If you’ve met me, you know that I am a lover of props, themes, and creative styling! As a creative type, I get excited about planning every session, and customizing each one to the little ones and families I work with. No two sessions are alike, and that keeps things exciting. You also may have noticed that I’ve been doing some simple, clean, and modern shoots, too. How do these mesh with my style? Well, I can tell you it’s simply an extension of my creativity, and is perfect for parents who want something simpler. Overall, I am a storyteller who wants to capture little ones and their memories for years to come. This was one of the more simple sessions, and it really focused on his personality.

Clayton is a new “little sitter”, and was so sweet and happy at this, his six month milestone. What is extra special about this simple and clean session was reconnecting with his mom; she was one of my seniors a few years ago! Having her back in my studio was truly a sweet reunion. She says, “Clayton loves being outside, riding the 4-wheeler, chasing his puppy, and playing with his cousin. I love being his mom, and the most rewarding thing has been watching him change and learn new things each and every day. His dad loves coming home from work, and hearing him say Da-da over and over again, with a big grin”. What a sweetheart…can’t wait to have him and his mama back soon!

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There is something about a new baby that bring so much joy! Newborns are so precious, and each one brings a special bit of love and goodness to the world in their own way. I love hearing from the parents and families of the newborns who come into my studio; getting to know them helps me plan their session of course, but it also makes my heart leap to hear about some of the miracles and circumstances that each family goes through to add a baby. Whether after infertility, infant loss, miscarriage, or adoption loss, there is sometimes great heartache that leads to the arrival of a newborn, and I don’t take it for granted that these families entrust me with their littles, or that I get to share their stories (with permission). As I mention time and time again, I sincerely love what I do, and getting the opportunity is not something I take lightly, either.

Logan Sean entered the world in May, weighing in at five pounds, eleven ounces. His mom greatly treasures every moment with him, after suffering the loss of two pregnancies before his birth. They suffered several complications with Logan’s pregnancy, and she says, “During the last pregnancy, I found a wonderful doctor who specialized in the medical conditions I had. He helped hundreds of women carry to term successfully, so we flew to meet him and had procedures done to help me in this pregnancy. Then, we were able to conceive Logan safely, and he is happy, healthy, and our rainbow baby.” As a baby photographer, I hear lots of stories of rainbow babies and healing after loss, but I never tire of it. Each baby is a miracle!

I’d love to share your story, and capture your sweet miracle! Please contact me today!

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Nine months old, and she’s already a charmer! Stella was full of personality, and always had a smile on her face for me. For our milestone shoot, we headed out to a lush, grassy spot nearby. We set up a floral “teepee” for Stella to pose underneath, which she loved! The colorful flowers and pointy ferns were an endless interest to her. The green grass contrasted beautifully with her deep blue eyes, and made for some really wonderful moments. Stella was such a cute one; she made my job so much easier!

Stella loves to get up on her feet, so we set up a small chair for her to climb up on. Once she stood up, she had the biggest smile on her face! She seemed as proud of herself as we were of her. “Stella loves music”, her mom says, “and she loves being sang to. Her favorite place is outside, and she likes dogs and loves to babble! She’s very headstrong, and our favorite thing about this stage in her life is seeing her personality come out more and more each day. We love meeting every milestone, and can’t wait to see what she’s going to do next!”

I love seeing every milestone too, with each of my clients! These events come and go so fast, and capturing them when they happen is so important to so many parents. We cover each milestone from newborn all the way to one year. Your children quickly grow and blaze by each milestone, and those are the moments that are so hard to remember down the road. Schedule a shoot with us today to make sure these moments don’t slip by!

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Since the first moment I met Matt and Lynnsey, I knew I’d never forget them! They were the sweetest couple I had ever met, and I fell in love with them instantly. They chose a wonderful location: The Barn in Kountze, Texas. It fit perfectly for their rustic theme, and I still mull over the how well the colors went together. It was an amazing experience, and a great honor to capture their engagement session and their beautiful wedding! While the weather turned a bit sour, we worked around the rain and came out with some wonderful photos to commemorate their special day. Their spirits weren’t dampened at all by the pockets of rain; they kept on to make the day one to look fondly back on for years to come.

Each and every detail of the wedding was perfect. From the rustic decorations, to the s’mores bar, to the literal tying of the knot during the ceremony, everything fit together so beautifully! This is not a wedding I will forget, nor a couple I can help but miss. They finished off the gorgeous procession with sparklers as Matt and Lynnsey headed off on their honeymoon. Lynnsey says, “The most memorable thing about my wedding was seeing each other for the first time. We love the outdoors, so we headed up north to Broken Bow, Oklahoma for some trail riding and zip lining. We both look forward to sharing the rest of our lives together!”

It was such a joy to capture these memories for Matt and Lynnsey to remember for all of their days as husband and wife! I wish them all the best as they begin the rest of their lives together.

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“She had my back, supported me. This is the role of the mother, and in that visit I really saw clearly,
and for the first time, why a mother is really important. Not just because she feeds and also loves and cuddles
and even mollycoddles a child, but because in an interesting and maybe an eerie and unworldly way, she stands in the gap.
She stands between the unknown and the known. In Stockholm, my mother shed her protective love down around me
and without knowing why, people sensed that I had value.”

-Maya Angelou

The connection between moms and their children is just undeniable. As a proud mother myself, I know that there is just something you can’t really put into words about being a mom. That’s why I created the Mommy & Me Sessions; to capture that incredible connection. There is love and joy that is reflected between a mother and her children, and it’s so sweet.

We did a very lavish set for these, in order to keep the shots looking as though we brought the outside in. I wanted something bright and clean, and encouraged my clients to dress in springtime whites and florals/pastels in order to make everything cohesive. This beautiful mama and baby wore coordinating shades of pink and cream, and they were so fun to work with. Baby girl had plenty of smiles, and loved reading “Guess How Much I Love You” during their session. Are you wanting to schedule a special mini session of your own? I always post to my Facebook page when I have mini’s coming up, and there are summer ones in the works right now…be sure to check them out!

 

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