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Channing’s Plano Studio Newborn Session made me think of my own experience as a mom. I remember laying eyes on the baby that made me a mama for the first time like it was yesterday. All your children are loved and a gift from God but there is just something about your first that will […]

Plano Studio Newborn Session- Channing

Mar 25, 2021

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I am just going to finally own it… I, Amanda Carter, am obsessed with newborns. From their tiny fingers and toes, to their little squeaks and amazing new baby smell, they have officially stolen my heart. There is just something so special about capturing these precious babes in the arms of the mama who carried […]

Hayley’s Plano Studio Newborn Session

Mar 16, 2021

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I looked down at my phone as it vibrated and lit up on the table in front of me. It had not even been 30 minutes since my friend Alexis and the rest of her family had left my studio after their extended family session. I picked up my phone, looked closer, and instantly smiled […]

Plano Extended Family Studio Session

Mar 14, 2021

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Our session was scheduled at 3pm. The sky was dark grey and a misty rain was making it a rather gloomy day. The weather app said at 3pm the sun was supposed to come out but, I wasn’t holding my breath. After all, how many times is the weather report ACTUALLY accurate?! Well, like clockwork […]

Harry Meyers Park Rockwall Family Session

Dec 26, 2020

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Meet the Justus Family! You might recognize Alex & Kenzie from their engagement photos and MacKenzie’s gorgeous bridals posted earlier this year. Well with only one week of marriage under their belt they have already added to their family by way of a Golden Retriever fur baby! They even named him Baylor after Baylor University […]

Fall Mini Sessions

Dec 18, 2020

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100 days. In 100 days Kristy and John will tie the knot and become Mr. & Mrs. Harris! While I only met John and Kristy on the day of their engagement session, they felt like friends almost instantly. As you can see from their photos, they are absolutely smitten. In fact, my favorite moments from […]

Wylie Engagement Session

Dec 15, 2020

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Mom, You are 60 years old today! …Now I know what you’re thinking… Wow Amanda, what a way to start my birthday letter (and on the internet nonetheless!)… I KNOW I’m 60 now, but honestly, I’d rather forget. I feel you in that mom and one day, Lord willing, when I turn 60 I’m sure […]

60th Birthday Letter to my Mom

Dec 11, 2020

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“Oh my gosh, Emma! You get a starburst if you smile? Yum! What is your favorite color starburst?”  Mom shoots me a quick look and whispers “we only have orange” I quickly add, “I don’t know about you but orange is MY favorite”. Ya’ll. I need to ask for Emma’s forgiveness.  I obviously lied.  We […]

Studio Holiday Family Session

Dec 10, 2020

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“Emilio, you are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life, would you like to come home with me and I can be your mommy?” Emiliano (,,,,yes I called him by the wrong name for our ENTIRE session) flashed me the biggest smile and nodded eagerly as we were snapping a few solo […]

Joyful Carrolton Family Session

Dec 7, 2020

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I have been borderline obsessing over the Beilman family via Instagram for what feels like an eternity. So much so that when I decided to launch my photography business I made sure to casually sneak in some comments here and there hinting at my ultimate goal… LET ME PHOTOGRAPH YOUR FAMILY! I don’t know about […]

Royse City Family Session

Dec 5, 2020

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