Loss

I did a session for some really close family friends last year on our visit.

She was diagnosed with cancer and wanted to get some good shots of her and her husband.

She died this week. I’m so sad.

I look at these pictures and I’m thankful we did the session. I’m thankful for these pictures. I’m thankful for the memories we got taking the pictures.

Don’t wait for a family session. Don’t feel like you have to lose weight first or something. People want to see you and not some version of you that you feel you need to be.

Moments fly by so quickly and then someone you love is gone.

Fall

I Love Fall. It is my favorite time of year. Flannel, hoodies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, pumpkin everything, Halloween, warm colors.

Here in Texas we do not often get good color changes. Its sad. It happened well one year and that was amazing!

Anyways I have to fake it in photoshop, and I do just that! I can’t help myself, it is supposed to look fall so it will!

I am offering fall family sessions for $150 and it will include my greatest fall edits, and 15 images in a gallery to download for printing.

My style of shooting has changed since these images but these are some fall ones that I have done in the past.

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I am looking for 2 families to photograph for FREE but must sign a model release and the pictures will be on social media 🙂

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Life and things

So Hurricane Harvey turned into a little jerk and flooded a lot of my friends out of their homes.

We evacuated.

We are happy we didn’t flood but we are crushed and feel helpless for our friends.

Fires are burning. Longview WA is so smoky kids aren’t getting recess. Thousands of acres gone because a kid wanted to throw a firecracker in the forest.

My mom is…… I don’t have adequate words but she’s stressing me out.

My uncle can’t find his kid. She’s in her twenties but I’m pretty sure she’s on drugs. I have no idea where her son is or how he is. I hoped better for her.

we went to the Dallas Botanical gardens one day while we were evacuated to get our minds relaxed. It was amazing there. the zoo had a free day for Houston evacuees. It was really neat! The plus was it’s super shaded at that zoo which was nice.

my sweet daughter had her birthday while we were evacuated so I’m thankful we were able to make it fun for her still!

Abbott Family

 

Could they be any more gorgeous!?!?!?! We did this session on the hottest day EVER, suffocating hot. These gorgeous people pulled it off amazingly. I love the large trees, the crazy branches, the front porch, everything about this session location was DIVINE!! The family was easy and fun! Some days i get tired and annoyed with this profession and some days i LOVE what I do! This day was LOVE! ❤