Family of the Year….the winner is… |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photography

This is officially my last post ever on this blog! So get excited for what is in store tomorrow! 🙂 Lots of change and happiness happening over here!

Thank you EVERYONE for all of my wonderful clients, friends, family, and fans! 2012 was such an amazing year. I truly appreciate all of your kind words and business.  With the move to El Paso, Texas I wasn’t sure how things would go, but to say the least I am THRILLED!! I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store.  I want you all to know just how much I appreciate you. 🙂

Without further ado…

Thank you everyone who participated in the Family of the Year contest and made it such a success. Every family was more than deserving to win this 20×30 gallery wrapped canvas!

The winner of the contest is……

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“The Barnes family: July 17, 2012- the BEST day of my life! The day that Dan returned home from Afghanistan is a day I will never forget. Since he husband joined the Army we’ve only spent small fraction of our time actually together in the same place, but the Army has blessed us with some incredible opportunities that we wouldn’t change for anything. I think this lifestyle is about always counting our blessings and making the most of every second we get to spend together. To have such a large print of one of our favorite Homecoming pictures hanging on our wall would be an incredible blessing and reminder to cherish everyday together and also remind us of that beautiful light at the end of a long dark tunnel called Deployment. ♥”
Thank you again to everyone who participated! And to our fabulous 5 judges who took the time and care to vote. 🙂
Hoping everyone has had an amazing Holiday Season!
Warm Wishes,
Chelsea
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The Duncan’s! |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photography

I met this awesome couple the other day! You guys are absolutely adorable together. And El Paso, you’re starting to grow on me. I suppose there are some beautiful locations around here…I mean downtown, come on! However, I do miss the So. Illinois trees and fall time right now.  I’m definitely a leaf cruncher…oh you know, I walk out of my way just to step on the leaf that I know will make an awesome crunch sound! 🙂 True story, my friend Chelsey can attest for this action multiple times walking across the Quad in college!

Anyways, everyone knows how much I love couples sessions. Like A LOT and I’m getting ready to go photograph the other part of this session in the desert….YES, DESERT. Never thought I’d hear myself say that. So be on the look out.  Allison and Toby you guys did great and I wish you both all the happiness in the world.

Enjoy!

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The Johnson’s! |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photography

Hello Pretties!

So it has been pretty quiet on the blog here lately, but I promise I’ve been a busy bee working on my new super dooper surprise! 🙂 I am officially giving myself a deadline. The surprise will be up and ready to go December 3rd. Mark my words!!!

Now, drum roll please….fantastic blog ahead!

I had a pretty fantastic time photographing this great family last weekend!  To say the least they did great! Crystal, props to you on looking and coordinating your family picture outfits to a “t”!  I absolutely LOVE it when families and couples plan ahead for their sessions and make sure everyone matches without doing the traditional white shirts or black shirts or like in my family pictures as a kid navy (haha, Thanks Mom! 😉 I’m going to blame it on the 90’s definitely NOT you!) Anyways, you guys did awesome!! Enjoy!

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The Fitzpatrick’s! |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photography

Shannon and AJ are such an adorable couple and we can’t forget about Mr. Ernie! 🙂  Shannon had found my page on Facebook when I first got to El Paso. She had emailed me and we had been planning this session for some time now.  I LOVE it when my clients really want to be involved and quiz me on what my shooting style is, how the session will go, where will it be at, and what they should wear.  Plus, I love getting to know my clients and them getting to know me.  Yay! For an excuse to get an amazing Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte! (Not that I really need one ;))

Shannon, you and AJ did awesome! It’s so much fun photographing people in love.  And of course when they are troopers and up for anything!  I’m so glad that you brought Ernie! He was a blast. 🙂 I hope you guys had as much fun as I did! Enjoy!

Wishing you both all the best!!

