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In 2023 I received an email that I almost deleted because I thought, it was too good to be true. However, something in me decided to respond. The worst that could happen was that it was just a bogus email.

To my surprise, it was an email from Texas Country Reporter, also commonly known as TCR. A man named Quinten with TCR responded to me fairly quickly regarding potentially featuring my story as a West Texas Photographer. Quinten scheduled a call with me and we undoubtedly hit it off! Quinten felt that my story behind bringing joy to others and utilizing the West Texas Landscape consecutively would work great. Especially my Monahans Sandhills Photography! He informed me that they were covering all Texas State Parks for their 100th year celebration and they wanted to use my story for the Monahans Sandhills segment. This is a Texas State Park that I visit frequently to photograph.

About Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monahans is small town in West Texas off of interstate 20 just shy of 60 minutes to Midland, TX. It is the county seat of Ward County, Texas and a very small portion of the city extends into Winkler County. It is also home to the Monahans Sandhills State Park which consists of 3,840 acres of sand dunes in Ward and Winkler counties.

What can you do there?

  • Rent sand disks and slide down the dunes
  • Take your horse and explore their 800-acre equestrian area
  • Set up camp in a reserved campsite
  • Visit Dunagan Vis­i­tors Center
  • Witness epic sunrises and sunsets

About Texas Country Reporter

Texas Country Reporter was founded in 1972 by Bob Phillips and is a TV show that discovers “uplifting stories and must-see destinations in the Lone Star State”. In 2015, Bob was joined by his wife Kelli Phillips, in weekly episodes featuring, “oddball collectors, thought-provoking artists, and everyday heroes making the world a better place”. In 2021, the show joined forces with Texas Monthly and in October of 2023 it was announced that J.B. Sauceda would become the next host of the show starting in Season 53, which begins airing in September 2024.” Texas Country Reporter is carried by local affiliates in every market in Texas, as well as nationwide on the cable channel RFD-TV!

About the Feature : Monahans Sandhills Photography

Whenever it was confirmed that TCR would be interviewing me, Quinten asked if I knew of a couple that would be up for modeling. Straightaway I thought of a couple I photographed a few months earlier in Marfa, TX. I knew that they were perfect for this project! Kareece originally told me that they were awkward and would ‘need guidance’ through their session but it turned out that they were not awkward at all. Tim and Kareece were naturals!

When I reached out to Kareece, she responded that they were definitely interested and would get back with me soon. Eventually, Kareece let me know that it was a go for them. As things were starting to come together, I was getting more excited for the opportunity to work with them again.

On the day of, the Austin, TX couple and TCR both met me bright and early in the Sandhills to beat the West Texas heat. When the sun came up it certainly turned out to be a beautiful morning and an amazing opportunity!

Where to Find the Episode

You can find more information about TCR and the episode (Season 52, Episode 15) by visiting their website here. A big thank you to TCR, Quinten, and Tim and Kareece. I do believe that was my best Monahans Sandhills photography session to date! All things considered, I am certain this season of TCR will be a success!

Tim + Kareece | Monahans Sandhills Gallery

Couples photography | Monahans Sandhills
Scenic Sandhills couples photography | Monahans Sandhills
West Texas Couples Photography


Thinking of planning your engagement session in Monahans at the Sandhills or even in surrounding areas, like Marfa? Let me help you capture your most romantic moments before the big day in far west Texas! I can even help provide vendor recommendations and location inspiration if you decide to elope or get married out this way. Let’s go exploring and make your desert photoshoot dreams come true!

Feel free to reach out so that we can get the planning going together!

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