Portraits

The Cutler Family | Jax’s first birthday!

I was SO SO SO excited to get the opportunity to work with the Cutlers again. These guys are just downright awesome. I can’t say that enough. We did their maternity photos last year (you can see them here) and we decided to do Jax’s first birthday pictures in the same locations, and I’m so glad we did!

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Jax’s first birthday party theme was “indians” so, naturally…

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YES, his little handkerchief does say “Little Chief”.

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“Yo, I’m One”

Then we headed to the gorgeous Ruskin Oak, a beautiful and historical tree in downtown Ocean Springs to recreate more of our photos from their maternity session last year.

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I think this is where you say, “I can’t even”.

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Lastly, our recreation ❤

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The Walker Family

When Jessica contacted me about doing a family session and we discussed her vision for location, I knew exactly where I wanted to photograph this beautiful family!

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Sawyer was a little reserved about me at first (hey, if I was being followed around by a stranger with a camera, I would probably be weirded out, too. No hard feelings little man). We started by reading a little with mom.

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After a little acclimating though, he started to feel more comfortable, and eventually started hamming it up for us.

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After a little while he decided that running around playing with mom and dad wasn’t weird at all.

Then Aunt Lally came to hang out so we could do some photos of mom and dad together.

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Then the sun started doing its thing!

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Maternity, Portraits

Sara & Alex | Maternity

I know I’m a little late blogging these photos, but at least I’m getting them up before the arrival of baby A!

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It was such an honor to have the opportunity to take these photos for my fellow photographer Sara and her husband Alex. These two love Ocean Springs, so we took advantage of the lovely light on east beach at sunset.

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I want to wish this lovely couple all the best for the future of their family ❤

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Hattie | Senior Session

I’m reeling. Still trying to figure out if this shoot was with a gorgeous senior girl, or a mermaid (I’m leaning toward mermaid).

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Hattie is (obviously) quite the bombshell. On top of being beautiful, she also is a natural in front of the camera. She rocked the white lace FORLOVEANDLEMONS dress.

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There’s nothing more fun for me than shooting a girl who is seriously into fashion. Hattie is going on to study business to become a fashion buyer. I think it’s safe to say she’ll be great at it!

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Out & About, Portraits

Happy December

Hey guys! I want to start off the blog post by saying how EXCITED I am to be featured on http://www.lookslikefilm.com

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This group has put together an amazing array of photography that’s been edited with VSCO presets/actions. They’re made to emulate traditional film and since using VSCO I’ve been COMPLETELY inspired. There is such a vast community of photographers out there with grand vision and I’m just honored to have been featured among so many amazingly talented people. Go check out the site!

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Hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far. I know mine has been pretty fun and relaxing. I gave made sure to give myself plenty of free time around the end of the year so I could relax and spend time with friends and family. This time last year I was running around like crazy. I really wanted to be able to enjoy the season and take some photos just for me- and that’s just what I’ve been doing!

Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite days of the entire year. All the stress that comes with gift giving (uhh.. buying) hasn’t set in yet and you can really just put your feet up and hang out with family. Here are a few of my favorites 🙂


I also took a walk with my friend Kayla around my neighborhood and took some pictures (does that sound like something high school girls do? So be it):

aaaand just a few other random snapshots! I just purchased the VSCO film presets and I’m obsessed. It’s really been the inspiration I’ve been needing lately…

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Maternity, Portraits

Dara | Maternity

Maternity shoots are quickly becoming one of my favorites! I love photographing couples and moms-to-be and I feel like documenting this brief and precious time in a mother’s life is so important. Imagine when your child is growing up- you can show them photos you took with them before they were even born and feel the love you had for them even then. I’m so glad I got to spend time getting to know Dara and her husband Brett during this exciting time. They will be great parents and I’m sure their little man is going to be a huge heart-throb!

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Fashion, Portraits

A lovely styled session…

(click any photo to enlarge)

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I’m so excited to share these images! I have been wanting to start doing more styled sessions lately and this one just came together so effortlessly. Let me introduce you to the wonderful people who helped make this photo shoot possible:

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Accessories featured in this session can be found at Prima Donna Boutique on Rue Magnolia in downtown Biloxi. I have been working with Jerika, owner of Prima Donna Boutique, for a little over a year now.

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Jerika, owner of Prima Donna. Photo by Me (May 2013)

This girl is seriously a visionary. I’ve never met a brighter, more vivacious personality. When you walk into her shop you get the same impression. She offers some very gorgeous and unique vintage items as well as modern boutique selections as well.

Makeup By:

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Laura Mason, Makeup Artist

Laura Mason is the amazing makeup artist I had the privilege of working with on this session. Her creativity when I came to the looks for this session really brought everything to the next level. I personally would have never thought of an electric blue under-eyeliner (but that’s precisely why we leave the makeup up to her and the photography up to me).

Onto some photos from our session! First I’d like to show off some head shots of our models immediately post makeup (because look how hot they are).

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Our lovely models Amanda Palchak (left) and Emily Sholes (right)

Okay, okay, onto the rest!

Is this enough amazing hair in one photo?

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All these fall colors are POPPING (and that cranberry fur vest!

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Love the attitude in this one. This fur vest can be found in other colors (including a killer emerald green) at Jerika’s shop.

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All this greenery was so whimsical.

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Those eyebrows! Perfecto.

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I’m in LOVE with this cranberry colored hat Amanda was wearing.

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Belt and necklace pictured above on Amanda can also be found at Prima Donna Boutique.

Playing around with this fun necklace from Prima Donna.

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Last but not least.. The kicker.. THESE SHOES. I should preface these photos by explaining that Jerika carries an array of insane/amazing/unbelievable shoes at Prima Donna. These shoes have a ballerina in the heel. You can wind them up and they play music! I’ve never seen anything like them.

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Emily is looking very Nylon Magazine in that last one, don’t you think?

I just want to say thanks to Prima Donna for letting me feature her awesome products, Laura Mason for the lovely looks she created, and Amanda and Emily for rocking from beginning to end. I can’t wait to do another styled session soon!

Styled Session feat. Prima Donna

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