Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Did you know September was Ovarian Cancer Awareness month? I didn't, until recently. Earlier this month I had the honor of photographing a great group of Houston bloggers for Judy's Mission. Since then, I have been trying to educate myself on Ovarian Cancer, a topic that should be important to all women. 

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"According to the National Cancer Institute, roughly 21,290 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 2015—yet 14,180 women will also die. The five-year survival rate for the disease is just 45.6 percent, compared to breast cancer's roughly 90 percent. Often, since early-stage symptoms of the cancer are very mild, we don't catch ovarian cancer until it's too late. In 61 percent of cases diagnosed, the cancer has metastasized, which reduces five-year survival rates to just 27.4 percent."

The paragraph above was a startling realization. Learning that there is currently no early detection for ovarian cancer has also been eye opening. These two articles are great, full of important digestible information, and I definitely recommend you take the time to read them. 

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Thankfully organizations like Judy's Mission are working hard to raise awareness and doing what they can to help in aiding those who can create a test for early detection .

I rarely make an appearance on my blog (especially when I've been at an early morning shoot with little to no makeup) but I was more than happy to join in, in the effort to spread awareness for this cause! Thanks for reading, now head over to Judy's Mission to learn more and get Megan's book for a heart warming and hilarious first hand account from a Ovarian Cancer survivor. 

The Sinclair Family - Houston Portrait Photography

Isn't this family of six gorgeous?! They were also such a pleasure to photograph, total experts with killer smiles. Jackpot!

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It's incredibly hard for me to describe what an honor it is to be invited into someone's home to capture their precious memories. It's an amazing job that just doesn't feel like a job when I get to hangout with so many fun, loving families. The Sinclair's are definitely the epitome on of that! 

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Jyoti

I recently had the pleasure of working on a fun collaboration with Jyoti of What Jo Craves and Kristen of Kristen Eide Photography. We headed up to the Lampasas Ridge Lavender Farm, hung out by a campfire, explored, and got some fun shots! 

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I'm so excited to share some of my shots from the shoot. Jo is a great model and it's always a pleasure to shoot alongside Kristen.  It has also been really fun to see how each of us interpreted our little adventure! It was also amazing to head up to Hill Country and explore a lavender farm in Texas! Who knew Texas had lavender farms, I'll have to share more shots of Lampasas Ridge Lavender Farm soon. For now check out my favorites of Jyoti. 

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You can check out more of Jo here and more of Kristen here

Sahar

Photography has lead me to meet so many great people. Sahar being one of them, she has such a lovely presence and an amazing spirit. 

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She is an author, yogi, life coach, and motivational speaker.  Her book, Find Your Voice, details her incredible journey and is part memoir, part reflective guide, with tools for readers embrace their authentic voice. Yoga played/ plays a huge part in her journey and she reached out to me to have that captured.

Yoga Photography Houston Rocio Carlon Studios

Sahar is a multi talented women with an amazing story and it was such a pleasure shot her yoga portraits. 

Boeke Family - Houston Portrait Photographer

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing the Boeke family in their beautiful home. Here's a little sneak peek  of their session! 

Lifestyle Photography Houston Family Portraits

They are such a lovely family and I was so excited to take their portraits. Aren't they all such stunners?! They're oldest daughter was in town for only a week before she needed to head back to Oklahoma where she is attending Oklahoma State University and I am so glad we were able to squeeze in a session. If you're all in Houston, then you know the rain has been crazy this spring, so they luckily had a beautiful pergola that kept us safe from the drizzle and the clouds provided one giant soft box for beautiful lighting! Those two things equalled a great session!