hayden is ONE | family | mckinney, tx

smith-140wmWe took these family pictures just in time for Hayden’s first birthday!  It was a very humid Sunday morning and Hayden was not a fan, but his monkey came to the rescue.  Here are a few favorites from their session.smith-1wmsmith-2wmsmith-3wmsmith-7wmsmith-8wmsmith-11wmsmith-17wmsmith-26wmsmith-35wmsmith-37wmsmith-45wmsmith-57wmsmith-72wmsmith-79wmsmith-89wmsmith-94wmsmith-99wmsmith-105wmsmith-109wmsmith-111wmsmith-116wmsmith-119wmsmith-120wmsmith-124wmsmith-129wmsmith-138wmsmith-152wmsmith-154wmWhat a beautiful family!  Oh, and this South African Mama brought me some homemade rusks to dip in my morning coffee.  I’ve been spoiled and I don’t think I could ever go back to drinking my coffee without it!

Happy Birthday, sweet boy!

[mckinney, tx | family and child photographer]

brotherly love | children | plano, tx

julianblues-4wmWhat a great way to start off the bluebonnet season with these two handsome brothers!  They were in the best of moods and I can’t get enough of their sweet faces.julianblues-9wmSometimes, you just need your blanky and your big brother.julianblues-13wmjulianblues-19wmjulianblues-31wmThey have so much love for each other!

[plano, tx | child photographer]

robbie is 2 | children | mckinney, tx

siegel-107wmIt may be hard to believe when looking at these pictures, but it took a while for this little guy to warm up to me.  Once he realized I wasn’t going anywhere and we let him take the lead, he kept the smiles coming!  siegel-55wmsiegel-56wmsiegel-14wmsiegel-64wmsiegel-65wmsiegel-66wmsiegel-43wmsiegel-49wmsiegel-82wmsiegel-105wmsiegel-115wmsiegel-116wm

Happy 2nd Birthday, sweet boy!

[mckinney, tx | family photographer]

full circle | family | mckinney, tx

luckett-8wmI recently met this Mom through Fit4Mom but we found out that we actually first met years ago through a mutual friend and went to the same alma mater.  Small world!  This was also the exact same place where they had taken their engagement pictures and they’re back with some very adorable additions!luckett-5wm luckett-6wm We started the session getting our sillies out, aka, a dance off.  Obviously.luckett-9wmluckett-13wm luckett-14wm luckett-16wm luckett-22wmSisters are the best!  And matching outfits FTW!
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[mckinney, tx | family photographer]

little bear | maternity | dallas, tx

IMG_9109When my sister decided to do maternity pictures, she wanted it to be fun.  She and my brother-in-law chose the library and the playground because they’ll be visiting these places a lot in the coming years.

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This weekend, we’ll be celebrating the parents-to-be.  I’m so excited for the changes and adventures coming their way.  And I can’t wait to wait to meet my little nephew!

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the gift of life.  Hope you are celebrating with the ones you love!

[dallas, tx | maternity photography]


rain, rain, go away | family | mckinney, tx

This beautiful family met me bright and early on a Friday morning despite pops of showers in the forecast.   The clouds parted and we were able to take a stroll around the Square.  I even gained a new best friend!  I loved seeing their family dynamic.  So glad I got to start my day with them!

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[mckinney, tx | family photographer]