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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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…

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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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Engagement, Portraits

Cecilia & Randy | Engagement

I LOVE doing engagement sessions. It definitely the kind of session I want to do as many of as possible. I love being able to capture a couple’s personality and chemistry in photos for them to have forever. Cecilia and Randy were a blast to shoot. We have many mutual friends already and we felt comfortable around each other immediately. They didn’t mind getting sandy on the beach or running like crazy to different places trying to get the photos before the sunset completely. I’m glad we cut it so close though, because these sunset images are GORGEOUS!

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// CLICK ON A PHOTO TO ENLARGE //

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I wish these guys all the best for their future. Congratulations!!

 

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Fashion, Portraits, Seniors

Allison | Beach Beauty

I always want to jump for joy after every senior session! I love doing this so much. I’m so lucky I got the opportunity to take these for the lovely Miss Allison. Her family was vacationing here from Missouri and she wanted to have her photos done near the beach.

This girl had some seriously fashion-forward vision and I think that’s why she and I made such a great team. Check this gorgeous girl out! We also got a couple of great shots of her and her sister Anna. What a beautiful sister-sister duo.

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Maternity, Portraits

Marybeth & Jake | Maternity

Finally, Marybeth and Jake are up on the blog! Baby Jax should be here very soon and I wanted to congratulate this couple immensely. I’m so lucky I got the opportunity to meet these guys and be a tiny part of their baby story. Can’t wait to see the little guy!

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