Maskus Family Portrait

We travelled to the country property of a friend to take photos of the Maskus family.  There were some beautiful trees there.  The family was referred by the McRae family, who did their family portraits with us last year. 

Meet Jerry and Kelsi Maskus, and their children Ashley, Austin, and Brittany.  Austin and Ashley are 21 and attend Texas A&M, and Brittany is a senior at Cypress Ranch High School, where she is a cheerleader with Ashley McRae.  The family recently moved into a new home, where their new portrait will hang over their fireplace mantel.   As children get older and more independent, it becomes harder to get everyone gathered for pictures, so it’s important to take advantage of photo opportunities when they are available.  Best wishes to this lovely family, and may they always find time to spend together. 


Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Creativity, new ideas, active and non-conforming come to mind when we think about our senior safari photo shoot with Amanda.  Amanda is a senior at Tomball Memorial High School and if she is anything like she was during her photo shoot at school, her teachers will definitely remember her.  She is extremely talented with a hula hoop; making all of her countless tricks seem effortless.  She is self-taught and finds tossing, spinning and balancing the hoop relaxing – she really can do anything you can imagine with the hula hoop – including spin fire!

In addition to the hula hoop, Amanda knows how to throw poi balls and again is simply fascinating to watch.  It’s as if Amanda is connected with these balls as she tosses, connects and completes routines constantly swinging two balls from ropes.  Just when you think you might have Amanda figured out, guess again; she is intelligent, has strong opinions and loves to be “just a girl”.  She is beautiful, edgy, not your average senior and we loved working with her and creating one of a kind images with her.

We hope Amanda pursues her dreams and we hope that we get to watch her grow – look out world; she can accomplish whatever she puts her mind to!

Defied the August heat and Still Beautiful!

We haven’t forgotten to blog, we were simply super busy in August photographing seniors before school started and then getting ready for school ourselves… yes, multi-tasking seems to be our daily life!  However, we couldn’t keep Ms. Tamra a secret any longer!

Tamra is a senior at Langham Creek High School and proudly dances with the champion Bailadoras.  Although Tamra is outgoing and used to being in front of the crowds, she was quite jittery about her senior portraits; but just like a natural, she shoot off the nerves and the camera loved her!  Strawberry blond hair, hazel eyes and wonderful skin is all the camera could see – even though it was in the high 90s with 70% humidity on a typical August day in Houston.

We enjoyed Tamra’s senior safari photo shoot.  The entire time, we kept telling her that she looked like a “movie star” and that she is very “regal” – which was all confirmed as soon as we looked at her images back in the studio!  Let’s face it, Tamra simply has that “Je ne sais crois” that everyone wishes for.  Not only is Tamra beautiful on the outside, she has an amazing personality and bright future ahead of her. 

We wish her all the best as she continues her senior year and pursues her interest in Texas Tech!   

Senior Saturday 2015

Senior Saturday marks the beginning of another graduation class – in this case we introduced our studio to the Class of 2015! As always our “Fun Photo Booth” allowed for lots of creativity and crazy fun. The pictures below cannot do a better job of proving our point!

Nounou Photography would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our Class of 2015 Senior C.R.E.W. members and their parents for supporting this annual event. The C.R.E.W. members invited their friends and were in charge of making sure everyone who came left with a smile. Nounou Photography also mailed flyers to the seniors in both Cy Fair ISD and Katy ISD announcing our annual discounts for a senior photo session scheduled during their senior year. As always, while the C.R.E.W. kept the party going, Nounou Photography representatives were available to answer questions and show our outstanding line of products to all that attended.

Although we scheduled many sessions – some even into March – we still have dates available and we are still offering discounts off of your choice of a senior portrait session. Please call the studio at 713-927-5842 to inquire about the specials and available dates.

Nounou Photography only photographs a select number of seniors every year…so don’t miss out on your opportunity to receive FUN and CUSTOM senior portraits!

Finally, we want to thank a few of our local partners that added to our raffle prizes given away on Senior Saturday:


Bahama Bucks – newly located at 17045 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095 – 281-861-5949. Originally, Bahama Bucks started in the summer of 1990 when Black Buchanan wanted a summer job that did not involve mowing grass or flipping burgers. Now, they “consider flavor to be an art form” with the mantra of “Flavor Your Life”. “Bahama Bucks offers the perfect island escape for today’s active customers who want a Taste of Paradise without the long weekend.”

