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My weekend with Jeremy at the Dallas Arboretum

This weekend Jeremy photographed a family session at the Dallas Arboretum, so I had to tag along since I have not yet been there…it was so much fun. The Arboretum had HUGE pumpkins everywhere and even a Cinderella theme pumpkin patch with houses made out of pumpkins.

Here are a couple pictures from Saturday!

I made Jeremy take this picture because the pumpkin was gray, and we all know that I have a crazy fascination with the color gray.

To view more pictures of this adorable family, go to Jeremy’s Blog!

Happy Fall!

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Looks like a fun shoot!

My Random life #18

I have been a terrible blogger this past week, so I must apologize. With only two weeks until my due date I have been pretty wiped out the past few days, but I am going to try to be better about at least posting something here and there…and soon the blog will be flooded with pictures of our adorable baby!

Jeremy and I decorated for Christmas this week. I know it is early, but we both LOVE Christmas and with Stella coming any day now we wanted to make sure it was done before we bring her home. I am beyond excited to have three stockings hanging up this year instead of just 2!

If you know me, you know that I have had very long hair for years…in fact I am usually one of those people that fear what the stylist is going to do to my hair. Well…this has finally changed. Two nights ago while I was wide awake at 3:30 in the morning browsing Pinterest (thank you to being 9 months pregnant) I made a big decision and booked an appointment yesterday to chop it all off. So here it is, my new short hair…what do you think?

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Looks so cute! Love it!


Very Cute you look like Callie on Grey’s Anatomy.


Its really cute!

Looks great Kristin!

Shelby J

super cute!!!

Debbie Reeder

It’s beautiful!

Kathleen Clipper

Looooooove the new do! So fresh and so you. Stella is going to have such a pretty momma :)

Nicole Davis

You are beautiful! As always!

Krista Morgan

Very Pretty!

Maegan Lewis

Very cute!

Courtney Damore

You lOok great love the hair….and miss you a bunch!

Kelley Horn

It looks beautiful :)

Megan Andzulis

Oh I love it! So you did the long bob….it looks awesome :)

Victoria C

It’s adorable and with a new baby coming it will probably be easier to take care of.

The new hair cut looks adorable.

Caitie T.

Soooooo…I was worried and a little sad, but I must admit that I LOVE IT! Suits you…and looks schuper cute! <3 you!

Janice Keefer

love it!

Asapphire Wambui

It’s GORGEOUS! Love it!

Shauna Gutierrez

I. LOVE. IT. And actually I’ve been searching for the guts to do something similar–so thanks for the encouragement! ;)


SOO beautiful! the cut frames your face perfectly, and highlights the heart shape of your face. it brings out the beauty of both your eyes and cheekbones — i’d say the stylist is a pro, and you have found someone you should keep! (a hard thing to find — someone who really knows how to cut hair to suit the person).

Marilyn Schmucker

Absolutely beautiful Kristin! Love it! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Your new hair looks absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see baby pictures of your little one coming soon!

Alyssa Apodaca

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair cut! You look great!!

Gina Long

Love it!

Alyssa and Blake | Engagement

I can’t say enough good things about this couple. They are two of the sweetest people I have ever met. I knew the first time Jeremy and I met for coffee with Alyssa and her mom to talk about her wedding that I just loved this girl. Meeting people like Alyssa is the reason I love my job.

Alyssa and Blake grew up close to each other and had a mutual friend, but it wasn’t until they moved several hours from home to attend Baylor University that the two met. Their mutual friend was convinced the two would someday marry, and she was right. I am beyond excited for Alyssa and Blake’s May wedding.

Alyssa and Blake, Thank you for allowing me to capture the love and laughs that the two of you share. I am so happy for the two of you and so glad that Jeremy and I are able to be a part of your wedding.

 To see more of Alyssa and Blake’s Engagement session you can click here to see a slideshow of their session.

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Diane Apodaca

Love you both and your pictures are beautiful!!

