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Naaman Forest High School Senior | Shelley Edwards Photography

Meet Clayton – graduating 2011 senior at Naaman Forest High School – Garland, Texas.  He’s tall – like really tall.  I know what you’re thinking – everyone’s tall compared to little old 5′ me.  However, he really is!  Not only is he tall – he has such a sweet personality and handsome too!  Nice combination to take to A&M – I’m sure he’ll love it there!

We had a great time at the park and I really appreciated how adventurous he was.  I had him walking barefoot on sharp rocks, climbing ledges, and walking in a very mossy creek bed.  We didn’t see snakes – which is always a plus for me.

Clayton – thank you so much for choosing me as your senior photographer – I wish you the best & am so happy that you’ll be going to A&M.

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Family Portraits | Shelley Edwards Photography

My goodness. Has it really been 5 months since I last blogged? Seems I spend more time on Facebook or Twitter. Sure would be nice if they could somehow be inter-connected. You know – update one – update all.

Last weekend I decided to go out and take family portraits. It’s been so long since I’ve taken “professional” portraits of my children. Yes, I know – bad photographer. We picked the Stockyards for our location and it was such a pretty day. We ate at the LOVESHACK – they have such great burgers. YUM!

It was a beautiful day – very blue sky.  It wasn’t too hot or too cold – it was just right.  The kids were dressed cute and ready to smile for me.  We had one problem though – the wind.  OMG – it was so windy.  You know what that means right?  Wind + Stockyards {cow/horse smell} = allergy attack.  Daniel and Sara were smart – they took some Zyrtec before the shoot.  Cameron didn’t.  She sneezed so much that her nose bled.  She was miserable.  Unfortunately, we had to cut the shoot short.  I couldn’t even talk her into just shopping around.  You know that girl doesn’t feel well when she doesn’t want to shop.

Here are a few that I was able to capture before we called it a wrap.

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I think we’ll have to do our session over – I just didn’t get to hit all my favorite locations at the Stockyards.  So get ready Daniel and Cameron (you too Sara) – Family Session part II coming soon!

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Shelley Edwards Photography Cyber Sale | Dallas/Ft. Worth Photographer

It’s here – can you believe it! It’s Cyber Monday (well, almost). Here’s what we’re offering people – it’s total greatness!


Absolutely no extensions. You MUST send paypal payment to shelley@shelleyedwards.com and we will email you a gift?certificate for DOUBLE what your payment is! HOW COOL IS THAT?

FINE PRINT <cause you know there has to be a catch> : We?will allow you to use this on previous sessions if you place your order?by December 4th. New sessions will be valid for session fees and prints for one year. Not valid for wedding packages or sports packages.

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Who let the dogs out?

Ok – our fence was in BAD need of repair.   We had been propping the trampoline against the fence so it wouldn’t fall over.  I showed Michael, the hubby, a picture that my friend Cheryl posted on her facebook – it slammed up against her house just after that huge storm we had a few weeks ago.  Anyway, after a trip to Lowes, a fight with the clerk over the price of the 4x4x8 post (I won), he started the work.  He’s got the power tools, the cement (ok, not really, he had to go back for more), and as a good wife – I bought him a cold beer from time to time.  Ok – so I hear y’all laughing – I didn’t really do that.  I sat on the porch and watched while I drank the beer.  :)

The dogs LOVE our backyard.  They’re little bitty things, but they love to be outside.  Since the fence was down – we had to put them in their little protective area (aka – jail).  They HATE it.

Meet my furry babies – Ripley (the smart one) and Kelley (the one with personality).  Kelley is the white one.


Here’s the hubby – hard at work


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Earth Friendly? Why Yes I Am!!!!

I’ve been trying to find ways to be more environmentally friendly lately.   If you followed my old blog, you know that I just recently launched The Edwards Collection – which is totally GREEN!!  I’ve been reading magazine articles, browsing the internet, and even watched a few DIY/HGTV shows abount it – so now – I’m going to start creating new habits!  There are so many things I can do at home that I just haven’t thought of.  Sure, it’s going to take a committment to do – but for starters – I’m going to “try” and do the following……

1.    Recycle – no more throwing away coke cans or plastic water bottles!! 

2.    Sign up for online banking – I’ve been doing this for years, but didn’t know I could get statements on-line!  How freaking cool is that?!?!?!

3.    Shop online – save gas!

4.    Find new uses for old “stuff” before buying more

5.    Use rechargeable batteries.

6.    Fill up a reusable water bottle.

7.    Fix broken things rather than throwing them out and buying new

8.    Wash clothes in cold water

9.    Use canvas shopping bags rather than paper or plastic – plastic won’t break down and paper uses more resources – this will be “tuff” to keep up with

10.  Use less paper – my dad may not like this since he’s a paper salesman

11.  Car Pool – whoo-hoo – another save gas item!

Let me know you’re doing too!

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