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robynn | maternity

Last year, a bright eyed woman sat before me beaming about her upcoming marriage. i have liked her since that first moment.  For reasons beyond our control, i was not able to photograph Robynn until just recently.  I was so thrilled to hear from her almost a year later … asking me to photograph a maternity session for her!

i’m about to go crazy with photos because robynn had her baby a week after this session. so we got together again a couple of days after they got home from the hospital to get newborn photos of mr. man “Tristan”robynnw012-copyrobynnw070-copyi simply ::adore:: this photorobynnw076-copyrobynnw053-copyaren’t they sweet?!robynnw034-copyand now… drum roll pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease:tristan005-copytristan011-copyoh. my. goodness. i want to STEAL this baby right out of their hands!tristan013-copyi can’t get over how precious he is.tristan029-copytristan046-copyGAH!tristan034-copyum. can this please take up an entire wall in your home?!tristan041-copytristan070-copyi love this one. strikin’ a pose.tristan059-copytristan051-copytristan022-copyjared and robynn… you are both so sweet. thank you a million times over. i am so happy to be able to capture the new beginnings in your life. beyond humbled to still be chosen a year later. tristan is absolutely adorable. i can’t wait to see him grow this year!!!siggy-copy6

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April. 20. 2009 - 12:08 pm

Santell - you do an awesome job on baby photos. the black and white with the 3 of them is my favorite.

April. 20. 2009 - 9:09 pm

Lauren - Oh my gosh…These are absolutely Gorgeous Chriselda!! I love all of them, but especially the b & w one w/ Robynn and her sweet little boy. I can’t wait to do some w/ Chance and eventually with Brooklyn!!

May. 1. 2009 - 7:27 pm

Suzette - Oh my gosh! Those are AMAZING! I love the one where the baby is curled up on his own. Great work

julie | graduate 2009

i will not lie to you… the SECOND i saw julie, i think i jumped up and down and said “omigoodness! you are so gorgeous!!!” and really… julie is just… i can’t really justify her beauty. she is truly beautiful both inside and out.  i had over 900 photos of her when i got home after our session.

i sent julie a “what to wear” email and said something along the lines of “bring your closet” and she followed my directions. she opened her trunk and … i think i squealed again!

amarillo weather has been a bit of a bipolar brat lately, so we had to work under extreme wind conditions. and by extreme, i mean: 20-30mph! insane, huh? but we was creative. that’s right i sad “we was” !!!

i’m about to flood my blog with julie-ness…cjulie012-copycjulie060-copyreally, the weather here is so nuts that i wasn’t surprised that she brought umbrellas… “just in case”cjulie075-copycjulie076-copya little mary poppins for you:cjulie079-copycjulie111-copy.the fave.cjulie116-copycjulie139-copycjulie145-copyand well, because i loved her THIS much and … THEN SOME… i made a little diddy of a slideshow.

julie… you were truly such a blessing in my day! i am so confident in you. your spirit. your personality and your smile! you truly are soooo colorful and i’m so glad you came in and shed a little light in my life!  thank you for sharing yourself and your journey to college with me!!  (and for shoving a chocolate covered strawberry in my face!)

always always ALWAYSsiggy-copy7

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April. 14. 2009 - 4:24 pm

Savage_Dave - Your a very lovely young lady. I wish you much luck in the future. Your pictures are awesome, I’d treasure them always if I were you.


April. 14. 2009 - 4:25 pm

Henry Hansen - I would say in reference to the weather – it must have been a perfect storm that put the two of you together. Julie’s a beautiful girl, and you are the perfect photographer to capture her spirit, Chriselda.. Unconventional, talented – and ready to work with whatever comes your way, and make it your own. Clearly Julie recognized that in you, and put her faith in you, and just look at the results.. I know everyone has their own faves – mine is the umbrella shots.. Colorful, happy, beautiful.. The one with her just lifting off the ground is so fun – and the one with her laughing out loud – absolutely perfect… Congratulations to you both!

April. 15. 2009 - 3:48 am

libby - Fabulous!! i think this one is my favorite graduate session you’ve done!

April. 15. 2009 - 6:14 pm

Maci Lou - Chriselda! These are wonderful! She is a beautiful young with a very apparent beautiful spirit! I loved them ALL! How creative and fun!! Well done Missy!

April. 15. 2009 - 9:45 pm

andie - she is beautiful!!!!!! i love love love these!!!!!

April. 16. 2009 - 2:43 am

Julieeeeee - Ah, Chriselda, thank you SO much! I love all the pictures, you are such an incredible photographer! And I am SO going to get you some more seniors for next year! woo! Thank you again 🙂

April. 19. 2009 - 1:36 am

ohana photographers - david and kimi - day-am that 2nd and 3rd shot!!

April. 19. 2009 - 6:46 pm

Whitney - what a cutie 🙂

morgan | portrait session

a few years ago, i was in “A Christmas Carol” at the Amarillo Little Theatre, and don’t ask me how, but the beautiful blonde haired girl you’ll see below was cast as my daughter!!!   ???

Morgan has been in several productions at the ALT and ALT Academy. But the main purpose of our session was to update her pageant portfolio!

