Category Archives: Photography

Hudson

Hudson is a 2024 Senior at McKinney Boyd. He is a two sport athlete, playing both basketball and baseball for the Broncos. The highlight of his high school years have been reaching the playoffs in both sports.

Hudson has unbelievable blue eyes that absolutely shine in his photos. He is very tall and you might be surprised to know that he wears a size 16 shoe!

We love photographing Hudson and have no doubt that his future is very bright.

Daylin

Sometimes during a photo session we realize that the subject is truly “PHOTOGENIC.” Daylin was a complete natural in front of the camera and could pull off both fun and dramatic looks. Take a look at some of my favorites! There are so MANY more amazing pics of her – too many to share! A good portion of these were taken at our home studio in McKinney, TX in the month of June.

This is Us

Every year around Christmas, we do family portraits to put on our cards. This was a weird year and we waited too long to get our grown kids together, so we did our own thing and had a blast doing it.

We fretted about what to do. It was Tana’s spur of the moment idea to capture our love of golf and photography by doing a nostalgic golf session. Believe it or not, we already had the clothes in our closet to pull this off. We went across the street to the Stonebridge Golf Course at 8:00 AM to pull this off. No one was with us. Armed with a self timer and awareness of what we wanted the results to look like, we embarked upon taking these photos. We had so much fun together and loved the results. Not only did we do our Christmas cards with these photos, we printed a cool portrait and collage for our home so we can enjoy them year round. Here’s to 2023 and teeing up lots more joy! Kurt & Tana

Karsen, Senior 2022

Personality +++++ describes Karsen perfectly! I asked her to tell me about her style and she said, “New York high fashion.” I love it!

Her goal after high school is to become a “Big Hollywood actress.” I can envision it easily. She is charming, kind and ambitious. It was a blast photographing her and seeing the many looks she has.

Her inspirations are Marilyn Monroe, Margot Robbie and Judy Garland. Her favorite movie is “Starwars Empire Strikes Back.” I can see her starring in this type of movie!

Karsen enjoys hanging out with her friends, shopping and riding the jet ski at the lake.

Her sweet side!

We hope your dreams come true!!!!

Nicole, Senior 2021

Nicole was one of the first of the Class of 2021 that we photographed this year. If the experience for both her and us is any indication of what’s in store for the year, things are going to be absolutely amazing. Nicole seems like an “old soul” with an outgoing, compassionate and tenacious spirit. She was absolutely a delight to work with and we are in love with her casual, beautiful results. Check out a few pics from her session…..

Nicole’s future plans are to attend college, obtain a Master’s in athletic training and Doctorate in physical therapy. Her ultimate goal is to become a trainer/physical therapist in the NFL.

It hasn’t been easy going into a senior year with a pandemic and uncertainty everywhere but Nicole says that the whole experience has “Taught me to look at the positives in a bad situation.”

Good Luck Nicole. You make the future seem as though we are all in good hands!

Senior Model 2020 – Haley

Haley certainly lights up the camera! She is a beautiful, mature girl who is passionate, caring and kind. More than anyone else in the world, she is inspired by her parents because they are “great people!” Her parents have raised an awesome young women with a bright future ahead. She is undecided on her career path but has chosen to attend The University of Oklahoma next fall. She is going to love cheering on the Sooners and settling into her new life in Norman.

Haley’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her friends and family AND her fur babies which include her lab Boomer, and chihuahua Emma. She also has two rag doll cats named Max and Juliet. Haley also has a job at a local restaurant AND is president of the student council at school.

A bible verse that Haley loves is “Let all you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

We loved photographing and getting to know Haley……Boomer Sooner!

Senior Model 2020 – Kierstin

I’ve been photographing Kierstin and her sisters for a VERY long time. It has been fun watching them grow into beautiful young women. She is the FIRST of the girls to be a senior and is certainly setting the bar high!

Kierstin has two dogs named Baylor and Raider. The names come from her parents’ alma maters – Baylor (Dad) and Texas Tech (Mom). Maybe one day she will have a dog of her own and name it “Cowboy” because her future plans are to attend either Texas Tech or Oklahoma State and major in public relations/marketing/advertising.

“Start each day with a grateful heart.” Those words inspire Kierstin.

Kierstin is a ray of sunshine and she loves murals so the pic above is so PERFECT! She also loves music by Harry Styles and working at Bahama Bucks where she is a shift lead.

Good Luck Kierstin!

Meagan – Senior Model 2020

WOW! Meagan is a multi-talented, sweet and beautiful young woman. She was tons of fun to photograph and her pics are truly special!

Meagan is not only a gorgeous, brown-eyed stunner, she is funny and athletic! She was a regional finalist in track and a high school cheerleader. In addition, she loves to sing and play the guitar. Her favorite musical artist is Kacey Musgraves.

Meagan’s future looks bright as her plans include studying food science/communications at Baylor University. She leans on this verse to guide the way: “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Senior Model – Hannah

Meet HANNAH, Senior Class of 2020 at McKinney Christian Academy. Her favorite high school tradition was the mum and garter exchange and homecoming game. A fun high school memory was watching “The Great Gatsby” in English class.

Hannah spends LOTS of her time at the gym training for gymnastics. It is rare to see someone stick with a sport that demands so much time and effort as gymnastics through high school! AWESOME

Hannah is truly one of the sweetest, most down to earth seniors that I have had the pleasure of photographing. She is the last graduate of a long line of beautiful sisters. I know her family is proud of the wonderful person she is!

Senior Model 2020 – Alaia

Alaia’s name is perfect for her because she is truly a one of kind girl. She describes her style as “grungy, retro” and she seems to be a person that doesn’t really care what others are doing – she has her own idea of what she likes and formulates her own opinions and tastes. It’s really fun to photograph someone like Alaia who is confident and has an interesting, artsy side.

Her friends would describe her as “dedicated, ambitious, and passionate.” Having those qualities = a recipe for success! Someday she would like to have her undergrad degree in English and go on to become a corporate lawyer. PERFECT! Teens like Alaia are our future. Doesn’t that make you feel like we are in good hands?

Some of Alaia’s favs include The Beatles – (musical artist) and Baby Driver (movie). Her favorite ways to spend free time are listening to music, reading and writing.

This beautiful soul is ultra photogenic as you see!! Here’s a sampling of some of her senior pics……