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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Portraits

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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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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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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Maternity, Portraits

Kendall & Allen | Maternity

I’m gonna be an aunt, y’all!

Meet this beautiful couple: Kendall and Allen. Kendall and I have been BEST friends since high school and Allen is probably the closest thing I’ll ever have to a brother. Their love for each other is one of the truest, most sincere, and deep rooted kinds of love I’ve ever seen. I could tell when Kendall met Allen and fell in love with him that she then became the person that she was always meant to be. He completes her in every sense of the word, and now they have been blessed with one of life’s most amazing gifts. I can’t wait to lay my eyes upon this beautiful little girl, Avery Grace.

P.S. Sorry for all the cheese. Can you tell I am feeling all the feels right now?

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