Sometimes, life doesn't go according to plan, and I've never been more grateful for that than I am right now! I started out as an engineering major at Texas A&M University, and walked across the stage with a degree in business, art, and journalism instead. I also left College Station, TX with a photography business that was 3.5 years old at that point! I never thought that my hobby I've had since the 7th grade would turn out to be my career, but I'm incredibly grateful it did.
My husband Michael & I met during our time at Texas A&M, and in the Spring of 2019 we said our vows in my family's garden center outside of New Braunfels. We love leading YoungLife at a highschool here in Houston, and if you're looking for two new, goofy, overly-competitive friends to play a pick up game of soccer with, we're you're people! Even though we live in Houston, you'll frequently find us in the hill country spending our time wake boarding on Canyon Lake, or kayaking the Guadalupe River. I've always loved all things outdoors!
With that being said, of course I love a good romantic, beautiful, garden-inspired wedding-- but the true heartbeat behind why I love what I do is that I love marriage. I love getting to meet people and hear their stories, and getting to capture the next chapter of that story is so beautiful to me. Connecting with my clients is a top priority-- someone you build a relationship with will capture your day with you/what's important to you in mind!
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I used to think it was a bad thing to be a sentimental person. On the top shelf of my closet, a cardboard box holds all of the hand written notes my loved ones have given me, and printed pictures I've changed in and out of frames over the years. I always liked the idea of being a minimalist, yet I could never bring myself to throw away these memories I treasured. From time to time, I still take the box down and read through all of those cherished words and look through the photos that hold some of my favorite memories. No matter what season of life I'm currently in, they never fail to bring a smile to my face.
Pictures, in my opinion, can do that for just about everyone, sentimental or not! I came into this world ten years after my parents were married, yet somehow there has always been something special to me about taking their wedding album into the living room and looking through their wedding photos again and again. Years after vows have been exchanged and I-do's said, I could still feel the joy they experienced that day through the photos I got to look at, even though I never saw that day for myself.
There truly is nothing in this world that is "one size fits all", so why should photography experiences be considered so? My #1 focus in any session is to cater it towards capturing your true personality, and to keep you guys feeling natural-- not weirded out by a bunch of awkward photo prompts. Beyond that, your photos should stand the test of time, and I've always believed that the way to do this is to make photos look as true-to-life as possible. Photos are an investment, and everyone wants an investment that lasts a lifetime.