Archive for 'Austin Photographer'

So, what was supposed to be a short 2 month maternity leave for me had to turn in to a 5 month long maternity leave.  Healing and recovery has been long but I am slowly returning to work again.  This little dreamy guy – I mean really – could he be any cuter?!  The Texas heat can be brutal, even at 7 am, but he did so great!  Happy half birthday sweet baby Jay!

I’ve been incredibly blessed to get to photograph the birth of each of these beautiful children.  And while a lot of us had boy vibes at the birth, it was still such a fun surprise to see a boy enter their family!  He is quite the squish, weighing in at over 10 lbs.  I was super excited that they asked me to do their newborn session as well and oh my goodness, this chubby baby boy was so fun to photograph.  He’s absolutely adored by every single person in their family and I hope their gallery reflects just how much he’s loved.

I knew it was going to be a great session with the very first photos were smiley.  This family has the best smiles!  Big brother and sister were just the sweetest with their new baby brother.  They loved on him so much and it was so sweet to see.

Oh my, how they have grown.  These two beautiful girls had so much fun during our session.  The first time we met it was COLD and little miss wasn’t so sure about me and my camera.  This time around, they were ready to play and have a great time!  It was so fun to catch up with them!

I’m warning you now.  If you scroll down, you’ll be smacked with cuteness!  These boys are SO ADORABLE!  I can’t even handle it!  The bow ties, the smiles, I can hear the laughs through the photos.  Just….the best!!

Isn’t he just the cutest with his sweet little smile and red hair?!  As much as we photographers focus on sleepy babies, I love it when newborns are this alert….he just loved the camera so much!

Fall mini sessions are my fave.  It’s so great to catch up with a few of my favorite families that I’ve photographed for years and a few new ones!





A highlight of my year is to see this family and connect with them.  I’ve been lucky enough to photograph them for quite a few years now and I have to be ready to answer questions, lots and lots of questions!  This year Timmy had a broken leg, he fell in Hawaii, so we had to be a bit creative in moving and posing him.  He was a trooper even in the freezing cold.  These boys always steal my heart and I absolutely loved hearing their name ideas for baby Zachary (before we chose his name of course).

Gah!  I’m going to totally overshare this session.  Tara is a fellow Austin Photographer with Life is Sweet.  I absolutely adore her work and she’s taken some absolutely amazing photos of my family.  I was super excited and a little nervous to get her crew in front of my camera.  Tara did a wonderful job getting everyone’s outfits together – I love love love how fancy they all are!  

I love all the personalities shining through.  From the boy energy, big sister love and sweet snuggles with momma, their family shines.

Because every good session ends with a selfie lol!  Thank you Tara for trusting me to capture your beautiful family.  It’s always an honor and I’m so thankful for your friendship!

Hello, I’m new here.  Zachary at 10 days new 😉

I can’t believe it’s been a week already.  Why are these early days so long when they go by so quickly?  My mom bought this amazing blanket for Zachary and I absolutely love it.  It’s so soft!  I’m really glad I took this photo when I did because that night his cord stump got stuck in his sleeper zipper and it popped off.  A little before it was ready and I felt so bad when he let out a little whimper.  Ugh, mommy guilt.  I’m sorry buddy!

We had a really hard time choosing a name for our little guy.  We didn’t make a final decision until just a few weeks before he was born.  We usually try to pick something earlier but it was hard this time.  I wanted to name him earlier to help with bonding after our 3 losses.  But we just couldn’t come up with one we all loved (or even that just Jason and I both loved and let the kids deal lol).  And then Zachary came along.  I love the meaning:  God has remembered.  He has not forgotten us in our desire to grow our family amidst so much loss.  He has not foresaken us.  He has remembered.  John is after Jason’s grandpa that we lost last year.  We wanted to honor him and it just fit so well with the first name because it means “God is gracious”.  Jason’s grandma was so pleased to hear the name and that makes us both so happy.

Right after the photo above I needed to change my little guys diaper.  Taryn came along to try to calm him and snuck in a few head smells for good measure.  She just loves the way he smells and will stop what she’s doing (note pencil in hand lol) to sneak one in 😉

Jackson and Tobin have grown so much since last fall!  They both sprouted up and look so much taller!  We had a great time, even though it was cold, exploring campus.  The boys were super excited because they were heading straight to Big Bend on a camping trip from our session!