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  • Austin Portrait Photographer - From Starting School to Senior Portraits

  • For Austin photographer Ziem, no time reminds her of how quickly our little ones grow than back to school picture time. This particular shoot, at creatively brilliant kids art camp Wee Warhols  (a favorite of Ziem’s kids and Ziem both), was no exception; though Wee Warhols owner Amber’s kids are young (and totally fun and adorable), it will feel like five minutes from kindergarten to when Ziem is snapping their senior photos.

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    Ziem was pleasantly surprised to arrive at this shoot & find Mom had arranged not one, not two, but three vintage prop stations. In retrospect, of course, the creative settings are no surprise coming from the Wee Warhols founder herself.

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    The highlights of the shoot were when little B momentarily got stuck writing the alphabet & asked Amber, “Is ‘W’ for ‘Wee Warhols‘?” and the pistachio ice cream that followed. Actually, that probably goes without saying – isn’t ice cream a highlight by its very existence? #science

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    Thanks again to Amber both for welcoming Ziem into her Wee Warhols world and for reminding us again just how quickly time passes with these little ones. And for the ice cream – did we mention there was ice cream?

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    Contact Ziem now to schedule senior portraits at z@ziemphotography.com!

     

     

  • Austin Senior Portrait Photographer - Alli

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    From a rustic barn, to wide open fields, to a boat dock, and a heart big as Texas, this senior portrait session was full of Southern charm. It also happened to be extra special to me as I have known Alli (and her amazing family) since she was a 4th grader. The chosen location couldn’t have been more perfect. I knew how she would want the resulting images to look and the tall grass and gorgeous sunset allowed me to capture her personality the way she envisioned. I also took the opportunity to steal a few heart-stopping shots to show this senior the way the rest of the world sees her – exceptionally sweet and kind-hearted. austin senior portrait photographer ziem photography austin senior portrait photographer ziem photography We started in a  sundress and boots before she changed into something that better represents what she might wear to school on any given day. Given the “rustic nature” of our shoot, these shoes were perfect.

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    Miss Alli – I continue to be blown away by your  maturity and character. You are a gem and you make your parents so lucky. I hope you enjoy your senior year. It was such a joy catching up with you and your mom!

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    Now booking portraits for Seniors Class of 2016! Please send a note to z@ziemphotography.com for rates and availability!

  • Austin Newborn Photography - A Belly to Birthday Record

  • “I teared up seeing those photos with Tia.” ~ client D.A.

    One of Austin newborn photographer Ziem’s favorite aspects of her Belly to Birthday program (or “B2B” in Boy Band Speak) is working with a family frequently throughout pregnancy & baby’s first year, capturing all of the details that make a baby & family unique. In the case of the Azurin family, we’re talking 9.5 (!) pounds of newborn baby unique, setting a B2B size record.

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    Darling Baby M acted in typical newborn form, staying up to party during the shoot fun, then falling asleep in perfect photo pose only once Ziem had packed up all of her photography gear. Undaunted, our photographer-in-chief unpacked her camera and tiptoed back into the Azurins’ beautiful new home to snap some snoozing shots.

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    Part of the magic of Ziem’s photography is her use of natural light, something was a big challenge here in Austin during our recent gloomy weather. Z managed to work within the few minutes of light to capture some incredible shots, including some with the Azurins’ special aunt or “Tia”.

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    Tough as it is to upstage a newborn, Brother M stole the show, sneakily following Ziem’s instructions intended for Mom & Dad. Helpfully he also read to Z throughout the shoot, generally showed off his big brother skills, but not before introducing Z to Tia.

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    From record birth weight through his birth year, Ziem can’t wait to record it all for Baby Azurin throughout his B2B year!

    Interested in booking a Belly to Birthday package? Contact Ziem at z@ziemphotography.com for details!

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  • Basking in the FL Sun: Rosemary Beach + Alys Beach Photography

  • austin family photographer ziem photography rosemary beach alys beach seaside photographersJust back from a much needed getaway sans kids to Florida, Florida again with friends and family, and then on California with my in-laws, so what better way to dive {pun intended} back into work than to share this recent destination photography session. I was thrilled when Emily e-mailed me about their annual multi-generation family portrait session in the Rosemary Beach / Alys Beach area. When you have a spectacular family and an emerald green ocean + white sand as your backdrop, it’s sure to be magic! A true Florida girl at heart, I knew this session would top my list of favorites.

    I met this show’s star when he was 8 months old and it has been so much fun seeing him as well as their family grow. Now, at the “ripe old” age of 4, he’s already an incredible big brother with enough practice to train his little crony. Little brother, who loved as much as the camera loved him, will be just as sweet when their third (!) boy makes his debut in the coming months.  I guess some moms are just destined to run a party house. These boys – can’t get enough of the dimples, blonde hair, or irresistible blue eyes. Just as heart melting in person as they are in photos.

    And since it was too tough to narrow my favorites, kick off your shoes and get comfortable. Part II with more eye candy forthcoming! As you’ll see in photos, we had a blast basking in the sun and frolicking the beach. I’ll let the images do the rest of the talking.

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    My favorite shot of mom and her three boys!

  • Austin Newborn Photographer: The Pink of Perfection

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    Austin newborn photographer Ziem is lucky enough to have participated recently in not one, not two, but THREE major life events for Natalie & Michael. The early arrival of newborn Arden provided both a pleasant surprise as well as an opportunity for Ziem to do this most recent shoot.

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    This session was pink perfection thanks in large part to Natalie & Michael, who carefully followed Ziem’s newborn shoot preparation tips by ensuring baby was fed & burped before the session. Darling Arden snoozed throughout the shoot, peacefully sleeping through being poked and prodded, including a diaper change!

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    Ziem was blown away by the gorgeous nursery, not to mention how well Natalie & Michael have taken to parenthood. It’s no surprise given their sweet, laid-back personalities.

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    Baby A is lucky girl who has already filled so many (pink) hearts!

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  • Austin Family Photography - Classic & Colorful Multigenerational Shoot

  • When Austin family photographer Ziem gets the chance to work with dear friends, it makes the shooting all the sweeter. Speaking of sweet, she was thrilled recently to work with the Singh family, whose planned family shoot blossomed into a colorful, multigenerational party.

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    The gorgeous Singh home offered our photographer-in-chief a number of her favorite family photography elements – a luxe, neutral backdrop with plenty of natural light, combined with the family members’ vibrant wardrobe to contrast with all of those on-trend neutrals, *and* a smart, fun, funny family in residence. Mama Singh wanted to go for a timeless, classic look, and that’s exactly what Ziem delivered.

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    Some of the best photos come from unplanned moments, and the Singh shoot was no exception. Coming from a multigenerational household herself, Ziem cherished the opportunity to capture the grandparents, aunty, uncles, and kids alike. The family came alive in the game room, where the boys did flips with Uncle, and the older brother gamely allowed younger brother to play along. The love amongst the generations was clear.

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