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Hi, and welcome to my blog! Here you will find sneak peeks of my recent sessions, featured posts of sessions and weddings, as well as a few personal photos thrown into the mix. I love to blog and I think it’s a great way to show off my amazing clients and share my personality with you. I believe that choosing a photographer to document your life is a very personal thing, and it’s important to find someone that you can build a connection with.

Outside of all the fun photos, my blog also has important announcements, helpful tips for both clients and photographers, and the occasional random post of things I like. If you have a great idea for a post on my blog, feel free to share it with me and don’t forget to leave comments on posts you love.

 

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Vanessa, Carlos and Their Furry Family – Dallas Family Photographer

Vanessa contacted me about setting up a family session with her husband Carlos, and their three pups in honor of their tenth wedding anniversary! I think it’s such a fantastic way to celebrate a decade of marriage. We hung out in Deep Ellum and had a blast. I just love how much personality this couple has AND the personality of their pups to boot. Thanks for choosing me, you guys!

Here are some of my favorite images from our session.


plano family photographer, deep ellum photography
plano family photographer, deep ellum photography
plano family photographer, deep ellum photography
plano family photographer, deep ellum photography
plano family photographer, deep ellum photography

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of your week.

Miss A’s Cake Smash – Plano First Birthday Photographer

Miss A was absolutely full of personality and sweet expressions. She was a mover and shaker and loved to come over and say hi. It took a few minutes for her to get interested in her cake; she kept wanting ME to have it! But, once she got a good taste, she was all in and decided to go face first! Don’t we all have those cravings sometimes? I just love the honesty of babies.

Here are some of my favorite images.


plano cake smash photographer

plano cake smash photographer

plano cake smash photographer

plano cake smash photographer

Summer is heating up and so is my calendar. If you’re looking to shoot this summer, make sure you get your booking in now! And don’t forget to sign up on my mailing list. I should be announcing fall mini sessions in early August. Have a great week.

October’s All Aboard 3rd Birthday

Hey friends! Long time, no blog. I’ve been slacking in a bad way. I have so many posts I’d love to get up for you guys, but I just haven’t had the chance. I promise I will remedy that soon. But, for now I wanted to finally share October’s train themed 3rd birthday party. Before I get to the photos, I’d like to talk a little about October and how the party came about.

October is a unique kid. He isn’t like the average three year old in many ways. He has strong delays across the board, both physical and speech. He is a very loving, funny little guy, but he doesn’t approach the world like a lot of people. He doesn’t care about things like opening presents or hitting pinatas. He can’t physically master many of the things other children his age can. He doesn’t express many opinions or strong likes or dislikes. However, he has showed us that he enjoys Thomas the train and he loves riding on anything that’s in motion.

It was very important to me that I had a birthday party I knew that October would enjoy. It’s easy enough to make it a party that other children of average abilities would enjoy, but I think any parent, especially a parent of a child who has challenges, can relate to wanting your specific child to have a good time. I came up with the idea of hiring a trackless train for his party. I knew he would enjoy riding in that. I planned on originally having the party at a park, but I ended up finding out that apparently parks frown upon trackless trains for fear of destroying their grass. I called so many places, I had FRIENDS asking for me, looking for places that would even allow a trackless train. I kept trying to tell myself it didn’t matter, but I couldn’t convince myself. Out of all of the things we’ve already had to go through, and all of our regular therapy and doctor appointments.. I just felt so strongly that my son deserved a party that he would enjoy.

I ended up emailing the city of Plano asking if there was anything that could be done to help. I just wanted a train for an hour. I didn’t even care where at this point. Amazingly, the people of the city of Plano took it upon themselves to find a solution. My email was sent to several departments, and ended up with the Plano Fire Department. They reached out to me and the chief at fire station #1 offered to have me use their building to throw the party. I am not going to lie, I actually cried with relief after that phone call. These people didn’t have to do anything to help me or my son. It’s ‘just’ a birthday party. But, they made it happen for us and everything worked out perfectly. October DID love the train, just as much as I hoped he would. All of the children did. There really are not words that I can use to describe my thankfulness to the City of Plano and the Plano Fire Department. It is proof to me, in sometimes trying times, that there are a lot of wonderful people in the world.

And, now that I’m done being all mushy and stuff – here are some of the photos from October’s party.


plano birthday photographer, thomas the train birthday party

plano birthday photographer, thomas the train birthday party

plano birthday photographer, thomas the train birthday party

plano birthday photographer, thomas the train birthday party

plano birthday photographer, thomas the train birthday party

plano birthday photographer, thomas the train birthday party

Cake: Reverie Bakeshop | Richardson
Cake Topper: Hand Crafted Critters by Carly
Train: All Aboard DFW
Birthday Shirt: Perry Winkle’s Embroidery and Design

Cookies, marshmallow pops, cupcakes and banner all made by me. If you have any questions about where I bought any particular item, I’m happy to share. Thanks for stopping by!

Summer Maternity What to Wear – Plano Maternity Photographer

Summer is definitely in full swing! I was inspired to create a fun, casual and comfortable maternity what to wear board for all my summertime expecting mamas. I fell in love with this beautiful printed dress and thought it was perfect to base my color scheme around. Using an softer off white brings it a more casual feel over a bright white. There are still those fun textures added in for visual interest as well. Details can really bring your outfits together.

If you’re in love with these looks, here are your shopping links.

Dad: Tee Shirt | Green Pant | Sneakers

Mom: Patterned Dress | Necklace | Bracelet | Yellow Sandals

Mom: Blouse | Skirt | Necklace | Gold Flats

Dad: Shirt | Jeans | Brown Sneakers


plano maternity photographer

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s What to Wear board. If you’re expecting a new little one and you’re interested in maternity photos, I recommend taking them between weeks 32 and 35 of your pregnancy. Make sure you book in advance to ensure that I have a spot for your on my calendar. I also offer exclusive customizable belly to baby packages available. If you want to know more, just drop me a line.