kristin & co.

Posted on September 12, 2014

No offense to the English poet Mr. Southey, but sometimes girls aren’t the only ones who are sugar.  And spice.  And everything nice.  Sometimes little boys want nothing to do with snips.  Or snails.  Or puppy dog tails.  And they’re content being just as delightful as … well … sugar.  Sweet little Matthew fits this description perfectly.  While his older sister and brother danced, Gangham style in the background (I’m not kidding), with the volume at max capacity, he sweetly slept through it all.  #thirdkid In fact, not even a month old, he’s already sleeping 7-8 hours a night.  #favoritekid  Kristin and Chad have been with me since Madison’s newbie session years and years ago.  We’ve had some amazing session through the years, but I have to say they were always lacking something …. maybe just a little extra sugar?  Seriously, guys, he’s perfection. And the other two are equally as perfect (could Manning make a better “best face” smile for the camera?).  The one time Mr. Matthew got the least bit agitated was after an hour or so of posing, and he was wanting to grab a quick snack.  I don’t think I could have asked for a better moment to capture when Big Bro leaned in to soothe Baby Bro with a sweet kiss, while Big Sis/Little Mommy looked on in concern. I don’t know if she thought Manning was going to lick Matthew.  Kiss Matthew. Or what.  But it’s definitely one of my new faves from one of my favorite fams.  Thanks, guys, for a great session!  Enjoy the sneak!
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katherine & co.

Posted on September 9, 2014

Katherine and Drew tried to come see me for Eleanor’s newborn photos; alas, I was too booked and could not make it happen.  Yet they still came back to see me for her 6 month photo session.  Over 4 years ago.  Which could not have thrilled me more, as  I unabashedly fell in love with Eleanor literally the moment I met her, and the love affair has only grown over the years as they’ve come back for every milestone. Most recently, for the newborn photos of sweet baby Elizabeth.  When Eleanor woke up the morning of the shoot, Katherine told her that baby Elizabeth was going to have her pictures taken that day.  Ellie was quiet for a moment while processing, and then quickly asked, ‘You mean with MY photographer?” I laughed out loud when I heard this and could not have been more honored to be a part of the sister’s lesson in Sibling Sharing.  Not that there is one sense of anything other than pure revelry and love for each other.  And with a head full of strawberry blonde hair and a perfect little pout, Elizabeth is  already copying everything Big Sister does … ’cause I fell in love with her literally the moment I met her.  Katherine and Drew, it has always been so amazing working with you guys. This session was nothing short of that. Thanks for sharing yet another milestone with me.  Kisses to those sisters from THEIR photographer, and enjoy your sneak!  DSC_2698 DSC_2743 DSC_2859 DSC_2964 DSC_2974 DSC_3007 DSC_3072 DSC_3555 DSC_3558 DSC_3565 DSC_3572 DSC_3580 DSC_3583



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dally & co.

Posted on August 28, 2014

DSC_9736Sure, it might take a village to raise a child, but it also takes one to build a business.  I take pride that I have never had to advertise my services, because my clients are happy to spread the word for me.  And they refer friends.  And family.  And then I get to meet people like Luvy.  Who refers her gorgeous sisters and niece to me.  And then I get to meet Dally. And Trey. And Olivia.  Who have been with me for so long.  And are almost family. And I know every session with Type-A Dally is going to be epic, because she brings ideas.  And props.  And her mega-watt smile. And her sweet, little auntie who has no problem holding props, reflectors or anything for me.  But, mostly, Dally brings her enthusiasm. And  this insane Love for Life.  So when she called to book our latest session, and then explained to me what she had just endured, Epic does not even begin to describe what I knew our session would be.  In a nutshell, this past April, Dally left her hubs and baby girl behind (because they had company) one Sunday morning, so that she could arrive early to church and set things up … I don’t know.  I don’t remember.  Mostly because what Dally went on to describe left me speechless. Heartbroken.  She was hit by a semi-truck while exiting 75, and it literally carried her over lanes, a bridge and in to oncoming traffic …and, honestly, it was a miracle that she made it alive to the hospital.  Or survived the night.  Or was able to defy all odds, by learning to move, eat, walk, speak and feel anything over the next few months.  And her sweet baby Olivia was not even a year when it happened.  Dally remembers nothing after the accident, and she has worked so incredibly hard to be here.  Which brings me back to her enthusiasm.  And her insane Love for Life.  She wanted her pictures to be in her home and neighborhood, and I couldn’t think of a more suitable place for this session.  In her Village.  And every few minutes she was quick to praise her sisters.  Her husband.  Her aunts.  Her daughter.  All of the loving souls that made sure she had the support to get her to That Day: when she could hold her beautiful daughter, under the dramatic rays of God’s setting sun, and always have something to remember.  Dally, you have always been A Force.  Clearly, we now know why.  My sincerest thanks for letting me document this Triumph, in what has always been a Most Beautiful Life.  Prayers and love to you, Trey and sweet Olivia.  And, of course, thanks for inspiring.  Besos.DSC_9492 DSC_9546 DSC_9565 DSC_9654 DSC_9661 DSC_9742 DSC_9791 DSC_9851 DSC_9885 DSC_9941



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pride & co.

