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Updated: 2018-03-05T17:25:02.248-06:00


New Blog!!


Hey Everyone!

I am thrilled to announce a new home for my photo blog! Come check it out and leave a comment so I know you stopped by! Oh, and make sure to update your blog subscriptions and RSS Feeds!

Wedding Albums


Last week I was so excited to find out my first album from Forbeyon was printed and ready to be picked up! Since Forbeyon is right here in Dallas, I drove over immediately... because, how could I possibly wait another moment longer?? I was giddy like a school girl to see all my hard work bound in beautiful black leather. The smell of a new album... mmmm!Growing up in a photographer's home, the day an album was finished was a day filled with pride. All the joy of a wedding wrapped up and bound in a leather book to be cherished for years to come! Back in the days of film, my dad would shoot the wedding and my mom would layout the album. When it was all put together, I loved to sit and study every page... I'd dream of my wedding and how I wanted it to be. The joy and love displayed on every page was something I could not wait to find.When I sat and paged through Joel & Leslie's album I was not only reminded of the joy and love that encompassed their day, but the emotions of my own wedding. There is just something about wedding photos that makes a girl swoon... a stunning bride, a handsome groom, and the scent of a beautiful leather album.Here are a few pictures from Joel & Leslie's black leather, 10x10 wedding album...You'll find this little stamp of approval on the inside cover of every album that leaves my studio. :)[...]

Just for Johnny...


no explanation needed.

another his view/her view for your enjoyment....

have a great weekend!!

Johnny + Lauren Engaged!


I love the kind of session when you walk away as friends, and this was definitely one of those sessions! Johnny & Lauren rocked our socks off! Not only were they willing to do just about anything, but they were a blast to hang out with while shooting! These two are totally in love, and they made it easy to capture their romance!!Johnny & Lauren, thanks for an amazing afternoon! We are totally stoked for your May wedding!! gosh, I love sun flare!!We haven't done a 'his view, her view' in a while... my viewbeto's view!!so cute!!wow, love this one!classic! another amazing beto shot, I love him!!loads of laughs with these two :)this one makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...a little kiss action through the stairs.just in time... as soon as they got off the train it started moving!!FAVORITE, wow, love this shot! Can anyone say canvas??Another fav... so much fun!Be sure to check us out on our new facebook page!![...]

Marcus + Bekah, just one more!


So I was going through Marcus & Bekah's session again this afternoon, making some final tweeks before posting their gallery... and I came across this image! OMG - if their session wasn't already hot enough...

Happy Friday!!

Marcus + Bekah Engaged


It all started with a bike ride over the dam at joe pool lake, romance that is. Marcus asked Bekah to take a ride with him and she's never left his side since. These two are over the top in love and it's contagious!! This past November Marcus asked Bekah to take a bike ride again... but this time outlined in chalk were the surprise words "will you marry me?" How could she say no? We had a blast hanging out with Marcus and Bekah last week in Ft. Worth, and we can't wait until their July wedding!gosh Bekah, you're stunning!I told you... it was contagious! kisses and giggles all afternoon!this series makes me smile!!he's SO in to her... I love it!OMG, we were not short of laughs!hott!a fav for sure!AYKM??it took a little work, but we got a serious face that's to die for!mmmm... sushi!FAVORITE!FAVORITE #2... way to climb in that alley and work it out!!Thanks for a rad afternoon![...]

Mexico Part II: The Resort


Here are some more pics of us on vacation... can we start planning another trip already??on the plane, can't wait!!OMG, OUR FAVORITE!!!!!Dad & Mom after breakfast... in front of the theater on our way to the beach!palm trees, I swoon!I love this guy!me... mom snagged this shot!after a little beach soccer.... more soccer pics on fb.hahaha!mom & dad celebrating 30 years!!love this one!A-MA-ZING! Check out facebook for more vacation shots!![...]

Snead Family


I met the Snead family back in August, both Katelyn and Joel were in Brittni & McCauley's wedding. So, naturally I was excited when Katelyn contacted me last fall about family photos! I knew that they would be a blast to work with and be up for anything. Who doesn't love a family shoot in Deep Ellum? Thanks to Mike, Karen, Joel, and Katelyn for a fun Saturday morning filled with laughs!Meet Katelyn, Karen, Mike, and Joel!LOVE IT!Gotta love parents that are still in love!!!FAVORITE!coffee break, heck yes!Such a good lookin' family!Another fav, just love the interaction here.... way to work it out!Wow, you know me and lens flare -- LOVE IT!brother and sister -- after a lot of laughs... this one makes me smile![...]

