Vanessa + Joe, Baby Announcement!

Vanessa reached out to me shortly after she found out she was pregnant wanting to do a little session to celebrate and announce the good news to their friends and family! I love doing baby announcement sessions because you can just feel the joy in these photos! Bringing your sonogram and some fun props like this baby balloon is such a fun way to tell the world your expecting. Vanessa and Joe are so down to earth and so happy together, it was a pleasure to give them these images!

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Ellis King, Lifestyle Newborn In Home Session, DFW, Texas

This session was booked as a fresh 48, we were supposed to do this session at the hospital the day after Ellis was born, we ended up doing a lifestyle newborn session the next week after Ellis needed a little extra attention the days after his birth. I am so happy that we ended up doing a lifestyle in home session! Ellis’ parents made up the cutest most colorful nursery i’ve seen yet! Not to mention their adorable pup that was so interested in the newest member of the family.

The cherry on top of this session was that they had a little crown for Ellis to wear, so perfect considering his last name is “king”! I love capturing the little hairs, fingers and toes, smiles and sleepy eye moments of newborns.

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The Mannon's, Sunset Maternity Session, Dallas, Texas

Jessica and Jason were so fun to hangout with! First of all she brought two of my favorite colored dresses, second they are good friends of previous clients which is always exciting for me, referrals mean the world to me! I really enjoyed hearing their story, how they met backpacking in another country and ended up falling in love and continuing their passion for travel and culture together.

Jessica and Jason have chosen to have their baby’s gender be a surprise which is always fun especially when it’s your first child! I loved hearing about how they decorated the nursery with souvenirs and photos that Jason has taken on all of their trips, especially from their favorite travel destination, Africa. I cant wait to see their family grow!

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Jackie + Johnathan, Boho Engagement Session, Texas

Johnathan proposed to Jacque on Christmas Eve at a viewing of the Phantom of the Opera and they waited until they could have a session with me to announce their engagement! I am SO honored to know these two and to get a glimpse into the amazing love that they share. Jacque’s style speaks to my heart and the way they look at each other melts my heart. Thankful for warm January days in Texas and these beautiful people.

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Sophia + Cody, Winter Engagement

If I know one thing- its that Sophia and Cody are soul mates. These two and their adorable pup, Luke, were such a joy to photograph! Cody proposed to Sophia in an airport because of the significance airports have held during their relationship and his time in the military. Engagement sessions always leave me feeling so happy to be a photographer because I get the chance to meet people and hear their love stories.

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The Swann Family, Christmas Tree Farm Family Session

The Swann family is celebrating their first year as a family of three this year and I was so honored to document this time in their life! Little Indie Rose is only a few months old and is clearly going to be one stylish girl! I love shooting at tree farms and am always down for some christmas cheer! The Flower Mound Tree Farm is my favorite because they leave cookies and hot chocolate out for their visitors :)

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Extended Family Holiday Session, Fort Worth, Texas


Most joyful family ever, hands down! Together for thanksgiving and wanted to gift their mom a session for the holidays, so sweet and I’m so glad I got to take these photos for them! 

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White Rock Lake, Dallas, Fall Maternity Session

Kellie is absolutely stunning in this lace maternity gown! I could not be more happy about the fact that the fall colors came out to play for a day in Dallas! I was born and raised in Iowa where the fall colors are boundless, this was the first time in the two years i’ve lived in Texas that i’ve been able to have actual fall colors in the background of a shoot. I love it!

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Sunrise Family Session, Fort Worth Texas

I do declare that Paxton is the happiest baby ever!! I can’t get enough of that smile in this session! Sunrise sessions are my favorite because i’m a morning person. I love how soft the light is coming up for the day. Sometimes families with small kids find mornings easier for photos because they are refreshed and ready to go for the day. I’m always up for them!

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The Raven- A Paige Wilken Photography Styled Shoot

I still remember the first time I read “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. I remember the picture it painted and I’ve dreamt of bringing it to life ever since. Poetry & Halloween, two of my favorite things. 

“But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered—not a feather then he fluttered—
Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends have flown before—
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said "Nevermore."

Model: Allie Tipps

Studio: The Dark Room Fort Worth

Fog Machine Operator: My amazing dad

Photographer + Concept Creator: Paige Wilken Photography

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