Friday, May 28, 2010

Real summer begins...

Technically, summer began about 2 weeks ago, but it was more like limbo between school and summer. I wasn't really sure what to do with my time. Now, I'm really ready for summer vacations, swimming everyday, naps whenever I want them, basically freedom! Here is a little of what has been going on in limbo, and a little more of what summer holds!!

Chris found baby rabbits in his yard! It's really neat because I'm the kind of person who gets excited to see a bunny hop across my yard, so this was really amazing to experience!

Also my new lens (Nikon VR 55-200mm telephoto) came in! I'm so excited! I took the rabbit pictures with it, but here is another picture I took with it recently. :) These are Chris's ties including the bright pink one that he wore to prom which perfectly matched my dress!

This summer I am actually quite busy. I have 3 shoots either planned or in planning right now, and I hope for many more shoot this summer too. I'm also watching the kids I normally watch, Audra, Gunnar, Anders, and Dane. :) My family and I are going to LA later in June, probably camping here and there as well. I'm taking summer school in July and August. But, the soonest thing is a trip to a beachhouse in Galveston with Chris's family!! I'm very excited. I can't wait to just chill on the beach. Ahhh, it's going to be nice. :) Here is Chris packing.

I won't be taking my MacBook to Galveston, but when I get back I'll have some shoot really soon to post! 

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.  ~Lewis Hine

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. ~Imogen Cunningham

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cole / Prom Portraits

A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of shooting Cole's prom portraits! Him and his friends were all so excited and it made me reminisce about my prom last year (tear).  
I remember going to the Waterwall and taking pictures, spending time with great friends in an awesome limo, dinner at a restaurant so nice I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go back!, dancing until our feet hurt, wink in the suite at Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, Apples to Apples, and so much more. 
I hope Cole had a fantastic time at his prom and that maybe just maybe when he sees his photos he'll be able to remember as clearly as I do such a fun night. 
Anyways, without further ado:

His friend Aaron's gorgeous red boutonnière:

Aaron's date Nina's cute ballet flats. :) And my favorite picture from the shoot!

Hope you like them! 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My other job...

Besides being a photographer, I am also a nanny. I take care of the cutest four kiddos a couple times a week. Sometimes it gets kinda crazy, with four total, three being boys!, but at the end of the day I love it.
Last week was especially crazy because they had workers at their house to change a spare garage into another living room and re-do the lighting in the kitchen... So, what did we do? We spent the majority of the time in the wonderful outdoors (thankfully it was a nice breezy day).

And we made leaf crowns! This is why I love being a nanny. There is time to be the watchful eye and keep the peace, but there is always extra time where I get to be a kid again too, if only for a minute. 

Hopefully soon I will have two different prom shoots up! Here is a sneak preview...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day...

Happy Mother's Day Momma! 

I want you to know how special you are to me. If I've ever needed ANYTHING, you've been there for me. Whenever. Whatever. You are the most beautiful person I know. Why? Because no matter what you have a smile on you face. It's like unhappy isn't a possibility for you.
If I could grow up to be half the mother you are, I think I'd be in pretty good shape. 

I love you, momma. 

Copyright 2010 Chelsea McAuley Photography

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cole / SENIOR...

I had the privilege of meeting Dawn and Cole through a good friend of my mothers, Lisa! She let me know that she thought I'd be the perfect person to do Cole's senior portraits. Well, about 2 months later, here I am showing you Cole's photos! I had a blast during the shoot, and really am enjoying getting to know this family. Thank you again, Dawn and Cole. :)

Hope you like!