Mexico Part I: 5th Avenue


Finally... finally I'm back to blogging after a few crazy weeks. It all started off on Monday, March 2nd when "the recession" really hit home. I went in to work like any normal Monday and immediately realized something was wrong. Things had been tense around the office -- I'm sure many of you have felt this in your work place as well -- but I had remained optimistic. This morning something was strangely different. Around 9:30 I was informed that it was "black Monday." It was my last day at Korn/Ferry. It was a bittersweet day, I liked my job, my friends, even my boss... but as you know photography is my passion! So, it's official... I'm a full time photographer!!We started off my new adventure with a week long trip to Mexico. My Mom, Dad, Beto and I had planned this trip during the holidays and it was the perfect time to getaway! We enjoyed 7 nights at Barcelo, an all inclusive resort. The weather was perfect except one rainy day, and the time spent with family will be cherished for years to come. I am so thankful for our week away... our week together!!For blog part I of our trip I thought I would share a few shots from our trip to 5th Avenue in Playa. Enjoy!Yum! Who doesn't love a little fresh fruit??It's a tough decision, but someone had to make it...Mango and Coconut, dang good, did not disappoint!Haha, I love this shot! Beto hasn't owned a pair of sunglasses since he was like 13 or something... He finally found a pair that fit! Gotta love some purple Prada's. Notice all of us in the shot? :)I love all the color!No explanation needed!!Resort food isn't exactly the real deal we crave... so we HAD to stop and get tacos. mmmm... pastor, my fav!!Pretty sure I need to blow this up and hang it in my office! I love the next series using this wall!!Adding to the collection!I want to go back!!Check out facebook for more shots on 5th Aveune!![...]

My First Vlog!!


Hello faithful blog readers!! For Beto's birthday I got him The Flip HD... so of course we had to test it out while planning his party! No frills on this one, but I promise... they will get better! Enjoy!

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Home Made Pizzas with LindseyJoy from Lindsey Joy on Vimeo.

*edit: Pizza Crust Recipe
1 packet yeast
1 cup hot water (115 degrees)
2 Tbl. olive oil
3 Tbl. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
3 cups four

*I use a kitchen aid mixer, but can be done by hand.
Pour water into heated bowl and add yeast packet. Allow yeast to activate.
Stir in oil, egg, sugar, and salt.
Slowly add flour to mixer using bread attachment.
Knead in mixer or 5 minutes by hand.
Separate dough in to 4 pieces and roll out.
Allow 10 minutes to rise (I rarely do this, it is thin crust pizza anyway).
Bake for 8 minutes at 400 degrees (for crispier crust allow crust to slightly brown).
Remove from oven and top as desired.
Bake an additional 10 minutes at 450 degrees.

I just gotta know... who are you?


There have been a lot of people stopping by lately, which is totally cool!! With me being the curious type, I've just got to know who you blog stalkers are! So, whether you're here for the first time or have been following for a long time now, please check the box that applies to you and hit vote. Oh, and comments are my FAVORITE! I would love it if you left a personal note so I really know who you are!

Thanks for checking in!!


When I laugh...


I wrinkle my nose!

A couple weeks ago I picked up a new 24mm 2.8 lens from B&H.
These are a couple of Beto's test shots!

Happy Valentine's Day!!


What a fabulous day filled with all things us girls love... flowers, chocolate, love notes, romantic movies, date nights, and maybe even a little champagne! Gosh, who doesn't love seeing hearts and the colors pink and red?? Something about it makes our hearts swoon! I love LOVE, the idea of love, and being in love. There's nothing quite like it!

Today was a chill day at home for Beto and I. He let me sleep in, we homemade chocolate chip waffles for breakfast and enjoyed each other's company sans the bling this year. Well... not completely without the bling :) We are celebrating our love in Riviera Maya in March!! I hope you enjoy your Valentine today whether in high style or sweatpants!

And since no blog post is complete without a photo... here we are in MI at Robinette's over christmas.


Jacob + Christal Married!


Two of our very best friends tied the knot on January 24th and we couldn't be happier for them!! You might remember Jacob & Christal from their engagement sessions part one and Part two. We were thrilled to share their day and document all the special moments!  The dress! I love how it was so bubbly just like Christal! Girl's gotta have shoes!! Not sure which shot I like better... top shot by Beto, bottom by me. Surprise flowers from Mom. A little help getting ready You can't help but giggle when you're with this girl! Beautiful Bride Christal you're stunning! Dallas Arboretum and 35 degrees... work it out! The King of dress-up himself... notice that lavender tie! The LADIES! A happy mistake... the flash power didn't recycle fast enough so we got some movement! So happy! Everyone was freezing after an outdoor wedding in the middle of winter... we opted for some relaxed, indoor portraits. The guys I love these two dancing shots, so romantic! This garter series is too cute... and soooo Christal!!! Congrats to the Mr. & Mrs. we love you so much! Have a blast in Fiji!!! [...]

Ian & Jubliee: Married!


