These photos just pump me upppp. This whole session I kept making incoherent, involuntary giddy noises that should've made me embarrassed but didn't because 1) the bride is my dear friend 2) the groom is my dear friend 3) the dress had me like dear g o o d n e s s 4) and the venue offered the dearest space for it all to take place (not to mention the venue owner, sweet Stacey, who actually threw together the bouquet from an assortment of leftover and grocery store flowers!). The weather was perfectly cloudy to get some dreamy, lovely, airy shots, and then we found some shade to give Linds a few darker, more drama filled shots which were so fun. Lindsey and I have been friends since college and taking her bridals was both a gift and an honor. I love this girl dearly and dang if she doesn't LOOK GOOD IN THAT DRESS. Pause: Can I just share that on the actual wedding day the moment that dress got zipped up Lindsey started dancing. And what's funny is when I found my dress, I knew it was the one when I just started dancing right there in the bridal shop. So ladies, get you a dress that makes you shake it. Ok. Back to sentiment: Jake has been my friend since DIAPERS, so to say it was cool to photograph his wife's bridals is an understatement. Lindsey and Jake, I'm so excited for y'all and your life together! Love you!!
This styled shoot combines all of my favorite things: a simple white dress, golden hour in the Texas country side, a wildflower bouquet, and my dear friend Crystal. Though let's be honest, a "styled shoot" is just an excuse for us to play dress up and chase a little whimsy at sunset. But hey, I'll take whimsy in whatever way it wants to float through my life and make things all glittery and glowy.
Kenton and I work at Camp Allen summer camp, which basically means we get to fulfill childhood dreams, hang out with really cool people, and eat a lot candy from mid May through mid August. We even live at camp during the summer. It's a lot of hard work with a lot of high payoff. It's also a lot of super fun nights, including our evening at the drive in movie with our Senior Staff. It felt like a summer night from decades past complete with tail gate gatherings, dusty feet, giant pizzas, and a cotton candy sunset.
The Carpenters are dear friends of ours and recently their family grew by one! It was the happiest, sunniest fall Saturday morning spending time with these friends and photographing sweet Sophia at home with her doting parents.
It was such a delight to photograph this sweet family. I've known the Wier's for a long time and watching their daughter, Maddie, grow has been so cool. She's got the imagination of Walt Disney and all the whimsy of a real life forest fairy. She liked our location to shoot in Austin because she loves the peacocks there, and has been inspired by them before. So half-way through the shoot she changed into her ballerina outfit and danced in her own magical little world. Maddie, it's safe to say you out-shined the peacocks and inspired me beyond words!
The Day Family!! This group of 4 (Drew, Lauren, Eli, Grace, and we won't forget Cali!) has been a soft spot for Kenton and I in our transition to Navasota. They are the dearest friends, encouragers, and co-workers! Not only that, but Eli and Grace are the sweetest, brightest little hearts and they've made our lives all the merrier. We love this family and their exuberance, joy, and unending kindness!
Oh, this shoot was a full cup spilling over! Let me set the stage...
It was 7 horses versus 3 humans and golden hour was slipping away.We chased the light through the woods in a tight pack of jitters and excitement. It was a jigsaw of team work at each location: throwing saddles off and on, switching bridles and halters, making ears perk, pulling chunks of grass out of muzzles about to be photographed, and catching the one that trotted away.
Crystal is a new, but very dear friend. We work together at the barn along with Katie, Kaylee, Sam, and Bob. I love my Barn Squad. They've been a bright spot in moving to Navasota. When Crystal asked me to take pictures of her and all her horses, I was so excited. I think I was more excited than she was. So below you'll see a few things:
1. A herd of beautiful horses all trained and cared for by Crystal.
2. A lot of muscle. Good gosh Flo, leave some for all the other horses out there in the world.
3. A model. Crystal, remember the Barn Squad when you're famous.
4. And a dream of mine fulfilled: such a fun shoot!