It's a Girl! Baby Duncan's Pregnancy & Gender Reveal Portrait Session in Plano, Texas

Our friends Ryan and Rachel are expecting their first baby coming this fall, and we are so excited to help them welcome baby Duncan into the world! Ryan has been close friends with my husband, Shane, for many years (think way back to high school football – Hut! Hut!). And when we met Rachel a few years ago, we loved her in an instant. It’s wonderful to have friends like these two. With busy schedules and (now) growing families, it’s hard to find as much time for Ryan and Shane to get together and play video games ;) But when we do get to spend time together, it’s always a joyful time filled with great conversation and a mutual love for Christ.


About the Session:  This pregnancy and gender reveal portrait session was so fun and creative! You see, when your last name is Duncan, how can you not incorporate donuts into your gender reveal?! (“Duncan Donuts” Get it?) When Ryan and Rachel found out that they were having a little girl, they decided to do all things pink. Including a pink-frosted, donut themed portrait session! We made sure to incorporate the sonogram photo and some pink balloons as well, making this session both truly creative and truly classic. 


Babies are a special gift from God, so of course we love finding the most amazing ways to celebrate receiving such a gift! 

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.” – James 1:17

The Duncans are one of the most joyful couples we know, so there’s no doubt that their baby girl will enter this world fully loved and truly celebrated. Ryan and Rachel, we are so excited to see you two become parents. And we can’t wait to meet baby Duncan! 

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Wilkins Baby & Family Lifestyle Portrait Session in Dallas, Texas

Baby Aubrey is so precious! Jenny and Trent are soaking in every moment of this sweet, sweet baby time. Since babies are only this little for a very short time, all of the precious snuggles and cuddles are worth the sleepless nights and tired days.


I love in-home lifestyle portrait sessions. There’s something really special about documenting your family home. For the Wilkins family, this meant photographing in Aubrey’s nursery and their master bedroom. So much life is lived in these two rooms. And these are often the most relaxing rooms (so it helps to create relaxed family portraits). By photographing in their home, this sweet family will be able to look back on these portraits and remember so many special details about this time in their lives. 


When I stepped into Aubrey’s nursery, the prettiest light came sweeping into the room from the window. The light illuminated the rocking chair and crib. Jenny and Trent were just finalizing Aubrey’s precious outfit – getting her swaddled and placing a sweet little bow on her head. Such simple details made for the most beautiful setting and subject.


Aubrey is such a good-natured baby. I’m pretty sure she spends most of her days smiling, snuggling, and sleeping. But of course Mom and Dad are the true experts. They might admit to a little crying here and there, but I have yet to see much evidence of that :)


Wilkins Family, you make photographing a breeze. I’m always thrilled for the chance to photograph you guys. Your love for each other is inspiring. I hope you enjoy these family portraits and that you will look back with fond memories for years to come. 

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.”
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High School and College Senior Sisters Portrait Session at Charming Shopping Center Watters Creek in Allen, TX.

These senior sisters radiated beauty and class during their recent portrait session at the charming outdoor shopping center, Watters Creek in Allen, Texas. It was a super windy and chilly day – especially for April in Texas! But despite the crazy wind and cold, the Sims sisters didn’t miss a beat. They just smiled their sweet and gorgeous smiles while the wind whipped around them. 


Celebrating all of the hard work they’ve put into school, they shined. One graduated from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and the other from Plano East Senior High School. As these two were rocking their portrait sessions, Mom and Dad beamed with love and pride. There’s just something special about seeing the love of a family, and it was such a pleasure to watch these two sisters cheer each other on. I’m sure they will continue to be each other’s cheerleaders for each new milestone that comes along.


Lauren and Kristin, congratulations to you both! You each took such beautiful portraits, but I can tell that your true beauty lies within. Thank you Sims Family for allowing me to capture this special time in your lives! Lauren, I wish you all the best in your nursing career. And Kristin, I hope you truly enjoy your time at Oklahoma State University –Go Pokes! 


Taking these senior portraits brought me back to my time as a high school and college senior and all of the incredible things that senior year brings. Senior year is busy! (For students AND for parents!) I’m so glad you chose to document this time of life through pictures. Photos allow you to look back at memories in a special way. And that’s part of why I love taking portraits.

I hope you enjoy these highlights from your senior portrait sessions and that these photos allow you to look back one day on your senior year with fond memories! 

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Scarlett Turns One!

Little Miss Scarlett is absolutely adorable and showed such sweet and fun personality during her One-Year-Old + Cake Smash session! And we captured some special moments between her and her parents. Happy Birthday, Scarlett! (P.S. How awesome is that piñata?! Love it!)

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