This family is one that will always be near and dear to me. Ben and I were friends back in 2009 and in 2011 when he met his lady Tya we all knew she was the one!
2011 was my breakout year with my photography. I was taking classes at my local community college and looking for anyone who would model for me. So I begged Ben and Tya and they said yes! During that year I had four different photo shoots with them and one was their engagement photos!
Ben and Tya have always been my biggest supporters in photography. I can't think of anyone else (besides my dad) who encouraged and supported my photography as much as they did. They always lifted me up and never tore me down. Both of them consistently told me how I was getting better and growing in photography. They called me their photographer and that made me so proud. I am enternally grateful for their encouragement and motivation. I wouldn't be where I am today without them in my life. That's what a real friend should be. Truthful, encouraging, supportive, and loyal.
This past December I had to go to Lubbock for my grandmothers surgery. Fortunately, Ben and Tya live only an hour away. It was refreshing to get to see them after several years. I suggested that I take their family photos and so we made a plan. Only now they have added a sweet little boy to their family... Yay Roman!
Below are some throwback photos to our 2011 shoots and also their 2015 family photos that I am so proud of.
Thank you for letting me be your photographer and friend!