Chunky Monkey Photography

Who is Chunky Monkey Photography?

I am a: Mommy.Wife.Friend.Daughter.Sister.Aunt.BestFriend.Neighbor.Photographer.

If you choose Chunky Monkey Photography to preserve your memories, you will not be disappointed. Each moment, each smile, even each tear is captured for you to remember just like it was yesterday.

**Chunky Monkey Photography was voted into the top 4 for Best Family Photographer in 2009**
(Metroplex Baby and Kids)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

4th of July Mini Session...Books yours today!

I took my daughter and a neighbors nephew and we went and had some fun with the flags, watermelons and hats! We had balloons too!! Can't wait for the 4th of July Mini Session. Its going to be great! Email me or call me to book for the June 20th Mini! Only $50 for 10-15 pictures on your CD!!!
Isn't he just cute!!!!!!
Don't know why she has this expression!
Too cute for words!
Love this picture!
We had to play with the

Friday, May 29, 2009

2nd round of Me and Mini Previews!

Here are a few sneak peeks from the 2nd round of Me and Mine Mini Sessions last weekend! All the families were great and I can't wait to see everyone again soon! Happy Fathers and a late Mothers Day to all!

The ~C~ Family

This little boy (well, a big boy..he is 4!) was so much fun to photograph. He started making me laugh from the first minute of the session. It was very overcast, even sprinkled on us for a bit at the end and he would not open his eyes cause he said it was SOOO bright! The expressions on his face made me laugh. He ran around and had the best time looking at everything he could find to explore within. Mom was a bit worried that no real smiles were captured, or that all the pictures had eyes closed. Well, mom...we were sucessful in getting some real smiles to go along with some other great pictures. Here is a quick peek of whats coming on the CD! Hope you guys had as much fun as I did and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Xtra Special Maternity Session

All of my sessions are special because I get to meet new people, be a part of their lives, watch their children grow and experiance the excitment they do every day! But, once every now and then you get an extra special session. This is a good friend of mine who is expecting her first child. We went out and did an outdoor maternity session and then I went over the next day and did some belly shots on the backdrop. Little M is going to be overwhelmed with all the love and care that he is going to be receive (and I am just talking about me...think about his parents, family, etc!). We only have a few short weeks and I get to go spend some time with them at home and capture those first memories of his little fingers, toes, smiles, and hopefully some sleepy eyes! Melissa and Tony, thank you for letting me be a part of your special time in your life! Melissa has helped me though (and continues to do so) a lot in my life and she is a great friend! Hope you enjoy your pictures, you make a beautiful mommy-to-be! See you soon to welcome Little M!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Introducing Ms. B

Baby on a zebra chair, a AWESOME motorcycle, bookshelf and in her mommy's arms! What a session. I got to finally meet Ms. B who is now 7 weeks old. She was born 3 weeks early and had to stay in the hospital for a little while to grow strong. Well, she is home and is more than just strong..she is super baby!!! She wanted to know what was going on at all times. Mom got her to go to sleep for about 5 mins for the bookshelf picture and then she played possom on the chair. She is super adorable...taking after her big brother! I can't wait to see her grow up...she is going to be a BIG bow and Tutu Girl!! My kind of girl all the way! :)

Happy Birthday Ms. A

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Ms. A, Happy Birthday to you!
We went out and celebrated Ms. A's 1st birthday last weekend. She was not so fond of the birthday hat but LOVED the sticks and rocks!! Here is a sneak peek mom...the CD is done! On the way to you! Hope Ms. A had the BEST 1st Birthday Ever!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Good afternoon to all!!!!

