Lindsey & Brennen | Palo Duro Engagements


I'd like her dress/romper in every color, please. 

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I met up with Lindsey and Brennen (at Sugar Browns, one of my favorite Coffee Shops here in town) over the Winter Holidays to get to meet them and to catch their vision for their engagements and wedding.

I was... AGAST and disappointed to find out that Brennen doesn't have a thing for coffee and I almost felt like that was a conflict of interest and I couldn't be their photographer. But Lindsey assured me she breaths coffee, so I felt like maybe I could handle them. *wink wink*

I loved Lindsey's style immediately and Brennen was a straight up southern gentleman. PLUS, I knew it was mean to be after they told me they were going to look for matching Christmas pajamas after our meeting. HECK. YES. 

Fast forward to their engagement session and the most beautiful weather a West Texas February has ever seen. We walked old train stations, invaded Palace Coffee (Brennen was a trooper with all that coffee everywhere), and took some of the most romantic pictures at Palo Duro Canyon. Lindsey hiked in her heels and Brennan got a good workout repeatedly spinning her around and lifting her up and down over rocks her heels couldn't manage. 

Bri & Tim | Engagements

Meet Bri and Tim. 

These two. They're marriage-bound and full of laughs and cuddles in this session at Ransom Canyon. 

Firstly, I know Tim and Bri on a very intimate level.....we watch the Bachelor together.

They are my favorite reality TV commentary-friends. For a girl whose husband would never watch The Bachelor with her, I can really appreciate how Tim and Bri compliment each other in this (SACRED) activity together. *wink*

Secondly, they adore each other.

I don't always see guys look at their fiance the way Tim looks at Bri. And I don't really like talking fluff about couples, because Brett and I aren't really a fluff couple and not every couple screams lovey-dovey-- -but Tim and Bri so evidently admire each other just by how they look at each other. There's something so sacred and sweet about that.

Their admiration and the light in their eyes for each other is my favorite part of their engagement photos.

Can you see it too? Doesn't it make you just want to give them a big ole bear hug of congratulations?! 



Abby | Editorial Portraits

One of my new years resolutions for 2018, is to learn more. Last year I tried new things, this year I'm learning more of what I already know. 

Which has led me to learning more about photography--- specifically portrait photography.

This was my first time to ever try out portrait lighting in a studio! If you're a natural light photographer, like I am, you understand how different a studio can feel to the outside world. 

This shoot was really fun and experimental, and, while I probably won't pursue a full time career of studio portrait photography, I really loved getting to pay more attention to lighting and shadows than to location and movement. I enjoy editing on the dark side, so since this was a "just for fun" shoot, I didn't shy away from moody lighting and dark/classy black and whites. 

When taking engagements or senior pictures I move around a lot and have my clients move naturally and with action, but inside a studio has forced me to focus solely on what I love and need from the light. I hope what I learned from this portrait session can further influence what I do with my clients outside. 

And let's just brag on Abby real quick. She's my friend and one of the women I get to chill with in Bible Study every week. And I think maybe she should consider modeling in her future, don't ya think?

While I love every serious shot of her, pretty much all of my favorites are of her laughing and smiling, because that's the Abby I've gotten to know the past few months. But laughing or smiling, she was really willing and vulnerable-- and if you know her like I do, I think she's like that in real life too. She tells it the way she sees it and she doesn't hide who she is and how she lives her life. And I really appreciate that about her. All I had to do was suggest a pose, and she would take care of the rest. It was special to me to hang with her this way.

Also, I want her dress. SO PRETTTYYY. 

What do you think of these portrait photos? Sort of Editorial and different huh?

Jamboree's New Intern | Wimberleigh

I'm so excited to introduce you to my first ever intern, Wimberleigh! She probably looks familiar if you've been following me for awhile! Not only has she been a model and a client of Jamboree, she's now been a VERY important working part of this business! 

Not only is Wimberleigh going to be learning all the MANY behind the scenes nuts and bolts of running a business, she'll also be second-shooting with me over the next few months. Her own behind the scenes work includes organizing and sending out Jamboree Newsletters as well as being the official Pinner for my business on Pinterest. 

I've already been able to conquer SO MUCH because of her and can't wait to see what having an extra pair of hands does for my business and it's growth! 

Here are some important FAQ's to know about Wimbo (that's one, I call her Wimbo sometimes!):

Jamboree: What’s your favorite inspiration quote?

W: "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost." Lord of the Rings

Jamboree: What celebrity are you told you look like?

W: TAY TAY (Taylor Swift)

Jamboree: Football, ballet, or badminton? 

W: grace much beauty

Jamboree: What’s your favorite broadway musical?

W: Tie between Cats (no shame!!) and Les Miserables

Jamboree: IF you had to sing only one song for the rest of your life, what song would you sing?

W: "One Day More" from Les Mis because I could always pick a different melody ;)

Jamboree: Where do you love shopping the most?

W: Old Navy is my JAM

Jamboree: If you had a celebrity help you decorate your home, which celebrity would you choose?

W: Blake Lively...her instagram is #goals

Jamboree: Foxes, camels, or tea-cup pigs?

W: FOXES! Their cute little faces! How could you not?!!

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