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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colleen & co.

Posted on February 20, 2014

 

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Sweet baby Hayden, 11 days new, stopped to see us yesterday!  Hayden was such a sleepy, smiley absolute dream baby.  Big Brother Conner was able to hold Hayden for the first time during our session, and you can see from the pictures that he took his job very, very seriously.  Such a sweet family of four and such an honor to capture this very special time!  Congrats, “Nurse Colleen” and David, and thanks for sharing your boys with me for a few hours!


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dena & co.

Posted on February 3, 2014

This fun, laid-back family has been smiling for me for years.  Five, to be exact.  So when they announced that another little one was joining their easy-breezy ways, I was ecstatic.  Baby Dillon arrived a few weeks early (right before Christmas), and our newbie session had to be rescheduled.  A few times.  Which was not an issue for said easy-breezy family.  Or little Dillon.  At three weeks, he was beyond alert.  And, true to form, so laid back.  I loved the intense gazes he’d throw my way, the way he would listen with rapt attention at the “oohing” and “ahhing” I’d throw his way, and the very sweet attention he received from Big Sister and Big Brother.  As always, it was a lively session.  So fun. And an absolute honor to be a part of another Moment for this family.  Dena and Jeff, congrats, and welcome to the world, sweet Dillon!DSC_3361 DSC_3416 DSC_3513 DSC_3534 DSC_3555 DSC_3559 DSC_3595 DSC_3609



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kat & co.

Posted on January 27, 2014

Between the ice storms and wacky weather that visited the metroplex in December and life-in-general-moments that happen without warning, this sweet little girl’s first year portraits kept getting postponed.  When her mommy called on the Thursday before our Saturday session (that had been rescheduled numerous times) to tell me that baby Kyla had a confirmed case of the flu, my heart sank.  I was certain that we would need to postpone once again.  But Kat assured me that they caught it early, Kyla was on Tamiflu, and that her baby girl would be Up to Snuff come picture time.  This session, by the by, was originally going to be birthday themed.  Then holiday themed.  Then New Years themed.  When all those moments had passed, we set our sights on Valentine’s Day themed.  Kat took the idea and ran with it, bringing lots of sweets and treats for her little sweet.  And, as forecasted, Kyla was amazing.  Not once during the hour long session, in spite of the setting sun and cooling temps, did the little girl make a fuss.  Smiles, giggles and sweet moments were plentiful during our time together, and little Kyla was in heaven when it came time for the Valentine’s portion of the session.  Combining her first birthday and the Day of Love in one, we sat her down in front of the sugary feast, and she literally squealed and gave me a priceless expression that literally looked like she was thinking, ‘This is all for me?  For me?  All of it?”  Kat and Jason, thank you so much for your patience, your flexibility, and for sharing your sweet little girl with me this year.  And HappyBirthday/MerryChristmas/HappyNewYear/HappyValentine’s, sweet Kyla!
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ashley & co.

Posted on June 24, 2013

DSC_8916When she first inquired about family photos, she mentioned two things:  they had never had professional ones taken, and would I mind if they brought the family dog along?  When the day of our session finally arrived and after working with the picture perfect family for only a few minutes, I found it hard to believe they had never been in front of a photog’s lens before.  Effortless, these three.  I say three, because when Ashley decided she’d be wearing white pants for the shoot, she also decided the family dog would stay at home.  Which gave me plenty of time to oooh and ahhh over Mr. Aiden.  Definitely all boy, and a brave one at that (he was literally attacked by an army of angry ants 1/2 way through the session, but it did not stop him from putting on a smile and making the best of it.  Such a fun, lovely, fabulous family, and it was such an honor taking their first official family pics (which I am still not totally buying).  Ashley, thanks so much for choosing me, and I look forward to working with all four of you next time!  Enjoy the sneak!DSC_8518 DSC_8567 DSC_8611 DSC_8957 DSC_8617



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charlie & co.

Posted on June 24, 2013

DSC_9135Words to describe Charlie:  Beautiful.  Witty.  Crafty.  Cute.  Sweet.  As sugar.  Mommy Extraordinaire  All things I strive to be.  Oh, I forgot to mention “beautiful baby maker”.   LIttle Miss Hadley was the center of attention, what with her first birthday quickly approaching.  And big sister, Finley, was more than willing to share the spotlight, although she was equally happy to take a few solo pics with me, too.  And, when she wasn’t smiling for me, she was making baby sister smile.  With noises I can only describe as “animal planet worthy”, by the by.  I’m not kidding when I say they were the type of noises sound directors would absolutely use in making movies about really loud, scary animals.  And they had Hadley in stitches.  And me.  And my next clients who showed up at the tail end of our session.  Little Finley didn’t blink an eye when I told her to make the “big girls” laugh.   And, to her credit, she succeeded.  Such a fun session, complete with a ginormous H that Charlie craftily created for her beautiful little girl (and that Nick and I cleverly hung from the branches of the trees).  While Haddie may not have been a huge fan of the beautiful cake, she is obviously has no qualms about posing for the camera, laughing with sister and snuggling up to Mom and Dad. Thanks, guys, for a great session, and enjoy your sneak!
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