waco portrait photographer

Danae & Chad

These photos were taken at my friend Jared Tseng's workshop! Although I've been shooting weddings with him for a while, there is still so much to learn ! His workshop, Lighting & Composition, taught me more about lighting & composition, but also the art behind posing couples and individuals. It’s quite an art. Below are some of my favorites from our shoot with Danae and Chad, the sweetest engaged couple. 

Carissa

I've gotten the pleasure to live with this dreamer for the past year. Carissa is a gem. She has the most gentle presence and cares deeply for her friends and family. 

She dreams to end injustices, and to see people filled with hope. While in Waco, Carissa was an ambassador for the coolest jewelry company: Noonday.  The company helps create business opportunities for women in the developing world.  And In a few weeks Carissa is moving to Manila, the capital of the Philippines! For a year she will be living in Manila and interning with International Justice Mission. I'm inspired by Carissa's courage and her desire to follow God.

Sarah

Sarah is energetic, hilarious and doesn't take herself too seriously. On the norm, Sarah can be found juggling a million different responsibilities, slightly in shambles, and laughing the whole time. Grateful I'm going to be in Waco with her next year :) 

Paige

Paige and I met in 7th grade and have been friends ever since. We've experienced middle school, high school and college together; shared awkward stages and supported each other through life's ups and downs. She's kind of like my third sister--especially because we steal each other's clothes and food and we show up in each other's rooms unannounced.  Paige is the kindest, most quirky and adorable souls you will ever meet.  For example, one of her favorite places to eat is Luby's and she's one of the few people I know who would pass up a real meal for a bowl of Blue Bell any day. 

Also, shout out to Paige for being my little model through my years of photography. Check out the high school senior portraits I took for her four years ago: here and here We've both grown a lot since then.  ;) 

Yuli

This past week I had the pleasure of shooting Yuli!  She's incredibly fun, laid back and kind (also, she goes to The Yoga Bar every single day--that's dedication ;) ).  

Yuli is graduating with accounting and about to head to Houston for a big girl job.  For the time being it was fun to scale rocks in Cameron Park and run around Baylor's campus with her.  Thanks for letting me hang out and shoot your pictures Yuli!