I had sent out the information for the June Mini Session earlier this month...Ice Cream and Pops! I went this past week to do some preview pictures and ran into a lot of issues! So, at this time, I am changing up the June mini session. One to go with the upcoming holiday! I am going to continue working on the Ice Cream and Pops and want to def bring it back or incorporate it in the July mini session which you will also see below!
June 20th- 4th of July Celebration Mini Session
Grapevine (location will be given to all that books)
15 min sessions- 10 to 15 edited pictures
4th of July props will be there...including watermelons, red,white and blue tutus, etc!
Session fee is $50 and is due at the time of booking to secure your spot
Email me your TOP 3 times and I will get you on the schedule!
You WILL have your CD before the 4th of July Holiday!!!!
July 19th- Beach Fun Mini Session
Grapevine (location will be given to all that books)
15 min sessions- 10 to 15 edited pictures
Beach props will be there (real sand! real water!) just bring the kiddos in their swimsuits!
Session fee is $50 and is due at the time of booking to secure
Email me your TOP 3 times and I will get you on the schedule!
Due to me leaving for my brothers wedding in FL the TUESDAY after this shoot, it will take a little longer for the CD's to be finished. I will be working on them before I leave and will finish them up as soon as I get back!!!!!
CMP 1st Anniversary Announcement!!!
June 1st marks my 1 year anniversary of taking CMP public and watching it grow into a wonderful life!!! I wanted to celebrate by doing some for everyone who has helped me along the way, and continues to stand by me. There is sooo much I want to do in the next year! At first, I thought to just do discounted sessions...that would be easy enough. Then I thought a little deeper into the meaning of my business and my life. I want to give to others, they way they have given to me. I have decided to donate 50% of my session fee for a specific day to my most cherished charity.

Here is why: Most of you do not know but I had 2 seizures when I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter. We were visiting my best friend and had just gone to bed. My husband turns over to say good night and realized that I was NOT breathing!! He is a paramedic and to say the least, all the training and preparation went right out the window. I was rushed to the hospital and transferred to Baylor Dallas where Kendyl and I were monitored very closely. Luckily, with GOD on our side, I was released a few days later. Under strict rules of course. I was put on seizure medication and was no longer allowed to drive for the remaining time of my pregnancy. Epilepsy is something that effects SOOO many babies, children, teenagers, moms and dads. Lives change so dramatically because of this condition. Medications are effective but have tons of side effects and within pregnancies...are just plain harmful. They can cause birth defects, and even death of the baby. We have talked about wanting to have another child in the near future but there are lot of things to take into consideration and tests that have to be done. Those ALL cost money! I want to be a part of giving back to the research and testing to find a way to prevent, control, deem safe, so that anyone that goes though this, can have the most normal life as possible! So, please join in me in GIVING never know when something like this will affect you, your children or someone close to you. You would want the best of the best!!!

SO....I have decided to do: GIVE BACK SESSION DAY! See details below!
June 13th from 1pm-6pm in Deep Ellum
30 min sessions for the regular price of $125.
You will get 20-25 edited pictures on your CD!
I will be donating 50% of the session fee to my most cherished charity.
Please email me if you are interested. This can be for call it! Babies, children, families, engagement...etc!
Thanks again for all your support and looking towards another great year!!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cute and little ball of a pettiskirt!

I am sooo excited because I am TOTALLY caught up and even alittle ahead of myself on editing! I feel sooo much better...I hate being behind (even if its just by a day!). Check out this cutie....she was a ball of energy, never wanting to sit down, always checking things out. SO much fun!!! I think at the end of the session, I saw the look on moms face that I see on most moms with children of the same age...."how did you get any pictures", well mom...we got a lot of cute ones!!! I hope you are pleasantly surprised! Hope to see you again real soon!
PS. The first two, I tried out some different editing techniques. The orginial edits are on the CD, but let me know what you think!

Mr. B's 9 month session

Man, its so much fun to watch these kiddos grow up! Mr. B was just weeks old when I first met him. We went out last week and did his 9 month session. He did great, minus the running nose, eye boogers and no real nap....we still got some smiles out of him! Here are just a few mom! Can't wait till his 1st birthday session....cake...yummy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

My little princess....

My little one has decided that she LOVES to pose. We went out this past week with a friend to do her son's 9month pictures and she tagged along...her job: to make him laugh. Well, inbetween changes, bottles, etc...she wanted her share of the camera. Now...the funny part is that she is in a stage where she LOVES to wear bows. The only problem is that she MUST have 2 in at all times. Even if they don't match each other or her outfit. I just go with it...whatever makes her happy...right? Well, here is my little princess...bows and all.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

One of the cutest....even if he was sick

This little cutie was not feeling his best...double ear infections, runny nose, eye boogers...the works. No real smiles but nevertheless, some ADORABLE pictures!! We are going back out in a few weeks to try again after he is all better...and bringing Dad along to help with those smiles. I think we got some good ones though...enjoy mom!

Hope you are feeling better Little Man!