Amber and Cody's Maternity and Newborn Session

The best part about my job is when a couple who I photographed on their wedding day, calls me to tell me they are expecting a child and ask me to photograph their maternity portraits and the baby!  Nothing makes me happier than to capture the lives of growing families!  I discussed the options with them and told them about my First year package where I offer maternity, newborn, 6 month, and one year portraits and at the end of the year, I design a custom album with all the images.  They decided that the First Year package was a great idea and we set up their portrait appointments.  We started with a Maternity session at White Rock Lake In Dallas, TX.  I love shooting a White Rock close to sunset because the light really is dreamy and makes for a perfect setting for any portrait session.  A few weeks later I got the call that Matthew had been born and we were able to set up his newborn portrait session right away.  Matthew was only 5 days old when I went to their home for his first portrait session.  He was a perfect angel and slept well through the entire session and I was done in record time!  I am so excited to get to capture this wonderful family over the next year and can't wait to see how their First Year album turns out!  Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below!


John And Amy's Frisco Heritage Center Wedding

I know it's been a while since I have posted a blog, but I am back!  I have been busy shooting weddings almost every weekend this summer and am thrilled to be so busy, but it has left me with little time for blogging.  One of the many wonderful weddings I was tasked to capture this summer was Amy and John's wedding at Frisco Heritage Center in Frisco, TX.  I met Amy and John through a mutual friend when he referred them to me for their wedding photography.  We met and discussed their wedding day and I learned that this wedding was more than just 2 people coming together in love, it was about a great big family coming together through marriage.  Both John and Amy had children of their own who were going to be their wedding party!  Coming from a blended family myself, this made me very excited to be a part of this beautiful wedding!  Once the wedding day was upon us, I quickly realized that no one was more excited about this day than the bride and groom.  John and Amy were absolutely giddy with love and excitement for their marriage and it was very easy to photograph such happy people!  They really made my job so easy and I loved every moment of their wedding day.  Have a look for yourself and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments!


Stephanie and Kyle's Hollow Hill Farms Wedding

What a wonderful summer wedding at Hollow Hill Farms in Weatherford, TX!  Stephanie and Kyle celebrated their wedding day in rustic style at this gorgeous venue with amazing scenery. Check out the photos from their big day:

Alexis and Amy's Fort Worth Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous wedding for George Street Photo And Video last spring.  Alexis and Amy were so much fun to work with.  The wedding and reception were at the outdoor venue space at The Worthington Renaissance hotel in Fort Worth, TX.   The venue was gorgeous and I had a blast taking their entire bridal party out to Sundance Square for photos after the wedding ceremony! Everything about this wedding was gorgeous right down to the last detail.  My favorite thing about the day was learning that most of the ladies in the bridal party were also couples!  It made for a fun day, full of love...

Since my least favorite part about writing a blog, is having to write a blog, I will let the photos tell their story:  

Ross and Kathleen maternity portraits at White Rock Lake

I had the pleasure of photographing Ross and Kathleen's wedding a couple of years ago, so I was thrilled when they contacted me to photograph their maternity portrait session and commemorate the birth of their first child!  Getting to see clients celebrate the milestones that make up their family's personal journey is what I love most about my job!  I couldn't be happier with how lovely this session turned out!  What do you think of this gorgeous couple?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below...

Sarah and Jon's Deep Ellum Engagements

Sarah and Jon are some of our awesome neighbors from our time living in Deep Ellum.  They are such a great couple and I was thrilled when they reached out to me about photographing their upcoming wedding!  We definitely knew that Deep Ellum would be a great location for their engagement portrait session.  They have lived there for several years and wanted to incorporate their favorite hang-out spots in the session as well.  We started over at my favorite spot, Central Square Park, and continued into Deep Ellum, ending our session on the roof-top patio of the Green Room.  They both have such fun personalities and I really wanted to capture that in our session, while also making them look fabulous!  I think we accomplished that goal! I am looking forward to capturing their wedding this summer.  Leave your thoughts on this cute engagement sessions in the comments below...

Maggie and Omar at White Rock lake

I had the pleasure of photographing Maggie and Omar's wedding last year in Dallas.  They called me just before the holidays to do a portrait session of them to use in a holiday card, and also to have some updated portraits of them as a married couple with their sweet pups!  I am always happy when I get to work with wedding clients after the wedding and this session was no exception.  White Rock Lake is a great location for portraits.  I am always finding new spots there to use in sessions.  This fall, my favorite spot was an over-grown field that was the perfect backdrop to any type of portrait session.  Unfortunately, shortly after this session the field was mowed, which means it will likely be next fall before the grass is tall and pretty again.  I am so glad I got to use it while it lasted, but my heart broke when I realized that it had been chopped down.  However, I did manage to capture this great field several times last fall and I will definitely be keeping an eye on it to grow back!  Also, these doggies were the sweetest pups and such great little posers!  I always encourage people to include their dogs in their family portraits.  These two pups made this session so fun!  

Ben-Aharon Family Portraits

I love it when I get to work with my friends to capture their family portraits!  Amy has been my best friend for going on 18 years!  Her beautiful family is always so much fun to photograph.  I have done several sessions with them through the years. This session turned out better than I could have imagined and I am so happy that I was able to capture the spirit of their fun family.  This portrait session was done at one of my favorite Dallas locations, Central Square Park.   We did this Family Portrait session in preparation of Elliana's Bat-Mitzvah.  They wanted an updated portrait of the entire family as well as celebrating Elli's journey to her Bat-Mitzvah with some portraits of her with her parents.  Elli's little brother, Asher, sure did steal the show with his goofy antics. He is so funny! I am glad I got to capture his awesome personality.  Overall, I think this may be my all-time favorite portrait session, but I am a little biased since it's a family that I hold so near and dear to my heart.    What do you think of this gorgeous family?  Let me know if the comments below!

 

Lauren and Justus's Austin, TX Wedding

Lauren and Justus got married last October just off of Lake Austin at a gorgeous wedding venue, owned by the Contemporary Austin, called Laguna Gloria.  Austin Wedding Planners (austinweddingplanners.com) did an amazing job planning this wedding and kept the day flowing very smoothly.  Rosa and her team were so much fun to work with, I genuinely hope I have an opportunity to work with them again some day!  The Flowers were by Exquisite Petals, and were absolutely stunning.  Judge Jan Breland Married them in front of a beautiful flowing fountain on the steps if Laguna Gloria's back patio, overlooking the sunset on Lake Austin.  A wonderful buffet dinner was provided by Austin Catering, and Michelle's Patisserie created an amazingly delicious traditional white cake for dessert.  The couple danced their first dance to "Harvest Moon" By Pearl Jam, and the DJ, Chris Stoffell, played a great variety of the couple's favorites mixed with lots of crowd favorites, keeping the party going til the very end! The tent that housed the  Dance floor was provided by Marquee Tents, and the lighting was provided by ILIOS Lighting Design.  Congrats to Lauren and Justus!

Tracee and Anthony Downtown Dallas Engagement Session

This session was so much fun to plan!  I met with Tracee at her friend's building downtown to scout out a rooftop that she was interested in incorporating into their engagement portraits.  We had initially thought we would do an outdoor location and then go to the roof for a couple of night-time shots with the Dallas lights.  As soon as I walked into the lobby of the building, I fell in love and knew that we needed to do the session indoors with studio lights!  The colors in the lobby worked so well with this gorgeous couple.  The results were outstanding and I couldn't be happier with the images we had to choose from.  Proof that success in photography has so much to do with planning!  I am so glad I decided to go look at that rooftop with her or we may have missed out on that awesome lobby!