Christmas Spirit

Now that I have a little one of my own I'm that much more excited for the approaching Christmas - and I started off the Christmas season by photographing one of my most favorite families. Our time together is always valuable and loved, and this shoot made for a beautiful afternoon. It consisted of chasing the kiddos around the yard, looking for dinosaurs in my camera, reading a story together, looking at a glow in the dark dino puzzle, oh - and taking pictures of course! I cannot help but have a good time around this beautiful family. Thank you for allowing me to photograph - and share in - your memories!


A Salute

Yesterday my good friend, Carley, brought over her adorable little ones for a mini 'sailor-esque' photo shoot. She mentioned the coincidence of the shoot being right next to Veteran's Day, which I would like to tie in with a thanks - Thank you to all of the men and women who have given your time and lives for our country. Thank you for sacrificing time with your families so that we may have freedom, and thank you for your bravery in risking your lives for us too. Thank you as well to all of the folks that work for this country in behind the scenes ways, you are so appreciated.
May God bless you!


Kidding Around

A couple of weeks ago I had the joy of photographing a family I have had the pleasure to know nearly my entire life. While I have been around this dear family for years, it wasn't until I got behind the camera that I saw a side of them that I never knew - they are simply hysterical!! Usually I'm doing what I can to make the people in front of the camera enjoy themselves, but I could not contain my laughter at this silly, fun loving bunch! Thank you for giving me a lovely afternoon, what a gift it was to spend that time with you guys!


Fashion for Trade

A while back my friend Janessa and I decided to do something of a trade. I had seen a dress that I had wanted created, and so I asked Janessa if she could possibly take an existing dress and turn into the desired result. So, Janessa (having gone to fashion design school) obliged, with the understood payment in the form of a shoot of her wearing her grandmother's jewelry. We photographed at a beautiful pecan grove (and had a bit of an adventure getting into it), and then in the desert by her family's home. I would like to add that some of the pieces of clothing in this shoot were also 'reinvented' by Janessa, such a talented lady! Soon enough you will see my gorgeous custom dress, but for now I present you with a bit of an outdoorsy, slightly earthy fashion shoot.