Friday, August 31, 2012

Photo Dump Friday

I am so ready for this long weekend :) We are driving up to Dallas for my dear friend Monica's wedding. I'm really thrilled to be doing her photography, and for the chance to catch up with friends and family! Be on the lookout next Tuesday, I'll be posting up Monica's beautiful bridal portraits! For now, here's a small Friday Photo Dump from my Instagram App. 

Do you have the Instagram App? Follow me! I'm @kelportmann :) 

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Happy Weekend, y'all!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Themed Thursday-- CATS!

Anyone who knows me or my husband knows that we love animals. This Themed Thursday features our three cats; Freckles, Tiny, and Scout. They make excellent models :). Enjoy!!





















What's cuter than these cats? These KITTENS!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday WOW!

Nature photography is so exciting to me. Have you checked out the framed art I have for sale yet? Today's Wednesday WOW is a reminder that you never know what you might find when you take a closer look. I paused on while hiking at the Cibolo Nature Center to take a photo of this flower, and was surprised to see a bug crawling around inside! So fun :)

Cibolo Nature Center, Cibolo, Boerne Trail, San Antonio Nature Photographer, Kelly Portmann Photography

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Inspiration

"Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it."

Guadalupe State Park, Inspirational Quote, Nature Quotes

Friday, August 24, 2012

Photo Dump Friday

I can't believe Friday is here again so soon! I am ready to enjoy the weekend. Check out this week's Instagram Photo Dump. Are you on Instagram? Follow me, I'm @kelportmann!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's up Wednesday?!

Tiffany Myers Design, San Antonio Logo design


I've been doing a little blog updating today, so you may notice a few fresh layout changes! I wanted to take today's post to give a little shout out to Tiffany Myers at Tiffany Myers Design. Tiffany is an outstanding artist, and the only one I trust for design work! She created my new logo that I've been using on the blog lately(don't you love it?!), and she also designed my business cards. Not only is she super easy to work with, she also has a very quick turn around time. Go to her website and check out her amazing art work, her past design projects, and more. Tiffany has a degree in Graphic Design and her business can help you with all your website, logo, and branding needs. 





This is not a sponsored post,  I just give credit where credit is due!



Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Inspiration

 When the road ahead seems too long, look back to see how far you’ve come. For, even if the hill before you is steep, the view gives you hope to finish the journey. 


long journey, Guadalupe state park, kelly portmann photography

Friday, August 17, 2012

Photo Dump Friday

We're off to celebrate husband's birthday this weekend. What is everyone else up to weekend?
Here's this week's Instagram Photo Dump!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Spotlight: My husband :)

He's not a client per se, but my husband really deserves some credit. Adam has been by my side since this whole photography journey started. He's been supportive, encouraging, and he doesn't complain when I make him "model". He knows photography makes me happy and so he's patient when I interrupt a hike to photograph a cool pop of color in the woods, and he waits for me when I run off chasing a unique butterflies. I'm so thankful for him, and his support as I follow my dream! Anyway, it's his birthday this Saturday, and he's been out of town for work for the past week-- so I really miss him and wanted to write a little something to help him know how much I appreciate him!

Enjoy the photos below:


P.S. [Sorry ladies, I know he's good looking, but he's taken!! ;) ] 

San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann

San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann
San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann
San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann
San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann

San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann

San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly PortmannSan Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann

San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann

San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann


San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann

San Antonio Photographer, San Antonio Senior Portraits, Photographer Kelly Portmann

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Inspiration

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you've imagined.

South Congress Bridge, Austin Sunset, Austin Photographer, Kelly Portmann

Friday, August 10, 2012

Photo Dump Friday

Headed to Austin tonight for a girls weekend! Here's this week's Instagram Photo Dump.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Client Spotlight-- Cuellar Family Portraits

Sandra was super happy with the couple portraits she had taken, and so she came back with her younger sisters, Monica and Miranda to take some sibling portraits. Their parents didn't have any updated family photos of just the girls, so Sandra thought this would make a great present for them. I almost always shoot on-location, but for this shoot, we decided a special studio-like set up would be best. I love the way their color coordinated their outfits pop up against the black background, and Sandra even custom made their matching pink hair bows! 

Sandra and Monica are great friends of mine, and it means a lot that the Cuellar family comes back to me each time they need portraits. I was thrilled to do Monica's bridal portraits a couple of weeks ago (which can't be posted yet!!) and I can't wait to photograph her wedding in September. Both of those shoots will be posted in September, so keep a look out!

Enjoy a glimpse of their family photos below:


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San Antonio Family Photographer, San Antonio Family Photographer Kelly Portmann, Sister Photos,

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San Antonio Family Photographer, San Antonio Family Photographer Kelly Portmann, Sister Photos, Kindergarden Photo


San Antonio Family Photographer, San Antonio Family Photographer Kelly Portmann, Sister Photos,

San Antonio Family Photographer, San Antonio Family Photographer Kelly Portmann, Sister Photos,
San Antonio Family Photographer, San Antonio Family Photographer Kelly Portmann, Sister Photos, Engagement photos

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Inspiration

No one can prepare you for what heights you will soar until you spread your wings.

Butterfly photo, Monarch Butterfly, Nature Photographer, San Antonio Photographer, Kelly Portmann, Spread your wings, Inspirational Quote

Friday, August 3, 2012

Photo Dump Friday

Wow, it's August already! Hope everyone is able to beat the heat, and enjoy the weekend! :)


Here's my instagram photo dump for the week:


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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Themed Thursday-- Wildflowers

Texas has some of the best wildflowers I've ever seen. [Of course... I may be a little biased ;) ] Living in the Hill Country has so many perks, one of them being getting to witness the fields come alive with color every Spring. The weather is usually perfect, and husband and I try to spend every free moment going on hikes and exploring the breathtaking nature around us! Then summer comes.... and well, I choose to stay inside blogging!

Enjoy the wildflower pictures below!


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Wildflowers, Texas Hill country, Hillcountry wildflowers, San Antonio Nature Photographer, San Antonio Photographer Kelly Portmann

Wildflowers, Texas Hill country, Hillcountry wildflowers, San Antonio Nature Photographer, San Antonio Photographer Kelly Portmann
Wildflowers, Texas Hill country, Hillcountry wildflowers, San Antonio Nature Photographer, San Antonio Photographer Kelly Portmann

Wildflowers, Texas Hill country, Hillcountry wildflowers, San Antonio Nature Photographer, San Antonio Photographer Kelly Portmann


Wildflowers, Texas Hill country, Hillcountry wildflowers, San Antonio Nature Photographer, San Antonio Photographer Kelly Portmann

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What's up Wednesday

I took a little break from blogging last week so that I could prepare for my art show. RAW Artists hosts monthly art shows nationwide in hopes to get the word out about new and upcoming artists of all genres. This month's San Antonio Show, Mixology was held at Back Stage Live, and hosted over 20 different artists. I framed several of my nature and wildlife prints and offered discounts on portrait sessions. It was very exciting to meet and network with several other local artists. I'm going to be posting up some of the framed pictures I have left under the products section-- so be on the lookout for that!


Big Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, gave support, and especially to those who bought local art!

San Antonio Raw Artist, Raw Mixology, Mixology, San Antonio Photographer