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Styled shoots are SO much fun! Not only are they an opportunity to build your portfolio, styled shoots give you a chance to take risks, experiment, make friends with fellow photographers and wedding industry professionals, and even learn some new techniques. Davis and Grey Farms is a stunning wedding venue in Celeste, TX and it […]

Styled Shoot at Davis and Grey Farms | Davis and Grey Farms | McKinney TX Photographer

May 4, 2022

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This family session was beautiful and so much fun! I decided to gift a family with a session back in february. It was my first time working at Bingham House in McKinney Texas. This location was incredible, it’s a beautiful historic home with so much character. I’m excited to share this family session with you.

McKinney Maternity Session | The Dosky Family | McKinney TX Photographer | McKinney TX Maternity Photographer

May 2, 2022

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Brian, Today you’re officially 35! It feels like yesterday that you told me you wanted pork chops with cornbread, mac&cheese, and mashed potatoes for your birthday dinner. The first birthday of yours that we celebrated together. You drove almost 6 hours to good ol’ Plainview Texas to spend your birthday with me. We were standing […]

6 Birthday’s together: A BIRTHDAY LETTER TO MY AMAZING HUSBAND

April 6, 2022

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What do you get when you have a beautiful venue, amazing vendors, and beautiful models? A beautiful styled shoot at Stem and Light hosted by Rebecca Chesney! The hard work that everyone put into this event definitely paid off. I want to share a few of my favorite photos from the event with you!

STEM AND LIGHT SHOOTOUT | WAXAHACHIE TX | DALLAS TX PHOTOGRAPHER | DALLAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | STEM AND LIGHT STUDIO VENUE | STYLED SHOOT

February 15, 2022

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FALL MINI SESSION I remember Tammy being really excited to share this moment with her daughters. She kept telling me, “I really want to have pictures with my daughters”, I said, “let’s make it happen!”. So, we did. I met Tammy at my day job while working in Plainview Tx! She was always kind, helpful, […]

A FALL THEMED SESSION IN NOVEMBER | DALLAS TX PHOTOGRAPHER | DALLAS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | FALL MINI SESSION

February 3, 2022

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For Paisley’s first birthday party, mom Farrah created a beautiful styled winter in wonderland party. The colors were pink, silver/gray, and white. The parties theme, “Paisley’s Winter ONEderland”, hosted at the families cozy home was absolutely beautiful.

Paisley’s Winter ONEderland | MCKINNEY TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHER | MILESTONE PHOTOGRAPHER | FIRST BIRTHDAY | OAK POINT TX | DALLAS TX PHOTOGRAPHER

January 30, 2022

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Do I need two photographers? You might see the option for a second shooter on your proposal when searching for a wedding photographer, and for very good reasons! There are many helpful benefits of having a second photographer on your wedding day. In this blog post, I will share my top eight reasons why I […]

8 REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR WEDDING | WHEN TO HIRE ONLY ONE PHOTOGRAPHER

January 15, 2022

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Something that stood out to me during Audrey and Michael’s wedding day was the love and genuine connection between the two of them! There was so joy and laughter throughout the day, even tears of joy from their children who were so happy to see them come together as one.

MICHAEL AND AUDREY |SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH | DALLAS TX WEDDING| DALLAS TEXAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

January 14, 2022

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I remember my first slow season of photography! It was both hard and confusing! There was so much that I didn’t understand. I had many thoughts of quitting simply because I didn’t know how to navigate my business during this season. I quickly learned and it made things a lot easier for me going forward.

Photography Slow Season | What Do I Do During the Photography Slow Season | Off-Season Projects for Photographers | Surviving the Photography Slow Season

January 7, 2022

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I’m so excited to share my first session of 2022 with you! The Davis family drove about an hour drive to visit me in McKinney for their family photos! We had a great time together!

McKinney TX Family Portraits | Studio House McKinney | The Davis Family| McKinney TX Photographer

January 4, 2022