Holli…

tay-1-2This is the (VERY) short story of my whole life.
I grew up in a small, one stoplight, town in Oklahoma. I met my husband at the ripe old age of 14. He watched a lot of movies on my couch with my parents until he was able to take me on a date!  He told me on our first date that he wanted to be a professional baseball player- I told him I would never marry a ballplayer. We were high school sweethearts thru all of high school and half of college until we got married in 2000 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Lets just say that he proved me wrong ;)
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We lived our lives playing professional baseball all over the country for most of our twenties. I have seen more baseball games than is almost humanly possible traveling everywhere with him for 8 years. I was always the wife with the camera documenting all of the fun places we played and the people we were so blessed to meet. Somewhere in the middle of that we had two babies and they were raised in ballparks across America. Our son Jax, learned to hit ketchup packets with a plastic bat thrown in the air at the tender age of 22 months. Our feisty daughter Haven, wanted to be sung the national anthem before bedtime. Having children only deepened my love for photography. It allowed me to capture all of their quirks and characteristics and document all of the places they visited because they were too young to remember.
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We experienced pro baseball for 8 years until the Lord had other plans for us. He opened the door for my photography business to accidentally explode before our very eyes. I fell in love with photography and started shooting weddings. I had met a handful of photographer friends who let me ask a lot of questions and assist them at weddings. I handmade a website and somehow booked 43 weddings my very first year.  That same year my husband had been traded to the Mets and was ready to be done. Our son was starting school and it was going to be impossible for me to travel with him because of the weddings I had booked. It just made sense for him to retire from baseball and us start a new story. Fast forward to now and both of our kiddos are in school and my hubby is a high school baseball coach. He still makes my heart flutter and I know one thing to be true-
no one looks better in baseball pants :)

And now, after 7 years in this business and hundreds of weddings later, I continue to devote myself to wedding photography. Because I love people and their stories and how each and every one of them is unique and beautiful. Our clients become our friends and we are so grateful to continue friendships even after the wedding day is over. I am so blessed to be able to call this work when I love it so much.

a few more random things about me… I love Jesus. He is the foundation of my marriage, business and my sanity.  I am passionate about raising my kids to love others. My porch is my happy place. I have recently fallen in love with yoga. My favorite Pandora station is 80’s love songs. I cook dinner almost every single night. We attend church in a living room. You will never find me without Burts Bees Chapstick.  I am a University of Oklahoma alum. I believe my salsa could win at any county fair… and my chocolate chip cookies. We are building a farmhouse and falling in love with cows.
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