Bluebonnets & babies by Mindy Ravines Photography

April 13th, 2014

Bluebonnets are everywhere this time of year! Austin’s crop is just outstanding. Julia & I discussed many locations & decided on Brushy Creek. We caught some sweet moments between her & her sweet baby Molly. This was a bittersweet meeting…we met before a few years back where Julia & I discussed our ‘Mollys’ while I photographed hers. My sweet Mol went to heaven about a year ago. I’m so happy Julia still has hers to cuddle with. Pets bring so much unconditional love to our lives. The sweet wag of her tail says it all….I’ve missed you, I love you to the moon & back! Much love to you Julia & your sweet Mol!! XOXO

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Birthday portraits by Mindy Ravines Photography

March 2nd, 2014
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LOVE!!!!!

I’m amazed looking at these photos….she looks so grown up…and she’s only 10 years old! She is mature for her age & holds herself well (meaning: her poses were captured here-her poses/her style). Here are my favorites…beautiful young lady that my son referred to as ‘beautiful!’ Oh dear…..

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Holiday portraits by Mindy Ravines Photography

January 20th, 2014

Holiday portraits are my favorite! Everyone is dressed up & excited about the holidays. Mom is thrilled to get everyone together, done A LOT of work getting everyone scrubbed & looking their best, and has everyone bribed to the fullest to be on their best behavior icon biggrin Holiday portraits by Mindy Ravines Photography Been there…done that! Plus I absolutely love the fact that I get to see the final product….the creative holiday cards that are the end result of a lot of effort. I get so excited handling each & every card to see the magic that lies hidden in each festive envelope. As a photographer I do honor my clients wishes to keep his/her session photos hidden until they have a chance to get their cards in the mail…that said…it’s torture for me! I want to blog immediately because I love each & every face I see on my computer screen! I am the luckiest girl alive to get to capture moments that fill my heart with such joy!

Each face *here* warms my heart. These children have been a part of my life since, well…since they were in the womb. I’ve seen  such amazing transformations from adorable, super chunky thighs…to the super intelligent young people they are today. I love to look back in my wonderful ‘mind rolodex’ of images of each of them  as babies & compare them to today’s look….Lucy still has her amazing curls! Wyatt’s smile is still super infectious. Sean’s once shy personality is now ever so charming…Serena’s love for her children is evident in each hug…she is an outstanding mother! When her babies are married & discussing their childhood…..their photos will say it all….mom played with them & was in love with them more & more with each passing day.  Thanks for letting me be a part of your family memories. XOXO

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Santa Claus came to A-town! by Mindy Ravines Photography

January 3rd, 2014

My little darling asked, “Does Santa ever bring puppies for Christmas?” My response, “Good question. All I know is that I never received a puppy from Santa Claus.” All the while knowing that this Christmas Santa would deliver the best gift ever! I was giddy with delight to see my little one’s excited faces to appear down the staircase. The look of complete & utter awe. The squeals of delight…I couldn’t wait! Both kids lost their minds for 5 seconds…then the fighting began, “Let me hold him!” After they each had ample cuddle time & the pup passed out from too much cuddling we all went back to bed. Thank goodness for naps because having a puppy is a lot like having a newborn baby. He was hungry, needed outside to pee, & back to sleep before I knew it. This cycle went on ALL NIGHT LONG. I was Christmas pooped! Too much Christmas fun & excitement. He’s 8 weeks old now & sleeping through the night! We take him on 2 walks a day to make sure he gets his exercise (aka make sure he sleeps through the night). We do not allow him in the neighbor’s yards or dog parks…he’s too young & susceptible to parvo. “Hank-the-Cowdog” is growing to love the little pup.

I asked Santa to send me any photos he had of the sweet boy prior to joining our family here in Austin, TX. He sent a few photos of him from one week old-3weeks old (that’s my story & I’m stickin’ to it!!!). Lola likes to sing Roscoe ‘jingle bells’ & other songs he probably heard while living at the North Pole. Little minds blow me away sometimes! She’s so in love with her little Roscoe! Thanks Santa for the special delivery XOXO

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One week old

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Sure you can use me as a pillow

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I LOVE this!!

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Wish I could take them all home with me!!!

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Uhhh, is that a dog on your couch?

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Ole blue eyes

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Merry Christmas!

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#bigpaws

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Why, yes…that is a dog on my couch.

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Sleep much?

