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Harrison | Dallas Graduate Photographer

Harrison. I could write words upon words about this guy and not even come close to scratching the surface of how amazing he is. Aside from his talents, he is a most fascinating person. He is quiet and reserved. He is humble and genuine. And you see him and think, “my goodness this kid is going to do BIG things!” He has the motivation and energy and HEART to dream big and accomplish big things.

If you’re lucky enough to know him, you know just how awesome he is.

Harrison…. sigh. i remember one day i was having a tough time. and out of the blue, you text me to send me words of affirmation and encouragement. and i wondered how you could possibly know that i needed that. ?? and then there was that time that i was half way across the country and you know that i was on my way to get some corn. and even though that seems silly to point out… it made me realize that you pay attention. to life. to others. as much as i want to go on and on and onnnnn about how very talented you are, i feel like that is only a fragment of who and what you are. i keep thinking about amarillo. and the stage at ALT.  and your school. and the academy. and (if i’m selfish) my life. And how in just a few short months you will leave this little home you have here. and i know. i KNOW what awaits you is huge. and big. and alluring. and just frickin’ waiting for you. and maybe i won’t get to see you after all this. and my kiddo will miss out on your presence and heart in the academy. and well, i just don’t know how to process all of that. i guess it just never occurred to me that our time was limited. but this i do know… i am OH.SO.GLAD that we were fortunate enough to meet you. know you. be loved by you. and to have you make us laugh on stage and off. Harrison, you have an incredible future ahead. and i cannot wait to see you live in your dreams. thank you for making time for me. making time for others.  thank you for the lunch dates. the messages. the laughter. thank you for dallllllasssss. thank you for being like a big brother to my little man. and thank you for making a difference. i believe in you. i love you. and i am always always here!

be infinitely blessed

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Cross | Five Years

In case you’re new here…. this little man (and his three older brothers) take the spot in my most favorite clients to photograph. I have photographed them for the last 8 years… before this little guy was even born.

This past year, Cross and i have become the best of friends and he makes me smile daily! Today, this little Cinco De Mayo baby turns 5! Fiiiiiiive! Time sure does go quickly.

He is the cutest little guy and we had so much fun taking these pics.

Cross, i LOVE YOU!

Be infinitely blessed

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Katie | Class of 2017

What Katie doesn’t know is that she was the catalyst for a full week of wheels turning in my head. She doesn’t know that the 30 minute conversation we had after our session ended made me love her more than i thought was possible. She is so down to earth and so dedicated to the betterment of life and people that occupy it. I love her heart others.

Katie is graduating this month and we met a few weeks ago for photos. She is beautiful through and through was so much fun to photograph – despite the wind. and cold. and 4 flights of stairs.

Katie – i wish i could turn back my age and have the opportunity to spend time with you and be your friend. i truly believe that you are the kind of person that changes the trajectory of the lives you meet and touch. I have never met anyone your age that has such a great understanding of their gifts and abilities to impact others. Katie Logan, you are the true hands and feet of Christ and i hope i am fortunate enough to witness all that you do in this world. Thank you for sharing the last few moments of your senior year with me. I will forever cherish our time together and will always remember that conversation we had afterwards. You should know that it really opened up my eyes and heart and made me see things in ways i hadn’t before. You, my dear, have truly impacted my life in an hour. I can only imagine what you will do with the rest of your life!

be infinitely blessed

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Preston | Class of 2017

Preston. I’m fascinated by him. He has this charming personality and a smile that just makes you feel important to him. He is humble and kind. And is one of the funniest kids i have met.

But what most inspires me about Preston is his desire to spread love and positivity to others through words of encouragement and through his actions. I have seen this kid really devote his energy to building up others, especially in situations where they are approaching him about his accomplishments. And it just makes me stop fast in my tracks and take notice.

He was most recently Gaston in ALT Academy’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” He is charismatic and giving and everything moms hope their sons grow up to be like. And i, for one, am proud to say that i knew Preston when he was just barely graduating; before heading to college and the real world and really make an impression in this world and on others.

Preston. I think you know how much i adore you. And not just because i tell you often.  I think you have a beautiful potential just waiting to be met. You have the energy and appreciation for life that is contagious and light-hearted. People gravitate to you because of the way you make them feel about themselves – even when they are complete strangers to you. You have a way of making everyone that crosses your path feel important, special, and uplifted. And i aspire to bring more of that into my own life. So thank you! Thank you for taking the time to notice others. For taking the time to speak into people. To hug them. and encourage them. Thank you for your smile. and your heart. and your playful approach toward succeeding in life. i trust that you will excel in anything you put your mind to and am anxiously awaiting to see what all you bring to the table. i am a big fan, preston moore. and i feel so humbled and honored to have met you.

be infinitely blessed

 

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Andrea | Class of 2017

I’ve been hiding under lists and lists and lissssts of edits. tis the season for high school graduates and the beginning of wedding season. I have had a great spring so far and cannot wait to finally share my recent projects.

Last month, Andrea and i met to photograph her last few moments as a high school senior. We had a great time together – dodging traffic, scaling walls, and leaving the session with bleeding cuts on our legs that came from who-knows-where. Needless to say, this session will be one that i remember forever and i hope to see more and more of Andrea in the future!

be infinitely blessed

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