Darquea Family – Chattanooga Family Photographer

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I had a blast photographing Amanda and her family! And oh my gosh, these kids did such a great job, even though it was about 40 degrees outside! They all cooperated and braved the cold together! So they did a lot of hugging to make sure everyone kept warm!

Check out these precious moments I captured for them to always remember.


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Hamilton Family, Chattanooga Photographer

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I was completely over joyed when Sam asked me to photograph her growing family before her husband left for deployment. I have truly missed photographing military families. I enjoy working with civilian and military families, but I feel like I can connect with military families on a different level because I’ve been there before.

Now that my husband is not longer in the Marine Corps and we aren’t right next to any kind of military base, I don’t often come across these special families.

Check these ADORABLE memories I captured for them.

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Wade Bowen Fest :: Waco Photographer

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of photographing some musicians perform at the Wade Bowen Festival!! It was SO much fun! It was hot as heck, but I really enjoyed doing this! I got to photograph Jason Eady, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Midland, REO Speed Wagon, Aaron Watson, Suzy Boggus, Josh Abbott, Cody Canada, Kevin Fowler, Stoney Larue and my personal faves, Randy Rogers and JOE NICHOLS!!

It was also pretty adorable because Wade had just had surgery on his vocal chords, so he couldn’t sing. So his ADORABLE son stepped in and sang for his dad. He was SO good, and you could see how proud Wade was of his boy!

This was a long day, but it was totally worth it!

Check out some awesome shots I got!!

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Katie & Rhett :: Waco Engagement Photographer

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I was so excited when Katie reached out to me, she had all these amazing ideas for hers and Rhett’s engagement session! She wanted to start out at a location that meant alot to their relationship. They met in Waco, at the Insurors Building. So we found some great spots around the building and got some beautiful shots, we even ended up on the ROOF!!

Katie also brought her furbaby, John. And I am always up for adding a furbaby into a session. Johnny was such a handsome and sweet boy!

Ontop of all this amazingness, we went around the corner to Barnett’s Pub, where Katie and Rhett had their first date. Can you say, kind of amazingly adorable!?!?!?

Katie, Rhett and Johnny were so great to work with, check out the awesome memories we captured!

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Sara Baylor PHD Grad – Waco Photographer

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I met Sara when she answered a model call I had last year!! I photographed Sara and her husband in a beautiful field of tiny sunflowers!

So when Sara asked me to take her graduation photos, I was all for it!!

And then I found out she received her PHD and almost fell to the ground! That takes so much perseverance and dedication!! Talk about an accomplishment!!

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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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