My Humans are Getting Married

It’s full on summer here in Austin, TX, with temps reaching the 100’s. I met up with this fun couple a few weeks ago to help celebrate their recent engagement with a photoshoot.  These two steamed it up right from the first shot!  Their sweet one-eyed pup was there to join in the action as well.  Here are some favs from our shoot.

 

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Sunrise Sunshine

A few weeks ago I had two shoots scheduled for the weekend, which is something I rarely do given our own busy family schedule.  One of the shoots was for a gal who was meeting her siblings and parents in Austin (everyone coming from out of town for a graduation).  Given their tight schedule I really wanted to make it work, so we put a sunrise session down.  Even with the early start time, this big bunch came ready for some action!  Here are some favorites from our playful shoot.

 

 

Glowing Mama-to-Be

I had the pleasure of photographing a lovey couple at one of my favorites spots earlier this month.  There was a gentle calmness between these two expecting parents, and mama was absolutely glowing!  It was a warm, quiet evening at the greenbelt, and here are some images from our sunset shoot.

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Soon to be Four

I was so excited to hear earlier this year that this sweet little family was expecting a baby girl.  It’s just so fun watching my client-families grow! I can’t wait to see their precious baby in a few months, as well as how big brother handles the new arrival (that one can be tricky!). Here are a few favorites from our mini shoot.  Enjoy!

A Dreamy Setting

I was very excited to meet these two at Sekrit Theater for a maternity shoot a few weeks ago.  This sweet couple absolutely glows with their excitement for the pending birth of their son, and it was such a pleasure to see them again after shooting their birth announcement earlier this year.  This dreamy setting also didn’t disappoint! Here are some favorites from our shoot.

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An Unexpected Adventure

Last weekend I met this sweet family at the north-Austin home they moved into a month ago. They’ve been having a blast exploring the nearby trails, so they wanted to capture their family there.  I’d never been to the site before, which can be tricky since I typically need to scout locations ahead of time.  But Dad did an excellent job thinking things through, and he even sent me pictures from his morning hike!  I didn’t realize quite what I was getting into – we literally hoofed it for 45 minutes into the woods!  There were some lovely little nooks along the way, and these kids seemed right at home.  Here are some favorites from our shoot.

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A Dramatic Entrance

The newest addition to this sweet little family made a dramatic entrance into this world, with a serious fever scare and stay in the NICU.   Thank God everyone is doing well now!

Newborn shoots are some of my favorite.  Parents are beaming, siblings are bright eyed and curious, and then there is that adorable new born!  This little guy gave me lots of beautiful gazes, which is one of the reasons I like doing these shoots at a month or two old (rather than a few days old).  Here are some favorites from our time together.

 

Family of Seven

I recently had the joy of taking some portraits for two sweet friends who my husband and I met in a parents therapy group almost six years ago.  She and her husband were there mourning the loss of their twin boys.  At the time, they were praying that God would bless them with more children.  And boy did He!  This was the first time for me to meet their daughters, and it was so wonderful to see their boistrous little family in action.

The memory of their sons is alive and well within their family as well as outside it, as they continue to do amazing things with March of Dimes in their memory.  And what a comfort it is to know that they will be a family of seven in Heaven for eternity!

Tristan and Sawyer, you are so loved and always remembered.

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A Little Faith

Earlier this year, a sweet mama-to-be reached out to me about a pregnancy announcement shoot.  She wrote about how she’d already lost two babies, and was praying and believing that this would be her “rainbow baby”, which comes after the emotional storm of a loss. Given our own family’s story, I felt privileged to be asked to help them capture this moment in their lives.

I was so excited to hear from her again many weeks later, that they were ready and feeling great for their shoot!  Just entering the second trimester, they’d done genetic screening that showed a healthy baby.  Praise Jesus!!  The joy and love shared between this couple was palpable, as was their confidence that God is in control and has good things planned for them.  I’m grateful that baby-loss families can rely on an infinitely loving God to carry them though both the pain and joy in this life.  And with a healthy baby on the way, there is so much reason for celebration!!

Our Slice of Country Heaven

Towards the end of the year we made several trips to our place in Mason, Texas, which is my absolute favorite place to shoot.  The wide open spaces, river, and golden sunsets make for a wonderful backdrop, and I’m grateful my family doesn’t get tired of me snapping away. 😉  Here are some favorites from this season.

 

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