luvy & co.

Posted on May 19, 2015


“We have a strange request,” Luvy said to me half way through our shoot together.  At this point in my career, no request is strange, although her seriousness did have me somewhat curious. “Dally and I want to know,” she paused for effect, “if you’ll be our sister.” I laughed out loud. And probably blushed. Sweeter words were never spoken, and coming from these two meant so much!  Over the last 7 years or so, I’ve had the good fortune of working with Luvy and her family. And Dally and her family.  And even their niece! It’s been an honor, of course, and their strange request was immediately followed by me wondering where we would host Thanksgiving this year.  Sister bonding aside, the hazy sun setting on the gleaming lake made for some pretty spectacular shots and bonding by sisters from another generation. Sophia has always been the more serious of the two sister, and RoRo is definitely the sillier of the two, and together they could not be more precious.  Sophia schooled me on the life cycle of a caterpillar while Rose chased ducks barefoot in the park.  And when Dally and Olivia surprised the girls by joining us, they both went running with open arms to greet them.  Such genuine love in this family, and one I’m more than happy to of which to be a part.  Luvy, it was so wonderful seeing you guys again.  All of you.  So much thanks for the smiles, the laughs … and I can borrow your sweater next weekend?DSC_0420
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lauren & co.

Posted on April 21, 2015


There is something so magical about the 6-9 month Photo Session.  I’ve always, always, always looked forward to each and every one.  Little Miss Morgan’s was no exception.  This child has only one face: All. Smiles.  This was Morgan’s first official photo session, and I could not have been more honored or more blessed that her uber-cool/sweet parents, Lauren and Seth, chose me to do the honors.  In an hour, this 9 month old managed to handle three outfit changes, had time to read a book by the lake, hijacked a farmer’s market for some in-the-flowers poses and was not at all freaked out by the swarm of caterpillars on the nearby tree like her adoring, yet crazy, photographer was.  I’m not sure why I love this age so much, but Morgan did nothing to quash my passion for these delicious little innocents who give me mouth-wide-open grins, snuggles and always leave me with a sense of renewal. Lauren and Seth, she was amazing.  A. Maz. Ing. Thank you so much for sharing her contagious smile and precious spirit.  Enjoy your sneaky!
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michelle & co.

Posted on April 15, 2015


I’ve been working with a lot of Seniors lately, and I have been having so much fun.  Mary Clare was no exception. Let me start by saying I fell in love with her name in the initial email her mom, Michelle, sent me.  And then when Michelle said that Mary Clare was one of six children … six … and that Mary Clare was 6’1″ … 6’1″ … I fell in love with Michelle.  Both Mary Clare and Michelle were so laid back.  And tall.  I am always buying fun props for my Children and Family sessions … for Mary Clare’s, I had to buy myself one: a step stool.  With lashes to die for, naturally highlighted hair to die for and a sweet smile that sometimes reminded me of a little known painting by da Vinci that hangs in the Louvre, Mary Clare was pretty amazing.  She’s off to college next year, and this fabulous young woman has nothing but success and sass written all over her future.  Michelle and Mary Clare, thanks for the fun session.  Enjoy your sneak, and good luck next year!
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shayla & co.

Posted on April 1, 2015



Meet Garrett.  Or, as I have affectionally nicknamed him: Dimples.  He’s such a sport. Has the most genuine grin … And.  Those. Dimples.  At one point during the session I asked if anyone wanted to put some guacamole in those dimples and just dip some chips in to them.  Because you literally could. They’re that delicious.  Of course saying such borderline creepy comments usually generates the aforementioned genuine grin from Garrett … which brings me back to those aforementioned dimples.  But before I really start creeping even myself out, let it be known that Garrett just doesn’t bring a face full of guacamole to the table.  He can play guitar.  He is a football star.  And, from what I hear, a pretty good gamer.  As in the feathered variety … but don’t tell my daughter.  Aside from all that, he’s just a really nice guy.  And a total sweetheart to his beautiful now-I-know-where-he-gets-those-dimples-mom, Shayla, and just as beautiful-oh-my-gosh-she-has-the-dimples-too-and-even-looks-breathtaking-in-dreads-kid-sis, Rheagan.  This session was to commemorate his Senior Year … but, if I recall correctly, he’s a bit of an overachiever.  I think has pretty much graduted and has already begun courses to pursue a career as a Master Welder. They sky is the limit with this kid, and I had so much fun creeping him out and making him laugh during this amazing sesh.  Thanks, Shayla, for once again letting me capture another special moment for you and your supermodel kiddos. Enjoy your sneak … and can you please pass the salsa?

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kirby & co.

