

Here's the mostly finished counter:

So...I've discovered a problem with my seeps "chocolate milk". No..I'm not's a pic to prove it:

see....I'm not looks like choc. milk and Smells like spoilt choc.'s actually the glue from where they didn't install the flooring right...sooo it looks like new flooring will be here sooner than I joy. We've rolled the floors (a special thanks to my father-in-law & his boss for letting us use the roller from his work) and got most of the problem taken care of but it seems that if I mop the floors...the water makes it seep more.

You know....having a hubby that is an electrician....and asking his thoughts on what I could do for a curtain rod to hang across the room (22.5' wide) and not being able to really "hang" something from the ceiling because it's a suspended ceiling....he suggested hanging emt (metal tubing for electical wires to be run through) from the wall and supporting it with wires around the ceiling beams...I liked the emt idea but not the I came up with an idea and made an "EMT Curtain rod" system (with his help of I'm gonna cut the when you come in the sure to check out me unique (to say the least) curtain rods.

Here's a pretty pic for y'all to see....this was they sky when we left the studio on June 17.

Can you tell I like taking pics of the sky & clouds?'s another sky pic...this was in Freeport when I was leaving the office on June 19.

ok...back to the my last post....I mentioned my AWSOME's a few pics of them if you haven't driven by to check them out...
This is a close up of the door:

This is what I drove up to on June 23...sooo pretty:

Close up of windows (LOVE the butterflys):

They hung the main sign June 27....I LOVE it:

Oh...Mom & I had a visitor the day the phone company/light company were here working on their stuff....

This little birdy decided to fly in the back door....smack into the front window and knock itself silly....I went out the backdoor so I could open the front door so that it could get outside but Mom ended up having to scoop it out the door with a folder because it wouldn't go. It sat on the window sill for a while before finally hopping off down the sidewalk.'s another cool cloud pic for y'all to see...The first person that e-mails me with the correct location of where this photo was taken (building, town, etc) will get a Free 5x7 with their next session. I think the clouds look pretty cool...just kinda stuck in the sky (yeah I know that's where they are...but they kinda "pop" out like you can just reach up and grab one).

Ok...I'm gonna close this post now. Hope to see y'all soon...and I'll post the winner if anyone can guess the correct answer.

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