From Kansas to Georgetown - A Glamour & Makeover Senior Session

From Kansas to Georgetown - A Glamour & Makeover Senior Session

Meeting Emily was certainly a highlight of this summer. In town to visit her grandparents, this small-town Kansas beauty absolutely lit up in front of my camera. As always, from her hair and makeup makeover to the final portrait reveal, we carefully planned her wardrobe, directed her posing, and sustained her with lattes to give her a true portrait experience. 

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Three Generations of Women in Georgetown

I know what it's like to lose a family member unexpectedly. Its so easy to put family portraits on the back burner, forget about them, assume that "they'll always be there".... until they aren't and it's too late.

These three lovely women came into my studio for Mothers Day and after their full hair-and-makeup makeover, we took so many portraits of them together. 

They will always have these. Through the good times and hard times, these images are on the walls of their homes and offices, and will be passed down to the next generations. 

North Austin & Georgetown Glamour Senior Photoshoot

Three words: Glamour. Senior. Portraits. 

Nothing commemorates the biggest milestone in a senior's life up to this point like an all-out-luxury photoshoot. It's just not enough until you've had your makeup done, gotten your hair all zhooshed up, and had your very own glamour video made to post on facebook. Because your senior photos should be anything but awkward.

Outdoor Summer Wedding at Chapel Dulcinea

Finally blogging this summer wedding. For those of you who read this blog on the reg, you'll recognize this gorgeous venue, Chapel Dulcinea, from Part I and Part II of my personal blogging this year. 

I love how beautiful Rebekah is inside the bride's room, and her and Colt's gorgeous sunset ceremony. They had an intimate reception with family and close friends and all of the dancing you can imagine on the back deck of a relative's home, and man, it just makes you fall in love with love all over again. 

Mother & Child - Georgetown Family and Newborn Portrait

I can't describe how sweet this mother-son and family session was. Her little one was just 4.5 months old and OH MY HEART. So precious. 

It's so so so important to get beautiful photos done of little (or big!) ones... they grow up so fast... so hold them on your lap while you work, don't rush to change your shirt when they cover you in spit up, and get a portrait done of them at least once a year... because I already miss last week when my little one was just a little littl-er.

Luxe Organic Wedding in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Luxe Organic Wedding in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Five years ago I walked into the Apple store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City in search of a pair of high quality earbuds so I could damage my ear drums in style.  Some friendly Apple guy offered to help me find a pair, and after he did he helped me check-out and casually asked what I did.

"Well, I'm a photographer," I responded. 

"Cool!" He said, "I am too!"

Inwardly, I rolled my eyes "Sure you are..."

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Destination San Francisco City Hall Elopement

Destination San Francisco City Hall Elopement

If you follow the amazing wedding blog Junebug Weddings, you may have already seen this luxurious, gorgeous elopement back in October!

Like all elite wedding blogs, Junebug carefully curates the photos they love the most, so I wanted to include a few more from that gorgeous June day. 

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This is Getting Personal (Part 2 of 2)

This is Getting Personal (Part 2 of 2)

Up until about 3 weeks before the wedding I had planned on a true elopement, just Kurt and the officiant and I. My mom talked me into a reception for us and our immediate families, and so together we picked out Siena Ristorante Toscana. But a few weeks before, Kurt and I decided to include our family in the ceremony, too, and I am forever glad we did. 

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This is Getting Personal (Part 1 of 2)

This is Getting Personal (Part 1 of 2)

Photo by Bryan Bartlett of Bcreative | Tulsa

So since 2013 I haven't really created many personal blog posts. Mostly because this blog is my workspace, a professional extension of myself. I've tried to maintain a healthy personal-to-professional ratio, but something happened recently that kind of alters who I am and how I shoot.

I got married. 

And I want to share a lot about our long distance dating, the past year, our quick engagement, our perfect elopement, and where we're at now.

So hang on. I promise this won't be one of those 18-part-read-all-about-my-life-because-you-don't-have-anything-better-to-do posts, but it does get a little cray.

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What is Personal Branding (and why do I care)?

What is Personal Branding (and why do I care)?

The reality is that we live in a world where image is king - your image gets you that swipe on Tinder, the free drink at the bar, and even the interview or job.  Who we are on our social networks and the image we display at our offices or places of business are no longer optional elements of success in social or business environments.

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