{ brandt, drew + keely }

So glad I was able to meet up with this cute crew today! They’ve been forecasting rain all weekend, but luckily we didn’t see a drop and were able to get a family session in this afternoon, complete with bluebonnets! Brad and I have known each other for years through work, but this is the first time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing his whole family – aren’t they a good looking bunch?! You will not be surprised to hear that little Miss Keely runs the show (I’ve got a little sister, I know how that goes), but big brothers Brandt and Drew don’t seem to mind and gave me lots of big smiles. It’s hard to outshine curls and cowboy boots, but they did an awesome job! After getting a few shots along Main Street, we ran over to the bluebonnet fields where we jockeyed for position to get a few of those trademark Texas shots. It’s a battleground out there, with photographers trying to stake their claim on the best spots! Hope you enjoy a few of my favorite shots – thanks again for a great afternoon, guys!

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{ will, 7 months }

Just 7 short months ago, I was honored to document Will’s much anticipated arrival. It’s been such a pleasure watching Jodie and Spencer transition from husband and wife to Mom and Dad so effortlessly and naturally. How lucky they are to have found each other, and what a perfect family they make! This time around, we got Miss Wrigley in on the photoshoot and I practically squealed with delight when I saw how cute their pictures together turned out! A boy and his dog, is there anything more adorable? Will is just the smiliest little guy  (I was determined to catch those 2 little teeth in at least one shot!) and I can’t wait to see even more of his sweet personality emerge as he approaches his first birthday. Here are a few of my favorites from our time together!

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{ lauren + harris }

It was no surprise that lots of folks were out this evening, enjoying the perfectly crisp Fall weather! And the light? So gorgeous. That small window of time just before sunset is the absolute best time to take pictures, and today it was particularly lovely. I’ve run out of clever ways to introduce these guys after 6 years, but it’s always an absolute pleasure to take their pictures! I was just looking back through my old photos of Lauren’s very first photo shoot 6 years ago at their old house (when I had NO idea what I was doing, but they kindly obliged me anyway) to the snapshots of me holding baby Harris at the hospital the day after he was born 2 years ago. I can’t believe how fast the years have just zoomed by, but I’m so honored to have captured many of their happiest memories!

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{ ayla, porter + stratton }

After the nasty cold weather spoiled our original shoot, we were finally able to make this sunset session in Deep Ellum happen this afternoon! We started by the awesome starburst mural on Good-Latimer and made our way around the DART stop and to the other murals across the street – this was my first time shooting here and now I’m hooked! I can’t get enough of this color! Once the sun began to set, we made our way down to Main Street and made a big loop around Elm, ending back on Main again just as the sun dipped below the horizon. The wind really started to kick up like crazy towards the end, but luckily we had perfect weather, otherwise. I also found out after I got home that we had another small earthquake at the start of our session. Perfectly fitting, because this family ROCKS! I can’t thank them enough for walking (and walking and walking) around Deep Ellum to get these fun shots!

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Courtney poglitsch - These are so good. Love the backgrounds. I want to go here next time!

{ webb + lucy }

Started this beautiful day off with these cuties at Lakeside Park! Webb and Lucy are 6 months old now and have recently relocated back to Dallas from Austin with their Mama and Daddy – lucky me! Olivia and I were sorority sisters (and I may have roped her into serving on our Alumni board… more than once) so we’ve known each other for years. While I haven’t known her husband Greg quite as long, we’re both in the homebuilding biz, so I’m certain we could talk each other’s ears off about plat maps and development deals:) Yesterday brought tons of rain – and would you believe we also had an earthquake last night?? – so it’s no surprise that everyone was out today enjoying the blue skies and sunshine! It was an absolute pleasure to finally meet and photograph Webb and Lucy, and I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

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