Santiago Apodaca

Great Pictures! Love you both

Maggie Walker

LOVE the pictures…what a beautiful couple! Congrats to you both and best wishes as you start your new life together:)

Karen Blackburn

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Your pictures are beautiful. I wish you the best!

Alyssa Apodaca

Wow!! What a beautiful job you and Jeremy did!! You two make quite the team!! Thanks so much. WE LOVE ThESE!

Blake Cross

The photographs look amazing! Thank yall for making the trip up to Grapevine for us. Tell Stella I say hi!

Jennifer Mikula

Absolutely GORGEOUS pictures!!! Congrats to you both :0)

Jennifer Mikula

Beautiful pictures & congrats to you both! :0)

Megan Rizos

Great pictures! I think my favorites have to be the front hug shot of your hands and the last one. So cute! Can’t wait for May 26th!

Granna and Papa

You are God’s gift to each other. Magnificent pictures of

Granna and Papa

You are God’s gift to each other. Stunning pictures of a beautiful couple. Congratulations. Love you

Krissy Daniel

I love the picture of you two smiling right before you kiss!! Super cute and precious! I’m soo happy for you! Love you!

Anna Morrison

Love y’all! Wish you all the best!

Trisha Diaz

I’m really happy for you, Alyssa! & I’m excited for your new chapter (and adventure) in life come May! :D

Annennlyse Apodaca

What a beautiful couple! the shots look wonderful :)


Gorgeous! Love the pictures.

Isabel Chirase

The photographs are AMAZING! And Alyssa and Black, you guys look great and so in love! I am so happy for both of you during this time, and so pleased that every special moment will be captured by such a talented photographer!

Selina Apodaca

Omg Alyssa and Blake these are so cute! The photos look amazing :) can’t wait to see the wedding pictures! Love you guys!

Cristina Villaseñor

Y’all are too cute! Photo 2 is my fave :)

Shelby Kager

Awe you guys are too cute! :) I can’t believe you’re getting ready to get married!

Julia Alvarado McDonald

Omg Alyssa I love these! I am so excited for you and Blake! Can’t wait to see the bridal pictures!

Caroline Caldwell

Alyssa and Blake these are absolutely amazing!

Barb Erben

so adorable! love the red dress.. love the both of you!

Cassie Funk

Beautiful, these are PERFECT. You both are sooooo sweet!

Jessica Lauren Hall

Alyssa you are so beautiful. You are going to make a beautiful bride. I love these pictures so much.

Chad Wade

Congrats Alyssa and Blake! I like the pics, and I am excited to see y’all at the wedding!

Lauren Mcknight

Love these pictures! you guys are soo cute together :)

Alex Hefner

These are gorgeous, Alyssa!

Ramya Kumar

Such beautiful pictures! I love that they’re so natural and totally capture your personalities:)

Chelsea Sherman

You look gorgeous, Alyssa! Great photos!

Briana Apodaca

ALYSSA AND BLAKE! You should be models these are beautiful.

Dave Walden

Y’all look great together:). I’m happy for both of you.:D

Tanna Duplechin-Walden

Congrats! Love your pictures!

Chris Tinsley

Beautiful pics….i wish yall all the happiness in the world<3.

Codie Paris Tinsley


Kelli Burdick

Alyssa! I love all of these! SUCH beautiful pictures!!

Caleb Bollenbacher

Great pics, friends! All the ones near water are especially nice. So excited for you guys!

Shelly 'Glenn' Phillips

So beautiful! Love you guys and so excited for you!

Amanda Schneck

love these!

Sam Burnett

You guys look fantastic together. Love the pics Congratz my friends

Jeanne Russell

These pictures are awesome! I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures. You make such a beautiful couple – best wishes!

Nancy Cornwell

Congratulations to both of you! The pictures are gorgeous. Can’t wait for the wedding!

Julie Reist

What a BEAUTIFUL couple! Can not wait to celebrate the big day…love you both!

Jane Clark

Alyssa, you are so pretty – Kristin captured beautiful expressions through your eyes and Blake is so handsome. Congrats to you both!

