Love is in the air! I had the pleasure of photographing my third annual Valentine mini sessions this year. These are always so fun, quick and easy peasy! My favorite part is not worrying about the weather for mini sessions for once! I had a great mixture of all ages and both boys and girls.

One of these love bugs even has a Valentine’s birthday so it was the perfect fit for her!

So I had a realization this year that this is my oldest son’s last year in elementary and he was still a great sport letting me make him some photo Valentine cards. I’m in a place of being sad that there were be no more Valentine cards to make for him and celebrating that there will be no more elaborate Valentine boxes to make. In fact, we just reused his Valentine box from last year. You may call it laziness but I call it recycling. 😉 Motherhood is so bittersweet sometimes.

I know that I had some of the sweetest little clients come visit me. Their smiles and warm hearts tell me that they’re full of love and being loved. What a blessing it is to capture it.

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Skylar’s baseball senior session was a homerun! We first met up at a local farm which made the perfect backdrop for his boots, jeans and pickup truck. I love the rich colors of the barn, and the warm sun was definitely working in our favor that day. Oh how I love a sun-drenched session. Not so much the heat that comes with it in the summer, but the golden glow.

Skylar is a 2017 senior at Southwest Christian School. He lives and breathes baseball and he is his happiest on the field. So we knew that we had to make getting on the baseball field happen. I love incorporating meaningful hobbies/items into senior sessions. Making a session personal is what makes them more fun and a chance for us to get creative from the run-of-the-mill senior poses. I could instantly tell he was at home on the field.

Summer’s sister came along and we definitely captured a couple of her beautiful smile and with mom too. Those are always the photos that melt my mama heart.

Skylar’s friends would describe him athletic, strong and fun and dreams of becoming a dentist after college. I have no doubt that success is in his future.

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This is one of my most memorable senior sessions ever and I do a lot of seniors. I captured her sister’s senior session last year.  Brittany is an incredibly talented dancer as is her sister. I knew after seeing her sister’s talent in dance, that Brittany’s dance senior session would be no less than amazing. I love establishing these relationships with my senior families and consider it a huge honor when they come back for a younger sibling to do their senior session.

Brittany is a 2017 All Saints Episcopal School senior. What Brittany loves most about high school are her friends, both old and new. She loves seeing them everyday and they make high school enjoyable and have helped her get through so much over the years. Her friends would describe her as quirky, fun and artsy. She is most looking forward to being the oldest grade on campus. It’s pretty exciting having the rest of the school look up to your grade.

Dance is her passion. She has been dancing since she was three years old and has loved it ever since. She does ballet, jazz, pointe and contemporary. Brittany dances every day, except Sunday, and for an average of four hours each night. She hopes to continue dancing in college and her dream job would to be a professional dance , or instructor.

To say that I enjoyed every minute of this session would be an understatement. Brittany’s talent left me with my mouth open so many times. It is so evident to anyone watching her dance that she is passionate and dedicated. I felt like I had front row seats to a performance. I only wish we had music with us to accompany her, but even without music, there was no shortage of beauty to see her dance. I could watch her dance all day. Brittany was able to do incredible jumps and movements like it was just skipping down the street and I’m pretty sure I pulled a hamstring trying to get at an angle to capture the height of her dance movements.

Thank you Brittany for the incredible performance you gave me. I know God has wonderful things in store for you with dance. You have been so blessed with the art of dance.

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Will was a senior rep for Rooted in Love Photography this year. He is a 2017 senior at Aledo High School and I adore him and his family. We did Will’s senior rep session this spring back when there were bluebonnets out still and so it was fun getting some of those in his senior photos. This summer we did his full session and went to his girlfriend’s family’s land who happens to have a beautiful picturesque barn. It was a perfect location to do Will’s barn senior session.

It had been many years since a family session had been done and you know I feel about that. I look for any opportunity especially with my seniors to get some family photos while everyone is still under one roof.

Will is a varsity football player for Aledo and if you’re not from around here, let me tell you, Aledo football is a BIG deal. It’s Friday Night Lights in Aledo. Everyone is at the game on Friday nights. His favorite high school memory so far has been winning the state football championship THREE years in a row. Aledo just won state AGAIN! What a perfect way to end his high school career.

Will is not only part of varsity football, he also is involved in Young Life, attends Christ Chapel Bible Church, National Honor Society, works at Camp Shady in the summer and is a volunteer for Camp Runamuck. He is very passionate about football, family, school, God, hunting and fishing.

I have some exciting news to share about Will. He just signed TODAY and will be attending the Air Force Academy with a football scholarship for fall 2017! What an incredible achievement and I know his parents are so incredibly proud of him. Will is looking into possibly majoring in law or engineering.

Will, you are so incredibly kind, talented, and a true gentleman. I feel honored that you were a rep for Rooted in Love your senior year and wish nothing but wonderful things for you. You are so deserving of the good things God has in store for you.

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Lara and I met up for her Fort Worth Botanical Gardens senior session this summer. It was a week of 60% chances of rain and humidity through the roof.  The Botanical Gardens is a little treasure here in Fort Worth. What I love most about doing a Fort Worth Botanical Garden senior session in the middle of the summer is that I can always count on COLOR, and lots of it. Everything else in Texas may be dead and brown but not there. They know what they are doing to keep the gardens lush, blooming, and green all year long.

Lara had her hair and makeup done which in the triple digit Texas heat, you will never regret. She looked absolutely flawless and you would never know by looking at these images that Lara and I were a hot sweaty mess (or maybe that was just me).

Lara is a 2017 Trinity Valley School senior. She’s extremely smart, wonderfully kind and sweet and my session with her just so wonderful. Lara has an incredible easy  and playful manner in front of my camera. There was very little direction from me, she’s just a great model. Those are the funnest sessions for me when my clients feel comfortable at at ease.

I know Lara is looking at some pretty amazing colleges to attend next year and I can’t wait to hear who is lucky enough to get her.

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