big love | southlake family photographer

This family was so full of life … so full of love!  Here is just a small little sample of our time together.  These are very typical of my normal family work for sure, but there are so many more that are so unique that I can’t wait to share!  I just have to wait until tomorrow when I will hopefully receive a little email present I’ve been waiting for. 🙂  All of the other images belong together to tell their story, so I am going to try a new blog format for those types of sessions.  So, because I know these sweet family has waited entirely too long, I wanted to give them a little treat before their official post!

So, here are just a few teasers to hold you over! I hope you two had a wonderful anniversary get away!!

Meet the Crafton Family. Adam, Sheila, Anna, and Jack. More about their session and why its stands as one of my all time favorites coming soon …  so stay tuned 😉


Smart, beautiful, and witty Anna.


Endearing, sweet, and joyful Jack.


:heart bursts into a million pieces of confetti:


My favorite image of all of them together … truly together.  As a photographer, but mostly as a mother.  There is something in Sheila’s demeanor that exudes contentment something in her eyes that tells me she is one proud mamma!

Tracy Gentry: I love those sweet kids you are a wonderful family and I can't wait for the years to come! (Aug 16, 2009 at 17:41 pm)
Stef: Beautiful....beautiful photos!!! I love them all! (Aug 12, 2009 at 20:44 pm)
Eliza: Love those freckles! Such sweetness. =) (Aug 09, 2009 at 22:12 pm)
Erin Carlyle: That last picture is AMAZING! Truly AMAZING! (Aug 08, 2009 at 09:36 am)
Julie: These are truly amazing and I love the hug photo! It really expresses your family and each person in it. (Aug 08, 2009 at 02:27 am)
sheila crafton: Thanks everyone, but I really think it's all due to Crystal's genius. I'd love to hear more on favorites. It's going to be really hard to choose. (Aug 07, 2009 at 17:46 pm)
Sheila: I love all of them!!! They are absolutely gorgeous!! (Aug 07, 2009 at 16:23 pm)
Tricia Ouellette: Oh, I am always amazed at how beautiful you all are! :) I love your photos! Hugs, Tricia (sis) (Aug 07, 2009 at 13:32 pm)
Troyce Travis: Great! pictures! Papa Travis (Aug 07, 2009 at 12:39 pm)
Sandra Travis: These are beautiful pictures, they tell a story without written words. Grandma Travis (Aug 07, 2009 at 12:37 pm)
leigh huang: love these faces!!! my fav. is the black and white of jack and anna...ohhhh, love em!! (Aug 07, 2009 at 10:23 am)
Laurie: Beautiful pictures of your family Sheila! (Aug 07, 2009 at 09:42 am)
Marla: Those are great Sheila, isn't Crystal awesome!?!?! We are still getting compliments on the pics she took of our kids last summer! Love those pink and blue glasses. (Aug 07, 2009 at 08:51 am)
Christine Fowler: Really wonderful pics of this sweet family! Such talent Crystal, I love how you capture real life. (Aug 07, 2009 at 08:30 am)
Karen Wylie: One more thing, I think the first one of everyone up top should be your Christmas card this year. ;o) (Aug 07, 2009 at 08:13 am)
Karen Wylie: Wow! These are terrific!! All personalities are shining through these photos. ;o) Love the one of Anna and Jack. Can I have for my desk? (Tell Anna I love her glasses.) (Aug 07, 2009 at 08:12 am)
Jen: Beautiful! (Aug 07, 2009 at 06:50 am)
Lauren Sparks: What amazing pics. My favorite might be the color one by the pool. Sheila, you look gorgeous! (Aug 07, 2009 at 06:17 am)
sheila crafton: It was 100 degrees! Where is all our sweat? :) (Aug 06, 2009 at 23:39 pm)
sheila crafton: Cannot pick a favorite!!! The first one is probably it for me though, if I HAD to pick. Awesome job Crystal! I can see my kids' personality and love in their eyes. (Aug 06, 2009 at 23:38 pm)