Michelle Robinson


Jessica Schwartz

Woo! I love that red dress! (and Alyssa, your eyes are stunning in that first photo!) Congrats you two… happy & excited for you!

Melissa Bass

These pictures are stunning!!!! :)

Beatrice Chirase

Woow!Beautiful pictures and i love you both.

Cara Patierno

loving the pictures! :)

Beatrice Chirase

Great pictures! love

Emily Nolte

I am so excited for both of you. All the pictures are amazing – but the first one just leaps out at me! Can’t wait til next year!! em

Ashley Walker

Beautiful pictures!! You two are so adorable..CANNOT WAIT for you to be married:) LOVE Y’ALL.

Bob and Kelly Bratcher

Beautiful pictures!

Melissa Clary

alyssa! you look gorgeous. love them all! what a pretty di-va.

Blair Hanf

Absolutely GORGEOUS Alyssa and Blake! So excited for you two! Such a beautiful couple!

Rachel Israelson


Amy Hause

these are wonderful pictures!! I am so happy for ya’ll!!


Beautiful pictures! Congratulations guys, I’m really excited for you!

Cody Cross

Nice pictures!

Summer Perkins

soo adorable! congratulations guys!!

Erika Delacerda

Wow!!! These pictures are beautiful! Love you guys!

Lauren Guy Summersett

love these!

Meha Goyal

you guys are adorable. I’m so happy for you! great pictures. :)

Jose Anguiano

Very nice pictures…Congrats Blake & Alyssa!!

Jose Anguiano


sue wiggins


Karina de la Garza

Great pictures! You look great!

Aliza Bernal

You guys look amazing! :) love you both! Can’t wait for the wedding!

Bobbyand Myra Hill

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING! You both are so beautiful and these pictures just enhance the love I see gleaming from both of you. God Bless you two! <3 You!

Kalee kager

Congratulations guys!
I can’t believe y’all are getting married! These pictures are so adorable:)

Gretchen Schneider

Very cute pictures! I am so happy for both of you! Congratulations on your engagement! Love you both!

Andrea Castro-Anguiano

Congrats Blake & Alyssa I am so happy for both if yall..May God Bless Yall & Guide yall through every step of the way! I love you both :)

Melissa Hunt

These pictures are gorgeous!!! Alyssa should be a model!

L.J. Hunt

Great pictures. Congrats to you both!

Brent Horton

Such beautiful pics! I cannot wait to see you and Blake and catch up with your beautiful family. Congratulations!!

Mike and Liz Apodaca

An awesome and blessed couple headed for greatness. Beautiful photos, can’t wait until the wedding!!!

Karah Tate

Love the pictures! Congrats! Yall two are so cute together!!

Kelly Musslewhite

These are super cute! :D you look like a model girl! ( your eyes in that first one alyssa) and Blake, you look very handsome as well. absolutely love!

Megan Nichols

Alyssa! These are so beautiful! And I agree, that red dress is gorgeous on you!

Chris Nona

I’m happy for both of you.

Carissa Lorance

Absolutely stunning! Yall look wonderful and so happy :) Very excited for you two!

Alicia Trinkle

I LOVE these photos! The first picture is stunning of you, Alyssa!

Alyssa, These pictures are SO beautiful! Love you!!

Trisha Rodriquez

Absolutely gorgeous! I’m so happy for y’all!

Nicole Odom

LOVE THESE!!! Y’all are such a beautiful couple!

Jackie Apodaca

Alyssa and Blake, I CANNOT wait for your wedding! You all are such an amazing couple and a perfect example of love:) LOVE YOU BOTH!

