This wedding seriously had it all: a Volkswagen van photo booth, live chickens, tons and tons of orchids, a food truck, and sweet ceremony in a lush, butterfly-filled garden. I don’t think weddings get better than that. Brian and Aliese created a beautiful wedding but more importantly, they focused the day around joining their two families by keeping things relaxed and easy-going. They got married in the bride’s cousin’s beautiful backyard and the day was an intimate celebration with close friends and family.Read More
Seth and Jayla are really the loveliest, sweetest people and I feel lucky that they chose me to take their wedding photos. And not only are they sweet, but their family and friends are spectacular. They had some of the nicest bridesmaids and groomsmen that I’ve encountered in the many weddings that I’ve photographed. It’s no wonder they invited over 400 people to their wedding! They are loved by many.Read More
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 :)Read More
I have taken engagement, family, senior, and wedding photos in Palo Duro Canyon literally dozens and dozens of times. It never gets old for me! Each time I’m driving on the flat plains and then suddenly the world opens up into the canyon, I am amazed. It is absolutely my favorite place to take pictures around Amarillo, Texas. It is beautiful and versatile. And because of that versatility, I thought it was necessary to create this blog to show some of my favorite spots within the canyon to take photos. These little sub-locations within the canyon are completely different from one another and it’s hard to choose a favorite among them. They all look great any time of year but some can look drastically different from one season to another and on those, I’ve noted which season the picture was taken in.Read More
I’ve said this before but I owe so much to Bethany. When I was first starting out in wedding photography about 4 years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long!) she gave me a chance. She referred me to her friend who was about to get married. I shot that wedding and then a few more that Bethany referred me to. Then those weddings led to many more. I don’t know what caused Bethany to be such an evangelist for me but I will always be indebted to her for it.Read More
Emily and Jeremy are a couple of those clients that have become friends to Mason and I (Mason was their wedding DJ and they actually found him before me). Throughout their whole wedding planning process with us, they were so gracious and so inviting. Their wedding did not feel like work to us - it felt like a fun party with friends. Jeremy even invited me to stay longer and I wish I could have!Read More
I think one of the sweetest things about Madison and Nic's wedding was being able to capture not only their relationship but also their love for their family and friends. So many of their loved ones came out to celebrate wedding day and it's not surprising to see how cherished they are by many people. It was a beautiful day in so many ways.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
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 <3Read More
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.Read More