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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.

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October’s Rock & Roll 2nd Birthday Party

For October’s second birthday party, I wanted to go with a music theme. He’s always seemed very drawn to music and I loved the idea of a kind of sock hop inspired party. This party I ended up deciding I was going to get crazy and make the cake myself. That was definitely quite the adventure. I’ve always respected cake artists, but my respect has only increased after working with the devil known as fondant. ;) My cake actually ended up leaning quite badly, as you can plainly see – although I know exactly what I did wrong. Will I make a fondant cake again? Hmm.. not sure about that. But, I will say that my cake tasted delicious and I’m really proud of that part. I will definitely be making more ‘rustic’ cakes in the future. They will be all about the taste. But, I’ll leave the fondant cakes to the pros. If you do decide to make a fondant cake, I suggest you be a little more prepared than I was. :) That probably would have gone a long way in the presentation of the cake. Silly little things like that.

For entertainment, we actually kept it super simple. We played a lot of old fashioned games with the kids like Duck, Duck, Goose and Simon Says. They all had a blast. It feels good to pass those traditions down to our children, and to know that you don’t have to go crazy on entertainment costs for them to have a blast.

Cake: Me, my best friend, and beer.
Cake Topper: Hand Crafted Critters by Carly
Cookies: Me, and another fantastic friend (Do I have awesome friends, or what?). Cookie cutters here.
Cupcakes: My best friend.
Invites, Banner & Cake Stand: DIY
Favors & Jelly Beans: Oriental Trading
Birthday Tee Shirt: Leelynn Crafts

Here are a few shots from the day:


retro rock and roll birthday party, plano party photography

retro rock and roll birthday party, plano party photography

retro rock and roll birthday party, plano party photography

retro rock and roll birthday party, plano party photography

retro rock and roll birthday party, plano party photography

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead. And, a special note to all my fellow Texans that have experienced loss in the flooding we’ve been experiencing – my thoughts are with you all, and I am keeping you in my heart every day.

Chandler’s Lakeside Senior Session – Plano Senior Photographer

Chandler’s mom contacted me about doing a senior session with Chandler and his racing boat over at White Rock Lake. We ended up playing a little back and forth with the weather, but we finally got lucky when we arrived on our final day and the clouds blew away. It ended up being absolutely gorgeous out! We did a few shots over at the historic Bath House, and then we headed back to the dock to get some awesome shots of Chandler with his boat. Congratulations on your graduation and good luck in college!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from our session.


plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

plano senior session, boat themed senior session, white rock lake senior

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic week.

Miss A’s 9 Month Session – Plano Baby Photography

The year seems to just be flying by and I can’t believe we’ve already done Miss A’s nine month session! These can be tricky because by this age they can be on the go, and she definitely was. But, we still got some great shots. I can’t wait for her one year session later in the summer. Here are a few of my favorite images from our session!


plano baby photographer

plano baby photographer

plano baby photographer

plano baby photographer

plano baby photographer

plano baby photographer

plano baby photographer

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Welcome Summer Family What to Wear – Plano Family Photography

I can’t believe the year is already almost half way over. It is just flying by. Because of all this rain we’ve had, everything is so lush and green and I thought some bright colors would be perfect to go along with that. This color combo is right on trend with the mint and coral tones. I picked a fun baby girl dress to build my color palette around. That always makes it easy to build a perfectly coordinated family session. Check out the shopping links below:

Mom: Dress | Necklace | Shoes

Big Brother: Shirt & Tie | Shorts | Shoes

Baby Sister: Dress | Shoes | Bow

Dad: Shirt | Pants | Shoes

plano family photographer, what to wear family photo session

I’d love to hear about what YOU want to see in upcoming What to Wear boards. Drop me a line or leave me a note on my Facebook Page.