For my first time photographing the Freeman family, I was able to meet them on a bright Sunday morning in the little oasis of Gruene in New Braunfels, Texas. This location will always be one of my favorites because there are so many little nooks and crannies that you can find (away from the stores, restaurants and crowds) that also offer great color and textures. Scroll down to see a sampling from our session. I absolutely adore what we captured! There were a lot of silly smiles, walking around and playing–just the way I like my family sessions to go. This relaxed approach also works wonders with little ones, but you must find a few spots with nice open shade and plenty of room to run!
Nic and Katie’s wedding hosted at the beautiful Gruene Estate was such a fun wedding. The property is absolutely breathtaking with access to an open air chapel that is walking distance to the party barn. They even had convenient houses nearby for the wedding party to get ready. We were blessed with a beautiful day lacking any rain or thunderstorms. With two individuals so laid back and sweet such as Nic and Katie, I knew it would be a great evening. Katie even walked down the aisle barefoot! From special touches like her father’s hat, blue diamonds and delicious cupcakes, this was definitely one wedding to remember. Everyone had a blast dancing well into the evening leading up to the couple’s departure in an amazing Corvette. Scroll down to see a sampling from Nic and Katie’s special day. There is a lot to see, so keep scrolling!
This was a great example of how couples can have fun exploring a downtown area during an engagement session. I met Nic and Katie in downtown New Braunfels, Texas near the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre on a warm summer evening. We had a great time exploring the spots near the theatre and the railroad museum before heading to a few places for drinks. We ended the evening on the back side of Gruene and then back to the theatre to pick up our vehicles. We were able to capture a great variety in a small amount of time and even got the best of both the city vibe and some more nature inspired shots down by the river. This may be one of my new favorite formats for couples! Scroll down to see a sampling from our session.
This was my second session with this sweet family. We met in Gruene on a sunny Saturday morning to capture a few family images and some of the adorable Mr. Maker. He was much more mobile this time around so we just let him roam and play. Not only were we lucky to coax a handful of genuine smiles from him, but we also found some silly faces along the way. This age range is such a joy to photograph!
How insanely glowing is this pretty lady! Not only did I get to take April’s maternity photos this weekend, but I was able to catch up with my BFF from college. It’s hard to believe that we’ve known each other for 17 years! For her photos, we choose a more secluded spot in Gruene, TX…
I met the Smith family in Gruene for this fall session and it never disappoints. Matthew and Katelyn did great posing for their pictures. Coincidentally, they are actually the exact same ages as my kiddos!
It was an honor to have Kayla and Ryan drive down from the Houston area for their maternity session. It was a hot and muggy day thanks to morning rain showers, but this was an awesome couple to work with. I know they will be amazing parents to their little boy, Jordan due in the next few months.
Due to busy schedules, we weren’t able to get Shyenne’s maternity session scheduled until she was well into her third trimester. Then we had several days of rain. A LOT OF RAIN.
I was able to spend two days working with Alyssa and her mom on her senior photos this year.
I wish every child had a grandmother as sweet as Beth.
Another great senior session in Gruene. It really never disappoints.
Nick took his senior photos with his best friend, Natalie, in Gruene this year. I had a wonderful afternoon getting to know them both and their families. I really do have the best luck with meeting such sweet and genuine people.
I was so happy when Jamie reached out to me for her Christmas pictures this year. I knew her when we were kids, but we haven’t seen each other since we were probably 9 years old!
I waited a little longer to post these photos of my best friend and her completely adorable little man, Miles, because they wanted to use them as surprise Christmas cards.
Who better to take bridals with than your best friend!
We took Kimberly to Gruene on a busy Sunday morning for her senior photos.