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I remember distinctly the moment when, having crossed solidly into adulthood, it became clear that the general consensus was that New Years Eve was overrated and exhausting. I remember feeling sad and a bit confused that every one had suddenly come this conclusion without me. Because I still enjoyed New Years Eve.. I kinda still […]

Holidays: the Magic of New Year’s Eve According to Me

December 31, 2020

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Hi everyone, and a very happy new year to you all. The month of January is very nearly gone, and yet this is my very first blog post of 2019. Sorry for that – but I have been a very busy bee. I actually have some exciting personal news that I wanted to share with […]

Let’s Get Married: Paul & Michelle at G Allen Courthouse, Dallas TX

January 22, 2019

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This session became something a little different than my normal sessions, and took over a month to plan and execute. I think the results were worth the wait, and I hope Chris and Pratiksha agree. Their engagement session, which took place on the Sunday I arrived home from our fabulous Thanksgiving family trip, spanned two […]

Engagement Session: Chris & Pratiksha at Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake, Dallas TX

December 6, 2018

engagement sessions: all the heart eyes

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I could write about this kid forever .. but I promise to only shove about five hundred words in front of your face tonight. Six hundred, max. And there will be pretty pictures! But, yeah. My child turned three two weeks ago and I could basically not be any prouder of him. There’s nothing inherently […]

3rd Birthday: Grayson Michael Papciak, Carrollton TX

October 26, 2018

dear grayson..from mommy

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I think a lot of photographers would agree: part of what makes the job so fun and special is getting to be a part of the most special moments of people’s lives. Don’t get me wrong; I love a family photo session. Capturing bonds between siblings. The love parents have for their babies. But there […]

Engagement Session: Garrett & Kelly at Stone Creek Park, Flower Mound TX

October 10, 2018

family sessions: a whole lot of love

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Having a brand new studio in our brand new house is amazing. But it’s also kind of a liability when coupled with the fact that I’m a boymom to a ridiculously spirited eight-year-old aspiring professional Fortnite dancer and an almost criminally insane two-year-old escape artist. They can be so much! And man, do they love […]

Happy Father’s Day: A Note to my Favorite Adult Person

June 16, 2018

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