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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.

[caption id="attachment_701" align="aligncenter" width="704" caption="Daniel & Sara"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_705" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Quick Draw Daniel"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_704" align="aligncenter" width="653" caption="The "one" Good Image with both kids"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_703" align="aligncenter" width="653" caption="Daniel - he can work a pole!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_702" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Cameron - before the sneezes"][/caption]

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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Flower Mound Senior Portraits | Shelley Edwards Photography

Here are a few shots of the portrait I took of this beauty. She reminds me of a very young Winona Rider. She had a great spunky personality, and her dad is a very old & dear friend.   It was wonderful reconnecting with her father, and was totally honored they chose Shelley Edwards Photography for Riley’s senior portraits.

Congrats to Riley – I just know you’ll do very well – GO OUT AND SMASH IT!!!

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2008 Christmas

Christmas celebrations from the Edwards Family.

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Who are you?

I am: creative, independent and don’t like to be told what to do.

I think: words hurt people more than they let on.
I know: I am strong & opinionated.  I also know that I can tune people out if I’m deep in thought.

I have: no respect for people that don’t respect themselves or patience with lazy/incompetent people.

I wish: for world peace.  I know that’s a lame wish – but I really do.  More than anything, I want the men and women fighting a senseless war to come home to their families.

I miss: that my children didn’t have the same childhood as me – that is – no cable tv, Sony Playstation, computers, neighborhood security, etc – I remember playing outside for my entertainment and didn’t have to come home until the street lights came on.   


I fear: not living out my dreams.


I feel: blessed that my family loves me.

I crave: creativity, passion, and fudgy-bars.

I regret: not finishing college.
I love: my husband, my kids, my country, being a native Texan, that I can water-ski, be goofy with my friends, roses, accomplishing huge projects, and my puppies!

I am not: a morning person, nor do I express empathy very well.

I believe: karma  God,  Heaven, that my kids can do anything that they set their minds to, that my husband is very cool, and in myself.

I dance: in chairs very well!

I sing: in the shower, at work, in the car with the radio blasting, though I’m not very good.

I cry: when animals die in movies, when children die in movies, when Goose dies in Top Gun, and when my children are hurting.

I win: when I can.  I pick my battles.

I never: put a Welcome mat at the front door – just in case there really are vampires.

I always: turn out the lights when I leave a room.

I listen: to my own intuition, and when people don’t think I do.

I can usually be found: in behind a camera, in my comfy clothes at home, in the sunshine, or riding on the back of my husban’d Harley.

I am scared: of losing my children, my husband, and the sense of who I am.

I need: something to look forward to, goals, and my family.

I am happy about: 99% of the time – I love my life, my family and that I am who I am.

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The Jefferson, TX Ghost Walk

Ok – this was so much fun to do.  We saw a few signs around town and decided to sign up for the Ghost Walk.  The guide is a local historian and told us up front that her only role is to tell the history of the buildings and will follow-up with some of the local stories.  The tour was a night – it was hot and muggy.  My little girl was all for the Ghost Walk – until it was time to do the Ghost Walk!!  My husband complained the entire time – he was hot, it was muggy, and he didn’t want to walk around.  OY!  Our friends that went to Jefferson with us – I’m glad they were game!!  I didn’t hear them complain at all!

We had a few armature ghost hunters with us and they tried taping EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon), but all that got on tape were the little boys that would NOT stop talking. 

At one point in the evening, she told us we would come to an area of town that just gives everyone the “heebie jeebies”.  She further said that she wasn’t going to tell us the spot – that we would just know.  She was right!  I was standing next to her and we both felt a chill & the hair on our arms just stood up – talk about the goose bumps!!! 

Before we went on the tour – we stopped by the local cemetery.  A friend wanted me to take a picture of Diamond Bessie’s Grave.  The cemetery was way to big and it was getting too dark to find it.  So, I just snapped a few pictures.  The bright spot you see above the sign is NOT the moon.  The mood was behind us.  That my friends – is an orb.  Maybe it was Diamond Bessie saying “hi!”

Take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think!!!

[caption id="attachment_134" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Friends - that is NOT the moon!!!"]Friends - that is NOT the moon!!![/caption] [caption id="attachment_135" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Ghost Walk Sign - Yeeeehaw! We're so there!"]Ghost Walk Sign - Yeeeehaw!  We're so there![/caption] [caption id="attachment_136" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="More orbs! They were in front on a house that "they say" is haunted. The story goes that a phone rang asking for the neighbor that lived next door - but the phone service wasn't connected yet!"]More orbs!  They were in front on a house that "they say" is haunted.  The story goes that a phone rang asking for the neighbor that lived next door - but the phone service wasn't connected yet![/caption]

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