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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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Tevae | Class of 2017

Tevae was my last graduate to photograph this season. I cannot think of a more bittersweet way to end my graduate season. Tevae is a very special friend of mine. Many of the seniors i graduate are from the ALT academy.  I watch these kids grow over the years. Their talents and hearts and love for others is always on display. I am incredibly proud of Tevae and all that he is accomplishing. He has determination like no other person i have seen. He is dedicated and smart and hard working. He most recently played “Beast” in Beauty and the Beast.  And each night, we would sit up in our production booth moved to tears during his solo.

Now tevae is graduating and leaving this little home we have at ALT.  And as sad as I (and everyone else) may be, we are even more excited to see what awaits him.

Just as we had finished photos in this spot,  a security officer told us we needed to leave. He was somewhat rude about it and spoke to me in a very intimidating tone. Much to my surprise, Tevae immediately spoke up and kindly defended me; told him we understood but didn’t need to be treated poorly. Sounds silly. But! these are the kind of people i love to see in this world. People that recognize mistreatment and aren’t afraid to respectfully intervene. and this is where i cry. Tevae. You KNOW how much i love you and care about you. You couldn’t convince me that you didn’t hang the moon. I am continuously impressed by you. your talent. heart. persistence. hard work. and selflessness. Thank you for being so generous with others. I know that you will continue to be blessed in life. I feel so very honored to have been able to know you these last few years and to be on the receiving end of your generosity. You are so very special to me. I am so excited for our future and am constantly singing your praises. I love you very much and will start saving and planning to come see you wherever your successes take you!

be infinitely blessed

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