John, Brittany, and a little cutie called "Jack Wesley"

One of the sweetest families I have been so blessed to photograph on a couple occasions now is John and Brittany. What a fantastic couple they are, along with their little nugget, Jack Wesley. It was only six months ago that I was setting up for Jacks newborn session. Time flies.

A cool fact about John and Brittany is that they are rice farmers! Millions of pounds of Falcon Rice is harvested locally right here in Crowley, La by these guys. Yep, if it wasn't for them, all that gumbo and jambalaya wouldn't be complete. We should all be patting these hero's on the back for their very starchy contribution to society! We thought it was only appropriate that we photograph at their farm! Here is a few images from our session.

 

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Mary-Beth is graduating!

This little lady is graduating!! Miss Mary-Beth decided to celebrate this occasion by taking her senior portraits in the garden district of New Orleans, Louisiana. I always enjoy all the different back drops this city has to offer! Here are a few shots from our session :)

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Keylei is turning 16!!!

As a disclaimer to this post,  traffic advisory warning starting November 19th. Keylei, my incredibly beautiful niece, is turning 16. She will be legal to drive, and as previously stated, please be advised that she will be among us on the roads. Everyone pray :) But, in all seriousness, I am hoping this will be the beginning of many wonderful trips to see me in Louisiana!

In celebration of her upcoming birthday, Keylei and I spent the day photographing around Houston. We also had (just a few) treats! Sprinkles cupcakes & Local Foods for lunch. Apparently it was a full day, since she was found catching some "z's" in the passenger seat the whole way home. I love this chick!

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TBT - The Rutherfords

Throw back Thursday to this awesome family session a few months ago. Gosh, even looking at these photos are reminding me how much things can change in just a little amount of time. These kids are growing so fast! Already their looks are beginning to change and their personalities are blooming. Hold on to your little ones while you can, because before you know it, they are off to college, then married with kids. Also, take more pictures and vow to actually print them instead of storing them on a flash drive. There is nothing like a memory on display! You will never forget it that way.

We took these family portraits on the front porch of the Rutherfords new home- a log cabin that has been in the family for years. JJ (father) helped his father build it! So, having their photos taken here was both sentimental and appropriate. PJ (big sister) didn't mind showing me a few places she thought best for her photos, while Ranger (ittle brother) was in his own little world. Crystal (momma) did an awesome job pulling the outfits together and getting everyone ready for a smooth sailing shoot. What a great afternoon full of photography and laughs!

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What's On Your Counter?

Yesterday as I was listening to the radio, a lady was speaking about the health benefits of a bowl of fruit being out on your counter. Simply having the fruit in your line of vision would increase your chances to make a better snack choice and thus would lead to better health. It made me think of the possible choices I would make if I had certain things displayed in my home as well as certain things put away. Then I realized; my camera is always tucked away in the camera bag. All the memories I fail to document because it is out of sight and out mind. If I take a few seconds to think about it... I hardly have any photographs of my sweet and lovely life, except the ones carelessly stored on my iphone that could so easily be broken. I am a PHOTOGRAPHER for goodness sake. Shame be upon me. Perhaps it is the association of work that keeps me from taking pictures on a casual basis, but I am changing my ways today.

This morning I placed my camera on the counter- literally. And then something crazy happened. I made tortillas. Homemade. From scratch. Then, I photographed.

I had to ask myself, "what's on my counter." Whether it was something missing from it, or something that needed to be taken off. I am sure there is much rearranging to do, but Rome wasn't built in a day. Today the first brick laid was my camera and the promise to take more pictures.

So with the introduction of my new website and, consequently, my new blog, I bring to you: HOMEMADE TORTILLAS