Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shimer's X 2's not a small world. Ellen Shimer is the sister of Andy, the dad from my other Shimer shoot! Ellen sent me an email shortly after I posted the sneak peek of her brother's pictures. The short version, 'I'm a mom of a 19 year old daughter with significant wanna take on the challenge?' In other words, she's a mom who wants pictures of the special bond she shares with her daughter. What mother doesn't?! So...heck yeah I'll take on your challenge! Caitlyn and Ellen made the loooong trek from Houston and met me at the Fort Worth Zoo. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous! I desperately wanted every aspect to turn out perfect. It was a perfect day and the perfect setting.

Ellen and Caitlyn- Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to document the special bond and love you have for one another! I know it was a special day for you, but it was for me as well. The pictures are some of my favorites to date. The way you melt into one's endearing :) I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!


  1. Beautiful - Ellen must be thrilled with the moments caught with the camera!

  2. DJ said it...I am thrilled with the photos! What a blessing to have some permanent memories captured by an amazing photographer. Hayley, we are so appreciative of your time and talent! There are no limits to your future in photography! From a humble mom in Humble Texas and her special girl...Thank you!