Gabby and Colin’s Hillsboro, TX Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 16, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Gabby and Collin’s Hillsboro, TX Wedding took place on a wonderful Spring day. They tied the knot at Collin’s family church. Gabby got ready at their soon to be home down the street from the home Collin grew up in, and where their wedding reception took place later that evening.

It was a privilege to get this glimpse into their new hometown and life after hearing about it from our pre wedding meetings. Gabby designed her own invites and the day had touches of artsy and quirky elements. And the dance party was super fun! Be sure to scroll down to see their vendor list and Gabby and her family’s DIY elements including the stationery, paper flowers, and centerpieces.

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Hair/Makeup: Sydney Lopez
Tent Rental: Peerless Tents
Flowers/tables&chairs/church decor: Wedding Design Group

Lindsey and Brett’s Granbury, TX Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 9, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Lindsey and Brett had their Granbury TX wedding at Pecan Plantation Country Club in Granbury, TX. Their wedding day was intimate with their closest family and friends joining them from all over the country. It’s always special to witness families joining together. I also have to say it’s not everyday I hear “Pale Blue Eyes” by the Velvet Underground at a wedding reception (and I go to a LOT of wedding receptions), Lindsey and Brett get bonus points for that.

We even got to sneak out for some beautiful golden hour portraits instead of a grand exit, so be sure to scroll down for those!

I’d also like to wish them a happy almost one year anniversary (while I hang my head in shame that it took me a year to blog their wedding), better late than never!

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Sarah and Nick’s Engagement Session at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, TX

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 3, 2018 in Engagement | No Comments

Sarah and Nick met up with me at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, TX early last Sunday morning for their engagement photos. They met while studying glass blowing at UTA, and now they both work as professional glass blowers! How cool is that? Sarah and I go way back – all the way back to the art school days at UTA! I remember having several classes with her (painting was one of them – I was NOT very good – I generally struggled with all art forms except photography) and also working at Chuy’s together. There aren’t many bonds that are as special as working with a restaurant team on a busy night.

 I’m definitely not a morning person, but once I see how gorgeous the light is, getting up and showing up early is always worth it. Congratulations to these talented artists! We can’t wait to go on an adventure to Abilene to photograph your wedding.

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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is one of my favorite DFW locations – I could shoot there for days.

Pat and Mitch’s Wedding Reception – Fort Worth Wedding Photographer

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 1, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Pat and Mitch had a lovely, travel themed Fort Worth wedding reception this past weekend after tying the knot with an elopement ceremony last year in El Paso. We were so thrilled to be the ones to document this celebration with their friends and family! Pat was sweet enough to send me home with one of the beautiful floral arrangements by Lillian Simons Flowers and also included one of their adorable luggage tag favors. I happen to be in dire need of a luggage tag, so I’ll definitely be making use of it!

Congratulations to the happy couple on their many adventures yet to come!

 

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I absolutely love photographing at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Check out one of our past wedding ceremonies here!

Jessica and Derek’s Sundance Square and Target Engagement Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on April 26, 2018 in Engagement | No Comments

A Target engagement session? You bet! When Jessica texted me saying, “Soooo how do you feel about photos at Target?”, my answer obviously had to be, “Love it!” We then started brainstorming ideas for an additional location meaningful to them as a couple. Derek proposed at Sundance Square, and they met and fell in love working at Target. I’m so happy they chose both of these locations. I really enjoyed getting to know the both of them and their sweet pup Oreo. (I mean, LOOK at his bow tie! Obsessed!)

I’m counting down the weeks until it’s time to head to Colorado Springs to photograph their elopement this summer. We are beyond excited!

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Now I can cross a Target engagement session off of my list. This has been a very good year so far!! Curious about my past work? You can view my past engagement photo work here.