Posted on March 25, 2015


Blunt. Ascham. Ferrule. Nock.  Micarta. My point, dear reader: way, way before Katniss made bows, arrows, side-braids and archery stuff cool, Kirby was already a toxophilite. Trust me. The girl can shoot.  She can also teach.  As well as look really, really pretty in a gorgeous copper dress. Or super-cute-cas-chic in an oversized sweater and jeans.  Oh…  She can also look like Kate Upton.  Erica Christensen.  And my cousin, Ashley.  All at once, with a certain smile, distant gaze or spontaneous silly face. Senior shoots are fun.  And bittersweet for this photog.  Especially now, more than ever.  While Kirby put up with her doting Mom fixing her hair and make-up, you could tell she loved it, even if she feigned an eye-roll or two (and don’t get me started on the lashes that accompanied that eye-roll).  It was clear to me that the special Mom & Daughter time they were sharing with me was something they obviously enjoyed doing together … and often.  At one point during the shoot, near the end, after we had all laughed and bonded, I asked, “Is it going to be hard for you in the fall?”  I was directing my question to Shelley, referencing the impending departure of her first born/only daughter. I wasn’t prepared for the “Oh my gosh, I can’t even think about it without crying” answer I received from Shelley’s first born/only daughter.  As calm and cool as Kirby is, she has a bit of a sentimental heart.  Pair that with her beautiful balance of girly-tomboyishness, she’s beyond amazing.  Girls: it was too much fun. Thank you for sharing this special milestone with me, and enjoy your sneak!

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you & blue

Posted on March 24, 2015


We listened.

And for 25 minutes, the Texas tradition of traipsing through an overflowing field of our state flower while posing for pictures can be yours.

One day only, Saturday, April 18th.  Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly.

$250, plus tax, for up to 25 minutes of shooting.  Price includes a high res CD of up to 10 edited images.

We’ve had so much fun with these sessions in the past, and we look forward to capturing many more beautiful moments in this time-honored tradition.

Get your blue on y’all.

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donna & co.

Posted on March 23, 2015




She has Movie Star looks. Impeccable taste. She is carrying twin girls. And she barely looks pregnant. So many reasons to really dislike the lovely Donna, but her down-earth-personality and laid-back attitude really prevents you from doing so. I loved so many things about this session: the fabulous  sunset that danced on the water, the fun location, but mostly the fact that Donna, who has an aversion to birds, kept nervously glancing over her shoulder when ever she’d hear the slightest fluttering of wings from the gazilion ducks that call White Rock Lake home. Donna, you are absolutely beautiful.  Truly glowing.  And I wish you nothing but the happiest, sweetest luck with your girls.  Thank you so much for letting me capture this moment in your life, and enjoy your sneak!

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nicole & co.

Posted on March 17, 2015

DSC_0564So, it’s safe to say that Nicole and Jeff make some very pretty babies.  And baby boy ones, at that.  It was a little over four years ago when Jett first posed for me as a newbie, and he was Ever. The. Professional. during Cruise’s big debut. And, be honest, aren’t these boys just so …. pretty? … And don’t get me started on their absolute easy, breezy attitudes.  Especially Jett, who was soiled by his baby brother during the family shots.  So badly, in fact, that he had to borrow a shirt from my son while we washed his.  In between takes Jett would play with his dinosaur collection, and was kind enough to educate me on the various types … at four, he is a walking Dino encyclopedia.  While Big Brother played with Dad, baby Cruise was a dream to work with, and the lovely Nicole and I were able to pose him every which way.  And the sibling shots both boys allowed me to take are some of the sweetest.  Like “wipe your mouth, you’re drooling all over the keypad” sweet. Nicole and Jeff, congrats on yet another beautiful boy; I had so much fun with you guys, and enjoy your sneaky!

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tara & co.

Posted on March 16, 2015


I honestly thought this session would never happen.  Between snow, ice and various airborne illnesses, this photo shoot was rescheduled at least four times! I’m more than tickled that it finally happened, because Nash could not have been sweeter. The youngest of three, this session was to capture his 6 (albeit, what with the rescheduling, 7.5ish) month deliciousness. And, as the youngest of 3, Nash was full of laid back charm.  Between those cheeks, those piercing baby blues and his sweet little grin, I was in heaven.  It didn’t hurt that his beautiful mama and I had so much in common: growing up as California girls, stories about magical leprechauns and sharing stories of woe over Synthroid, our conversation topics were plentiful.  Tara, thanks so much for stopping by; he was a dream!  Enjoy your sneak, and I hope ye lads and lassies have a wee bit-o-fun tomorrow!

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bev & co.

Posted on March 6, 2015


DSC_1051Let it be forever known that Jake and Emma are hambones.  Ham.  Bones.  Who do not, at all, let the elements interfere with their smiles, giggles, shennanigans  or sweetness.  What was supposed to be an hour session with Bev & Co. ended up taking less than 30 minutes due to the biting winds an frigid temps.  Yet, in that 1/2 hour, Jake and Emma posed and played with grandparents, Mom and Dad, each other, and then, you guessed it, hammed it up for me with some solo shots.  I don’t know if Bev follows these two around with a camera all day or what, but they sure were SmileReady the entire time.  Like, they totally did not stop smiling the entire time.  Such.  Ham. Bones.   Bev, thanks for your patience and understanding the last few months while we had to reschedule this session … it was clearly worth it.  Enjoy your sneak, and we’re so doing our next session in warmer weather!

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