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Halloween 2018 - Montana Holiday Photography

This impatient tiger probably enjoys handing out candy as much or more than actually trick-or-treating, but we didn't get too many takers. Probably a combination of damp weather, and the several community-wide events that may have burned out the kiddos—and parents—prior to any neighborhood trick-or-treating.

Forlorn Halloween TigerShe just wants to hand out candy, but there aren't any takers.

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“I wish we could do what they do in Katroo. They sure know how to say ‘Happy Birthday to You!’

In Katroo, every year, on the day you were born they start the day right in the bright early morn when the Birthday Honk-Honker hikes high up Mt. Zorn and lets loose a big blast on the big Birthday Horn. And the voice of the horn calls out loud as it plays ‘Wake up! for today is your day of all days!’” -Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

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Pend Orielle/Sandpoint Maternity Photography - Candace & Jerrod

It isn't every day you get the opportunity to document an upcoming addition to your extended family. My sister- and brother-in-law are expecting a new addition, and while I've got a step-niece and an adopted nephew, this will be the first time I'm an uncle without any sort of qualifier. It also means my daughter will no longer be the youngest in the family, and she can't wait to boss around her younger cousin.

Candace & Jerrod Maternity Portraits
Candace & Jerrod Maternity Portraits
Candace & Jerrod Maternity Portraits
Candace & Jerrod Maternity Portraits
Candace & Jerrod Maternity Portraits

Austin Family Photography - The Jakobeits

I'm always concerned with making sure my clients are happy. Doubly so when I'm taking photos for another photographer. Some friends recently welcomed a third member to their household, and while they're probably already buried in photos of the little one, its difficult to manage getting a true family photograph (this would also be why my own family basically has one each year, which is taken with Santa :). I was happy to oblige.

The Jakobeits
The Jakobeits
The Jakobeits
The Jakobeits
The Jakobeits
The Jakobeits
The Jakobeits

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"Today is your birthday! [...] Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" - Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

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Dripping Springs Family Photography - The Browns

Outdoor photoshoots have been a challenge to schedule in Central Texas—or really the entire state—for the last few weeks. But the third time turned out to be the charm with the Browns this past weekend. We were finally able to sneak in some time before yet another batch of rain. This is the second time I've had the pleasure of documenting this growing family and it was really great to see them again.

The Wonder of Lightning Bugs

This past weekend we took a camping trip to Blanco State Park for Mother's Day. One of the nice things about being out in nature this time of year is of course lightning bugs doing their things. This is likely the first time my daughter has had an opportunity to see them in any real sizable number and she was appropriately in awe. So amazing to experience the world through her eyes. This was taken just after one took off from my wife's hand after she'd caught it to show our daughter.

Portraits in Bluebonnets

When in Texas, if you have children—or even just pets really—you're basically required to take some portraits in bluebonnets every spring. It may even be a legislative mandate (it's difficult to say, the Texas constitution is very long and has numerous amendments amending other amendments).

Naturally, as a photographer I feel it is my duty to help others comply with this mandate. This past Saturday—despite some soupy weather—I got to spend some time with these two munchkins. They were great sports.

Northern Idaho for the Holidays

My sister-in-law lives in Northern Idaho, so this past Christmas we took a trip up there to visit in hopes of experience some snow for the holidays. Unfortunately there was no snow to be had, except of course on our way to the airport to return to Texas. Fortunately the lack of snow was accompanied by some truly spectacular weather.

Hauser Lake, Idaho

What it looks like when you taste snow for the first time.

My wife and I took H. up to northern Illinois to visit her great grammie—my grammie—and thanks to the polar vortex she was able really play in copious amounts of snow for the first time. This is what happened when she inevitably tried to eat it.

Austin Family Photography - The Godfrey's

Enjoyed some unseasonably warm but improbably perfect weather over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend for this shoot at Butler Park with some new Austinites by way of Illinois.

The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys
The Godfreys

Splashpad Fun

In the heat of the Texas summer you've got to cool down any way you can. For a 16 month old year old, there are fewer places better to do so than a splash pad.

Bastrop Family Photography - The Lambs

The Lambs are some of the nicest folks you could hope to meet. My wife and I have known them for years and they're always quick to lend a hand should you need it. They're also a lot of fun, and that trait has been successfully passed down to their daughter in spades.

With the addition of a son this winter it seemed appropriate to get some family photos done. I was honored and happy to oblige!

The Lamb Family
The Lamb Family
The Lamb Family
The Lamb Family
The Lamb Family
The Lamb Family