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formal family photos in downtown oklahoma city hotel – hixson/robinson family

I’ve been doing my best friend Cassie’s family photos every fall for many years now, so we are always trying to come up with new ideas for them. This year, they decided to dress up formal, and we did the shoot in the very cool Aloft hotel in downtown OKC. I really love how the photos turned out! Here are some of my favorites.

(***Fun bonus fact: Cassie’s dress was an Abi Ruth The Shoppe special from me! :)***)

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washington family photos – rice family

Well, 2020 has been the weirdest year of my life, but one very bright spot during this crazy year was my trip to Washington back in October. I was able to do multiple photo shoots for some of my very best friends in the world. And we all stayed in a cabin in the woods in Packwood, WA, for a few days. It was just the type of serene friend time I needed this year!

I’ve already shared the photo shoots I did in Washington of Mike & Candace and of Toryn, and today I’m sharing some favorites I did of Toryn with her fam. As I mentioned in the last post, Nate and Betsy have been two of my best friends for over half my life. I love them so much, and I love the photos we got of their awesome fam. :)

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senior photos in washington – toryn

Toryn is the daughter of two of my friends, Nate and Betsy. Considering I’ve been best friends with her parents since my early teen years, it’s pretty crazy to think Toryn is a senior in high school now! A couple of months ago, I got to visit them in Washington and take some family photos (coming next blog post) and senior photos of Toryn. She is a truly beautiful girl, inside and out, so of course my job was easy. Oh, and her new puppy Fiddlefurt and the sweet family dog Wilbur had to be part of her photos, too!

Very cool sidenote: the bleach dyed jeans Toryn is wearing in the first couple pics and the blue vintage dress she’s wearing are both from my clothing resell business, Abi Ruth The Shoppe. :)


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a photo shoot in the woods – mike & candace & their dogs

So in my last post, I shared the professional headshots I did of my dear friends Mike and Candace. Today, I’m sharing the sweet family photos we did of them in the woods with their dogs near Packwood, Washington. This was such a beautiful area to shoot in, with the prettiest trees!

Honestly these photos just warm my heart so much. Mike has been one of my closest friends since I was thirteen years old. He and I have watched each other go through a variety of life challenges, including some very questionable relationship decisions. lol. His relationship with Candace is the best one I’ve seen him in. Candace is just a warm and truly kind person. She is the real deal – sweet and fun and cute and cool! They’re pretty adorable together! And I love seeing Mike so genuinely happy at this point in life. I tend to be a little cynical about love, but Mike and Candace’s love encourages me to believe. :)

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