Baby Boy on the Way! ~ Pasadena Family Photographer/Travel ~ Waco, TX/Mini Session

I adore this family, they've been behind my lens many times over the years and its been my honor to capture so many important moments for them! To say I'm heartbroken I won't be in Waco to capture this sweet newborn is an understatement but I look forward to meeting him in the fall! Love ya'll! xo IMG_0168x.jpgwebIMG_0185xweb

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Loft Living ~ Pasadena Family Photographer/Travel ~ Waco, TX

This isn't the first time I've photographed this sweet family, but it is the first time I've captured them at home...and I'm in LOVE. They recently sold their home and opted for a simpler life in this cool downtown Waco loft, and it is fan-tas-tic! These folks are the real deal, I love capturing their love for each another and their family dynamics, such a treat. Thanks for choosing me to capture your family, guys, it is such a privilege. xo IMG_0493x.jpgweb

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Another Sweet Boy on the Way! ~Pasadena Family Photographer/Travel~ Waco, TX

This family, well, they are troopers!! The crazy Waco weather kept us guessing until the last second and right as our shoot was about to start, the downpour stopped and the sun came out -who hoo! They were willing to shoot in the rain and make it work, my kind of clients!! Thanks so much for being so fun and laid back, ya'll were a treat!! xo IMG_1750x.jpgwebIMG_1763xxweb

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Josephine @ 3 weeks ~ Los Angeles Newborn Photographer/Travel ~ Waco, TX

I could write a novel here but I'm going to try to keep it short. Doug and Lacy are dear friends of mine, they are really good people who I feel blessed to know and do life with. The road to parenthood for these two had some bumps along the way but the end result was a beautiful, healthy baby girl that many hoped and prayed for. I'm so thankful to have been on this journey with them and to now celebrate in God's faithfulness. Welcome to the world, sweet Josie, we've been waiting for you! P.S. You scored in the parent department! xo IMG_8808x.jpgweb

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Beckham @ 3 Days ~ Pasadena Newborn Photographer/Travel - Waco, TX

I'm just going to state the obvious here, Bryce and Emily make beautiful baby girls!!! I met these sweet people a couple years ago when they hired me to photograph their second daughter, Parker. I was SO thrilled to be in Texas just 3 days after sweet Beckham made her appearance! I know its awful of me to do, but I asked them right after having Parker if they thought they'd have more and they said yes (and I was thrilled b/c I'll never tire of photographing this sweet family), and I did it again...I asked if they might consider more now that sweet Beckham is here and they didn't say "no" so, I'm officially holding out hope for more beautiful girls from these two!! :) Thanks for having me out to your home again, guys, it is such an honor to capture your family as it grows throughout the years. xo IMG_2986x.jpgweb

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Jonna + Josh = Married! ~ Waco Wedding Photographer/Travel ~ Dallas, TX

If you've been following my blog for a while then you've already heard me talk about how my husband and I have led a small group of Baylor college students in our home each week for the past 4 years. This experience has been a highlight of my life and an absolute honor and privilege to walk along side my 20ish "kids" as they have done their college experience. Josh has been around for the long haul, and when he started dating Jonna, she came too. I instantly adored her and loved watching she and Josh fall in love. When they asked me to shoot their wedding I was so humbled, what.a.treat. Their day was nothing short of lovely in every way and I'm so so thankful to have been a part. Jonna and Josh, thank you for doing life with our family and for letting us share in your joy as you two start your new life together, we love you and wish you all the best the world has to offer. xo IMG_2395x.jpgweb

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Casey + Ben = Married! ~ Waco Wedding Photographer/Travel ~ Center, TX

I've already gushed about my love for Casey and Ben when I posted their engagement session earlier this year so I'll not ramble too much here but.....man alive I love these two! Their day was personal and heartfelt and just the most perfect reflection of the two of them. Casey and Ben are both from the small Texas town of Center and are high school sweethearts, they were together 7 years when their big day arrived on June 7th ~ a long time coming to be sure! It was an honor not only to document their day but just to be there surrounded by their friends and family as they committed their lives to each other and serving the Lord together, a really neat thing to witness. Casey and Ben, I am so excited for you two and the journey you are starting, thank you for letting us share in your joy ~ it was a beautiful start to what I know will be a beautiful adventure. xo Casey and Ben both got ready at their respective grandparent's house (or as southerners say "memaw and papaw's" house). I loved all the charm and detail, so much history there.