Morgan is is the Overall Talent Winner and 10-12 year old Talent Winner for All Star Kids National Pageant and is currently Jr. Miss Texas Panhandle and will be competing this summer in the National American Miss State Pageant in Dallas.morganl019-copy

contagious. smile. laughter. she’s beautiful through and through.morganl022-copymorgan019-copymorgan032-copymorgan052-copymorgan049-copy

Morgan’s makeup was done by Patti Stappmorganl110-copy

i LOVE this. so i shall call it my favorite:morganl089-copymorganl076-copy

and one from the series we did for some fun shots. right before the Panhandle weather flipped a switch on usmorgan088-copy

Morgan. i am so happy for you and this time in your life. i’m proud to be a small part of this. honored to know you. and thrilled to see how amazing your future will be. you will always have such a special place in my heart! thank you again and again for giving me the opportunity to share this time in your life with you!siggy-copy2

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April. 1. 2009 - 1:47 pm

islandjen - last one is my fave…

April. 4. 2009 - 2:00 pm

Jana Henry - Hey Chriselda! This young lady has a huge career in front of her! Good Luck in Dallas! You always capture innocence and beauty in your photography and these are just another reminder of how talented you are! Big Hugs from The "Other" Henry’s…

my little laken bacon | a birthday

four years ago, a precious little boy came into my life. four years ago i knew that love at first sight was real. four year ago, i held the love of my life in my arms. and this little boy looked up at me with all the trust he knew.

four years ago, my son came into this world.lakenbirth329_filtered

photo by my friend Mayra who was there that morning

i’m not really sure how i’ve managed to survive as a parent these four years. because i can’t keep a fish alive longer than a few days. being a single parent is quite frightening. it involves many tears. many moments of extreme anxiety and many many MANY times where i just want to give up.

but i can tell you this… regardless of how scary it is to raise a child in this world. regardless how hard parenting actually IS. regardless of how much they drive you insane… there is nothing greater in this world than seeing your child smile. hearing your child laugh. or simply having your four year old little boy look at you and say “awww. i love you, momma!”

four years later, i have a precious little boy that smiles all the time. that sparkles nonstop. that charms bees. and that has random strangers stopping us to tell us how “CUTE HE IS!!!” laken020-copy

workin’ on his fitness while eating a brownie. that’s TALENT!

I had his birthday party at Cheer Texas. which is, by the way, the WAY TO GO! so much fun! thank you to EVERYONE that came out!321laken3321laken2i am truly thankful to have been blessed by this little boy. he has brought so much GOOD into my life. directly and indirectly. he really is the reason behind everything that i do and i cannot imagine what i did before he came along.siggy-copyParty Venue – Cheer Texas

Cake and Cookies – Miss Piggy’s

Decorations – Card and Party Factory

Photography – Jonathan Wands

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March. 30. 2009 - 1:38 pm

islandjen - wow..i can’t believe he’s 4 already..isn’t this mamma thing a crazy ride? i love every second of it though!

March. 30. 2009 - 3:08 pm

ohana photographers - david & kim - awesome post!! he really is cute! happy birthday little guy!

March. 30. 2009 - 3:08 pm

ohana photographers - david & kim - awesome post!! he really is cute! happy birthday little guy!

March. 30. 2009 - 3:08 pm

ohana photographers - david & kim - awesome post!! he really is cute! happy birthday little guy!

March. 30. 2009 - 6:30 pm

Alison - wow, he looks a little like conner in that blocks one. which is weird i know, blood wise. maybe it’s just that he’s starting to lose his "baby-face". seems like we just did 2 yr old pics! time is a crazy thing..

March. 31. 2009 - 1:32 pm

Veronica - Awww I love this whole entry! He is so adorable and you are such a good momma!

April. 1. 2009 - 11:22 am

Danielle Holbrook - girl…i know how you feel. being a single mom is hard work, but i wouldn’t trade landon for the world. i personally think that landon saved my life! they are precious little angels! you are doing a great job with laken & he’s lucky to have you as his mommy! the pictures are great…..he’s so stinkin’ cute. i just want to pinch his little cheeks!!! i feel blessed to have the two of you in my life!

Cruz and Abbey | an engagement

Abbey and i have exchanged a few emails here and there over the course of a few months in regards to her wedding photography. The stars finally aligned for us and we were able to meet up a couple of weeks ago for their engagement session. Cruz and Abbey a really laid back and fun couple to be around. We ran around town shooting and laughing. they are both incredibly gorgeous.price010-copyprice042-copy

.:love this:.price017-copyprice073-copy

fyi: after this session, i had to go out and buy her shoes in my size.price061texture-copy

and their little girl hopped in a few. then stole the show!price050-copy

really… i couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your wedding day and memories!  i can’t wait ’til july!siggy-copy1

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March. 28. 2009 - 5:10 am

Amber Nichole - sweet girl.
these are amazing.
the one with the blue wall, the one with the trees…yeah.
so good.

March. 29. 2009 - 2:41 pm

ohana photographers - david & kim - as much as i love this set the last is my fav!

March. 29. 2009 - 2:41 pm

ohana photographers - david & kim - as much as i love this set the last is my fav!

March. 29. 2009 - 2:41 pm

ohana photographers - david & kim - as much as i love this set the last is my fav!