I truly believe that meeting Devin was destiny. I had planned a simple photo shoot with another model and 3 days before the shoot she canceled on me. I found another model and ON THE DAY OF THE SHOOT she got the stomach virus and could not make it. I was about to cancel the entire thing until the model reached out to me and told me that she found another model and it was baby Devin. The stars aligned and we had an amazing shoot.
If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, you know that it was not easy! My HMU artist canceled on me 2 days before, the lighting equipment rental was not working, and 2 models canceled on me all within 36 hrs. Even though we had all of these complications it all worked out and I made a new and amazing friend and the results are amazing- all things considering.
Keep on the lookout for other amazing collaborations with Devin, because this definitely will NOT be the last time!!
As some of you may know, I graduated from Texas A&M University this past December (WHOOP!). As most recent college graduates, I had no clue what to do with my life post-grad (I had some major back flashes of that corny Alexis Bledel movie) so I decided to apply for an internship at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, thinking that there is no way I was going to get it, but by some miracle I got it.
For those of you who do not know, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public while supporting Texas youth, and provides year-round educational support within the community.
This month-long internship is perhaps the best and hardest thing I have ever done. Not only did I get to do what I went to college for (Agricultural Communications & Journalism), I also got to do what I love every day, and every day was something different!
I wanted to share with everyone some of my favorite shots from my time at the rodeo and say a HUGE thank you to my amazing boss, Brooke Prather, without her kindness and eternal patience this experience wouldn’t have been as memorable and I wouldn’t have learned everything that I did from the Communications and Digital Marketing industry.
The best part of being a photographer is not only getting to meet amazing people but also getting to be a part of that person’s special day, if only for just a day. I was lucky enough to be a part of Scott & Reagan’s special day for more than one day and in the process, they have become close to heart.
After finally having a day off of my full-time job, I decided to clean out my computer and hard drives and I came across all of the pictures I have taken of this couple and I thought I would share them in a blog and tell their love story in photographs. Seeing these pictures reminds me of the reason I became a photographer, to tell people’s stories.
I wanted to take the time to thank my beautiful friend, Reagan Jamison. Few photographers get the opportunity to see a couples entire love story unfold in front of them and be a part of every step of the way until their wedding and I am thankful that you believed and trusted me enough to see it through. You took a chance on a newbie photographer trying to build her portfolio back in 2016 and in the process, you became my friend.
Shooting their proposal, engagement portraits, bridal and wedding was both a blast and a huge honor. I wish nothing but the best to the both of you and I cannot wait for the next chapter in your love story and being able to capture it.