Carrie Lynn + Blake

I don't go to Starville, MS very often...I actually try to avoid it since I bleed red & blue for my Ole Miss Rebels, but for these two?!  YES PLEASE!

I'm pretty sure I've known Carrie Lynn since she was two or three and I mean it every time I say what a blessing it is when someone I've know for so long asks me to be a part of such a special time in their life!  I hadn't had the opportunity to meet Blake until the day of these pictures but these two are a perfect fit for each other.  You can definitely tell they were best friends first because that friendship rings so true and bright in their love for each other!

I wanted to share a few from their engagement session, but I must be honest...I'm more excited about their January wedding because I LOVE a good January wedding! 

Z's Lifestyle Cake Smash

Few things are sweeter {and messier} than those first birthday smash cakes and we LOVE them!  We get asked all the time about first birthday sessions and where to do the cake smash and how all of that works.  After all, you KNOW you don't want to clean it up!

Most of the time we do cakes smashes in studio, but I must admit, I really love taking the mess outdoors and letting the little ones loose!  There's just something about the fresh air, bright colors, and the freedom to just be.  Little Z's session was everything and more and I was thrilled to have her back behind my camera!  We love our return customers so much and getting the chance to build friendships with those we serve!

Happy Birthday Little One!

#HappilyEverHendrix

Rachel & Hayden:  One of the sweetest couples on the planet.  Hands down.

I first met Rachel at the Ole Miss BSU and both Rachel and Hayden know my husband from the world that is pharmacy and through the years we have been able to keep in touch and run into each other here and there as school, residencies, and marriages of mutual friends happened.

I was thrilled when they got engaged and asked me to take their wedding pictures.  I adore all of my brides but there is just something so special about being asked by those you know to take care of their most precious memories.  It really is an honor and I was truly so glad to be there to celebrate these two.  

Congratulations Rachel & Hayden!!

Double the BIRTHDAY fun!

TWINS!!!

If you know me personally, you know that I myself and am a twin and I love all things twins!  I mean it really is the best thing in the world and I could go on for hours about why!  So getting to take pictures of twins was a real treat.

But more seriously I was so blessed and humbled by this session because their dad and I grew up together and have known each other for almost 20 years! (Am I seriously old enough to say that?!). When their sweet mother had them, I remember praying so many prayers for these two and it was so wonderful to be a part of celebrating their first year!  So to their parents, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for asking me to take these!

Sweet Baby J

When I first started photography, it was WEDDINGS all day, all the time, nothing else.  Being 18, I had no desire to add anything else to my portfolio because weddings were my passion.  The reason I picked up the camera every Saturday.

Isn't it funny how you think you have it all figured out and then the Lord places so many other things on your heart and gives you the path towards them?  Well that's where Newborn Photography (and all of the other sessions) came in.  I had my daughter almost 2 years ago and fell in love with all things baby.  And I set a goal 3 years ago to be the newborn photographer I dreamed of having for my own children. 

Fast forward to this sweet little man's session!  I had been through mentoring and training and so many hours of studying and practice and apprenticeship and it was my chance to try THE shot.  And let me tell you this little guy didn't disappoint and for his sweet slumber and simple session's perfection I am so thankful.  Enjoy!