Best of Waco Shoot – May 2018

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I had so much fun running around Waco taking photos of this beautiful lady!

We had so many stops!

South Bosque Vet Clinic, NuGenisis, Pendley Productions, Italian Granite and the Limited Limousines on Austin Ave! All of these were winners of the Best of Waco contest for May 2018!

Here are some of my favorite shots!

Check out the magazine HERE!

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behind the scenes; Chip & Jo @ Magnolia Table

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I got so lucky when the local magazine I work for, The Wacoan, told me to go get a quick photo of the sign going up at Magnolia Table (Feb 02.18). So I rushed over to make sure I didn’t miss the crew putting the sign up, but when I got there, the sign was still on the ground. So I decided to wait it out. I noticed the TV crew there, setting things up, and I recognized the producer of Fixer Upper, as I had met him before.

I  felt very awkward just hanging out with my camera around my neck, so I addressed the producer and let him know I was just waiting for them to put up the sign. He told me it was no problem, and that if I waited, some other people might show up. Honestly, I thought he meant that other photographers might show up. But, I stuck around, and sure enough, I saw Chip and Jo pull in.

Then as I waited, I noticed them setting up for a scene right outside. Sure enough, eventually Chip & Jo came out, so I snapped some really cute behind the scenes photos.

Notice how adorable it is that Jo has to stand on a little block to help with the height difference between her and Chip. Also, this wasn’t very long after Jo had announced her pregnancy, so you can see a little bump growing under her comfy grey hoodie. Also, she makes Chip eat the Avocado Toast!

THEN, not long after I posted these on my instagram, Country Living shared my post on their blog. Which was surprising, and totally awesome. Check those out HERE & another post on Woman’s World, HERE.

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Haslam Family :: Waco Photographer

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It is always SO special and humbling when a prior client returns to have you as their family photographer again!

I LOVE working this this family and I can’t even believe how much little Nora has grown since our last session. It is so amazing to be able to witness her tiny self grow and develop into a cute little lady who basically never stops running around. This little lady is a CRAZY one!!! She is what I would call “Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop”. But oh my goodness, does she look cute on the go!!

Check out this family!

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Laaron & Travis :: Surprise Engagement Waco, Tx

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Laaron had contacted me about traveling through waco with her boyfriend. She wanted to show him around the town she went to college in (Baylor). So she figured it’d be a great time to have a mini session in some blue bonnets.

When Laaron and Travis pulled into Woodway Park, I greeted them and Laaron had to dig in the car for something. While Laaron was away for a matter of 20 seconds, Travis dropped the ENGAGEMENT BOMB on me. My mind was blown because there was no plan and now I knew what was going to happen, I just didn’t know when or how.

But Travis was cool as a cucumber. Atleast he looked like he was! After a few minutes of shooting he told Laaron, “I’m thirsty, I’m going to get a bottle of water from the car, get some of just you in the blue bonnets”.

When he came back drinking his water, I knew what was up. He had the ring….. So then, my mind is going 1,000 miles a minute knowing it’s going to happen any minute, trying to make sure I’ll be in the perfect spot to capture this special moment.

And bam! It happens, Laaron was SO surprised. And it was totally beautiful!!!!!

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Yvette & Gio :: Waco Couples Photographer

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Yvette contacted me a few months back and I was so excited because she said her boyfriend was in the Navy. I genuinely LOVE working with military couples because my husband is a Marine Vet. I always feel like I click very easily with military couples because, well, we just know how it is!

So check out these amazing shots I took of this beautiful couple by the Brazos river in Waco, Tx!!

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Lauren & Brandon :: Waco Couples Photographer

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When Lauren contacted me about capturing some special moments between her and her man, I was totally up for it. If you notice more black and white images in this blog, it’s because they are Lauren’s favorite. And I’ll tell you, Lauren and Brandon look dang good in black and white!! (they also look great in color)

Check out these awesome shots taken by the suspension bridge in Waco, tx!!

 

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Erin & Jesse ; Waco Engagement Photographer

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My wonderful friend Erin will be moving home soon, and I’m so sad! But I got to photograph her and her fiancee, Jesse before she leaves Baylor and Waco!!

Erin and Jesse are so adorable and their love for each other really shows through every moment I captured.

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Hannah & Justin :Fair Fun: Waco Photographer

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When the fair came to Waco, I knew I wanted to capture some fun and beautiful memories! Working with Hannah and Justin is such a dream! They are fun and up for just about anything! Also, I have no idea what Justin says to make Hannah laugh as hard as she does, but their love is absolutely beautiful!

Check out their adorable waco fair session below!

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Family Fair Fun – Waco Photographer

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When the fair came into town, I decided I needed to offer a special! I love taking photos at the fair, all the colors and capturing fun memories, seems like a perfect setting for some family photos!

So when Cecy, a fellow, more well known photographer in Waco, wanted to book a fair session, I was really excited! And a little nervous. It always feels like a little added pressure when another photographer books you.

But it was great fun! They played games and ate cotton candy! They even won some fish!

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Rue, Prim & the fam! – Waco Pet Photographer

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A little while back a I decided to hook up with an instagram/facebook community called Pets of Wacotown and give away a 20 minute session. This sounded like so much fun because, as we all know, I LOVE dogs! And I LOVE when people treat their pets as their family. This is probably because my dogs are my furbabies and I love photographing them. We also had a little fun in the lake!

The winner was Prim. An adorable Border Collie mix. Find her adorable instagram here.

Well, lucky for me, Prim, her sister Rue and mom and dad all showed up for the photoshoot!

Also, I have to mention the fact that these pups were named after my most favorite franchise ever, The Hunger Games.

Check out their adorable session!

 

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