I met Katie Jameson through an Instagram meet-up last summer. We decided to grab coffee later that week – which is when we realized how much we have in common! Whether we’re talking about our faith, photography or our shared love of fashion, I always enjoy time spent with her.
We had the opportunity to travel to Seattle together in early February. It was Katie’s first trip to the Pacific Northwest and there was a lot to fit into our four days of travel. We ate at Oddfellows, drank coffee at Vivaci, met up with friends and explored Whidbey Island. It also snowed quite a bit, which allowed us to take some lovely winter portraits. Seattle summers are undeniably gorgeous, but there’s also something so lovely about Seattle winters.
Last weekend, I photographed this beautiful momma-to-be, DeLena, and her husband, Jonathan. It was super cold outside, but the weather worked in our favor to create a romantic, windswept desert vibe. Congratulations, Geracs! Baby Liam has two wonderful parents.
Debora was one of the first people I met soon after we moved to our current base. I was excited to learn that her husband, Brian, was going to be in the same class as my husband, Jared! I’ve loved getting to know the Bertkas over the past nine months. Picking up sushi from HEB with Debora and our other friends on base has quickly become one of my favorite Girl’s Night activities. Del Rio becomes a lot more appealing when you have a great community around you!
When it was time to take my puppy, Zuri, to the groomer for the first time, my mom highly recommended Emily. Not only is she a fantastic groomer, but she is also talented at crocheting. Emily is starting her own business called Best Friends Crochet Co.! Her lovely scarves come in a range of colors and sizes – including scarves for dogs! Zuri looks absolutely adorable trotting around Lady Bird Lake in her little red scarf. Once her website is up, you can find more information on Best Friends Crochet Co. here.
Susanna was one of the first people I met in Del Rio, just days after my husband and I arrived at our new base. I was so excited to learn that she and her husband were both Seattleites who had previously worked at Boeing and went to school at The University of Washington (where Jared had just completed his Masters program). Susanna and I bonded over a mutual love of the Pacific Northwest, good design, photography, knitting, wine and the fact that we are both total foodies. She and her husband, Ben, are preparing to leave Del Rio for their next assignment. I’m going to miss her a lot, but I know that we will eventually meet up in Seattle for Moscow Mules and thrift shopping. And it will be epic.
I know Rebecca from high school, where we sang in an awesome choir program together. We both went to The University of Texas for college; however, I hadn’t seen her in years and I was so excited when she sent me a message asking me to take her head shots! She is a professional pianist (with a beautiful voice as well!) and one of the most photogenic people I have ever met. Isn’t she gorgeous?! If you need a pianist in the Austin area, check out www.rebeccagoldfarbpiano.com for Rebecca’s information.
I was lucky enough to meet Jessica & Cody through my husband, who knew Cody from the Air Force Academy. We also live right across the street from each other! We did this shoot on a chilly, gorgeous evening when the mosquitos were out in full force. Ten mosquitos tried to bite through my husband’s thick corduroy pants (that’s a little bit desperate, if you ask me). Thanks to a thick coat of bug spray, we managed to stay outside for the prettiest light.
Sarah and Nick were two of the first people I met after moving back to Texas for my husband’s pilot training. Since last April, I’ve come to find that they are both extremely kind, intelligent, driven and, obviously, photogenic people! I loved getting to know their (growing) family more during our time working on this shoot. Their love for each other and their children is so apparent in these shots. Congratulations, Sarah & Nick!
Last weekend, my husband and I drove up to Dallas to be with family and friends on the day that his brother, Kevin, proposed to his girlfriend, Valerie. Kevin’s plan to send Valerie on an amazing race around Dallas played out perfectly, leading her to the chapel at Watermark Church where he washed her feet and asked her to be his bride. Kevin and Valerie, y’all are awesome.