Bluebonnets in the Heart of Texas

If you live in Texas, springtime brings the much anticipated bloom of the bluebonnets in nearly every roadside ditch and field.  My husband and I took a drive on country roads out to Fredricksburg and back one lazy Saturday in April, and I felt nearly drawn to tears by the gorgeous, lush sea of blue flowers paving our way.  It’s no wonder bluebonnet photo sessions are a necessary part of living here!

This beautiful family is the reason my husband and I moved to Texas.  Pastor Ezra and Kendra Stanton started Mission Church in Round Rock.

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Shout out to Kendra of Citizens of Beauty for modeling her beautiful family, as well as Pastor Ezra of Mission Church.

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Kissing in the Rain

I can’t say enough how excited I am for this amazing couple to get married!  Alyssa is one of my dearest friends and I am thrilled that she found a great guy in Brandon!  It was SO MUCH FUN to do this engagement session on location of their wedding venue in Portland, Oregon, despite the cold, pouring rain (c’mon, it’s Portland, after all!) and I cannot wait to see these two start their happily ever after!

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To Be Born Early

Rhys just couldn’t wait! He decided to join the world several weeks early (I’m so glad we were able to take maternity photos when we did!) and I can’t wait to share his newborn photos!

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Just in Time

We scheduled this fun, leaf-tossing family session just in time, before little Rhys James decided to enter the world extra early! I had the wonderful opportunity to meet the newest little family member a couple days ago, and mom and baby are doing great! 2015-11-07_0001.jpg
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From Tall Trees Towering High

When I was a kid, autumn was magic (any season was, for that matter).  I haven’t lost the wonder in the brilliance of those trees turning from green to red, nor of the spark of delight when I kick up browned leaves under my feet as I walk through the street.  Discarded leaves smell like earth and mold.  Flower blooms hang on for dear life through maybe two more days.  I realize it’s time to wear my gloves again as the morning chill reaches into my fingers.

I wrote this poem when I was young, I know there’s more to it, but this is all I can remember:

“Autumn leaves drifting, drifting down

From tall trees towering high

Onto soft beds of brown

Underneath the clear blue sky.”

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If You Were Two Weeks Old…

…You couldn’t be cuter than this little one! Jadon has already proved to be valiant and exuberant for life, and as the first child of his parents, he has completely captured their hearts (and mine!). This is session one of two, so check back to see his eight-week-old session! 2015-06-29_0001.jpg
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Celebrations

I had the joy once again of watching through the lens of a little one going from belly bump to newborn to six-month-old to two-year-old! I had a wonderful time spending an evening celebrating this two-year-old’s birthday along with her mom and dad’s 9th wedding anniversary!

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A Double Happy First Birthday!

One of the best joys of being a family photographer is watching children grow from pre-world to one year, and then through toddler years onward. This was a special photo session celebrating one year birthdays plus an early Christmas tree decorating party in festive dresses for twins Amelia and Addison (here’s their pre-world photos)!

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Just Before a Weekend Storm

Somewhere between cool, sunny autumn skies and the haunting of a rainy, wind-tossed darkness was a perfect hour filled with baby smiles. Seriously– this adorable family!
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!