I'm Jessica, the owner of Under the Sun Photography, most days you can catch me chasing my lil son on our family's homestead and fixing up a meal that'll stick to more than your bones., along with baby goats by my side. I love everything about my rural South Texas, our heritage and way of life makes it one of the best places to live, raise a family, and practice photography. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and feel free to scroll through my blog. Mi casa es su casa. 

Meet Jess

The Badillo Family at Cattle Ranch in Poteet, TX


Okay, guys let’s be honest here isn’t this family portrait everything? So just a few months prior to this, I met The Badillo Family for the first time. Roxanne was several months pregnant with Rhyder and I immediately loved these guys! Rusty & Roxanne are the sweetest couple and their son, Logan is a ham! I had to stop photographing for a minute or two to catch my breath, from half the things he was just saying. Logan is all boy and has the cutest personality.

So when Rhyder made her arrival into this world, it was amazing to hear from them once again! I was excited to see one of my favorite families again to also meet Rhyder!

It was early February and our grass on the ranch was looking a little bare. Rusty was cracking up at the field I had chose and I had promised it was going to be more beautiful than the weeds growing in the patch here. After showing him a few sample images, he couldn’t believed how amazing they were looking! And while he was in awe I was just in awe playing with one of the cutest babies!

I absolutely love these guys and always have a blast hanging out with them. Roxanne and I talk of photography as she is a photographer herself and Rusty & I were laughing at the kiddos while we did romantic couple portraits for him and Roxanne.

I am a professional photographer, but as I reiterate to everyone I am a person first. I am going to want to visit and get to know you, and if there’s a baby around, bet your bottom dollar that I will be holding her or him on my hip playing before we are done. Until next time guys!



Forever obsessed with this sweet baby!

P.S. Doesn’t Roxanne look AMAZING?! Also try to take Mom & Dad for a moment to have Romantic Portraits of just the two of them. They’re so sweet!

This little guy is too darn cute! Oh Logan, you’re going to be a little heart breaker for sure kiddo!

So dang cute!


Mucho Love,




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  1. Kristen says:

    Stunning photos and beautiful family!