The Moore Family | Maternity Photographer near Dallas

Pregnant mama hugging kids as dad watches with their Maternity Photographer near Dallas

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This is the first family session I ever did in my in-home studio (and I’ve done many since), and I am hooked! We scheduled the Moore’s family session for the dead of summer when it was over 100 degrees, and it was just so hot outside that we decided to switch to a studio session to try and escape the heat. I am SO thankful for my air conditioner! We basically treated this session like an in-home lifestyle session, but the Moore family didn’t have to worry about cleaning their house (and KEEPING it clean) so it would be photo-ready. This is so hard to do when you’re pregnant, trying to juggle two kids, and want to have hair and makeup done—not to mention dressing your kiddos in cute outfits and keeping them clean and wrinkle-free! I would say this was a win-win—they had the coziness of an in-home lifestyle session with the convenience of a studio session.  Kyler and Halie were both SO excited to have their photos taken, so we ran with that energy and kept the entire session lighthearted and fun so we could show off their playful personalities. As I looked through the photos after the session, I completely fell in love with everyone’s huge smiles! I love how Kyler and Halle’s happy and energetic personalities rubbed off on everyone and had all of us smiling for the entire session. I might have been a sweaty mess by the end, but it was more than worth it. Julie sent me photos of the prints she hung on their walls at home, and it made my photographer heart so happy to see my work blown up and displayed so prominently in their home! I was also able to take this cute family’s newborn photos a few months later, and it was fun to meet sweet baby Madelyn and take some updated family photos. Sweet baby Madelyn is just as adorable as her older brother and sister, and I am so excited to share photos from this session!   

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The Moore Family | Maternity Photographer near Dallas

Little Elizabeth | Newborn Photographer in Dallas

Dad and mom holding baby girl with gorgeous dark hair at Newborn Photographer in Dallas

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I took maternity photos last summer for the Varma family and was so happy to see them again with their newest family member, their sweet baby girl Elizabeth! This session was in my in-home studio, which is the perfect place for newborn sessions or family photos when you have a newborn. We were able to keep baby Elizabeth comfortable and warm (and avoid getting too warm outside in our Texas sunshine) and capture so many timeless photos with her parents and big brother.

Big brother Beckett wasn’t too into the idea of taking photos, so we had to get a bit creative. We played with the handmade wooden cars from my studio collection—they are so much more photogenic than your typical brightly-colored toys and so much less distracting in photos. Beckett was also more than happy to help us find and point out Elizabeth’s ten tiny fingers and toes, and I love the photos we were able to take during these sweet moments. I also have a few other tricks up my sleeve to help when toddlers are less than cooperative, but I can’t share all of my secrets here! 😉

I just love Elizabeth’s gorgeous head full of dark hair, so I took about a million photos of her precious little head. I love the way her dark hair contrasts with the light and bright design of my studio and the outfits Lindsay chose for her family. I am so in love with how Lindsay styled her family’s session! I mean, how adorable is that gorgeous white bonnet and monogrammed diaper cover? And did you notice that Beckett’s outfit is a miniature version of his dad’s shirt? Father and son or mother and daughter twinning is so cute! I also have several props in my studio that I love to incorporate—I love using my Moses basket for a few sleepy shots, I love the texture it adds to a photo. And I love taking photos of newborns and families snuggling on the bed. It just feels so homey and makes the photos feel so natural and comfortable.

 

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Little Elizabeth | Newborn Photographer in Dallas

The Church Family | Dallas Family Photography

Father and daughter picking wildflowers in gorgeous sunlit field

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This gorgeous family session was one of my mentoring sessions with Savan Photography, and it was such an amazing learning experience for me! I wanted to learn more about shooting film and had admired Savan’s work for so long, so I was so excited when she agreed to fly all the way out to Dallas from Orange County, California to mentor me and my friend Rachel from Rachel DeBell Photography. When I got my film scans back from the lab, I was so blown away at how much my photos improved during this session! I was able to gain so much knowledge and a better understanding of the way film works, and it shows! As convenient as it is to shoot digitally, the creamy tones film provides (as well as the added depth) makes the process so worth it! If you’ve been a client of mine or following along here on my blog for very long, you know how much I adore gorgeous natural light. So you can imagine how much I love the combination of natural light and the gorgeous creamy tones you get when you use film!

