Dynamo Game

Dynamo opened their 2014 MLS season big with a 4-0 win against New England. They scored the first point in the first 63 seconds on the game and were on fire for the rest of the match. It felt pretty good to be in the "Forever Orange" atmosphere with all the fans. I had had a pretty long day so it felt good to unwind with my camera and a great match. 

SWAC Championship Game

I got my first opportunity this weekend to shoot a championship game. I've only been to a few SWAC (Southwest Athletic Conference Games) and I was excited to see a team from my home state of Mississippi come out to play. Also this was my first time being able to be on the field at Reliant for a football game so I was pretty excited. I usually shoot basketball photos but I think I like football as well too. Sorry if this post is too long!

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The Jones Family

I absolutely love any and every opportunity to shoot families. What better way to make something that will essentially last and be passed down for decades? My coworker Jane approached me a while ago to take photos of her family for their annual Christmas card and finally after a few scheduling hurdles we were able to get some great photos.

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The Andrews

These guys (and girls) are one of my favorite families in Houston so when Whitney asked me to shoot their family pictures I was excited. Whitney was my first coworker I got to really know when I moved and started working for PCCA and she's also my fitness inspiration--I'm still learning to love green beans lol. We shot this early on Saturday morning and it would be the only Saturday when its actually cold in Texas  but Rayleigh was such a trooper. 

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Sam

My life has been incredibly crazy lately with moving, work, and getting ready for my best friend's wedding. But I just have to share photos I took of my friend, Becky's, newest addition to the family. Her name is Samantha (but I call her Sam--respectively lol) and she is the absolute cutest baby ever to photograph. Getting her to smile is incredibly easy; all she needs is for her mom to talk to her and she's all smiles--chubby cheeks and all.  

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New York

I recently took a trip to the east coast to finish up our shoots for the calendar. Although I've visited New York a few times this was my first time seeing Staten Island. Since I'd seen most of the touristy things to see I decided to spend my few free hours I had in the city to see Grand Central and I had Junior's (who has THE best cheesecake ever) for lunch. 

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Cali: Part Two

I'm sorry in advance if this post ends up being too long. The second part of my trip we did more sightseeing of "Hollywood". We saw the walk of fame and of course we had to get the obligatory picture in front of the Hollywood sign which involved a ton of walking uphill and "mountains" lol. We ended the trip seeing the Griffith Observatory which included of course a ton more walking uphill but you couldn't beat the view. It was definitely worth it. 

The high school from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 90210

The high school from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 90210

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I wonder what or if they were taping any shows.  

I wonder what or if they were taping any shows.  

The famous Chinese Theater

The famous Chinese Theater

What girl doesn't like Marilyn to some extent.

What girl doesn't like Marilyn to some extent.

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The Potter kids!!!!!

The Potter kids!!!!!

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We drove thru Beverly Hills but pretty much wasn't interested in stopping to check anything out. 

We drove thru Beverly Hills but pretty much wasn't interested in stopping to check anything out. 

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My coworker Annie loves comics so we stopped at this cool comic store while we were out. 

My coworker Annie loves comics so we stopped at this cool comic store while we were out. 

When we finally got to the Griffith Observatory the parking sucked and we had to park at the very bottom of the hill and march our way upwards. You can see it vaguely at the top of the hill. I enjoyed the view though.

When we finally got to the Griffith Observatory the parking sucked and we had to park at the very bottom of the hill and march our way upwards. You can see it vaguely at the top of the hill. I enjoyed the view though.

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Finally at the top!

Finally at the top!

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The inside view was amazing. Loved the art.

The inside view was amazing. Loved the art.

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Great view of Hollywood sign from the top as the sun was setting.

Great view of Hollywood sign from the top as the sun was setting.

Cali: Part One

Sorry its been so long since I've posted but I've been doing a ton of traveling for my job to which I'm incredibly grateful. So far its been a bit of a world-wind journey and most of the places we've visited I know I would have never really visited on my own lol (i.e. South Dakota). But it was great to just see so much and we're only halfway done. In the beginning we had so much energy especially since our first stop was L.A. I finally got to see the pacific ocean and explore much of the west. All photos shot with iphone 5 and Fuji x10.

Me and my coworker Annie on our first flight.

Me and my coworker Annie on our first flight.

First food stop!

First food stop!

Our hotel ended up being close to Inglewood lol. 

Our hotel ended up being close to Inglewood lol. 

First time seeing the Pacific Ocean. 

First time seeing the Pacific Ocean. 

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I should tell you right after this shot a huge wave came through and the lower part of my dress and underwear were completely soaked lol.

I should tell you right after this shot a huge wave came through and the lower part of my dress and underwear were completely soaked lol.

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Caught a surfer in action. Surfing now seems like such a dangerous sport.

Caught a surfer in action. Surfing now seems like such a dangerous sport.

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Inspiration

I love finding inspiration in places outside my usual mediums. This is such inspirational video. It wasn't until I took a film class in college that I noticed just how important sound can be in a film and because of this class I feel like I experience movies better. There are even times when I can listen to movie scores for hours and just immerse myself in the tone of the film. 

Jemma's 1st Birthday

I had the great opportunity to shoot this beautiful baby girl's first birthday party. I always get excited when I get to shoot key moments in a person's life and a first birthday is definitely one of them. Her mom did an amazing job putting all this together. Her attention to detail was flawless. All the kids look like they were having a blast. 

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