This is Houston

Who’s up for a shoot in Houston?? I never knew how much I would love this city, but I do. So far. My BYU photographer friend Whitney who’s in town for a few months wanted to go on a walk along the Buffalo Bayou trail (I think that’s what it’s called) from her apt to downtown so I took my camera along. After about 30 minutes I seriously regretted it, but once we got to the rockin’ parts I was SO happy. These are all taken with my brand spankin’ new Canon 5D Mark II (which I’m in-love with) and the Canon 50 mm 1.2.

These were all either IN downtown or really close to downtown under the overpasses. I LOVE those overpasses.

Please forgive us for being in running clothes with no make-up or showers, but I didn’t expect to love these pictures enough to blog them!

Claire Nicole

Is the name of this little beauty…

In the first picture she’s only about an hour old and the rest she’s 24 hours old. If you’ve called or emailed me without a response, this is the reason why. With labor starting on Thursday, but no baby until Saturday night (and only about 5 hours of sleep for me), plus a wedding 2 hours away (and barely making it back in time for the baby’s birth), I’ve been a little distracted :).

She’s the lovely product of my identical twin sister and her husband and I nearly cried when they told me her full name. Those are quite the cheeks, eh? 10 lbs 3 oz of adorable baby chub to love. She doesn’t even fit into the newborn clothes we have for her :). I’m sitting here in the hospital on a tiny little love seat to sleep on and I’m so so glad to be here. Welcome little girl!! You are so loved.

Brittney and Brett!

Brittney was my roommate my last semester/year at BYU (I continued bumming on the couch sporadically after I came back from Africa) and she’s the first from our apt to get married :). I got all the texts throughout the beginning of their relationship about first dates, holding hands, and first kisses. So fun to finally get to meet the guy! Congratulations! Can’t wait for the wedding!

Brittney and Brett sitting in a tree…
K-I-S-S-I-N-G (sorry, couldn’t resist)

Toolson family

The day after Andrew & Carrie’s wedding I photographed the groom’s side of the family while they were all still together! They’re one of the most beautiful families I’ve ever known!

Keep an eye out in Pottery Barn kids for this one 🙂

After successfully ignoring and pushing away his sister this little guy suddenly lurched at her and threw that chubby little arm around her neck. Adorable.

It’s Travel Time!

For those of you who don’t yet know, I’m now living in and running my business out of Houston, TX! I even have my own bed, a desk, and a dresser. It’s pretty exciting. However, I’ll be traveling a lot over the next few months so I thought I’d put down my dates on here. Also, if you’re looking at my blog (opposed to google reader) you can see on the right where my current location is and what’s coming up next.

Here it goes:

June 7th-June 25th: Utah. I have a wedding and several other shoots scheduled, and my twin sister is having her first baby and we want me to be there. Any shoots scheduled during this time will have to be slightly flexible, on the off-chance that she is in heavy labor during your scheduled shoot (if she happens to be in labor the day of your shoot I’ll contact you as soon as possible).

July 24/25th: TriCities, Washington! Excited to shoot the wedding of a close friend’s little sister.

July 26-30th: San Francisco bay area.

July 31st/Aug 1st: LA for a wedding!

August 2-13th: Minneapolis, MN for a family reunion. It will be the first time my family has all been together since my sister’s wedding 5 years ago! I have 4 siblings and they each have children, so it will be soooo fun to all be together. I won’t be doing much work during that time, but could possibly squeeze in a shoot if I happen to have any blog readers out that way!

August 14/15th: Utah! It’s wedding time! If I have any clients that would like to schedule shoots in the days following that I can extend my trip by a few days.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for the fall schedule in another month or two!