Switching over to film has also made me a more intentional photographer, because I can’t simply look at the back of my screen to see if a photo turned out. And I can’t shoot a million photos during a session, because that would be so expensive! I still help guide my clients into natural poses that encourage interaction with each other, but I’ve learned that shooting less frames results in a wider variety of meaningful photos rather than a lot of photos of the same or similar interactions. You’ve gotta make every frame count with film!

It was so easy to capture all of the emotions you see in these photos of the Church family. Adria’s love for her girls was so evident in every interaction. The way she spoke about and to them, and the way she held them close throughout the session was so sweet! Colt was so full of adoration for his family, and I loved watching him interact with and show his love for his three girls. Baby Eile was such a sweet baby and allowed us to capture so many of those sweet, snuggly shots we all love. But the star of the show was definitely Emmy with her larger-than-life personality, so we let her lead the way! And I think you’ll agree with me when I say this was definitely not a mistake.

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The Church Family | Dallas Family Photography

Maddyn | First Birthday Photography Dallas

One-year-old girl cake smash in gorgeous outdoor Texas location

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“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.This sweet one-year-old definitely reflects the love and care her parents give to her! Maddyn is clearly a real-life doll, and if you can believe it, her little personality is even cuter! She was as smiley as it gets, she loved crawling all over the place and exploring everything in sight, and she was obviously so in love with her parents. It wasn’t hard to see why she loves them so much, because they were so sweet and loving. Her parents are wrapped around her tiny little finger, and if you had been there at this session, you would have seen two of the most loving parents absolutely gushing over their baby girl…and one photographer doing the same thing!
I had so much fun capturing these special milestone photos of Maddyn as she smiled, crawled, and toddled around in this gorgeous outdoor location. I loved Maddyn’s cute eyelet romper as well as the sweet flower crown and headband her mom picked to complete her outfit. And how gorgeous is that cake? I just love the simplicity and beauty of the cake with those gorgeous flowers on top. And Maddyn obviously did, too, because she definitely wasn’t afraid to dig into the cake!

As we were e-mailing about Maddyn’s session, her Mom said that they are hoping to find a long-term family photographer and that they are hoping it will be me! I was so beyond happy when I read that, not only because it’s validating when someone wants you to take their photo time and time again, but also because getting to see families continue to grow together is such a wonderful thing that truly keeps the passion and creativity for this job going. I’m so excited to keep taking photos of this adorable and loving family!

 

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Studio Motherhood Session | Motherhood Photographer in Dallas

Mom holding baby girl and smiling at daughter

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I had so much fun photographing Kim, my sweet friend from church, and her two beautiful daughters at this special motherhood session! I was so happy when she asked me to take these photos for a Christmas gift for her husband, but it was so hard to keep it a secret! Since the photos were a surprise for Kim’s husband, I’ve had to keep these photos to myself for a while. I am so glad that I can finally share this dreamy motherhood session! 
Kim asked me to style her, Halie, and Haven from my client wardrobe, and I’m more than just a little bit in love with how everything came together! If you’ve been a client of mine for very long, you definitely know by now that I’m all about white everything. So, when Kim mentioned she had thought about having everyone wear white for their session, we ran with that! And I’m so glad we did! Don’t they look like angels? My absolute favorite details are Haven’s little eyelet dress with the simple flower crown. I mean, this is basically what my photography dreams are made of! An all-white color palette and gorgeous, feminine details! Can it get better than that?


Kim, Halie, and Haven are all so sweet and gorgeous, and the fact that they are beautiful inside and out made it so easy for me to capture a lot of sweet moments of them together. I loved watching them interact as they smiled, and laughed, and showed so much love for each other. I also loved getting to see the interaction between Halie and her little sister Haven. It’s not often that I get to photograph siblings with such an age difference, so it was fun to be able to photograph this unique and special relationship. Haven definitely has a wonderful big sister to look up to!

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Studio Motherhood Session | Motherhood Photographer in Dallas

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