Archive for the ‘children portraiture’ Category

Birthday portraits-Anisa….tween-age dream!

Monday, 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!

Tuesday, 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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Summer math help: Adapted Mind

Thursday, 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

Selecting an outdoor portrait location: by Mindy Ravines

Monday, 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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Easter portraits with Bunny “Nutmeg!” by Mindy Ravines Photography

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

A good friend of mine asked if I would be interested in photographing his daughter with her bunny for Easter. He mentioned it to 2 other friends and we instantly had a mini portrait session lined up for Easter. The bunny & children were adorable!

I could easily have taken any of them home & introduced them to my family as theirs. My children would prefer Nutmeg….who wouldn’t want a pint sized bunny to snuggle with? Megan is one lucky girl to have Nutmeg to cuddle with–thanks for sharing Nutmeg with us Miss Megan! XOXO

 

 

Little Miss! Infant portraits by Mindy Ravines Photography

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The sweetest thing arrived in December of 2012.

I met Shannon in 1998….she knew then that if she had a baby girl she would name her Lily. She & Travis opted to NOT know what the sex of the baby was….What?!?! Who does that?!!!! And Why?!?! I was the kid who secretly opened her Christmas gifts with a letter opener & then taped them closed so NO ONE would know. Sorry Dad & Brenda….

Needless to say, I was completely frustrated not knowing the sex of her baby 😀 I love to shop for baby clothes as gifts & waiting to shop was hard! In fact as soon as I received the text “Baby Lily has arrived!” Guess where I went? Gymboree. They have the cutest baby clothes.

Back to Lily: She is the sweetest thing. Perfect in every way!  She was a doll during our photo session. When I arrived she was asleep on grandma’s chest….adorable! I’m in love & dying to see her again…they grow so fast! My baby girl can’t wait to meet & hold Lily…she loves her too & hasn’t even met her yet! Love is such a wonderful thing!

 

Birthday portraits: Anisa is 8 years old! by Mindy Ravines Photography

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Birthday portraits are fun for mom, child, and the photographer! It’s great seeing how little ones grow & change into such strong independent little people. This mom had a mission. She wanted to capture Anisa with several interesting backdrops–I should note there were quite a few cool doors involved. She also came prepared with a few items: chalk board-loaded & ready to go, a bright green chair, a pink cowgirl hat (every little Texas girl needs one of these!) and a whole lot of attitude. I brought a few things with me….a fun little vintage case and a necklace/bracelet set of Lola’s that would perfectly compliment Anisa’s outfit. We had a bit of a girl’s time in the car as I played a few of Anisa’s favorite artists via my ipod. We could have spent hours doing our own thing, but we had to get back to reality: it was Sunday…a school night. Therefore bed times & reading were on the agenda. Anisa had a wonderful time, felt like queen for the day & mom has some great shots of her little angel growing up in front of her eyes. Another year to a mom and child=new accomplishments, new teeth missing, and looking forward to new adventures. Good luck Miss Anisa-I hope year 8 is more magical & enlightening than ever!

Photographing twins

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

I always wanted twins…of my own & twins to photograph. After having a child of my own & learning how hard adjusting to one can be I can’t imagine my life with twins. Can you imagine the shock & excitement of learning you are pregnant with twins?!  I know how shocked I was to learn I was having a girl. I thought for sure the doctor was wrong. Why would the sweet Lord give me a girl? I am not a girl-y girl so I assumed I would have 2 boys. WRONG!

But Michele’s news was ‘twins’…and twin girls! I was thrilled when she contacted me for a family portrait session. The girls were so much fun! Hearing them call for each other…adorable. Seeing Michele in action was amazing. She carried them both at *one* time (they are 18mths old). Moms do what moms need to do to make a happy family. I know this…but she made it look effortless. Kudos Michele!!

Birthday portraits for sweet man Noah!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Birthday portraits are a great way to celebrate another year with your sweet angels. The child feels like King/Queen for the day & mom is thrilled to have individual portraits that show off the inner spirit that makes the child so special & unique. Noah just got his first pair of cowboy boots & wanted to incorporate them into our photo shoot—giddy-up! We added ‘Mr. Bones’ as my son likes to call the cow carcass seen in 1 or 2 of the photos…for the record I am not a fan of having a cow carcass at my home, but my neighbors ‘gifted’ the carcass to Max & who can take a boy’s cow head away?! My neighbors will receive a ‘gift’ of their own when their daughter is old enough…maybe a nice drum set? I haven’t decided just yet. The day of the shoot I had a specific vision in mind for the shoot. As luck would have it…we had to find a new location due to a sketchy truck driver (enough said right?). When I was growing up I loved reading the series The Boxcar Children. I was hoping to find a boxcar & instead found this ‘front car’ or engine. We also made a new friend…who allowed us to board the train. I’m not sure who was more excited me, Noah, or Noah’s mom. We will all have the memory of that day….exploring the train was the icing on the birthday boy’s cake!

 

Preschool portraits in Austin, TX

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

I met some adorable, full of life children and am so thankful for the experience! Photographing children is so much fun…it’s so relaxing & honest…once they realize they can be themselves & that you’re not going to make them sit uncomfortably they open up & have a great time. I just love it!