// I think my favorite thing about photographing couples is the affirmation that it can bring. Like hey, that’s us. We are cute. We are so in love. Hint: This is why choosing a photographer who you jive with is so, so important. When I look at these photos of Nic + Bobby, I get that “this is what love looks like” feeling. Not only that, but this is what friendship looks like. These two have that thing that makes you believe in love again. Hanging with them felt like something right off of a track on a 1970s album (in the second photo Bobby is serenading Nic to “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” - yes, I know that’s the 80s, but you get the idea) and there’s truly something magical about that. I’m incredibly grateful for couples like Nic + Bobby. Today, after hearing about my rough morning, Nic texted me with some sweet words and told me these engagement photos are the highlight of her month. And then I cried some more. I don’t know what I ever did to deserve such love from so many people. And then I cry again typing this because that’s just who Jesus is and what He wants for His daughter.
// I love these moody moments so much. These are the “film” version of this set. Sometimes when I’m editing I legit feeeel the film look, but I know it’s not for everyone. Trying to find new ways to offer both (without taking 100 years to edit sessions both ways). ✨stay tuned✨ for how I’ve been dreaming of pulling this off in an offering that I think will be fun and collaborative for my clients. Testing it out on a few upcoming shoots—if all goes well, I’ll be launching it real soon. 🤘🏼
// Just a little reminder to be kind to one another—and to yourself. Today I am practicing one of my “words” of the year: s l o w. I’m listening to Willie Nelson on vinyl, catching glimpses of the rain while I work from the couch. My heart feels a bit like the weather, and that’s okay. Sometimes we need sad days to make the happy ones even brighter. I’m cheesy, I know.
// When your wife is a total babe. I often get asked how I make my couples look “so natural.” Honestly, I don’t really do anything special. I love them hard. I make sure they feel comfortable bringing the realest version of themselves to the table. Because that’s better than anything I could do anyways.
// In honor of it snowing in Dallas for more than 20 minutes now, here are some photos from the actual stick-to-the-ground kinda stuff in Pinetop last weekend. Pictured: sisters, brother-in-law to be, pup nephews. I gotta lotta love for all of them.