You should all know by now that I love sharing work that I do for friends! Dan and Ashley are our former neighbors, turned great friends. Ashley also assists me on weddings, when I need help, and has become a very dear friend to me through the years. When they got engaged in Ireland, I knew that I would be hearing from them about photographing their wedding. We invited them over for dinner for our consultation and we discussed all the details of their wedding day. I was able to give them some advise and help calm some fears of the “what ifs” but I knew through the whole process that Ashley was destined to worry about what could go wrong. I feel it’s important to tell you this, because a lot of bride’s go through this wedding anxiety. It can definitely be overwhelming as you try to navigate the process of planning a wedding for the first and only time. As a seasoned wedding professional, I make every effort to help with this process since I have so much experience with other vendors and planning the timeline to fit everything in, so you get the best out of your wedding photographs. I proceeded to assist Ashley by referring her to some of my favorite vendors including Linda “the flower lady” McEwan, and Lance Patton of My DFW DJ. With the dream team set up for success, and a decent weather report the week of, we figured it was going to be smooth sailing and everything would turn out alright. Fast forward to the rehearsal and long story short, I became violently ill upon arriving at the rehearsal dinner and had to leave before we were even seated! Let me tell you, I was beyond stressed about how I was going to make it through an entire wedding day when I could barely get up off the bathroom floor, but somehow I rallied and was able to run on adrenaline and Gatorade and get the job done. I guess I was over compensating, because I totally nailed it! I mean, nature had something to do with it, but our meticulous planning to avoid the “what ifs”, was what I credit to the amazing lighting we had for just about every important moment. Even though I felt like I might fall over or vomit at any moment, I was living the dream and I felt like I was on FIRE throughout this entire wedding day! It’s days like this that really remind me why I do what I do. I abso-freaking-lutely LOVE weddings! Especially when the stars align like they did on this day. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed creating them for two of my favorite people on this earth! Congrats to Dan and Ashley! Now bring on the babies!
Last fall, before I had my baby boy, I was honored to photograph Matt and Aubrey's wedding day at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas. My husband was a groomsmen and also my luggage handler for the day, since I was VERY pregnant at that point. The reception was in the newly renovated Pegasus Room across the street from the Magnolia Hotel, in the Power and Light building. The chandelier is my current favorite thing in Dallas! They did an incredible job on this venue. It is is simply stunning and photographs like a dream! I was fortunate enough to have my good friend and colleague, Pam Peck as my associate photographer on this wedding and have included some of her amazing images in this gallery. Enjoy!
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....
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!
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:
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:
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!
Lee-Taylor and Riley were married on a gorgeous January day in Fort Worth, TX. Their wedding was amazing! The wedding ceremony took place at University Christian Church by the TCU Campus. I have photographed several weddings at this church and I always love it. They have very particular guidelines for wedding photographers. We are instructed to shoot the entire ceremony from the back balcony which seems to discourage some, but if you come here prepared with a long and fast lens, you can capture some amazing vantage points from that balcony! It is absolutely breathtaking. My favorite thing about photographing this wedding was how snazzy everyone looked! It was black tie and these wedding guests BROUGHT it!! Everyone looked so glamorous. It sure did make my job easy! The reception was held at River Crest Country Club in Fort Worth, TX. As soon as the bride and groom entered, the party was on! Live band, delicious food, and a ton of fun guests dancing the night away! The groom even got on stage and did 2 numbers with the band. It was pretty epic! At the bottom of the post, I have included a digital copy of the wedding album so you can see how the images all came together to tell the story of their special day.
I love it when I get to photograph a friend's wedding! I have known Ryan since High School and I was so excited when he and Kara asked me to capture their big day! Ryan and Kara had the perfect wedding day at Times Ten Cellars in Fort Worth, TX! (what a great venue and the food was amazing) The Photo Van was there to entertain the guests at the reception and Linda McEwan (The Flower Lady) made some of the most gorgeous flower arrangements that looked absolutely stunning in this venue! Thank you to Kara and Ryan for asking me to capture your wedding day memories, I loved every minute of it. Congrats on wedded bliss and I hope you enjoy this preview of your wedding images!
As I was completing the wedding album for Stephanie and Kyle, I came to realize that I never blogged about this super cute barn house wedding! So here we are, 10 months after the I do's and I am reminiscing about the Texas summers! It can be really hard as a bride to pose outdoors in a wedding dress in 100 degrees, but Stephanie was out there twirling away happy as can be, while I captured what appears to be true wedding-day-bridal-bliss! Hollow Hill Farms was a great rustic wedding venue. Their staff was so friendly. Not to mention the fact that they are perfectly set-up for The Photo Van! Stephanie booked The Photo Van as part of her wedding package with me. It was a perfect set- up for it and all the guests loved having the coolest photo booth ever at the reception. I really enjoyed capturing this day for Stephanie and Kyle. Thank you for trusting me with your memories of your wedding day, it was honor to be a part of it. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!