Category Archives: Park

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Daniel, Charlie, Michael…a session deconstructed

Aren’t these boys sweet? So angelic, so loving, so effortless.


This is where I admit to you their mom wished she had a glass of wine about two clicks into their session.

That I bribed each of them with a dollar if they would just. look. at. me.

(and then they did)


Of course, it’s important to have breaks for silly…


And we would *almost* have it…(please stop hiding your brother’s head)


2 out of 3 isn’t bad…except for the part where I died inside because LOOK AT HOW SWEET YOUR BROTHERS ARE BEING


But then we snagged the image at the top, and this one, and a slew of others that I have high hopes for in the ‘make mom cry’ category.


Sigh. I love my job.


Emma + Avery v.2012

Because I never fail to feel humbled (and guilty) every time I hear “When will you update your blog? I still check it all the time…”, and because Emma and Avery have THE cutest mom (who asked when I will update the blog because she checks it all the time), I bring you Emma and Avery, version 2013…not to be confused with v.2008, v.2010, and v.2011.

You’ll want to click on those links, just trust me. It’s pretty fabulous watching kiddos grow and change in front of my lens.

This year MAY just be my favorite (minus chubby baby Emma from 2008, when Avery jumped off his bed with his arm in a cast (which was, interestingly enough, ALSO the session where we experienced our first mid-session-pet-death. RIP, hermit crab.). We go big or go home here at Sugar.

This year it was just the kids, an afternoon glowing with gorgeous light, and a nice walk through my neighborhood. Yes, we found this house and jumped on it because it is so great for sessions.

Priorities, and stuff. But seriously…I pinch myself daily that this is RIGHT. HERE.

And these two? When did chubby baby Emma become this:

Oh, Avery…

So, Emma and Avery’s mom…this post is for you. ENJOY! (and keep checking!)


Ava v.2013

There have been so many sessions over the past year and a half where I thought “This one. THIS is the one I’m going to blog and break my hiatus.”. You can guess how well that went.

I’m knee-deep in holiday sessions and work for the design company I signed with last month, but something about sending this session’s sneak peeks through email just didn’t seem right. Yes, I still do sneak peeks for my families, but they have become more intimate…emailed instead of posted publicly, the only response that of the family itself. And, it worked. I could play with a few images before settling down in my chair to edit the entire thing, and it let the families know that yes, we did get *something*.

Trying to find just a few to share with this family conjured the desire to blog instead of email, to share more than one or two…to open the door once again.

This is Ava. She is in Kindergarten, is missing a few teeth (as you can see), and I had the great pleasure of working with her darling family again this year. Small side note: Her mom works at the same company as my husband, and apparently he noticed images on her office walls and recognized them as mine. He’s got a good eye ;)

So Ava and her family were able to work themselves into my crazy fall schedule, and we had THE most perfect weather/light/everything.

They are gorgeous, the day was beautiful, and I was just lucky enough to point my camera in the right direction.

So here’s to blog post #1 in a year and a half…be kind and I’ll keep it up ;)


Cory, Courtney + Cedric {dallas family photographer)

Every year Sugar donates a session and prints to a school that is near, dear, and so very revered by us…the one my children have attended for six years!  It is a community that we are proud to be a part of, and giving back is a personal highlight. Plus, every few years a new family snags the much sought after package, and I get to know one of our families and their kids up close and personal.

This year’s big winner yielded not just one kiddo I know, but two. Twins Cory and Courtney have been in one (or as are now, in BOTH) of my older kids’ classes through the years, and it was a pleasure to get to know their family a little more in depth (well, I mean I’ve gleaned through lunches with the kids which twin was born first, and how many minutes younger the other one is…but I had no idea they have an older brother, or that their parents are as cute as can be. THIS is why I love lunching with my kids and their friends, btw. I learn SO MANY interesting facts about the families through their kids. Be afraid. ;) )

But, I digress.

Cory and Courtney introduced me to their brother Cedric B (an Aggie!), and we truly had a fun time together.



Landon {dallas family photographer}

I was there when he was born (heck, I was there BEFORE he was born), and I’ve watched him grow and change through his first year of life.  Sweet Landon has become a favorite of mine, and I’m not sure if it’s his great big eyes, ready smile, or his cute parents that make me feel like family every time I’m around them.  Regardless of the reasons or the number of times I walk away from a session with Landon with the BIGGEST smile on my face, a part of me is sad that he’s an official graduate of our baby plan (*sniff, sniff*).

Which means a) his parents need to go ahead and go for #2 (ignoring the advice I gave last week about how much easier it is with MORE THAN two years between kiddos), or b) be our first inductee into the toddler plan (details of which I will totally hash out…).

Because, seriously…look at this family. How can you not want to see them every few months (and then some)?