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    My best friend Rea and her husband Alex recently became parents. These two (now three) are like family to me. Sophie Leona Holguin was born on May 30th after a grueling 52 hour labor. Her birth story is INCREDIBLE and you should read it HERE. Rea is the queen of words so I will save my letters and leave you with my images. Pictured below are Rea, Alex, Sophie, their doula, Stephanie Gordon, grandmama Em, and Neruda. Not picutred: Grandpappy Randy and grandmama Rita; but they loved on her just as much as the rest of us!!

    How fantastic is Sophie's nursery?! I want to live in that room. 

    Rea and Alex: Witnessing Sophie's labor/birth meant the world to me. I am so very proud and in awe of everything you went through to bring your little girl into this world and I'm continuously inspired by your perspective. Sophie is an amazing little soul. She's perfect. You are remarkable parents already.

    Stephanie: You literally saved the day. Rea could not have done it without you and Alex. It was so wonderful getting to know you over that two day period. You are such a calm presence. Thank you for helping my bestest friend bring her child into this world as naturally as she possibly could. You fought for her when she was too tired to even breathe. I'm amazed by what you do and really hope our paths cross again in the future.

    Sophie: You kindly take after your mama and your daddy equally. Aunt Nikki LOVES you so so much. You've given me the newborn babe fever. One of these days we WILL live in the same city. And I will spoil you. Until then, I will get to know you over endless converstaions with your mama. xoxo


    Meet Presley, or "Priss" as she is called by those who know her well. Presley is a happy little soul, with a bold personality. Don't let her pretty little dress and sweet poses deceive you. She spent the majority of our time together climbing fences, picking weeds, and running away from her mama. I love it. Keep it up woman.

    Love you ladies so so much (and the stinky boys too!!)


    I recently spent a sunny Saturday morning hanging out with the Lantz family. They are such an attractive bunch! And lots of fun too! Swinging on swings, four wheeling, hanging out in a viper, talking to cicadas, swimming…they packed in a ton of fun stuff while i was there! This made me and my camera very happy. The names of these gorgeous and very talented children are Jayden, Makena, and Kelton. They are super duper beautiful…all three of them. Serious model quality stuff going on here. Thanks so much for letting me capture your sweet family.


    Meet my gorgeous friends Chris and Starr, and their stylish kids, Phoenix (age 3) and Ameryn (age 7). We met up in Hillsboro Village and the fun times began! This was sort of a three part shoot. Part one took place near Dragon Park. We basically let the kids run loose and just followed their lead, forcing them to stop on occasion to get a few “normal” shots in. They acted appropriately…making faces and showing off. After 30 minutes or so, it got ridiculously hot and we headed to Hot and Cold for some yummy paletas. Voila, now we have part two! Brightly colored popcicles and chocolate faces made for some ridiculously fun images! (Chris and Starr, you’re kinda adorable too!) The last part of our shoot was for adults only. The kids were scooped up and taken away. We walked around and looked for random pops of color and cool textures. After 20 minutes or so, we ditched the modeling and headed for Jackson’s Bar and Bistro for drinks. These ladies are badass.  They are strong, independent, and successful. They also both happen to possess some pretty killer mama skills. You ladies are awesome and i’m lucky to have you as friends. xoxo


    Remember the maternity pics I posted a few weeks ago with cute pregnant Julie and her awesome husband Jamie? Well they are adorable and if you didn't catch the blog post a few weeks ago, click here! I'm so glad we took those pictures when we did because this little guy decided to come out early. His name is Oliver Andrew Bennett. And man is he the best thing ever. I fell in love with his dark complexion and sweet little face. Not sure he feels the same way, but time will tell. Oliver, you sir are one lucky little man. Jamie and Julie, congratulations on your job well done :)