Mad About The Fair!

Annual trek around the desolate Del Mar Fairgrounds with my favorite littles AKA the mascots of Eyeronics Media, Madison & Barrett. Mad About the Fair, the combined theme of Alice & Wonderland + steam punk was the most colorful and cool idea hitting the fairgrounds to date. Had to throw some steampunk goggles on these kiddies with their Alice & Wonderland themed Vans to really get in the spirit of the theme.

Mushrooms & Critters

Madison & Barrett (mascots of Eyeronics Media) woke me up early Friday morning to share their discovery of magical mushrooms growing all around the backyard. Cutest thing about this finding was that they were convinced the mushrooms sprouted up from jelly beans they planted a few weeks prior. Instead of spending the morning inside a dark room playing video games (currently obsessed with Zelda Skyward Sword) we spent a few hours outside observing the mushrooms up close, playing hide and seek with ladybugs, spying on a slowly moving snail, and creating cute scenery's with my micro critters. It was a very magical Earth Day morning :) Enjoy!

Baby, It's Cold Outside

This family rocks. They’re easygoing, calm, and oh so friendly. My first time shooting in freezing cold weather and I believe it was quite a success. The location: Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne, Texas. Perfect spot for that wintery look. Should be in full green bloom in the spring for some warmer sessions :)

Redheads in the Park -- New Braunfels, Texas

Between Audrey's stone cold stare and Nathan's goofball jokes, I'm happy that we ended up with some genuine photos of this happy little family. 

Tiny Santa's in the Yard

Madison and Barrett got new "jammies" as a pre-xmas gift so they decided to prance around the yard and show them off. Please enjoy these adorable photos of a 5 and 8 year old who are really excited for Christmas.

It's Landa Park Time

I've had the pleasure of knowing this family for quite a while now. It's extra special to have friends and family entrust you with taking their family portraits. Even better when you learn more about what a loving family they are. Here are my favorite shots from this session with the McDaniel Family.

Christmas Time in Greune, Texas

The Sanford family hanging out in Greune. AKA, one happy guy surrounded by three beautiful ladies. Isn't this dad so lucky to have such gorgeous women in his life? We used some santa hats as props to make their Christmas cards really POP!

Christmas Tree Heaven

With plenty of holiday props and Christmas music in the air, it was nonstop fun at Seiler's Christmas Tree Farm in Seguin, TX. The kids ate Smarties, the adults set up props, and I snapped away while laughing my butt off. We had a blast putting to good use the beautiful backdrop of this wintery looking farm.

Día De Los Muertos in San Antonio

San Antonio celebrated El Día De Los Muertos with a 2-day festival presented by La Villita. Events were all held on Sunday due to the sudden thunderstorms on Saturday! Despite having to change the weekend festival to a 1-day event, it was AWESOME. So much color, culture and culinary delights existed around the alleys of La Villita. Beautiful altars dedicated to those who have passed, family and friend. Needless to say, San Antonio rocks.

Unicorns. Vampires. Pirates. OH MY!

We took remnants from old costumes and new, pajamas, toys and some stuff from Mom and Dad's closet to come up with these 12 unique Halloween costumes. Styled a few new ones with random accessories from around the house and some completely new disguises created with things the kids wear everyday. The Goal? To get everyone in the Halloween Spirit! Message Jackie if you have any questions on how to create these looks :)

Tight Pants; Ripped Pants

Homecoming is a big deal here in Texas. As are the pre-homecoming photo opportunities. Had the chance to take my cousin Jacob and his sweet girlfriend's portraits before the big dance last Saturday. Figured these kids are young, they can jump in the air for a fun jump pic.. right? Alas, after years of asking couples and families to jump in the air for my shutter, Jacob jumped a bit too enthusiastically and RIPPED HIS PANTS. Yes. Spongebob in the flesh. #rippedpants. First time I've ever seen it happen. To say the least, it was incredibly funny.

My Favorite Photo Shoot of all Time

It's hard to believe this was over a year ago. My family visited me while I was working in Hawaii, so of course I wanted to take photos of them on the beach! Ivan Flores, my friend and manager at the time, accompanied us as photographer so I could get in on some of the shots too. 1.5 years later, enjoy :)

A glimpse of Hawaii

If you've met anyone who's spent time in Hawaii, whether it be for a week on a honeymoon or a year working on a cruise ship as a photographer, you've heard nothing but incredible things about the islands. Taking portraits in Hawaii resonates that same feeling of magic. Here's a compilation of favorites stills from my year spent in the Aloha state.

Life at home

Feels good to be back home in Texas after a year in Hawaii and a month backpacking across Southeast Asia. These three little ones are my favorite things about home :) Introducing Madison, Barrett and Baby Jack.

(no rubber ducks were hurt in the making of these photos)