Eesh Formals – located at 15440 Ridge Park Dr., Houston, TX 77095 – 281-855-3377. Eesh Formals is a family owned and operated retailer of dresses and tuxedo rental appropriate for prom, homecoming, pageant, party, Quinceneara, National Charity League, and all other special occasions. Their business philosophy is “’The word of mouth’ being the best tool of advertisement”. Many girls compare their dress shopping experiences to the TLC reality television show Say Yes to The Dress. Eesh Formals is truly a customer-rated service that is excellent and family oriented.

Menchie’s – located in the Town Square Center, 8303 Hwy 6 N. Suite B, Houston, TX 77095 – 281-859-8900. The story of Menchie’s frozen yogurt started with “Menchie…mixing when he was only a baby. It quickly became his passion and led him to do what he loves and love what he does: making mixes of yogurt and toppings with his sweet friends. Now, be a Sweet Friend and carpe yumm! Grab a cup, enjoy the sweet ride!”

Studio Movie Grill is the pioneer of the in-theater dining concept offering up first-run movies and alternate programing alongside an American Grill menu and full service bar. When there’s not enough time to make both a dinner and movie, why not just combine them and visit SMG Copperfield located at 8580 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX 77095 – 832-593-6684

You’re invited to…2015 SENIOR SATURDAY!

We have been designing, visualizing, and working all in preparation for this year’s Senior Saturday!

It is going to be a loud, fun, crazy day here at the studio, but we cannot wait! Just in case you have been living under a rock for the past month – our Senior Saturday is THIS Saturday, August 2nd from 10:00 – 3:00. No appointment is necessary, as it is a come and go event. We will offer a FREE fun photo booth all day where you will receive FREE social media images.

PLUS, this open house is the best time to book your Senior Portraits because you can save MONEY! If you have questions, call or visit our website, or better yet, if you recognize any of our Senior Ambassadors, contact them for all the details! Don’t miss out on this ONE day event!

Nounou Photography is where the magic happens. Come to us, be yourself, and we will capture who you are! We guarantee you’ll look awesome

Ashley is all about Spirit and Smiles

Introducing our final 2015 Senior C.R.E.W. member, Ashley McRae from Cypress Ranch High School, where she cheers on the Mustangs as the Co-Captain of the Varsity Cheerleaders. Ashley is always smiling!

Ashley has spirit and energy to spare, so her session was lots of fun, despite being on a very hot day.  As it turned out, nobody melted, and she was pleasantly surprised at her preview session with all the great images we captured. 

The McRae family is not a stranger to Nounou Photography.  We photographed her brother, Lance’s senior portraits, as well as the McRae family portraits last year.   Lance is now at Texas Tech. 

Ashley is also musical, and loves singing in the school choir, writing and playing songs on her guitar, and listening to music, especially Rascal Flatts.   English is her favorite subject in school, and she plans to study abroad during her college years and spend some time teaching at less fortunate schools.  She gets practice in teaching and leadership working at Cypress Academy, where she works with younger gymnasts.  We are sure she is a favorite!  In her spare time, Ashley also likes to hang out with friends watching movies or hanging out at the park.  

We are so glad to have you on Nounou Photography’s 2015 Senior C.R.E.W., Ashley, and we hope you have a fun-filled senior year full of smiles!  

Olivia Needs a GPS

Our next 2015 Senior C.R.E.W. member is Olivia Vong, who joins us from Langham Creek High school. We met Olivia when she was just a little girl and use to sit on my husband’s lap when he played Santa at her family's Christmas party. It sure was bitter sweet to be capturing Olivia’s senior portraits.

During, Olivia’s photo shoot, we discovered that Olivia is desperate need of a GPS. Olivia wanted to have her pictures taken in a small antique shop in the Montrose area, so we did our best to accomplish her wishes. However, we followed her and her mom around the area for almost an hour looking for this shop…we never found it. :)

Olivia enjoys playing Golf and serving as Historian for the Diamond Dolls. She is also active in both the TOMS and Chess Club at school. In her spare time, Olivia likes photography, hanging out with friends, cheering on her Lobo’s at sporting events, and playing with her Yorkshire terrier named Snickers. 

Olivia wants to attend college at either TAMU or St Edwards, majoring in Communications or Psychology, with a minor in photography.  

At the end of the day, we believe Olivia’s images turned out gorgeous, even if they weren’t in the antique shop, and hope you agree!

We wish you all the best for your senior year and everything to come, Olivia!  We are so glad to have you on Nounou Photography’s 2015 Senior C.R.E.W.!