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Janel + Cody | Dallas Portrait Photographer

Alert the media, I blogged for the first time in 2020!

Last month I headed north to my hometown of Dallas for this adorable engagement session!

I photographed Janel’s family Christmas portrait last year and was excited to see her pretty face (and lover Cody’s) again!

Although Cody and Janel call Austin home, they met while at school in Dallas!

Their group project love story is hilarious btw! Hah!

Any Riverdale fans?

A guilty pleasure of mine for sure but doesn’t Janel resemble Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) at certain angles?

All dark hair, dark eyes and flawless skin…..she’s lucky!

We started this session at a patisserie in the West Village called Bisous Bisous!

Check out those adorable Christmas macaroons! Cute!

We then ventured to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens which I have actually never visited!

It was like a Christmas explosion there but in the best way possible. Think little snowy villages, turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

I love that I was able to use my long lens and create a faux Christmas tree farm vibe!

Many, many congrats to Janel and Cody!

Dallas Engagement Photographer

Dallas Portrait Photographer, West Village Engagement Session, Austin Headshots, Texas family portraits, Dallas Botanical Gardens photos

John | UT Graduation Portraits

It’s no secret redheads are having a bit of a moment right now!

Ever since Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, handsome John has been getting a bit more attention!

John’s mom called me from Lubbock asking if I could squeeze him in for his UT graduation portraits the week of commencement!

I was happy to get out in the house (I’ve been on maternity leave!) to spend time with this incredible man!

So in case you don’t know, I had my first kiddo in March. A son named Andy.

Because I’m the sentimental type, spending time with John made me think about the day Andy will graduate college.

Will he follow in his dad’s and grandfather’s footsteps and go to the University of Texas too?

Will college even be a thing then or will having a trade skill be what’s important?

John and I talked fashion, vodka drinks (his fave is the Chilton), and his plans post Austin!

We took about a million photos of John with his cap on backwards. Totally my fault! #gradfail

Isn’t this the sickest sport coat?


UT Graduation Portraits

Yoori | Austin Branding Business Headshots

As someone who’s home is now cluttered with colorful and noisy kid crap, I was instantly jealous of Yoori’s peaceful South Lamar home!

The perfect setting for these branding headshots!

Yoori is a food blogger and health coach with the goal of incorporating more joy/self care into daily lives!

Yoori takes a very holistic approach and I adore her clean, colorful IG page!

Check out her instagram page here

She’s currently working on her new badass website and needed some killer headshots for it!

I can’t wait for it to go live!

Check back for a link to that soon!

Also how cute is her dog, Macchiato?

Let’s give it up for rad female business owners!


Off to make borscht and pair it with fresh lime gimlets! Nostrovia!


Austin Branding Business Headshots