{ 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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{ claire + cole }

So excited to share this adorable sneak peek with you – I think I’ve been sitting at my computer saying “too cute!” for at least an hour as I edited these! I’ve known Katie and Mark for a few years, but hadn’t met their kiddos until this morning. What a treat, because they were such great models for me and are they not the most photogenic bunch? I think Claire is the spitting image of her Mama and Cole looks a whole lot like his Dad – future heartbreakers, both of ‘em! I cannot thank them enough for braving the chilly weather this morning to get these shots, and I hope you like this selection of my favorite images from our time together!

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{ eloise + atticus }

My last session of this lovely day was with Eloise and her baby brother, Atticus! I believe Atticus may have been a twinkle in Carolyn’s eye the last time I photographed these guys at this very location, so we’ve come full circle! As always, Eloise reminded me that I really need to get in better shape – don’t ever fool yourself into thinking you can wear out a toddler. It cannot be done. I photograph dozens every year and they never slow down! Eloise is so darn adorable and full of personality that it’s hard to fault her for all that energy – you gotta love those gorgeous curls and that big smile! Atticus, on the other hand, I think he’s taking in the whirlwind around him without much worry. He was just content to be held, cooing and grinning for us when we said his name. Ahh, the life of a 5 month old… ’tis a wonderful thing:)

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Isabel - You got some good ones. Mommy and daddy looked a little worn out by the time we arrived on the scene! But it doesn’t show!