North Oaks Preschool Graduation Portraits by Mindy Ravines Photography

January 16th, 2017

The preschool age is the one of my favorite ages to photograph. Their expressions are natural, honest, and almost edible. Makes me want to have just *one*more*baby!

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Portraits of the boys at Rattan Creek Park by Mindy Ravines Photography

December 29th, 2016

I’m soooooo behind in blogging. Seriously….behind.

 

Here’s some great boys I’ve known for years. I’m so proud to see them grow up into great young men! enjoy!

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Young love in Zilker Park….by Mindy Ravines Photography

March 20th, 2016

A wonderful teacher friend of mine contacted me regarding her daughter’s recent engagement. I was honored. Without mentioning any names…I’m wondering if anyone will figure out which teacher friend of mine contacted me…she looks just like her momma! Beautiful inside and out. I couldn’t be happier for these two! The day of our shoot it was the ONLY cold and abnormally windy day in Austin’s mild winter. They were troopers. Here are my favorites:

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Birthday portraits-Anisa….tween-age dream!

March 14th, 2016

This little angel is so beautiful inside and out! I love how she could care less about her outward appearance. Her beauty is real, pure, & completely oblivious to her.  Van Morrison knew how special ‘brown eyed girls’ are….I’m certain I sang that very song with the band at Crossroads (during my good ole days at Stephen F. Austin).  Oops…random trip down memory lane.

 

Here are my favorites of this brown-eyed girl:

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Cheeks galore!

February 23rd, 2016

This three year old is comprised of joy, fearlessness, and shear raw energy. His cheeky smile is infectious. If you’re having a bad day this is your man!

His big sister has some sweet cheeks as well. Her inquisitive nature, positive personality, and love-filled smile will warm your heart instantly.

These two together is a fun filled portrait session! Here are a few of my favorites from our time together:

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Seniors! by Mindy Ravines Photography

October 25th, 2015

Senior portraits are a big farewell to high school. Bittersweet time in one’s life. The senior is excited for what’s to come. The parent is swallowing hard reflecting on all of the milestones we counted, marked on the walls, & took photos of.  The future is so exciting, but at the same time turning the page to the next chapter can be difficult when we enjoy the view of the current page. Photographing this senior all I kept thinking about was my babies’ senior portraits. What will we be laughing about to get that perfect smile that chokes me up every time? How tall will they be? Will there be certain items they HAVE TO include in their portraits? So many questions when I know I need to embrace every moment today….before tomorrow arrives.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Our last photo...for me! I want one like this with my babies.

Our last photo…for me! I want one like this with my babies.

I love this one!

I love this one!

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Love!

Love!

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Great smile!

Great smile!

His pose isn't my favorite, but the brick wall & sleeve detail speak to me.

The pose isn’t my favorite, but the brick wall & sleeve detail speak to me.

Love!

Love!

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Central Park by Mindy Ravines Photography

August 9th, 2015

Central Park is picture perfect. Everywhere you look there’s beauty: bridges/tunnels, ‘Imagine’ tribute to John Lennon, Bethesda Terrace & Fountain, Statues like: Alice in Wonderland & Bolt, Tavern on the Green…you could literally spend a few days enjoying the park. Spring & Fall have got to be the best times ever in New York City…wait what about the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree? I MUST SEE EVERY SEASON IN NEW YORK CITY. Thank you Joyce for introducing me to this wonderful city!

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My girls!

My girls!

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Sunny days in the city

Sunny days in the city

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Where's Waldo?

Where’s Waldo?

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Picture perfect!

Picture perfect!

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Nice landing bird!

Nice landing bird!

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Tourist time in NYC by Mindy Ravines Photography

August 9th, 2015
At Tavern on the Green-the food was heaven!

At Tavern on the Green-the food was heaven!

Poor guy!!

Poor guy!!

The Naked Cowboy

The Naked Cowboy

Tell me it doesn't look like I'm wearing a 2T. I dare you!

Tell me it doesn’t look like I’m wearing a 2T. I dare you!

Yes!

Yes!

Yes, we did a bus tour of the city….I highly recommend it for getting a great night view of the city lights. My first taste of the city was breathtaking! We got off of our plane, unloaded our luggage at our hotel & hit the streets. First week in June & it was chilly at night! Here are a few of our adventures from: The Brooklyn Tabernacle Where I sat next to a regular attendee ‘Catherine.’ She reminded me so much of my grandma, Evelyn. We hugged good-bye. The ‘greeter’ at Tiffany’s was TO DIE FOR! His eyes were Tiffany’s blue. Times Square’s ‘Naked Cowoby’ nothankyouverymuch. Scrumptious food from Carmine’s….And much, much more….

 

The photo of me…sporting my Yankees hat (much love to the Yankees) & my ‘Live with Kelly & Michael’ t-shirt….I’m wearing an adult’s medium…totally looks like a 2T…<oy>

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Summer math help: Adapted Mind

July 30th, 2015

My kids tend to struggle with math…this web site has been so great for them to practice over the summer!!

 

http://www.adaptedmind.com

9/11 Memorial by Mindy Ravines Photography

July 12th, 2015

The rush of emotions was overwhelming…visiting the 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, and the Twin Reflecting Pools. We spent 3-4 hours there-Our hearts ached. We were all affected by the actions of others that day (both positive & negative). Our lives are forever changed.

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