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Mason | Class of 2016

Graduate season is here! Mason is graduating high school this year and has plans to attend college on a baseball scholarship. And that’s awesome. Maybe one day he’ll be a famous baseball player and i can finally have my claim to fame.

or not.

at any rate, we met a few weeks ago for his session. Here are a few highlights from our session.

bCMason000bCMason001bCMason002bCMason003bCMason004bCMason005bCMason006bCMason007bCMason008bCMason009Mason – thank you for sharing your afternoon with me. For having the coolest socks ever. And for totally working around my space-cadet moments. You are so much fun to be around and i am sure you have a bright and promising future ahead of you!

be infinitely blessedsiggy

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Ladd Family

Photographing this family was the best way to spend an afternoon. They are all so much fun and have the greatest personalities! I think we spent more time just sitting back in laughter. I love sessions like this.

bLChristian000bLChristian001Christian likes to send out Valentine’s Cards to her friends and family. These two. omigoodness. Getting them to agree to sit next to each other, hug each other… so much fun. hahabLChristian002bLChristian003 bLChristian005bLChristian006bLChristian004bLChristian007bLChristian008bLChristian009bLChristian010Tom and Christian: thank you so much for welcoming me right into your home and for being so generous. I had such a great time photographing your family and your projects! I cannot wait to see you all again!

be infinitely blessedsiggy

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Kami Delight | Styled Shoot

i first met Kami a few years ago through mutual friends. I didn’t know much about her but i knew she was a unique. yes *a* unique. And through the years we have squealed at each other and run across church foyers to hug it out. We have shared laughs. and snaps. and memories. and journeys. and lunch dates. and horchata selfies. And this girl has quickly become one of those people in my life that i wish i could be more like. The kind of girl that is unapologetically who she is.

Kami and i had lunch a few weeks ago and briefly talked about, you know… pointing my camera at her face. But that was it. A couple of days later, we actually made plans to meet. And what started off as a simple “bring two outfit and let’s just play around” turned into late night texts about bringing more. and more. and morrrrrre.

I had anticipated our session to go well. i just didn’t know HOW well. I have been super excited to work on these and share them. And i’ll probably post photos of her for the rest of my life we had sooooo many good ones. But here… here are my most favorite.bMKami001 bMKami002 bMKami003 bMKami004 bMKami005 bMKami006 bMKami007bMKami000this water was probably 20 degrees. i mean i guess then it would’ve been ice. so it was probably 34 degrees.  bMKami008 bMKami009 bMKami010my favorite thing about Kami, hands down, is that she didn’t question me for ONE SECOND and she didn’t hesitate to do what i asked of her. Whether it meant to take her shoes off in the mud, or get in the freezing cold water and pretend it was warm and play in it, or flip her hair back and forth at my every whim… or…. OR TO BREAK OUT THE GLITTER and pour it all over her hands and then … you know… touch your face and your hair. Glitter is pure evil. you can never get rid of it. i’m sure she’s still finding it in her car or hair or clothes. but she did it. because she was dedicated to helping me and my vision. and if that wasn’t amazeballs enough of her already… when i would hit a creative snag, she would offer her own movements and suggestions and … gosh. it just made me love her all the more. and i didn’t think that was possible.  bMKami011 bMKami012 bMKami013 bMKami014 bMKami015 bMKami016i want to print this off the size of my car and frame it to my wall. this image of you … you are perfect. bMKami017 bMKami018um. a headdress, y’all. a frickin’ HEADDRESS! bMKami019 bMKami020 bMKami021 bMKami022i want you to love these next three images as much as i do. show of hands, please. bMKami023 bMKami024i’m not even gonna say thank you for the coming along with me on this. i’m not going to say thank you for indulging me. because really… i am just so dang appreciative and lucky to know you and to have been able to spend an afternoon creating with you. this was such a wonderful way to spend the first part of 2016. thank you for being a constant positive vibe in my life. for always greeting me with excitement and hugs. and for always being down for tacos. i cannot get enough of you and loved every single second of Kami and Chriselda’s day of fun.

be infinitely blessed!siggy

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Alexis | Styled Fashion Shoot

i am endlessly happy to share these images with you.  Alexis and i have been talking about photos for quiet some time.  A few weeks ago, we put together a style concept. I am always excited to be granted creative freedom and liberty.  Alexis is crazy photogenic and made even the most random/sketchy places look spectacular.

And while i have come away from this session with a ton of images that i love, i come away from  this with even more memories with this fantastic young lady.

here are just a handful (or five) of my favorites from our afternoon of photography.

bpdAlexis000bpdAlexis001bpdAlexis002bpdAlexis003bpdAlexis004bpdAlexis005bpdAlexis006i love this photo.bpdAlexis007bpdAlexis008bpdAlexis009bpdAlexis010bpdAlexis011bpdAlexis012bpdAlexis013bpdAlexis014the bigger the hair… the closer to God.

that’s our motto and we’re sticking to it. bpdAlexis015bpdAlexis016bpdAlexis017bpdAlexis018bpdAlexis019bpdAlexis020bpdAlexis021bpdAlexis022bpdAlexis023bpdAlexis024Alexis. I cannot put into words how thankful i am that you have shared your life and personality with me. I would lie down in traffic for you. You are an outstanding young lady with so much talent.  I know you are just now beginning to see what God reveals to you and what your future will provide. I know you will make us all so proud. I cannot wait to celebrate you. Celebrate your achievements. your successes. your plans. your future. your passions.  You have the whole world ahead of you and i am so so sooooo thankful that you share even just a tiny bit of that with me. Thank you for being so open and willing and for giving me a sweet and cherished friendship with you. I adore you and want you to know that i am here for you!!!!

be infinitely blessed

siggy

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Monica and Tana | Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

 What i love most about destination weddings is that they are so laid back and really allow everyone to center themselves on celebrating and supporting two people who are joining their lives together.  Monica and Tana have an amazing group of friends and family that traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate their wedding day!

When they asked me if i would join them… it was a no-brainer. I have been photographing them for a couple of years now and always have such a genuinely good time with them. They are so kind, sweet, caring and genuine people. I feel like the pleasure is all on this side of the table.

bwHoover000 bwHoover001 bwHoover002 bwHoover003their son Canon has me. I have been smitten with him for quite some time now!  bwHoover004 bwHoover005 bwHoover006 bwHoover007 bwHoover008Each time i go to Vegas, i walk around the Bellagio. It is one of my most favorite casinos and provides a lovely setting for photos. We were all staying at the Bellagio, so we absolutely made use of it!  bwHoover009 bwHoover010 bwHoover011 bwHoover012 bwHoover013 bwHoover014 bwHoover015 bwHoover016 bwHoover017 bwHoover018Monica and Tana: i truly appreciate knowing you. you two (three) have brought me so much joy the last couple of years. you have hearts of gold and always share so much peace with me. thank you for being who you are. for allowing me to share in your journey. for giving me beautiful memories. and trusting me with yours! i feel so lucky to know you and to photograph you.

be infinitely blessedsiggy

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