Posts in Engagements
Bethany + Cody | Springtime Engagement Session in Amarillo

I finally found a green field to take pictures with in dry Amarillo, Texas! That is the holy grail. There’s no telling how long it will stay green but I will use it until the day it dries up. Haha. I always love pictures downtown but there’s something about going out into the country. I always feel like the wide, open spaces help people relax and be natural with each other - especially with engagement photos. You can get some of the real moments that I love. Bethany and Cody were troopers with the wind and the cold March air and they were so much fun to hang out with.

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Laura, Cody, & Georgia | Engagement and Family Photos in Palo Duro Canyon

I took pictures of Georgia when she turned three a couple of years ago and I was so happy to meet up with Laura and her fiance Cody again for engagement/family pictures in Palo Duro Canyon. I loved watching Cody and Georgia together and all of the inside jokes they have developed. She had on the cutest little yellow dress and he kept calling her his “mustard seed,” which she thought was awfully funny. They are such a sweet family and I’m so happy for this next chapter in their lives.

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Lisa + Justin | Early Spring Engagement Session at Boy's Ranch

This engagement session is a testament to the fact that sometimes rescheduling is a very good idea. Lisa and Justin’s original date ended up being a day with 40 mph winds (overturned trucks, blown over fences, and shingles ripped off roofs). Needless to say that would have been a terrible day for engagement photos.

Luckily, the day we rescheduled to was BEAUTIFUL. I had never been out to Boy’s Ranch before but I was so happy they decided to take their photos there. Sometimes it makes me nervous to shoot in new places but it can be so rewarding - especially when my clients decide to bring along their pets and horses! Which Lisa and Justin did. It can be challenging bringing animals into the mix but I always love the end result.

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Weston + Aubrey | Proposal in Palo Duro Canyon

Proposals are just the best because I get to keep a secret! Sure, I’m nervous the whole time and freaking out that I’m going to accidentally say something to give the secret away but it’s so much fun!

Weston contacted me a few weeks ago because he and his girlfriend were coming to Palo Duro Canyon for a vacation. He knew that he wanted to propose and he knew that Aubrey would love having pictures of the moment. So we hatched a plan. He told her that his mom wanted to get pictures of the two of them so she thought it was a regular photo session. All that changed when at the end, overlooking the canyon at sunset, Weston got down on one knee and proposed. Weston was nervous for weeks leading up to that moment but I’m sure it was worth it :)

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Esther + Lucas | Palo Duro Canyon Engagement Photos

I’ve said it a thousand times, please bring your dogs to your photo sessions!

Especially when they are twin, white labradoodles. Austin and Dallas were a couple of spirited pups and I think they stole the show during Esther and Lucas’s engagement session in Palo Duro Canyon. I’m just kidding…but they were pretty fun!

These two are about to get married this year (in Arkansas in a glass chapel!). I’m so jealous of their wedding photographer. We got the best day imaginable for their engagement photos and that’s why I love living in Amarillo, Texas. Because even in the middle of January, we have the most beautiful, mild days.

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Jayla + Seth | Downtown Amarillo, Texas Engagement Photos

I’m so happy it’s engagement season because engagement photos are my absolute favorite type of session to shoot! I get to warm up with my clients and get to know them a little bit better before their wedding. Jayla and Seth are a couple that I am so excited about this year! When I first met them during our initial consultation I just knew that they were my type of client. They care about having good photographs of their wedding but they put their trust in my hands to provide that for them - as a photographer, there’s nothing better than that and it makes my job so worthwhile. Their engagement session in downtown Amarillo was full of laughter and silliness, a little romance, and some awesome rooftop views.

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Averye + Kaden | Palo Duro Canyon Engagement Session

Averye and Kaden are the type of clients that make my job way too easy. They’ve been together a long time and they are SO natural together and unbelievably photogenic. I also love how adventurous they are. It was pouring down rain the entire day before their engagement session and I called Kaden to see if he wanted to reschedule and we all decided to go through with it. I am so glad that we did because we would have missed out on the most beautiful light otherwise (see the last photos). They also convinced me to go to one last spot after shooting in the canyon and it resulted in some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.

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A-Young + Tony | Palo Duro Canyon Engagement Photos

These two came all the way from South Korea to take pictures with me! Just kidding. Tony is here doing his postdoctoral research in Amarillo and he brought along his lovely fiance. They will be getting married this December back home in South Korea and though I sadly don't get to photograph it, I loved taking their engagement photos in Palo Duro Canyon. I asked them what the landscape in South Korea is like and they told me it is mainly trees and mountains. Our little corner of Texas is drastically different from that so I told them their engagement photos are going to look like they were taken on Mars. I loved getting to meet these two and I wish them nothing but happiness!

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Bethany + Tyler | Amarillo, Texas Engagement Photos

I owe a lot to this girl right here. When I was just starting my photography business, after I had only shot one wedding, she recommended me to one of her friends that was getting married. And then that friend recommended me to another girl. Bethany continued telling her friends about me and my business continued to grow. I honestly don't think I would be where I am today without her evangelism. 

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Amber + Stetson | Palo Duro Canyon Engagement Session

Despite getting eaten alive by Texas's bugs in the Palo Duro Canyon, Amber and Stetson still managed to have a lot of fun during their engagement session. And I had a lot of fun as well! These two kept me laughing constantly. It's obvious that they are best friends and while they can be silly and goofy, they also know how to be romantic. They have the kind of personalities that make my job as their photographer so worthwhile and rewarding. 

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Emily + Jeremy | Engagement Photos in Canyon, Texas

I LOVE shooting at places that are special + unique to my clients and Emily and Jeremy gave me the opportunity to do just that! Jeremy is a firefighter in Canyon, Texas so it was only natural that we take photos of the pair in his fire station. After the station, we went out to their property south of Canyon where they own several acres and took pictures as the sun set in the Texas sky. We brought out their sweet horses just as the sun was meeting the horizon. 

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Leah + Tristan | Palo Duro Canyon Engagement Photos

Leah and Tristan have a wonderfully convoluted love story. They met while in college at a party about three years ago. While Tristan was immediately drawn to Leah, the next time they met she couldn't remember his name nor remember meeting him. After bumping into each other a couple more times, they eventually develop a friendship over shared interests and inside jokes. After several outings together, a friend asks them if they are dating and they realized that yes, they were. Eventually they fall in love and go on a trip to Europe where Tristan proposes to Leah in Rome on the Tiber River (I mean, WOW!).

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