What to wear Wednesday: Keeping in thrifty!

I’m sure you’ve heard of poshmark! Super great to get some awesome deals.  It’s a GREAT place to find an awesome outfit for your FALL photos! I’m transitioning today in talking all about fall photos!

I’m loving the color yellow for fall photos.  (That’s what I’m planning on wearing for our fall photos..stay tuned!!)

Look at this awesome Nordstom’s Boho Fringe Kimono with a tad of yellow in it! It also complies with my style guide to choose lighter colors for portraits.  AND GUYS…..it’s $8!!! Whatttt???? That’s just drop everything you’re doing and head over there to get it NOW! Yikes!!!

This is from an awesome stylist Brittany Thomas.  You should check her shop out and come back to check out as she updates it regularly.

This is my first (probably of MANY!) announcement that I’m working with her and a bunch of other local vendors on an awesome wedding styled shoot coming your way in late September.

And one more mention about Fall Photos – If you’re hoping for an October weekend session then contact me now, lickety-split!  I have just 1 spot left (October 29th!) – is it going to go to you?? Time would be either at 7:30am or 6:15pm.  (I go into the why about these times in my style guide that also comes with booking a session with me! It’ll help you also with MORE what to wear!)

 

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Landen is (almost!) 4!

client wall artWhen I corresponded with Landen’s mom for the first time I just knew that his eyes were going to be a show stopper.  Just like she said, they really do change color – and are so beautiful! Landen will be 4 in January (which I feel like is RIGHT around the corner – it could be just me hoping for a break from 100F temps!).  He’s so full of energy and a typical toddler who loves to run, fall, and be silly! Happy (early!!) birthday Landen! Landen at 4

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Landen sitting on railroad tracks

Location: Trinity River Park in Ft. Worth, Texas

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Caleb is 1!

Caleb is 1!!! I have loved photographing him this last year! It’s such a treat to see the little ones grow up.  Happy Birthday little guy! See how much he’s grow by looking at his newborn photos!

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Love seeing photos from all of our sessions throughout the year!

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baby grumpy faces are so cute not to share:) baby boy

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Location: Central Park in Frisco

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She said YES! Tyler and Alanna

She said YES!!! I had the awesome privileged of photographing Tyler proposing to Alanna hovering over the Ft. Worth Stockyards.  It was so so so so so so so amazing!  Tyler hired me in secret so I was posing as a photographer just tagging along on their ride to take a tour of the city.  I’m totally not an aerial photographer (I really don’t think my aerial shots are really amazing either) so I was hoping she wasn’t going to see my not-so-awesome lens for aerial photography — I think that is just a geeky photography thing to think about, I’m pretty sure she didn’t even notice.

Tyler had great music as we were hovering and he was pouring his heart out – just in case you’re wondering you can mute the back passenger’s conversations so the pilot and co-pilot (that was me!) can’t hear.

Congratulations Tyler and Alanna! Thank you guys SO MUCH!!!

This is one of my most favorite things about being a photographer – I get the chance to be apart of people’s lives in such an intimate way! Tyler and Alanna, years later when you look back at these photos I hope that they will stir up those emotions you felt at this point in your relationship and help you appreciation each other more and more.

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LOVE this shot of them!!

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Texas Motor Speedway – even from up above this place is IMPRESSIVE! aerial ft worth

 

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Tarant County Courthouse – I photographed Wil and Haleigh’s wedding here – it’s SO BEAUTIFUL inside! couple proposal couple proposal

 

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This is one of the funny things we saw – only in Texas do you have swimming pools shaped like your state.

The helicopter tour was hosted by Epic Helicopters.  Highly recommend them – they’re so great.  The tour is individualized so really whatever you want to see they make it happen.  It was also very private.

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What to wear Wednesdays: What we wore!

Just a disclaimer – I totally don’t have it all together clothing wise! Most of the time I regrettably sport the workout clothes because I’ve found I get so grumpy in this Texas heat if I am outside with my kids NOT wearing exercise clothes.  I don’t even want to move! Lately I’ve been trying my hardest to step up my game (and still play with my kids!) I am on the road towards being a recovering habitual yoga pant wearer.  

But anyway…it was SO MUCH FUN picking out our outfits for our family photo session! It definitely took several trips to different stores (and returns!) but I REALLY love the way the colors and textures turned out.  Big thanks to my photographer friend Konnor Stringham (from Konnor Quest Photography) who photographed us! I also love the location – the Carrollton greenbelt.  I love all the different greens, layers of grass, and a few wild flowers.

Something that I found was super helpful in picking out my kids outfits from Once Upon A Child.  They sort by COLOR! How awesome is that if you already know generally what color you want? I definitely stuck with the lighter colors because it pops more light on faces – and it’s all about the faces, right?  My kids’ faces are so so so cute!

I also found it really helpful to not bring my husband but a friend shopping (shout out to you Jess!). I couldn’t decide between the gold skirt and the blue chiffon skirt so I totally cheated on the one outfit rule, but changed lightening fast while the kids and my husband were being photographed.  It was such a quick change – I just pulled the blue skirt on over the gold then unzipped the gold and VIOLA! I think I did this simultaneously making monkey noises for the kids to have fun!

Thanks again Konnor! We LOVE THEM!!!

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Surprise! Baby Cohen is here!

Cohen came a whopping three weeks early! I say “whopping” because it’s a big deal to be 9 months pregnant in heat like this! I’m sure his mommy is very happy to not be pregnant anymore and get to hold this super snugly super cute baby boy.  He was the best baby to photograph! Very sleepy and content.  I love his hair and his birthmarks – so sweet.

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His Aunt made this cute crochet hat and diaper cover! newborn as dinosaur

His parents have three (just had 4!) rescue dogs, so this outfit is so perfect for him! He didn’t really flinch when the dogs came close to sniff and lick him! newborn baby with puppy outfit

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newborn boy with puppiesWelcome to this world little guy!

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