Happy Holidays


From our family to yours

may you have a

very merry bright & cheery

happy little Christmas


and a happy New Year!



fall in love – Midland Family Photographer

Fall in love with this gorgeous little family why don’t ya?

It won’t be difficult once you see these genuine smiles and baby Barrett’s big beautiful eyes.

I worked these lovelies in for a spur of the moment session,

and even with no preparation, I think this session turned out pretty well.

pumpkin baby

sun flare baby

fall family

cute baby

halloween baby

mom and baby

sun flair family

Thanks so much, Brandi & Larry, for letting me document these precious moments.

wonderfully made – Midland Newborn Photographer

So blessed to be able to capture these beautiful moments and precious expressions with

precious newborn baby Ashlyn and her ecstatic family.

Time passes in the blink of an eye and now these memories can be cherished forever.

newborn blog

*Many thanks to Kelly Cole, my lovely assistant for this session!

Texas is for Lovers – Midland Couples Photographer

They say Ohio is for lovers, but obviously they have never been to Texas.  Everything is bigger here, especially the love!

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couple photo2

This is what marriage looks like.  Well, this, and quite a few funny outtakes that I can’t share here.

Kyle and Kayla are truly best friends in love.

The kind of love that makes you happy just to see them together.

The kind of love that will not only stand the test of time and all life may throw their way, but grow with it.

The kind of love you rarely see but when you do it renews your faith and hope for true love.

Happy ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY my precious ones!

yes, i’m quite crafty

My Grandmother taught me very early on that one must always have a project and I am a firm believer in the theory. I think idle hands and mind make for a miserable heart and that a project to keep you busy is good therapy. That being said, I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of my projects with you.

I made this crochet cowl for our eccentric Aunt Carla. It was my first experiment with the crocodile stitch and as I was working on it I kept thinking how much she would enjoy the colors and the unusual look. I finished it off with a very vintage looking diamond brooch and though I like it best as a cowl it can also be worn as a shawl.


Right before I wrapped it up I thought to snap a picture of it. I wish I had taken more now but it has already traveled to its new home in Dallas, TX. If I make another I will be sure to take many more pictures of it!

I started crocheting this last August (2011) after I had some surgery and was being forced to sit in bed and rest. I am not good at sitting still for any amount of time and always have to be up doing at least a few things at once. I had seen some really cute crochet baby hats online and decided to see if I could make one and then it just went from there. I can’t help but wonder now, why didn’t I do this when I was stuck in the hospital for three months with my pregnancy? It would have made that whole time a lot more bearable and productive. I am still learning and I am not good at reading or writing patterns yet and always enjoy making something up in my head like I did with this. I am thinking of writing out the pattern and making a tutorial to post if anyone would be interested.

Oh, by the way, Aunt Carla loved it!

the whole gang – Midland Family Photographer

Oh, and I do mean the WHOLE gang!  Three generations all together and one dog, now that’s a bunch of Bartleys!

The Bartley Family

A family full of big smiles, personalities, and love. What a great treat it was to photograph them all

on the day of their big Christmas celebration!

got rewards? – Midland Photographer

As my current clients already know I have a client “loyalty” program so your 5th Essential Session is  1/2 off!

I am now adding  a “referral” rewards program. Whenever you refer someone to me and they tell me that you sent them you will get a coupon for a FREE 8×10 with your next Essential Session!

So what are you waiting for?  Book those sessions and tell your friends… let the rewards flow!