El Rancho Escondido | Driftwood, Texas

Back to our US road trip! After New Mexico, we finally got to Texas where we spent a few weeks in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. For a few days, we stayed at my aunt and uncle’s ranch in Driftwood, which is a little south of Austin. El Rancho Escondido is home to lots of cows, donkeys, and dogs. Austin the Australian Cattle Dog even has his own Facebook page.

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50 Most Beautiful Moms

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SO excited to announce that I have been chosen to be one of 50 photographers for the 2016 Beauty Revived Beautiful Mothers campaign! One deserving mom will receive a free session from me and will be featured in the Mother’s Day issue of the Beauty Revived magazine.
I am passionate about showing the REAL beauty in people, and now I need your help! Do you know an amazing, beautiful mom who deserves to be celebrated? Nominate her by telling her story here.
Go to beautyrevived.com to learn more about this great organization!

Shelby | SHSU Graduation Senior Portraits

Shelby is about to graduate from Sam Houston State University with a degree in journalism! We took pictures all over campus. She brought all of the school papers she was published in (very impressive!). She dreams of one day moving to New York and writing for a magazine.
Good luck, Shelby! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

Lost Maples Hike

For our anniversary, my husband and I went for an overnight hike at Lost Maples State Natural Area near San Antonio, Texas. It was a rough hike, but the views were worth it. In our typical style, we of course ran out of water and brought too much wine. Our water filter system saved us. There were some terrifying bugs and the heat was relentless, but most of the time we were the only ones on the trail and it was magical 🙂

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Melissa + Jack | Houston Engagement Session

I don’t usually do this type of photography anymore (because posing people is SO awkward!), but Melissa is my cousin and one of my favorite people in the whole world. We had a lot of fun and went all around Houston for half a day. Are they not the most beautiful couple you’ve ever seen?! Can’t wait for the wedding!!

Locations: Spring Creek Park, Anvil Bar and Refuge, Waterwall Park, and Buffalo Bayou Park
Melissa’s Hair and Makeup: Krystal Soliz at Brush & Blush Blow Dry Bar

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Jenna + Alex | College Station Wedding

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!

Shiner Catholic Church Picnic

If you’ve heard of Shiner at all, you’ve probably heard of the beer. Well, there was plenty of that at the annual church picnic on Memorial Day weekend. The little town in Texas was busy with food, music, and laughter, and everyone had a great time.

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The Shiner Hobo Band, in my opinion, is the best polka band of all time. They like to polka almost as much as they like to drink Shiner beer.