Kitten Portrait | Manvel,Texas Photographer


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A few months ago a random kitten appeared I fed her for a few months. I started noticing she looked like she might have kittens.

She was never very friend acted wild hissed at me while I was feeding her. A few months later she had kittens what appeared to be two separate litters.
I started feeding them all when they were old enough for food knowing she could not keep up with 5 kittens when she was just a kitten herself.
It had rained a lot for a few days straight and one of the five kittens got sick. I brought it in the house to see what I could do. A few hours later it died.

One morning eight weeks later all the kittens and the mom were gone “Poof” just like that. For three days I did not see any of them. One of the kittens was friendly and would let me pet him/her.
This was the smallest kitten. It was about three days later and while I was out feeding the birds there was that tiny little kitten all alone he had made it back all by himself. I wondered where the other 3 were at and where did mama cat take them.

I figure mom wanted them on their own because they were getting big by this point. The next day there were the 3 other kittens.
They all made it back but without the mom. Its been a few weeks now and I still have not seen the mom.

I have been feeding them ever since so there are 4 outside kittens that need homes. I can not let an animal starve to death that crosses my path. I have always been like this and two times I have been left to find homes for kittens.

I can pet two of them the other two will take some time to get use to me.

This is one of the ones I can not pet. This is such a beautiful kitten I love its colors and its fuzzy hair and those eyes.

I love how he posed for me as I was looking through the french doors at him.

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Twin Talk | Rosharon,Texas infant photographer


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Sophia and Karina are  3 1/2 months old. This was the first time I have taken swim suit pictures of them.

When we laid the towel out for them to lay on and added the sun glasses we started laughing. The whole thing was just so cute.

Sophia is always kicking her legs as fast as she can as if she is riding a bicycle. I could not get her to stretch out her legs.

After seeing the pictures from this session I knew I had to add some captions.

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Dog Portraiture | Capture You Photography


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I have been shooting a lot more pictures of Daisy lately because she has been very cooperative.

Getting a good head shot of  boxer can be tough because they are not still for very long.

When trying to do take your pets pictures try the early morning or late evening hours. Most dogs will over heat during the middle of the day. Have his or her favorite toy or ball nearby. Let them run and play a few minutes and once they start to tire that is the best time to get those pictures. Wait until they quit panting heavily and have their tongue hanging out.

Dogs become part of our families and having special pictures of them is something you will always treasure.


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Busy Boxer| Manvel dog photographer


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Daisy is a 14 – months old boxer and she is still very active.I will admit she has settled down just a little bit in the last 2 months.

While outside the other day she found this plastic ring Jack had around a plant. This became her newest toy her prize possession.

As you can see this was quite entertaining to her and a moment I could not resist capturing on camera with my left hand.

Daisy loves to run as fast as she can and then she gets in her pool to cool off. Sometimes she will run around two acres with a plastic flower-pot on her head she got out of the greenhouse as a last minute snag and run attempt.

Make sure you dog gets outside play time it is the best way for them to get rid some of their built up energy and it will benefit you both.

Boxer Capture You Photography


Boxer Capture You Photograph


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Twin Girls | Pearland Infant Photographer


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Have you ever noticed how fast infants change?

Make sure you take pictures each week and let a photographer take your milestone pictures that first year of life.

I offer two milestone packages newborn, three month, six month, nine month and twelve months. Then there is newborn, six month and twelve month.

With the girls I have been taking weekly portraits. This is possible because Mi Mi is a photographer who loves planning out their next photo session. I have gotten behind on editing and posting the pictures due to my shoulder surgery and recovery.

These pictures are their nine week old pictures and they just turned twelve weeks. Karina is in the aqua petti romper and Sophia’s in the coral.

The girls have changed so much over the last twelve weeks. I love to see those changes in my portraits of them. We have decided we will be printing the  10″ x 10″ or 12″ x 12″ photo books of the first three-month portraits.

Capturing a moment in time with a picture of the past.

Pearland infant photographer

Pearland infant photographer

Pearland infant photographer

Shoulder Surgery Recovery |Manvel, Texas Photographer


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I am recovering from shoulder surgery.

Ten days ago I had rotator cuff repair,labrum slap tear repair and bone spurs removed from my right shoulder.

I will not be taking any clients pictures until the last week in July which allows me time to recover. I will be taking limited family pictures with a tripod.

Recovery is going well I have had almost no pain at all. PT is 2 times a week and I am making great progress.
I think with any surgery positive thoughts about you recovery brings the best results. I do not like taking pain medication so determination is getting me through this.

