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I’ve been in business for almost a decade now. As expected, I’ve made a lot of decisions, both good and bad over the years. But today, I’m so excited to share the absolute best business decision I’ve made this year, hiring a photography business coach! Last year, the best business decision I made was finding a […]

The Best Photography Business Decision I’ve Ever Made

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You guys! Kinsey’s unicorn 1st Birthday Party was a dream come true for this momma! Choosing a birthday theme She’s had a totally unplanned unicorn theme since our baby shower last year. Everyone showered her with unicorn everything! No, really! We thought the theme would be kangaroos since we call her Kinsey Roo but jokes […]

Kinsey’s Unicorn 1st Birthday Party

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I went to Jenn and Doug’s house on Thursday for a sweet newborn photography session with their precious baby boy, Blake! My heart filled to the brim to see our sweet friends as parents! I shared some tips for surviving the few weeks with a newborn with them. Then I thought, hey, I should share […]

newborn and puppy photography

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Ashton, being the fabulous wedding planner that she is, created a one-of-a-kind wedding at the Revaire! If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry. It just opened last year actually. The Revaire is one of the most unique industrial wedding venues in Houston! One of Houston’s best catering companies, A Fare Extraordinaire, set out to create […]

Revaire Wedding Houston

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Our beautiful friends are having a baby! We are so happy for Rachel and Brad to join us in the sleepless nights club! 😄But in all seriousness, I know they are going to be INCREDIBLE parents. At their maternity session, we got to talking. Rachel wasn’t sure if she’d even do a maternity session with how she […]

Spring time maternity photos

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Well, friends, I can’t believe it but today is our 4 year wedding anniversary! So, I think now might be the perfect time to finally share our Round Top wedding with y’all! I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already. Everyone says it flies by! And with an (almost) one-year-old, I can truly say that has […]

Wedding In Round Top, Texas

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The Most Emotional Wedding Ceremony Yet We always love when our couples choose to have a wedding at the water wall. We were all in tears during CJ & Ally’s emotional wedding ceremony at the Bell Tower on 34th! In almost a decade of photographing weddings, we’ve never seen a sweeter reaction from a groom. You could […]

CJ & Ally’s Emotional Wedding At the Bell Tower

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This llama-themed first birthday was a whole llama fun if you ask me! Yep, I said it! ; ) This sweet family is from Austin but I’m so grateful to be their Houston family photographer! When Kari asked me to be there for Chandler’s big day, you know I couldn’t resist! A llama fun birthday […]

Chandler’s Llama Themed First Birthday

Llama Themed 1st Birthday party

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We have to take the time to properly gush about Kelsie and Conrad’s European-inspired wedding dreaminess! When we met with Kelsie what seems like ages ago now, we were basically drooling as she described her day. First off, we LOVE The Bell Tower on 34th. This venue is rich with romance and charm around every […]

european inspired wedding bell tower

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The women at our Cotton photography workshop 2019 in Round Top completely blew us away! Seriously, my heart is beyond full right now guys. We spent 48+ hours with some of the best women we’ve ever met at our workshop for photographers! These are women who are talented beyond measure, women who are listening to […]

Houston Workshop for photographers

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Warning, y’all! If you are planning your wedding, this adventurous elopement might have you tossing your current plans aside to run wild with a giant balloon garland and have frozen custard in your wedding dress in the middle of nowhere! Ashley and Jared, besides being the best DIY bloggers on the planet, might be the […]

Sugar & Cloth Destination White Sands Wedding

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McGovern Centennial Gardens | Maternity Photos of Jenn & Doug Especially at our favorite location, McGovern Centennial Gardens, maternity photos are my new favorite to photograph! Since having Kinsey, I now understand just how incredible having a baby really is. The good, the bad, the tired & everything in between! All of it truly is […]

McGovern Centennial Gardens Perfect maternity photos

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