Well, hello there! Thanks for stopping by our blog. We hope that you will make yourself at home, ask questions, comment on things you see, and get to know us a little bit. On our blog, you will discover who we are, as photographers and as family.
Bellini Studio is primarily a husband and wife team of Destiny + Dennis. We also frequently have others with us assisting, second/third shooting and otherwise being all around awesome. Islands are beautiful, but can be a bit lonely, so we believe in bringing someone along! Destiny and Dennis are the ones who mainly contribute to our blog and who you will see at your consultation, session, event or wedding. We are the ones answering your emails and phone calls. Even though being professional is really important to us, we really like to call our clients friends, so we hope you are okay with that!
In case you are wondering about our history, Bellini Studio began in 2007 in Southern California, initially as a newborn and children's studio. Now located in the Dallas area, the studio readily serves Southern California, Colorado, North Texas and the Pacific Northwest area with wedding and all-things family related photography. We are avid travelers and happily consider any US and International inquiries. Don't be shy!
If there is something you would like to know, or if you just want to say hello, we would love to hear from you.
I had been waiting for that text since the end of December.
So, on the second day of 2014, a chilly morning of twenty-five degrees,
we headed to All About Babies Birth Center in Argyle, TX, expecting the miracle of you.
Baby boy, your mama is amazing.
She had one goal in mind:
to breathe through each contraction
that would finally bring you into her arms.
She had the best midwife, Donnellyn, and support team.
Your daddy and Honey held your mama's hands through the process.
Your water birth was surrounded by people who loved you
and believed in your mama's ability to birth you naturally.
And your mama did! She was focused and full of grace.
I believe it is one of the greatest honors to have been invited to witness your birth,
a day I will never forget. I was blessed to meet you in your first hours of life,
and I truly believe that you will grow to fulfill the meaning of your name:
Strong. Manly. Brave.
A few highlights of the morning:
Your aunts and uncles, granddad and Honey meeting you for the first time.
Honey singing to you while your mama was being cared for.
Donnellyn cuddling you, loving you, and praying for your mama and you, as if you were her own.
Your daddy holding you and talking to you, and being a pillar of strength for your mama through the entire process.
Seeing your big sister A and big brother L meet you for the first time and tell everyone your name.
Your mama snuggling you and then calling me over to take another picture of you because your face was changing so much already.
Your first days ahead will be filled with so much change little guy.
My prayer is that you will be covered with love, and that you will be strong and courageous all the days of your life.
"Be strong and courageous!
Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Our Holiday Mini Sessions were hosted at Studio 211 in Grapevine this year. We had a sparkley-fun studio set-up inside, and then headed out to the front porch for the last few minutes. It was seriously the most perfect fall afternoon. And...I have a hard time resisting the front porches of an old home that is bursting with character.
I love this family. I love watching them grow and laugh together.
Sometimes the casual, *I need lunch and a nap* snuggles are the sweetest.
I had the privilege to spend the evening with a group of very special moms and their sweet babies. As if I needed a reason to love Young Life any more, watching the adult staff and volunteers love on these high school girls makes my heart swell. It was an evening full of fun, friendship, great food, and YL Club designed especially for these sweet moms.
YoungLives also provides a "store" for the moms to pick up things they need for their sweet babies. Best of all, it is free! Clothes, toys, shoes, blankets, and other goodies are available. The "store" is supplied by donations, so if you or someone you know would like to donate, you can easily get in touch with Christina Gibson, who coordinates everything YoungLives, through the YLVS webpage.