Julianne Lasher

Alyssaaaa could you be more GORGEOUS? You look so beautiful and happy :) I’m so happy for y’all! Congrats

Laini Lewis

Alyssa Apodaca and Blake Cross, Tyler Lewis and I are SO happy for you two! Your photographer has done a wonderful job capturing the sweet gift of love the Lord has given the two of you! Can’t wait to see more! :)

Dusty Davis

Yall look great! I love the vibrant colors and depth in the pictures. CONGRATS

cynthia cross

simply adorable!! xoxo

freddy barrera

WOW—-great genes!

damon cross

awesome pictures!

papaw cross

beautiful couple! you remind me of your grandpa blake. lol

noni cross

i love your photos and i am looking forward to seeing more! you two make a beautiful couple. love…noni

alfredo barrera

alyssa and blake….it looks like you have chosen a great photographer for the wedding! I approve and I know grandma would be proud too!

greg cross


shelly cross-garcia

Beautiful couple!! Beautiful pictures!!


I love your photos!

Dayna Bates

So great!

Edwina Nelson

Gorgeous photos of a beautiful couple both inside and out!

Brewster Boatright

Congratulations! These are beautiful pictures!

Vanda Glover

Alyssa! These pictures are beautiful! :) love them, and so happy for you and Blake! :) love you friend!

Jan Reeve

Blake is a precious young man! I hear she is a doll as well! The pictures are wonderful! Wishing them a happy life together! :)

Anna Sanders

Those Apodaca girls are beautiful! Amazing pictures of a precious couple. Best wishes!

Joel Tyler

Y’all are great!

Mandy O'Donnell

these pictures are beautiful!

martha rogers

Love these pictures! Love these guys!

Martha J Rogers

Wonderful pictures of a wonderful couple with a wonderful future! Blessings to you!

Pam Koch

Great pictures…beautiful couple!

Lily Rosamond

Beautiful! love you guys and can’t wait for the wedding! :)


Kylie Mankin

These are so cute! Congratulations! :)

Elizabeth Cole

como se dice OBSESSED.









Teresa Watters

Awesome photos, congrats!

Bob Schneider

Blake and Alyssa your pictures are awesome,
wish you both the very best. Aww, Sic’Em.

Michelle Schneider

Congratulations on your engagement!
Awesome Pics! See you soon!


Your pictures are beautiful! Congratulations on the upcoming wedding.

Heather Dunnam Znachko

love you nuggets.

Janice Ellis

_Great pictures. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

Jenni Lanier

Alyssa! I LOVE these pictures! Ya’ll look awesome and so happy :) love you!

Katie Mary

BEAUTIFUL ALYSSA! congrats again!

Lauri York

I just love all of these pictures – you two are so special to our family and we can’t wait to be a part of your wonderful day! Love you both!

Caitlin Price

These pictures are absolutely beautiful! Y’all look so wonderful :) so so so happy for you, friends!

Chad Robinson

Lookin good! Blake you out punted your coverage. Well done sir.

My Random Life #17

It is the end of October and the weather has finally cooled off her in Dallas/Fort Worth. The high today is only 56 degrees and we are expecting lots of rain which means that I think it is the perfect day for Hot Cocoa and a good movie. Any recomendations?

Today is officially one month until my due date! I can’t believe how close it is. It seems so close and yet so far at the same time. At this point we are just waiting on Stella to tell us when she wants to come, we are so ready to meet her.

During my last trimester I have discovered a new craving, Ice Dream from Chick-fil-a. Yes, it has just about the cheesiest name you could ever imagine but somehow I really don’t care. Everytime I see a Chick-fil-a I give Jeremy “The Look” and trust me, he knows what it means. We stopped this past weekend after an awesome engagement session and it just puts me in a good mood. Only one more month to enjoy all these cravings…I have to enjoy it while I can.

I just had to post one more sneak peek before I post this gorgeous engagment session tomorrow…trust me you want to see this session tomorrow!

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Love this picture! What lens did you use?

Whitney Fromm

Wow this picture is beautiful! And lol I used to at chikfila and that icedream is amazing. :)

Norbert Chirase

Great couple and great pictures! Alyssa and Blake, I’m very happy for you. You make a great loving couple. Best!

