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These images hit close to home because in them are my niece and nephew (and their parents, of course)!  I’m so grateful that we captured their little lives and expressions from this very specific time period.  Shortly after this session Gage started walking (he could waddle a few steps at this point) and Sadie had a big growth spurt.  They change so fast!

We started this session out with some posed portraits which Gage obliged but was not loving.  We got what we needed from that and then just played around after that.  Lots of spinning, tickling, and laughing – those images turned out to be my favorites.  Love these monsters!

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Meghan’s Portrait

San Gabriel is one of my new favorite parks and Meghan is one of my new favorite people! Her down-to-earth energy made this session super fun – she was up for anything.

Earlier while scouting this location for our shoot, I saw this beautiful tree with a branch arching over a creek. I thought about how cool it would be to have her sitting on that branch, but it was kind of dirty and a little high so I decided that I wouldn’t even ask. While we were photographing in front of the tree, she asked, “What if I climb that tree?!” That’s when I knew this was going to be a good one..

The whole session was that way – relaxed, easy, and fun. Not to mention gorgeous.. This was one of my first sunset sessions out here in Georgetown (I’m a little behind on my blog posts) and I have to say I’ve fallen in love. In the photo world we call it the “magic hour” and out here it really is magical!

Thanks Meghan for being awesome! Enjoy..

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A Family Portrait in the Country

This photo session was really fun for me, because these are my neighbors. Carla and Jed, owners of Riata Builders, were my first non-family friends in Georgetown. They built my 2 sisters’ homes and are currently working with me to build my home. They’ve been so kind and welcoming to the whole family and have been extremely patient with me as I go back and forth with my floorplans!

This family portrait takes place on their land with their 3 sons and 2 new daughters-in-law, right where they are planning to build their own home. I think it’s so cool that they can display a print in their home that was taken in that exact same spot before the house was even built. We’ll have to do a “before and after comparison” for grins.

It was lots of fun goofing off with everybody, but the highlight of that day for me was at the end of the session. I pulled them aside, played a George Strait song, and asked them to dance with each other. The look they gave me was priceless, but they were game and it was a really sweet moment. I’ve seen them dance together before, and their love for each other really shines through, I knew that I needed to capture those looks.

I can’t wait to continue working with them, and building our friendship. Hopefully one day we’ll get some images of their future grandkids playing in those same trees.

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Granger, Texas Landscape

I was working on an architectural shoot in Granger, Texas for a client.  We were waiting for these gorgeous clouds to block the sun and give us the perfect light so I could get the image of the exterior of the building.  I had been admiring the scenery earlier and with a small break was able to capture this image.  Not a bad work day at all!

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