Monday, October 31, 2016

Sand & Sun Senior | Senior | New Mexico Photographer

Remember this gorgeous Senior from THIS post? In that post, I talked about her mom wanting a green backdrop and that they loved the beach. They're from NC - just like me! So, I was feeling what they were feeling. Even though the desert is gorgeous, sometimes you just miss "home's" scenery! Well, for the green, we went to the El Paso Rose Garden. For the beach sand feel? White Sands National Park of course! <3

Uh - I mea, HELLO?! How freaking amazing is this scenery?! She's stunning to begin with and then add the setting sun, her dresses, her personality .... gah! I was in heaven!

There weren't very many clouds in the sky when we were out there ... so the sky just glowed! As the sun was behind the mountains, the tiny clouds that did exist just made a beautiful backdrop for us!

She saw the behind the camera images of these and she exclaimed, "I look so grown!" Momma agreed. I hope that's a good thing ... I mean I know 16/17 isn't "grown" per say, but this young woman will definitely go places with her glowing character!

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Senior Rose | Senior | El Paso, TX Photographer

This senior's momma contacted me a few weeks back wanting to book senior pictures. They recently moved to El Paso as well ... from -get this- Fayetteville, NC too! Mom expressed that they should have gotten senior pics before moving because they are in love with the beach AND they love the greenery NC boosts.

Well, we are in the desert now. LOL There isn't much greenery or like, BEACH sand around. BUT I had happened across the city's Rose Garden and showed her pictures and she loved them. (we will get to the "sand" portion in another blog)

I mean how gorgeous is she?! That dress, hair, makeup ... <3 simply gorgeous.

 Not only is she gorgeous on the outside, this senior has such  a soulful heart and great personality! She and I were giggling the whole session and her true personality came forward. She is super easy to photograph and along with her fun-loving aura around her ... it was magic!

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Sugar & Spice | Maternity | El Paso, TX Photographer

This family is gaining another member and they couldn't be any happier! They're getting a little girl to love! Big brother is super excited and momma is loving the idea of adding pink to the family! 

 Isn't Momma's dress stunning?! I mean, she was already glowing with love and beauty, but add this dress and wow! Momma is stunning!

I love capturing the couple who is expecting a bundle of joy because you cans the love that they share with one another and it's simply amazing. They both glow ... and I couldn't have asked for a more good-looking family!

 Any day now this little girl will be out in the world and I cannot WAIT to meet her! Congratulations you three and enjoy every little moment of this pregnancy and birth!

 Here's a little before and after I did for the family. I have boys - so I have "boy colored" blocks ... and the dogs got ahold of a few - so they're chewed up. LOL BUT momma wanted to see something about spelling out the baby girl's name and I HAD to try! ;) What do y'all think?

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Blue Hydrangea Southern Charm | Wedding | Elizabethtown, NC Photographer


These two. sigh. I love 'em. I feel like I watched them grow up in front of my lens. I know! It's crazy right? I mean, they're not THAT much younger than I am. But I went from photographing senior pics, to engagement pics to bridal pics! <3 And here is their wedding pics! I cannot wait for "bundle of joy" pics!! ;) -- don't rush though guys, enjoy your time together and love one another. This is just the start of your life together!

Each detail was well thought out. I loved the blue hydrangeas with the white roses. Wow! Stunning! And instead of candles or sand, they chose lockets for the families to be tied together. And her dress ... I mean WOW! If you took a look at her Bridal Images, you could already tell ... but dang! it was spectacular!


The smallest details were just perfect. From their personalized mens shirts, to her cute dress hanger and then there were those cute blue sandles and sigh ... the ring. <3

 The guys were a trip. Those light tan suits were fantastic at the log cabin. You know guys, they like to be styling, but comfortable and of course, you can't take the Southern outta a wedding ... These guys were great!

The bride and groom took some side time alone to read each other's wedding day letters and see each other's gifts. I loved this part because it's just an intimate moment when they're sitting in complete silence and reading what their love has written to them ... and for their eyes only. <3 And of course, we had to tease them just a tad with a special moment alone but without seeing each other. Each momma came in to give them kisses too. So sweet.


 These kids are a trip! <3 I love how they can have fun with each other. Love brings you together, but laughter locks you in for sure! Whats a marriage if there's no fun and laughter?

 You know what I liked the most? Probably my most favorite part of the entire wedding? This. She had both her Daddies walk her down the isle. They honored what she wanted most and made it happen. There may have been some bad blood in the past ... who knows? I don't. But they came together to make their baby girl happy. And boy, was it emotional!

This right here. <3.

 The families came together once more to pray for the bride and groom and it was super emotional to watch them. The love that surrounded them was incredible! The alter most definitely radiated when both families were joined in marriage.

And then they were pronounced husband and wife. <3

 Lu Mil Vineyard, in Elizabethtown is BEAUTIFUL. My partner, Tysha, and I were in heaven. We wanted to drag the bride and groom EVERYWHERE. There wasn't a place that wasn't pretty! But of course, I knew they wanted to get down and party so we took a few and man, I love each formal image we got of them!

 How stinking cute are they? I adore them so much. I can't say it enough!

Then there was the party ... again, details were beautiful and all the fun and southern BBQ! Fantastic!

Look at that cake presentation! Yum Yum Yum! And oh so pretty!

So apparently, the girls wanted nothing to do with the bouquet! haha! But the guys were all over that garter! Switch of the norm for sure! But provided some great laughs!

This crew knew how to dance! Lots of line dances and stomping! It was amazing.

Groom joked around about signing the marriage certificate with his father and her dads ... I'm sure you guys can guess how the conversation went down! haha!

Beautiful end to a beautiful wedding. We even snuck the bride and groom out when we saw this gorgeous sunset. Little do y'all know, but it rained before the wedding ... cleared up, bright blue skies and hot sun for ceremony and formals, and then when we went inside to party ... it poured again! I'm telling ya, if you hire Tysha and I, it might rain, but it'll clear up for the most important times of the day! We've had rain, hurricane, and tornadoes ... LOL - yup. And coming up next, another hurricane. I dunno about y'all but Tysha and I most totally bring you guys luck. Why? Because it's considered lucky when it rains for your wedding.

 Hey, if it makes you feel better ... it rained before my wedding to! Maybe it's just North Carolina ...

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