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November is a great month because it holds all the anticipation of fall, Thanksgiving, pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks and pre-Christmas excitement but without days holding so many to-do’s that you can’t even enjoy any of it. Yes, I enjoy November for these reasons AND because this month held so many sessions with so many wonderful clients.

For starters, I got to photograph an anniversary session for Laura and Laramy, whose engagements I photographed back in 2010 I think?? A long time ago, for sure. I thought it was so sweet that they wanted their anniversary photos taken at their wedding venue – Lost Oak Winery in Burleson.

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Next up is Laura and Tristan’s wedding day, which included lots and lots of sparkles and glitter. Check. out. Laura’s. hair.

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In this next session I had a wonderful afternoon meeting up with the lovely, silly, lively Edwards family in Denton.

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November was the month I got to introduce my dear blogging assistant, Danielle! All of this blogging catch-up would not be possible without her. Plus, isn’t she just really adorable too?!

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Kaitlin has got to be among the most sweetest brides to have ever walked the face of this earth — here are a few of her sun-drenched bridals.

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The Luttmer family had me come out to their family land to take some extended family portraits. We all braved the wind to get some sweet shots!

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Sigh. The Palominos. Love them. Love, love them.

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While I have photographed the Aldrich family multiple times now, this was my first chance to photograph their newest member — little Landree!

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It will always be an honor to be asked to photograph another photographer and Julie’s college graduation portraits were no exception. I was especially honored because she drove all the way from Lubbock for the session! Congratulations on graduation, Julie!

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 I’m thankful for all that November held and now I’m ready to get to blogging December! SO CLOSE to being 100% caught back up!

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Oh dear! I almost forgot to blog this gem of a wedding from late October! I’m so glad I realized my mistake so that you call could take a peek into Trina and Toby’s delightful Denton wedding day that started off at the Little Chapel in the Woods.

Here you catch a glimpse at Trina and Toby’s first look to kick off our portraits before their ceremony.

I was tearing up right along with Trina as she opened her wedding day present from Toby — a journal he wrote in for her during the last 40 days leading up to the wedding. On the back inside cover he wrote, “Not the end . . . but the beginning.” Good job, Toby.

Toby wore Beatles cuff links for his mom, and carried Trina’s grandfather’s pocket watch.

I so enjoyed getting to steal Toby and Trina away for a few minutes of sunset portraits before we all headed to the reception. I love, love getting to photograph my brides and grooms right smack-dab in the middle of sweet newly married moments.

We snuck out of the reception for a few portraits of Trina and Toby working it with their get-a-way car before the big send-off.

 I’m so happy for you, Trina and Toby! Thank you for trusting James and myself with documenting your wedding day.

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Morgan describes herself as more of a city girl.

Chance describes himself as a full-fledged country boy.

Morgan wanted Chance to feel represented by their engagement session location — so we met up in the small town of Gustine, Texas the day after Thanksgiving for some photos in the country.

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This next spot is pretty cool — my uncle tipped me off to this house for real built in 1900 out on some property owned by some family of ours. I went out before the shoot to scout and showed Morgan and  Chance the place and they were all for shooting here. Huzzah!

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Oh yes, and there was that time that I asked them if they wanted to climb up into this hayloft and they totally did. That was pretty cool.

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To end the shoot, Morgan and Chance brought out some holli powder . . . ya know . . . just to see what would happen . . .

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 And this was what happened. A holli powder fight between a country boy and his city girl.

I’m so pumped for y’all’s June wedding!

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I really enjoy photographing the Massey family. With a little one as active as Eben in the mix and parents as cool as Rebecca and Colin, it always makes for lively, silly and playful shots.

These are my favorite kind of family photographs.

Enjoy a peek into their session from November.

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How fun is it that they brought along Colin’s bike for Eben to “fix” with his tools?! I’ll tell you: it’s really fun.

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We ended the session wrapped up in some Christmas lights that Eben found quite tasty.

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Until next time, Massey family! X’s and O’s!

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