Friday, September 30, 2011


I'm a Doyle by blood but no relation to this lovely family (that we know of) however, they are a part of my family as fellow believers and members of our home church. I was so pleased to be able to fit in a family session with the Doyle's before leaving the states. This family has been so generous toward Brian and I and we are so thankful for them. The youngest three LOVE being in front of the camera, and although they'd rather be making goofy faces they always gave me a smile, and eventually big brother warmed up too (that's right Adam, you smile you are get called out!) It was a great session and I was happy to hear they liked, no LOVED their photos. This is why I take photos after all, to give you individualized, framable, full of personality memories....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


As is typical for most young men, Sam was not too excited about getting senior portraits done, but he respected his parents and went along with it. And you know what? He rocked it! I tried to keep the session short for him (my sessions with girls are typically 3 hours, I was done with his in less than 1!) and assured him he was doing great as I barely had to tell him more than once what to do for a pose.
We started at the new baseball fields -they are going to be SO nice when they are finally done- and ended in downtown Lindale. I think we got some great shots!
Sam, thanks for going along with your parents wishes, I hope they like the shots we got. Praying you have a blessed senior year and a rock'n baseball season!

I have about 5 more I want to post but the internet connection here is making it take extra long to upload photos. One of the many little things you learn to live with in a 3rd world country!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Friday morning I got on facebook to find a message form one of the mom's in our church. She wanted to know if there was anyway I could find time to do a photo session with her children before I left the country. She had just seen my work and loved it (which is a big compliment for any 'artist') and I was excited for the chance to shoot some children, as always! We made plans for that same night and shot in a hay field (always love new locations) with lots of room to run...maybe a little too much room. I was chasing her two year old all over the field, he was all boy checking out every area and pulling his little red wagon along with him. While he was checking out the terrain his sister was posing pretty and making my job easy.
I definitely got a work out shooting this brother and sister, but I got some good moments out of it too....Thanks for choosing me to capture your children at this stage of life Heather, they are full of personality!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sean & Heather:Baby Bump

Not too long ago I was looking at a friends latest baby bump pictures on facebook and asked if she was going to have any maternity pictures done. She said they didn't have plans at the time. So we made some. We set the date, got some inspiration from pinterest, and looked forward to capturing some great moments between her and her husband as they anticipate the birth of their baby boy. I don't know who was more excited about this shoot, but it was probably me. If I could keep up business with only maternity, newborns and toddlers I would, they've been my favorite sessions over all.
Sean and Heather are a super fun couple and I enjoyed capturing their love for each other and their baby boy. He is a very blessed boy, they are a very blessed couple.

Sean and Heather, I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your handsome boy! I know you will be great parents.

Shelby:Senior 2012

Photography has been my only hobby since high school, so for my graduation I got a Canon Rebel 35mm (my parents gave me much more than I deserved.) I took a photography class in college and enjoyed developing photos and experimenting...then everything went digital and I got consumed with classes and friends and my camera collected dust. Last year when I brushed off the dust and began taking pictures again I quickly talked my husband into letting me get a digital camera and bought a Canon Rebel xti. Not what I would have picked but it fit our budget. Anyway, to brush up on my rusty skills I ran over to my parents house where my sister and four of her BFFs were. I didn't even ask I just said "get pretty and come model for me."
Since then the girls have been saying they want me to do their senior pictures. I already did Sarah's and just finished Shelby's...unfortunately I'm moving out of the country Sept. 26 and won't get to do my own sisters. But I am praying for a photo shoot in Rome this coming May to make up for it.
All this to say, Shelby's has been anticipating her senior pictures for a while now. In classic Shelby form it was very dramatic, and lots of fun. I'll spare you all the drama filled details and just show the finished product.
Praying your senior year is full of valuable life lessons helping to prepare you for the "adult" years ahead, as well as many fun memories with friends to look back on and cherish in those "not so fun" adult moments. Love you Shelbster