• Hi.

    Welcome to my blog. (aka: photo journal) I’m Kristin and I’m a documentary wedding photographer that lives in Lubbock, Texas. I'm married and have 2 kids. If you can call college student kids. Can you?

    If you are getting married, you need to call me or email me. I take kick butt photos. Keep scrolling to find out what I'm up to. What I'm shooting. What I'm talking about.

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

the one where the Pirates beat the Westerners

 

 

I have never shot at the Plains Captial Bank field in Lubbock.  It’s where the “big schools” play.  You know, Lubbock High, Monterey, Coronado.  Our Pirate Nation came out in full force to play Lubbock High so, I got the chance to photograph there.  I was pretty pumped.  Pretty pumped. You know, I was think, big field, big lights.

I was totally wrong.  WRONG in the worst way WRONG.  I think Idalou even had better lights then this field. HELLO!  All that money and 4 light pole.  4.  4 light poles.  Someone give me the superintendent’s number.  I have a complaint to file.

UGH.

The only thing making this blog post better is that it’s filled with PIRATES.  Our Cooper Pirates.  Gosh, I love this team!  Enjoy the sneak peek and as always, more on the PIRATE GALLERY.

Love Does,

Kristin

 

the one with an intense game win over Abilene Cooper in volleyball

We had a very INTENSE game last night in the Pirate Nation.  HELLO!  Lubbock Cooper played Abilene Cooper in volleyball.  I arrived in time to photograph some of the JV game.  Kellyn is a player and I always enjoy watching the “up and coming” players.  That’s her below in the first shot.  Abilene is quite the drive and they didn’t have a big turnout crowd wise, but that didn’t stop the girls from Abilene Cooper filling up the gym with some INTENSE CHEERING!  They were so loud!  In the varsity game they went ALL FIVE!  And my batteries died, of course, so I ran out to the car and grabbed the charger and sat a watched a set while they charged up for the grand finale.  LOVE THOSE LADY PIRATES!

To view more Pirate Photos, CLICK HERE.

the one with Monterey BB Team

Something about high school boys.  Just something.  Maybe it’s the age?  You know, full of hope and energy much like young boys are, yet, also just full of it.  You know?  Full of it!  And that makes them so much fun to photograph!  Monterey does a BB program and needed someone to shoot the teams for the images.  I had the chance to photograph them last year, so when they called this year, I jumped on it.  JV boys went first an we photographed them outside.  It was a gorgeous hot day.  GORGEOUS.  Last year?  Raining cats and dogs and cold, cold, cold.  Don’t worry, I managed to get a decent one for the program.  By decent I mean boring, looking at the camera where you can see their face and numbers.  And I photographed each one by himself.  This is where personality really shines!  You’ll notice when you scroll down.  Go ahead, scroll.  And I will join you .

Next, the VARSITY PLAYERS.  They do a suit and tie for the program.  Spiffy little fellas.  Looking pretty darn good.  Guess who forgot the grey backdrop this year?  Yep.  THIS GIRL.  So, we used the wall in the gym and you know what?  It turned out just fine.  And the boys clean up really well.  And a suit is pretty darn cool to wear once in a while.  Especially when you still wear athletic shorts on bottom.  LOL  That’s why they are smiling and all happy.  That and I’m pretty darn funny sometimes.  Okay, they boys do “cut outs” or “fat heads” for the gym, and I took quite a few of those.  Full body, being all cool and trying tricks and stuff.  But I also took these few for me.  Yep.  I sometimes shoot for me AND BE FUNNY.  So, here are the Varsity boys one by one, horizontal, just for me. And we have to do the “M” shot!  LOVE these colors, the pretty blue and red.  I’m realize I’m a Cooper Pirate through and through.  ALL IN ALL THE WAY, but I sure do love the Plainsmen blue.  And then the theme.  Yep.  A good theme can go a long way with a good group.  Only problem?  Last year we battled cold and rain, this year?  HEAT AND SUN.  IN OCTOBER.  But they were troopers and pretty much tried everything I threw at them.  Thank you boys.  Thank you for being such sports in the hot sun and willing to “dive, crawl and jump” for me and my camera.  I appreciate the spirit!  And good luck with your season!  I wish you well!

You can view more of the photographs on your gallery.  It’s publishing now.  Simply click below.

Love does,

Kristin

MONTEREY BOYS BB GALLERY

 

the one where I’m in St. Croix Falls for a wedding

 

No cell phone service here, but I do have internet, so see those chairs below?  Yep.  That was my office for the day.  How beautiful is that?  I ain’t in West Texas no more.  I’m actually in St. Croix, Wisconsin photographing a wedding.  The bride is the niece of my very good friend, Jodel.  So, when she announced she is getting married, HELLO!  It’s mini-vacation time with your friend!  LOVE!

I’ll be brief.  We are headed out to photograph the rehearsal.  But I had to share a view of my fabulous scenery we get to photograph. It’s gorgeous here!  And a bit cold.  Not gonna lie.  Pretty darn cold.  But we have sweaters and quilts, wool blankets, and good times with good folks.

I’ll share more later from my hike this morning.

Love does,

Kristin

 

the one with sad news, Darcy is gone

 

Darcy is a puppy of Kanga’s.  She went home to live with Bill and Jane, who are family and friends of ours.  I was getting ready to head out of town for the wedding I’m photographing this weekend and I got a very sad text from Jane.  She ran into the road and was hit by a car.  Needless to say, they are devastated.  She was still a puppy really.  Less then 2 years old.  And she was Bill’s shadow.  Like literally.  Please say a quick prayer for this family.  I realize losing a dog is NOTHING like losing a human, but when they are members of your family and you are going through tough stuff, prayer helps.

She will be missed.

Love does,

Kristin

PS  To see puppy pictures of Miss Darcy, CLICK HERE.