My babies at St. Edwards Park in Austin, TX

November 26th, 2014

There’s nothing like becoming a mom. It’s absolutely eXhAuStInG trying to raise children to be independent, driven by a good moral compass, confident, caring, sharing, appreciative…and the endless worry….wanting them to learn, succeed, treat others with love….at the end of the day I want them to know how much they are loved & wanted. I hope & pray I never have to know a day without them in my world. Their smiles warm my heart & make me so proud of the title they have given me, ‘mom.’ Thank you God for my sweet blessings!

We went out to play in the beautiful hills of Austin, TX…ended up at St. Edwards Park & came home with some cute photos! I will not post the photos they took of me, but I will always treasure them wanting to learn about my love of photography & LOVE the shots of us together.

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Family portraits in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography

November 21st, 2014

I’ve known this family for 6 years….sIXyEaRs. WOW. Time flies….when children are involved.

We met when our kids started Kindergarten. Seeing the photos of Ripley was a bit of a ‘slap in the face-slash-reality check’ for me. I can’t believe how grown up she looks. What happened to little Kinder Ripley?!?! I hope my son still sees the ‘kinder version’ of Ripley…what are the chances of that?!? I LOVE the

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Captivating smiles…dimples for days…cutekidsincowboyboots! by Mindy Ravines Photography

November 12th, 2014

We grow ‘em cute in Texas! Toddlers in boots=adorable!! Toddlers in bowties=getouttahere! Mom has ALWAYS dressed Rose in the cutest outfits…now she has a boy to boot! I love this family….HUGE brown eyes….adorable dimples…it’s just too much heaven in one portrait session! See for yourself:

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Sunny!! Austin Boxer Rescue & Mindy Ravines Photography in Austin, TX

November 12th, 2014

Sunny….being her adorable self!!!

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Family portraits in Cedar Park, Texas by Mindy Ravines Photography

November 12th, 2014

I am SO behind with my blognicole 116 199x300 Family portraits in Cedar Park, Texas by Mindy Ravines Photography….how is it November the 11th? Wait…the 12th?? How is it even possible that it’s November the 12th already?!?! Regardless…I have a lot of blogging to catch up on….here we go:

 

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Selecting an outdoor portrait location: by Mindy Ravines

August 4th, 2014

First rule of ‘Fight Club’…..oops!

Establishing an outdoor portrait location is the first thing on my ‘to-do’ list. Typically, the family is thinking ‘What will we wear?!?’ I like to determine the best ‘location’ look for the family based on what interests them.  This family knows me & I know them so it’s always easy finding a good fit ‘portrait backdrop wise.’ Monica had a few suggestions too (which I LOVE–I had no idea there’s a South Austin woman who painted her fence with cool Octopi Arms + a spaghetti monster!).  The boys loved it!!

My favorite location was the infamous ‘Hi, How are you?’ wall in Austin, TX. I LOVE the fact that Addison assumed the frog position…the imagination of a child is absolutely priceless! I find moments like that when a child feels comfortable to play & pose himself/herself the most rewarding for me!

Enjoy! XOXO

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Beautiful Brooke at Mayfield Park in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography

August 1st, 2014

Brooke is 6yrs old….It overwhelms me with emotion to see how much she has grown since we met (around 4 years ago). She traded in her building blocks for shiny shoes & ‘blue sparkle rainbow unicorns…..’

Being a girl, having a girl gets complicated. I love each & every pose Megan Brooke threw at me. Her playful personality shines through! XOXO

 

P.S. I threw in a random photo of one of the peacocks. Did you know people come by bus loads to see the peacocks?!? Straight up witnessed it….

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Mindy Ravines Photography visits Yellowstone National Park

July 16th, 2014

The trip was amazing: white water rafting (in Jackson Hole), horseback riding in the mountains of Victor, Idaho, a private tour of Yellowstone, coffee in the morning mountain air & fun games with loved ones. If your family hasn’t played Ellen Degeneres’ new game “Head’s Up” you need to. Immediately. Wait….if your family isn’t overly expressive…or doesn’t laugh out loud & come *this close* to an adult accident…don’t play! We had a blast! I wish I had ‘Rick’s’ dancing moment on video….oh my gosh….it will forever live in my mine, but OHHHHHH how I want to share that moment with you right now.

The memories we made will last  a life time! There was even a brief snowball fight….bison hair…elk crossing…good times! We did have the extreme joy/thrill of seeing a grizzly bear—the park ranger was present to ensure I didn’t take a step closer…I was drawn to him (gorgeous, fascinating creature—not the park ranger). I was enthralled with its beauty. Don’t get me wrong….we did have bear spray. Don’t go into a bear’s home base without it. You are a visitor in his/her world. Miguel Gaviria was our guide (through Alltrans/Graylin Yellowstone Park Tours) & I can not say enough about him. His knowledge & enthusiasm kept kids (ages 9-17) on the edge of their seats for 10 hours. The stories he told us were amazing…inside stores about bear attacks, the Yellowstone fires & the geysers. My IQ increased by simply knowing Miguel.

Take a look at our pics & let me know what you think….xoxo, Mindy!

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Senior Portraits at the Baylor Street Art Wall in Austin, TX by Mindy Ravines Photography

July 3rd, 2014

Senior portraits can be so much fun! Thinking about certain looks & locations that each individual relates to gives me the chance to do some creative thinking. I knew Megan liked the idea of the infamous ‘graffiti wall’ also known as the Baylor Street Art Wall at 11th & Baylor, but that was it….My creative juices took over & we were quite thrilled with the results (side street to an Austin Law Office as well as an alley with a lonely staircase). Everywhere you turn in Austin there is a cool ‘this’ or fun ‘that’ to use as a backdrop.  I had specific instructions from her momma: get her to smile. Frankly, the full on smiles weren’t my favorites…I love Megan’s sly, clever grin any day! Here are some of my favorites:

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Introducing baby Wyatt! by Mindy Ravines Photography

May 31st, 2014

Look at this sweet boy! He was welcomed home a little earlier than expected & it was such a thrill to see him home with mom & dad. I love to see new families at work. They look like they’ve been doing this ‘baby’ thing for years! Welcome to your wonderful family Wyatt!!

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Asleep in mom’s arms.

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For some reason I LOVE this one….

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Sweet dreams!

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Sweet little monkey!

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