Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jaquilyn and Travis Shumate—the talented duo behind Jaquilyn Shumate Photography! I love their work—especially the sweet moments they capture. They specialize in wedding and portrait photography, and are currently based in Tacoma Washington. You can see more of their beautiful work on their blog, and then if you want to see their sweet baby girl (trust me, you do!), I'd click over to their instagram feeds (@jaquilynshumate and @travisshumate). Such a cute family.

Thank you Jaquilyn and Travis for being a part of My Better Half!

1. Is a gluten-free Betty Crocker.
2. Grew up cloggin. Still breaks into dance from time to time.
3. Is a hopeless romantic. Tries to convince Travis that wild animals are in love.

1. Is a big soccer fan and ardent supporter of Buenos Aires-based Boca Juniors.
2. Speaks in Spanish eighty percent of the time, even when others don't understand.
3. Grew up wanting to be a cowboy and still dreams of building a cabin with his bare hands.

We met while Travis was going to school in Idaho and Jaquilyn in Utah. As a musician, Travis traveled throughout the area performing with his band. On one evening, Jaquilyn saw the frontman of a band, and her interest was peaked. Travis was equally awestruck by the girl with the big brown eyes. Numbers were exchanged, and after a few minutes on the phone, it was clear that we had to be together. The long-distance relationship was strengthened by a few short days together and countless hours on the phone. Several months later we were married, for the first time, we lived in the same state. We now reside in Tacoma, Washington with our daughter, Lucia, and work together as wedding and portrait photographers.

Thank you Jaquilyn and Travis for being a part of My Better Half!

Photographs by Jaquilyn Shumate Photography


  1. such a sweet story! i love this series!

  2. i love the shumates! their little family is the cutest ever.

  3. Love this series. Such inspiring couples. Brilliant read!

  4. I'm so in love with this series. Everyone always has the cutest story and 3 things... and these two are adorable. :)

  5. I love this couple's descriptions, I'd love to have someone write something like this for me :)
    great work!

  6. I'm such a fan of their photography! Glad to see them featured here!

  7. Lovely, sighs!

    Hopefully you get your first snow for Halloween, enjoy and have happy treats and tricks Amanda!

  8. These two are so adorable! I'm totally with Jaquilyn on the wild animals thing. You can just tell sometimes... ;D

  9. you two are such a cute couple! i love that travis speaks spanish even though people don't understand him. i should start speaking hungarian more often.

  10. went to BYUI with these two... such rad people.