FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Melissa had just recently conquered and was in remission from cancer when she was reunited with Dustin, a guy she went to high school with. The attraction and chemistry was undeniable. They were given the biggest blessing either of them could have ever imagined- they found out they were pregnant with their first child, Paisley. Since having cancer, Melissa was told that she would likely never had kids, and it was something she always longed for. A couple of years later, they were blessed again with their second child, August. Dustin and Melissa through the years had always wanted to make their marriage official in the church that her grandfather helped build, so on February 17th, 2018 they had a sweet ceremony in front of all of the family and friends that have supported them through the years.
I’m a lover of coffee, wine, and meeting new people. Shy is not a word in my vocabulary, and my clients become my family. Born in Austin, and raised in Dripping Springs, I learned the small town way-of-life at an early age. Being country at heart, you will often see me dressed in boots. After attending Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, where I met the love of my life, my husband and I decided to plant our roots in New Braunfels, a town full of culture with a strong community. My family grew by one as my daughter joined this world in October of 2013. And just when I thought my heart could not be more full, we added another little girl to our world in November 2015. There is no doubt that I have my hands full with these two. I joke about how hard my mother must have prayed for me to get my “payback” because they give me a run for my money on a daily basis. My life is beautiful, messy and so much sweeter. I am an avid believer in finding that passion, pursuing it, and making your dreams become a reality. Who says you can not make a career doing what you love? That is what photography is to me…my passion, my dream come true. I take pride in being able to connect with my clients and capture their personalities and style. Natural light warms my heart and a gorgeous sunset makes me weak in the knees. I am always creatively challenging myself to take an ordinary moment, an ordinary photo, and make it extraordinary.