This was a wonderfully intimate session at home with the Rivera Family; I love how much of their personalities came thru from their Longhorn pride to their history as Ranchers. I often leave a session feeling a sense of warmth having had the opportunity to witness another family with so much love and in the case of the Rivera family, it was so so strong. Rafael, you are one very lucky little boy.
If you know me well, you’ll know that I’m my happiest around a lot of kids and a lot of food. Throw in the opportunity to do photography and I’m just in heaven. I had been looking forward to this job for the better part of a year, ever since this sweet momma reached out to me, while only a few months pregnant, to ask if I would document her growing family’s Saturday morning breakfast tradition. Over the months leading up to our session, I had the pleasure of really connecting with this family and after their newest addition, Charlie was born (on my birthday!) I spent the loveliest morning taking part in and documenting their sweet morning routine.
What I love the most about what I do is having the opportunity to document a family over time. In those early first months of parenthood, it’s such a haze, and when you get further away from it it feels like it was a dream (or sometimes a nightmare depending on which memories you’re recalling). Either way, the passage of time is a crazy thing, and as much as we’d like to freeze certain moments, life moves on so quickly and before you know it, you’ve entered the next chapter in the book of your life.
I met Emily & Benji when they were just a few month away from being first time parents and was so honored to capture these portraits of them before their lives were forever changed by the arrival of their son, Maxwell. When he was just a couple weeks old, I was invited again to document this (adorable) family navigating their new roles in this world and I’m happy to report that they’ve transitioned beautifully. Here are my favorites from their maternity and newborn sessions at Mercury Hall and their Austin, TX home.
Happy 50th Anniversary to this lovely couple! Their daughter in law so was so thoughtful to gift them with a family portrait session to celebrate half a century and three generations of love. Here are some of my favorites from this intimate session in Leander, TX.