and baby on the way...

 On a H-O-T summer day, this brave pregnant momma ventured out into the heat so we could capture her growing belly and her growing family. And this daring woman didn’t complain one bit, even after changing from a dress to jeans in her car. If you have been pregnant, think about your level of mobility in about month 8. Then picture that immobility trying to maneuver into jeans…in your car…when you were perhaps a wee bit sweaty having just endured half a photoshoot in the stifling heat of a Texas August. And Jessica did it all with a smile…like it was nothing. Truly amazing.

  family2.jpg I fell in love with their sweet little boy. I mean, how could I not? With his golden locks and sweet eyes? Smitten was I. :)

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 love it…

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josiah and family

i don’t have many words to describe this shoot other than absolutely wonderful. i loved every minute of it, and i am so happy that i got the opportunity to capture this little miracle in all his tiny adorableness. add in a very proud sister and smitten parents and viola…gloriousness.

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this guy had quite the adventure entering this world. and now, at a mere two weeks old, he’s capturing the hearts of many…including me. welcome, baby josiah.

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sweet little georgia

 I already shared a few pics from this session, but here’s more of little miss georgia’s sweetness. I had the hardest time ever deciding which images to edit. Newborns have so many perfect little details to capture, every curled finger or srunched nose or yawn is perfect and adorable. Choosing between those kinds of things to highlight is impossible! Here are a few of my favorites…

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 I love these vintage look of these images…and isn’t her bed just beautiful? Photographing sweet baby girls in their sweet baby girl nurseries is very dangerous. I think I need a few more ruffles and tutus in my world… :)


out of towners

This family came from Waco for their session. Which, for the record, always adds a bit of pressure to the session. A redo isn’t too possible. It’s do or die. They drove hours. for

I’m also deathly afraid of somehow magically erasing all the images from my memory cards before putting them on the computer. I have nightmares about this. Seriously.

The other interesting thing about out of towners is their reaction when they follow me to some falling down, sketchy, old, who-even-knows-what-this-place-was building and there is a moment where I wonder if they seriously regret asking this crazy girl to do their once in a decade family pictures.

But these guys were super cool, so into the falling down buildings, laid back and well, just fun. :) I love how their pictures turned out… especially this first truck one.


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i have never seen a two-year old girl so set on NOT getting her picture taken. i had to pull out all the stops for this one…including letting her take a picture herself. but even when she’s not looking at the camera and running away from me, she’s still just about one of the cutest little things i’ve ever seen. 

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 i mean look at those eyes! daddy, you’re in trouble.

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 and those eyelashes…oh my.

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I’ve just barely started editing this beauty, but I couldn’t wait to post these. Isn’t she absolute perfection?

and wait till you hear her name…

Georgia Grace. Perfection.

lots of fun!

 Shooting this crew is always lots of fun! It has to be! There are quite a few of them! :) The littlest blondie, miss cali, has had about 8 sessions in her 18 months of life and we’re, like, best buds now. I’m not sure she knows what my face looks like since I always have a camera in front of it when I’m with her, but still, the friendship is deep. :) But this was only my second time to do the whole big family together, and just like last year, super fun and super cute.

Have you noticed how much i overuse the phrases super cute and super fun? I’ll work on it. :)

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sweet boys

 I drove to this peaceful ranch in the middle of, what felt like, nowhere to photograph these two sweet boys. They reminded me so much of my own little boys, little blondies. And it was nice to shoot somewhere totally new to me… i can’t wait to see these two guys again when we do their next session in November!

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 i think this picture, below, is so vintagey. love it.

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 and the vintagey feel continues…


 I love sibling love. Look at that face….”brother, i wanna be big like you!”

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one year down...forever to go.

 these two just celebrated their one-year anniversary. how cute and in love are they?! and they had to bring along their first “child”. she’s pretty cute too. i wish we had a video of this session. you’d never believe how well i can maneuver a camera while having a dog leash wrapped around my legs multiple times!

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 i just love how she’s still giddy.

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 i am absolutely in love with these umbrella shots!

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