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This precious little girl was the flower girl at Alycia & Scott’s wedding a few months ago and I was thrilled when her mom contacted me about doing a family session for them. This family is not only incredibly sweet and welcoming, they have an amazing house too – it’s in an historic area of Dallas and it’ll be turning 100 years old next year; how cool is that?! I absolutely adore older homes with character, and theirs had a lot, so I was super psyched when I got to their house.

I just loved doing this session. There’s just something extra special about being able to capture a family in their own home, interacting and hanging out, doing their usual thing. Story time, puzzles, rock collecting, snuggles, tickles & hugs: what more could you need on a Sunday morning?

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  • Alycia Pendleton - October 21, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Oh, I love this little family! I love these sweet faces. She has the most sparkling eyes! Great photos, Stacie!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Brown - October 22, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    Precious pictures, Stacie! You always manage to capture some unusual scenes and expressions. Especially love the one where she is peeking over the picture book.ReplyCancel

It was a cool, cloudy and kind of gloomy day outside when I showed up to photograph this sweet girl, but I think she liked it because she slept nearly the entire time I was there. And of course one of the best ways to brighten up a cloudy day is to get to snuggle a new baby!

Amelia’s got it made in life – awesome parents, a cool big brother, and lots of love. Oh, and a very awesome nursery that I know she’s going to enjoy. Her brother was actually the very first newborn I ever photographed, so it was extra fun to be able to do these photos. I loved spending my morning with her and I’m so excited to be photographing her first year!

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18 months is such a fun age! Kieran showed up to his session full of smiles & ready to play. I was lucky enough to photograph him throughout his first year and loved capturing him at this age as well. He was eager to show off his walking skills by taking off on his own whenever possible. At one point we took him over to a sidewalk so he could push his trucks around on it, but he quickly decided that it was much more fun to take them off-roading. I just love watching kids grow from tiny babies to fun toddlers with minds of their own!

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I have 3 younger sisters, and Janaye, as the youngest, has always been the “baby” of the family. So to see her holding a baby of her own makes me feel very old. But it’s also so cool to see her as a mom – she was a natural from the beginning and it’s a joy to watch her & her husband with their precious baby boy.

I was a little spoiled with all of the beautiful natural light they have in their house – they almost had to kick me out because I couldn’t stop taking pictures. Plus, I might be just a tiny bit biased, but isn’t he one of the cutest babies you’ve ever seen??

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When I first met with Chelsea and Austin, they mentioned the idea of doing some of their engagement photos at Chelsea’s family’s farm. I’m so glad they decided to do that, because it was really freaking cool! It had not just one barn, but multiple barns – not to mention old fences and tractors and an old fence and all kinds of awesomeness. And not only was it photographically awesome, but I love that they incorporated a location that has meaning – those are always my favorite locations.

We had such a great session and I had so much fun getting to know them a little bit more – I can tell they have a lot of fun together too! I’m really looking forward to their wedding next summer!

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I am really lucky to have the job that I have. I’ve met some of the nicest people and photographed some of the cutest babies and get to have so much fun while I’m doing it. But one of my most favorite parts of my job is being able to capture not just one big life event but the progression of life events & changes along the road.

Lily’s parents have been on the blog several times already – engagement, wedding, maternity – and it just keeps getting better because now they have an adorable baby that I get to photograph every couple of months! Lily was so sweet for her first photoshoot – she even gave some smiles. I’m so looking forward to watching her grow up over the next year!

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