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Jonna + Josh = Married! ~ Waco Wedding Photographer/Travel ~ Dallas, TX

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ve already heard me talk about how my husband and I have led a small group of Baylor college students in our home each week for the past 4 years. This experience has been a highlight of my life and an absolute honor and privilege to walk along side my 20ish “kids” as they have done their college experience. Josh has been around for the long haul, and when he started dating Jonna, she came too. I instantly adored her and loved watching she and Josh fall in love. When they asked me to shoot their wedding I was so humbled, what.a.treat. Their day was nothing short of lovely in every way and I’m so so thankful to have been a part. Jonna and Josh, thank you for doing life with our family and for letting us share in your joy as you two start your new life together, we love you and wish you all the best the world has to offer. xo

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Jonna’s Bridals ~ Waco Wedding Photographer

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Sarah + Josh = Engaged! ~ Waco Engagement Photographer

I don’t use the word “deserve” very often. I think we often get good things that we don’t necessarily “deserve” and I think bad things happen to all of us that no one “deserves,” but I’m going to use that word here. My dear friend Sarah has been through a lot of heartache in her life, and I have watched her pick herself up and move forward day after day for the sake of her daughter and for honoring her late husband, Seth’s, memory. Sarah found love again in Josh and I am so happy for the two of them as they prepare to start a new life together at the end of the month. I love watching Sarah and Josh together, so happy and in love, and excited to say their “I dos” on July 27th, well deserved indeed. xo

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Dear Josh, please always make Sarah laugh like this….

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Jana @ 27 weeks ~ Waco Maternity Photographer

When I moved to Texas 4 years ago, Jana was one of the first people I met. She greeted me with the most sincere, heart warming smile and I knew instantly I was a fan of hers. She was very pregnant with her second daughter at the time and I offered to shoot her newborn photos -a way of saying “thank you” for being nice to the new girl. Well, here we are 4 years later and as I’m leaving this special place my dear friend is pregnant with her third daughter and because of my move (T-20 days!) I won’t be here to photograph her newest sweet pea, so a maternity session it was! This time it was a thank you for her friendship over the past 4 years and for loving me and my family so well. Oh sweet Jana, how I will miss seeing you on a regular basis, you light up any room you walk into and I’m so honored to call you my friend. Sweet baby girl #3 is so blessed to have you for her mama ~ love you, friend. xo

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Jenny + Angel = Married ~ Waco Wedding Photographer

After years of dating Jenny and Angel said their “I dos” in front of family and friends on a beautiful June day. It was a lovely thing to witness and I’m so thankful to be able to tell their story through my lens. Jenny and Angel, thank you for trusting me to capture your big day, it was truly and honor and I wish you all the best as you start your life together! xo

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I’ll end with a photo of these two being surrounded by their loved ones during their first dance…

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Casey + Ben = Married! ~ Waco Wedding Photographer/Travel ~ Center, TX

I’ve already gushed about my love for Casey and Ben when I posted their engagement session earlier this year so I’ll not ramble too much here but…..man alive I love these two! Their day was personal and heartfelt and just the most perfect reflection of the two of them. Casey and Ben are both from the small Texas town of Center and are high school sweethearts, they were together 7 years when their big day arrived on June 7th ~ a long time coming to be sure! It was an honor not only to document their day but just to be there surrounded by their friends and family as they committed their lives to each other and serving the Lord together, a really neat thing to witness. Casey and Ben, I am so excited for you two and the journey you are starting, thank you for letting us share in your joy ~ it was a beautiful start to what I know will be a beautiful adventure. xo

Casey and Ben both got ready at their respective grandparent’s house (or as southerners say “memaw and papaw’s” house). I loved all the charm and detail, so much history there.

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I love when a bride and groom opt for a first look so there is more time for photos, this first look really says it all, no?

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This church and pastor held a lot of history for these two, and I think the whole town of Center came out to witness their love ~

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I think any reception with a taco truck is a big ol’ WIN!

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A sweet favor…

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Casey and Ben had yard games set up outside for all to enjoy and the two love birds took each other on in a friendly game of ping pong…

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Maybe “friendly” wasn’t the right word to describe this match ;)

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Then it was back inside for toasts, dancing, and merriment…

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We had a few minutes for some more photos and I’m so glad we did, these are my favorites of the day ~

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And then it was time for Mr. & Mrs. Nelson to head to their honeymoon and start their life together as husband and wife! And of course, they lived happily ever after.

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Abby Baker Music ~ Waco Portrait Photographer

This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this lovely gal! Abby is working on another album, can’t wait to hear what awesomeness she is coming up with! She wanted a couple shots for her new album cover so out into the fields we went! Check out her music and info at abbybakermusic[dot]com – and check back from time to time for the info on the release of her new cd! Thanks for letting me do this for you, Abby, can’t wait to hear what you have in store! xo

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Jenny’s Bridals ~ Waco Wedding Photographer

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Style for Days ~ Waco Family Photographer

This sweet family has been such a joy to photograph over the years, how I will miss them…. xo

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Graduate: Kelly ~ Waco Senior Portrait Photographer

 

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