Birthday pictures on his 1st birthday | Smash Cake session

How cool is it that his 1 year session ended up falling on his actual first birthday?

We had to reschedule his day because of the rain we have had, and we are blessed with gorgeous weather for this handsome little guy.



Man this year has FLOWN by. Doesn’t it though?

One minute we are sleep deprived and looking for any semblance of energy with a newborn…and then you blink and it’s first birthday planning.


You may remember the maternity shoot I did last year with donkeys and cows in the background?
That’s this little guy!



Big brother wanted to get in a couple pictures-and I don’t blame him!, I mean he is pretty cute in that bowtie and party hat.

If you want to see the fun brother pictures we got at the beginning of the session before we pulled out the cake, click here! 


I just love his little face!!

Not now, mom. I just want to touch it!!

This whipped topping cake was really cute to watch him smash. It went EVERYWHERE!!

I’d say the smash cake was a SUCCESS!!!!

Look at those chubby thighs covered with blue icing!

What theme did you use for your little one’s first birthday pictures?

Or maybe you’re like me…. and didn’t use the same, you just found an outfit you loved and went with it!


Comment below and tell me 🙂


I love birthday sessions- and if you have a little one with a birthday coming up,

 let me know here and I’ll style the perfect session for you!!

Good lookin’ brothers | Tyler Texas Kids Photographer

These good lookin’ brothers make me smile. Big brother A enjoys seeing how I take the pictures, and wants to know what fun we are going to have when he arrives.


Little brother is just plain adorable and has a huge grin waiting-and now lots of teeth to show off!!!

He turned a year old ON THE DAY of our session-which was pretty special.


To see how adorable he was as a newborn, click here.

Now after all this fun, we had SMASH CAKE time- which is about the most fun you can have with a one year old.

A sneak peek at Newborn Mini Sessions | Peek-A-Bootique in Tyler TX

Let me introduce you to the snuggliest baby!!!

Well. I may say that a lot….but tiny babies are just the best thing ever, right??


She really was a dream baby though. Those cheeks. And Lips. And that head full of perfectly wispy curled hair!!!

She graced me with several little smirks and smiles.


Now if your wondering “how can I get my baby with this exact setup?!”


I’ve got you covered!!

I bring all these gorgeous cream textures once a month (including that cute little cradle) to Peek-a-Bootique, a baby and kids boutique store in Tyler, TX. 


One Thursday a month, (on the 3rd Thursday) you’ll find me snuggling and photographing sweet newborns and little ones at the back of their store. They graciously let me use their backroom to transform in to a mini photography studio!

You can click here to get a mini session booked with me- 

or if you want to get the best bang for your dollar, get on my Mini VIP subscription!! 

The Mini VIP includes 4 OR 6 mini sessions a year- and you can mix and match studio sessions and outdoor themed sessions.



I want to know!! – When did you have your newborn photos taken??

Comment below!!


My focus is creating beautiful artwork of your babies AND taking stress off of you at the same time.

What that means, is even if your baby is older than 2 weeks old, that’s OKAY.

Don’t stressjust contact me asap and I’ll get you in at the earliest date I have!

Mini Sessions made easy- introducing Mini VIP!!

The Mini VIPs


I forget things. #mombrain

And even though I have my iPhone in my hand 24/7 snapping pictures of everything my kids do, wear, and touch…

I like really good “real camera” pictures of my babies. 


I mean, you blink, and that sweet baby is turning 5 and has a personality all of her own. (see her tiny squishy baby pictures) 


I’m just going out on a limb here, and guessing you do too?? 

(comment below and tell me if you have a bajillion photos on your iPhone like I do!)



See, the problem is I forget to plan for those moments… until it’s like 2 days away from a “milestone” time and then

it’s “ahhhh!!! go find a cute outfit and figure it all out now!” stress.


That’s why I created the Mini VIP subscription. 

Because no mom should stress about pictures.

So what is the Mini VIP subscription?

It’s a simple way to plan out those “I’ve got to get this!” memories of your babies for the year, all while cutting out the stress because you know exactly what to budget.

I’ll do all the prepping, picking the perfect location-all you need to do is bring your cutie(s) all dressed up to the sessions you choose!

Each Mini session comes with:

  • 20 minutes of memory making
  • around 20 digital photos for you to download
  • props that go with the theme of the season
  • (and I don’t mean cheesy props. I mean really neat vintage, classy, and colorful finds that you will ohh-and-ahh over) 
  • siblings can be included


Just 30 VIP spots are available- so grab yours fast! 

There are 2 options to choose from:



(6) Mini sessions

Your choice of 6 mini sessions per year for your baby/kids

—-includes family minis in the spring/fall

—-if you have a newborn, you can use a mini session for their newborn session at Peek-A-Bootique


(4) Mini sessions

Your choice of 4 mini sessions per year for your baby/kids

–3 months up and older babies welcome


Here’s what you get:

Sessions will include holidays, gender neutral, and boy/girl themes.

