Archive for January, 2012

01.24.12

Meet beautiful little Cameron, and her big brother Elliot. Let me start off by saying this is one of my favorite families and I was SO excited to photograph them. Elliot reminds me a lot of myself when I was little. Emily and Clay are so laid back and I love watching their family dynamic. We giggled at Elliot throughout the shoot and awed at little miss Cameron, while their two big labs barked in the background because they too wanted to be included.

Cameron has such a special story already. Just as any newborn is a miracle, Cameron is a special miracle.  Clay and Emily knew before she was born that she would need special medical treatment for her heart. Just 7 days after she was born she had open heart surgery. It is evident that Emily and Clay have really pressed into the Lord and leaned on him through all of this. Even though the doctors have told them one thing, they are trusting in the Lord for a different path.  It’s so comforting to see just how big their faith is; what a testament to the Lord’s amazing grace.  I truly believe that the Lord has His hand in this and has already performed several miracles and I have faith that He can bless them with many more. Cameron is safe at home with her family and doing very well. She is such a good baby and was so sweet during our time together.

  

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01.22.12

This shoot was so much fun. Not only did I get to shoot one of my favorite little kids, Elliot, but I got to photograph his new baby sister, Cameron.  She’s quite the miracle (as is any newborn), but she’s got a very special story.  When she was just barely a week old she had open heart surgery.  Her parents are strong believers and it’s evident in Cameron’s life so far that God is in control and has extended His amazing grace.

Here’s a quick sneak peek from the shoot. More to come soon!

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01.10.12

November 19 was the 4th Annual Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash.  It was fantastic as usual. Each one that I shoot seems to improve in one way or another. It’s housed in the Palladium Ballroom near Downtown Dallas. This time they expanded the space by almost double. Last year’s Jingle Bash was like wading through a huge room of bodies with cute little craft booths surrounding us. It was obviously a success, but having more space this year was so much nicer and it was still pleasantly packed. There was a great DJ, yummy drinks, tons of great booths, and a fun photo booth where you can don your favorite funny glasses or even a prom dress. There was also an opportunity to adopt/rescue a dog on your way out. I wanted to take them all home!

This year Etsy Dallas offered these VIP “Bash Passes” to shoppers that wanted to purchase a pass to skip the line and shop for an hour before the doors open to the public. They also received a unique screen printed tote and a complimentary cocktail. Very nice.

I’m constantly amazed at all the artists’ creativity and talent (and the neat booths they make to showcase their products). I wish I was a bit more crafty or could at least remember how to sew (I once made a quillow in 8th grade. It was so cool.)

Anyway, here are some fun photos from the most recent Etsy Jingle Bash! Mark your calendars for MAY 5, 2012Etsy Dallas SPRING BASH!

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