Nadine by Londen Wheeler

I hung out with the most extraordinary woman this past weekend and I can honestly say that it was the BEST time I’ve ever had on a shoot.  I’ve never been around someone who can light up a room with personality like Nadine does.  This shoot was at least two years overdue but we somehow managed to squeeze it into our busy schedules.  I’m not even sure if we could call this a photoshoot because she played some fire music and I found myself dancing majority of the time.  Unprofessional, I know, but when the music hits, I don’t have a choice but to cut a little rug here and there.

Before, during and after our shoot, we had a ton of conversations about what we’ve done and gone through this past year.  We even talked about our aspirations and goals for this coming year and how everything is transpiring thus far.  It was refreshing to be around someone who spoke life and new beginnings into the atmosphere.  I will say this, though.  This year will be life-changing and full of risks.

Oh!! One other thing! So, I’ve never eaten Pho before and I’m ashamed that I’ve never had any because Dallas has a million places to eat Pho and I still managed to not eat any…  Anyway, we went to I Luv Pho in Irving and she hooked me up with some really great tasting Pho and showed me the best way to eat it.  I’m a fan and I definitely can’t wait to go eat Pho again.

Also, make sure you guys go and follow Nadine (@nadine.means.hope) on Instagram!  The heat she posts is amazing!

SMU Men's Basketball vs Wichita State by Londen Wheeler

What a wild ride 2019 has been so far in terms of the opportunities that I’ve had with my photography.  I’m still trying to figure out what’s next on my journey as a photographer!  I don’t know what the rest of the journey will look like but it’s been pretty sweet thus far.  You won’t find a blog post from the second basketball game that I shot at SMU, mainly because I got caught up with doing some other stuff and didn’t have time to make a post.  So, you’ll get this one instead!

The game against Wichita State was one of the best games I’ve seen in a while.  The intensity that each team played with was beyond amazing. These guys were going at it in the first half and at one point, I was hoping that we could take the game into a double overtime, jump start my excitement for March Madness! Unfortunately, the double overtime didn’t happen but it was still a great game nonetheless.

One other cool fact about this game was that it was their senior night and the last home game of the season.  President Bush didn’t show up to the past two games so I’m really lucky that I got a few photographs of him while he was there… Well, he could’ve been there but just not courtside like he was when I saw him.  Who knows.  Anyway, the senior night was pretty cool.  It was a packed stadium, intensity was there, the crowd was excited and all four seniors got to start together.  Being an athlete my entire life, I know exactly what it feels like to be playing your last home game and feeling how you’ll never go back to play there again as an athlete.  Wild, right?

Well, that’s all for now! Stay tuned for more to come this month! Lots of things moving and manifesting right now and I’m super excited to see where things will go.  Also, if you don’t already, give me a follow on Instagram to stay in the loop with what’s going on when I’m not posting blogs!

SMU Men's Basketball vs. UCF by Londen Wheeler

Well, y’all, I somehow got another gig at SMU.  This time it was for basketball.  It’s been several years since I shot DI basketball so it was an amazing feeling to be back in the game!  This time when I applied for media credentials, it took a couple of weeks to get back to me and I was certain that after a couple of weeks of not hearing back that I wouldn’t get to photograph any games.  Well, one Wednesday afternoon, I got an email approving me for the three home games that I had applied for.  Talk about stoked?!  Remember that they don’t let you photograph their sports unless you are employed by a publication, blog, or newspaper.  I can truly say that I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to continue to shoot.  I’m praying that my relationship with SMU grows so that I can continue to photograph their sports.  It’s been a while since I’ve done any lacrosse, softball and baseball so maybe I’ll apply for one of those credentials?  We’ll see!


Also, let’s talk about seeing President George W. Bush at the game!  I knew that he showed up to games but I certainly wasn’t expecting him to be at this one!  After I got there, they announced that he is a season ticket holder so I now assume that he’ll likely be at the next two games that I’ll be at.  President Bush and I even locked eyes a few times so that was cool.  I didn’t get to talk with him like I did with President Obama at the event I photographed back in 2013.  So, now I can say that I’ve photographed two US presidents and hopefully that list will continue to grow as years come.

I’ve got nothing else going on other than this and two more basketball games.  I’ll definitely keep you in the loop if anything cool comes up. Also, I’m really itching to go on another trip so if anybody knows of some pretty cool places to visit that’s fairly cheap, please let me know!

