[art prints and portraiture, with a focus on moving life]

cutie patootie claire

it was SUCH a joy to take pictures of this little girl. I met her mother my freshman year of college at TU, and we roomed together second semester. I never would've gotten through calculus without Laura--or physics. or through living in Twin :) she got me the job doing organic chemistry research ( I did it all four years and one summer!), and we had a lot of fun together doing the things that college kids do, seeing christmas lights, celebrating easter and visiting each other's families.

sometimes it seems pretty surreal that Laura and I met each other TEN years ago. seriously.

so, little Claire is almost three months old here. It was wonderful getting to hang out with her and her mom. I look forward to seeing y'all the next time I'm in Tulsa!

sleepy claire

she would just stare and stare and her momma. it was precious. you can tell they love each other bunches!

claire is definitely taking it allll in

and this one makes me smile every time I look at it!

Dallas Area Holiday Mini-Photo Shoots!

I'll be in the Dallas Area the weekend before Thanksgiving to do some Holiday Mini-Photo Shoots. Location TBA, but it will be somewhere in the Dallas Area, perhaps in the Farmers Branch/Coppell area.

Saturday November 21st
10:15 filled
11:20 filled
12:05 filled
12:45 {available}
1:25 {available}

2:05 {available}

Sunday November 22nd
1000 engagement session
1225 filled
*other Sunday times may be available--let me know if you are interested.

I'm also excited to be offering some new products and add-ons this holiday season! The options below can be added onto any holiday session, and I can also use pictures from your previous session to create your custom design too! Please email me for more details!

Additional discs from your Holiday session are $20—they make great gifts for Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles and friends! This is a special price for the holiday mini-photo shoots only.

Holiday card design starts at $25—that includes 3 mock-ups, one revision and one final double-sided design. There will be an additional $5 fee per revision and additional final designs can be purchased for $15 a piece.

Holiday card printing is also available. Prices start at $40.00 for a set of twenty-five 4x5.5 cards, including shipping. Discounts are available for multiple sets of twenty-five.

Holiday postcard design starts at $20—that includes 3 mock-ups, one revision and one final single-sided design. There will be an additional $5 fee per revision and additional final designs can be purchased for $12 a piece.

Holiday postcard printing starts at $27.50 for a set of twenty-five 4x5.5 cards, including shipping. Discounts are available for multiple sets of twenty-five, an envelopes are available at no extra charge.

Holiday Blog Headers can also be created from your images for $15, which includes the file and one revision. Additional revisions, installation help and other services may cost extra.

Prints, Wall Clings, Gallery Wraps, Magnets, Playing Cards, Puzzles, Buttons, Keychains and other products are available as well. Please contact Carrie for more information.

Here are some card mock-ups just to give you an idea. There are many, many more options too!

I'm scheduling my Triangle Area shoots now as well--please keep an eye out for more information by the end of this week!

the johnston family--farmer's branch mini-photo shoot

yay! this is the last, but certainly not the least, of my dallas area mini-photo shoots. and it definitely ended on a high note!

as I mentioned a while ago, I was SUPER excited for this session because of the two super-adorable twin boys. and their curly hair. and their cuteness!

and? I happen to be a twin. An Identical Mirror-Image Twin, to be precise. And older by eighteen whole minutes. So I kind of think twins are pretty spectacular...

but, back to the session:

So, it was somewhat rainy out that Sunday morning and our original choice of location wasn't open yet (we'd just picked it at the wedding the evening before and didn't confirm that it would be available)--so we went to the park just down the street and we couldn't have asked for anything better--talk about serendipitous!

check out this handsome twosome. I LOVE the smirk and the smile!

such a precious, loving family

I happen to think most feet pictures are terribly cute, but this one takes the cake!

and here's the whole foursome. isn't that tree on the right fantastic?! and I love the boys' expressions

dad spending some time with his boys

and the twosome hanging together...

asheville wedding: julie and justin married-the teasers

Julie and Justin had such a unique and fantastically rustic wedding. I LOVED it! They head to Aruba tomorrow for their honeymoon, so I wanted to make sure to give them just a couple teasers tonight. :) and with the awesomeness of the setting and decorations, it wasn't just hard to choose images--I had trouble deciding which edits I liked best too!

so here are just a few...

newlyweds and the wooden side of a barn...

their favors were handmade soaps--and reading them made me smile. and check out that bling! with the burlap tablecloths and the log centerpieces (which is in the background, but you'll many more pictures of all the details soon!)--everything just really meshed. and doesn't the second image look so old-fashioned?

and finally--just breathtaking. love it!

more soon, julie and justin! have a wonderful time on your honeymoon!

raleigh wedding--nancy and eric

Congratulations! I've known Nancy for a few years now--her husband and my boyfriend are fraternity brothers, and I had the pleasure of attending their wedding this summer. It was SO much fun! And though I'm a TU Golden Hurricane at heart, NCState's Wolfpack is my second pick (since I'm going there for grad school) so I especially enjoyed the reception at the State Club.

Here are a few from the day..

holding hands...this was during the toasts!

father/daughter and mother/son dance--so touching!

pretty pretty rings!

and in case you missed it, here's the other preview of Nancy and Eric's wedding that I posted...definitely on my top ten list of ring photos I've taken!

the lovely bridesmaids bouquets and dresses!

and these are during the first dance! can you tell these two love each other or what?

and you can see the rest on facebook!

chris, heather, abby and sophie!

this family was my last of my frisco minis. and what a cute one to end with! I've met Heather a couple of times over the past 9-ish years, so I was thrilled to do her session! And I saw Abby when she was a tiny tiny baby last year at our mutual friend's wedding, so I enjoyed seeing the whole family! :)

this is abby--cute, huh?

and this is sophie. she's pretty adorable too!

and here's everybody!

abby has SUCH a sweet disposition--she was so happy and easy-going. she enjoyed her rocker, the bubbles and playing with sophie.

and it is clear that she looooooves her parents!

here's sophie again

and this is my favorite picture of all. SO precious. so, so, so!

zoe, killian, grams and papa steve!

okay, so it's september and I took these pictures in JULY. two months ago to the day, actually. they got their pictures long ago--I have definitely put all my efforts into editing and meeting deadlines! just means there are lots of goodies for you to see. :)


so, zoe and killian were SO cute. she definitely plays the big sister role. and it is obvious that they LOVE grams and papa steve! they were taking care of them that weekend while the parents were away--but I'm excited to meet mom and dad when I come to Dallas to shoot this November!*

meet zoe: so precious!

and here's killian

all four


doesn't she have a precious smile?

blowing bubbles with papa steve...I love this one!

but this is my favorite--proud big sister and little brother not really knowing what to make of it. :)

I'm SO excited to see y'all again this fall!

*what, Dallas in November?!!
YES! I will be doing mini photo shoots in Dallas in November. Details VERY soon. If you are in the Dallas area and are interested in a session, please email me ASAP!