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austin family newborn photographer ziem photography
austin family newborn photographer ziem photography
austin family newborn photographer ziem photography
austin family newborn photographer ziem photography
  • Austin Family Photographer - A Happy Customer Review

  • What do you think of when you’re looking to book your Austin family photographer? The photographs need to be incredible, of course, but what about working with the photographer herself – you want someone you feel comfortable with capturing your beloved ones on camera, yes? Someone who not only makes you look good – let’s be honest here – but also feel good while you’re doing the shoot?

    If it sounds like I’m speaking (typing?) from experience here, it’s true – like the Hair Club for Men, I’m not only your trusty scribe here but also a loyal Ziem Photography client. In fact, my son Jack has the honor of being the child Ziem has worked with the longest throughout her career, having shot him and us for nearly five years now. During that time, my father and stepmother have expressed interest in booking a session with Ziem, which is how another (breathtaking!) Ziem Photography multi-generational shoot came to be.

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    As always, Ziem made my crew feel more comfortable in front of the camera than we’re naturally inclined to be – with the exception of the family Pug slash camera hog, who managed to wiggle his way into a shot or two as well. From wardrobe consultation to sweating through the Texas heat of the shoot in my backyard one recent afternoon, Ziem is always there for every step of the process, exuding a calm energy that is positively infectious.

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    I have the distinct pleasure of being friends with Ziem as well, so I know from personal experience what an natural, incredibly engaged parent she is; her ease with kids is something else we really appreciate in working with her professionally. Between that and her long history working with Jack and now my daughter Paige, she knew just the right tricks – candy in one case, sports chat in the other – to keep my wee ones engaged and happy despite the sweltering temperature.


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    A great family photographer not only shows its subjects in a flattering light – and no one knows natural light better than our Ziem – but also conveys the personality of their subjects in a shot. Can’t you just feel here how these two very loving grandparents like to love on their sweet sports nut grandson and wild extrovert / broken arm devotee granddaughter?

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    As ever, we can’t thank Ziem enough for these priceless keepsakes she has created for now three generations of our family. I’m biased, admittedly, but there’s no one else I’d rather welcome into our home to help memorialize these moments.

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    Make those summer memories last a lifetime – book a summer session today!

    Available for Summer Portrait Sessions in Austin, Colorado and 30-A.

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    Email z@ziemphotography.com for more information.

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  • Austin Family Photographers - Belly to Birthday Brothers

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    Make those summer memories last a lifetime – book a summer session today!

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    If there’s one thing Austin family photographer-in-chief Ziem loves even more than working with one Belly to Birthday child, it’s working with that child as they welcome a sibling to the world – and to B2B!

    austin newborn family children photographers ziem photographyDana & Jay Azurin have been working with Ziem since mama Mama Azurin was in need of maternity portraits while pregnant with big brother Matthew . Ziem couldn’t enjoy working with this laid-back engineering family more, so when the Azurins signed little brother Daniel up for B2B as well, she was thrilled to carry on the family photography tradition. From Dana’s pregnancy with each boy to half-birthdays to cake smashes, Ziem has been there with the Azurins every step of the new family way.

    austin newborn family children photographers ziem photographyAs Ziem knows all too well from having a young family of her home, Stuff Happens (TM) when you try to schedule things like photo shoots for new families. In the Azurins case, illness, injury, and that fickle Texas weather conspired to delay Daniel’s first birthday shoot, but not even those formidable foes could keep the Azurins – and their dimples! – down for long.

    austin newborn family children photographers ziem photographyDaniel proved to be a fun-loving, precociously chatty whirlwind during the shoot, quite literally giving everyone a run (a sprint!) for their money. Having worked with the Azurins over the years, Ziem knew that one of the photo props / child bribe – balloons, and lots of them – would serve both as prop and a distraction to both big & little brother, so she held off on introducing them as long as she could. The grown-ups even resorted to hiding the balloons under a picnic blanket! Nevertheless, Daniel nearly lost the them, sending both Dad & Ziem alike scrambling to fetch them. One by one the remaining balloons popped throughout the shoot, but not before Ziem captured some classic moments. In the end, Ziem was thrilled to log some quality shots – and miles! – in.

