Photography has an amazing ability to shape our perception. Have you ever noticed how our true memories blur with the images that hang on our walls? In my core, I truly believe that beauty resides deep within our soul, but I also know how important a stunning image can be. As a mother, I know what it is like to look at a picture of my child and be disappointed that the picture shows so little of the beauty that I see, the beauty that I know is there. I know how baffling it can be to wonder why no one else seems to see that beauty or even the frustration when our children themselves don't see it. Additionally, I also know how wearing the day to day activities of a normal family can be. I know that although you love your family dearly, there are times that you feel the bulk of your interactions with each other consist of nagging and correcting. For most families, an accurate lifestyle portrait session might take place in your car, as you are handing out sports equipment and reviewing pick up schedules, missing all of the love and connection that is at the core of your family.
I want to help you create photographs not necessarily of life as it is, but life as you want to remember it. I want to capture the joy and the beauty that really does exist when you filter out some of the craziness of life.
Idealistic View of Things
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Some of my most recent work, some random thoughts and helpful information.
Gretchen is the best! She has a great eye for creativity, mind for technique and heart for substance. Last week she took pictures of my daughter for the third time and once again it was a great experience. The take away from our time with her is that taking pictures is much more than a business to Gretchen and because of this, our results from that time are priceless. Thanks again, Gretchen!
Jacklyn- McNeil High School
Gretchen is so very talented and her photos are fantastic! My daughters Sr pictures will be forever cherished! Thank you so much for capturing Kelly's beauty :)
Kelly- Round Rock High School
Gretchen made the senior portrait session relaxed and enjoyable for our daughter and her friends. For the individual shots, she took the time to find out where our daughter's passion lies...and suggested props and locations accordingly. The result: gorgeous, professional photos that we will treasure for a lifetime!