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I’m Shae, owner and operator of Wildflower Blooms Photography. I live in Amarillo, TX, but was born and raised in Farmington, NM. I am the mother to a beautiful baby girl and two furbabies named Bella & Moe. I’ve been with the love of my life for nearly 15 years. I love coffee, music, books, travel, and superheroes. Besides my focus behind the lens, I’m also an avid painter, writer, crafter, and I never turn down a Harry Potter marathon.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
Wildflower Blooms Photography began humbly, amongst a long line of sleepless nights and countless, desperate prayers for rest while nursing my newborn daughter at all hours of the night. Although my womb had been barren for many years, and the hope that I’d ever have a child of my own was slim to none. My body, my spirit, both broken– I lost hope as many women do. But there she was, cradled in my arms, my miracle–my wildflower that bloomed.
When I first found out I was pregnant back in 2015, my lifelong obsession with wildflowers had come to life; much like those tiny, beautiful blooms that flourish in the most difficult of circumstances, without water in the hot desert, or above the tree line in those Great Big Colorado Rockies, I had a miracle of my own growing out of barreness. My growing babe quickly became my “wildflower” an inspiration that continued to give me hope as my pregnancy became more difficult with a long list of complications.
After my daughter was born, I quickly filled up the space on my phone with pictures of her every move- her first smile, all the adorable outfits, every outfit actually- there was much to document in all those brief, fragile moments. My husband teased me about my need to photograph all the things, but from that a dream was born.
In late 2016, in the middle of one of those harrowing all-nighters with a teething baby girl, my dream to pursue photography came to fruition as the name wildflower blooms had most recently been introduced through my blog detailing my pregnancy journey. It was then I decided to make the huge leap! My business bloomed organically many thanks to a long list of supporters. Never did I imagine my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature would become the perfect background for telling stories through a lens.
Today, I take great care to highlight the real– the beautiful truths– of love, family, and life as we know it. As a wildflower does with an inexplicable ease and grace, as sure as the sun may shine, I hope to inspire those around me to Bloom Wherever You Are, no matter your circumstances. Not everything is flowers and sunshine, but there is beauty to be found. Through my photography, I aim to offer this view to all of my clients as I capture their unique beauty, whatever stage in life they might be, by pressing pause on the moment before it has passed, all the while encouraging hope, love, and faith–even if it’s only the size of a mustard seed. I would love the opportunity to show you what that looks like through your very own session.
Lifestyle Photography • Storytelling • Family • Babies • Children • Maternity • Portraiture • Wedding and Engagements • Events • Commercial