Chris and Claire :: Engagement


It was quite an adventure capturing Chris and Claire's engagement photos in the piney woods of northeast Texas. Record rainfall in the area made for some large puddles (small lakes) we had to avoid, but these two were troopers! Chris has been my younger brother's friend ever since I can remember, and I have known the rest of his family for years. It is absolutely wonderful to see him grown, happy, and getting married to his high school sweetheart! 

Isn't this couple beautiful?! They are both as sweet as can be. Chris and Claire we are so excited to be a part of your wedding day this December!

Lilie Family

These are a few photos from the Lilie's beautiful family portraits taken at Lion's Park in Temple, Texas. 

Humphrey Family

Beautiful fall photos from the Humphrey's family session! Ricci was my roommate in college and it has been a joy watching her family grow. It was an honor to take these precious photos for them! ( I want a Christmas card Ricci!! )

Sara and Paul :: Wedding

Sara and Paul are the sweetest couple. Their wedding day was full of excitement and so much joy.  Preston and I had a great time capturing their special day and scarfing down delicious Persian food for the very first time, we are now big fans! This wedding was a giant celebration of love and a lasting commitment, the DJ was pretty great, the precious flower girl was glued to the bride, and the knife dance made me fear for our lives. We could not have asked for a better wedding to kick off 2013! 

Thank you Sara and Paul for the opportunity to photograph your incredible day.


Jake and Taylor :: Wedding

Jake and Taylor were married in the beautiful Holy Trinity Church in Dallas, Texas surrounded by friends and family. Their AMAZING reception was held at the Dallas World Aquarium and was quite the event... We took pictures of the newlyweds in the shark tunnel in total darkness, only when the flash lit up the tunnel could you see the frightening creatures swimming around us. Preston and I have never seen people have so much fun, it was a wonderful time!! Congratulations you two on your marriage and we pray blessings for your future! 

Sean and Morgan :: Wedding

The sweetest couple and their beautiful wedding at Ramage Farms. Their vows were exchanged and future set overlooking the Texas countryside. Preston and I were so honored to take Morgan and Sean's wedding photos and we had an absolute blast being a part of this celebration, praying blessings for your marriage!

Ceremony and Reception Venue - Ramage Farm's, Hooks, TX // Florist & Bakery - Twisted Vines Cafe Floral  // Photography - Spindle Life

Deb and Lee :: Engagement

Preston and I had so much fun photographing Deb and Lee in Houston, Texas. Deb and Lee met at Texas A&M (the best college there is) and fell in love. For their engagement session we climbed all over the sculptural exhibit at the Orange Show and then headed over to the Menil Collection for some more gorgeous photos. Deb and Lee bring fun and laughter with them wherever they go and we couldn't be more excited to photograph their wedding in November! Congratulations you two!

Sean and Morgan :: Engagement

Preview of Sean and Morgan's beautiful Dallas engagement session. This beautiful couple took a canoe for a romantic spin around White Rock Lake and explored Deep Ellum with us to capture these photographs! They are getting married this summer and we are pretty excited about their upcoming wedding at Ramage Farm's in Northeast Texas!

Aimee and Israel :: Post Wedding

Aimee and Israel wanted some photos of the two of them after they came back from their honeymoon.  They had a beautiful destination wedding with just the two of them and were settling down in their new Houston home. I had so much fun taking these gorgeous photos of this wonderful couple at Discovery Green in Houston, Texas.

Location: Discovery Green  

Shannon and Carter :: Engagement

I love these photos of Shannon and Carter. They are the sweetest couple you will ever meet, and they have brains to boot! They met in Statistics class in college and it was love at first sight. They were awesome as we ran around Houston this chilly November morning with soaked shoes from the morning dew. Praying blessings for you two for your upcoming marriage!


Bombulie :: Family Portrait

Spent a gorgeous afternoon at Hermann Park with the lovely Bombulie family.  Little miss Lucy loved watching all the ducks and enjoyed her first experience in a swing!  I love the lighting in these photos and was really impressed by Houston's beautiful (and rare) fall colors. 

Heinisch :: Family Portrait

Preston and I spent a sunny November morning having fun with the Heinisch family. Their cute little brown-eyed boy loved watching all the squirrels, turtles, and butterflies at the Mercer Arboretum.  We could not have asked for a sweeter family to take photos for - hope you enjoy them :)


Spindle :: Family Portrait

It is such a blessing to be a part of this family.
Five years ago I did not even know Preston's name and in no time his sweet family adopted me as their very own. 

We were all so thankful to have Karen and Jordan in town all the way from Brooklyn, it is an understatement to say that we've missed seeing them.
It is in these evenings spent outside with loved ones that I am reminded how much God must love His children, in fact sometimes I think the wildflowers were made just for me as a reminder. God's presence is constantly made known through His creation and through these people. I love having a mother-in-love that always seems to know when I need a hug, a father-in-love who stands up for what is right, another little brother who reminds me to live by faith, and a husband who cherishes and encourages me every single day. How wonderful to be part of a family unafraid to play guitar & sing at the top of their lungs, tromp through grassy fields, and be silly in the sunsets.

 Love you Spindles

Miller :: Family Portraits

How sweet is this family?

 Just looking through these photos it is easy to see how much love this family has for one another.

Preston and I really enjoyed this beautiful October evening taking photos and catching up with the Miller family. Henry is the cutest little guy with big serious brown eyes, but a smile that could melt anybody! Jennifer has a fantastic blog called Miller Musings where she has posted a ton of delicious recipes and decorating ideas, I always love reading her "ramblings" as she calls them!

 Hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Alexander :: Family Portrait

Preston and I met up with the Alexander family at the Rockin' S Ranch for a few maternity and family portraits! The weather was great and the Alexanders were dressed to boot! We had a blast taking their photos on this sunny September day and we are so excited to meet their newest addition :)


Jess :: Bridals

ess the beautiful, elegant, and lovely bride. Jess and Ian were married yesterday, I am so happy for them to start their journey together. Preston and I had the honor of taking these bridal portraits of Jess a couple of weeks ago, she is such a stunninng bride! We took these photos around down town Texarkana (where a guy wearing a kilt congratulated her) and near Jess' home she grew up in. Hope Ian loves these photos of you!!