As we wait on pins and needles for baby Luke to make his entrance, we wanted to share the Kelley's sweet maternity shoot. We took advantage of the Dallas Arboretum again and tried to do the shoot as early as possible to stay cool. Blaire and Kirk were troopers and ran all around the gardens with us. Blaire was too easy to take pictures of and looked absolutely amazing, especially for weeks away from having a baby. We are so thankful to get to capture this exciting time with them, and any day now we will be at the hospital getting to get those first days of Luke starting his adventure.
Sherri & Edward's wedding took place at the gorgeous Milestone Mansion in Denton. They had tied the knot a year before, but the family wanted to be part of the celebration so a formal wedding was put on the books. Sherri was amazing to work with since our first conversation, and we knew that this wedding was going to go wonderfully. From the time they decided to have a formal wedding to the time the wedding came around Sherri & Edward decided to have a little one to add to the family, adding another reason to have a celebration. The ladies got ready downstairs in the bridal suit, while the gentleman relaxed in the awesome groom's quarters. The details of the wedding highlighted elegance and simplicity. They walked down the aisle to live guitar playing, said their I dos, and took time to get pictures together and with the family. Live music and the DJ attracted the group out on the dance floor, and they shared one of the sweetest first dances. For the wedding cake they decided to add a twist and do a gender reveal for their upcoming little one. Everyone got to grab a cupcake, and at the same time take a bite to reveal they would be having a little girl! After some more dancing and spending time with family, they completed the night with a sparkler exit. We hope the very best for this sweet family.
Brittany & Rory's day was everything we thought it would be and more. We first got to meet them during their engagement shoot and instantly knew how awesome they were. This is one of those couples that light up a room together, and there is no doubt how much they care for one another. Their wedding day showed every bit of this, as well as how much their family and friends cared for them. It was a full team effort; from Brittany's mom taking point on the food, the both sides of the family helping with set-up and decor, and even Brittany's boss offering his ranch for this event. Their ring bearers and flower girl could not have been sweeter, and their wedding party was on point. The ceremony took place in the Gazebo on the property pond and the reception was out overlooking the hay fields. The weather was perfect and the sounds of the countryside were unmatched. The did their first toast with Shiner and the first dance had everyone laughing. The groom's cake had Rory's favorite Marvel characters and the thank you gifts were mini jars of honey. This was one of those weddings you hate to see come to an end, but left grateful we got to a part of it.
Cassie & Anthony were a blast to work with! We dodged some bad weather and had the chance to have a chilly morning shoot in Downtown McKinney. The picked Downtown McKinney since they could get a good variety of pictures that included urban/country style photos. They wanted the typical engagement picture poses and as well as shared with us their Pinterest board. They had some great shots they wanted with their four legged best friend. Having pets on shoots always makes it more fun! We wrapped up the shoot with them in their college gear and called it a day. Thanks so much to this great couple for letting us help tell your story, and hoping you have a perfect wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic later this month.
Sarah and Paul were an amazing couple to be around. Their wedding took place at Brik in Forth Worth. It is a hidden gem that is relatively new. There are so many fun spaces there for photographs, and multiple ways to customize for your event. They decided to have an indoor ceremony and reception, with the ceremony upstairs around sunset. The girls got ready in the upstairs suite, while the boys got ready downstairs. Two of the girls, the groom's daughter and sister, got to be groomsmen and show off their sweet suits. The entire wedding party were out to have fun the minute they walked in.
When it was time for the wedding to start Sarah's dad gave her away. They had live music playing and the sun shined in perfectly. The flowers they picked for the wedding were pefect, the colors and textures complimented one another. In-between the ceremony and reception we were able to get in some pictures of them, family, and the wedding party before the sunset. The wedding reception was buffet style and the music was a mix of live and dj. Hydrangeas and gold accented all the tables. The made sure to do all of the classics; first dance, cake cutting, garter/bouquet throw, but then Paul and the girls stole the dance floor and did a surprise dance for everyone. But that was not the only surprise, Paul later changed into the outfit he met Sarah in to do one final dance with her. To wrap up the night they had a confetti throw to their exit limo. If you can't see from the pictures how happy they were the whole time then we did not do them justice. Thanks again to this great bride and groom, and we wish them the very best
We had the chance to shoot Dana and Taylor's Engagement photos before the wedding, which we always love because it gives us more time to get to know the bride and groom. Dana & Taylor went with Dallas Arboretum, West End, and Trinity Groves for the photography locations. We started out at Trinity Groves, it was a little rainy but it ended up working out great. We took advantage of the restaurants and the bridge being empty early in the morning. Our next stop was right around the corner at the West End where we focused many of the shots in front of the shops, around the fountains, and in front of the Old Red Museum. Our final location was at the Dallas Arboretum where you can never go wrong. We can't wait to share their wedding pictures with you.
I had the pleasure of meeting this awesome bride and groom months before the wedding, and I knew since then it was going to be great. Melissa, the bride, is a nurse and her groom, Kevin, is a local firefighter. They are such an awesome down to earth couple and are wonderful to work with. Their gorgeous wedding took place at THE SPRINGS in Aubrey, TX right outside of Denton. The venue is beautiful inside and out, and the team their does are great to work with. I had the chance to take pictures with the bride and bridesmaids in the bridal suite while Travis got to take some around the venue and with the guys. All the girls got matching robes and stemless campaign glasses, while the guys went the whiskey route.
When it was time for the ceremony everything went perfect as they got married under an arch they had put together of fresh flowers. Following the ceremony the guest went inside for cocktail hour while we got some shots of family, bridal party, and them of course. It was warm outside (imagine that in Texas) so we felt bad keeping the bride and groom outside too long in the heat, but we love the pictures they gave us from that time. The reception was decorated in gold, burlap, and pinks with custom touches everywhere. The DJ was able to keep the everyone on the dance floor most the night, and the night was wrapped up with a glow stick exit.
We are so excited to get to introduce to you are newest team member, Riley Jane! She was added to the team early November and she has been keeping us busy. We want to thank all our friends, family, and of course customers for their support during the last month. You can count on us sharing some more pictures of her and her sister in the near future. Hope everyone has a Happy Holiday!