Family portraits in Georgetown, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography

November 25th, 2013

Thrilled, I was absolutely thrilled when this gal called me up for a holiday portrait session. I love the holidays, I love helping clients/friends/loved ones make that perfect portrait for use on their holiday card! This gal is pretty special to me. She is my sorority sister (Alpha Chi Omega) from Stephen F. Austin State University. She’s always been such a beautiful girl & her babies are adorable too! We had a short window of time, but I caught a lot of sweet smiles & a family having a blast together. THAT’s what the holidays are about. Loving each other & surrounding ourselves with that love! I couldn’t be more thrilled to be there to witness the fun & be a part of their holiday card ‘in the making.’ XOXO

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How cute is she?! She threw that hand on her hip & I fell in love!

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Cute. Little. Things!!

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Moms need to capture each & every kiss from our boys….mine isn’t so free with his kisses anymore#boysgrowup

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Love!

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She totally reminds me of Marilyn Monroe here….

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Handsome, sneaky boy!

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Adore!

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Pouty=adorable

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Love!

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I love a mom who runs & plays with her babies…especially when decked out in nice boots!

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Gorgeous!

Family portraits in South Austin with Mindy Ravines Photography

November 19th, 2013

This family makes me smile from the moment I greet them until we are going our separate ways. I still remember my first portrait session with ONLY Macy…she took off with my heart instantly! Dressed in pink…adorable tutu…seems like yesterday! Rhonda always dresses the girls in super, super cute outfits. Some people are good ‘girl’ moms & Rhonda is definitely one of them…cute necklaces, cute hair accessories…I’m a ‘challenged’ girl mom icon smile Family portraits in South Austin with Mindy Ravines Photography and I’m okay with that. Lola and I will figure it out as we travel down our path together. Rhonda had them in matching shoes….that says it all! I love cute family-isms & matchy converse totally falls with that realm. Take a peek & hopefully their images will warm your heart just as they have mine.

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Family is forever!!

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Love!

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Tender angel

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Cute!!!!

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Such a ham!!!

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Wet kisses!

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Hold still=love!

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Love!

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Yay!!!

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Lovely lady!!!

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MORE!!!!

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Eeeeekkkk

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Such focus

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Sweet thang with bubbles!

Swanky in Onion Creek, Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography

November 9th, 2013

I had the pleasure of photographing a large family gathering. With everyone in town they only needed one thing: A family photographer to capture the fun! Their home in Onion Creek was amazing. It was so unique…the layout, the design…every aspect! I could have stayed forever & a day! The backyard was on the golf course-with a spectacular view! The entire family was in on the fun–including their 4 legged friend–enjoy!

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Love!!

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Love, love!

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Sweet thing!

Military families & Mindy Ravines Photography

October 18th, 2013

I’ve always been a very patriotic person. My Grandpa was a military man many years ago, but he never spoke much about it. I love the sight of the American Flag: high in the sky, waving in the wind…standing tall…makes me tear up. I always stand with my hand over my heart to sing, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Most times I cry during the song…I visualize all the Americans over the years defending our freedom & risking their lives….it’s powerful!! It’s an honor to photograph families  who serve our country. This family was about to say good-bye to their hero & I was thrilled to capture some touching moments they will treasure forever. From the bottom of my heart I want to “Thank you for all you do each & every day!” XOXO

Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography

September 1st, 2013

Young love…it’s so sweet, refreshing isn’t it?! In my mind I hear The Judds singing ‘Young Love.’ Old song…but so sweet & perfect for this young couple. They were oooooozing with love. They were so shy & sweet with each other. It was precious! I learned a lot during this portrait session. Our heros who fight for us aren’t allowed to display any affection for their loved ones while in uniform. I think we captured sweet shots without making young Airman Green compromise his standards while in uniform. Isn’t there something special about a man in uniform? So handsome! How cute is her T-shirt?!?!? Take a look icon biggrin Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 001 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 014 264x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 046 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 071 300x199 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 080 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 095 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 099 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 126 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 134 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 141 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 149 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography mason 152 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photographymason 121 199x300 Engagement portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography

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Cute shirt right?!?!

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Kids being kids…by Mindy Ravines Photography

July 25th, 2013

Megan is 5 years old folks…this girl is so full of spunk it’s contagious! It took a bit for Megan to open up…she wanted Ice Cream first…nope, wasn’t ‘our’ plan. PLUS Ice Cream shops don’t open at 8am….we tried to our best to convince her. Finally she decided to play our game. We had a blast & I love each & every sweet look she gave me!