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    Now that the Azurin family is complete, Ziem is going to miss them dearly – their frequent
    B2B shoots have been a wonderful excuse to get-together! Come to think of it, Ziem is certain that Daniel whispered to her that he wanted another sibling . . . the more the B2B merrier!

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    Available for Summer Portrait Sessions in Austin, Colorado and 30-A.

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  • Austin Family Photography - Good Things

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    Make those summer memories last a lifetime – book a summer session today!

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    One of photographer-in-chief Ziem’s favorite things about her Belly to Birthday package is getting to experience the various stages of a new family’s first year plus together. With every exciting new first – getting pregnant! the newborn stage! first steps! – there are also the inevitable hiccups. As noted philosopher Winnie the Pooh once noted, though, good things come to those who wait.

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    In the case of baby Jameson’s first birthday shoot, a perfect storm of – well, storms, actually – and an earache delayed their initially scheduled session. Ziem & this sweet trio were able to reschedule one month later, however, and the resulting shots perfectly capture the family’s laid-back, happy nature.

    austin newborn family children photographers ziem photographyThis shoot was the culmination of over one year’s work with Kim and her growing brood. Kim and Ziem initially met over coffee, when Kim was about to give birth to Jameson but barely showing – her only tell being that luminescent “pregnancy glow”. Kim decided to book the B2B package on the spot, and Ziem has loved working with this laid back, sweet family ever since, through maternity, boudoir, newborn, half-birthday, and now this first birthday shoot.

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    Jameson is one of those rare firstborns who acts more like a second, just as low-key as his wonderful parents yet a total ham in front of the camera. He’s in the stage, roughly from 11 to 18 months, which can be the toughest for a photography session, because little ones are just discovering their mobility / ability to give their parents (more) grey hair; Ziem adjusted accordingly, keeping the session to a brief half-hour, but Kim trusted her to get results in that short timeframe, and our photographer-in-chief didn’t disappoint.

    austin family newborn photographer ziem photographyThe best photo shoots involve something personal to the subjects, and so it was here – Kim brought some special birthday props to Jameson’s session, adding that special personal detail to the photos. Jameson also enjoyed Ziem’s vintage high chair, happily banging the table for food as soon as he sat down. The resulting joy on his parents’ faces was evident and something that Ziem lives to document.

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    Over this special B2B year Ziem has enjoyed working with Jameson and his family so much. Getting to watch sweet Jameson grow, and his parents grow in their love for him, has been a joy and a privilege. And speaking of joy – though this first birthday shoot came a bit later than expected, the wait was well worth it.

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    Available for Summer Portrait Sessions in Austin, Colorado and 30-A.

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  • Austin Child Photography - Half-Birthday "Stellabration"

  • ** Book your session today and make those summer memories last a lifetime. Details below.  **

    What’s that old expression about the cobbler whose children has no shoes? It’s possible that maxim applies to a certain Austin family photographer whose littles have few photos of themselves *coughs*. Enter two sweet girls and one pony to save the photo day with a backyard shoot.

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    Indeed, photographer-in-chief Ziem has turned this sad state of photo affairs into an annual shoot tradition with dear friends the Aserons (link here). Lauren & Ziem began this idea when Lauren’s daughter Stella & Ziem’s youngest Zara were a mere six months old, and it has been a cherished “half birthday” occasion ever since. Not only does Ziem and her daughter have an excuse to get together with the Aserons, but Ziem also takes the opportunity to take photos of her own girls, the one time each year she takes “professional” photos of them.

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    And speaking of truisms, it is a truth universally acknowledged by parents that their respective children behave far better for other people. Sweet Stella does an excellent job keeping mischievous Zara in line, for example; no surprise as these two have been close friends from the get-go, nearly from birth to their recent first sleepover. It helps that Stella is a natural in front of the camera, but the camaraderie between the girls helps too.

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    When it came to coordinating outfits, Ziem and Lauren were on the same sartorial page per usual, even ordering the same dress for the girls. Alas, Stella’s didn’t arrive in time, but – no surprise – Mama Aseron had plenty of stylish back-up options for her. For her part, Zara contributed a wardrobe malfunction or two, keeping everyone laughing as usual.

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    Ziem & Zara can’t wait ’til next year’s “Stellabration” with their friends!

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