The hardest part is this big shoulder sling/harness it is so bulky and hot. I have to wear it for about 4 – more weeks. It is my right arm which is my primary arm. Just to make a post takes awhile pecking with my left hand.Sleeping in a recliner is not much fun.

I hope to be taking pictures again soon I really miss holding my camera.

Vintage Style | Rosharon,Texas Infant Photographer


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To make a portrait session special try adding in a vintage item from your family.

In this situation, the wedding ring quilt was made by my great-grandmother Rilla Moore and her sister Aunt Vicia Anders. My mom said it was made somewhere between 1945 and 1950. The work is remarkable and totally preserved after all these years. The fabric was feed sacks and scrap material.

My grandmother gave this quilt to my mom years ago and many years later she gave it to me. Each year at Christmas-time, she gives both my sister and me a family heirloom. I love this quilt so much.

The chair was from 1959. It belonged to my mom and dad and was part of their first dining room set. I have used this chair quite a bit in senior photo sessions. I left the chair as I found it, faded and cracked with the red and green paint chipping off. Since it already had a great look, I decided not to change it.

The dress the girls are wearing was our daughter Jeanelle’s bring – home outfit. She just happens to be the girls’ mother and it seemed only appropriate that we get their picture in the same dress she wore. That dress was bought in 1986 and is a Feltman brothers dress and slip. All Feltman brother things were quite expensive, but it has held up beautifully. The pink is just a barely pink. In fact it is such a baby pink you have to look closely to see the pink. I love the pin and tuck of the Feltman Brothers clothing.

When you add things from the past to your child’s pictures, the past becomes part of the present. Someday those pictures will be handed down and the entire story can be told again along with why it was used in the pictures. The history will keep being told because someone saved an item from the past.




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Over 10,000 Views | Capture You Photography


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I wanted to say thank you.

I have surpassed 10,000 views which is so amazing. My first year of blogging was such a learning experience and I really did not understand what all was involved. Most of these views happened this year. Which goes to show you if you do it right it pays off.

I did some research, took some classes and I am still learning. We can never know it all there are always new things to learn.

Thank you for all the blog followers. I have so many supporters and I love the feedback and the likes. WordPress blogs rule!

The blogging community is an amazing group of people.

Thank You,

Sonya Lira

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The little painter | Manvel,Texas Child Photographer


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Andrew has been painting since before he was one – year old.

I wanted to showcase his enjoyment of painting and his three-year old pictures seemed to be the perfect time.

He needed to look the part of an Italian painter. I wanted a white dress shirt, tie and beret’. I wanted the shirt to be to big and the sleeves rolled up. I had it all figured out in my head.

He painted two canvases with his paint brushes and, then, he painted his hands. He loves to paint his hands because he likes the way the paint feels on his fingers. Then he painted the canvas with his hands.

The sisters arrived then, he decided to paint them. Talk about a lot of giggles and laughs. He really enjoyed painting Sophia and Karina. As you can see in the one picture he painted Karina’s leg with yellow and she began crying.I am assuming she does not like yellow.

Andrew is so used to being photographed I do not have to tell him what do all the hand gestures and facial expressions are just who he is. I am not sure who had the most fun during this session but I think we all enjoyed it.

The easel was one of two made by my grandfather ( Daddy Dub ) over 25 – years ago for our oldest two children.

Expressing yourself through art is something every child should start doing before they are a year old.

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Red, White and Blue | Manvel Portrait Photographer


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We took these pictures last week for the girls 7- week pictures. I decided to wait and post them this weekend since they were all wearing their red, white and blue.

In the first picture Sophia is on the left and Karina is on the right. Karina was getting a wee bit droopy eyed by this point.

Next up is the girls with their big brother Andrew who is 3 – years old. He adores his twin sisters and does not think they should ever cry.

In the third picture Sophia is Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed and showing off her posing.

Karina was so sleepy that she did fall asleep but, still managed to show off her posing abilities.

Posing newborns is actually very easy but, so many photographers use the same poses all the time. I like to challenge myself and try new things. And, most of all, be unique.

Since I happen to have some very willing 7 – week old granddaughters that was easy to do. I wish I had noticed that Karina’s bow was shadowing her face but, I did not see it until I was looking at the pictures.

When your juggling 3 – children in a studio, it is so hard to watch every detail. I do love the way the pictures turned out.

Have a great and safe Memorial Day Weekend and remember all those who served our country and lost their lives. There were many who lost their lives not in war, but at home and those soldiers should be remembered as well.


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