Daddy O { Happy Birthday }

So, there’s this man that I’ve looked up to my whole life….
He’s my friend.
He’s my Daddy.
He’s my Pastor.
He’s one of my top role models.
He’s the guy you want to look up to.
He’s the guy that you want on your side, because he will pour his whole heart into you.
He’s the funniest Dad ever.
He’s the best Poppie to his girls.
He’s not perfect but tries to live a life holy and pleasing to God the best he can, and it shows.
He’s real.
He’s passionate about his dreams.
He’s my favorite Daddy in the whole world and I’m so honored to say I’m his little girl.

Happy Birthday Daddy!
(If you know him, you know this picture is a total joke;) He really is a happy go lucky guy.)
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Jenna {Senior Girl}

I love Seniors. I really really really love photographing Seniors.
I’ve had lots and lots of babies and bellies lately, which I am not complaining about one bit, I love them. I also love Seniors. Oh my goodness…they are one of my favorite people to photograph. This is such a huge milestone to reach and I feel so blessed I get to be apart of this moment in their lives.
Photography is not just a job to me, it’s not just some awesome adventure I’m on, it’s so much more. Every time I get to photograph a baby, senior,wedding, or any session for that matter…It’s a huge deal to me. You can ask my people closest to me, I get knots in my stomach. It’s a huge deal to photograph these very special moments and I don’t take it lightly. :) I love what I do and pour my heart into each session.

Now back to Miss Jenna.
Oh Jenna. I just love her whole session. She was up for anything and was willing to go explore:) We found a couple of cool spots and it just fit her outfits perfectly:)
Jenna is such a sweet girl and so easy going. I wish you the best Jenna, can’t wait to see what your future holds:))
Peace out!


I love cookies. I love chocolate chip cookies. I love peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and these are my new favorite .
They are not too peanut buttery and not too sweet. They’re are super gooey and super moist. And the best thing ever.
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So, aside from enjoying photography, I LOVE to bake! I love food and am just now starting to enjoy my own cooking, but baking is my favorite.
One day, I wanna have a studio and bake lots of yummy treats for my clients when they come for their ordering session or baby session. I have so many dreams I want to see happen, I think I may be a little bit nuts. But I always dream big, so ya never know. But yeah so back to the cookies….

So, I first mix up all these yummy things.
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I used 3/4 cup brown sugar and white sugar,one 8oz block of cream cheese, one stick of butter, and 3 huge tablespoons of creamy peanut butter.
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Then you add your eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Mix.
Then slowly add your flour and  vanilla pudding mix( I know right?)
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Here comes the best part. A whole bag of chocolate chips:)
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Roll in gulf ball size balls and bake on a greased baking pan at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes.
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And would ya just look at that yummy goodness….
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1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Putter
1/2 Cup Butter (softened)
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
8oz Cream Cheese
2 Eggs
1tsp baking soda
1bsp warm water
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup Flour
1 -3.4oz. package vanilla pudding mix
2 Cups chocolate chips


1. Beat together the peanut butter, cream cheese, butter, and sugars until creamy.
2. Add the eggs, one at a time.
3. Add the vanilla.
4. Dissolve the baking soda into the warm water and mix into the dough.
5. Add the flour and pudding mix.
6. Add the chocolate chips. Do not over mix.
7. Scoop gulf ball size tablespoons onto cookie sheet ( I roll the dough in my hand to make a ball).
8. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes until the bottoms are golden. Do not over bake. I let them finish cooking on the baking sheet after I take them out of the oven.
9. Enjoy.

Happy Baking!



Ryan and Shanea: Maternity

Hey Hey!!
Woah buddy this week got away from me! I couldn’t even remember what day it was today. Gosh. I think this month is the month of babies and bellies because oh my goodness I have been busy! A good busy though. I posted on Facebook today, I was on a photographer’s high. I am seriously so giddy and overwhelmingly happy about all of my new and returning clients in the next few weeks. Did I mention I love my job? I love it like it’s my baby. <3
Speaking of baybay’s…

Ryan and Shanea are having a baby!!!! Ryan is like my second little brother. He is my cousin, but we grew up with houses right next door and we pretty much stayed at each others house all the time. If you know my family, you know the phrase.. “Aaron and Ryan did it”. Aaron(my brother) and Ryan got into this or that… and was always into something…always. I’m so proud of this dude though. He’s an amazing daddy and an awesome husband. He married Shanea this last Spring and we couldn’t be happier for her to join the family. I love these two birds and am so happy they asked me to shoot their maternity pictures for them. I can’t wait for John Luke to get here!!!! <3

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Taylor: Cheer 2013


Hey hey! So meet Taylor! I love this girl! Her smile and those dimples!!! Can you say gorgeous!? Taylor has been letting me photograph her for the past two years and I’m head over heels she keeps coming back! Really though, I love the whole Danos/Walker compound;) Happy Friday y’all!
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