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I have so much to say about this beautiful girl right here, my girl Maddie was a complete rock star at her session! From the moment I met her she was full of joy and just a ball of bubbly positive energy. And you know what? I ABSOLUTELY loved it! If you know me, you know that I have likely never met a stranger in my life and likely when I am retired I will thoroughly enjoy being a Wal-Mart greeter. The power of positivity and a good hello are never something I take for granted. And Maddie was a direct replicate of that same energy, so you can only imagine the comical items we laughed during our time together at her session out on the ranch.

Guys, this was taken within MINUTES of starting up the camera. Isn’t she just downright gorgeous?!!

Okay besides the fact that Maddie’s energy is beyond contagious and she is just the sweetest soul, have you guys noticed it’s already time to start thinking about Senior Portraits for 2019 Seniors? #Holdthephone and #Wheredidsummergo? Also can you believe that the Fall Decor is officially rolled out!

Yes Mam!

And I think next week pumpkin spice lattes…. well take that back, Pumpkin Spice everything is going to be on full blast. I’m watching you Trader Joe’s & H-E-B!

It’s been a busy Summer for us here at the Farm, we took some time off to be together as a family but there has also been many hustle moments, big reason why my poor blogs have been put on the back burner. I have so many stories to share and hope to catch up soon!

But as we wait in line for the start of the Fall season and or the pumpkin spice latte at the closest Starbucks, don’t wait to start thinking of portraits for your Senior as well as portraits for your Holiday Christmas Cards. Last year I was completely booked for 2017 before mid-October that I actually had to refer folks out. Crazy, I know!

If you’re thinking about portraits, the most common question I have received lately is when should I book? And honestly, if you’re thinking about them, don’t wait too long. Portraits are booked anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months in advance.

Also since I captured this moment in late May, Maddie is now graduated and just moved into her new dorm at college. It’s been a crazy week to see my Senior gals from this past year load up and take course into the next chapter into their lives, college and adulthood. Also during the week seeing all of the sweet move-in photos on social media I also saw a TimeHop on my personal memories and it’s hard to believe that it has been 11 years since I was a Freshman at Tarleton State! 11 years?! How does time do that?

My seniors from last year were only 8 years old when I went to school, and now here they are taking their first steps on campus. Wow! Now you see what I am talking about?

Okay before I start counting on how many years before Parker starts Kindergarten, I am going to let you guys enjoy these AMAZING portraits of Maddie!

Sometimes I can’t decide black and white or color, what do you think?

Her laugh is so sweet and contagious!! I just love her!

One of my top favorites from the session! #Nailedit!

Can y’all see why I love photographing at the Ranch? It’s just a big playground for adventure and photographs out here.

Gasp. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!

Maddie, I am so excited for you and your dreams for the future at TAMU-SA! You’re the brightest light everywhere you go and I know you are going to accomplish so much in your time as a Jaguar! Congratulations to my past 2018 Seniors and know that I am thinking of all of you as you start this new nerve-wracking & exciting journey!! Go Jaguars! Go Road Runners! Go Aggies! Go Raiders! & Go Wildcats!

Mucho Love,

Jessica

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  1. Maddie says:

    Thank you so much!! I believe happiness and laughing is a way to not stress and believe you are going to do wonderful things because most of the time when you’re having fun and learning new things, the outcome is most likely going to be amazing. Just like how my photos came out!

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- Jessica & Austin 

"Beyond Incredible! We really hate getting our picture taken but Jessica made it feel so natural and not scary at all! We knew for our wedding it had to be done and done right because you only get 1 chance! How did she make us look so good and not awkward? She's truly great at what she does and I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had."

- Brandi  & Joe

"I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had"

Jess is the best, from the moment we met her we knew we made the right decision. We had to make major changes to our wedding due to covid, Jess addressed all our concerns, and answered all our questions along the way making all the necessary changes effortlessly. Jess captured our engagement, bridal and wedding day photos each every photo is absolutely amazing. We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured so beautifully because of Jess.

Jessica & Austin

"We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured"

"Jessica was right there with us getting ready and capturing some very sweet and intimate photos that I know we will forever treasure. She knows exactly what to say and when to say it to get that best smile out of a very nervous bride! We had a perfect ceremony and I've seen a sneak peek of my wedding photos and am just speechless! Jessica was with us for our entire FIVE hour reception and was the perfect combination of photographer and dance partner! Jessica very quickly became a guest favorite and a family member for life! I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over! I will never be able to thank Jessica enough for making my day even more special."

Katie & Derik

 "I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over!"

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! She is a planner, friend, someone who listens, and such a beneficial asset to any wedding! I cannot recommend her to enough people. She exceeds any bride's high expectations - all with a smile on her face. It is impossible to feel uncomfortable around her, she is goofy and will constantly keep you laughing. She does anything for her Bride and Groom and will not stop until you are satisfied."


- Kayla & Derek

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! "

I love Jessica and her work!! She took mine and my husband’s engagement pictures, wedding pictures and bridals and did an outstanding job. My husband is not very happy when it comes to taking pictures (especially with PDA ) but by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro. The night after our wedding he was telling me he was ready to see how all the pictures turned out! She definitely knows how to help you feel comfortable in your own skin while in front of the camera. Highly highly highly recommend her for your wedding! I cannot say enough good things about her work!

- Melissa & George

My husband isn't happy when it comes to taking pictures, by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro.

"Would recommend to any and everybody! She did an amazing amazing job with our wedding and engagement photos. I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! She is amazing and funny and finds all the great moments that we take for granted. Thank you so so much for taking care of us and our crazy family!"


- Kaitlyn & Chris 

I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! 

"Jessicas passion for photography radiated from her soul the moment I met her. When looking for a photographer, We decided that we would call a few to get a feel for the type of people they were and if they (the photographer) would fit into what we were looking for in our wedding vendors. We saw your work, we LOVED your work, but we didn’t know you. From our first conversation up until now you made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day! On my wedding day you made me feel like the prettiest bride to ever walk this planet! Your photos blew my husband away! You captured the uniqueness and beauty of us, our surroundings and our guest! This review, nor my “thank you”, will ever be enough to show you how grateful we are for your talent!"

- Eliza & Bradley 

 You made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day!


I can't say enough great things about UTS. Jessica is the BEST photographer, not just because she makes you look great, but she makes you feel great! She fills the shoot with funny jokes, music, and laughs to make sure you feel comfortable because not everyone is a super model. Each and every time I get our photos back I am blown away by great they look! She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor. She helped us out on the wedding day in so many different ways and worked side by side with our other vendors to make our day successful and perfect. The sneak peak was incredible! She also brought a partner with her who was equally as fun as Jessica. I loved how they both worked and made the pictures fun. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. My husband & I will be using UTS exclusively for all of our photography needs. 

- Bailey & Doug

She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor!


"Jessica is so passionate about photography, not only does she take amazing pictures BUT she also makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her! She’s very professional but FUN!! I used her for my engagement photos and my wedding, beyond happy with her!


-Kailey & Garrett

she makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her!