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Fender | Amarillo Birth Photographer

I have been on the life journey with Derrick and Meg. They are the best kind of people to celebrate. I have been with them from engagement and bridals to wedding to maternity to delivery and family portraits… and now the arrival of their second little miracle, Fender Grey.

I cannot tell you how much joy it brings me to be able to witness all of their miracles. But more importantly, how meaningful the moments in between our photo meets up are. A few days prior to Fender making his grand entrance, Meg and I went to get pedicures. She opened up candidly and honestly about her excited emotions to welcome another baby into their lives and hearts.

Hearing her speak of him and how she hoped to see her family grow, made me feel so peaceful and…. lucky. Lucky to know her. To have her share her heart. And lucky enough to have her welcome me into her celebrations and memories.

When i got the call that Meg was in labor, i made my way up to the hospital praying that her delivery would be smooth and calm. I am so so sooooo grateful that God honored Meg through this delivery and brought the most precious baby boy into his dad’s hold. I will truly cherish this delivery forever.their on-call doctor is known to let the Dads “deliver” their own babies. This is, hands down, the most emotional i have ever been; watching Derrick be the first person to touch this little miracle.  Derrick’s expression was priceless. smiling at his mommaDerrick, Meg, Coral and families…. from the most sincere places in my heart, i thank you. For everything. for always being so kind and generous. for extending prayers and hugs. for sharing your joys with me. for sharing your truths. and spirits. for being all-around, the best kind of humans i know. thank you for welcoming us into your memories. I am so grateful that this camera of mine has taken me into the most sacred places in the lives of others and allowed me to witness the true beauty of creation and love. thank you for being so generous with everything you all are. i will forever be humbled to have been your photographer.

be infinitely blessed

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May. 31. 2017 - 10:24 am

Frances Kohout - Thank you for the beautiful pictures of my granddaughter & family. You are the best!!

Zach and Stephanie | Engagement

Its the beginning of wedding season and i am so thrilled to be capturing couples during this time in their life! I had so much fun with Zach and Stephanie. And even though i say that all the time, I truly enjoyed our time together. They are so playful and fun. Most of their time was spent laughing and giggling together… making jokes.

I love when couples relax and just enjoy their engagement session!

Zach and Stephanie. A true joy and pleasure to be your photographer and be documenting your journey for you! In just a couple of months you will begin your life together and i feel so humbled to have the opportunity to witness your joys on this journey! Thank you for choosing me as your photographer!

be infinitely blessed

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Livi | Amarillo Children’s Photographer

If taking this little lady home with me would’ve been ok with her mom and grandmother… and/or if it wasn’t illegal to just snatch her up and take her home with me… well… she’d be here with me eating snacks, painting our nails, and being silly.

This little doll face is so energetic and full of life. And has just the right amount of 4 year old sass.

waiting on the weekend? i feel you livi. i feel you!thank you SO much for sharing this little nugget with me! i cannot wait to see her again!!!

be infinitely blessed

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Nikki

This shoot with Nikki in the rain was months and months in the making. The forecast would call for rain and i would get really excited about it. and then there’d be no rain. but the day finally arrived. and it was bitter cold out. and we spent less time taking photos and more time sitting in the car trying to thaw out. Nevertheless, Nikki is stunning and oh so fun to know, be with, and photograph.

nikki! you are pretty much perfect. and i love how big i smile when i see your face! i am so glad to know you and call you friend! thanks for being so authentic. you inspire me to do the same!

be infinitely blessed

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Randi | Portraits

Truth be known, i have a really hard time being social. It terrifies me to walk up to people in confidence and introduce myself – and even more so to walk up to a complete stranger and say “i need to photograph you!”

Randi was in our small group circle at church. She was quite. And calm. I looked over at her and saw her beautiful eyes… and then about lost my cool when i realized she had freckles. I then told her i need to photograph her. like now.

i have waited a really long time to find someone that had freckles and loved them. i love that randi was on board with my craziness and let me photograph her. These are, without question, some of my most favorite portraits i have ever taken.

Randi has the sweetest disposition and the best smile. She couldn’t maintain a serious face for very long. If i’m being honest, i should tell you that sometimes, i would tell her to be serious just because i knew she was burst into laughter after a couple of seconds. it brought me so much joy. you are gorgeous.
randi. thanks so much for joining me for an afternoon of play! i had such a great time getting to know you and cannot wait to get to know you even more in the coming years.

be infinitely blessed

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