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Golden Hour || Austin Family Photographer

This family has been one of my biggest supporters in my career and I am forever grateful for them. They took a chance on me during my first few weeks of being a photographer and I will always appreciate their faith in me. The Bookout family has two of the most precious little boys that you will ever meet! Yes they have a lot of energy and want to play, but to their core they are just sweet and scrumptious!! It's hard for me to be around them and not just want to hug and cuddle them the whole time! The Bookouts are naturals in front of the camera and make my job SO EASY. This was yet another session that I had to cut myself off from shooting more images because everything was just magic! 

Also, a PSA to any families looking for childcare in the Austin area...the Bookout family is opening a local preschool in Manor, Texas that is dedicated to providing quality early childhood education. I was a teacher with Kathryn and have seen her work ethic and passion when it comes to educating children by using developmentally appropriate practices. If I had children and lived in Manor, Texas, we would be enrolling our children immediately! The Bookouts have worked so hard to make this dream become a reality, and I am so excited for their new adventure! If you know anyone that is looking for quality childcare in Manor, Texas, go check out The Busy Bee's website for more information!  (And no, they did not ask me to post this...I just truly believe in their business and mission! )

Also...can you please look at these sweet brothers holding hands in the picture above? Completely unplanned and completely precious! I think it's safe to say they love each other! And lastly... don't you just LOVE golden hour? There's simply nothing better for a photographer than a night with light like this! Enjoy!

Coincidental moments || Austin lifestyle newborn photographer

I love walking into a home and meeting clients for the first time but get the feeling like we've been friends for years. This family was so welcoming and down-to-earth and I instantly felt at ease. There were so many moments throughout this session that stood out to me. Firstly, their daughter's first name is one of my favorite baby names because it is my grandfather's middle name. Their daughter's middle name is a shortened version of my late mother's name and the same as my nieces middle name. Lastly, when I walked into their home, I overheard a familiar song playing in their living room. "Mama's song" by Carrie Underwood was playing, which was mine and my mother's favorite song. I knew in that moment that this session would be special, and it definitely was! As the session went on and we got to know each other more, I looked over and saw one of Trevor's construction hard hats. I asked about his work and then noticed the company's name on the side. I happened to know someone who worked there and we just started laughing because we had so many coincidental moments! It's such a small world...

Breanne's sweet mother was there and it was so refreshing to have an extra set of hands! She quickly became my "assistant" for the session and was eager to do anything to help! I loved being able to meet her and to see her hold her granddaughter with such pride! Grandmothers are the absolute best!  

Breanne and Trevor, you two have an amazing family and are so blessed with the sweetest little girl! You guys already have a hold on parenting and are doing it so well! Thank you for welcoming me into your home and into your family! I will always remember your session and hold it close to my heart. 

P.S. This vintage red couch has been passed down to Breanne from previous generations. What a precious piece of furniture to treasure forever! 

Gappy || McKenzie Coronado Photography

While I was going to school at TCU and living in Fort Worth, I was able to visit my grandmother on a regular basis. We had so many great memories and I even brought my roommates along sometimes for a nice home cooked meal. Those times spent with my grandmother were some of my fondest memories together and now that I'm in Austin, I find myself missing the short trips to her house. As soon as you walk into her door, she greets you with a meal and dessert to follow. (Even if you demand her to take it easy and not cook, she still does. It's in her DNA.) Well, I was in Dallas a couple of weekends ago for work and my sister and I made a last minute decision to make the drive to Denton to see our grandma. Boy, am I glad that we did! As soon as we pulled in the driveway, Gappy (my grandmother) was waiting by the door to greet us (a tradition that I love). She had a pool set up for my niece to play in because she knows that it is one of her favorite things. Keep in mind, this day set a record for one of the hottest days recorded and my grandmother had just had eye surgery the day before. She played harder than both myself and my sister and you'd never know that it was 100+ degrees. One of our favorite things about going to Gappy's house growing up was her garden. She's always had beautiful plants, flowers, vegetables, etc. and we always joke about how she never gave any of us her green thumb. (Sorry to all of the succulents I've killed already. I really did try.) My niece noticed a tiny tomato from Gappy's garden and it was so cute to see her eyes light up once she picked it off the vine! She was so proud of herself. It reminded me of all the fun times we had at Gappy's house and I love to be able to see that through the next generation. My grandmother is SUCH a special woman and I thank the Lord for every moment we get to spend together. We love you Gappy!