Jubilee is a long time friend of mine... honestly, I can't even remember when we met! All I know is that we grew up going to church together and have all kinds of crazy memories!! Jub was in the same grade as my sister, Alicia, and the two of them were best friends in high school. They traveled to China and Kenya together and both went to Teen Mania as interns after graduating high school. I love the fact that our lives have remained intertwined throughout the years, and that Alicia and I were able to share in the joy of Jub and Ian's wedding! Jubilee was radiant! Her love for Ian is so evident in her smile. He is one lucky guy! Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Ian Miller!!I can't decide which one I like more... isn't she lovely?The groomJubliee's 1970's vintage dress!I love this shot, so Jub!Her niece and nephew were sooooo cute!Ian OMG, you could be a Calvin Klein model!LOVE the vintage candle stands!MY FAVORITE!!!!!!Ian built Jubilee this chuppa to be married under.During communion.The wedding party!! BURRRRR!Another Favorite!Jub you are so dang cute!They used this vintage couch as a place for guests to sit and have their photo taken via photobooth, love the idea!DETAILS!!!!The happy couple!Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day!PS: A special thanks to my Mom and Alicia for all your help![...]

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Have A Green Christmas!


Haha, ok I am not really trying to save the planet by not sending out Christmas cards this year... I simply ran out of time! Beto and I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


Cody+Summer Engaged


When Cody contacted me about shooting his proposal to Summer, paparazzi style, I was all about it!! He had plans to exit the Symphony at 9:30 with us following behind... which was a great idea, until we lost them!! A quick phone call and sprint to our destination, and this is what we saw...After a few moments for Summer to absorb the shock, Cody let her in on his little secret... and we took a few portraits. No flash, just some sweet old school grain!FAVORITE!!Congratulations Cody & Summer!![...]

Joel + Leslie Married


Joel + Leslie were married on November 22nd at St. Ann's in Coppell. We were so excited for this wedding and were not disappointed! We had an awesome day with these two! It was nothing short of the fun we had with them at their engagement shoot in Ft. Worth last June. Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. McDowell!!!Details, I just love the this blue wall!The groom...and his guys!Beto's Favorite!The girls!These girls looked amazing!I always love these last few moments between dads and daughters before he gives her away.THE KISS!LOVE IT!Gosh, love this one too!This one might be my fav - love the little kick on the happyhott - love it!!toasting...Last shot of the night, and we LOVE it!!Joel & Leslie, congratulations!! We wish you many, many years of happiness! Thanks so much for allowing us to capture your big day![...]

Leslie: Bridals


I am so excited to finally post these images. Of course we didn't want Joel to see Leslie or her gown before the big day, so this session was under lock and key until now! Joel and Leslie were married on November 22nd and a few weeks before the wedding I got to hang out with Leslie, her mom, aunt, and one of her best friends for a rad bridal shoot at St. Ann's in Coppell. Leslie looked stunning and was ready to rock out this session. We had great weather and captured a ton of amazing images! Leslie chose a number of the images below to put on display at the reception.Gosh, didn't I tell you... stunning!!Leslie's enlargement displayed at the reception.trying out something new, like?ClassicA favoriteLove these gates!Great doors and check out the detail on this of Leslie's friends hand stitched the lace edge!Another Favorite!!This one makes me smileour only problem... the wind + a veil that wanted to fly away.Leslie, you are gorgeous. Thanks for workin it out!![...]

My parents are so cute!


Last week my parents came down for Thanksgiving and picked up Alicia and Alfred on the way. We had such a blast being together cooking, laughing, playing wii... I love my family! My Mom's only request was that I take some pics of her and my Dad for their Christmas card. I promised that I wouldn't blog her choice photo until the cards were sent out, but here are some great shots of the two of them!I want to look this good when I'm . . . older . . . haha!Those dang son-in-laws are OUT OF CONTROL, seriously!Yes, they do kiss... ALL the time!niceI love you two so much! Thanks for coming to visit!!![...]

Widmer Family


Matthew and Jessica Widmer, also friends of the Cooley's and Moshell's, met up with us at the Arboretum for a fun-filled family session. Avery was so sweet, dainty, and cute in her pink bow!! It sure was chilly and windy, but we managed to get some great shots!Cheerios saved the day!Love it!Singing with Avery!Beautiful family[...]

Moshell Family


We met the Moshell's for the first time a couple weekends ago at the Dallas Arboretum. Ross and Ashley are friends of the Cooley's and were excited to get holiday pictures taken with their energetic 19 month old. We were so glad grandpa and grandma were in town to make Luke laugh! Gorgeous light!!Love that giggle![...]

The Dess Family


I was so excited when Chelle contacted me a few weeks ago to schedule another session. You might remember them from last May. I absolutely love this family and could not wait for their session!! Let me just say that Grant and Chelle are amazing parents. These two are so sweet and patient and would do anything to get Emmy to smile. Emmy is such a happy baby that the smiles kept coming... I love her giggle! We had a great morning, even if it was 40 degrees. Thanks for letting me capture some great family moments in celebration of Emmy's first birthday.[...]

Jacob & Christal Engaged * part two


Part two for this amazing couple : Addison, it!Favorite!Beto and I have been working together, which I love, love, LOVE!! + there are two different views to each shot...the photo above is his view, the one below is two are so stinkin cute!!Work it out!!Beto's favorite!Christal is so giggly! Say the word laugh and she can't keep it in!Love you guys!![...]