Sara and Tobi's Oasis Park Engagement Shoot

These two are just adorable together. You know what makes an engagement session successful? When you, as the soon-to-be bride and groom focus on each other and show affection for one another. Keep your mind on your beautiful/handsome fiance and love on each other. It really is simple. Just focus on one another, and you will get reactions like this from Sara and Tobi. Oasis Park was the perfect place for these two, because they love outdoors and they were in there elelment. I look forward to their wedding in July! Sara and Tobi's Oasis Park Engagement Shoot taken by Clovis Wedding Photographer Cristy Cross_0001.jpg

Emily and Dustin's Oasis Park Engagement Shoot

Emily and Dustin drove from Midland, Texas to Clovis, New Mexico for their engagement shoot. I had a ball with them. They laugh, they love, they hug, they kiss, and they are just goo-goo for each other.They were like that during the engagement shoot and they were like that at their wedding this past weekend.

Congratulations to Emily and Dustin becoming one. I can't express enough what a blessing this couple is to me. Working with them has been beyond wonderful, and I think anyone who knows them would agree when I say, they are the coolest couple. They are complete servants with a compassionate heart and a smile on their faces. I feel all teary eyed just thinking of what a sweet time I had with them and their family from this weekend.

More from the wedding and Emily's bridals coming soon!!

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Carrie and Barrett's Odessa, Texas Couples Session

Carrie and Barrett invited me to make a journey to Odessa, Texas for their Couples Session. On my way, I passed down memory lane as I drove through Tahoka, Texas where I grew up from a baby to 8 years old, and then made frequent visits to see my grandparents. Then I passed by this super awesome sunflower field that was a sea of yellow. So gorgeous! And when I arrived to Carrie and Barrett's they were getting all of their belongings and props ready to go for our sand dune photo shoot. And then after the shoot (I have to brag a little) they bought us dinner from Texas Roadhouse where Carrie use to work. So when I asked her what to get she quoted almost the entire menu. I chose the ribs, with green beans, and sauteed mushrooms. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is. I also slept in the most comfortable bed, and woke up to yummy cinnamon rolls and fruit. I felt so welcomed :) Thanks Carrie and Barrett!! I just have a few for now that I want to share, but believe me, you will want to come back and see the rest. This couple doesn't take a bad picture, and we have LOTS of awesome shots of these two.

Graduation Party Turned Engagement Party

Last week Amber graduated from nursing school, and family and friends came in from all over to celebrate. Not only did they celebrate her graduating, but towards the end of the night, her now fiance, Clay proposed and they had much more to celebrate. Congratulations Amber and Clay, and all of your family on your engagement.And look at that ring!!

Dusty and Jay's Super Sweet Spring Couples Photoshoot and Workshop

Last Saturday I gave a one-on-one workshop with Leah Burgett. We talked about specific questions she had with posing, lighting, and composition and then we got to photograph this cute couple, Dusty and Jay. The one thing I didn't do and wish I would have was to take a picture of Leah. She looked beautiful that day!

If you are a interested in a one-one-one workshop, contact me at

This was my first time doing a workshop and I really enjoyed it. I was so humbled when Leah asked if I would do one. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge I've learned over the past 12 years I've been doing photography since attending and graduating from Texas Tech with my photography degree, and then the knowledge I've learned from having my own business the last 5 1/2 years. Not only do I want to teach others, but while I did this with Leah I also learned some great information myself.

Thanks Leah for contacting me and wanting to do this. It was so much fun. And thanks Dusty and Jay for being available to be models. You did perfect! I love how much you laughed, and smiled. It makes me smile when I look through your pictures :)

First One-on-One Session

Today was a humbling day. I had my first one-on-one session where I taught someone about the way I do photography. How I pose, use my light, and compose my subjects. It was a blast, and I want to do it again! Thanks Leah Burgett for a wonderful time. You are an awesome photographer, and a beautiful woman.

Heres a peek at our beautiful models we got to photograph today...Dusty and Jay

Also, a HUGE thanks to Holly Stockstill with Coldwell Banker in Clovis, NM for getting us access to this beautiful location.

Lindsey and Kelby's Wedding Guest Sign In Book.Products

Lindsey and Kelby ordered a guest sign-in book for their wedding day. I can't wait for their guests to sign the book and see the engagement shots we took back in the summer.They are getting married June 2nd and it will be here before we know it!

Tech Terrace Engagement Shoot.Lindsey and Kelby

Lindsey and Kelby were so awesome at  their engagement photo shoot in Lubbock.  We did their session at a friends house as well as the Tech Terrace area by Texas Tech University. Their wedding is in San Angelo June 2012 and I can't wait to photograph it!

I had a challenge during their shoot, and I welcomed it with open arms.  The clouds were rolling in the sun was disappearing so I had to bring out my lights and pocket wizards.  Bring on the challenge I say, bring it!

Thanks Lindsey and Kelby for a wonderful engagement photo shoot.

Palo Duro Canyon Engagement Shoot

Kara and Brian have love to travel. They live in Kansas, but make it to Amarillo often. When I asked where they wanted to go for their engagement shoot they said, "Palo Duro Canyon." I loved the idea. It was totally different from where I live and totally different from where they live. It was HOT, but it was gorgeous.These two just got married two weeks ago in Kansas, and was such a beautiful wedding. I can't wait to share it with you. But for now, take a look at their engagement shoot in Palo Duro Canyon. Kara and Brian, I enjoyed working with you two. Kara your laugh and smile is so sweet and contagious, and Brian I love how you love Kara and make her feel special. Many blessings to you both.

Clovis Wedding Photographer.Anjelica and Andy.Engaged

Congratulations Anjelica and Andy! They are a fabulous couple and are getting married next month. Woohoo!!