Olowo Twins are One!

The second time working with the Olowo family was just as amazing as the first. This family is so so incredibly sweet. They are the “V’s x 5!” – Victor, Vanessa, big sister Victoria and the twins, Valentina and Valerie. It’s hard to believe it has been nearly a year since first photographing the twins. They’ve grown so much! For this session, we met at the Synergy Park in Kilgore. The girls did great. It was sensory overload with all of us trying to get smiles from the twins, but they at least stayed in once place for a bit (which can be hard with two little ones at once). Victoria was all about the photos! I had so much fun with her taking individual images while the twins were getting their outfits changed out. Scroll down to see a sampling from our session.

Benavides Family

This was a fun one! I met the Benavides family at Landa Park one sunny evening to take their first family pictures in more than eight years. We had great time walking around to find pockets of light where the sun started to set behind the trees. Although it’s crowded most of the time, there are many spots in Landa Park that you can find away from groups of people. For it being a mostly overcast day, we had great luck finding the light. This was my first time working with the Benavides crew and they were so sweet and relaxed during the whole session. I found myself telling them again and again that they were making my job way too easy! Scroll down to see a sampling from our session.

Classen Family

Sometimes you have a family that you just connect with instantly. I knew right away after meeting the extended Classen family at their families’ ranch in New Braunfels that their group would be a blast to work with. Big group family sessions are often hectic because when you get that many people together (especially with young kids), it’s hard to maintain focus and still get natural looking smiles. This was not the case with the Classens! I truly had a great time working with the whole family. We walked around on their beautiful property and were even blessed with a few moments of sun after a mostly overcast and rainy day. Scroll down to see a sampling of the images we captured.

2017 Year at a Glance

I can’t begin to express the gratitude I feel for having the ability to photograph amazing families, couples and individuals near my hometown. This was a busy year! From lifestyle newborn sessions to high school and college seniors, maternity sessions, anniversaries, weddings and beyond, I was able to work with hundreds of individuals across all ages. 

Stanush Family

I had the pleasure of working with Kelsey a few years back to capture images to celebrate her graduation from college. This year, she asked if I could work with the whole family while they were together for the holidays. We met at one of my favorite spots after Thanksgiving for a quick walk around the park and we even managed to sneak a few smirks out of Mr. Stanush! So much fun. Scroll down to see more 🙂 

Lindsey Family

I’m loving these shots of the Lindsey family. As with most families living with an active toddler, we were reminded that they rule to show when it comes to family photo sessions. Miss Maisyn kept us on our toes this time, but candy and simple bribes won out in the end! We even captured a few unposed moments with laughter and hugs. And when all else fails, we go to the swings! Scroll down to see a sampling from their session this fall 🙂

Heubaum Family

How sweet is this family! Here is a sampling from a fall mini session with the Heubaums. The kids did wonderful and I can’t believe how smiley Mr. Owen was. They definitely made it way too easy for me. I love what I do 🙂

Olowo Twins

I had the pleasure of photographing the Olowo family to celebrate the twins, Valeri and Valentina, reaching three months. We met at Synergy Park in Kilgore, Texas and had some amazing light to capture the sparkle the their beautiful little eyes. It was so hard to pick the best images out of this gallery! As you can imagine, with three little girls, we had a lot of movement and action shots. But, we came away with some precious smiles and memories to last a lifetime. Big sister, Victoria, did great as well! Scroll down to see a sampling from our session.

Latham Family

Warning: these photos are dripping with cuteness and sunshine! It was pretty hard to pick out just a few favorites from the Latham’s family session.  We had such a great time walking around being silly while the kids played — and it resulted in some precious little moments.  Take a look by scrolling down to see a sample of what we captured. 

Wright Kids

On a sunny August evening, I met the Wright family to capture a few images of the kids together and some of Miss Presley to commemorate her approaching first birthday. As always, the kids did wonderful. It was nice to see the big brothers loving on baby sister and interacting with one another.  And, how adorable…

The Schmidt Kids!

I had some fun taking pictures of my nieces and nephew before a pool party we had this weekend to celebrate Jathan’s (aka Bubby) birthday. They are growing up so fast. I can’t believe how grown up each of them look in these pictures! I’m so thankful that I’m here to see it. Five years…

Landyn 6 Months

Time flies! I can’t believe it has been six months since we took Landyn’s newborn photos. She has grown and changed so much. For this session we used a nice green field, some yummy watermelon and a strip of burlap. Simple, yet oh so adorable. Big sister Rease was also there to hold Landyn and…

Kubena Family

This family session was given as a gift last Christmas (yes, I offer gift certificates!) and we were able to get everyone together this spring for pictures. It’s so important to continue to take family pictures even after the kids have grown and start leaving the house. It had been a while since the Kubena family had taken any family shots together so I was honored to be able to do that for them. This was a super relaxed session and I’m loving the final results. Such a sweet family!

Jackson Newborn

This newborn session was great! I had the opportunity to meet both of Jackson’s grandmas and we were able to get some beautiful images with mom, dad and big sister. Jackson did wonderful. We had him in so many different shots and poses with the family and were still able to capture some individually of him sleeping. Those of you who have been part of a newborn session know that is no small feat!

Little Rain Boots

Last December while scrolling through one of Zulily’s sales, I had the idea to do something with six different colored rain boots using my kids, nieces and nephews on my side of the family. The primary benefit of living out in the country is that we have a lot of wide open space to run around —and, it’s especially beautiful in the spring when the wildflowers come up and the grass reemerges bright green. So for this session, I just wanted to get the kiddos out in the flowers and utilize the light to our advantage.

Penelope Newborn

I love when I’m invited into a home to capture newborn photos with a more lifestyle flair to them. For Penny’s session, it was super relaxed and I even had a great helper with her big brother, Hollstin. We had some amazing bright and airy light and Penny was simply precious. She fought her sleep a bit but that gave us the opportunity to see her pretty blue eyes.

Myla & Maggie

This was the third time I’ve been able to photograph these sweet sisters. Due to my travel schedule, I had a limited time window where we could take pictures and as mother nature would have it, it was VERY chilly the morning we met for pictures. We had to take a break mid session to warm up their red little noses in the car but the girls did amazing and we got some precious shots of them together and individually.

Baylor 6 Months

How sweet is this little girl! Due to some cooler temperatures outside, we had a quick indoor photo session to commemorate Baylor’s six month birthday. I’ve had the pleasure of working with this family many times, including her newborn session, so it was great to see everyone again. It was hard to coax a few smiles out of her at first, but she did amazing when it came to looking directly at the camera. I just can’t get enough of those little cheeks!

CJ Newborn

I was able to photograph the precious 10 day old Christopher James (CJ) in route to a work trip this January. He was very sleepy at the start but quickly decided to wake up when we rudely stripped him down for pictures. After we had him settled in some comfy blankets, we even got some…

2016 Year at a Glance

Wow! As a busy mom and wife it’s hard to imagine how it was possible to have had so many great sessions this past year. As many of you know, photography isn’t my full time gig, but it is my love, passion and all consuming hobby. In 2016, I was very fortunate to have a broad spectrum of clients and occasions. From newborns, maternity, extended families, high school seniors, engagements/weddings, prom and more, I met so many awesome people and started getting more repeat clients coming back to me for the second and third year in a row. I feel really blessed to be able to have this outlet for my creativity and that so many have trusted me to capture these special moments.