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I loved this sweet wedding under the pretty oak trees in Aubrey, TX.  Everything about the Oak & Ivy venue is soooo picturesque and I loved this scene so much as the backdrop for Bailey & Brady’s May wedding! This one will stick out in my mind as one of the most simple and heartfelt weddings in my 2022 season. All of their friends and family were so extremely helpful on this day ensuring that…

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There’s something pretty special about photographing people you know. I mean I want to do my job well for everyone, but the more you know about a couple and their story… the better being their wedding photographer truly is! I’ve gotten to watch Ally and Trevor from afar and from behind my camera over the years. From their senior sessions then at their big surprise proposal (with even my two month old baby in tow)…

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Alright, mommas! I want to take the stress out of family photos so I’m sharing 5 tips to survive fall photos with toddlers! Let’s make this year THE year you are relaxed and just being present with your family! Tip #1: Plan Early, Be Early This applies to both picking outfits and getting ready on the day of the shoot. Don’t wait until the weekend before your session to buy outfits. Been there, done that…

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Eden is hands down one of THE sweetest people I’ve ever met. We kind of planned her shoot on the fly… me breaking all my business rules and DMing her about the details instead of sticking to communicating through my inbox and her being willing to drive over three hours to make it easier on ME! What a blessing – seriously! Cue the polar vortex hitting Texas and we ended up having to push this…

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