Senior Portraits for Will – Taylor High School — Katy Houston Photographer

Congratulations to Will on his grand exit from High School.

 I first met Will when he was in junior high school, and let me tell you, he started earning my respect from the get-go.  He ALWAYS the handshake, the smile, and the , “nice to meet you,” mastered.

Will’s a smiley, friendly, yes-ma’am kind of guy, and I could always count on him to flash me a great big smile, whether it came from behind a tuba on the marching field, during Homecoming Court Introduction,  during Senior Recognition Hat Night, or  on stage modeling a fine Texas-Style tuxedo during the school’s Spring Fashion Extravaganza.


  Will genuinely seems to enjoy life; and everyone who knows him has something great to say about him.

During his high school years, he has been a great leader in the Taylor High School  Band, and he’s participated actively in the “Best Buddies” program where he partners up as a friend and mentor for a student with special needs. As I mentioned above, Will was elected to  the Homecoming Court last fall, and THEN —  he was also voted “Mr. Congeniality” at another event this spring. WHO KNOWS what else he’s done?  I’ll bet the list is  much longer.

But he is still humble — and oh that smile! BOOM! SWOON!


 Now that graduation is completed, Will is enlisting  to serve  in the US Coast Guard.

I don’t know about you, but I LOVED the movie, “The Guardian.”   Yes, it’s become an old movie, but I’m no spring chicken myself.   I hope things aren’t quite as dramatic for him as they were for Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner,  but it does make me feel a little bit better that we have young men like Will  (and Ashton and Kevin) looking out for the rest of us.

 Congratulations on your graduation, Will.  May the angels watch over you and bless you and keep you safe in everything you do.  You ARE a gift to everone who knows you.

PS — PLEASE keep smiling! 8F9A9185 IMG_9719

Ilyssa’s Senior Portraits – Taylor  Class of 2014 – Katy Houston Photographer

Ilyssa’s Senior Portraits – Taylor Class of 2014 – Katy Houston Photographer





The ADORABLE Ilyssa is now officially a Taylor High School Graduate, and I’m thrilled share a few images from her senior portrait session.

You’re gonna absolutely fall in LOVE with this sweet, casual, and very laid back girl.


Personally,  I think she was born for the camera.  She stepped right into the lights and immediately took posing direction like a pro.

We completed her entire session with several outfits  right here at the studio where we offer a quiet and private place to change outfits between scenarios as well as an ever-changing variety of  exclusive custom-designed background sets

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In just a few short weeks, Ilyssa will head to Austin for Rush and then for classes at The University of Texas at Austin — my own Alma Mater.

Since I tend to think of my seniors as my own kids, I couldn’t be prouder of her choice!   Hook ’em Horns!

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Cayla – Taylor High School Class of 2014 – Katy Houston Senior Portrait Photographer

Pretty Fun, that’s how I’d describe Cayla’s senior portrait session.


 There’s no doubt that Cayla is drop-dead gorgeous, but she was also so much fun to work with as we laughed and played our way through a recent afternoon.

8F9A0691How I wish I could be all chit-chatty about this lovely girl, but I’m so far behind on my blogging right now that I’m just proud to be sharing her photographs.

A picture really is worth a thousand words, so I’ll just let them speak for themselves.

Scroll right down …

slowly because you won’t want to miss a thing.


In only a few short weeks Cayla will head out of town to start her college experience at Texas State…


but in the meantime, I know that she will be creating smiles and memories for her family at home and on vacation … wherever she goes!


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CONGRATULATIONS on your graduation from Taylor High School, Cayla.  I know that college will bring you a great experience.8F9A1060


Enjoy — and soak up every joyful moment and every new opportunity.  You’ve got this!

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