Posted on August 28, 2014

DSC_0985One of my favorite families recently met me at one of my favorite spots for some sunset shots.  I’ve been working with Pride and her crew for a little over four years now, and it’s hard to believe that when I first met them, Trace was barely in middle school and Kailey was barely in high school.  Now Trace is a full fledged high schooler, and lovely Miss Kailey is a sophomore at OU.  The gang was up for just about anything, and the session was amazing.  Even more so that the next day the boys were headed off on a trip, Kailey was off to college and Pride was leaving town, too; so happy that they made time to see me once again!  Enjoy your pics, guys, and thanks for another fun session!DSC_0756 DSC_0809 DSC_0849 DSC_0876 DSC_0916 DSC_0961



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nina & co.

Posted on August 27, 2014

Sweet little Camille came back to see us for her First Birthday portraits.  The heat, an impending mid-morning nap for the birthday girl, and a promise of a Venti Starbucks for me caused us to move our session a little earlier than normal. Which made for some breathtaking early morning sunrise shots.  Camille endured the heat, the wardrobe changes and could not have been a sweeter little subject!  Thanks, guys, for sharing her with me once again.  Enjoy your sneak!DSC_2440 DSC_2427 DSC_2314 DSC_2309 DSC_2228 DSC_2172 DSC_2147 DSC_2130



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marla & co.

Posted on April 26, 2014

First there was Luvy.  Then Dally.  And they have both come to see me for various shoots over the last few years.  I love working with those sisters.  And now I can add Marla to the list: their gorgeous niece who is about to graduate high school and, by all accounts, conquer the world.  In impeccable fashion, no less. Marla met us out for some sunset senior shots a few weeks ago, and she brought along her hilarious mom and ‘brother’.  Half way through the shoot, which included 3 outfit changes and a borrowing of lip gloss from yours truly (it looked better on her), we heard the Ice Cream truck.  Said Brother ran off and over the hills to find it, and he eventually made his way back with ice cream for all of us.  Couldn’t have ended such a fun session on a sweeter note. Oh, wait, yes we could have.  When Miss Dally face-timed her niece, and we all got to say hello to Olivia (Dally’s daughter)… so many amazing women in this bunch and such a fun family!  It’s been wonderful getting to know them over the years, and working with Marla could not have been more amazing.  Marla, you were so much fun.  So gorgeous.  And I know you will have nothing but beautiful success in your future.  Thanks for a great session, and enjoy your sneak!
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sharen & co.

Posted on April 25, 2014

These girls are the epitome of sugar. Spice. And everything nice.  And they’re sisters. So it’s even sweeter that they get along so beautifully.  They have just the right amount of sass, spirit and sweetness, and each time I get to work with them, I am craving the next time.  They’re literally the candy to my sweet tooth. I’m addicted.  One day I’ll get their amazing mom and dad in front of the lens, but for now, I’ll take what I can get.  And these little girlies give so much.  Sharen, it was great seeing you guys.  Thanks so much for being so flexible with the weather and what not.  Enjoy your sneaky, and hugs to those girls!

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kaylea & co.

Posted on April 25, 2014

This super hip mama, who teaches ballet to little ones, brought her super hip hubs and brand new little one to the studio last week.  At two weeks, baby girl was the spitting image of her lovely mama.  And such a little dream.  And although he was not totally up for pictures prior to the session, Brandon totally got in to things once the camera started clicking and little Kailyn started posing.  Such a fun couple.  Such a beautiful little girl.  And, as always, such an honor to be a part of such a special moment.  Thanks, guys, and enjoy your sneaky!  DSC_2009 DSC_2042 DSC_2062 DSC_2127 DSC_2147 DSC_2153 DSC_2169 DSC_2203



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becca & co.

Posted on April 25, 2014

This session was long over due. Like ridiculous-fine-at- the-library overdue. By about 4 years.  So when the little girl who pretty much was the First Face of haute shot photography came back to see me 4 years later, I couldn’t believe how much she had grown.  Still so shy.  Still so sweet. But oh so silly.  She even booked her session to overlap with her best friend, Avery, so that they could get some BFF shots together.  Eva and Avery have been best friends almost their “whole entire lives”.  They are second graders, mind you, and they met in first grade.  Eva and her mama are very special to us, and our reunion could not have been sweeter.  And throwing in an Avery to the mix was absolute BFFfunness at its finest.  Becca and Gina, thanks so much for bringing your amazing, intelligent, beautiful, silly, hilarious sweet, sweet girls out to see me!  Enjoy your sneaky!DSC_0010 DSC_0045 DSC_0138 DSC_0248 DSC_9905 DSC_9952 DSC_9970 DSC_0237 DSC_0368 DSC_0399 DSC_0488 DSC_0544 DSC_0590 DSC_0594 DSC_06311DSC_9975



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shayla & co.

Posted on February 20, 2014

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with the lovely Shayla for the last few years.  Whether it’s photographing her company’s lavish holiday party every year, or capturing sweet moments in her personal life, Shayla always makes me feel like I’m one of the gang.  A few weekends ago we braved some chilly temps to take some super cool pics in Deep Ellum.  Her gorgeous children, her gorgeous guy, and his gorgeous girls all made for some gorgeous pics!  With their laid back personalities and edgy clothes that blended perfectly in to the dramatic Dallas skyline, I really felt like I was shooting the album cover for some ultra-hip band.  I really, really did.  So much so that I was almost compelled to ask them all for autographs after our session.  Shayla, darling, thank you for coming out to play and pose.  Tell Garret he did an outstanding job with the girls’ hair, and hugs and kisses to the crew.  Enjoy your sneek!



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