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Thankful For You Minis |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photograph

Hello Lovlies!
It has been requested by quite a few people and I’ve decided to offer mini sessions here in El Paso! 🙂 I know with the Holiday’s coming up there are many things to be Thankful for, so I am offering Thankful for You mini sessions.  With fall on the mind I instantly think of Thanksgiving and all the fun and hours spent with family enjoying each others company. Of course every family has their own traditions and this year I’m lucky enough to start my own family traditions with my Husband, which I am sure will be a blend of his traditions and mine! And has anyone else noticed of course Christmas is coming up…yet another Holiday that I think we all need to remember how Thankful we are for Family and Friends and the things we have. I almost fell over when I saw not one, but at least 4 or 5 aisles filled with Christmas stuff at Hobby Lobby and it isn’t even Halloween yet.  Either way I think we all need to be thankful for those special people in our lives, our families and friends.  What’s not a better way than to enjoy a mini family session?
There are two Thankful for You options, because, I am thankful for my amazing clients and support system.
Time slots will be available and there are a limited number of mini sessions! The location is pending, but will definitely be at a park. Please email or call the studio at pinkvintagephotography@gmail.com or 618.263.2669.
Warm Wishes and Pumpkin Spice Lattes,
Chelsea

Miss Linden! |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photography

How cute is this girl? She’s adorable!! Miss Linden did awesome at her session.  When I was back in Mt. Carmel, IL I had the opportunity to photograph her. Linden’s, Mother and I worked together this past year and we had been talking about this session for some time now. I still think she looks like you, Kristi! 🙂 This session was a blast…and I think they turned out absolutely beautiful!
Happy Late Birthday Miss Linden!
Enjoy!!!! 🙂

Thank you so much!! She did awesome! 🙂

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V’s Homecoming! |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photography

Have you heard how much I LOVE homecomings?! I’ll admit it I absolutely love photographing them and they are all so special.  Like I’ve said before maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for happy moments, I mean who isn’t right?, or maybe I just love hearing all the stories and how strong the Wives and Families of the soldiers are. Either way…they are absolutely beautiful and I’m beyond thrilled to be able to capture them. 🙂

This homecoming was slightly different..instead of the HUGE homecomings that I had been used to this one was small and intimate. It was so nice that there was only a handful or two of people there so everyone family could line up along the rope to see their loved one and there was plenty of space to move around so you could stand be wherever you wanted to be.

V’s homecoming was awesome and she was beyond thrilled to have her husband home and him get to see his son. Speaking of he’s adorable… 🙂 and his little onesie was too cute.  She was so excited and Dad has such a look of pride on his face!!!  Enjoy!

You guys have such a beautiful family!  Thank you so much for letting me photograph such a special day! 🙂

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Joey: Senior |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photography

Senior Sessions are a whole lot of fun…I think it’s pretty awesome to get to be a model for a day.  Now this may make me sound old, or not…but I’ve known Joey’s mom since I was about in 4th grade…she was my gymnastics coach back in the day and has just opened her gym in Mt. Carmel… Excel Gymnastics Club.   It was a lot of fun to be able to photograph her Son and he has a pretty sweet Mustang too!

I think everyone can agree..it’s a pretty sweet Mustang! 🙂

Joey definitely rocked his senior session! He’s got a serious look down and thanks to his awesome parents for telling all of their hilarious stories to make him genuinely laugh…**the cat story is my favorite!** Thanks again!!!

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The Pitzer’s |Mt. Carmel, IL| El Paso, TX | Portrait & Wedding Photographer| Pink Vintage Photography

This couple is awesome and they were such a blast to photograph. So I’ll admit I was a little intimidated at first…I mean photographing your Best Friend and her Husband is one thing, but photographing your Best Friend’s parents…(add in the mix of an awesome audience too)..one could understand right?  And they are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary!!  Woah, 25 years..I can’t wait till my Husband and I get there some day!  I think you can tell just how in love they really truly are and it’s so wonderful to be able to capture that.  Thank you guys so much!! Enjoy! 🙂

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