September 21, 2015
Families Kids Personal

Pickin’ Pears – Dallas, TX Lifestyle Photography

My grandparents' house holds some of the clearest memories of my childhood. As a military kid for most of my life, we would go back to their house every summer to visit friends and family. Once, my dad was stationed on a remote assignment for a year and we lived there with my mom. During that year my brothers and I would play this game where we would try and guess what my grandma was cooking for d ...

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September 7, 2015
Babies Breastfeeding Families

Alison – Waxahachie, TX Lifestyle Photographer

Sometimes I feel like I have absolutely nothing to say. Sometimes I feel like I have used up all my brain power trying to explain simple concepts to the little terrors girls that live in my house and insist on saying my name 10,000 times a day. But sometimes I feel like I am completely lacking in beautiful words to describe how I am feeling. This is how I feel about Alison and her adorable little ...

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September 3, 2015
Families Kids Personal

Lyla and Reese – Waxahachie, TX Children’s Photographer

This has been a rough week. Saturday I took the girls down to Austin to See Chris's dad and stepmom for a couple of hours while they were in town from Louisiana. On the drive down I noticed Lyla was coughing and generally acting not like herself. We met Cisco and Kera for brunch at Hillside Farmacy in Austin (which was delicious by the way) and Lyla wouldn't even touch her food or get off my la ...

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September 2, 2015
Babies Birth Photography Families

Meeting Theo – Dallas, TX Birth Photographer

As a birth photographer it is not uncommon for me to go to a hospital a few times a month. It was a little weird getting used to the hospital environment at first, but I quickly acclimated to the ebb and flow of the labor and delivery ward. Each hospital is different and so is each birth. Some mothers want it to be silent while they concentrate through contractions others want to be distracted, so ...

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August 19, 2015
Babies Breastfeeding Families Kids

Allie and Isaac – Waxahachie, TX Lifestyle Photography

Allie was the second mother that I chose to photograph for my motherhood nursing project. Isaac is the oldest little one in the group, turning 2 in September. I chose the mothers based on several different criteria and one of them was the age of the child. A lot of people don't realize that the health benefits of nursing extend past the child's first birthday for the mother and the child. Often mo ...

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August 18, 2015
Babies Breastfeeding Families Kids

Ashley, Mycah & Reagan – Waxahachie, TX Lifestyle Photographer

Last month I had an idea. I realized that throughout my journey as a mother and photographer I very rarely have gotten someone to take any pictures of me and my girls. I always feel weird handing over the camera and saying, "hey can you take my picture?" Something in me feels a little vain asking someone to do that... I don't know... Anyways, so my idea was that I would take photos of mothers and ...

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August 6, 2015
Babies Bridals Engagements Families Kids Maternity Personal

The one about our 5 year anniversary.

I'm one of those people that you might call "uptight." I like things to be a certain way and I have a borderline phobia of germs. Organization and list making helps me sleep at night so I don't wonder if there are things that I'm forgetting. I forget a lot of trivial information and I'm SUPER directionally challenged. It's pretty ridiculous, and not in the least bit funny, when my phone is dead an ...

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July 22, 2015
Bridals Personal Wedding

Singleton Wedding – Girdwood, Alaska

Alaska holds such a special place in my heart and life. Alaska is where I spent most of my formative teenage years. I learned to drive, met my husband, graduated from high school, started college, started dating my husband, and even came back from Texas between semesters and got engaged. I met some of my closest friends during my time there and still question whether or not we will end up moving b ...

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June 30, 2015
Babies Birth Photography

Heirlooms

I'm a picture junkie, I always have been. I have 2 large, flat rubbermaid tubs that live under my bed filled to the brim with prints and negatives from growing up (labeled meticulously and organized by date and event. I used to keep a spreadsheet of photos that I had given to people so that I could make a print from the negative to put back in the box). I would take my little point and shoot film ...

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June 11, 2015
Babies Families Kids

Mary’s 1st Birthday – Dallas, TX Children’s Photographer

Being a parent is one one of the hardest, but most rewarding experiences I've ever had. The first few months are filled with so much love and doubt that it's a bit of a roller coaster of emotions. One minute you are just so in love with your new baby and the next you are just so, SO sad that you can't sleep or eat or shower or do anything without the little monster baby right there with you. Then ...

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