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, February 27, 2010

The "Glow"

I love maternity pictures.  Not only because mommies-to-be's are beautiful and have that "glow" about them….but I know whats coming and I can't wait for the newborn session!!  This maternity session was a blast.  We went back to where the couple had their engagement pictures done along time ago so it had a lot of memories!  Their little girl was a lot of fun and full  of energy!  I can't wait to see them again soon for bunny pictures and to meet the new little addition!

Little man…7 months!

This little man is growing up so fast!  It feels just like yesterday we did his newborn session.  Now he is 7 months and is trying to crawl and is a movin and a shakin!  He toughed it out with me in the cold windy weather but I think this little man could handle just about anything!  I have a feeling that over the next two sessions to finish up his 1st year plan….he is going to keep his mom and myself on our toes!!  


I first met this family back in the summer before baby brother made his debut while we played on the beach!  When we saw each other again for Christmas pictures….baby brother had just made his arrival and I had fun "sticking him" in boxes under the tree.  Now….he is 3 months old and I could have just squeezed his cheeks forever!  Even though it was cold for our session, the boys did great and I think we got some fun shots!  Thanks again mom for sticking it out with me! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

6 months of cuteness…...

This little guy and me hit it off from day one!  I met him we he was just a few weeks old for his newborn shoot.  When his mom said they were going to do the 1st year package…I could not wait!!  Now he is 6 months old and his personality is just as adorable as his cute face!  We were forced to go indoors due to the weather but nonetheless…..he is just perfect! 

Happy Birthday Tinkerbell

Happy 2nd Birthday Little Tinkerbell!!!  We had a very quick, cold but fun session.  Her birthday party is a tinkerbell theme so this dress fits it perfectly.  We wanted to put her in a "forest look"…all we were missing was her fairy dust!  Smiles or no smiles…her eyes tell you everything.  Thanks for coming out and baring the cold….it was totally worth it! 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vintage Valentines Day 2

Vintage Valentines Day #2 seemed to be a difficult session to complete.  Between the downpours, snow, below freezing temps…..we were starting to think it was not going to happen.  Last Sunday, a few of us ventured out to complete the session.  It was FREEZING cold…it took awhile for me to get feelings in my fingers when I got in the car.  BUT, to say the least, I think the images we got were totally worth it!  Check this one out…how beautiful is she!  You can't even tell she was FREEZING!!

Super Adorable

This little man is just ADORABLE!!

Little man

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On the go….at only 6 months old!

I have said it before and I will keep saying it…I LOVE 6 month olds. Typically its because their are in this SUPER cute stage with super cute expressions and they are still pretty stationary. Well, this little one has all the above BUT she is FAR from being stationary. She is on the move! Pulling up! Crawling EVERYWHERE!! I have the honor to follow her though her first year and I love it. I am getting to see her turn from sweet angel newborn to precious christmas angel (3mo) to a beautiful ladybug! I can't wait for her 9 month session….we get to venture back out in the warm weather and have some fun!

The Amazing K Family

Have I ever told you how much I love my job?! This is the exact reason why I do. Amazing families, with amazing kiddos who allow me in their lives to capture some amazing memories. This family just welcomed (well, 3 months ago) this sweet angel into their world. Mom wanted to capture some 3 month pictures along with some family ones as well. We were supposed to go out onlocation but with this crazy weather, we were forced to stay indoors, which I am so glad we did. We got some very raw, emotional, loving memories. Thank you again K family and I can't wait to see you guys again soon! Maybe this time….we can venture out to see what kind of trouble we can find….I will bring the sugar!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Are you Chunky Monkey's Biggest Fan? CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Alright, I said to make sure you put on your creative thinking hats is why!


After my fun session with the 3 Chunky Monkey's (pic posted here on post right below this one), I thought how much fun would it be to see you guys come up with a way to represent Chunky Monkey!

Here are the details:

Come up with a Cute, Creative, Fun, Imaginative way to represent Chunky Monkey Photography. Using your kiddos, family, pets, etc, take a candid picture and EMAIL it to me. Do not post them on Facebook. Think fun, playful, excited!!!

Once I receive everyone's by the specified date, I will upload them all to a Facebook album for voting. You will want to have all your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc vote for the best creative idea (yours of course!)! They will have to be fans on Facebook in order to vote. Persons can only vote 1 time! The winning picture will walk away with a handful of fun prizes!

What do you win????

~4 FREE MINI SESSIONS to be used in 2010

~A FREE Memory Album Book filled with pictures from ALL of your 2010 sessions (Free mini sessions and any other sessions that you have participated in for 2010).

~And we will "reenact" your idea in a fun picture to be used as a Chunk Monkey Business Card later this year!!! Your family, kids, pets being the STARS of the show!!!

WHEW...thats a lot of stuff to win!!!

Here are the date deadlines:

ALL pictures must be emailed to
m no later than Feb 14th *Sunday*. Pictures will be uploaded to facebook on Feb 15th *Monday* morning for voting to start. Voting will last 1 week until Midnight! The winner will be announced on 23rd *Tuesday*!!

Any questions, thoughts, feedback...let me know!!!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Princess K- 3month old

3 month sessions can be difficult and one Sunday morning- I had two in a row. To say the least, I was a bit worried about how they would go. 3 month olds are in that in-between stage of newborns and "growing up". They are just learning to hold their heads up well, learning they have hands (which are always in their mouths) and a lot of other stuff that can make a session a challenge. BUT...this (well, both that day!) little one did just perfect!! She is going to be a complete joy to photograph over the next year! And check out her two bff's.....they came dressed and ready for a quick picture with their best friend...all decked out in Chunky Monkey Outfits (done by I can't wait for her next session in just a few short months!


I have said it again and I will keep saying it...I love SENIOR sessions!!! They are sooo much fun. You get to capture one of the most special times in their lives...they are almost FREE of high school, parents (which they will quickly learn they will miss!), chores, etc.....they get to go to college and LIVE it up! say the least, they are normally very excited and willing to have some fun. This beautiful girl was NO different! We had a blast! She actually is going to do another session in the spring so she can do a totally different wardrobe- gotta love it! Can't wait!!

A special maternity session!

So, I am a bit behind on blogging.....January has ended up being a very busy month! I have a few sessions that I want to share with you all!

This session was a very fun one for me! This momma-to- be (again) is a sister of a very good friend of mine. I was excited when she asked me to document her journey to welcome their baby girl into the world.

Now, I will backtrack for just a moment- bare with me. Many photographers will say that when they were little, they always had a camera in their hands. My dream (LONG SHOT OF ONE!!) was to do gymnastics. I grew up watching all the greats compete. When I was just entering into the right age to "try" gymnastics, the great Zmeskal was the one that I loved to watch! When I met my good friend a few years ago, I found out that they were actually sisters. Pretty cool uh? Well, I met her a few times and finally got to do pictures of her most adorable boys for the first time over this past Halloween. I have obviously given up the dream to be a gymnast but the thought of me as a little girl, dreaming to be like her still makes me smile. Now, I get to document the great Zmeskal in her ALL time best....being a MOM!

Now...just wait for the newborn session preview (once the little princess makes her debut) will be one you won't want to miss!
The boys wanted to have a bit of fun!