• Hi.

    Welcome to my blog. (aka: photo journal) I’m Kristin and I’m a documentary wedding photographer that lives in Lubbock, Texas. If you are getting married, you need to call me or email me. I take kick butt photos. Keep scrolling.

    FYI: laughter is the BEST! And never take your self too seriously. If you do, it hurts.

the one with more puppies

The puppies go back to their homes today.  Sometime today.  I’m not sure when?  It’s been work, yes, but puppies are always fun!  It’s been unusually cool these past few days, so they slept outside on the patio for the most part.   It totally makes cleaning up the messes so much easier, as well.  We sit out there with them and just enjoy watching them play and learn.  So much fun!  They each have completely different personalities!   One or two love the water hose when I wash off the patio.  They come running and prance through the puddles.  The last one, does not, and usually runs the other way.  Kanga loves them!  She herds them to different areas of the patio, the house, the yard.  Eventually she tires and lays down and they come running, jumping all over her and she loves on them.  She’s helped keep them busy so they don’t whine too terribly much.

These first few images, you can see the water balled up on them and how relaxed they are just sitting and waiting for what is next.  One, the large male, is a completely relaxed and seems to be a sleepy puppy.  He can go for a while, but will all the sudden simply lay his head down, wherever he is, and sleep.  Darling really.

I think 2 are still available for purchase.  Just message me if you are interested.  Super cute dogs!

the one with the Houchin Party Booth

 

I love the Party Booth!

And the pictures from this weekend’s Party Booth are now ready for your viewing pleasure.  Simply click the link below.

PARTY BOOTH PHOTOS

 

the one where Ky + Seneca get married at Ransom Canyon

I can’t wait any longer.  I have to show you the wedding sneak peek from Ky + Seneca’s wedding.  I’ve been busy PUPPY SITTING this week and between loads of laundry, and well, just LOADS, *ha, pun sooooo intended, I’ve neglected this blog.  I’m also working on a “year since cancer” blog post, but heck, who wants to talk about that?  Weddings are much more fun!  So, on to Ky + Seneca’s wedding!!!

It was this past weekend and my entire house was excited for it!   Excited as in picking out dresses, shoes, etc. EXCITED!  So much fun!  Oh, and even what to drink, exciting.  I’m thinking we don’t get out enough?  LOL   I was photographing and they were attending.  Everyone got dressed up, packed a cooler and headed out to Ransom Canyon to celebrate these two! They’ve dated since HS and have stayed together ever since.  So many family and friends there to celebrate!  Standing room only during the ceremony.  It was outdoors, by the lake, and despite the wind, the sky was beautiful and the day quite lovely.  By “lake standards for those reading from states with lakes, big puddle.  LOL) I started my day with the girls.  Seneca’s mom had gone to bed late, she is the decorator of this event, after all.  And I’m sure she woke up at the crack of dawn to cook breakfast for everyone.  Including me.  And I’m so thankful she did.  It was completely YUMMY!  As in, I got to have your chili-egg casserole recipe please.  PRETTY PLEAS.  Total YUM!  early to cook breakfast for everyone. Totally yummy!    So good!  The girls hung out here all morning and then made their way to the ceremony site.  Me?  left early to chase down the boys and see what they were up to and left Toni with the girls.  She’s my 2nd and many of you blog readers know her personally AND have worked with her before. She’s my BFF.  My “wing girl” and a dang good photographer to boot.  WIN-WINKy is so cute!  Those cheeks?  I can still those cheeks on his sweet baby face in my head.  He’s totally rocking, cute baby cheeks!   Emily + Todd have the cutest little boys EVER.  Just EVER.  He was busy doing “groom stuff”.  Checking into hotels, taking bags, getting clothes gathered, and making signs.  For wedding guests to navigate by.Everytime I look at this photo below I think, “Wide open spaces!”There’s the “puddle” or LAKE.  It was a gorgeous day to get married!  Cloudy a bit, but that just helped with the heat.  They have a bride’s room at the Ranch House in RC, and when I arrived her dress was waiting.  Just sitting there waiting for me to photograph it.  Hello, pretty dress.  They chose not to do a “first look” which is fine.  I think I’ve written about “first looks before” on this blog before?  Not sure.  But honestly, I could go either way. You see, I’m a big believer in planning your day, your way.  And yes, there are many benefits to having a “first look”, but talk about it together and then just let your photographer know she we can plan the “picture taking time”.  This group?  We played,  “hide the bride” and started with the formal pictures of the boys.  Hello, pretty stuff for the bride.  So much excitement in the bride’s room!  And HELLO!  Look how gorgeous Seneca’s sisters and momma are!  GORGEOUS!You too, Blair.  And not just because you are holding a bouquet.  LOLKy wrote an especially tender note to his bride.  She read it right before her walk down the aisle.  Just look at his face as he watches her!!!  BAM!  Yep.  To quote a movie, “You think I’m gorgeous, you want to kiss me…”  Bonus points to those that name the movie.  Seneca, you are adorable.  Completely adorable!  I love that you let go and leaned in and just went with your feelings.  So much fun!Check out Kutter below.  He was really praying, boy!BEST AFTER KISS SHOT EVER!!!!!The light was absolutely perfect that night!  I was so happy with the time they chose to get married.  Many couples choose sunset without thinking about the time after for portraits.  Not sure if it was a happy accident or not, but that street out by the venue?  PERFECT.Hello, pretty cakes and bouquet.  You deserve your own spotlight here on this blog.  There you are, below.  DONE.Toasting time!I shall call this wedding as “bring your kids to work day”.  Grant you count as my kid.  LOVE this shot below!And here’s two more of my kids.  Summer Zoe and Sydni Nicol.  Prettiest Bednarz’s EVER!  Wait…Mayci’s missing.  And Brooke.  Okay, so I don’t have a picture of the Prettiest Bednarz’s ever.  Stay tuned. And another one of my kids.  Hello, pretty lady!  Miss Boo is on the blog!Keep scrolling…cousins are coming!!!Um….yes.  THIS HAPPENED.  Daddy said when you catch bouquet’s at weddings it means you have to wait 10 years to get married.  Good luck with that, Kalyn Marie.  Found a Patio Party going on!  Below you will find the gang from THE BULL STOP enjoying a night out.Best wishes to this happy couple!  I was so happy to be a part of your BIG DAY!  Much love and kisses, ALWAYS!!!!  To view more images from this fabulous wedding, CLICK HERE.

the one with Casey’s puppies

Oooooooooo

Mmmmmmmmmm

Geeeeeeeeee

 

Be still my puppy heart that wants to grab these guys and keep them forever!

Casey still has puppies for sale.  But only 3.  After I share these with the world, they won’t be around long.  Nope.  Nada.

Message me if you would love to have a sweet, adorable baby girl or baby boy puppy.

Love does,

Kristin

 

the one where Madison turns 13

 

I received this text one night, late.  I think it was even after 9:00 PM.

“Hey pretty lady, would you have any time to photograph Madison tomorrow afternoon? She’s turning 13 and I just wanted to get some photos taken of her!”

Um, flattery will get you EVERYWHERE with me these days, because HELLO!  I took these the next night.  Madison impressed me.  GREATLY.  She impressed me with her presence of strength and beauty and then again, with her composure and how well she held herself.  She’s 13, I kept telling myself as I looked through the lens.  THIRTEEN.  Just wow!

Thank you, Madison.

Thank you, Marinda.

and thank you, Sydney.  (Madison’s friend and my “reflector girl” for the night.)

Love does,

Kristin