Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Peek at Sarah

This is a shot from my session this morning...isn't she beautiful? I'm jealous of all that hair! My babies are bald til they turn one.


This baby girl is a doll! I was a little concerned when her mom said Hope hadn't slept all night except for a couple hours in the late morning, but she was all smiles. We even made it through 4 wardrobe changes without a hitch. That's a feat. A little snack here and there and she was ready to go for more.

I love the shots of her in the bushel basket with apples. It gets me all excited for Fall temperatures, caramel apples and small town festivals & rodeos.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Christina and Preston sitting in a tree...

This is one of my new favorite pictures. I love the texture and lines of the tree...and them kissing in the midst of it all. It gives me chills. I was like, "hey, wanna climb a tree?" and they said, "sure." This is the Century Tree on the campus of Texas A&M. I'm an Aggie and I never was instructed not to climb on the Century Tree, so please let me know if this is a violation of some Aggie Code of Ethics rule. :)

After I loaded the pics for this post, I realized that almost all the ones I chose and love the most are kissing and snuggling shots! Ha. They weren't mugging the whole time! I loved though, how lovey dovey they were...definitely a couple madly in love. I can't wait for their wedding in November! They are such a cute couple!!

Preston was a member of the Corps of Cadets at A&M, so we took some shots at the Quad.

The initials in the tree below are really there...whoever vandalized this tree would probably be stoned if anyone ever found out who they were. Anyway, I photoshopped the initials for Preston and Christina.

You can read "LOVE" all over her face! They were so smitten!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This was a tough day for lil' Gracie. She was tired and hungry for two and a half hours (despite 3 feedings during the shoot) and she wasn't too happy with me moving her around and interrupting her chill time with a big ole camera in her face. What can I say? Babies get HUNGRY the day I come shoot. Go figure. But I'm so glad we got a few good ones and even some with her eyes closed (she was pretending - she never went to sleep until I put up my camera). I love this sweet one on Kelly's shoulder.

Just look at this face!!! What a CUTIE!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Play Ball

Justin and Tara are expecting their first bouncing baby boy in October. Justin is the Assistant Coach for the Texas A&M Baseball team, hence the cool access to Olsen Field. I love getting to take shots in places that are significant to the people in the pictures, plus this was a great backdrop resulting in some pretty sweet shots. I love the shot with the grandstands in the background. It's my favorite. Tara was the cutest little thing. She not only had a cute baby bump, but it was tan too! This couple was so sweet on each other and I loved getting to catch them in action having fun and snuggling together. The lighting was beautiful and warm at sunset. I loved doing this shoot. Thanks Tara and Justin!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Kyson just turned the big "3" so we did a shoot dedicated to him with some family shots thrown in here and there. He was a great sport. . .especially when the M&M's came out. Thanks, Roland, for the Donald Duck impression. Made him smile every time.

Not sure what he's pointing at, but he looks cute.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jake Kellen; Singer/Songwriter

This publicity shoot for Jake was a lot of fun for me. We were in 100% humidity, dodging morning mosquitoes and I was certain we'd find a few copperheads around that old cotton gin, but to my surprise never did...lots of spiders though. Here are just a few shots...

Keep an eye out for Jake's new single "Rodeo Girl" and an article in Texas Monthly in the next several months!!

This one above is my favorite, Jake. It looks like your next album cover. :D

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Bride and Her Horse

This is Sarah. And this is her horse Lady. Don't they make wonderful pictures together? I think so. Sarah is beyond beautiful and getting to do this post-wedding shoot with her handsome hubby, Jake, was so much fun! We started out at her family's homestead and took several shots in and around the old cotton gin.

I love old wood, old metal and tall luscious weeds. I'd have them in every shot if I could.

Then we went out to where the cows and horses are out to pasture. It was like we bribed the cows, like I do my children, to stand and look at the camera and smile. Too bad I didn't bring any cattle cubes for treats.

Thank you so much Jake and Sarah for letting me do this shoot with you. I had a blast and I hope you love the results. Only you, Sarah, could look this beautiful in 100% humidity.

Check out the talented Jake Kellen, singer/songwriter, on my next blog post...