Chris and Maureen are married! These two were such a pleasure to work with and I am so happy for them.  I met Maureen at Sarah and Jacob’s wedding about 2 years ago (Maureen and Sarah are best cousins!)  The day started off amazing at The Magnolia Hotel, right down the street from the Greenville Ave St. Patty’s Day Parade!  There was a sea of green heading to The Filter Building for their ceremony and reception.   The forecast wasn’t working with us so  the ceremony was moved under the tent – good call Chris and Maureen – it started raining right in the middle of the ceremony.  It quickly stopped in time for us to do all their formals outside and it was perfect (even with the wind)! 🙂

I am so happy for you both and I wish you all the best of luck in the future!  Congrats to the Mr. and Mrs.

Check out the team!

photographer | melissa shook photography      second shooter | ariana ruehle     ceremony & reception  | the filter building     wedding coordinator | jo

brides & bridesmaid dresses |  maggie soterro     hair & makeup | zeni valentine     florals | jo tiller     cakes | steins bakery

videographer |          dj |  michael blake

The Filter Building on White Rock Lake | Chris & Maureen

Well this was a little surprise.  I had a senior session scheduled but the rain and clouds were not going to work with what we wanted.   I had ordered this beautiful floral crown for her session and I just couldn’t let it go to waste so before the rain hit I took my daughter Harper out by our house and had her model it for me.  Teresa and Henry with Fresh Florals and Gatherings did such a wonderful job on this.   The colors make me so ready for spring!  Now I cannot wait for Jordan’s session this week as we try again!

Midlothian Portrait Session | Harper


Who says you have to be a high school senior or have a special occasion to have your picture taken?  Well other than Miss Bella getting braces on soon.  🙂  This pretty gal was so much fun to hang out with in Downtown Midlothian for her session.  Such high spirits, loving and super cute!   Thanks for choosing MSP!!!  Enjoy some of my favorites.


Downtown Midlothian | Bella


I’m am super excited about this announcement, guys! WE’RE HIRING!!

Looking for an organized, energetic self-starter to second shoot weddings with myself and Ariana and an assistant to help Melissa and tag along during weddings with the opportunity to turn into a second shooter as well.  If you would like to join a small team and learn a bit more about the wedding and/or photography industry, I would love to interview you!  Some photography experience is required and you must own your own CANON equipment, yes I said Canon.  I am so sorry Nikon users (no hard feelings).

Application Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017.  Ready to apply? Click here.

I’ve had a number of second shooters over the years, and have learned so much about what I most need, as well as providing a great learning experience for someone interested in the wedding business.  I will be accepting applications through Friday, Feb 24, will interview top applicants within the following week, and I hope to hire someone as soon as possible!

I’m excited about the possibilities that these two position holds, and can’t wait to see who ends up joining our team!!

Here is what I’m looking for:

  • A commitment to working 10-20 weddings per year with the potential for more during busy seasons.
  • A passion for photography, weddings, and organization.
  • A great work ethic, a desire to learn, and a responsible person who can problem solve independently.
  • Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and contribute as a team member
  • Basic knowledge of your camera, shooting RAW and full manual is preferred.

For more info on what a second shooter is please READ HERE.

NOTE: The second shooter is a paid position depending upon experience.  The assistant is a non-paid, non-shooting position and would be concidered an intern with the possibility of working up into a paid shooting position.

Sound like you? Please fill out THIS FORM. Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions. Please do not email your application to us or email us to confirm receipt. We will be in touch with applicants who we think might be a good fit!


I love themed first birthdays sessions especially when it’s a camping one!  This little guy just turned one this week and I am so delighted to share some of my favorite images from their shoot.  Kristin is a dear friend and is the hair and makeup artist who makes all my senior girls look fabulous!  Happy 1st Birthday little dub!!!

Cedar Hill State Park Family Session | The Nastoupil Family

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