Outdoor mini sessions OR studio sessions at Peek-A-Bootique in Tyler

—-you can mix and match, so pick a few outdoor and a few studio sessions

—Studio sessions are limited to 3 siblings. For larger sibling groups, I recommend outdoor sessions so we have plenty of room to run and play.

Recurring payments are due on the 15th of each month.


Check out the holiday studio mini set up!!

For my math-loving’ moms, you save over $300 a year!


Head here to book your session:


Just 30 VIP spots are available- so grab yours fast!

6 ways to {help} boost your kids immune system



Maybe your wondering WHAT can you do so your babies aren’t catching every single cold or runny noise?! 😕

I shared with a friend recently that our kids really don’t get sick often-and we work on boosting their immune system to help with that.


Here’s 6 areas we work on {especially in the cooler months – which is so odd and sporadic here in Texas!}


—Don’t panic about everything

I let my kids play in the dirt. They run outside, and I don’t freak out if they don’t have shoes on all the time. Cause being real, kids usually hate shoes 😆 

I’ve always heard it’s supposed to help their immune system…and while I’m not a sciencey mom, I do know that we were healthier than most as kids, and we played in the dirt a LOT.


—Cut Down sugar + Increase Clean food

If we are around sick people we limit sugar intake- drink orange juice and eat as many raw and “whole” foods we can.
Aldis has really good not from concentrate orange juice for $2.09, so I’ll grab extra in the cool months.

I have all kinds of recipes on my “Recipes to Make” Pinterest board you can look at for meal inspiration.


—Pay attention to what’s on their body

When it comes to everyday things like the soap they wash their hands with, the laundry soap on their clothes, and the hand sanitizer I rub their hands with when someone is coughing-I choose to have natural minded products without the toxic junk that would make their body work extra to handle.

Thieves laundry soap is my best friend since I feel like I wash clothes CONSTANTLY with 6 people in this house-especially if we do catch something and I want to clean up after kiddos.


—Think ahead and Prevent

I use a few different essential oils to boost their system and keep them well-especially if we have been around someone who isn’t feeling great!

I rub diluted Thieves EO on their feet at bedtime- and if I notice they are a little less spunky than usual, they get their feet rubbed on every 15 minutes for an hour.

For noses that are misbehaving, they know momma is gonna grab the SniffleEase EO roll on in my purse for respiratory support, and I’ll just roll it on the back of their neck. Have tissues ready cause it really works!


—Get a good nights sleep

Sometimes with the hustle and bustle between starting back schoolwork and upcoming holidays, kids (and mommies) simply don’t get enough sleep. A few drops of Lavender EO or a squirt of Lavender hand and body lotion rubbed all over their body after bath time helps them sleep really good and relaxes their body, and you definitely want good rest to stay well.

I’ll throw 4 drops of Lavender EO + 2 drops of Cedarwood EO in their diffuser (yes I have them in the kids rooms!) for extra measure and sleepy babies.


—Try what works for other moms

I just added Elderberry syrup last year-I keep hearing it’s a great way to boost their system and my friend Sarah is making it so if you need some, PM her!
Kidron approves of it-we just started it last year in the cooler months and all the kids LOVE the taste.


Here is a Elderberry + Ningxia Red gummy recipe for kiddos– I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s on my list to make as soon as I order some gelatin!


So I want to know-if you’ve read all the way to the end of this 😉 – what do YOU do to boost your kids immune system????

——-if this was helpful for you, please SHARE this with a friend!! ❤️


Heres a list of our favorites oils and oily products I mentioned and where to grab them:

Disclaimer: These are affiliate links- which help me bring you tips for FREE and help our family save $$$ at home 🏡

I am very particular about what I recommend to friends, so you can be confident that these work well with my family, and maybe they will for yours!


I order these online from Young Living essential oils.


Want to grab them individually?

(or just stalk their site and see what it’s all about)


Thieves hand purifier:

Thieves laundry soap

Thieves hand soap

Lavender Hand and Body Lotion

Lavender essential oil

Cedarwood essential oil

SniffleEase essential oil blend


Roll on tops (pk of 10)


The best way to get any of these is to grab a Premium Starter kit.

It comes with a diffuser, Thieves and Lavender oils, and 9 other oils.

Now, the samples have changed out since this photo, but now it comes with my FAVORITE cleaner, Thieves Household cleaner

It’s $160 + ship/tax, and then you get a 24% off discount off the retail price for any future orders!!



Budgeting Hack: There’s even a sweet+ free saving program called Essential Rewards-where you can earn CREDIT back just for ordering what your family needs monthly + FREE oils. (This is how I have such a great oils stash!!)

You can get on that ASAP if your like me, or wait and sign up after your kit comes in.


Here’s the deal- you CAN order just from, but you don’t get a super supportive oily mama system with that. Use my link above, and I’ll get you added to an exclusive FB group with thousands of moms who focus on keeping their kids healthy. 

If you get stumped at ALL- just shoot me an email at and I’ll get you all set up.



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