The Journal

Tales of motherhood, business ownership, and family. 








The holiday seasons are full of traditions. Whether old or new, traditions shape our families, and become things we pass down from generation to generation! For some of us, it’s Christmas cookies (with Grandma’s favorite recipe, of course!), or driving around and seeing lights. Some of my clients have turned family photos or mini sessions […]

Family, Mini Sessions

November 27, 2023

Making Photos Part of Your Family Traditions

Family is like a tapestry, intricately woven with threads of individual personalities, shared experiences, and unique interests. That’s just one of the reasons why I love my job; meeting every family brings a new experience and I never get bored! The Spruill family, calling the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth area home, serves as a delightful example […]

Children, Family

November 20, 2023

Spruiell Family Session | Dallas and Fort Worth Photographer

As the holiday season descends upon us, there’s no better way to embrace the festive spirit than by driving through the dazzling world of Christmas lights. Dallas/Fort Worth, a region known for its vibrant culture, doesn’t disappoint when it comes to transforming its streets and neighborhoods into winter wonderlands. Here’s your guide to the best […]


November 13, 2023

Family Christmas Light Viewing

In today’s fast-paced digital age, where memories can be fleeting and communication often occurs through screens, the tradition of family photos and holiday cards remains a fun tradition. I still love hanging all those cards on my fridge! The act of gathering your loved ones to capture precious moments and then sharing those memories with […]

Children, Family

November 7, 2023

Holiday Cards and Family Portraits

You may have heard the term “golden hour”, and wondered what it meant.  The “golden hour” refers to the period of time shortly before sunset when the sun is low in the sky, creating soft, warm, and flattering lighting conditions. This time of day is popular for family photos (as well as many other types […]

Ask Paula, Family, Maternity

August 22, 2023

What’s So Special About Golden Hour?