Alicia + Keith

I had the privilege of photographing Keith & Alicia in Midland last month. I'm  obviously out of order and behind on blogging my most recent sessions (I've got about 15 new & really fun posts I owe you guys! They include seniors, graphic design jobs, kid & family sessions, vacations, kitchen remodels, two baby nurseries I've designed, & two fun baby showers I've been a part of, so stay tuned). Now you know why I've been MIA, but trust me, I plan on getting this little blog caught up to speed very soon!! Keith & Alicia are in my husband Ryan's medical school class at Texas Tech University. We got to spend more time with them when they were here in Lubbock their first two years, however now they live in Midland for years three & four. Keith was part of the Intramural Softball Champion Team, (yes, medical students can be athletic & TTU's 2nd year guys dominated all of campus last year). Both Keith & Alicia are sorely missed by all of us still in the LBK,  but I did love getting to travel to Midland as it's always a good excuse to go stay with my sweet mother-in-law! Keith & Alicia are "parents" to one of the sweetest dogs ever, Jake, who makes a few star cameo appearances in these shots. They are a fun loving couple and will no doubt have very athletic genius babies one day :)

In the meantime, I'm so flattered to be a part of their engagement. A big thanks to Keith & Alicia for thinking of me to take their engagement session! Enjoy the images.

life's a flash, capture accordingly.

Megan + Sean

I was totally ecstatic when a good family friend called me to take her engagement photos recently! Megan Hale is best friends with my sister in law Taylor. Since I've known my in-laws, I've known Miss Megan. She has been an intrinsic part of the Rowland family long before I ever was. I've had the pleasure of traveling with Megan, (to Vegas of all places!) and have hysterical memories with that girl. It has been a fun connection knowing the Hale's because the sisters (Megan & Taylor), brothers (Tyler & Ryan), and moms (Valerie & Susan) are all great friends! Now I've jumped in the mix and have the pleasure of hanging out with them all on different occasions! Their entire family is one that you feel like you've known for years. Megan's mom Valerie was kind enough to book me for a job through her marketing agency a couple months back. They are always thinking of how they can help others and are just really great people. Is everyone up to speed on the connections? Megan and Sean met while at Texas Tech. They are a fun loving couple and are both currently in the Midland/Odessa area. Sean is an engineer in Odessa and Megan is working and wedding planning in Midland. The day of our shoot, Sean was a feeling a bit under the weather but was the most incredible sport! He was all smiles and if he did feel bad, didn't let us know. We had a blast going around Midland and finding fun places as backdrops for our shoot. My sweet and seriously fabulous mother in law Susan went with us and was the best assistant ever. She navigated the car, held equipment, fixed fly aways, made us laugh, and was the perfect assistant for the day. I wish I would have recorded Megan, Valerie, Susan and I all getting ready for the shoot. The moms were on outfit duty while Megan did her make-up and I did her hair (no pressure!). Both Valerie and Susan were amazing and just watching them gave me flash backs to coordinating outfits for Rush. They had clothing paired with the specific accessories to a tee. Valerie even had h'orderves before we left and homemade bread and seafood soup when we got back! I may have to hire the duo for future jobs!!

Meet Megan & Sean:

Life's a flash, capture accordingly