My Life

Miles Lon Ogilvie ~ Our baby and hero

How do I start this post except to say the last two months have brought forth the most difficult of times, but also the most amazing insight into all the blessings in my life. Through all of it, we've had God, family, friends, and complete strangers to lean on and give us strength. 

Before Miles was born, I was so anxious about his arrival. A part of me wanted him to stay in there as he was safe and his heart was "working". The day came and it went as smooth as it possibly could. When I saw my baby boy for the first time, I was overcome with emotions and in awe of this life that had been given to us. 

We were able to hold him for the first time on the third day before his heart surgery. I was able to see him open his eyes for the first time and we just stared at each other. It was so hard to believe that anything was even wrong in that little body of his. That takes a toll on you to see your baby looking healthy as can be and then post surgery in the same day. It's tough even now to look back at pictures. I kept reminding myself he needed this in order to live and be with us at home. Every night, we took a picture of Miles with a chalkboard listing out all that took place that day. I'm so glad we did this. The truth is it gave me something to do when I couldn't do anything else. When I couldn't hold him or touch him, I could take a picture and it was healing in a way. We also believe in the power of sharing stories in your life to look back on or to help someone else get through a difficult time. I share stories through pictures and this is the beginning of Miles's story. He has gone through so much in such a short time, its hard to believe and he has more surgeries to come, but he is a fighter and forever our hero.  

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

Thank you ~ 2013 Weddings

I am blown away when I reflect back on this past year! I have had amazing brides and grooms and want to say thank you for your support this year. Without you, I would not be able to be in a business that I love so much. 

2014 will be another year to remember. There will be some life changers coming up in the new year and I look forward to updating you all in the next month. For now, look at these lovely-in-love couples! 

2013, you were good to me:)


Madden Jack Ogilvie ~ My little Man

I still can't believe that almost 6 weeks ago, Madden became part of our family! My heart is so full and my life is forever changed. Cade and I are enjoying all of his little changes over the last few weeks and can't wait to continue to watch him grow! 

Madden was a week late so we had to go ahead and induce. After 22 hours, our sweet boy finally made his debut into the world! What an experience we will never forget seeing him for the first time. I could cry right now thinking about it..too late! 

My dear sister in law, Paige, took these photos for me at the hospital and I am so glad she did. Thank you as we will cherish these always!

After two days, Madden was admitted to the NICU so his first week was pretty rough, but we finally got to take him home and he is a strong, healthy, and happy baby! I took these when we got home. And yes, he looks just like my husband:) Look at that blonde hair!

Here we are at 1 month old! 

I love you so much! 



Erin and Brad ~ Couple Session: Fort Worth, TX

Oh how I love this couple and it's safe to say, the camera loves them too! They make one good looking couple! I've been asked lately being prego and all, "who takes your photos?". Well, this is the girl! Such an amazing friend and photographer. You can check out our maternity photos here:) 

I had so much fun with Brad and Erin and loved the props they brought along including their dog, Winston! We were blessed with amazing sunlight that created some of my favorite romantic photos! Hope you enjoy!!

Costa Rica, here we come ~ out of town

Dear clients and loyal blog followers, I'll be leaving tomorrow to shoot Lauren and Jacob's wedding in Costa Rica! I'm so excited to hang out with these two again and experience such a beautiful place with my hubby! Just wanted you to know I'll be without email and internet for a week so please allow me to get back to you then! I have some family, engagement, and wedding sessions coming up on the blog real soon!:) 

And since a post is never that fun without a picture, here is my little Camo! It goes to show even animals blink during a photo...or he is just not that interested!

Amelia Lyon Private Workshop!

This is way overdue! When I was in California a few weeks ago, it was to meet the one and only Amelia Lyon! My friend, Kara, from Vintage View Studios and me were talking about some possible workshops we wanted to attend and we both instantly said Amelia. It was great for me and Kara as right after this particular week, our living situations were changing drastically. Kara was moving to Seattle and I was moving to DFW area (yes, i have moved and will get to this soon:). It ended up being a great decision!

 Amelia's talent is amazing and I feel so blessed to have met her and to have learned so much. It was so funny when I first got to her house because I felt like I was driving to meet a celebrity. I mean I have been following her since I started this amazing journey and it was surreal sitting next to her and having conversation. 

She is so down to earth and her laugh is contagious! Amelia, I have so much to take with me from the workshop and I thank you so much for a great day and being so inspirational:) And a big thank you for bringing lemon drops back into my life.

Thank you Justin for taking this photo, you were a delight as well! Go mustard yellow camera bags! 

Yes, my hard palate suffered greatly with the amount of lemon drops I had that day! Still worth it!!! ha

Emily and Josh ~ Couples: Rosemary Beach, Florida

I went to Florida to shoot an awesome beach wedding that you will see later this week, but while I was there I got to hang out with my great friend Emily! Emily and I went to the same church camp every summer for 8 or 9 years. She is one of like 5 people who can make me laugh extremely hard! I love love love her and I was so excited to get to hang out with her hubby Josh! I was thrilled to get to have a session with them while I was in town and loved how they turned out:) Check it out!

Oh ya did I forget to mention how good looking these two are!!

While I was there, Ryan her brother happened to be in town and it was such a bonus to see him! He is a professional songwriter in Nashville, TN and he is oh so good! You probably have been singing in the car to one of his songs and didn't even know it! So proud of you!! We took a few and here they are making me laugh of course! Can you guess who has been in the sun the least:( 

Back in Action

Hey loyal blog readers! I apologize for my absence lately as I have been traveling back and forth taking photos of amazing clients! December was a great time to relax and rejuvenate my creative juices and have some personal time with family and friends:) January has put me back into the swing of things and I'm so thankful for a new year and new clients. Come back on Thursday as I will be blogging sweet baby Jaxon and then a New Zealand style wedding in Dallas soon after:) 

Posts are always better with pictures so I leave you with a sneak peek of Jaxon:) Adorable!

Interview with Amy Rose King ~

The lovely Amy Rose contacted me a couple of weeks ago about a little (now big) project she was working on. She was interviewing photographers in the Lubbock area and I was so flattered she wanted me to join! She took a few pictures of me and I have to say how weird it is being on the other side! She did an amazing job and my two favorites are below. Check out my story and the rest of the pictures at her blog