Couples

The Kerstetters’ Park Slope Portrait Session – NYC Photographer

I met Rachel and Matt back when they got married in 2017, and in addition to being wonderful clients, they’ve become great friends as well. We all are similarly minded, and I even ran into Rachel’s mom at the Dallas Women’s March in 2018. It’s such a small world! We were thrilled to book a Park Slope portrait session with them this past year.

Rachel and Matt live in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York and wanted to take portraits around their neighborhood in order to document this time in their lives. We started out in Prospect Park and watched everyone bring their good doggos to play on the grass given that it was a crisp, Saturday morning. Afterwards, we wandered around their neighborhood with the iconic brownstone buildings and shops. And then we got to take a family portrait with their calico, Rosie! (And if y’all know me, you know I am always 100% down to take a photo of your cat.)

If you’re wondering if I travel for clients, the answer is always yes! Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to come to wherever you are in the US.

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Park Slope Portrait Photographer

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Family Portrait with Cat

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New York City life is so different from DFW, and I love visiting every chance I get. The hustle of the city, the ability to find anything (especially food!) that you want, the lack of personal space (but feeling like you have your own little bubble); so many lives and stories on top of each other.

This was the coolest thing – Rachel and Matt live in the same neighborhood as my sister-in-law, (also) Rachel, and her husband, Nate. Here we are all being guests at their wedding together.

Photo by Shawnee Custalow

I don’t know if I love anything more than connecting people.

Rachel and Matt, we are forever grateful for your friendship and business!

Engagement

Meegan and Brenda’s Engagement Session

I am so happy to finally share Meegan and Brenda’s engagement photos! When I first met with Meegan and Brenda, I almost instantly felt like we were all kindred spirits. These two are so obviously smitten with each other, and truly care about the world we all live in and are both active members of Human Rights Campaign.

We opted to take their photos at Whiskey Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas, as this is where their wedding reception will be taking place.

We are very excited to work their wedding coming up very soon!

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I loved that they wanted at least one photo in their HRC shirts! As a LGBTQ+ friendly photographer this made my heart and soul so happy. Any chance I can get to support my fellow activists, I take.

Getting married in 2020? Let’s talk!

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Engagement

Jenna and Eric’s Ennis Bluebonnet Engagement Session

Jenna and Eric’s bluebonnet engagement session took place during the magical time of year in Texas when the bluebonnets bloom in late March/early April. The town of Ennis, Texas has trails of bluebonnets that are one of a kind with bluebonnets as far as you can see. I always love seeing fellow nature lovers out and about. If you grew up in Texas, you know that stopping on the side of the road to sit in a patch of bluebonnets and smile for a photo is a rite of passage for many families. The fields in Ennis are a bit more picturesque than the side of a highway (and safer, too!) When Jenna asked about taking engagement photos there, I was 100% in! We all decided during their photo session that they were Texan AF.

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Bluebonnet Engagement Ring

Jenna and Eric officially tied the knot at the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth, and y’all know I love a courthouse wedding! If you’re wondering whether or not I would love to photograph your tiny wedding, the answer is always yes.

We still have open dates in 2020, if you’re looking for an easy going, professional, and gently assertive photographer (important to wrangle family members and capture all of the details you’d like) reach out ASAP to discuss hiring us to document your wedding.

In 2020, I look forward to sharing more of my past work along with tips and tricks for brides and other photographers.

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Rachel and Nate’s Fort Worth Engagement Session

Ok, here’s the thing about this Fort Worth engagement session. Rachel is my sister-in-law. I’ve known her for almost 13 years, and in those years, she’s become one of my closest friends. So I. HAVE. FEELINGS. About this post.

Rachel moved to New York City several years ago, and a few years after that, we met Nate for the first time when he came to Texas for Thanksgiving. I remember thinking that night about what a great match he is for her. They’re both whip smart but also incredibly goofy (as you can see in the below photos).

One week from today, they are going to say their vows to one another in front of their close friends and family. Nick and I are in the bridal party, too! And we absolutely cannot wait to welcome Nate officially in the family (but let’s be honest, he’s been a member of the family for some time now!)

We opted to take their engagement photos in Fort Worth. The Lumen Room Fort Worth provided a stunning background (and a plan B option in case the weather was bad), and then we headed over to take a few photos at the Kimbell Art Museum. Little did we know it was also Homecoming, so we dodged quite a few high school groups taking photos. We made it work though!

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Congratulations and welcome to the family, Nate!!

I haven’t been keeping up as much as I should with my blog, but if you’re curious about what we’re up to, give me a follow on instagram! 2020 is looking fierce so far, so definitely reach out if you’re interested in having us photograph your wedding, engagement, or event.

Rachel’s hair and makeup were provided by the wonderful WAFU Artistry.

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Katie and Greg’s Bishop Arts Engagement Session

Katie and Greg’s wedding is just over the horizon and before the celebrations begin, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite photos from their engagement session. I’ve known Katie since my high school band days, so when she reached out to see if I’d photograph her wedding, I was extremely honored! I can’t express what a treat it is to work with someone I’ve known for over a decade. I had the best time photographing Katie and Greg while exploring the Bishop Arts District in Dallas, TX. I enjoyed capturing their laughter, love, and a bit of goofiness.

The wedding countdown has begun! 2 days!

We still have availability for some fall dates and are currently booking for 2020.