Styled Shoot With Tuesdays Together

Last summer I had the privilege of participating in a styled shoot designed by the Tuesdays Together group that helps organize events for local creatives in the wedding business to come together.  There were 4 styles and I was assigned to the "nautical look".  This is the only styled shoot I have participated in and I really did love the experience.  Everything was executed very well and I enjoyed meeting and working with all those involved!  

Venue: @therosemarybarn
Design & Styling: @the_pinktuxedos
Coordination: @katiefrostweddings
Hair & Makeup: @bbwellingtonartistry
Cake: @thelondonbaker
Rentals: @corallanetx, @goldustvintagerentals
Jewelry: @antonioandfrankie
Stationery & Signage: @thesouthernstylus
Tabletop: @toptiereventrentals

Linens: @amlinenrental
Florist: @thepearlpetal

Dress: @elizabethleebridal

Community: @dallas_tuesdays_together, @tuesdaystogetherftworth, @tuesdaystogether_northdallas

Hollow Hill Farms Engagement Portraits

This "golden hour" portrait session was so much fun!  Last fall I photographed this engagement session with a great couple, Diana and Howard, at a beautiful wedding venue in Weatherford, TX called Hollow Hill Farms.  Hollow Hill is always adding new structures and features so every time I work there, I get to play around with something different!  I got to explore the grounds at Hollow Hill a bit more than I do during a wedding day at that venue.  Timing is everything when it comes to portrait sessions, so I like to start around an hour before the sunsets.  That way I have some time to do some sun-drenched images before getting a great post-sunset landscape with the couple.

First, I wanted to capture them in the bright golden light of the sunset in a wooded area to highlight the golden leaves on the trees.  Then we moved over to the mission. The sun was hiding behind a hill, so I was able to capture the deep blue sky and the moon!  Finally, we headed over to the pond and I got in some silhouettes and a couple of shots that I lit with some off-camera flash.  Did I mention I was 8 months pregnant and laying in the grass next to the pond in order to get the angle perfect?  Oh yeah, that is just how far I am willing to go to get the perfect shot!  

Overall, this was a really exciting a fun shoot for me!  I have 2 weddings coming up this season at Hollow Hill Farms, and I couldn't be more excited to explore their gorgeous wedding venue even further!

Tori and Brandon's Fort Worth Wedding

I had the pleasure of capturing the wedding day of Tori and Brandon last fall.  I met the couple because Tori's grandparents are friends of my parents and have known me since I was about 10 years old.  I was so excited to be chosen to capture their wedding day!  The wedding ceremony was at one of my favorite chapels in Fort Worth, The Marty Leonard Chapel.  I love the architecture on the inside and the front doors are gorgeous!  The Reception was at the Golf Club at Fossil Creek.  The rustic chandeliers in the reception venue were stunning alongside the flower arrangements on the head table.  I am a big fan of colorful wedding flowers and these did not disappoint!  Check out all the other gorgeous details of this stylish Fort Worth wedding....

Katie and Shawn's White Rock Lake engagement session

Check out my latest engagement portrait session at White Rock Lake!  Katie and Shawn are just the cutest couple and we had so much fun hanging out with their doggies at the lake for this stunning portrait session.  

I am so excited to photograph their wedding in November!  As a wedding photographer, I offer an engagement session to all of my wedding photography clients so that we have a chance to work together before the wedding day.  It helps me to get a feel for what poses work best for them, as well as giving the couple an opportunity to get accustomed to my posing style.  The best part is that we get to know each other a little better and it makes things go much smoother on the wedding day when you have had a chance to work together before.  

Take a look at this awesome session and tell me what you think in the comments!

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...