Saturday, April 29, 2006
This is Chloe from Frederick Oklahoma. I did not take this portrait today, its been a while. But the reason Im posting it is because i'm proud to announce it was chosen for to be put onto the Texas PPA web site Home page (The editor chose only 9 images from over 2000 photographers .) www.tppa.org
She has a special something about her. And is so adorable. Her parents are really terrific too!
I love taking Maternity images. They are just so special.
However, they require special lighting and posing in order to look tasteful. I really love this with the mother and the fathers hands together.
they are creating a heart shape.
The mom is 8 months pregnant and is just beautiful. I never get over the wonder of pregnancy. Its a beautiful time. This child will definetly know it was loved, even before it drew its very first breath...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I am at the Texas School of Photography in Aggie Land USA!
We are having a great time learning all the latest cool things about Photography.
Here is a photo of some of my classmates capturing a girl and wrapped her in a studiobackground and duct taped her.
I am learning all the latest things in photography. I come here every year, this is my 10th year attending, so that I can stay abreast on the latest innovations in the field of photography.
As you can see it is very serious.!
We are learning a lot and not playing around at all.
My teachers name is Sandy Puc and her web site is at http://www.experessionsphotos.com/galleries.shtml
I will come back with lots of great ideas for you! By the way Sandy is the dark haired lady in the back. She has 19 employees and a huge studio in Littleton Colorado. Shes a fantastic photographer!
Ill talk to you guys when I get back!
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Well I guess its true, Babies do come from Cabbage Patches!
At least these 2 cousins did!
We found them sitting there, munching on cabbage rolls laughing and gigling!
Seriously, these are 2 adorable babies. Morgan and Carissa. Ive photographed Morgans
big brother a few times and what a nice family they are.
Mommy Gayle is really terrific too!
Ive been doing these portraits for a few years now and always think they are fun.
Of course, i get strange stares in the grocery store when I buy 1o heads of cabbage!
They must think I really like Cole Slaw or something.
I hope Morgans mommie enjoys this portrait, I certainly enjoyed creating it
"Babies are Gods way of saying that Life should go on."
Friday, April 21, 2006
What a Ray of Sunshine!
Allison and her mom and sister came in today for her Senior portraits.
WOW! Allison looks like a barbie Doll! Blonde and blue eyes and so sweet.
We had a great time, the 3 of us. She was very relaxed and natural in front of
I hope you enjoyed yourself Allison. It was fun!
I wanted to introduce Amanda. She is the cousin of one of my favorite people, Jennifer!
She goes to Iowa Park HS and is an outgoing fun girl! Shes very involved in a lot of activities at school and very nice. She's got the most gorgeous green eyes too!
Best of luck to you Amanda!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
I really love photographing families. The reason is simple, a lot of people NEVER get around to getting a family portrait!
They mean to, but they never do. So I admire a family when they take the time and do it.
Its not that hard, but for some reason, people put it off until..... Its too late.
My parents NEVER had a professional Family portrait done. My mother was great about taking us kids to studios and had us photographed often, but we never got a family portrait.
I guess thats why its so important to me.
I enjoyed photographing the West Family. Dad is so funny and Mom is so nice, and the kids well, talk about photogenic!
Congratulations to the West's. They took the time and made a memory!
You'll always be glad you did.
I am so honored when women ask me to photograph them during their pregnancies.
I think this is such a"holy event". Its such an honor and privledge to photograph such an intimate thing.
I met Randi years ago when I photographed her Senior Portraits. Shes as sweet as they come.
I liked this image a lot, It is so sweet and thoughtful as she's thinking about the arrival of her son. (in only 4 weeks)
Thanks for letting me be a part of this special event.
Hey Yall! Meet Tabitha! She is a Senior from IOWA PARK!
She is sooooooo adorable!
I am friends with her mom, who is a terrific lady herself!
Ive also photographed her sister Alicia who was the Valdectorian of IPHS in 2004!
This gal is from the nicest family.
Tabitha has got PERSONALITY PLUS!
Best of Luck to you Tabitha and I know you will go far in life!
God Bless you!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Just wanted to show you a couple of images of Kimberly
What a beautiful bride! She could be a model of wedding gowns!
Every single portrait of her was breathtaking. But then all brides are beautiful in my opinion!
I also did her fiances engagement portraits and what an adorable couple they are!
I wish you guys the very best and Congratulations!
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Hey Guys, Meet Lauren!
She's a Senior at Jacksboro and what a pretty gal she is.
She plays Volleyball and was a lot of fun to photograph. We did some really cool unique poses with her volleyball.
Some people are just so relaxed in front of the camera and she is one of them.
It makes my job so much easier when people are like her.
I wish you the best Lauren, Take care and Play Hard!
Our Portraits at the beach "LIMITED EDITION" is filling quickly.
For 2 weeks in June I'll be shooting families in Corpus Christi. This is only open to our previous clients in our data base. The "Limited Edition Session Fee" is $750. and includes a 20x24 Masterpiece wall portrait. The deadline is June 1st. We already have 4 families signed up now. We have 7 openings left. Get your spot reserved soon and have a memory of the beach in your home all year long!
