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the davis clan | family

you know… i am incredibly blessed to have clients who come to me more than once a year for photos

i feel very honored and humbled to record memories for people year round

the Davis family is one of the families that brightens my “career”

i can be in a poor mood and then head to their session and be instantly cheerful

not really sure what it is

maybe Owen’s expressions? or his fake laugh?

or the fact that Megan always has something sweet and fattening waiting for me…

whatever it is… they’re one of my favorite families to photograph

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Chriselda Photography

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December. 15. 2009 - 7:23 am

Danielle - he is precious! i love the ones of him in his cute little hat!

December. 18. 2009 - 12:31 am

Lezlie - Love this family to death!! You did such a great job with them!

Mi Tierra | out of town

sometimes… i just want to sit by myself and watch the world go by

sometimes, i want moments of just being

those moments, for any of us, are few and far between

but i’m happy to announce that i will be COMPLETELY unavailable to the world for the next five days

just going to soak in life and sight and sound and existence

with no worries. concerns. stress. or cares.

no emails. no work. no phone calls. no texts. no NOTHING.

for five days.

Mexicoi shall be returning to the United States next week

and will resume with work

until then… you’ll find me here

just being

Chriselda Photography

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December. 10. 2009 - 7:43 am

Danielle - I hope you really do relax and enjoy the precious time with Laken & your Grandmother. See you when you get back! Love you guys!

December. 11. 2009 - 4:07 pm

Sadie Nutt - Have a great vacation! Enjoy every minute and some extra minutes for all of us stuck here in the fast pace still!!!

William and Callie | Married

“i love you….. and i love this day for you” – robin, mother of the bride

i can vividly remember the day i first met callie. she was excited because i suggested we meet for cream cheese brownies.

and i can only assume that everyone that meets callie remembers her just as vividly as i do

when William and Callie first stood before me for engagement photos…

i remember feeling as though i was coming across something very tender

you see, William and Callie love each other

and while they had a beautiful day

the love was evident in the smallest of things

the way Callie’s mom held her hand

the letter Callie wrote to William

the bridal veil that had been passed down for generations

the goblets and cake knives engraved with the initials of many couples before them

it was like watching several family weddings happen… on the day William and Callie joined their lives

i joked with Callie that i could photograph her wedding everyday

and i really could

I had the great honor of spending the WEEKEND with this amazing family!!!

from the rehearsal to the brunch to the wedding day

and while i had previously mentioned that this couple loves each other with very unique, intimate, and genuine gestures

there was NO shortage of expression of happiness, encouragement, love, and celebration

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Holton0415 copyHolton0595 copyWilliam and Callie: i cannot completely explain to you how honored i was to be there to capture these memories for you. to witness your union. to laugh with your family and friends! i am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work for and with you both and can only imagine how much happiness, joy, and peace your lives will bring to you! I admire the sweet ways you speak to each other. the way you both look into each other’s eyes and smile without movement or words. you are both gorgeous individuals with amazing hearts and you have touched my soul. thank you again… and again… and again…

Enjoy your Slideshow

Makeup: Patti Stapp

Hair: Bridal Hair by Patricia

Floral & Wedding Coordination: The Secret Garden

Venue: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Reception Venue: Amarillo Country Club

Photographers: Chriselda Photography and Andie Smith

Chriselda Photography

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December. 5. 2009 - 11:51 am

Blythe - Callie is so beautiful!!! You did a great job Chriselda!

December. 5. 2009 - 12:51 pm

Danielle - absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December. 5. 2009 - 2:42 pm

Callie Holton - Chriselda, I can’t tell you enough how much I love each and every image you captured for us. You were such a huge part of the success of our Big Day! It was like having a friend with us throughout the whole process, and the pictures are just unbelievably gorgeous. Thank you so much!!!

December. 5. 2009 - 3:10 pm

ashley rodgers - love me some fisheye! ๐Ÿ™‚ also love the shot of the men in the church and all the details. !!!

December. 5. 2009 - 10:55 pm

Libby - ahhhh! Chriselda you did it again! I think this is one of my favorite weddings you’ve shot. absolutely beautiful! I am completely blown away. The bride is stunning. love it!

December. 8. 2009 - 3:03 pm

Sadie Nutt - Beautiful wedding! Beautiful bride! I am in love with your job! Need a side kick?

December. 9. 2009 - 11:58 pm

Jena - WOW, I actually caught myself smiling as I was scrolling through these pictures. Very nice to the eyes!! Made me wanna get married again!

the Henrys | family

Kevin, Courtney, Caden, Crockett, Cash…

it’s a tongue twister.

but they are also one of my favorite families to photograph

i always have such a good time with the Henrys

not to mention courtney has impeccable style and they always look perfectly adorable!

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HCourtney084 copycourtney: thank you for having me out again to photograph your family! i am glad we get to hang out with you guys often!!! LOVE IT!

READERS: leave your comments for the cans for comments drive! today is the last day!!!!!!!


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November. 22. 2009 - 3:02 pm

Courtney Henry - Thanks a million!!!!! Love it!

November. 22. 2009 - 3:17 pm

Danielle - these are great & courtney – you have the most beautiful family!!!

