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Happy Independence Day!


It’s always weird when national holidays fall in the middle of the week, especially days like the 4th of July. Most people, including Cent, will be back to work tomorrow and Friday. I think more Americans should celebrate holidays the way the French do. When a national holiday falls on a Thursday, they give you Friday off too. But I guess that’s just me.

I hope you have a great 4th of July, full of food, family, friends, and fireworks! I’m thankful to be in a country where I have the freedom to do what I love, and thankful to all those who fight to maintain our freedom.

Just a little sneak peek at a little 4th of July inspired shoot coming up soon!


Ten Reasons I love my job


I’ll be honest. I didn’t used to love my job. In fact, it was my unhappiness at my previous job that prompted me to start my own photography business.

Now I can honestly say I love my job. Without hesitation.

10 Reasons I love my job

1. I get to work everywhere and anywhere, whether it’s from home, on location while photographing, or from a coffee shop. Or you know, France or something.

2. I am not a morning person, and my job allows me to set my own hours. While I do get myself out of bed by 8:00am most weekdays, I love that I don’t have to sit in traffic to get to the office.

3. I love being able to take a day (or several) off to attend to family, friends, or other events…like vacation!

4. I can work in my pajamas if I choose. Or, most often in yoga pants and a tank top. That’s my kind of business casual.

5. Getting to know my clients and building the relationship with them over the course of time leading up to their wedding day. I love being able to be much more than just another “vendor”. My clients invest with me, and I love investing in them.

6. I love being able to create photographs that people will cherish forever. I get to play a small role in recording memories. I know that my work is meaningful.

7. I get to share my craft through volunteering, photographing events for my church.

8. I get to photograph people in love. I get to photograph pretty things. I get to hang out with people who are happy. I get to work with people who are excited about marriage!

9. I believe whole-heartedly in marriage and I love that I get to play a part in two people becoming one, committing to each other for life. Getting to witness a marriage is an absolute honor!

10. I get to do what I love, I get to blaze my own trail, and can honestly say I love my job!

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Why do you love your job?



Maple Manor Wedding: Samantha & Jon


She said she would marry him.

Samantha had seen Jon across the room, working as a personal trainer, and she knew. She told her friend Amy, “I’m going to marry him.” And Sam was right.

Samantha and Jon were married at the Maple Manor Hotel in Dallas. Surrounded by family and friends, they tied the knot in the courtyard, and in addition to exchanging rings, they also exchanged vows that they placed in a box which they will open next year on their first anniversary. And to say that their reception was a mere party, would be an understatement. Their reception was fun and full of dancing!

Sam and Jon, thank you so much for entrusting your wedding day to me. I had a blast!

This photo of Sam & Jon characterizes their wedding day:  fun, laughter, and a PARTY!

Jon’s nephew stole the limelight with his dance moves.

Sam and Jon exited to a vintage 1949 Rolls Royce.

Vendor Team
Planning: After Yes
Floral: Branching Out Events
Lighting & Drape: Astounding Sounds
DJ: Uptown Sound
Cake: Panini Bakery
Photography: Catie Ronquillo Photography

Thanks to my awesome second shooter, Amy!


Self Portrait: March


So it’s almost the end of March. When did that happen?!

My friend Karyn, who photographs babies, kids, and families, took this photo of me when we got together earlier this month to play with some lighting. I went over to her house, set up a background and a strobe and had some fun. I had some ideas for creating images with a certain editorial feeling to them…like what you see in a magazine. Some test shots of our model Ashley coming to the blog soon.

As a photographer, it’s super fun to exercise your creative brain and play around…even if you have no idea what you’re doing. Practice, practice, practice!

Happy Wednesday!


Feature: Something Turquoise


Last Spring I photographed one of my favorite styled shoots to date, and yesterday it was featured! Many thanks to Jen, editor of Something Turquoise for the feature!

Be sure to check it out on Something Turquoise and my full recap for this Southern Vintage Tea Party Shoot.

Happy Tuesday!

Thanks again to an amazing team of vendors:

Couture Events by Lottie
Southern Fried Paper
Red Sole Events
Rent My Dust
Colleen’s Cakes
Hair and Makeup by Angie Williams

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