Saturday, December 29, 2018

Never Give up

Jennifer Roberts has been married to the love of her life for 6 years, She first met her prince charming  while attending NCTC working toward her associates degree in their nursing program.  A few major health set backs and the death of her grandfather didn't make her give up on her dreams.  Heartbroken and battling illness she decided it was time for a change.

In December of 2015 she decided "I'm stepping up my game" and went for a tour of West Coast University in Dallas.  Finances were tough but with the support of her family she made her dream a reality  "I seriously could never thank them enough" she says.

Jennifer put her barrel racing on the back burner while furthering her professional career.  She bred her mare while attending college and now has two horses, truck and trailer and plans to start hauling again after passing her boards.  

She is the proud mother of three amazing children, like all mom's, she says "They keep me hopping".  Along with all of that, if that's not enough, she also runs a quail business, she raises them to sell and to provide meat for her family

Her and her husband are avid outdoors people, they love to fish and kayak; she will tell you "Don't give up on your dreams"  There are no obstacles too tall or too wide, she fought through depression, wanting to quit, lashing out at the people closest to her but that never stopped her.

God is faithful, he never waivers and neither do the people that truly love you.

Don't give up on your Dreams!  Chase them and Chase them with all your strength

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Benefit Barrel Races

On December 15, 2018 I had the pleasure of photographing the first Toys for Tots barrel race in Mineral Wells for Trudy Holloway.  I asked how this race came about because I felt it was such a great benefit people needed to hear about it.

She tells me that a friend approached her saying there wasn't a benefit for Toys for Tots in their area so they checked with Lucky B Arena in Mineral Wells Texas to see if the date was open to plan a race.

Luck would happen that the date was open and Colby Oliver, the arena manager, made sure nothing was booked on that day so the First Annual Toys for Tots could be held at their location.  Races like this cannot be held with just a few volunteers, Trudy enlisted her mother Alice Holloways help to run the books to make sure she could concentrate on other things happening that day.  Bryson Bazzell was running the back gate to make sure everyone was ready and in on time, Brylynn Bazzell was assigned the important task of working the toy donations

So many great volunteers stepped up to help, Trey Bazzell, his kids, and James Daniel to name a few.  The first race was a huge success with added money, gift certificates as gifts and 72 runners came out in full force, donating gifts to help those less fortunate.  Three Large boxes and 9 gift cards were taken to the donation location of Farmers Insurance in Mineral Wells.  Trudy would love to appreciate the amazing sponsors of this great benefit race.
N Rock Solutions, Inc
Rokus Welding
Scott Fenner Custom Trim & Remodel
Tarq'd Diesel
G's Gas & Grocery
Rocking Star Performance Horses
All State Plywood & Lumber

Stay tuned for another race next year and don't forget every unwrapped toy can make a difference 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Kylee Scribner Senior 2019

When we started to talk about this senior session, Texas was warm, green, perfect weather,  Fast forward a month and we have no leaves on the trees, wet weather and 40 degree temperatures in North Central Texas.  That didn't stop Senior Kylee Scribner from taking off her socks and shoes and going barefoot this entire cold day.

Kylee, senior rep for Jo H Photography, is one of those outstanding young ladies that works so hard on anything that she sets her mind too.
Kylee no longer competes in high school sports such as basketball and softball, she focuses her attentions to her favorite sport of Rodeo.  She is a member of the Azle Rodeo Team and plans to attend Tarleton University to receive her masters in Business and Marketing as well as participate on the Rodeo Team.

Her hobbies are attending youth groups on Wednesday nights and riding horses.  She will graduate High School with 50 college credits and a 102.45 GPHA and is ranked int he top 3% of her class.

Its been my honor to know this young lady and have her represent Jo H Photography to book your session
Professional Hair and Makeup- Madd Glam

Monday, December 3, 2018

Madison Senior 2019

Madison is just like so many young ladies in the North Central Texas area, she's busy with rodeo, barrel racing, and numerous other activities.  I had the pleasure of capturing her senior 2019 photos the past few weeks and I can't believe she's already grown and about to finish high school

She's a competitive barrel racer in our area and along with this amazing sport she also competes in pole bending and in High school sports she plays basketball.  When she's not busy riding and competing in sports she helps her parents out at their restaurant New York Sub-Way.  What little time she has left over she enjoys hanging out with friends and spending time with Peanut her dog.

Madison plans to go into the medical field and study animal science.  She also is a volunteer in the community through the National Honor Society.

It's been my pleasure to capture her memories for her parents along with barrel racing action photos the past few years. to book your session
Professional Hair and Makeup :  MaddGlam (find them on facebook)
Photography Assistant:  Tana Butts