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Hagen and Taylor | Married

I guess what most stands out to me from Hagen and Taylor’s wedding day is the constant joy on both of their faces. This wedding was everything a wedding should be.

They are high school sweethearts. They’ve gone to college together and spent years and years together.  But their love for each other is still so visible and recognizable. I have dozens of photos of Taylor smiling so big it barely fit on her face.

This day was perfect. It was a sweet celebration with their closest friends and family. No fuss. No drama. No panic. Just a genuinely beautiful day where they finally became husband and wife.

I messaged Taylor recently asking how marriage was…. she said “I am absolutely LOVING being married!!”

I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVE that Taylor had a special moment with her mom before the ceremony. I also love me a first look. I don’t want to sell it to you from a “you have more time for photos” standpoint… but to show you how sweet these few moments with just the two of you are. Hagen and Taylor are probably one of my top favorite first look moments. see that little tear of joy?! Who gives this woman to this man?

“her mother did!”

#bestresponseeverthey did it!!!!! Hagen and Taylor. Thank you for the distinct pleasure and honor of being your wedding photographer. I cannot express to you how much it means to me to be chosen to tell your story! I have so much faith in all that you will do together as a couple. You are both beautiful and loving creatures and have loved each other so well through the years. I have enjoyed watching you both become the humans we see now.

be infinitely blessed

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Aaron + Ravyn | Sunrise Engagement Session

Aaron and Ravyn

I could tell you a million things about them. I’ve known them since the beginning of their relationship. In many ways, Ravyn has been a daughter of mine. I have watched her grow and become an outstanding woman. She is passionate and confident in herself and her future. I love seeing how hard she works and how true she stays to the things she believes in.

…. and I know that Aaron makes that possible for her. Aaron is the kind of man that has supported and encouraged her unconditionally. Even during their engagement session, she boasted about her work and the students she works with. Aaron is quiet but his adoration of Ravyn is clear and evident. He could finish her stories about work as if it were his own career.

These two have definitely come a long way from their high school years.  They have grown as individuals and as a couple. Together I know they will change the world one person at a time.

and I love that about them.

Aaron and Ravyn  – I cannot fully express how much it means to me to tell your story through photos. I guess a part of me knew this day would come. I knew that what you had was strong and grounded. I just wasn’t prepared for the emotions that would come from being asked to be a witness to your journey into marriage.  I know that this is just a formality. You know… the whole wedding thing. Because you both celebrate each other regularly.  Thank you for bringing me along for the ride. Aaron… Ravyn is a very very very special person in my life. I couldn’t have done parenting without her love for my child. Thank you for accepting him as well and for loving her the way you do. I think that’s what I want to say the most…. thank you  BOTH for just knowing how to love each other and for sharing even a smidge of that to the people in your lives. I, for one, am a better human being because I have been on the receiving end of all that you encompass.

love love love you both….

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Katherine | Class of 2019

Katherine is my first Class of 2019 graduate! and holy cow she is beautiful!

True to the Texas Panhandle, our first attempt to meet for photos was rained out. But we met up on a beautiful afternoon and spent most of our time just hanging out and chatting.

I don’t know Katherine too well. But in the short time we spent together, I know that she has a bright future ahead of her and will accomplish much in this world. When you meet someone like Katherine, it reinforces your faith in her generation. and I love that I had a brief moment of one on one time with her!

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Hazel’s Birthday

I love birth photography for no other reason than this:

I get to witness a miracle. And I get to tell the story!

I photographed Kirstin’s first birth. Over the years she has become a friend and even a voice of reason for me. I have been privileged enough to be able to witness her family grow and thrive over the years. When she told me she would like me to join her for the birth of their second child, I was so excited.

I knew this would be a sweet day when this family of three would meet their newest member.

They waited to find out what they were having. They happily welcomed a beautiful baby girl!Logan is the sweetest little guy. He was so excited to meet his baby sister and immediately loved her. It brought a tear to my eye. Shannon and Kirstin; thank you for sharing your most intimate and special moments with me. I so adore your family and knowing you through the years. It is a complete joy to know you, be friends with you and to celebrate you through photos.

be infinitely blessed

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Jeff and Kelli | Engagement

“i’m sorry we just laughed the entire time”

Kelli apologized to me after their Save the Date session earlier this year. For laughing too much. What?

I told her not to apologize to me ever again for that. I loved that they laughed and couldn’t focus on me … because that meant that they were completely engaged with each other.

The day we met for their engagement photos proved to be a repeat of our previous session. Kelli beamed nonstop. They retold their story to me about how they  met and started dating; when they knew they had found the one. 

And no matter the heat and mosquitos and surprises nature brought us during our shoot, these two were present with each other and clearly in love. And that… that makes my job so very easy.

One of my most favorite subtleties is the way a man will look at his fiancé when she isn’t looking.

Jeff and Kelli – it sometimes blows my mind how I knew you both before your journey began. I love that your paths crossed and then joined. Thank you for giving me the honor of recording your love story. For including me in the excitement and the memories! I know the best of life is yet to come and cannot wait to see how you fun marriage is for you both. Keep on jumping, Kelli!!!

be infinitely blessed

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