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I love when a bride and groom opt for a first look so there is more time for photos, this first look really says it all, no?

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This church and pastor held a lot of history for these two, and I think the whole town of Center came out to witness their love ~

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I think any reception with a taco truck is a big ol' WIN!

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A sweet favor...

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Casey and Ben had yard games set up outside for all to enjoy and the two love birds took each other on in a friendly game of ping pong...

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Maybe "friendly" wasn't the right word to describe this match ;)

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Then it was back inside for toasts, dancing, and merriment...

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We had a few minutes for some more photos and I'm so glad we did, these are my favorites of the day ~

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And then it was time for Mr. & Mrs. Nelson to head to their honeymoon and start their life together as husband and wife! And of course, they lived happily ever after.

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Mountain Time ~ Waco Family Photographer/Travel - Glendora, CA/Mini Session

I love the Mountains, we have done a lot of life together and they are special people to me. As usual we never have enough time together on my quick trips to Cali but I was so glad we were able to squeeze in some time for photos and yummy dinner afterwards. Love you guys, so thankful we can always pick up right where we left off. xo IMG_4368x.jpgweb

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Family Now Complete ~ Waco Family Photographer/Travel ~Laguna Niguel, CA

Sweet Chrissy was my roommate my freshman year at college, we've been close friends ever since. I was so excited to meet the newest addition to her family when I was in California recently. Baby Cora officially made their family complete, and as you can see, a perfect addition she is! What a beauty! Love you guys, wish we had more time together...a trip to Texas?!! xo IMG_0995x.jpgweb

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3 Becoming 4 ~ Waco Family Photographer/Mini Session/Travel - Long Beach, CA

I met Jamie back in high school when we spent our summers working at camp together. I hadn't seen her in years so it was so fun to stop by her neck of the woods in California and meet her sweet family that will soon add a baby boy to the mix! Sweet Colbie couldn't be any cuter, and Long Beach was the perfect backdrop for a lovely afternoon. Thanks guys! xo IMG_0735x.jpgweb

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Baby Cole Joined the Crew! Waco Family Photographer/Travel ~ Pacific Palisades, CA

Jamie is a dear friend from college who just had her second boy! This was not the first time I've photographed this fam but it was the first time sweet Cole was in the mix! It was a beautiful day in Pacific Palisades at their lovely home (which incidentally is situated right by Rhianna!), here are my favorites from our time together. Thanks guys, always a joy seeing you! xo IMG_0258xx.jpgweb

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Baby Girl Makes 4 ~ Waco Family Photographer/Travel ~ Sierra Madre, CA

Recently I went to southern California to visit my friends, meet some new babies, and take lots of pictures. This trip was soooo good for my soul. I called southern California home for 12 years and every time I land, its like that -coming home. This family has been dear to me for a long time and I was THRILLED that they welcomed a baby girl to their family! Sweet Eily captured my heart from the moment I saw her, her brother is pretty darn cute too. I feel the need to point out that Emily and Manish are both architects with AMAZING style, enjoy the eye candy that is their charming bungalow. Love you friends, thanks for trusting me to capture your sweet family. xoxo IMG_9957xwebIMG_9935xweb

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Lindsay + Brian = Married! ~ Waco Wedding Photographer/Travel - Portland, OR

Brian has been a dear friend of my husband's and mine for years, when he said he was dating a girl named Lindsay, we could hear the excitement in his voice. A while later when he called and told us he was going to marry her, we knew she was the one and couldn't wait to meet her! Finally this summer we all went out to dinner and I loved her from the get go! Shooting this wedding was an absolute honor and priviledge, the love in the air was palpable and I'm so thankful to have been a part. Music is a huge part of Lindsay's life (in fact she and Brian met at Starbucks when she asked Brian what he was listening to!), so being the cool girl she is, she surprised Brian by singing a song she wrote for him at the reception (her brother helped play guitar -so much talent in one family!). Hands down one of the coolest moments I've ever been witnessed in my life. Lindsay and Brian, thank you for letting me be a part of your day, and for trusting me to tell your story, such an honor. xo 007xweb

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I had to include a couple pics of Lindsay singing to Brian, best.moment.ever.!!

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