Longview Texas Photographer: A Styled Shootout

This was such an amazing opportunity for me to do something completely new and different from my norm. I was able to participate in a styled wedding shootout put on by Pursuing Eden Vintage Sales and Rentals. The ladies there are amazing at what they do and they styled this event with no detail forgotten. Everything from the model’s hair and makeup down to the invitations was perfect. So many wonderful local vendors donated their time and talents to make this shootout the perfect event it was.

 

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Now to give a shout out to all those amazing vendors –
Styling and Rentals by Pursuing Eden Vintage Sales and Rentals
Florals by La Tee Da Flowers on the Square
Cake by Calavera Cakery 
Hair and Makeup by Dollface Makeup Artistry
Dresses and Jewelry by Emily Rae’s Bridal, Prom, and Tux Boutique
Invitations and paper goods by Ellie Bee’s
Models: Danielle Westbrook, Sydney Posey, and Zoe Rothluebber
Featured Photographer: Lindsay Steele Photography

Longview Texas Lifestyle Photographer: A Thursday Morning

I have always been drawn to pictures of everyday life so recently I decided to give a session away that would give someone pictures of just that – their everyday.  My sweet friend, Aimee, won the session and at the end of January I met with her and 3 of her 4 children on a Thursday morning in their lovely home.  I let them go about their normal routine, trying to be as unobtrusive as possible.  They were wonderful!   Their home is calm, inviting and full of love.  I think you can feel that through these images.

 I am sharing just a handful of the images with you today.  If you’d like to see more, check out the video at the end of this post.  Who doesn’t love pictures set to music?!

Enjoy!

You can get in touch with me to set up a session like this for yourself.  It’s painless, I promise.  I also promise you will treasure what comes out of it.

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Now, check out the video below and see more from this session.

(song: “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran)

Longview Texas Lifestyle Photographer: A storytime

He climbed in the rocking chair this morning with a book for our story time. I noticed his toes peeking out from under the book and looked over to see the picture hanging on the wall above his bed. That picture is of his little, 2 week old toes. I grabbed my camera and again focused on his little piggies.  His feet are bigger but they’re still little.

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Longview Texas Lifestyle photographer: Quiet in the chaos

Wednesday afternoons in my family are nuts! As soon as the kids are free from school we are running – homework, swim practice, hopefully throw some sort of dinner in our faces, then off to scouts. Tonight as I attempted to make a somewhat healthy quick dinner (a souped-up caesar salad) I thought I’d take a minute to document a quiet moment in my kitchen. The kids were playing nicely and life had calmed. I welcomed this moment amidst the crazy that had been our afternoon. — Bonus points if you can spy a half eaten banana, my phone, and a lingering bit of Christmas.
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