The Mann Family

December 7, 2008

This is the Mann Family…what a cute family! Their boys have ENERGY! They have the best personalities and I loved their non-stop giggles. Ryan came along for this session because I photographed them last year and I knew to be prepared! He was awesome and they loved him. Here are some of my favorites… 

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these curls are the best….

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The Peters

December 5, 2008

Ryan and I became friends with these two when they were dating. Ryan and Tim were working at the same church at the time. They have become dear friends to us over the years! Their kids are so cute. Their family is growing a little more quickly than ours! You might remember Carly Marie from a few posts back. Then there is Cody! Cody is one tough client. He made me work! I pulled out all the stops on this one. He is just so busy. There are places to go and parks to play on…there is no time to stop for pictures!img_1109blog1

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the next one makes me laugh! Cody is starring at the big open space next to him that he would rather be running in and its hard to see it, but Carly has her tongue sticking out…

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still in love after the craziness of 2 kiddos…

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check out these cheeks! I love them…

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the next one is the last shot I took and it is my favorite one! I think it is so funny, Cody was done…

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The Camp Family

December 4, 2008

These two have the cutest little girl! She is precious and I just fell in love with her. Karson’s grandparents have the best backyard and it turned out great for pictures. Here are a few favorites…

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the next one is really different, but I love it…

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Lacey

December 2, 2008

I did Lacey’s senior pictures a little bit ago. She is so much fun, and she has a precious dog! Her dog’s name is Macy and she didn’t like me very much. I’m told she really only likes her owners, but I got my feelings hurt a little. I am such a dog person and I love when my clients bring them along. Lacey is the editor of the yearbook at Conroe High. I was the photo editor of the yearbook my senior year at Conroe High and I loved it! Here are some of my favorite photos of Lacey…

 

Her eyes are gorgeous!

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The Smith Family

December 1, 2008

Meet the Smiths. I met up with them at their home to get some updated family photos. Their house and property ended up being a great location. Landon was such a pro at modeling. He and I had so much fun! Here are some of my favorites…

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We are home!

December 1, 2008

We had a great weekend. It was so nice to get away. Today my house is buried in boxes because of all the Christmas decorations that have made it down from the attic. I usually like to decorate the weekend before Thanksgiving (because I LOVE Christmas and want the decorations up as long as possible), but this year we are getting a late start. I am also working hard on getting a few sessions posted! Here are a few pictures of Ryan and I this weekend…

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We went to Joe T. Garcias for our anniversary dinner. It was so YUMMY! Some of you that have been following my blog for awhile (ah, hum…Robyn) know that Joe T’s is my favorite restaurant! Robyn reminded me today about my cheese enchilada post last year, yes they are worthy of a post! It was such a great atmosphere because it was nice and cold in Fort Worth. We sat outside in their garden and had a heater right over our table. It was so much fun. 

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5 years ago today!

November 28, 2008

We said I do! It is our 5 year wedding anniversary. Yes, we actually got married the day after Thanksgiving! The biggest shopping day of the year. This is the first time the 28th has fallen on the day after Thanksgiving since we were married. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful marriage. I thought I’d show you some pictures from our big day! Can you believe my wedding was photographed with film just 5 years ago!?! I actually made sure my photographer used film…digital was so new that the quality just wasn’t there yet. Now it blows film away! Our photographer was Dave Leon and he was amazing. He has passed away a few years ago due to cancer, but he was a huge part of our special day.

The next picture is when we got engaged on May 17, 2003…

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Then here is an engagement picture (Taken by the amazing Nhan Nguyen….I was working for him at the time)…

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Here is our wedding photo…

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I will be out of town for my anniversary most of this weekend, so I will return any e-mails and phone calls on Monday.

I am thankful!

November 27, 2008

I have so much to be thankful for today and everyday! I am blessed with a life that is better than I could have ever imagined for myself. I love my husband so much. He is truly exactly what I need and want…He is wonderful. Our daughter has made our life so full too. She is something else. We laugh all the time at all the funny things she does and says. She is this little person with a gigantic personality!

I am so thankful to have a business that is doing great and fantastic people that continue to love and appreciate what I do. I love so much that you keep coming back. I was the kid that knew early what I wanted to do with my life and I never looked back. I started telling everyone that I would be a photographer when I grew up starting at age 10. I remember running around with my teal and pink vivitar camera glued to my hands. Thanks to my parents who never stopped buying me film! Photography is so much a part of who I am and how I see the world. I am thankful that I am a better photographer than I was last year and I know that next year I will be better than I am today. The Lord is constantly opening my eyes wider and wider regarding my profession and I am so very grateful for that.

I wanted to post something that is really special to me today. I want you to see someone who is incrediby thankful! A picture just wouldn’t do, so I had to bring my point and shoot olympus (the camera that can go underwater! we love that thing) and make a little video. It is terrible lighting and I am laughing through the entire thing, but her joy is contagious. A little background info for you before you watch:

I know some of you may remember the post I did not to long ago asking everyone to pray for my friend Melanie. Well, it started on Oct. 17, 2008 when she passed out in Target. She was actually talking to me on the phone when it happened. I was in the Las Vegas airport headed to a wedding that I was photographing. She told me that she was going to pass out. I had no idea where she was and I couldn’t get her back on the phone. I immediately called our friend, Alisha. She went to her house and then finally got a call from Melanie’s husband and was able to meet him at the ER. Melanie’s heart had gone into a v-fib and they shocked her 7 or 8 times before they got her stabilized. We found out that she has a genetic condition called the Brugada syndrome. It is an electrical problem with her heart. For lack of a better word she was in a coma for two weeks. The doctors were concerned about the return of cerebral functioning of her brain. We truly believed that God was not finished with her and that he would have the final say. We knew God would heal her. On Halloween, Jeff (her husband) called us and told us that she had woken up. We rushed to the hospital…it was the greatest night ever! Melanie was there! She was laughing and crying. She couldn’t talk yet due to the tracheotomy, but it was the greatest thing I have ever seen. She is now in a rehabilitation hospital in Houston and doing fantastic. I think I’ll just let her tell you….

Adalee Kate

November 27, 2008

Another Beautiful baby girl! I am starting to get some major baby fever!!!! Remember this cute maternity couple…

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well, they have a precious new addition to their family! Meet Miss Adalee Kate….

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Mr. and Mrs. Tharpe

November 26, 2008

These two had the most beautiful wedding. I have so much that I want to post from this wedding, so I’m dividing it into a few posts. To start with I wanted to show some of the pictures I captured of the bride and groom. They decided to have a “first sight” before the wedding and it worked out so well for the pictures. We finished all of the formal pictures before the wedding even started, so after the ceremony they were free to enjoy themselves and talk with all their guests. It makes a wedding go so smoothly AND they have so many great pictures of just the two of them on their wedding day. 

The first picture is of Aaron waiting to see his Bride…

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