Saturday, November 5, 2011

Richardson Family - *Newborn & Family Photography*

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take my first newborn photos!  Baby Gretta was born the end of September and she is adorable!  I spent the morning at the Richardson's home, taking photos of the whole family in a relaxing setting.  This is the best way to do newborn photos!

Here is the final result... Enjoy!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Personal Blog

For any of you that don't know, I have started a new personal blog:

I invite you all to join me over there!  I will still update CMP blog with photo shoots and some personal posts, I just felt like I had some things I wanted to write about that were more suiting to a personal blog.

Anyway, have a great day & I'll have pictures coming soon!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Newborn Photography!

Today I am headed to the home of a beautiful family to take my first newborn portraits!  I am so excited :)  New babies are such a blessing, and to capture this time for a family is truly an honor.  I can't wait to share some of the photos with you and let you know how it goes!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tim & Megan - *Oklahoma Engagement Photographer*

This summer I had the honor of taking engagement photos for some of my dear friends, Tim & Megan.  They are planning a gorgeous wedding this fall in Missouri, and earlier this summer we explored the rural parts of Edmond to capture these photos.  Tim and Megan have known each other practically all their lives and I'm excited to celebrate with them as they start the next phase of their lives together this fall!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Under Construction...

Our backyard is officially under construction.  We are building an outdoor fireplace and a pergola, and we are doing it all ourselves!  Thank goodness we have some amazing friends that are helping us out along the way.

Although I do stop and wonder why we are building a fireplace when it's currently 109 degrees outside... come November I think I'll be glad we did :)

At least we have some cute helpers...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Evan is HOME!!!

Last weekend I flew to Colorado to take engagement photos for my fabulous friend Shea and her soon-to-be hubby Roger.  Although those pictures will not be ready to share for another week or so... I wanted to tell you what else I got to do while in Colorado...

I got to see Evan!  My "baby" brother has spent the last 6 months in Australia and just recently got home.  He is working in the mountains the rest of the summer, so we met him up at Twin Lakes, CO to go fishing, hiking, and picnicking (ok picnicking probably isn't a word, but you get the point!)  I was SO excited to see him that I just ran up to him and gave him a huge hug.  My brother means so much to me, and the older we get the closer friends we seem to become.  I'm so thankful that the Lord brought him home safely to us :) 

Here are a few shots of our day together... Mom had the camera to get these first few of us.  She is starting to get the hang of the "big" camera!  Back-button focus and all ;)  Love you Mom! 

I know I look ridiculous in this first photo... don't make fun of me... I was SO excited!!!

I know I owe you all some posts on my most recent wedding and two engagement shoots... I promise they will be posted soon :)  Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Life Lately

Life has been busy as usual lately.  We are working on our back patio this summer, and trying to thoroughly soak up the sun whenever possible!  With no big vacations planned this summer it has been relaxing so far :) 

I often find that I am capturing moments of my life through the small lens of my iPhone, rather than carrying my big camera around on a daily basis.  One of my goals is to start carrying my camera with me more often, however I admit there is something kind of special about all the little snapshots that pile up on my phone. 

Today I thought I would share with you a few of the photos I've taken over the past couple weeks, all taken with the fabulous iPhone 4...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Q-Tip Monster

Q-tips have been disappearing from my house lately at a very rapid rate.  Every couple days I turn around and the little jar of them on the bathroom counter needs to be refilled!  I find this very odd because, honestly, I don't use a ton of q-tips... I mean, don't get me wrong, they're awesome little things useful on so many occasions (see a list of uses here!).  It's just that they seem to be disappearing faster than ever!

I decided that we must have a q-tip monster amongst us, coming in and stealing q-tips while Dwyatt and I are sleeping.  Apparently I was right because this morning the culprit was found, surrounded by evidence...

Weston (aka Q-tip Monster) = Guilty.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

For My Dad


I just wanted to write a quick note on here to say how much you mean to me.  I look at this blog as my digital "diary" of life happenings and my thoughts.  It's my way of capturing my life here and now.  I want you to know how much you mean to me.  You are the best father a girl could ever ask for.  You have shown me the world, taught me so many things, always taken time to make me feel special, and above all you were always there for me.

Not only did you attend every dance recital, horse show, and school event, you supported me whenever I needed someone to be there for me.   You still do.  You have influenced my life in more ways than you know and I truly hope you know how much you're loved.  I wouldn't change one thing about my childhood, and that's a result of all that you did for me.

You will always be one of the most important people in my life.  I love you beyond words, and I will always be you're little girl...

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Life on the Lake

Summertime is my favorite time of year.  I love the freedom of it.  Freedom to wear light cotton sundresses, live life without make-up, let the wind blow through your hair, and soak up the sunshine.  It also means life on the lake, which is one of the best places to be :)

I love the water, however I didn't really grow up on lakes, so I have always been more comfortable just dipping my toes in the edge and sunning on the beach!  However thanks to my hubby who is practically a fish in water, I'm learning to be a lot more comfortable with my ability to actually swim and partake in water sports!  Now I really love the lake!

This year for Memorial Day we went to Lake Travis in Austin.  This is becoming a bit of an annual tradition for us... it's so nice to visit Dwyatt's family and it always feels like the first true summer weekend! This year was even more exciting because we were able to take our boat!  We bought a boat in January and have been SO anxious for summer to get here.

Finally... summer has arrived!

My niece and nephew driving Grandpa's boat!

Dwyatt surfing behind our boat.  I'm such a lucky girl ;)

Sunset at The Oasis
Doug & Donna

Until next time...