Recently, my brother visited from Montana with his family. We don’t see them very often and I have a new niece since the last time we did see them. It was so wonderful to have them in town.
Of course, we pounced on the opportunity to snap a few family photos.
My parents have an amazing yard with custom landscaping. I have been wanting to take some pictures like this for a while and my sister in law asked for pictures that looked like west Texas, my mind started working on how we could make it work. I wanted to use a few other locations in the yard and take some more but the rain did not want to wait so we cut our pictures short. Still, I’m happy with the ones we did get and I am so pleased to have captured these memories!!
Last night our kids were staying with their grandparents so the hubby and I took a walk on the ranch. There are some huge changes coming in our lives and it was great to decompress and just chat freely about our emotions regarding these changes. When we got back to the house, I felt so much better. Renewed almost.
I just wanted to share some of the shots I got while we walked last night.
There are a ton of wild turkeys around the house and we did not have to go far before we spotted this little flock.
This cow was grazing with a few of her buddies and right before I hiked down into the creek, I got this shot.
Jackrabbits are everywhere in Brewster County. I did not notice this ones ear until I got these pictures on the computer but it looks like something used him as a chew toy.
My sweet catahoula loves to go running and she loves to chase. She chases rabbits, deer, turkeys, and anything else that might run from her. I have not ever known her to catch anything but dust.
The creek just west of our house had some really cool purple leaves growing out. I am not exactly sure what they are but it was beautiful!
Greetings Ranching Happiness fans! And I am truly sorry I have been gone so long!
This summer has been amazing and super busy all at the same time! So, I have taken a breather, much needed, and played a little!
School started back up here for us this week and when I mentioned school pictures, the girl hopped up, changed clothes, and insisted on a photo session. So, while these are not the official school pictures for the 2016-2017 school year, I affectionately call these the “End of Summer” mini session!
These girls really are best friends. They fight just like sisters but at the end of the day they can’t live without one another!
Earlier in the year I did an engagement session for one of my favorite couples. You can see the pictures from that rustic, country session by clicking here.
Well, their big day has finally come! Well, the rehersal dinner anyway. I went to the location and snapped some shots of the little details the grooms parents included in the decorations.
This family is western and rustic and their true charm showed through with the decor, food, and atmosphere. I could not think of better people to spend my evening with than these folks.
A sneak peek…
I know it is not always standard procedure to attend the rehersal dinner as the photographer but I am so happy I was able to be there and get some shots of this night. As a personal friend of this family, I am honored to share this special time with these folks. I could not be happier for these two and I can’t wait to see her as a beautiful bride walking down the aisle tomorrow.