A Day in Fort Worth by Londen Wheeler

Wow! This is the first post of 2019! At least this January blew by pretty quickly because last year, January took FOREVER to end! Last week I ended up in Colorado for an unexpected work trip and I must say, Colorado is a beautiful place! My coworker and I flew out last Monday and arrived in Denver pretty late in the evening. After arriving in Denver, we had to drive an hour south to Colorado Springs and as soon as we got to the hotel, it started snowing. And I mean heavy snow and high winds! It was the first time I had been in any snow since I moved to Texas over two years ago. Texas has me pretty spoiled so I was not feeling too excited about the snow or the super cold weather! I will say that I would love to take another trip to Colorado but I would need it to be Spring or Summer before I go. I feel like they would have some amazing hiking spots there. So if you live in Colorado and/or have been there before, let me know of all the hot spots to hike!

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Another day, another donut. 📸: @wanderbabexo

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Well, enough of that! Back to my life in the “Great State of Texas!” My good friend Letty (@Fashionablylateboymom) and I planned to spend a day in Fort Worth to attend the Snap151 Pop Up Shop. Kayleigh (@wanderbabexo), Letty’s best friend tagged along with us for the day and helped to bring more fun to the party. Our day of just planning to go to Snap151 ended up turning into going to eat at this awesome restaurant called BarTaco and then over to the Lumen Room for their open house. Letty and I took a few photos there but it was PACKED with people wanting to create as much as they could with the beautiful space that was available. I was even able to create a beautiful shot of a model that was there.

If anybody has been wondering why I haven’t been posting much to Instagram, it’s because I’ve been crazy busy and really not feeling very creative lately. Spending the day in Fort Worth this past weekend was refreshing. I felt energized and charged up after being around creatives, meeting new people, networking and creating beautiful images. I’m ready to start the new year off right with more traveling through the country and it’s definitely one of my resolutions to shoot more. Last year was a super slow year for me even though I had some really nice opportunities come my way. Time to focus more energy into going out to shoot and not being afraid to ask people to work with me. It’s even been hard asking people to shoot with me because we would schedule a day to shoot and then they would cancel on me day of. So that’s frustrating. I’m hoping that I can start meeting people who would actually want to do a shoot and would feel the enjoyment that I feel when I’m in front of or behind a camera. Pray for me on that, guys!

On a positive note! Let’s kick butt this year, y’all!

Fashionablylateboymom by Londen Wheeler


I’ve been wanting to create a post and introduce you all to a pretty awesome person.  She is the founder of the incredible FashionablyLateBoyMom blog.  I first met Letty back in August when she reached out to me to do a photo shoot for her fall look blog post.  We recently just took photos for her winter styles, so be on the lookout for her post with those new looks!  Also, for some reason I’ve noticed that whenever we shoot, it’s either 110 degrees or in the low 40s.  Both were certainly not great times to be outside shooting but we did and we rocked it!

Over the past couple of months, Letty and I have been connecting on events, running ideas past each other on future plans, and she’s even become an amazing friend.  I can hit up Letty anytime and I can always count on her to be there and to give her honest opinion!  Two weeks ago, I reached out to her and asked if she’d be willing to help give my wardrobe a boost.  Without hesitation, she said, “yes!”  So, we scheduled a day to head over to the Northpark Mall in Dallas, where you spend over 20 minutes trying to find parking and another 20 minutes running from one side of the mall to the other.  

We met up at H&M and started looking around to see what we could find.  After about two hours in there and trying on several different outfits, we finally agreed that the wardrobe was officially boosted.  My family came along too because they didn’t have anything to do.  Everyone collectively made fun of me because I’m so skinny and even the small clothes didn’t quite fit right.  Don’t worry y’all, I eat literally everything in sight!  It’s just that my metabolism is working overtime.

I don’t think I’ve said thank you enough to Letty for taking time out of her schedule to help me out. So, Letty, if you’re reading this, THANK YOU!!!

Oh! One last thing, y’all! I received a text from Letty today and it was a pleasant surprise! It was a link to an article with Voyage Dallas. They did a feature on Letty and her fashion blog. Letty even plugged my photos in there so that was super awesome to have some photos in one of Dallas’ most popular magazines. Check out the article here.

Be sure to follow her on Instagram (@fashionablylateboymom), read her blog, and show her some love! YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED WITH HER CONTENT!!!  It has been such an honor getting to know and work with her and even to see her growth as a fashion blogger/influencer.  I am very excited to see where she goes next as I know that God has a ton in store for her!

Also, I have some big things coming along with my Instagram and a big trip planned! I’ll keep you guys posted with what goes on!