South East Texas

Cody + Beka

Cody + Beka

I think that this wedding was one of the most anticipated weddings of the year for Caitlyn and myself for a few different reasons, one of which being that we had several really cool connections to Cody and Beka. That being said, little did we know going into this day that the bond between the two getting married would spread so easily between the families as well.

 This bond started almost immediately as we...

Waylon + Kasey

Waylon + Kasey

A BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR WEDDING IN LUMBERTON, TX

First of all you should know that Waylon and Kasey are the most down to earth people you will ever meet, who are not only genuine, but very friendly.

On this their very special day, which had been planned for months, there were some minor setbacks like any wedding day has, but one of these setbacks involved Waylon and a couple of his groomsmen helping a random stranger, and even saving her life as she had a seizure while driving down the road.

Even with the setbacks, their wedding day was perfect. Even the rehearsal, the night before, family and friends alike came together to...

Tanner + Logan

Tanner + Logan

A ROMANTIC WHIMSICAL WEDDING IN BEAUMONT, TX

We can NOT say enough about how completely wonderful and nice (SO NICE!) Tanner and Logan are! The beginning of this day was total and complete excitement for me.  As soon as the cameras and equipment were ready we drove to Onstage so Caitlyn could get capture the hair & make-up of Logan and her bridesmaids, but since it was a smaller space I sat in the car in anticipation of what was to come once we got to the church for the ceremony. This church ceremony was absolutely stunning, and the joy between the two families together for this union was felt in every smile.

Silence fell moments before the procession began...

The Delay's | Family Portraits

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! 

XOXO

Caitlyn

   Here are some of their engagements!

 

Here are some of their engagements!

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   And below are their 2015 family photos. *SWOON*

 

And below are their 2015 family photos. *SWOON*

Beaumont, Tx Portrait Photographer
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Welcome to the Family, Baby Bella!

In June, as I was on my way home from a graduation shoot, I saw a photo posted by my best friend's husband. It was a sweet, little, precious, adorable, squishy, baby, puppy. I know that I used like 6 adjectives just now, but really... this puppy is worth at least 6 more adjectives. I honestly didn't want a dog, refused my hubby when he asked, and thought married couples who got dogs before babies were silly. BUT WHEN I SAW THIS PHOTO... IT WAS JUST ALL THE FEELS... I NEEDED THIS PUPPY! This pup had been abandoned in the dog park at their apartment and they temporarily took her in. I got home, texted my hubby, Andrew, and then showed my mom the dog photo. After going to visit the puppy, Andrew said he felt like we shouldn't keep her right now. But, I didn't want to let go. So I asked my mom politely, "ARE YOU GONNA KEEP HER? YOU HAVE TO KEEP HER!!" In the end, they ended up keeping her and naming her Bella. It seems that having her around has helped stress go down and happiness go up. Puppies bring so much joy and I just wanted to share our little, bouncy, happy-go-lucky puppy with you all. Enjoy!

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p.s. I couldn't help but add some photos of my precious mom and hunky Andrew! :)