Announcing Couples Beach Mini Sessions at Beachtown in Galveston

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Grab you sweetheart and your sunglasses and meet me in Galveston for a mini session on the beach! These mini sessions are exclusively for couples. Whether your dating, engaged or about to celebrate your 17th anniversary, if you love the beach and need a photo update, these mini sessions are for you! I’ve never offered mini sessions before, so if you’ve ever been curious about having photos done with me, this is a great opportunity for us to connect!

We’ll be meeting at the beach access pavilion on Seaside Dr. in Beachtown on the east end of Galveston Island. You’ll receive directions for parking and shoot info at booking.


March 18-19

5-7pm (3 slots available each day)

25 minute session
12-15 high resolution digital files downloadable from an online sharing gallery
a free 5×7 print of your choice
some sweet moments with your love!


Book now by emailing Since we only have 6 slots, I expect them to fill up quick, so don’t wait to claim yours!

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Gifts from Abby, Katherine and The Signature Atelier

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A few weeks ago I shared that I made a HUGE investment in my business and signed up to attend The Signature Atelier, a destination photography workshop in Paris, France. I wrote all about how I didn’t think I’d be able to go because of cost, but that I couldn’t get it out of my mind and ultimately my husband had to help me pull the trigger. What I didn’t talk about was how nervous I was to even share that I was in need of some inspiration and guidance.

As a photographer, I have to constantly be inspired…the creativity in the “on” position at all times. My clients expect it and they should! As a business owner I have to constantly have my hands on multiple controls at once…managing multiple clients and vendors, posting to social media, responding to emails, editing, album designs, a newsletter, networking events and so on. Each is necessary and deserves time to be developed and fine tuned, but ultimately I have started to see that THE WAY in which I do some of these things has become a hinderance to my growth, both as an artist and a business owner. So I have to be willing to humble myself, admit some defeat, and ask for help.
destination wedding photography workshop in Paris FranceOne of the reasons I couldn’t get the workshop out of my head is because of the two wonderful women that will be hosting and teaching it. Abby and Katherine are a photographer and bridal fashion designer that constantly give and share their hearts, and with just under five months to go until we all meet in Paris, they are already gifting!

Last week I received a very unexpected delivery from Abby and Katherine. I opened the padded envelope to find a linen bag with a postcard, homework assignment and a French phrase book! It immediately got me so amped! Signing up was the first step to making this adventure happen, but this little package made it so real! I’ve already designated a notepad to work on my homework and made space in my purse for my phrasebook so I can study it while I’m out an about. It’ll be a great supplement to my Rosetta Stone.

Will you be in Paris in July, or do you know someone who will? Don’t miss this chance to book a session with me! Contact me via the “Reservations” page to schedule your session!
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2017 Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Award Winner!

Internationally published wedding photographer based in Houston2016 was Degrees North Images’ busiest year yet. When I look back on the year, I can’t believe how much was accomplished in just 12 short months! From doing an elopement styled photo shoot at Walt Disney World, to going viral from a post contribution to Popsugar, and getting published in a wedding magazine in Australia…2016 almost feels like a dream!

As if all these victories weren’t enough, I got an email last week from Two Bright Lights informing me that, for the third year in a row, Degrees North Images was a recipient of the Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Award Winner! The blogs and magazines that have shared our work add an extra level of joy to my job. Of course none of this would be possible without the droves of wedding professionals that contribute their time to our styled shoots or the vendors I work with while whisking my sweet, happy couples through their wedding days. I love sharing the results of the hard work of my couples and fellow creative business owners. My community of creatives grows exponentially each year and I have loved getting to know and work with so many talented and inspirational people.

I have some pretty big ideas in store for 2017 and one of those ideas has already been set in motion! I’m starting a newsletter! I’ll talk about this more in a few days, but if you’re a loyal reader and you just already know you want in, click here to get on the list!
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I’m Attending a Destination Photography Workshop! The Signature Atelier

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OH. MY. GOSH. OMG! OMG! OMG! I never in a million years would have thought that I would have the opportunity to go to a five day destination photography workshop in Paris…but it’s happening! This July I’ll travel to Paris, France (not Paris, Texas:)for The Signature Atelier. This is a workshop lovingly designed for female photographers by Abby Grace and Katherine Bignon. I am so over the moon excited I don’t even know where to begin.

I honestly did not think that I would be able to go. I have been looking for a photography workshop for over a year and everything I came across just didn’t seem to fit what I thought I needed. They were either too beginner, too focused on one subject, or in a location that I didn’t feel would really inspire or challenge me. Then this past December I saw the announcement for this workshop. I immediately signed up for the email updates. As Abby and Katherine released the itinerary over the course of the next few weeks I could feel my excitement bubbling up. I started making deals with myself…if I can go for $X I’ll talk to my husband about it. Then when the price was released and it was more than my $X amount I decided I couldn’t go. I’d have to wait and see if they do another one in 2018 and I would diligently save my dollars.
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But I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. It had bored into my head and I just couldn’t let it go!

As I’m sure you can guess, there was a lot more hemming and hawing over making this decision. I thought about it for several more days before I even brought it up to my husband, whose default setting is always “what’s the worst that could happen?” After further days of thought, goal reviewing and soul searching, I decided the universe was telling me something…because this wobbly, anxious excitement is the EXACT feeling I had before I took that job at Disney and again before I went into the Navy…both decisions that changed my life! I brought it up to my husband and he looked at the website. He thought it sounded perfect for me and suggested that if I was still unsure, I could ask another photographer that had previously attended one of Abby’s other workshops if it helped her business. The responses I got back from the photographers I emailed were all raves.

I was still feeling majorly guilty about taking so much of our money to spend in one five day span even though I knew it would be such a big help. It was giving me some major anxiety but my husband, being how he is, just told me to do it and that he had been to France so many times [in the Navy] he couldn’t keep track and it was time for me to catch up! LMAO!!!

So if you need me, July 9th-14th I’ll be sipping champagne and photographing the Eiffel Tower with Abby, Katherine and nine other lovely photographers! I may even stay in Paris a few extra days to enjoy the Bastille Day festivities and visit Disneyland Paris. If you are planning to be in Paris and are interested in booking a session, please email me at and we can start planning!

I cannot wait to go on this new adventure and I look forward to sharing all the lovely details!!!
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