In the past few months, we had several friends that had babies and I got the pleasure of driving all over to capture their adorable-ness :) Hope you enjoy!
About a year ago now, I shot this cute little engagement session with Tyler and Vicky. Back then, I kind of knew Tyler through my husband Matt, and just barely knew Vicky because she played soccer at NSU. Since then, Matt and I moved down to the north Dallas area just 20 minutes from where Tyler and Vicky lived and they have become some of our funnest, closest friends here. Over the last 9 months, we’ve hung out with them numerous times and they even visited us in the hospital when sweet little Naomi was born. Having become such good friends, I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding last October! Vicky had all along been sharing with me all the fun details about their day and I was so excited to get to be a part of it all. T & V – I absolutely love hanging out with you two! You all complement each other so well and your wedding day was nothing short of amazing and beautiful, not to mention extremely fun! Seriously, BEST. WEDDING. PARTY. EVER. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard shooting the wedding party portraits before! So glad we’ve become such good friends :) Enjoy the favorites from your day!
This is Tyler surprising Vicky with the stunning diamond wedding band..
Husband and Wife!
Funnest. Reception. EVER.
February 3rd marked 5 amazing months since you were born and boy has time flown! I absolutely love your slobbery kisses, high pitched squeals, open mouthed smiles, and little giggles that daddy and I try so hard to get! I love spending every day all day with you and couldn’t imagine not being able to do just that. You are still a very happy, sweet baby. You love to be talked to, held and played with. You love your entertainment bouncer, chewing on anything and everything you can get your hands on, watching t.v. any chance you get (which we try hard not to let you do just yet), and standing up. You hold yourself up so well on your tummy and have been rolling back and forth for a while now. You also can sit up on your own for a little bit, but mommy stays really close in case you start to tip over. You’ve been making noises and squealing, but recently started to make sounds like you’re trying to say words to us, like “ba-ba-ba”. It’s so cute! You also have started reaching for daddy and me sometimes and it just melts our hearts. Daddy has been trying and trying to get you to laugh since you were born, and sometimes, just sometimes we’ll get a giggle or two out of you, but it’s pretty inconsistent. You are still on a really good 3-4 hour schedule during the day and normally sleep all night. Naps for you are really inconsistent. Some days you go down great and sleep well for an hour or two. Others, you fight it and mommy doesn’t know what to do. You were doing well with your laryngial (sp?) malaysia (where your larynx flaps close down and restrict airflow causing you to work hard to breath and make gasping noises) but then had several episodes in a row, a couple of them pretty scary, so we went back to your doctor and changed your acid reflux meds. It has seemed to help since you haven’t had any episodes since. We are praying that God would heal you of both issues and very soon! :) You are such a beautiful baby and such a joy to be around. Daddy and I are completely in love with you and not a day goes by that we don’t look at you in awe of our great God who created you and blessed us with you. Our prayer is that we always, always point you to the One who loves you and knows you better than we do. And because these posts aren’t as fun without pictures, here are some recent ones..ok, maybe I should say ‘here are A LOT of recent ones’!
Kyndra contacted me last year for some 1 year anniversary photos for her and her sweet hubby. With our move to Texas and having Naomi, we weren’t able to get together until October. It was a perfect evening in Tulsa and David and Kyndra were such a fun couple to hang out with for a couple hours. Kyndra is an aspiring photographer herself so it was really fun to chat about lenses, editing software and everything in between. I absolutely love how their photos turned out because they show what a fun and sweet couple they are! Enjoy my favorites!
Kenzie and I go way back. All the way back to when she was born. I was there when my little sister came into this world. I don’t remember how I felt about it then (I was probably upset that I wouldn’t be an only child anymore. Can we say brat??) but I do know that I now love that I have 3 little sisters. I remember a time when we were both small that she would do anything I told her. That didn’t last all that long and she’s been completely independent since. Well, until Nathan came along in the 8th grade. I remember the night he asked her to “go out” with him (like 13 yr. olds can even go on dates) over AOL instant messenger. We were all (my mom, sisters, and I) standing around watching this middle school conversation happen. Then he typed “I love you”. I made fun of him (since I was so cool) and told Kenzie NOT to say it back, cause that would be stupid, right? Remember that independence? I think she thrives on disagreeing with me sometimes and doing the complete opposite :) So, it was no surprise that she typed it back. Well, almost 12 years later, after a few break ups and make ups (which is totally understandable when you start a relationship at the age of 13!), they are finally tying the knot! I was thrilled when Kenzie (the creative one of the family) asked me to take engagement photos! And, being so artsy, she also knew exactly what she wanted when it came to stylizing her photoshoot, which I absolutely loved!, but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…
Love her creativity. Yes, she made these!