For more info scroll down the blog to "FAMILY PORTRAITS AT THE BEACH."
Wow, we are already hitting record temperatures! Im from West Texas and it gets hot there too, but this is ridiculous.
Yesterday and Today on the TODAY SHOW Al Roker said that Wichita Falls is the hottest city in the United States (and Austin today) at 101. Of all the cities in all 50 US States!
Thats why Im glad we invested in a swimming pool a few years ago. The past few weekends, my husband and I are getting our pool and backyard ready for summer.
I wanted to show you some links to the best places that I've found for summertime pool enjoyment supplies! www.derianqualitypools.com (A great pool company!) www.lesliespools.com (for supplies) www.frontgate.com (gorgeous outdoor furniture and other items and www.spiegel.com
Locally I really like Hatcher pools and Starline pool companies. So fire up the blender, make yourself a hand cramping cold Strawberry Virgin Dacquiri , Turn on the Jimmy Buffett CDs and Stay cool!
here we are enjoying our pool, with our dog Ginger!
Saturday, April 15, 2006
My son Scott asked me to put up this information about a class mate he has known for several years. Her name is Meredith Selvidge, and she is an 8th grader at Burk Middle School.
She's about to embark on a trip to help repair her spinal cord. Meredith uses a wheelchair due to a spinal injury.
She is raising funds so that she can travel to Baku Azerbaijan. Step one involves taking bone marrow from her hip and seperating out her own stem cells, These cells will grow for 4 or 5 days
and then the doctor will make a small incision and inject the cells with a special needle into the original injury site between two vertebrae. The ultimate goal is that the will repair the damage to her spine and help her gain all or some mobility.
To help raise funds for her you can purchase a T-shirt for $10. by clicking on this link.
Thanks for helping Meredith!
Lets also pray for her safe travels and a speedy recovery.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Meet Hailey from Graham. As Ive said before, it seems that we photograph the most beautiful girls in Texas and Oklahoma!
Here are 3 portraits to prove it!
What a small world it is , she is friends with my cousin Jaci!
She brought her adorable puppy named Macy and I fell in love with that little pooch.
She's the cutest pup. She was so quiet and timid, until I meowed at her and boy she started barking at me! I wish Macy had a sister and I would adopt her in a minute! ha ha.
Haileys Mom Terri was a lot of fun to talk with too. She also helped me out with reflectors
and was a great assistant. Thank you Terri!
Looking forward to meeting Dad and see you guys soon.
Have a Blessed Easter.
Allison was so lovely!
This is one of my favorite portraits of her.
I've photographed her brother and now I've been asked to photograph her sister, who is getting married in Houston this summer.
I just love this image of her. So peaceful.
This is the house that her mother grew up in.
It's a photographers dream.
This chick is the coolest! Molly from Rider! We had soo much fun! Her photo shoot lasted
She goes to Rider and is an Offier in the FFA, She's headed to TEXAS TECH ( My School! GOOOOO RAIDERS!)in the fall! She works at CAVENDERS http://www.cavenders.com
and has a lot of cool boots to prove it! (wonder if she ever gets a paycheck, or if she just gets paid in BOOTS?
She's got some of the coolest I've ever seen.)
We did a lot of fun portraits, including 2 formal dresses, Jeans and boots, rail road tracks, bluebonnetts, you name it!
We had a great time!
Thank you Molly for making my day!!!
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Thanks to all of you who chose me to Photograph you in the BLUEBONNETT FLOWERS
It was great fun!
I did not know the Crop would be this good this year!
Due to the wildfires and lack of rain, but somehow they grew!
I love this image of Skyler. Shes a doll baby...
"As for man, his days are like grass. As a flower of the field, so he flourishes." -PSALM 103:15
Just wanted to post a photo of a very sweet girl, Brooke.
She has the prettiest eyes! They remind me of my sons eyes, green blue and brown all at the same time.
She was so sweet! She goes to Rider and grew up here in Wichita Falls. Her momma was a lot of
fun to visit with as well.
I love these 2 images of her!
Best of luck to you Brooke and thanks for choosing our studio.
Dixie and Company
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Our 4th Annual Portraits on the Beach!
We are currently taking appointments for our BEACH PORTRAITS in Corpus Christi Texas,
Last year we photographed 12 families in 14 days. We can schedule one family in the morning (at sunrise!) and one family in the evening at Sunset. ( only 1 taker of the sunrise images last year!)
The dates this year are June 3rd-June 17th. There will be 2 full weeks of dates to choose from!
The session fee is $750.00 and includes a 20x24 Classic Finish Wall Portrait, or Masterpiece finish.
We've already booked 3 appointments for the 2 week period, so hurry, only 9 openings remain.
(unless you want the sunrise session.)
We recommend Khaki shorts or capris for the ladies, White Shirts, blouses. No shoes for this beach session.
Bring Grandma, and all the kids for this unique session.
