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Spalding Family

Could they be any more precious?! I have been photographing these awesome people for a few years now. I cannot express how much having them as clients means to me. I get the sweetest messages and random checkins. It’s heartwarming and makes me feel included in their lives. I love watching Adam and Braden grow as a family and take on new adventures. But i especially love when they meet me for photos here in Texas.

this family… the walked right on out of a magazine! i wish i knew what they were communicating to each other. was it me? was it something i said? or are photos just that exhausting??yeah. i think we were done at this point. We went inside to get ready for naps. I LOVE these little monkeys in their matching pajamas.  Adam and Braden! As always, it was so lovely to see you again and to photograph you. You are a recurring highlight in my career and your presence in my life is so positive and brings me all the good energy. Thank you for continuing to gift me with your joy and family!

be infinitely blessed

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Galland Family

Each time i meet these gorgeous people, we have some sort of hiccup. Whether it’s crazy mosquitos, oops i forgot a memory card, or we have to sit in the car and wait for it to stop raining….

but each time, we have a great time and we always come away with amazing little moments of them as a family. It has been a true joy to photograph them through the years!

thank you ALL so much for continuing to give me the opportunity to witness your joy and to share milestones and memories with you all! I love the times we have all had together! here’s to many more years of laughter with you all.

be infinitely blessed

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Leaming Family

These fab four. Can i call them that? yes. yes i can.

anyway… they drive in from out of state once a year to be photographed. They are the sweetest kind of people you could ever hope to meet. I love our time together and love the joy they bring to each session.

Dear leamings: you are everything i could ever hope for in a family session. i cherish the time we spend together with cameras and without. you are truly a highlight in my life and career and i am so glad that you found me and share your memories and happiness with me. thank you tremendously for allowing me to witness the dynamics of your family and to see how well you love each other. it genuinely makes my day.

be infinitely blessed

 

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Oliver | Four Years Old

In my next life, i want to come back as Oliver. He is cool. Hip. Stylish. has the coolest parents ever… and now he’s about to be a big brother.

Jimmy and Mackenzie. He certainly makes it easy. Thank you for sharing him with me through the years. I adore the snot out of him and cannot wait to meet this new little guy!

be infinitely blessed

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Kirstin | Maternity

I know i have said this before, but it is worth repeating… the most connected that i have ever felt to my mother was seeing a photo of her when she was pregnant with me. It’s an old worn out photo; tattered edges, faded color, not even in focus. She’s standing in the doorway of the house in what seems to be her nightgown and she’s holding her belly. She’s holding me.

You know that scene from “The Family Stone” when SJP gifts them all framed images of their mother pregnant? And Mom looks over to her (grown) daughter and says “that’s me and you kiddo.” I’ve always considered that such an underwhelming but powerful moment.

I cannot tell you how many times i will ask a pregnant woman if she is considering maternity photos and she will crinkle her nose. Let’s face it, pregnancy makes us feel bloated and hormonal and miserable and swollen… the list goes on. Who wants to be photographed that way?

But here’s the deal, braving the camera when you’re pregnant for an actual photo shoot will have more of a lasting impact on your child than you know. Imagine your child 20 years from now flipping through photo albums and seeing images of the two of you together. Seeing the care you took to highlight the time in their life when you loved them before even meeting them. It’s poignant. And so intimate.

When Kirstin asked me about a milk bath maternity session, i was so excited. This is complete vulnerability. But it is one of my most favorite ways to photograph a maternity session. Kirstin is beautiful and her connection to this little baby is so evident.

I am beyond thrilled that you chose me to highlight your journey through motherhood again. It is my absolute favorite thing to photograph and i love how much you care for your family and others. I could never truly capture the way you shine but am so thankful that you give me the opportunity to attempt it. thank you again for sharing your memories with me. your family. and for being in my corner. you are definitely a bonus in my life and i am so glad that our paths have crossed!

be infinitely blessed

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