Hello! My name is Missy and I am a family, child, and senior portrait photographer residing in Flower Mound, Texas. The foundation of who I am is my family. Most days you will find me laughing at Mr. Mayo (my charming better half), playing cars/trucks/trains/insert-wheeled-vehicle-here with our son Beckett, and kissing the toes of our newest little love Reese. Fueled by my morning cup of joe (and the occasional afternoon indulgence), I’m often spending my time playing outside with my family, working on my newest pinterest craft, immersed in my kindle, plotting my next Girls Night Out, or behind the lens capturing priceless family memories.
Before having my own children, I spent six years as a Third Grade Teacher. Oh the stories I could tell! Third graders are hilarious and my days were spent marveling at their wit, energy, thought process, and innocence. On the first day of school we often played ice breaker games to get to know each other. Hands down, the kiddos always loved 2 truths and a lie. As a nod to the teacher in me, here is my submission…. any guesses at to what the lie is?
Two Truths and Lie
At 15 my first job was working at a local deli and meat market. I made sandwiches, rang up customers, stocked goods, fulfilled orders for the town prison, and ground meat. That last little part about grinding meat? It solidified my vegetarian tendencies. I still eat chicken and turkey, but no Daisy Cow or Wilbur Pig for me.
I have traveled to exactly 12 foreign countries. My first overseas trip was to the Swiss Alps when I was 20. Despite owning a very nice film camera (this was “back in the day”) I didn’t take a single picture. Some of my favorite traveling adventures include sleeping on the beach in Aruba, touring Highclere Castle “the real Downton Abbey,” and attending a Flamenco show in Spain.
My two younger brothers are responsible for introducing me to my husband when I was 18 and he was 23. After our first meeting they predicted that I would kiss him and marry him. One month later Mr. Mayo declared he intended to marry me. Four years later we said “I do.” I was 21 and he was 26.
Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to get to know you! Drop me a line at email@example.com .
Photo above courtesy of Leah Cook.
A few favorite images of my family…. (be sure to follow me on Instagram too!)