November. 22. 2009 - 5:09 pm

Leah - These are too cute! What a beautiful little momma! ๐Ÿ™‚

November. 23. 2009 - 2:33 am

Libby - what a beautiful family! love the boys shirts. cute cute

November. 23. 2009 - 9:07 am

kirsten - You really do beautiful work!

November. 23. 2009 - 9:36 am

Shanna - Beautiful family- you did a great job!!!

November. 23. 2009 - 11:18 am

Sadie Nutt - love it! and i can’t decide if it makes me want boys more or if i should really start praying hard for a girl…

November. 23. 2009 - 12:50 pm

Alicia - I love the pic of the boys that you think should be their Christmas cards it is too cute and it would be the perfect Christmas card

November. 23. 2009 - 12:59 pm

Kelli Walls - So amazing! You are awesome Chriselda and it helps to have such a beautiful family to photograph! Love them!

November. 25. 2009 - 9:50 am

Kristi S - They are an adorable family! Looks like it was a fun shoot!

Jason & Abby | Married

if you don’t believe in romance

if you don’t believe in passion

or desire. or affection. or happiness. or true love

i would tell you, to kindly meet my friends: Jason and Abby

i’ve sat at this computer screen for several minutes trying to come up with a way to “summarize” their wedding day

or what i see in them as a couple

and how they treat each other and how they LOVE each other

i’ve sat at this computer screen for several minutes crying because i’m trying to form the words to do so

I have known Abby for four years now –ย  and Jason i met a couple of years ago

i became their neighbor earlier this year and our coffee talk, ice cream dates, bike rides, front yard chit chats, and random drop-ins have become precious memories of mine

so when Jason and Abby announced their engagement, i knew that i was going to be in the midst of one of the greatest unions i have been a witness to

because, over the last year or so, i have sat across from abby as she BEAMED about how wonderful of a man jason is

and i have been fortunate to see him dote on her equally

he is that man that we all grow up wanting to marry

the one that we pray about, and hope for, and wait for

and i am very very very VERY happy that my beautiful friend is no longer his girlfriend, or his fiance, or just his best friend

but that she is now his life long partner

and i am happy that jason has found abby – and that he has her very passionate, giving, generous and encompassing love

that she gives it to him so freely and willingingly

the wedding was going to be a quite and intimate affair, with just Jason and Abby, the officiant, and myself, in the middle of Palo Duro Canyon

however, the morning of, rain, sleet, and snow fell from the sky and temperatures dropped to just above freezing

so we spent most of the morning hoping for some divine intervention

or that something would pop up – because we had no back up plan

finally we rested on her family’s home

and a handful of their closest were present to share in their vows to each otherSalter009 copySalter034 copy…………….

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jason and abby – i cannot … simply CANNOT express to you how much i love you both. how much i pray for your marriage. how much your love for one another teaches and shows and GIVES to little ol’ me. i truly value the friendship that you have both cultivated with me. i am thankful for the way you reach out to laken and really make that little boy happy. i am proud of you. happy for you. and in AWE of you. and i’m not just saying that because i’m your friend. i’m saying this (with a lump in my throat) because i know the two of you have something very special and unique and valuable. and because i know that you have both placed that in the hands of God and allow Him to lead you forward together. you have both become so near to my heart and soul. i could tell you you’re marvelous all day long. i am excited to see what life brings you. how you grow with and for each other. and how you will give back so much to those around you just by loving each other. thank you for being my friend. thank you for being my neighbors. thank you for BEING.

and please don’t forget to leave a comment for the cans for comments drive!


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November. 21. 2009 - 6:25 pm

Danielle - the pics are beautiful!!!!!! she looks stunning!

November. 21. 2009 - 7:04 pm

Tandi Fletcher - perfection.

November. 21. 2009 - 7:55 pm

Lauren - GORGEOUS!! These pictures turned out fantabulous! Not that I doubted you for a second my friend. =)

November. 21. 2009 - 9:08 pm

Ashley Rodgers - Oh…wow. What an amazing story that you have beautifully illustated and elequantly narrated for us. This wedding reminds me of our wedding. Just us. Simple. They will never regret having such an intimate ceremony. THIS is the way it should be. ๐Ÿ˜‰

November. 21. 2009 - 9:10 pm

Ashley Rodgers - Annnnnd, I SO love the misty atmosphere these those last few shots!!!

November. 21. 2009 - 10:32 pm

Sadie Nutt - I love weddings! Her shoes rock!!!

November. 21. 2009 - 11:13 pm

Mellessa - Perfect! I have the most beautiful cousin…amazing pictures! congrats again to abby and jason!

November. 22. 2009 - 10:31 am

Hayden Nickles - slamen shoes abby

November. 22. 2009 - 1:25 pm

christel - jason, i am so glad you are happy. i am crying tears of joy for you. i have seen the hard road ti took for you to get where you are. you are wonderful and deserve the best! abby, i hope to meet you some day so that i may shake the hand of the woman who restored my friend’s faith, not only in himself, but in love. thank you for that.

November. 22. 2009 - 5:07 pm

Leah - I have the chills!!! Very well put! And these images…they. are. perfect!!!
Love this gal and I am so happy for the two of them!

November. 23. 2009 - 1:03 pm

Alicia - Oh my goodness you always have such beautiful words to go with your awesome pictures. Maybe one day we can take a trip to Amarillo so that you can take some of my little family.