"Mom, what if the dog gets wet?"
"Oh, let it happen, that's life, right?"
Yes and amen! This family was so fun to photograph. What a great theology to live by even at a photoshoot when you're all dressed up - let life happen and just enjoy it! I really enjoyed hanging with the Smith family and getting to photograph cute Haley and her Golden Doodle!
Boys boys boys! These two cuties made this session so delightful. It is something of a gift to get to watch little boys play with their dad, and during this session I was so blessed with that. They got some happy posed family portraits, but more importantly they played with and interacted with one another in a free, joy-filled way which is always my favorite part of getting to photograph families. Thank you for having me, Childress family!
OKAY. This family filled my heart with joy. Family is not perfect (and goodness knows photoshoots aren't either) but love doesn't require perfection, and this family loves so well! Our session was unstructured and organic and that lead to the most endearing moments to capture. As they strolled through their backyard (which just happens to be a gorgeous golf course on a lake) I got to photograph them in their natural state, which included rolling in the grass, endless laughter and giggles, and dancing at sunset. And these twins, are you kidding me? I think the photos of him being so over the photoshoot are my favorite because seriously, I mean, that is the most imperfectly perfect moment and such a cute, funny memory! Thank you, Brin family, for sharing your beautiful family and this lovely evening with me!
The Kerr family! Joyful, light, peace-filled, hopeful, loving, exuberant. Those were just some of the lovely things I observed about this cute family of four. We gathered first at their home and then made our way over to a nearby park where we found some absolutely stunning yellow leaves. Good job, Texas, you're doing your darnedest to give us a fall. Or at least your version of fall, because temperatures are still creeping up to 80 degrees and we're knocking on December's door. Oh, well. I love Texas. And I love the people in Texas, like this sweet Texas family! These brothers are the cutest and we all know how I feel about Golden Doodles. Had such a happy time with the Kerrs!
PS. Gotta the sequence of this-is-what-brotherhood-looks-like-in-real-life shots at the end. Honest sisterhood doesn't look that different. :)
I have known Riley since she was just big blue eyes and curly hair and little bare-feet running around delighting everyone in her path. Now she's the most incredible young woman and I'm so honored to know her, and to have gotten to live life with her for three years before we moved to Navasota. She has integrity and heart and passion and watching her grow into who she is today has been an utter joy for me. She's a kind soul and a good heart and I love her dearly! Also she's b e a u t i f u l , and she brought her puppy to her senior portrait session which is always a win!
Vintage plates. Fall leaves. Whimsical florals. Maroon lips. Delicate gown. Rose gold accents.
This 'fall at the ranch' inspired styled shoot is what dreams are made of. The weather was golden delicious in the Texas hill country and local passersby wished the couple congratulations as they stood in the warm glow of 4 o'clock fall sun. From the sleepy farm table who normally resides on the ranch house porch, to the carefully collected vintage flowered plates, all things simple and shabby chic were wed together in bright, beautiful bliss for this photoshoot in the country. Who wouldn't want to share a secluded afternoon meal beneath friendly oaks on a borrowed, beautiful family of found and foraged treasures? The delicate rose gold rings, necklace and bracelet from Calvin's Jewelry add subtle glimmer, while the winsome, whimsical blooms via Earl Grey Floral anchor the aesthetic to earthy, wholesome fall tones. Audrey Rose Makeup takes our bride's natural beauty to the next level of vibrant, while Blush Bridal Lounge supplies a Tara Keely gown with the perfect amount of lace and lovely flowing lines that don't mind a little dancing when the wind decides to come and fill us all with wonder. Finally, Adeline Designs wrap the entire escapade in perfectly placed curling cursive calligraphy. And what better way to end such a delightful day than by taking a romp through the field on the John Deer at sunset?
Okay, this was a fun session. This family loves to dance. And we laughed non-stop and had an absolute blast traipsing around Waco looking for fun backgrounds (and Waco is a goldmine for backgrounds). Also, THEY LOVE TO DANCE. Honestly, could a family be more fun to hang out with?! The Walkers wanted to do something special because each of them was about to head off on a new adventure and they thought family portraits would be a great way to spend time with one another and remember this special season. I couldn't agree more! Also, did I mention that this family loves to dance?
This was a sweet September morning in Waco enjoying the Suspension Bridge and surrounding scenery. I went to school at Baylor so for me it was a treat to be back. And it was an EXTRA treat because I've known and loved Kelly for many years and it was so good to meet her cute family! Aren't their kids just beautiful? The second two photos are what happens when the toddler gets tired of posing and wants to investigate the lady with the camera. Two of my favorite shots of the session!
Talk about a good time! This family is the best. I don't think there was a time when we weren't laughing. The Kights love each other so much and it was such a blessing to get to spend an hour with them and document this special season for their family. Not to mention, the light was just gorgeous and you wouldn't even know that it was mid-August and we were all sweating like crazy. Such good sports and such sweet people!