The Bartons | Lifestyle Newborn

When I entered Jared and Laurie's home, Jared was rocking his newborn daughter, Remy, while Laurie finished getting ready for our session. I recognized something very familiar in both of their eyes—they had been transformed by her birth.

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The Bartons | Maternity Lifestyle

I cannot even tell you how sweet this couple is. I first met them when Laurie requested some celebratory photos after her husband's graduated from the Oklahoma City police academy. It was such an honor to do this maternity session as they eagerly await the arrival of their sweet baby girl, Remy Rae! 

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Marley Langston | Bethany Children's Center

I've known Kaela and Landon for a few years and have watched Marley's story unfold via Facebook for the past few months. We have been planning an in-home lifestyle session for some time now, but Marley has needed immediate health care for longer than planned, so I wanted to come and document this important, special part of their journey, too. When I first saw Marley in person, I felt an overwhelming sense of adoration and awe.

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Morgan Family | Lifestyle Session

I just love this family, and it absolutely melts my heart watching baby Patrick grow! Watching him do all the things six months old do, like trying to crawl, cooing, giggling, and chewing on those delicious chubby feet made me miss this stage with my own daughter. How quickly they change with each passing month! 

Thank you for allowing me into your home once more, Megan and Patrick! As always, it was a pleasure! Baby Patrick (Jr) is an absolute dream. I am so blessed to know you all!

Here are some of my favorites from this session. Enjoy!

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Madison Ellis | Senior

I enjoyed this session SO much! Madison is an OCU graduate and an AMAZING softball player! We started our session in the Myriad Botanical Gardens and took a few shots outside as well. Thankfully the clouds decided to hold back the rain, so we were able to have a variety of backdrops! Congratulations, Madison! I wish you the best in this brand new adventure! 

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Brittany Abernathy | Lifestyle Session

If you know me, you know I love horses. I grew up around them and I've been horse crazy since I could walk! So when Brittany contacted me for a session with her horse, Sandman, I was instantly excited and couldn't wait to get started.

We had to chase the elusive sun, but I think we still captured that fresh, autumn glow!

What a sweet horse! He took incredible care of his best friend, who was nervous to ride bareback AND in a dress. Brittany, you did amazing, and I am so glad you chose me to capture the essence of your bond with your sweet boy!

PS: Check out the very last photo for a hilarious blooper. Brittany was a bit nervous the first time I asked her to lope, and she looked like someone straight out of Braveheart! I even added a sword for hilarious effect. ;)

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Ashlyn Crowley | Fresh 48

One of my favorite things about lifestyle photography is that it's so versatile. I love going into hospitals to document a newborn when they are less than 48 hours old! There's a "newness" to them that you can't quite capture at their newborn session; the difference a week can make is huge! 

At this session, I got to snuggle this sweet babe before taking her photos. She was so tiny! I can't even remember my daughter being that small! I was even able to offer a tip that helped soothe her: a white noise app on my phone. It always worked for my daughter too. :)

Here are a few of my favorite shots from her session!

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Jacob and Alia | Engagement Portraits

Alia and Jacob are one of the sweetest couples I've ever had the privilege of meeting! Alia wanted a sunset session, but her time in Oklahoma City was limited and the forecast showed rain this particular evening. So rather than risking it, we decided to shoot earlier and avoid the rain (but my goodness, was it hot outside!).

I have to say, though, that the lighting worked in our favor and turned out beautifully. Their session was at Bluff Creek Park, where we utilized different trails and paths. The trees provided just the right amount of shade while still filtering light through. I instructed them to do a lot of silly things that made them laugh, and the end result was totally worth it!

Congratulations, Alia and Jacob, and your engagement. I wish you all the best in your coming marriage! 

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Patrick Morgan Jr | Lifestyle Newborn

I recently did a maternity session for the Morgans, and I have come to adore this little family so much! Thankfully they live right up the road from me, so our little ones can have playdates in the years to come! 

Baby Patrick stole my heart immediately. He was so tiny and sweet, and when he fell asleep in my arms it SERIOUSLY made me miss those tender moments I shared with my daughter ten months ago! He is absolutely precious, and I had the hardest time choosing which photos to deliver. I didn't even want to stop editing because this session was such a joy to work on! 

Your son is perfect, Megan and Patrick! <3 <3 <3 Thank you for giving me the honor of documenting this special time in your lives! 

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The Keislings | Lifestyle Newborn

I recently ran a contest for a free lifestyle newborn session, and Samantha Keisling won! I was so excited to photograph them in their gorgeous, light-filled home. Can we all just collectively appreciate how beautiful they are? And that baby... OMG! I had to remind myself now is NOT the time to have another one! Lol! So, so sweet. Thank you, Sam and Loren, for allowing me this privilege! <3

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The Andersons | Mini Session

When Leah contacted me and told me she and her husband, Michael, were needing a mini session, I was happy to work with them. I learned that their beloved dog, Miles, had been diagnosed with liver cancer and they only had a few remaining weeks with him. This session was an emotional one. Miles is such a sweet, funny, enthusiastic guy and just looking at him, you'd never know he was sick! I can tell he has brought his humans unspeakable joy throughout his thirteen years in this world. Thank you, Leah and Michael, for trusting me with this special session. 

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Heidi and Jeff Engagement Session

Oh. My. Gosh. I had SO much fun with this couple! Their dynamic is so special and endearing. They know how to be silly and laugh, and you can also see how deeply they love each other. We started our session at the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City, and then meandered over to the Myriad Botanical Gardens for some shots with gorgeous tropical backdrops and the Crystal Bridge. After that, we went to Coffee Slingers and found the only open spot near a window (winning!), and enjoyed some delicious drinks. Finally, we went to the Sheraton parking garage for some rooftop JURASSIC PARK (!!!) shots with the city skyline in the background, just as it started to rain. It. Was. Awesome.

I will be photographing their wedding next April and I couldn't be more excited! Thank you for trusting me with capturing these memories for you, Heidi and Jeff! 

PS - I'm still laughing about the fact that you BOTH thought I said my book was called "Noodle." 

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