~secrest maternity~

I love maternity sessions because soon there will be a baby to hold and love on…..and take pictures of!  Emily and Kyle have been praying for baby Kade for quite a while now….I am so excited that they are going to get to meet him really soon!  Emily grew up across the street from my grandmother, and she is precious to our family!  Kyle and Em both went to preschool at Central where my mom taught for 26 years.  So fun to see these precious people become parents!!



Emily’s mom Jo Marie is so precious to our family!  She was like my mom’s sister and is another daughter to Meme!  We love you, Jo!!








~land wedding~

Amazing!  What a blessing to see these beautiful brides and grooms begin their journey!  Rachel is another one of the precious “kids” God placed in my path in Paris.  This girl and her family are  simply awesome… so full of joy and laughter!  When I met Eric at the engagement session, I knew this wedding was going to be a blast!  I wasn’t disappointed!!  The whole day was so exciting and beautifully done!!  She and Eric are perfect together, and I am so honored to be a part of their gorgeous day!!!

Eric and Rachel,  You are both precious to me!  Thank you so much for letting me join the fun!  I loved every moment of it!


This wedding was brought to you by:

The Arbor – Ceremony and Reception Location

Prairie Sage Events -Flowers

Pretty Little Planners – Event Design and Coordination

Stanley’s BBQ – Catering

Cake by Erin Kelly with Nelda Cakes – Bride and Groom Cake

DJ Chris Suttle

Rachel and Eric {Love Story} - September 29, 2013 - 6:36 pm

[…] Photography by: Mandy Nabors Photography […]

Angela Webb - September 29, 2013 - 6:44 pm

Mandy – amazing job at capturing this beautiful couple and wedding! The pictures are awesome! It was a pleasure working with you.

Melanie Gordon - September 29, 2013 - 7:12 pm

What a beautiful wedding and super adorable couple! They will treasure their photos forever!

Debbie Baker - September 29, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Rachel – your wedding pics are beautiful!!! Love ya Deb

~sweet 16!~

I love when I get to do a session with friends!  These four girls were so much fun!!!  Rebecca turned 16, and her birthday wish was to have a photo shoot with me!!!  SO fun!!  We got up early, met at Old Alton Bridge and played!  As always, it is an honor to be asked to capture fun times like this!






Happy Birthday!  Thank you for letting me hang out with you and your amazing friends!!!


Hannah Cheek - October 23, 2013 - 4:51 pm

My sister and her friends are so pretty!! These are fabulous!! 🙂

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