My husband made me dinner for Valentine’s Day. A (massive) cheese plate, tomato-basil soup with truffle oil, and veal chop with beet mash and mushrooms. I made the dessert; the recipe is from Primal Palate. Our animals wanted to help, obviously.
I was trying out a new lens one day, and my husband agreed to be my model. He’ll jump on any excuse to act like a little kid, really.
My first newborn session ended up very different from the vision I had in my head. Turns out, I’m not the type of photographer to put a baby in a basket and fold it into crazy poses. I was drawn more to the details, expressions, and quiet moments between baby and parents.
This is Lydia. She was awake and calm the whole time, and I could have watched her all day. Just so fascinating. I had a wonderful afternoon with her and her family!
Well, 2014 has been absolutely amazing for me. I started my business, started volunteering my time and talents to Save A Purrfect Cat Rescue, became a member of an amazing organization called HeartsSpeak, saw one of my photographs in print, worked with some amazing kids and their families, shot my first wedding, and photographed my first newborn. I wrote down some goals a year ago, and I have accomplished almost all of them! I learned so much, and recently realized what direction I want my photography to go. 2015 will bring some changes and hopefully more exciting things!
Thanks so much to everyone who supports me and believes in me. Happy New Year!! My wish for you is to live fully; see all the places, meet all the people, try all the things, and do what you LOVE because that is where you find happiness 🙂
^^And look at this sweet picture my husband took of me on Christmas day!! So proud 🙂
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Isabelle’s 3rd birthday was packed with fun activities. She was a playful princess in her bounce castle, there were more cupcakes than anyone could eat, and the party ended with a Piñata full of candy! Anna and Elsa even came all the way from Arendelle to help celebrate!
In case you were wondering, yes, I had ‘Let it Go’ stuck in my head the entire time I was editing 🙂
I had such a fun day photographing Jenna and Alex’s wedding in at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in College Station! The love of their family and friends was so apparent; everyone helped out to make sure everything was perfect and went smoothly. The day was full of special moments, from the excitement of getting ready, to the quiet moments before the ceremony, to the first kiss, to the best man’s speech delivered from Kuwait, ending with the super romantic last dance. My best wishes go out to you two… never forget all the love you have around you, and may you have a long, happy, blessed life together!
It was a lovely day for zip lining in Nacogdoches! Zip Nac has a pretty cool set-up and awesome guides.
^^Grace graduated from kindergarten that morning! Congratulations, Grace!!
I love bluebonnet season!! Here is my best friend’s beautiful family enjoying the flowers in Montgomery, TX. Little Weston wanted to eat the bluebonnets, and even tried to feed them to his parents. We had so much fun with him!