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    There’s little that makes Austin family photographer Ziem feel more at home than a Florida beach, a happy, fun-loving family, and her camera to capture it all on. This shoot with the Flake family, who travel from Austin to this gorgeous Alys Beach home each summer, was right in a certain photographer’s sweet spot.

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    Mama Lina and Ziem met years ago while their kids played with trains at a bookstore – hashtag #totalmommoment – and have chatted ever since about doing a shoot. No wonder that our photographer-in-chief, a Florida native herself, was thrilled their plan finally came to fruition this summer, when both her family & the Flakes were vacationing in Florida at that. You can just feel that comfortable, airy feel of the beach in these shots as the family happily roamed their sandy backyard.

    austin 30 a alys beach rosemary seaside family children photographers ziem photographyaustin 30 a alys beach rosemary seaside family children photographers ziem photographyWhile Lina had warned Ziem about the Flake boys’s fun-loving spirits, Ziem was delighted by their bubbly energy, infectious smiles, and the overall silliness that ensued. George would spontaneously bust out dance moves throughout the session, while big brother Henry looked for opportunities to show off his newly lost baby teeth.

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    Not only are the Flakes fortunate enough to
    enjoy the most charming beachfront home where they did their shoot, the kids’s grandparents were able to accompany them there.

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    Be it over a bookstore train table or a beautiful beach, Ziem adores working with this sweet family. Here’s to another beachfront session and more Florida trips!

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  • 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!

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  • Austin Family Photographers - Belly to Birthday Brothers

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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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