Next year, 2007 we will be moving the DESTINATION SESSION to the Emerald waters off ofPensacola Florida.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
This Senior from Big Pasture (Devol, OK) was so much fun! Hes into John Deere and farming. He is also loves to hunt and fish. He plays Basketball and Baseball and stays super busy.
He will attend Cameron in the Fall. He's one of the funniest guys I've met.
We took lots of pictures and had a great time.
Check out a couple of my favorite shots of him.
Best of luck to you Adam!
Monday, April 10, 2006
I just wanted to share something with you all.
I recently photographed a gorgeous Senior from Jacksboro named Carly. She was really free spirited and we had a great photo shoot!
I wanted to share this letter her mother wrote me today. I get lots of E-mails, but to get a real Letter in the mail, and a card, was very sweet.
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Carlys picture time with you. I had so much fun watching her pose and dance arouond. I really appreciated the time you spent in trying to get everything just right.
The atmosphere was relaxing and fun. Michelle was so sweet too, and helpful from setting up the appointment to picking up the pictures and I loved the pictures!!!!
Your artistry is outstanding.
I really appreciated your putting Carlys pictures on your web site too. I was able to call practically everyone I know and proudly show her off. Of course, I think she is beautiful, but you did an outstanding job of making her assets really stand out.
I wish you could have heard all of the wonderful comments I have received from all those who have seen her pictures.
Thanks so much for making this special time something we will always remember.
I have the best clients in the world.
They give me so much more back, than they ever know.
Thank you for your kind letter Mitzi and Carly,
Saturday, April 08, 2006
I love photographing families and its very challenging when they have small children, but this family is wonderful. I've been doing thier portraits for several years.
Im so honored they drive so far to me, since they live in Muenster, Texas.
Their children are so wonderful!
Chloe is a doll and very friendly, Nathan is fun spirited and energetic and the baby Braden is adorble. I gave him a little baby massage and he gigled the whole time. He is so good. Ive never seen a baby as good natured as Braden. Laughs and laughs and laughs....
I took the outdoor portriat on Friday when the winds were 50 miles per hour! I am not kidding!
It was unbelievable!!!
The kids were great and mom and dad were too. I almost got blown into the pond!
But the results turned out great.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Today I got to photograph ROB. What a natural in front of the camera. I can tell this guy
has done some acting and theatre. He was great.
People like this is what Photographers Dream of, people who will "show off" for the camera,
yet seem natural at the same time.
Rob is graduating from Rider High School and is friends with several of our other clients, including Kayce Goldstein and Erin Hudson.
Rob is heading off to Syracuse in the Fall, we wish you luck Rob, but you wont need it, you've got talent and skills oozing out of you!!!
This is Becky!
Shes so cute and petite. Just like a little living doll! She was a lot of fun.
Has piercing Blue eyes!
It just seems that the prettiest girls come to Photography by Dixie!
I dont know why, but they do!
Her plans are to become a Pharmacist and I think thats great! Its so amazing
that women can do just about anything. I love to see young ladies pursuing goals
It seems in the media, there are so many Dumb Girls.
I hate that stereotype. I'm proud that many of my clients have become
Physicans, Attorneys, and Professional women as well.
Best of luck to you Becky, I know you will do great!
This is Derick who goes to Holliday High School, and he is really really tall and handsome@
He was really nice and laid back. I hear that after he graduates he may pursue a career in bull riding.! Wow.! Hes ridden before and that just amazes me.
I've photographed Bull riders before but never "in action" I may have to check him out. (I dont know if I can watch, Id be scared to death!)
A great guy like Derick can do anything he wants to do.
He and his mom really made my day. I enjoyed getting to know them both!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Today I got to meet Amber from Iowa Park. She is so photogenic! She was so comfortable in front of the camera too.
She's planning on attending Texas Tech and will study Law. (Where I went to School- Go Raiders!)
We had a great photo shoot, even though it was so windy outside today. We managed to get a few good shots outdoors when the wind finally died down.
I love to Solarize my images like the one with her Cobalt Blue Firebird. This is a trend I started about 5 years ago. Its pretty funky looking, I love it!
Best of luck to you Amber!
I shot these 2 images this morning.
It finally came a nice little rain shower this morning! I love it when it rains in the morning.
I love to drink my coffee on the patio and watch the rain fall.
For those who know me, they know I love flowers. I am constantly planting flowers, rearranging flowers and growing something!
The strange thing is that I didnt have a green thumb until the birth of my son.
We lived in Japan and lived in military housing. I had a huge hedge of Hibiscus when I moved in
and I really enjoyed looking at them every morning and evening, while my son played outside.
Ever since then, I've loved flowers.
I shot this photo this morning of my pansies. The rain shower left some beautiful little droplets of water. The yellow flowers are actually the flowers on Cabbage I planted this winter.
See beauty comes from all sorts of unexpected places!
Just wanted to share that with all of you.
I just got an email from my friend in Italy. Luigi, the photographer, he told me it was cloudy and raining in Italy. So I guess we got the same weather pattern here too. (they are 6 hours ahead of us in the time zone.)
Have a beautiful day and Live well!