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)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The ~B~ Family.....Extended!

I met the ~B~ family while back at my first Cutie Patootie Kids Easter shoot....their kids are super adorable! Then I met up with them again for the ME & MINE Mini session in May. I got the honor of meeting the rest of the family...from ALL over the world. LITERALLY!! Grandma from France, Cousins from Detroit, Aunt and Cousin from GreenBay!! It was a lot of fun. They wanted to get some great pictures while they were all here spending time together. Here are just a few of my favs...they all did soooo great! Thanks again guys and hope to see you all soon!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Alittle Bit of Inspiration (for myself today...and hopefully you too!)

The past year of my life has been the most exciting, accomplished, beautiful, and blessed year of my life (other than the year my daughter was born, oh and the year I married my wonderful husband) but in a business sense...this past year has been unbelievable. With all that said, it has not come with out many obstacles to overcome!

Some of those obstacles have been: learning how to run a business, learning how to work a business around whats best for your family, learning how to best deal with the people who are not so supportive or even want to bring you down in one way or another (yes..they exist in every corner you turn!). But with each obstacle I overcome, I come out stronger, wiser, and a better person, mommy and wife so I take on each obstacle with an open mind.

I am always looking for the best way to overcome and deal with the challenges that are put in front of me. You know the saying...your answer is right in front of you (or something like Well, that is true in my own life. I went to my nieces talent show before school let out for the summer. She sang her favorite song by Miley Cyrus. I even teared up (okay..I cried like a baby) while she sang it because I was so proud of her for getting up on the stage, overcoming her fear of singing in front of her WHOLE school and putting on a WONDERFUL performance. Not once did I ever really sit and listen to the song for the words or meaning. Well, today "The Climb" came on about 6 times from the time I got in the car to the time I made it home from my sessions today. All of a hit me. This song is my answer. Now, it might seem weird being that its a "pop idol" for young teenagers but man, its a POWERFUL song.

Here is the chorus:

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about whats waiting on the other side
It's the climb

This song says it all to me. No matter what, there is always going to be another challange to overcome or a battle to fight. Sometimes I will win, sometimes I will lose. But its all about getting to the top...which I feel I am very much on my way! I hope to be able to find the best way to teach this to my children. Not to ever give up on your dreams....keep trying no matter who or what stands in your way!

I do try not to post alot of mushy personal stuff on this blog due to I want to dedicate it to my customers! But as I have gone though my day today, I wanted to share and remind you when looking for the answer or inspiration...don't forget to look right in front of you!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

4th of July Mini Sneak Peek!

Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend to the 4th of July Mini Session and getting though the overwhelming heat with me!!! To say the least...we had CUTIES!!!! Take a look....posted one my favs from each session! CD's will be in the mail on Saturday to everyone!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Rhenie and Family!

Meet Rhenie and her great family!! She is the owner of Cutie Patootie Boutique and Resale Shop in Frisco! She has allowed me to come into her store and do sessions for her customers! Our second round is this coming Friday and Saturday! I can't wait! Anyways, we met out and spent some time getting some fun family pictures! Her daughter Atlanta (dont you just love her name!!) is adorable! She is a great kid and I found out she LOVES LOVES LOVES to swim! I can't wait till next time! Thanks Rheni for all the support and help you have given me!

~Waiting for Baby V~

Its just days away now until we meet this little man. His parents are great and are sooo excited for the big day!! I can't wait to meet him as well!!! Daddy is a fireman so they came up with the great idea of doing some maternity pics in his uniform..GREAT idea! She is sooo cute in those pictures! We also spent some time in the nursery with mom and dad doing what they do best...playing and talking to the baby! Gotta love those precious. Makes me wanna have a belly like that again! :) Can't wait to see you guys very soon!

Funky Town!

More cuties!!! This time FUNKY style! I was so excited when the kids jumped out of the car ready to go for their session! They were part of my GIVE BACK sessions so first of all, thank you for that! My excitement jumped when I saw their "outfits" for the day! Just what I had in mind! Most of the below are some fun, funky edits....let me know what you think! Talk about some awesome kids!! Even the little guy came with his game on!

Fun cousins!

So its been a while since I have blogged...atleast a few today its OVERLOAD!!! I have all my sessions from the past week completed and mailed out so its time to show the kiddos off! And man, do I have some cuties! These cousins joined me for a morning to do some cute pics for gma and gpa! The older girls were so fun....they could do anything..SMILE, SILLY FACE, SERIOUS, ATTITUDE! You will notice in the 2 year old's picture that she has a companion with her....that is her meme (spelling mom?) she appears in more than one picture but thats okay....she is part of the family! Then the little guy...CUTE....that is an understatment! I LOVE his eyes and his smile! I can't wait until we shoot some more of him!! Hope you like moms!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Meet Stephanie....

Meet the Seniors...this is Stephanie. We had something in common right after we meet. We have both gone though many 5am soccer games at Richland College Fields. The only difference is..she played..I watched. Anyone that knows me knows that my family is soccer oriented after my little (not so little anymore) brother. Anyways, Stephanie was great to work with. She was easy going and just a total smile pleaser in front of the camera!! Thanks Stephanie!

Meet EJ......

Meet the Seniors...this is EJ! Ambers twin brother! He was awesome to work with as well! Of course the first words out of his mouth was..."I'm camera shy"...we quickly overcame that. He had a lot of fun hanging out with all the girls that day too. Look at that curly, curly hair! My goodness. Hope you like..thanks EJ!