• 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 with the LBMS Football Players


It’s no secret I love Cooper!  No secret at all.  All in, ALL THE WAY!  Right?  So, when Laura Bush Middle School coaches called and ask me to shoot their football teams again, I got super excited!   Last year was so much fun!  And it totally helped me during a time in my life when there wasn’t much to be excited about.  HELLO!  Last year was my “chemo on the couch year” and just editing the images helped my days go better and brighter.  These kids are so much fun!  And boys this age sure know how to work the camera and bring their personalities to the game.  HELLO!  The super know how to shine!  And I just get to enjoy it and click, click, click.

I always start withe the safe stuff.  Full body image, 3/4’s pose with the numbers showing.  But I think it’s equally important, not too mention so much fun, to take a few images that will totally show off each kid and give the viewer (and mom) a bit more to enjoy.  These kids totally did NOT disappoint!  Here’s a quick sneak peek to tease you and you can view the rest by heading on over to Cooper’s Gallery at www.kbedz.com.

Love does,

Kristin

the one with the cute LBMS kid

How cute is he?  I mean it!  He was just sitting there, watching the guys get their football pictures taken and just watching, cutting up, enjoying himself.  I could hear him out my left ear for quite some time. He made me laugh. That kid in school that always got you in trouble for laughing during the most quiet of times, I’m sure.  But so full of life!  So full of life!

LBMS FB pictures are posting today  CMS right behind.  For those of you that aren’t sure what those letters mean, Laura Bush Middle School and Cooper Middle School.  My two favorite middle schools in the world.

 

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