Friday, December 30, 2011

So long 2011!

I just wanted to take a minute to tell all of my clients thank you! Every year seems to get better and better business wise and its all because of you. Every year I set goals (both personal and business) and each year you help me reach those goals! I was blown away today when I realized I did a total of 62 sessions/mini sessions/weddings this year. What? 62! How did that even happen? In 2009 I did 10 sessions total and now 62?!? Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would make it this far. So many of you have walked into my life as complete strangers and by the time your session was over you were already considered a dear friend. To those of you who have been my life long friends and family, who was there when I first started out, thank you for believing in me and for all of your honesty and encouragement - I would not of done this without y'all ;) To those of you are have been loyal - always coming back for more - thank you thank you thank you! You have no idea how much that means to me! To my mom - you're the best - thank you for always stepping in and being my extra set of hands - you have been a God send! To my fiancee, Alexx, who without him, I would of never started this adventure. Who bought me my first fancy camera and even set up a few of my first shoots (as I cried and complained because I was so scared ha!) - thank you for seeing my heart and understanding this is something I had always wanted to do and then helped make my dreams a reality ;)
  (note: not the best picture of me - but it just seemed so fitting)
I hope you all reach a dream in 2012 and that it will be your best year yet. I can not wait to see so many of y'all next year and excited to meet some new friends ;) I have lots of new stuff floating around in my head that I cant wait to share!

loves ya!



Friday, December 9, 2011

Mr & Mrs Hopkins

September 17th, 2011 I had the honor of capturing Michael and Lakeisha Hopkins wedding!  It took place at the Holiday Inn in DeSoto, TX. I aboslutely LOVED the colors of the wedding! Of course, everything was perfect thanks to Felicia Leffall at Felicia's One Stop Event Planning!

I always love spending time with the Bride and her Bridesmaid before the ceremony - its always a blast and this group did not disappoint - lots of laughs ;)

This was a very special moment!

I LOVE this photo - this was the last few moments before she walked downstairs to say "I do"...

Is their little boy not the cutest little thing in the world! Good grief he was precious!
First dance as husband and wife ;) - i love the way they are looking at each other!
Told ya this was a fun group! hahaha I love watching people on the dance floor!
I can never stress to Brides enough - please have a great Maid of Honor! I NEED you to have an amazing MOH - they help so many of your vendors on the day of. Thank goodness LaBre'sha was the! She was incredible at the bridal session and awesome at the wedding! (sorry just had to give props where props are due! ha)
The reception  - im tellin ya go check out Felicia's One Stop Event Planning and tell her I sent ya. She is amazing! I have worked with her on two different weddings now and she is incredible. Everything runs smooth and is always right on time!
Mike & Lakeisha - thank you so so much for allowing me to capture your special day! It was a pleasure working with y'all (even when it felt like the big day would NEVER get here ha!) It was a blast getting to know y'all and to see the special you have. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!