Coyle | Maternity

Wow it's been a minute since I've had the time to blog! We all know life gets crazy. I wanted to feature this session not only because of the lovely photos but because of the lovely clients they are. This family has been with me from almost the beginning and they continue to choose to invest in photography. As their little family grows, I find myself thankful to get to capture a small glimpse of each chapter of their lives. Excited to photograph your new addition soon. It will be here before we know it!

Much love, Happy Trails

Happily Hixon

So much has changed since I first met Amy. For both of us. Throughout our stages of dating, engagement, marriage, and now motherhood, I have drawn closer to this woman. She is beautiful and has been blessed with a family just as beautiful. Thankful for her and Cody's example as husband and wife and now mom and dad. Though I have called Amy during many trials that parenting brings, the best advice she has ever given is "do the next thing". This simple phrase has gotten me through some dark times. I am not saying they have it all together... she wouldn't want me to say that. I am saying, it has been a saving grace to talk to someone in the same place of life, taking the same steps, and telling me I'm not alone in the mess. Thank you Hixon's. Love you so. 

The Lowery Family

Always a treat getting to photograph the Lowery's each year. They have a beautiful little family and every time, I walk away wanting to hang out more. Their son Leo has changed their lives in more ways than one. He has a very rare diagnosis with only 400 other cases known in the world. These two have handled it all with so much grace and strength. They have refused to let it keep them from involving Leo in everything normal to them, like roping and rodeo. I'd say Leo is in some pretty great hands to have parents like that. Be sure and check out his Momma's blog to learn more and follow their story. Thank you all for choosing Happy Trails to capture your family again this year! Much love to you Lowery's. 

"Oh let's be adventurers darling..."

Olivia and I met one summer in between college semesters, as camp counselors. We were both students at Oklahoma State at the time, who took off to Rogers Arkansas for a  summer of teaching children how to ride horses. I wasn't expecting to walk away from that summer with 2 new best friends that I continue to walk through life with. (I actually thought I was going there to find a husband...) God is good. He knew what I needed most. This girl has a beautiful, adventurous spirit. It seems she has found a man that shares that same quality. A man that nourishes that in her, rather than trying to box her in. I love that. I love these two. Thanks for coming to the ranch, and allowing me to be apart of your love story. Can't wait to stand beside you on your big day! 

Source: letsbeadventurersdarling

Rex + Lauren

I was super excited when Lauren contacted me about a session. For a few reasons! Lauren is that girl that is a natural beauty. She is someone that always seems at ease, making pregnancy look like a breeze! I had never met Rex until the day of the shoot but I can tell he loves Lauren to pieces. He was quick to pull her in tight and keep her close. So happy to capture this chapter for Lauren and Rex. Hopefully many more to come.... thanks for choosing Happy Trails Photography! 

Holy Cow Couture Spring Shoot 2017

I so enjoyed this experience of fashion photography and hope to do more! This shoot features beautiful custom bags from Holy Cow Couture, custom southwest jewelry from The Bordertown Co., and unique western shirts from Crazy Consuela. This was a two day shoot from Stillwater to Ft. Worth! Lots of miles and little sleep but so worth it.  If you were a model and do not see your photo please email me and I will provide a link to the entire gallery. Thank you to everyone that made this so much fun! To the models, I truly enjoyed working with you ladies! Much love to ya! 

*Information for each vendor at the end of the post.

Vendors:

Holy Cow Couture : @holycowcouture

Custom Jewelry: @thebordertownco

Custom Shirts: @crazyconsuela

Other boutiques featured, please email me with inquiries. 

Perzee | Party of Four

Another one of my favorite Stillwater families, the Perzee's. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to photograph them while they were still expecting, and now here we are doing a family session with TWO little ones! Aren't their kids gorgeous?? Ryan and Michelle make some beautiful babies. I think we can all agree to that. 

Thank you guys again, for choosing Happy Trails to capture your family. And thank you for bed to sleep in while in Stilly, as well as the ear and late night talk! We love you guys very much and cherish your friendship. I hope you find yourselves cherishing these photos for many years to come. 

Peachy Family | Thomas OK

We love this family so much. Becky and I met in college, were in each other's weddings, and have watched our families grow. She is my go-to of all things motherhood. I even call her before I call the doctor, haha. One of her sisters contacted me about a session, and what a joy it was to help spoil them for her! This crew totally deserves it all.

Love you guys! Enjoy your highlights from our time together :) 

Colte+Erika | Grayslake, IL

Colte and I are family. And as long as I have known Colte, he has been doing all he can to chase his big dreams. From a small town in Oklahoma, this guy sure hasn't let anything hold him back. And all the while, along his adventures, he has met some amazing people. Lots of those people made it to the wedding and were so fun to meet and get to know. Of course the most important person he has met along the way is his life of the party, northern strong, totally sarcastic, now wife, Mrs. Erika. She is a perfect fit. I see so much in her, that reminds me of other important women in Colte's life. I can totally see why she caught his eye from day one. 

I cannot wait to see where these two go. It was a joy capturing the beginning of your story Colte+Erika. We truly thank you, for trusting us to capture such a significant time in your lives. And obviously, for selfish reasons, I wish you both lived closer so it didn't have to pause there for now! Love you both. 

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Garrison&Family | Haskell, OK

As always I cannot thank this family enough for their continued business over the past couple of years. It truly has meant so much being able to help capture your growing family Lindsey&Wilson! And I always enjoy the rest of the crew, especially that adorable niece and nephew of yours. Congratulations on your newest member, Alton. I hope you find yourselves enjoying these photos for many years! Much love friends.

Whisenant Family

The Whisenant's are truly a family with open arms. Steve and I have always felt like we could barge in on them anytime, without invitation. People always invite you to things, but you don't always feel like you can take them up on it. Not with this crew. Thank you guys so much for using Happy Trails Photography to capture your TRUE, natural family beauty! We both enjoyed working with you! Enjoy your photos friends!

Durant Magnolia Market

Such a privilege to be apart of this promotional event for our local Durant Magnolia Farmer's Market. This wasn't my first time at the market. But this time I got to work close with each vendor and get to know them all a little bit more. You can tell every vendor there, loves what they do. And there is no feeling like knowing you are supporting not only your local businesses, but truly happy people as well! The Magnolia Market will be continuing through the fall season. Each vendor is geared up and anticipating a great season... so do not miss it! 

{A detailed vendor list at the end of this post}

\\To inquire about images, please email saramarie@happytrailsphotography.com//

Vendors (listed in order of images):

Homestead Fresh, TJ & Meg Ammons // www.buyhomesteadfresh.com

Old Oak Organics, Ellie Wittiger 

Salitas Paletas

Hickory Hill Honey, Dawn & Randy Fowler

Bob's Bees, Bob & Leah

Country Junction BBQ, Jeremy & Katie // www.countryjunctionbbq.com

Wesson Farms, JR Wesson // www.wessonfarms.com 

Models/Styling: Pink Door Boutique // @pinkdoorboutique