Madison | Amarillo, Texas Bridal Photos

Madison is one of the sweetest brides I’ve had the pleasure of working with <3 I LOVE bridal sessions because they give brides a chance to try out their whole wedding look before the wedding day and it allows me to create some keepsakes that moms especially love. Bridal sessions are so timeless and I love to think about a bride looking at her photos 25 years from now - possibly alongside her own daughter. It’s a really special thing.

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Featured | The Knot Texas Fall/Winter 2018 Real Weddings

I am so excited and proud to have my photos of Cassidyy and Daniel's Amarillo wedding featured in the Real Weddings section of The Knot Texas's Fall/Winter 2018 issue! Last November, the magazine contacted me to tell me they would like to feature the wedding and naturally, I was ecstatic. I kept it a secret since then (that was hard!) but now that the issue has been published, I am shouting it from the rooftops. It's such an honor to be published in one of the most popular wedding magazines in the country.

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Shaylee | Amarillo High Senior Photos

Shaylee's senior photo session was a wonderful one to end my season before starting maternity leave. She's a total sweetheart and once she warmed up to the camera (and to my silliness) we had a lot of fun together. You can't tell by these photos but we were plagued by 30 mph winds during her photo session and she totally made it work with her positive attitude. Her awesome mom Staci was there to fix hair in between shots. Near the end of the session, we decided to embrace the wind and the beautiful Amarillo sunset.

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Micah | Downtown Amarillo Texas Senior Photos

When your senior clients are 50 times cooler than you could ever hope to be. 

Micah is clearly that cool and equally as sweet. And I am in love with her style. We carefully planned out where we would go in downtown Amarillo based on her outfits and I was so happy when, on a whim, we stopped by one of my favorite spots that I never get to use. The gold, retro architecture seemed just her style and her eyes lit up when I told her about it (pictures below). 

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The Nix's | Palo Duro Canyon Family Photos

It's amazing to see past clients start and grow their families. Almost two years ago, I took Taylor's bridal portraits and then Mason shot their wedding and now, they have a 9 month old baby boy named Owen and another baby on the way! Owen is a super happy baby (except when he gets cold) and he loves his stuffed alligator named "Al." Al was instrumental in getting pictures of Owen smiling ;) 

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Springtime Family Photos in Palo Duro Canyon

I love it when grown up families get their photos taken! Don't get me wrong - I love kids - but it's so nice and easy to take pictures of adults. Mom and and Christy and Cody along with their son and daughter and their spouses came from all over Texas to hang out with each other for the weekend and get their family pictures taken. They are a close-knit, extremely fun bunch of people who laugh constantly. I love that they weren't afraid to be themselves in their photos. It made for some true to life pictures that they can cherish forever. 

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Jessica | Dalhart High School Senior Photos

It's senior photo season and I've had so much fun with my seniors this year! Jessica drove all the way from Dalhart, Texas on the prettiest of spring days to hang out with me for a couple of hours. We walked around downtown Amarillo while she wore her cap and grown and then we sped to Palo Duro Canyon to catch the sunset. This girl has style and a beautiful smile (the proof is in the pictures) but she also rocks those fierce expressions. I loved hanging out with her <3

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Maecee | Palo Duro Canyon Senior Photos

Can we all just stop and admire this girl's eyes for a second? Gorgeous! She's a senior from Borger with a heart of gold. I always think I get to take photos of the best people and Maecee is one of those <3 Her whole family tagged along for the experience and I can tell that they are excited for her to graduate from high school and go on to do exciting things. I'm also so glad this session finally happened. Poor Maecee had to get rescheduled twice due to our crazy Amarillo, Texas winds but she ended up with the most gorgeous day.

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Keegan | Palo Duro Canyon Senior Session

I'm always impressed by the teenagers that I come across in this town. Despite the constant negativity about young people, I have yet to photograph one who is nothing short of courteous and respectful. Keegan is definitely that type of senior. Even when I made him feel a little silly, he happily went along with everything. His friend, who came along for the shoot, asked me about my pregnancy and how it was going. At the end of the session, both boys shook my hand. It makes me sound old but I can see that their parents raised them right and it gives me a lot of hope. 

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Sawyer + Emily | Palo Duro Canyon Engagement Session

The way Sawyer proposed to Emily was pretty sweet. They knew they were going to get married at some point so they were already touring wedding venues. Their hearts were set on the Fulford Barn outside of Brownfield, Texas. They walked around the property and eventually made it to the lawn where much to Emily's surprise, Sawyer had set up a table with pictures of the two of them, beautiful flowers, and other sweet memorabilia. He then got down on one knee and asked her to become his wife. 

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Hiring a bad wedding DJ can make or break your wedding

After having photographed about 70 weddings over the past few years, I’ve seen it all. My second shooter and I have this running joke during wedding days when the reception is just starting. We try to determine if it’s going to be a fun, wild party with tons of dancing or if it’s going to be a slower, laid-back kind of night. Somehow, we are wrong 95% of the time.

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