Rylie Charlotte | Newborn Lifestyle | Crowley, Tx

I don’t feel old y’all. I’m 30 and I still feel like I’m 17. Most of the time. I mean I do have 3 kids. Hahaha! I had my son early so I’ve been a mom forever, and now everyone I went to school with, middle and high school, are having babies and getting married. It’s so exciting but now it makes me feel OLD! Haha. It stings a little less when I get to snuggle on these babies (and shoot their weddings) so that helps.

Rylie Charlotte is the first baby girl of my friend Leeana and her hubby Jose. She was born on July 15th, weighing a teeny 6 pounds 15 ounces. I met Leeana way back in 7th grade so meeting her baby girl was a special treat. The first thing I said when I saw Miss Rylie was “oh my goooosh, that HAIR”, that girl has the best little head of hair you’ve ever seen on a newborn, I can’t wait to see what it looks like in a year!

Here are some of my favorite moments from this very special newborn lifestyle session.



Jeffrey + Deanna | Couples Session | Lubbock, Tx

When I was 12, I lived in Lubbock with my dad while I was going to Cavazos Middle School. That’s where I met Jeffrey. We hung out after school with our group of fellow mischief makers at the McDonald’s next door to the school. We all rode our trays down the slides and doodled our names in the tunnels. That’s what being 12, almost 13, was like back then for us.

Jeffrey and I always stayed in touch after I moved from Lubbock to Irving. We wrote letters, we emailed, and we talked on the phone about the new Korn CDs out. After some time passed, we fell in and out of touch here and there. When I heard that he found his soul mate, I couldn’t have been more happy for him. Deanna is the piece to his puzzle, the jelly to his peanut butter, his everything. They met at work and, according to Jeffrey, he knew he wanted to with her from the first moment he saw her. Their first date was a wonderful disaster. Jeff cooked her dinner, a bad dinner, but she ate it anyways. They shared their first kiss that night and from that moment Jeffrey knew he wanted to grow old with Deanna. Now he will. They were married on May 4, 2015 in a sweet little ceremony in Lubbock. I was happy to take some photos for them (and finally meet this sweet lady) during my trip to Lubbock this past summer.

Here are some of my favorites…


I wish the 2 of you safe travels and so much love on all of your adventures in the future!


The Kupiec Family | Family Session | Aubrey, Tx

Saturday morning, I woke up before my alarm as usual. I had a busy day ahead of me and I guess my brain just wanted a head start on it all. I took a peak outside…cloudy…darn! I was hoping it would clear up before the indoor session I had this morning which was not entirely crazy considering I live in one of most finicky states when it comes to weather. Not much longer later, I grabbed my equipment, my boots, and my keys and I was on my way to Aubrey, Tx.

As I drove through what I can only describe as a perfect replica of The Truman Show neighborhood, I couldn’t help but think “this is SO Sammie”.

I have known Mrs. Samantha Kupiec since I was 12 years old. I moved to Irving, Tx the second semester of 7th grade. Practically a teenager, I couldn’t tell you the many emotions I felt about moving the 340 miles South East of the town I grew up in. I remember being in home room and a sweet curly blonde haired girl starting talking to me. It wasn’t long after that, that she became one of my closest friends. So many sleep overs, laughs, manicures, and secrets I have shared with this girl. I’ve watched her walk down the isle. I’ve cried when she shared the story of her trying to conceive her first son Graham. And here I was now, about to take her maternity photos for her second child, another boy, Harrison Tate.

Sammie, you have grown into an amazing, beautiful, loving wife and mother and I couldn’t be happier for you and your family. I love you girl!

Here are some of my favorites from the Kupiec Family’s maternity lifestyle session…

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Congratulations Sammie, Sean, and Graham!