I’m alive! | Dallas Engagement Photographer

I know. I know.  I think this could be the longest I have ever gone without a post.  I promise I am still alive over here.  I have pretty much been absent from my life the internet over the last three weeks … but I promise it isn’t because I’ve been slacking. I have had more sessions this month than the entire first 6 months of the year, shot over 50 cheerleaders, photographed TWO births, put an offer on a house as well as received an offer on our house, and somehow managed to even take Mia Grace to get her nails done for the first time yesterday! 🙂  Things have been insanely busy and overwhelming, but I am certainly counting my blessings!  I am so so so thankful for all of my very patient clients who are now a week overdo on seeing their images.  Please continue to bare with me here, as I hussle to get you your pictures. I promise it will be worth the wait!

I’ve actually been doing TONS of editing and have forced myself to finish entire sessions before sharing. I figure you all want to see ALL your images rather than just a peek.  Well, I couldn’t stand it any longer and I figure I have probably lost my blog following by now, so its time to start with the sharing.

I told myself to limit my teasers to three for each of these sessions, which means that if I can get it under 10 I am on track 🙂  Part of this waiting until I’ve finished editing the entire session means its even MORE difficult to narrow it down, so … what the heck!

Meet Ashley and Chandler.  If you were Ashley and Chandler, besides waiting over three weeks to see even ONE photo, you would be a ridiculous adorable couple who like to stare at each other and giggle for long periods of time. You would also be able to get a pass on the above comment because one of you is a lawyer in Dallas and the other is in the Marine Core in North Carolina, which not only means you normally live in different states, but it also means that one of you just left a few hours ago for your THIRD tour to Afghanistan, where you will reside for 7 long months!  Talk about brains, brawn and beauty.

The best part is that you (the real you now, no more pretending) would totally forget about how insanely jealous you should be of these two after about 12 seconds.  Not only did we chit chat the entire session, I had the pleasure of giggling right along side them and admiring how in love and just right for each other they are. AND they bought me a big, fat cheeseburger too … um, score!  I am SO happy for you both. Thank you for being so incredibly patient with me.

Here are a few of the favs.  It was difficult to choose.

Who doesn’t love a great pair of red high heels?


One of my very favorites …


More giggling … I just adore how she’s looking at him here.  :swoon:


because sometimes sensitive and watery eyes make for GREAT pictures 🙂


again …


and again …


nothing quite like a “real” crack up moment. I’ll never tell what made this moment happen.


the ring of course.


:contented sigh: (borrowed from the great KK. it just fit this moment perfectly 😉 )


Well, there is about 1/3 of your images and I promise the other 20 are just as wonderful as you both!

Jaimers: BEAUTIFUL! (Aug 03, 2009 at 13:17 pm)
ashley goodwin: These are so beautiful Crystal! Thank you for making my first couple of days without Chandler so much happier. I think this is the fourth time I've looked at these today! I can't wait to see the rest. --Ashley (Aug 02, 2009 at 19:30 pm)