from the archives: early photography portfolio

family photos, photoshoots

Circa 2012: I shoot portraits, travel, events, and little bits of every day of life, in both film and digital, ever since I could afford to develop rolls of film at the 1 hr photo store.

sister + brother
Sister and brother, from a family portrait session
latifah, in b+w
Latifah Phillips, Page CXVI: in concert at the Prophet Bar in Dallas, 09/27/12. See more from this show here
dallas farmers market : berries
In season berries, Dallas Farmers Market
best friend.
Senior portrait session, historic downtown McKinney Square
more than basic
Self portrait, painted digitally with color
Sister, from a family portrait session
A silhouette
caleb + grandpa
Child and grandfather, at play
Baby feet, from a newborn portrait session

Maternity Photos at Sunset

maternity photos, photos, photoshoots

It’s a wonder this photoshoot even happened, one day AFTER my friend’s due date, and in the middle of a quarantine period (ah, 2020). So, we shot them socially distanced in her backyard during the most beautiful Texas sunset.

This friend is a superhero mama. Her baby was almost 11 pounds y’all.

Cobillas Family Photos at the Dallas Arboretum

family photos, photos, photoshoots

What a treasure to get to photograph this family over the years. Such a dreamy couple to shoot engagement photos for, which you can see here, and now what a joy to spend a day at the Dallas Arboretum with all our kids and put such a fun family photoshoot in the books.

Uptown Dallas Senior Photoshoot

photos, photoshoots, senior photos

Shooting Brandon’s senior photos felt like a model shoot and we joked about submitting a portfolio to GQ. Proud of this young man—almost called him a kid since I’ve known him since he was 2! We found a bunch of fun locations in the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park. Thanks to big sister Sarah for her Pinterest boards and planning, this couldn’t have turned out so well without her.

Savi & Eli Engagement Photos | Martins Mill, Texas

Engagement Photos, photos, photoshoots

My sister Clara and I did an engagement photoshoot for Savannah and Elijah in Martin’s Mill, Texas in November 2016. The very first time I saw this land (especially the pine tree-lined driveway) I wanted to do a photoshoot. I’m so glad we got to take photos of Savi and Eli! May the Lord bless your marriage and your life together.

Enjoy this sampling of photos.






















golden hour portraits

a day in the life, photos, photoshoots, stories

Of my sister Clara.

golden hour 01

golden hour 02

golden hour 03

These photos just happened, really. We were outdoors on a late afternoon, in the backyard, just talking. Then it was like “the light is beautiful… your eyes are beautiful… wait, let me grab my camera.” I had some expired Fujichrome film loaded in my 35mm SLR, so that’s what I shot with.

the final hallelujah photoshoot

a day in the life, photos, photoshoots, words

Clara and I concluded our 365 projects with a Sound of Music inspired photoshoot. Specifically, the I Have Confidence song.

"I have confidence...."

"How do you solve a problem like Maria?"

"Let's start at the very beginning, the very best place to start"

"When you sing, you begin with Do-Re-Mi"

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."

We pulled together her look from things we have at home.

Blue polka dot skirt: square-dance dress handed down from our grandmother

White-collared shirt: Gap, garage sale

Green jacket: Target, handed-down from a friend to a sister to me

Straw hat: estate sale

Tights: Walmart, I think

Boots: thrifted vintage  

Carpet bag: Thrifted + handed down

Guitar + case: Garage sale

Ooops. That’s me.