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i left on a jet plane… the woodlands tx child photographer

As many of you already know (Facebook fans anyone?) i headed out last week for the firs time EVER without my girls, without daddy cheeks without a security blanket…and headed to be a PLATFORM SPEAKER at Clickin Moms first conference  Clickaway!  As you can imagine because (duh) its the middle of the busiest three months of my year, i am swamped with sessions to edit, sessions to shoot, sessions to plan, etc…so for now ill leave you with one image from salt lake city utah (one of the most beautiful places on this Earth ha)…the quote is from elizabeth gilbert (ya know the lady that wrote eat, pray love?) well thats her and she SPEAKS TO MY SOUL YALL!  I didn’t get to attend much while i was at the conference bc i was speaking or helping or judging that genius packaging contest hahahaha, but i was abel to attend Elizabeth’s keynote on the first day of the conference and i was so moved by this quote i literally WROTE IT ON MY HAND!!!!!  so much more about the conference, what i learned who i met and how i feel about my business and my life to come but until i can piece the words together and connect them from my heart to my brain ill just leave you with this…

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Tanya - Please take my family somewhere that gorgeous for a shoot!!

Danielle - LOVE this. Freaking love it. It was so great to meet you and Theresa. You gals are the best. So SO glad I know you!


NancyWyatt - Oh my Gosh how I do love this!! Can we go back and this time I want to put you in the back of my car. bajajajaja. And don’t freak out ok but last night I totally had a dream that we were besties. Uhm, can you say stalker. LOL. Hope that didn’t creep you out, ha! Hugs from Conroe, TX

believe… cypress tx child photographer


in the beauty of your dreams,

and your life

will be

filled with magic….

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i have no words…miss c’s all about me session exceeded my wildest glitter filled dreams…sigh….

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Becky - oh my goodness!! Those clouds!!!! <3 I love how your mind works! This session is adorable!

sally - AHHH!!! You just kill me, you genius, you!!!! <3

riddhi patel - Loved ur work..i would like to know the cost of daydreaming session

NancyWyatt - Oh my goodness I do love this and I have shared it with so many and always I hear a gasp! Hugs from Conroe, TX

daydreamin… cypress tx child photographer

so talk about whirlwind!  about two weeks ago i got an email inquiry from a husband…he explained to me that his wife had wanted to join my daydream class when i had plans to take it on the road and head to north carolina earlier this year (things happened and that trip had to be changed up and postponed for quite a while)…anyhoo he mentioned she had been really sad that the workshop had to be postpone and had been “sad-facing” it all summer long and that her birthday was coming up so he had been all sneaky and gone all private investigator to find out who this photographer in texas was and wanted to schedule her a DAYDREAM MENTORING SESSION ASAP….long but oh so sugary sweet story short he surprised her with a place ticket and a one on one daydream mentoring session with me the following week!!!!  It was truly a whirlwind pulling everything together for Crystal so quickly (and I’m not gonna lie mimi and daddy cheeks had to come to my rescue) but let me tell you we made it happen…

Crystal  is already an amazing photographer and that is what i look for when i say yes to a mentoring session bc these daydream sessions are not about “how to shoot like me” or “how to edit like me”, they are about building a brand for yourself, they are about helping you find your very own sparkle in a very over saturated market, they are about showing you how to be the one speck of gold glitter in a bucket of silver!  Poor crystal i will admit to being a bit of a slave driver bc i want you to get the most out of every second we are together and this girl soaked it all in with a smile on her face and not a single complaint about how she had been up since 3am to catch her flight here!  Y’all i kept this girl up until midnight!  but we had so much fun getting to know each other and create a list of action items for her to work on before our Skype session!  Theses sessions always take so much out of me and i typically end of hoarse by the end of the day but let me tell you getting to be a part of watching someones journey to success is seriously amazing!

now for crystals shoot she asked to do a styled sibling shoot…i did a sweet little casting call and my friend and client Sarah jumped in feet first when i asked her to allow her girlies and adorable puppy to be our models!  these girls are such amazing sweethearts and their mama….well i have no words for her sugary sweetness!!!!!

the only thing i missed was a shot of the heart glittered oar that daddy cheeks HANDMADE for us the night before the shoot:(yeah ill be crying about that one for a while…however if you have followed me on instagram yet (search chubbycheekphotography no spaces) then you would have seen a behind the scenes shot of it so that counts right???

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Jen - WOW!!!! I love the images and the styled session is amazing, but the story…. Completely stole my heart. Simply beautiful.

Crystal Phelps - Shalonda!!!! You made me completely sappy over here!! I can not thank you enough for everything you did for me! You are SUPERWOMAN, girl!!!! I treasured every minute – the mentoring was more than amazing and far exceeded my expectations! My only regret is not doing it sooner :) Y’all pulled off an amazing surprise – one that I’ll never forget!!! xoxo

NancyWyatt - What an awesome experience for Crystal!! I can’t wait till I’m ready professionally to be at the right place for you to do a mentoring session with me. Swoon, you are so amazing and what an awesome story this was!