Andrea Castro-Anguiano

I am so proud of you Blake for all he has accomplished…Congrats to U and Alyssa…Great Pictures :)

Jose Anguiano


Nancy Martinez

I can’t believe yall are getin married :)..I just love the pictures, very beautiful and love them…Blake you look very handsome and alyssa very beautiful…just perfect..good luck to both may god bless yall always…Xoxo.

Jackie Apodaca


damon cross

beautiful couple! can’t wait to see you tie the knot. love you both.

papaw cross

what a wonderful looking couple. you remind me of your grandpa blake!

linda cross

great pictures they look beautiful.

Brewster Boatright

Congratulations! These are beautiful pictures! I can’t wait to meet you guys

Brittany Ruble

These are so CUTE!!

Whitney Ruble

I LOVE THESE!! you two are adorable

Rachel Onishi


Rachel Onishi

AWE these are so so cute!

Rachel Bahl

You two are a gorgeous couple!

Chandler Persall


Bailey Buck

These are amazing. good luck to you both

Christi and Michael | Dallas Wedding

Christi and Michael met in high school, starting dating after a little pleading from Michael and have been together ever since. They are complete opposites in many ways and yet they just fit. Christi is very outgoing and always smiling, Michael is quiet and a bit shy but the two of them compliment each other perfectly. They got married earlier this month at the University of Dallas. Their wedding day was beautiful and the rain held off until everyone was safe inside the reception venue.

Christi and Michael, Thank you for letting us capture your wedding day, your fun and relaxed personalities made you so great to work with! We are so happy for you both!

Jeremy and I had the honor of  having a 3rd shooter along for this wedding and I can’t say enough good things about Shauna, she is an awesome photographer and was a ton of fun to work with, I can’t wait till we get to work with her again!

I love this image that Shauna captured during Christi and Michael’s first look.

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Great job, Kristin, Jeremy, and Shauna! You made that darker, warm lighting look fabulous! I love the stairs shot the most…if I had to pick :) Congratulations Christi and Michael!

LeeAnn Derdeyn

Beautiful! Can’t wait for the rest. Why wouldn’t every bride & groom want to use you guys?

Jeremy Schmucker

I just have to say Michael look SO happy in every picture! You two are awesome!

Aunt Joy

These turned out beautifully! What a perfect night.


These are lovely! Thank you so much to you and Jeremy for doing such a great job!! We love these and can’t wait to see the rest!

Aunt Saundra

Wonderful! Enjoyed these. Love, Saundra (and Laura)

Shauna Gutierrez

Gorgeous as usual :) It was a blast working with yall. Thanks for the love!

Mary Rudduck

Beautiful!! We love you!!!!

P Milstead

Especially loved the one with Cristi’s head on Michael’s shoulder and her hand on his back.

Aunt T

Dee Derdeyn

These pictures are truly some of the neatest wedding pics I have seen. Very imaginative!!!

Wendy Derdeyn

The pictures are great. It captured the expressions and moments between the two, beautifully.

Laura Brady

What a handsome couple! I particularly LOVE the second black and white of you two.

Mary Katherine McElroy

The shot on the steps is lovely!

Linda Holt

Black and Whites are especially pretty. Photographer definitely captured the essence of the day!

Janni Krehbiel Arrington

It was such a beautiful wedding and you were beautiful. All the work you did.

Bob Radkiewicz

Beautiful, professional pictures.

Benji Derdeyn

Thanks for capturing my sis’s wedding in such a beautiful way. I was able to make it, but these will serve as a way for me to see what beautiful things I missed.

Angelia Reid

Wow, Kristen is very talented. She definately captured the feel of the wedding and the couple. I’m sure some of these will be treasured for generations.

Kari Houston Osborn

What a lovely couple you make. The simplicity and elegance of your.
wedding day is clear in these photos. The main attraction is you two adorned with well chosen detail. We wish you all the best. (We had fun finding a house-warming gift while roaming the streets of Orvieto. You’ll see it one day!)

Jennifer Poutsma

I really like the last one and the one with you on the steps.