It's always fun for me when my love for shooting fashion + couples comes together in an engagement shoot! These two were so sweet and so in love, which always makes my job easier! Thanks Nate + Haley for spending the evening adventuring around driftwood, hopping over fences and walking down the side of the road, all for the sake of these photos!
*For all of you ladies who are wondering, her beautiful floral dress is from Reformation!
Every once in a while, clients come along with a story that speaks to your soul. All of my clients are wonderful, but sometimes a story reaches out and grabs your heart unlike others and this is one of those. A couple months ago, I got an email from Erika about doing a maternity shoot. To be honest, I don't do a lot of them, but when she mentioned they were not supposed to be able to get pregnant and how excited they were, I was honored that they wanted me to photograph this sweet moment in their life and said yes!
Upon meeting Erika, there was an immediate connection because she is just so bubbly, kind and has a comforting presence. I loved the way her and Jason interacted. As we were shooting, I began asking questions (as I do on most of my shoots), but I was so blown away by Erika's honesty and willingness to talk about the hard parts of their story. She told me she had a disease that was supposed to prevent her and Jason from conceiving. On top of that, after they got pregnant (a complete shock), Erika continued to get sick (not just morning sickness) and they were worried about the baby making it through the first trimester. But here they are, 14 weeks in with a healthy little babe. They both know they are not out of the woods yet, but the amount of joy I got to witness while photographing them was infectious. I am so thankful that God provides people with hearts that are willing to share their pain + their joy.
I am learning more and more that vulnerability is not a weakness, but a strength. It is a way to connect with people that isn't possible when you shut people out. This world is full of pain + heartache, but we have to experience pain in order to understand + experience true joy. So, thank you Erika + Jason for your kindness, candidness, infectious joy and for allowing me to photograph your growing family.
I love that my job allows me to capture such special times in peoples lives. I am honored that Mochi + Jon asked me to document part of their anniversary trip to Austin! We only spent an hour together, but I was able to witness such a wonderful level of love, comfort, and respect that radiated from these two. They were kind and funny and a joy to photograph.
We had another shoot location in mind when we originally planned the shoot a month ago, but with the recent storms, we had to adjust and they just so happened to be staying at one of the most beautiful Air BnB's I have ever seen. I think this place worked out just fine!
Thank you to Moch + Jon for being so wonderful and for making my job so easy!
Gloomy, overcast days will forever be my favorite for shooting - even light, cool highlights, and this beautiful couple, yes please! Erin + Hunter were are joy to photograph and these have turned out to be some of my favorite engagement photos to date! Check out the photos we took at Le San Michele in Buda, Tx.