Friday, July 11, 2014

Teresa || Portraits

Meet my beautiful cousin, Teresa. (but we call her Tess) She did the fun cousin thing and "jumped on board" to tour with us for a few days the first week of this tour. She adjusted to our life just fine and now joins the ranks of "scarred-for-ever-from-experiencing-bus-life" cousins. =)

She is super gorgeous, inside and out. Her personality is one of a kind and she has the most infectious laugh. I always laugh when I am with her. =) She wants to go into cosmetology after she graduates. I have full confidence that she will be amazing-she is extremely gifted in anything regarding nails, hair, makeup...yada yada. I am super picky about my makeup and as a rule I never let anyone mess with it, but I let her do it one morning and she did a fabulous job. I was so impressed that I let her do my hair that night, which is also not common for me. 
Alli did Teresa's hair the one night before our concert. It turned out so lovely. So I decided to snap a few pictures, and this post is a few of them. 



Tess is pretty much the queen of drama. =)
favorite!
this wasn't quite a normal shoot...we were being a bit crazy. 
I had my gorgeous sista Alli pop in for a few...
I have no idea what pose was being attempted here. no idea whatsoever. 
Anybody have a favorite?!

-Chels

32 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! It was such a delight to meet Tess! She is so fun and sweet. :)

    Did she do your hair the night I saw y'all, or a different one? Just wondering... :) It looked super cute!

    My favorites are photos 1, 6, 8, 10, and 13.

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    1. I did my hair that night...she did it the next night. =)

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  2. These pictures are beautiful and she is so gorgeous. :) I love how Allison did her hair. You did a great job with these portraits.

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  3. Beautiful pictures! Teresa looks just like Allison! They have like the same face.:)

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  4. oooh, the first one with Alli and Tess is so beautiful!!!! THEIR EYES ARE TOTALLY GORGEOUS BEYOND WORDS!

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  5. Such a pretty cousin we have! I love all the pictures! :)

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  6. Beautiful pictures! My faves. are: 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13 & 21. The first photo of Alison and Teresa, I think they look a lot alike! :) Thanks for sharing!!
    ~Tashia

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  7. Gorgeous photography, Chelsy! Photo sessions with cousins are so super fun. :)

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  8. Well, my favorite pose is undoubtedly the one where you had no idea what pose was being attempted. haha! Hilarious! You did a lovely job on all of them! :)
    Blessings,
    ~Sarah Laird

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  9. Aww such Fun pictures!!:) Truly!;) Tess is so beautiful! I just love her!!;) And I'm SO Excited for us all to be together next weekend!!!:) Such incredible times we will have!!:) love you dear!:) A biggg hug!!;) ~Rhoda

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    1. yes YES!!!! I am so excited for this weekend too!! hugs to you dear...can't wait to see your lovely self! =)
      -chels

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  10. How lovely! #20 B+W of Tess is gorgeous! Plus, all the cousin pics of course. :-) Those are the best kind of moments!

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  11. Gorgeous! They would be even prettier though if you would refrain from 'air brushing' the subject's face... faces are made to have texture ;)
    Alison and Teresa look so much alike
    -Niki

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    1. actually the pictures are unedited; I've never used photoshop in my life and have no idea how to airbrush a photo. =) Their faces as seen in these pictures are 100% the real deal. =)
      All I do to edit my photos is sometimes move up the saturation (overall color) a bit using iPhoto.
      These ladies are totally gorgeous without any photo editing help and they just happen to have nearly perfect, faultless complexions. =)
      -Chels

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  12. I really enjoy u guys last night an it was such a blessing getting to meet u guys and everything u guys have been such real blessing in my life hugs lov. Guys and G od belss. Guys

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  13. Wow! Tess is absolutely stunning. :) She looks like a fun person. Her and Allison look alot alike. I think my favorite picture is the one of Tess "hanging" from the tree. Picture 8 and 9 are also faves. Great job, Chelsy! =)

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  14. How many hours is it from imlay city mi to ur guys house

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  15. Amazing pictures! They're all good but I think the first one of both of them is my favorite. I can't believe how similar they look! The feed reader I use on my phone shows me the title and the first picture before I read the article and when I first saw it I said to myself "oh, pictures of Allison. I wonder why she's calling her Teresa in the title." (:

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  16. Hello Chelsy,
    Do you and/or Allison wear make-up?

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  17. Hi Chelsy when are you going to post again? It's been a while. By the way love the pics.

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    1. maybe when things slow down a bit here. =) I'm hoping to be back in August!!

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    2. Great! My birthday is August 14. I'm am a fan of 19 kids and Counting and I love watching the past episodes of your family hanging out with the Duggars.

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  18. Beautiful pictures!! So cute... Just wondering,did you get my email?

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    1. Yes, I did! Please forgive me for not answering sooner-my inbox piles up so fast that often it takes me awhile to answer. =( Will try to respond soon!
      And thanks for emailing! =)

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    2. Hello Ms Bontrager, sorry to be off topic but you talked about posting on some topics you were struggling to talk about with a mixed audience. This really caught my attention and ever since I've been keeping an eye on your blog. I can't help but feel that the Lord has given you a message me and just wanted to let you know I'm praying the Lord gives you strength to say and post what is in your heart. Sorry to bother you I no you are busy and thank you for your time.
      -Todd

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    3. Thank-you for the encouragement- I appreciate it! Those posts are definitely still on my heart and I haven't forgotten about them...I've started them but haven't been able to get them finished yet. Prayers for speed and wisdom are definitely appreciated! =)

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  19. wow, she is STUNNING!! seriously. I want to meet this cousin of yours..she looks so fun!! Actually I want to just meet all your cousins at some point, because you guys always have such a fun time together!! We'll organize this in our spare time, ok? :)

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    1. yep. =) you should meet them...they are awesomeness itself. =)

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  20. My favorites are the one of her laughing and also the last photo. And Teresa...if you read this...it was a blast meeting you and hanging out with you over snack! :)

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  21. Those sepia and BKW photos look really nice

    claresphotospot.blogspot.com.au

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  22. Great shots! You definitely have a talent for photography! Do you know where Allison found her lace top she is wearing in these pictures? It's so cute! Y'all both have amazing taste and style! :)

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