Lubbock Texas Wedding Photographer Cristy Cross. Darden-West Wedding.Details Part Two

Check out Part One here. Ceremony: First Christian Church Reception: The Historic Baker Building Baker Building Interior Decorator: Sandy Shannon Florist: Celebrations Floral Bridal Cake: Danette Mortensen Grooms Cake: Sweet Temptations Hair: Anna Wilson at Salon Meli Makeup: MAC

AIWL. part two. New Mexico Photographer

I have so many images from my Alice in Wonderland shoot I did two weeks ago. The best way for me to get these image rolling for you to see is to do them in parts.Let me first start off by saying everyone who helped rocked my socks off. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Check out part one here.

Models: Lexie Bonestroo and Jennifer Strebeck

Location: Clovis Floral and Greenhouse

Hair stylist: Julia Zarikta

Makeup artist: Shannon Book

Seamstress for skirts: Aimee Bruyninckx

Floral designer: Callie Parr (flowers provided by Clovis Floral and Greenhouse)

Bakers: Kerri Davis, Tara Rucker Bonestroo, Holly Burgin, Julia Zarikta, and Ms.Camps-thanks to Danica McAden

Decor furnished by: Debbie Merritt, Drew Merritt (owners of Underground Embassy)and Jan Garrett

helpers: Ali Garrett, Jan Garrett, Holly Burgin, Callie Parr, Tara Rucker Bonestroo, Myrna Weaver (my mom), Tanya Bennett, and, Ben and Benson.

Lubbock, Texas Portrait Photographer and New Mexico Portrait Photographer

Saturday I hung out with the McWilliams family. This is a super sweet family I met at Byron and Lindsay's wedding back in August.  Lauren (below) is Byron's sister.  It was nice seeing Lindsay and Sassy too!McWilliams family Lubbock Texas, portrait session

Let me just say if I looked like this when I was a senior, or even now, then I would be living on cloud 9.  I would first have to get a tan though :)  This beautiful girl is drop dead gorgeous.  And ya know what she told me?  She said she wasn't very photogenic!  Say what!!  I am gonna strongly disagree with that one.Clovis NM 2010 senior

Tiffani.2010 Senior.New Mexico Photographer

I am loving all of these senior sessions. Tiffani you are beautiful. Know it, and own it :)

Graduation H.S Senior Cards

It is time to order senior cards. These can be used for your announcements or graduation party. I have several options to choose from for guys and girls. Cards start at $60 for a pack of 25 Flat cards with front and back Available in semi-gloss or recycled paper

If you are interested, contact me and I'll get you more details. 575.219.9312

New Mexico Photographer.Laura-Senior 2010

Senior sessions are by far one of my most favorites. I'm just sayin'. Laura's family came along for her senior session, and I loved that. I love it when the family keeps it real and gives support. We did her session in good 'ol Farwell, Tx. I love that little town :)Here are the favorites from her session...

Texas and New Mexico Photographer

I had a very fun filled newborn session last Saturday in Amarillo, Tx. And yesterday I photographed the beautiful Jenna from Portales, NM.I am running a bit behind on my blog post people, but don't worry I will catch up. I hope these two lovely faces below will make you smile today.

New Mexico Photographer.Jacob

Jacob is one stylish boy, thanks to his sweet and beautiful momma. This sweet family drove in from Hereford, Texas for his one year birthday pictures. We of course had crazy wind, but because Jacob is so awesome he didn't seem to care. He has grown quite a bit too from the last time I photographed him.

Sarah.McKinney, Tx Bride. Texas Photographer [full post]

The full post...Sarah's wedding theme was "vintage".  I think she created that beautifully with her dress, hair, jewelry and makeup. We went to Chestnut Square in McKinney, Tx for part of her bridal shoot.  We had Sarah's hair stylist with us and it was so nice.  She fixed Sarah's hair several different ways with different flowers in her hair.  I was spoiled having her there!  It made me  wish I had a stylist for ALL of my sessions.

Sarah. McKinney, Texas Bride. Texas Photographer

Tonight after Benson went to sleep I sat at my computer editing through some images from Sarah's bridal session back in November. I have about 20 something images to share and I can't wait to do that tomorrow. So, stay tuned and have a great night.sc_1033blog

Sarah.Maternity.Austin,Texas Photographer

Isn't she lovely.I stayed with Sarah and Thomas last weekend and shot a maternity session for them while I was in Austin, Texas. *I added a few more for  Sarah because she asked so nicely. sh_0135cblog sh_9568bwblogsh_0008cblogimg_0035-copy1sh_0155cblog

Aimee, Mike and sweet Meryl.Dallas Photographer

Let me just say that I LOVE this family. Aimee is so sweet and dear to me. We grew up together in Texas, painting our toenails like water melons, going to church camp together, and crafting it up in the summer sewing shirts for the 4th of July.Back in November I was able to see Aimee, Mike and Meryl (meeting Meryl for the first time). And I had the pleasure of photographing their family for two days. I LOVED it. I just hung out with them and had my camera with me to snap shots in a laid back atmosphere. While Meryl selpt, Aimee and I went to Anthropologie twice. And THEN, Mike made us a very delicious breakfast. Can you say monkey bread! Oh it was so so so good :)

Take a look at the mobile Aimee made for Meryl's room. Everything Aimee touches turns to a fabulous peice of creativeness. She and her sister are some of the most creative people I know ;)

Installment #3 (I think) of Gab.The Artist

Gab's session aloud me to be more creative than normal with senior sessions. We thought outside the box. I have lots of favorites I want to share with you, and I'll be doing them in different groups. Here is another of Gab, the artist.Click here to see the first post of instax film

Preview from Give Me Moore...

Going to bed, but I wanted to share with you some of the images from Kelly Moore's workshop today, that YOU helped me go to.Night night :)

Kelsey.Senior.New Mexico Photographer

Kelsey is a sweet spirited girl. I did her session the day I found out my car had been broken into and my purse and keys were stolen. This all happened in the driveway of our new house in our "safe" neighborhood.I was distracted and flustered and just wanted to cry when I realized this had happened, and this was all going on as I was in the car driving (with spare keys) to Kelsey's house. Kelsey, her mom and sister were so sweet towards me and compassionate as I'm sure they could tell I was feeling a little fragile. It took me a bit to get out of my funk, but because of their sweet, tender hearts I was able to forget about it all for the moment I was with them. Thanks girls for a fun session that day. God provided the perfect group of people for me to be around that afternoon. This first one is of Kelsey and her sister :)

Where O Where...

Do we get our inspiration from? Here are my inspiration ideas I used on this particular image for Gab's senior session. Inspiration for this image: -Gab was first of all my inspiration for this session. She is creative, therefore I wanted something very creative for her session. -magazine images of models jumping -JCrew -Anthropologie (that is my new fun circle rug from anthro) -newspaper idea came from a fun backdrop I found from an editorial photographer, then we added our own flare with the pattern paper which was designed by Gab. -I wanted something care free, so we used the pom poms to add a soft touch.



Back in November I did Julia's senior pictures. She has grown up around horses since she was two years old, so it was a must that we include them in her senior session. She is one of those all around girls. She's feminine, yet sporty, and isn't afraid of getting dirty, and she rides horses AND dirt bikes. She does a little bit of everything and looks beautiful while doing so. Oh, and please don't hate me Julia for this first one. You look so cute, I just had to include it :)