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I don’t even know where to start with Marissa & Zach!   They are just perfect little lovebirds!  From our first meeting with them, I knew we were all going to get along so great!  : )  Marissa & Zach have such a sweet story,  brought together by mutual friends, and we can’t wait to share […]

Marissa & Zach | Galveston Beach

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You guys, these are my people right here!  I lived with Niki & Ryan for 3+ years in Santa Barbara during college with 2 other friends and it was pretty much the greatest.  We created such a closely knit friend family and, honestly, I can’t even imagine my life without them.  I love them so […]

Niki & Ryan | Enchanted Rock, TX

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Friends, meet Chelsey & James!  These two are so sweet and adorable together! We are SO excited for their wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th next September!  After our first meeting with them we could tell they were awesome and we knew it was going to be a fun year getting to know them! […]

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I knew this was going to be one of our favorite couples after the very first phone call with Katie’s mom!  Less than 10 minutes into our conversation, after having realized I am half Texan/half Californian (I was born in California and went to college out there), she said she knew I was the right […]

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Alison and Mark had a lovely late summer wedding in Alison’s hometown in Maine, so technically this was their six month anniversary shoot (even though they didn’t know it had been six months until I told them, ha)! They’ve made a home together in Boulder, so it was special to do a shoot for them in […]

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I truly do see the love and adoration between these two and it’s beautiful to witness! Melly was my (Alyssa’s) room mate for six months when she moved to Boulder, Colorado from Germany to be an au pair for the family upstairs. Before I moved back to Texas, the two of them traveled back to Colorado […]

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Alie & Ryan are the sweetest. After only being around them for a few minutes, you can tell they really are best friends. They joke and laugh with an ease that comes from knowing each other for years. Which they have! They’re the cutest high school sweethearts I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. We […]

Alie & Ryan | Houston Date Engagement Session

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Liz and David are just the best. Chatting with them over coffee about their long distance love was wonderful. They truly march to the beat of their own drum and I love that about them. They were my first official wedding couple to book with me! So besides their sweet relationship and awesome personalities, Liz […]

Liz & David | Catalina Coffeehouse Engagement

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I can’t get over how darling Lauren & Steve are!!! We are so excited to get to photograph their wedding at the Bell Tower next year! : ) Here are a few of our favorites from their engagement session! Isn’t she gorgeous!??! We are so, so happy for you two lovebirds & can’t wait for […]

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You guys!  These two cuties are my absolute favorite!  Not only are they such great friends of me and Kellan, but they are two of the best people we know!  We love them so, so much!  Lisa’s sense of humor & sweetness is matched by Marcus’ kind heart & thoughtfulness and they are just too perfect for […]

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These two are just the cutest couple!!  We fell in love with Kaitlin & Eddie while photographing Kaitlin’s sister’s wedding in New Orleans! They were full of personality and just so fun to watch together!  You could just tell they were meant for each other so when Kaitlin told us they were engaged, we were ecstatic!  We […]

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We are so excited to share this sweet Galveston strand and beach session with you!  CeCe & John Ryan have the cutest story!  They met in 1994 and grew up on the same street.  Their families are best friends! What a dream right?  Two families that are already so connected and close being joined together by […]

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