May 12, 2016
Babies Birth Photography Families

Meeting Ella – Dallas, TX Birth Photographer

The birth of Ella was a fast one and then a slow one and then a fast one again. Alice called me and said she was heading to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning. Luckily for me that means my husband can watch the kids, there is no traffic, and I can make the drive to the hospital quietly and with little stress. When I arrived at the hospital she was working hard and making progress. In the ...

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March 10, 2016
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Hesseltine Family – Dallas, TX Family Photographer

A dreary day, a beautiful family session.

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February 15, 2016
Families Kids Personal

Paisley turns 2 – Waxahachie, TX Children’s Photographer

Being a mom is a hard job. Don't let anyone tell you that being a "stay at home mom" means you have it easy. This morning, my husband left for work around 8 and my day went something like this: Lyla: Can we have breakfast NOW??? (She's been awake for exactly 2 minutes) Paisley: Mommy, get you wobe (robe) on! Lyla leaves to start getting spoons and bowls, Paisley decides to throw herself on the ...

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February 9, 2016

Nashville in the Fall

It's February in Texas which means that everyone is thinking about spring weather, summer vacation, and lots of time outside. Being from all over the place, I used to consider myself a cold weather girl. I would make fun of all my Texas friends when they would pull out their jackets when it got anywhere in the 60's, talk about my love for snow and freezing temperatures while balking at the thought ...

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February 1, 2016
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Meeting Kate – Ft. Worth, TX Birth Photography

Baby Kate's story began early in the morning, before the sun came up, before the traffic began, in the stillness and quiet. Kate's due date was Christmas Eve and as my on call time approached I was grateful that she was due so close to Christmas so that my husband, Chris, could watch our girls during his time off for the holidays. So we waited. Christmas came and went. And then New Years. We all ...

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January 4, 2016
Babies Birth Photography Families

Corban’s Birth – Waxahachie, TX Birth Photographer

As I think back on 2015 there are several things that stand out to me. This was the year that I decided to take a leap into unknown territory. I was scared and unsure of myself, but I had a feeling deep inside that told me this was the right thing to do. I posted in a local Mom's facebook group asking if anyone would let me photograph their birth. Crazy right? No one would let a stranger into thei ...

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December 1, 2015
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Meeting Lucy – Waxahachie, TX Birth Photographer

Since I've been shooting births this year I have begun to develop a gut feeling about when I should leave for the hospital. Of course every birth is different, I may aim to leave my house when a mother is 4-5cm and then end up waiting 12hrs once I get there before the baby arrives. Thankfully that was not the case with this birth, quite the opposite. Jess and I have been friends for the past 3 ye ...

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November 4, 2015
Families Kids Personal

Pumpkin Patch – Waxahachie, TX Lifestyle Photographer

These little monsters are giving me a run for my money today. I decided it would be best to think happy thoughts about them and look at photos of them being sweet... cuz today I definitely need a reminder! The current fight is over a small stuffed animal polar bear that neither of them have ever played with. BUT, because Paisley picked it up and decided it was her most favorite toy EVER, Lyla no ...

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October 29, 2015

The Perry Family – Waxahachie, TX Photographer

If you know me, or follow my blogs, you know that I've been a military kid for most of my life. I've traveled from coast to coast and met so many amazing people along the way. I don't have a hometown, I don't know any kids that I went to kindergarden with (I skipped kindergarden, but that's not the point), and I don't even come CLOSE to understanding what it would be like to grow up in the same ho ...

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October 9, 2015
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The Balogh Family – Waxahachie, TX Lifestyle Photographer

  When Lyla was first born, more than 4 years ago, we had no idea what we were doing. I had a pretty traumatic birth experience and was bed ridden for about 2 weeks, which left Chris with a lot of the responsibilities aside from nursing. Before she was born he had never even changed a diaper, so there was quite the learn curve when she arrived. When I was teaching Chris to change her diaper ...

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