How bout’ a picnic in the woods?
They are so goofy together :) Welcome to the family, Nathan!
This little wedding happened back in June last year, and frankly, I forgot to get it up here on the blog. So here are my favorites from Cody and Lacey’s big day!
So, I’m a bit behind on blogging. Meet Liam.
He was 4 months old in these photos, and now he’s almost 1!
He is such a cutie and gave me so many great smiles during our session.
Remember Seth & Mandy? Well, a couple months back they finally tied the knot. Their day was beautiful and full of smiles. Seriously, one of the funnest (is that even a word?), laid back couples I’ve ever worked with. Thank you guys for putting your complete trust in me for all your photos. You and your families ROCK! Here are my favorites from their day…
Seth and Mandy opted to see each other before the ceremony and planned in lots of time for photos of just the two of them…
Meet our precious baby girl, Naomi Claire…
She arrived exactly 1 month ago today by c-section and was 9 lbs 11 oz and 21.25 inches long!
As I’m sure you can understand, life has been a whirlwind since, hence the lack of blogging on my part. From c-section recovery to learning to breast feed (no, it’s not as natural as one might think!) to not getting more than 2 hours of sleep at a time, I have been trying to get the hang of this thing called motherhood. But, oh how much we are in love with this incredible gift from God! She is such a sweet and beautiful baby and I feel so much joy knowing I get to be her mother.
Here are some fun things she is doing:
-Always has to have her hands touching her face (even while she was in utero she did this!)
-LOVES to be held
-Makes really good eye contact
-Likes to be swaddled to sleep in her crib
-Gives the sweetest smiles :)
-Loves to fall asleep on Daddy’s chest
-Really likes bath time and the warm water
-Has great awake time after her mid-morning feeding
-Sleeps pretty good at night
-Gets fussy right before a feeding since we have to wake her up for them most of the time
-Could sleep all night if I let her
-Loves her car seat and falls asleep pretty much once she’s strapped in
-I just discovered that caffeine=BIG NO NO! I haven’t had any really since having her except for yesterday when I had a couple Dr. Peppers. She was fussy all night and all day so far today :( But this is not normal for her.
-Loves mommy and daddy’s kisses and even opens her mouth to kiss us back! :) I know, she’s probably just rooting, but I like to think she is trying to give us kisses :)
-Falls asleep eating most of the time and I have to almost constantly stimulate her with a cold, wet rag
Naomi is pretty much awesome ;) And I of course could not wait to get my camera on her!
Loooove those kissable cheeks of hers!
Stay tuned for the birth story, a few weddings and an engagement session I’ve yet to blog!
Michael and Lauren go way back. I mean, waaaaay back. To, like, elementary school. He played soccer with her older brother all the way through high school, but as far as Lauren was concerned, boys were gross. And especially her brother’s friends. It wasn’t until they reconnected during college at the University of Tulsa that they saw something special in each other. For Lauren, all of a sudden Michael had become this tall, dark, and handsome guy she couldn’t take her eyes off of. And according to Michael, seeing Lauren in a TU cheerleading uniform was all it took. Oh, and he liked the fact that she loved animals :). After dating for 4.5 years, they finally said ”I do” in front of their closest friends and family at the beautiful McBirney Mansion in Tulsa. Thank you all so much for allowing me to capture one of the best days of your lives! Enjoy the favorites… Lauren, you look stunning in this set! Michael and Lauren were all smiles for their first look! And even though it was blazing hot outside, we got some great shots of just the two of them.. Oh my goodness, the ring bearer and flower girl were just too cute! One of Lauren’s brothers played and sang as their father walked her down the aisle…how sweet is that?! Love this photo of them after they are announced husband and wife!