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Mark & Val’s Maternity Session in Dallas, TX

It’s always fun to get behind the camera to photograph PEOPLE again vs. products 😉 Especially when those people are our besties. We went on a mini-getaway to experience rest & warm weather. Just two days after we got back baby Alea was born! It has been so amazing watching our best friends step into […]

March 23, 2019

Photography

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There’s Something Beautiful Waiting For Us

The other day I had a dream about being on a hike. I was alone. It was getting darker the further in I ventured. It was hot and humid; so humid it looked almost foggy. The trees were dense. The slope was steep. There were too many twists and turns to count. The ground was […]

March 17, 2019

Life, Pregnancy Loss

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Our Valentine’s Day 2019

15 years ago we went on a Valentine’s Day date to the Southern Hills mall to watch Big Fish. We held hands. We walked around the mall and Ty bought me a heart shaped necklace with a diamond in it from Helzberg. 15 years later for Valentine’s Day we went on a day date for […]

March 14, 2019

Life, Pregnancy Loss

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Four Weeks of Bump Photos

I took four weeks of bump photos before we’d say goodbye to our baby. I know that sweet baby didn’t make up most of this bump, but I’m thankful I have something to remember our short time together. We were planning on sharing our news with the world this week; Valentine’s Day to be exact. […]

March 10, 2019

Life, Pregnancy Loss

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He never changes

When I can’t sleep, I pull out my phone and I journal as a last ditch effort to quiet my mind. I probably have hundreds of these late night (well, early morning if we’re getting technical) writing sessions. It doesn’t happen every night, just when my mind is unusually tough to settle down. The night […]

March 4, 2019

Life, Pregnancy Loss

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Our Loss of Baby Hinders

“I’m so sorry” the ultrasound technician said as our midwife placed her hand on my leg and Ty placed his hand on my shoulder in that dark room that was now silent. I had been pleading with Jesus the entire time the tech was moving the wand around the warm gel on my belly; talking […]

February 25, 2019

Life, Pregnancy Loss

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Costa Rica – Part Three

Our last two days in Costa Rica were spent chasing more waterfalls, and boy did they not disappoint. You can read part one and two of our trip here: Costa Rica Part One Costa Rica Part Two On Monday, we headed back up to La Fortuna. We stopped at our usual Cafe Macadamia, and then […]

February 21, 2019

Travel

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Costa Rica – Part Two

Our first day in CR was spent at our gorgeous home, swimming and lounging. Our second day in Costa Rica was FILLED with adventure. You can view part one, and learn all about why we chose Costa Rica for our vacation destination in December and where we stayed, here.  We started day two with breakfast/smoothies/coffee […]

February 18, 2019

Travel

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Costa Rica – Part One

When we were in the middle of our unknown season with little man, we always talked about how if he ended up leaving, we’d have to get away. It took us a while, but we finally decided on Costa Rica. I’m so excited to share our adventure with y’all. Because I couldn’t narrow down the […]

February 17, 2019

Travel

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