the one with Soma, a fine dog

I just got back from Lauren and Brock's wedding.  I would normally blog or Instagram a romantic image to share with everyone to make you feel warm and in love.  But instead I want to say a prayer for Soma the dog.  He's very old and frail and tried to make his owners wedding today.  Instead?  He's in the doggy hospital.  He doesn't have much time.  And it's hard.  Brock and Lauren are starting their new married life together and having to say goodbye to another.  Their friend.  Brock's companion.  So, if you are reading this, say a prayer.  

Love Does,
Kristin

the one with the season opener against Idalou

Friday Night Lights in Texas baby!  and I had to work.  Yep.  It's been crazy since we moved those girls back to college.  We haven't hired at The Bull Stop yet, as we are waiting for the right human to come along, and in the meantime, I'm pulling shifts.  I haven't worked up there since May and I'm a bit rusty.  But it hasn't been too terribly bad until today.  I was scheduled to work and needed to be in several places.  LUNA as hosting a fundraiser at the Lubbock Country Club and our boys were playing under the lights tonight in the Pirate Nation.  As in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!  But things worked out with LUNA and I managed to make part of the game.  It ended up ending at 1/2 time as the lightening just wouldn't stay away.  So, here's a few pictures of the action last night.  You can always catch more on the Pirate Gallery.  See you next time!

Love Does,
Kristin

the one with Grace, a REAL kid

Documenting your family is so important.  Kids change quickly. Like over the summer in a matter of weeks quickly.  With my girls in school, far far away, photographing Grace at this age was such a treat!  It took me back to memories in my head of sweet faces with freckles and natural beauty. Lovely hair and attitude that just pours out of self confident and assured!  I said a quick prayer for my girls and then I said one for Grace.  May she always keep the confidence she has today and that she does not allow others to define her.  That comes from within.  From being REAL.  

Love Does,
Kristin

the one with Courtney, Idalou Grad 2016

Confession time.  

I thought Courtney graduated last year.  As in, when I photographed her basketball team, before prom, etc.  I just assumed she was a senior.  Yep.  Never assume.  So, imagine my surprise when her mom contacted me to photograph her GRAD SESSION?  Courtney, I'm so glad you are NOT a senior and that you chose me to photograph your senior session.  Girl!  We knocked it out of the park!!!  And we don't even play baseball.  Maybe I should use a basketball analogy instead?

Love Does,
Kristin