I first met this family in 2012 when I had the honor of photographing Kellan as a newborn.  His little brother gave his family a surprise and scare by arriving at just 32 weeks.  After a NICU stay, he finally got to go home and I was able to photograph him just 2 days after his original due date.  For a preemie, he did amazingly well at his session.   And his smooshy (it’s a word!) cheeks are just swoon worthy!  And Kellan is just the sweetest big brother ever.  Welcome earth side little one, you are so very loved.


The perfect little bump in my previous blog post turned out to be this perfect little beautiful baby girl.  She was sweet and just full of snuggles.  Thank you V family for asking me to capture such a precious time in your lives, it was an honor.  Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!

ps – The beautiful pink wrap used in this session was given to me by my brother-in-law.  He travels the world as a trainer for Chilis and came across a gorgeous handmade pink wrap in Turkey during one of his trips.  He brought it back to Texas for me and I finally found the perfect baby to wrap it up in, it’s just gorgeous!


I haven’t had a lot of extra time to come blog mini session but man, I just couldn’t file these away in archive without sharing a few favorites.  These two are stunning, we were blessed with a gorgeous location and gorgeous light!  And wait until you see their beautiful baby girl!

Oct 05, 2014
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Jonah has been talking so much.  His vocabulary is just insane to me.  This afternoon, he woke up from his nap and wanted to nurse for a few minutes.  When he was ready to get up, he looked over at the rocking chair in my bedroom.  Jase had left a pair of jeans flung over the edge with his belt still in the loops.  Jonah immediately says…

“Daddy, where Daddy?  I need to bring Daddy his pants.”

I told him Daddy wasn’t home, he was at the store.

“Daddy not home??  Daddy at the store??  WITHOUT HIS PANTS?!?!?”

I had to explain that Daddy was wearing pants at the store, just not *those* pants.  All while cracking up.  Funny kid.

And if you didn’t catch this over on Instagram last week, it’s worth a click over.  Kid is a total crack up.


This little beauty is about to turn 1 in just a few short weeks.  Her newborn photo graces the front page of my website, she’s changed so much since then!  Happy Birthday sweet baby girl!


These two stole my heart this morning.  I knew he was sweet on his baby sister at her newborn session but the sweetness has grown by leaps and bounds (as have they!).  Taryn rarely took her eyes off Tino, always scanning to watch him.  And if she started to fuss, he was right there to kiss her hand or her forehead.  It was seriously the sweetest thing ever.


You guys.  This post makes me feel old.  That beautiful girl up there, she was one of my first baby planners here in Austin after we moved our business from Louisiana.  She’s not a baby anymore.  She’s in Kindergarten!  That’s crazy pants.  I loved every second of catching up with her and her momma, and grandparents too.  So many memories came rushing back….her birth, all brand new, learning to crawl, walk, time flies.  I’m a lucky girl to get to pause it, just for a second, every now and then.

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I love it when my graduated baby planners come back for a session.  Oh my goodness, so fun to see how much she’s grown and changed in a year, she is a fun little toddler!  And her big brown eyes steal my heart every.single.time!



After 5 years, our sessions are as much about catching up, chatting, laughing, visiting and praying, as they are about the photos.


This is Grayson.  He’s a pretty awesome kid.  One I’m so super lucky to have met.  Do you ever feel that you were just meant to cross paths with certain people?  I know that sounds weird, but that’s exactly what it feels like with this family.  Thanks for letting me take your photo today buddy, it was an honor.

Every now and then one of my clients will ask me to photograph a birthday party.  It’s not something I get to do a lot of, but when I do, it’s always a blast!  Ty usually goes with me and we have often talked about him opening a side business of Life in Motion doing just birthday parties.  He really enjoys it and I love shooting with him.  He’s so good at it too.  He’s just so busy with homeschool and volunteering, we haven’t figure out a way to make it work yet with his schedule.  This particular party was AMAZING.  While I can’t share all the birthday party images because I don’t have releases on all the kiddos but I cannot resist sharing some of the details of this party.  Allyie is a rockstar party planner!  The details you can’t see that were so much fun included a Jedi Training Obstacle Course, the kids battling and taking down Darth Vader (and winning!) and lots and lots of light saber wars.  The party was a huge success and so FUN!  Scroll down to the bottom to see Ty getting in on the light saber wars, I couldn’t resist sharing those too.  Jack, you are so lucky to have such an awesome momma who puts so much time, love and attention in to your special day!  Happy Birthday buddy!

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Kids love Ty.  At the end of the party we were wrapping up and I spotted Ty and Greg in the middle of a light saber war.  PHOTOG DOWN!  PHOTOG DOWN!  Hilarious.

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This momma steals my heart every time we meet.  She is completely in love with her family, in such a big way.  That love comes through every call, every email, every minute of our time together.  I admire her and the way she embraces the chaos that 3 young children bring.  She smiles through it, throws her hands in the air and says “this is us”.  That’s the best, I love it.  The shots of Lucy learning to walk and the bum shots of her pinching her own belly….so sweet.  Elle’s profile shot and Nate with his Momma.  He was so sweet, he specifically requested photos of him with his mom this session.  Swoon!