Grace and I became friends pretty instantly, and we only got into arguments when she forgot to put smiley faces in her text messages (; The second she realized I was basically just another version of her husband, David, she took me in and planted me into her life quicker than I’d anticipated and I’m a better woman because of it. Grace is the kind of friend who will STRAIGHT UP tell you like it is, she rarely gets her feelings hurt, and is literally one of the hardest working women I know. She is a working momma of two, a nursing student, an amazing wifey, and one heck of a solid and loyal friend. Like will stand by you through it all even if she may wanna punch you in the face a time or two kind of loyal.
The woman is a fierce work of art.
I’m privileged to know her, to be known by her, and to call her a best friend for LYFE.
The Prindle’s have my heart. Here’s to taking WAY more photos of Nolan and Corwin for the rest of their lives.
Basically, capturing everyones love for sweet new babies is sweeping me off my dang feet.
Oh Clara Rachel, you’re precious.
When we first met the Avances, we’d just started leading our own community group and I was a major rookie at this whole thing. Lauren is such a caring, inviting, and wise woman of God that (if I’m honest) was slightly intimidated by when we initially started getting to know her and Alex and Elise, their sweet baby girl. We seemed to have pretty different personalities and I was worried we wouldn’t really mesh, mainly because she knows how to have her life together while I’m over here just finding bobbi pins in my hair from last week.
But then God made her friendship one of the most meaningful relationships in my life and He’s used her to grow me in so many sweet ways. So Lauren, just know, you’re stuck with me forevz. Ryan and I love you guys too much. Thanks for taking a leap of faith on us newbies and making our little community group family just that much sweeter.
Getting to watch you guys go from a family of three to a family of FOUR is seriously so fun, and I can’t wait to be your forever family photographer! Here’s to all the life you guys bring and the way God uses you to love us! Looking at Clara’s pretty self while editing was the easiest job ever. The best part of the shoot? When Elise came over to give Clara a high five. Like.. she’s gonna rock this big sis thing.
Thanks y’all, can’t wait to show more sweet babies soon!
Henry John Malnor, or better known as sweet baby Hank, was born January 15th and has made his parents the happiest people on earth. Extremely tired as well, buuuut I think they’d say it’s worth it (; The morning of his newborn session, it was the ugliest rainy day EVER. Seriously, the weather has been crashing my party and as most of you know, my heart truly belongs to summer. Bring on long days at the pool, please! Can I get an Amen?
But luckily what made the nasty weather bearable was getting to hangout with Natalie and Dan that morning (Hanks awesome mom and dad). They are so nice and made me feel like I could just relax around them and it definitely took the pressure of being perfect away. I really feel like I’ve known them for AWHILE, but really I just met them like 2 months ago when I did their gorgeous maternities and I can tell already I’m gonna want them as forever friends that I get to take more beautiful photos of as time goes by!
Hank also wasn’t a fan of his picture being taken, in fact, anytime he wasn’t being held by his sweet momma, he was like “Um woah I don’t think so mom I need you to keep hugging me you’re pretty and you smell good!” But he then was like “Ok fine mom I guess I’ll look cute for the camera so you can put my cute naked self all over the walls.” And then it was done! I’m basically obsessed with these photos, baby fever may or may not consume me looking through them. I had so much fun, especially when Natalie took all of his clothes and diaper off then subtly looks at me and says, “So.. I hope he doesn’t pee on you..”
I can’t even look at these without wanting to hold him again! Until next time, Hank.
Peace out, y’all.
Matt and Laura were married on a chilly Thursday evening in the middle of January in front of 70 of their closest friends and family at Kindred Oaks Venue here in Georgetown, Texas. Her colors were a pretty mix of blush, greens, golds, and white. So classic and simple. Was the weather perfect? Nope. Were my fingers frozen? Yep. Did it put a damper on their joy? Absolutely not. Laura was such a lighthearted, joyful bride who gave me confidence in doing my job. Considering this was my first official wedding, I really wasn’t all that sure of myself and had to give myself pep talks all day leading up to the wedding. I worked all day with shaky hands and as the day went by the pressure began to build and the stomach cramps came crashing in. Is that bad to admit? Oh well, just being honest. But I have to say, having these two as the bride and groom definitely made it so much easier to go with the flow and really take the weight of being perfect off my shoulders! They really were so kind, and I’m forever grateful they allowed a rookie like me to start my career with their big day.
Anyways, enough about me! These two met through Hill Country Bible Church worship bands.They play at all the campuses, and the first Sunday they met was at the Brushy Creek Campus when she was playing keys and Matt was on bass. God used something they’re both passionate about to bring them together and I love that! Isn’t He so faithful?
I hope you love the sweet touches and heartfelt simplicity that made their day absolutely perfect.
God is good, y’all. Here’s to much much more to thank Him for.
Oh man, the Perez’s are sweet friends of ours and we love having them in our lives. It’s been really sweet getting to walk through this season with them and I can’t wait for all the babysitting we’ll be doing in the future! Here’s to beautiful maternity shoots and even lovelier growing families.
We love you Laura and Joey and sweet Ellie!