Mother's Day Minis (for the entire month of April and May!)

I have been looking through all my personal images lately and finding way too few with me in the picture. Like embarrassingly few:( I know this is the case for so many women out there. Mammas, please please take this time to get in front of the camera and connect with your babes. I almost never hold mini sessions so if you have been unable to experience a full session, with me, you are going to want in on this. I would be beyond honored to capture the powerful and unique connection between you and your children. I hope to see you there! XO

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When: The entire month of April

Total: $250.00 ($50 deposit required to hold your spot) The remaining balance is due on the day of your session.

Location: Your session will be held at a gorgeous outdoor location (TBD) but if  weather is terrible we will shoot in a natural light studio. 

*30 minute session for Mammas and their babes

*10 edited, high-res images, delivered in a downloadable gallery 1-2 weeks after the session

Milkbarn | Spring 2018 Lookbook | Austin, TX

I just wanted to share some highlights from the new Milkbarn lookbook! We shot in Austin, TX  at a couple different farm to markets.  A special shout out to Boggy Creek Farm for their incredible hospitality and gorgeous property. We had the privilege of meeting the owner, Carol Ann Sayle, and she was the absolute loveliest woman. I would literally spend all my afternoons, at this farm, if I lived in the area again.  Sigh. Maybe someday soon...did you hear that, Mom?:)

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The Mezas | Austin, TX

I think this is my fifth year with the Mezas and seeing them grow as a family is such a bright spot in my life.  And I am so crazy excited they are having another baby!! Gahhhh! I cannot even handle it, you guys. 

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gracie + jonathan

Good gravy, I love these two.

I basically stalked them and made them take pictures with me when they were in the beginning stages of dating. Now, I don't want to be THAT person but I totally KNEW what was going down, y'all! I went home from that session feeling nostalgic, longing to connect with my husband (of 17 years) more deeply. I found myself rummaging through old letters and remembering a lot of beauty and pain, but feeling grateful for it all. 

Thank you for letting me be apart of your day. I'm so utterly thankful. Congrats, babes:)

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the pearson family

THIS family. Their light and love came through my lens so strongly. It makes me happy when families come to a session so open-hearted.  Very grateful to the Magic Hour Foundation for connecting me with the Pearsons. If you are not familiar with the Magic Hour Foundation they offer free photography sessions and prints to those fighting cancer. If you are a Photographer I cannot recommend this foundation enough.  And they offer sessions everywhere so please check them out.  https://magichour.org/

Sarah is fighting breast cancer and underwent chemo during her pregnancy. I've poured over her blog and it's so utterly uplifting and healing. You can follow her here: https://honestlyvulnerable.weebly.com. Enjoy a glimpse, into the life, of this beautiful tribe.

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Watching the sky in NYC

I was in NYC, for a work trip, so I didn't have a whole lot of time to shoot but I'm sharing anyway. Especially since I was there during the eclipse. Half of these images are from my Google Pixel because walking around, for miles, with my big girl camera is just not much fun anymore. I'm OLD. And really, in the end, it's about shooting what you love with what you have:)

I absolutely adore this city and her people. Looking forward to my next time around:)

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Living in the redwoods | Autumn and Winter (part 1)

We are incredibly fortunate to have a family cabin, in the redwoods of California.  It's a place I am always aching for and feel so much loss when we have to leave.  We have a ritual when we get home, from our time there, where we keep all the clothing in suitcases so we can inhale the mixture of redwoods and mildew for as long as possible. I'll be blogging this in parts so I don't drown y'all in too many images:)
**If you are able, these image heavy blogs are always better on a laptop or computer:)**

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The Meza tribe | Austin, TX

Good gravy, it's been four years, you guys!  I've watched you bring new life into the world and face rough situations with utter grace. You are all so creative, full of wisdom, and strength. I'm so proud to be your friend and photographer. Friendtographer:) Ahh ya, just made that up. Boom:)
Love you guys! xoxo