David + Kelly + Sarah - Lubbock Family Session

With the Thanksgiving weekend quickly coming to an end there are still so many things I am thankful for.  The Davila Family is most certainly on that list! :)  These guys are always such a joy to be around.   I've had the pleasure of capturing their growing and changing family throughout the years and each new encounter quickly becomes my favorite! ;)

David, Kelly, Sarah and I spent a little of our afternoon in the park on a beautiful fall day (ya know, before all the ice and freezing temperatures).  Here are a few favorites from our day.

Sarah is adventurous, so we didn't stay still for too long!  Which is fine by me; sitting in front of a backdrop really isn't my thing! :)

We walked ran around for a lil bit! ;)

We went to see the ducks...

And naturally, we had a tickle fight! :D

And when our time came to an end we celebrated with hugs and kisses, because well, is there a better way??!! :)

Thank you never seems like quite enough, but once again, Thank you!  Thanks for your support, thanks for your friendship and as always, thanks for thinking of me!!  

Till next time!


Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Maternity Session: Alex + Isaiah (and lil Miss Olivia Grace)

I've known Isaiah my whole life, no literally, my. whole. life.  That's just one of the benefits of small town living - friends are often family! :)  I met Alex when the two start dating years ago, and immediately loved everything about her.  She's smart, kind, graceful, and gorgeous to boot - not to mention the perfect balance to Isaiah's love of life and all things crazy and fun!!  The two of them are a joy to be around and I couldn't be happier for them and their growing family!  In a few short weeks Lil Miss Olivia Grace is expected to WOW us with her presence, and I am just one of MANY who can't wait to meet her!  We met up a couple weeks ago to capture this exciting moment in their lives right before they become a family of 3!  Here are a few of my favorites from our day!  

Alex wanted something different for their maternity session and decided on the lush gardens and greenery at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum and Garden & Arts Center.  

Shiny happy people holding hands!!  :))

I think this is my favorite!

Olivia Grace will most certainly have good taste!  Her accessory game is to be envied already!!

No sunflowers were harmed in the making of this picture. ;)

Alex + Isaiah THANK YOU so much for sharing this time in your life with me!  I can't wait to meet your lil one!!  :)

Till next time!  

St. Paul's Chapel Wedding: Krystal + Jeremy

Theirs is a love story that was far from planned, but thanks to friends who meddle (even when asked, ahem, told not to ;) it's a love story that I get to tell.  :))

Krystal had been looking forward to seeing her favorite band play for weeks, even though it meant continuing to tell her two best friends (who are now happily married w/ babies btw) NOT to set her up at the show with a guy they'd been mentioning casually recently.  She reminded them she wasn't looking for a relationship right now and just wanted to hang out with them, NOT be subject to their matchmaking efforts.  Thankfully these were great friends and they, like great friends often do, knew better than to listen to a word she said! HA!!  And that my friends is the night Krystal met Jeremy! They hit it off, obvi, and from that moment on quickly became inseparable.  Spending more and more time together, they began to see a future, and when Krystal's favorite person in the world, her Grandfather, gave Jeremy a nickname (b/c everyone in the family had their own) she knew, THIS was THE ONE.  Sadly Krystal's Grandfather passed before she and Jeremy could say I do, but she commemorated his love and all that he meant to her life by celebrating one of the most important, happiest days of her life on HIS birthday! (it's totally ok to tear up, I did too! ;)  Here are some of my favorites from our day!  

The St. Paul's Chapel  has always been one of my favorite places in Lubbock.  It's so perfect for an intimate wedding.  

Being a part of the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum and Garden & Arts Center gorgeous blooms were all around!

A good friend of the couples was an ordained minister and naturally made the perfect Officiant for their big day!

After the ceremony we took advantage of our gorgeous surroundings at the St. Paul's Chapel and spent a few minutes taking portraits.

These two are as gorgeous as their Mama!

I LOVE a good nuzzle!!!

Krystal + Jeremy thank you soooo much for inviting me to share in your special day!  You guys and your love are the reason why I love what I do!!  :))

Till next time!