Couples, Engagement

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.

Weddings

Yazmine and Preston’s Wedding – Hidden Pines Highland Village

Yazmine and Preston’s wedding at Hidden Pines Highland Village took place one week ago today. (Happy one week anniversary, you two!) We were so honored to capture this truly special day.

These two avid Texas Rangers fans were surrounded by close to 300 of their friends and family and celebrated the start of this new chapter of their lives with a taco bar, cheesecake bites (yum!), and an excellent dance party. To top it off, Yazmine’s mom and grandmother also created all of the beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets.

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Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel Highland VillageĀ 
Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup: Lush Bridal Beauty
Desserts: Dandelion Cheesecakes
Great American Cookie
Brandy Cakes
DJ: DJ Poohcasso
Catering: Rosa’s Cafe and Integrity Events and Design
Dress: Georgio’s Bridal
Florals: Nicole Fernandez and Dorothy Lee (Mother and Grandmother of Bride)

I’m currently booking 2020 dates. Let’s talk!

Weddings

Katie and Greg’s Wedding

It has been such a joy working with Katie and Greg as they’ve been planning their Plano wedding. Katie and I go way back: all the way to high school when both of my parents were her band teachers! I first met Greg at their engagement session and couldn’t be happier for the two of them. They adore each other, they’re both such creative spirits (Greg is a professional music composer, and Katie is an artist), and they definitely have a bit of fun goofiness together as well.

The wedding day finally arrived on a surprisingly pleasant, summer day. Venia Flowers provided stunning details that were such a sophisticated touch. I also had so much fun getting to know (and to catch up with) Katie and Greg’s friends. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Vendors:

Venue: NOAH’S Event Venue Frisco/Plano
Caterer: Two Sisters Catering
Florist: Venia Florist and Event Design
Cake: Delicious Cakes
Officiant: Leslie Morgan

We are currently booking for 2020 weddings! Contact me today to reserve your date!

Weddings

Felipe and Kayla’s Wedding

Where do I start with these two? I have known both Felipe and Kayla for several years, ever since Felipe stepped in and drummed for Nick’s band, Lindby. Since then we have orbited each other’s friend groups in the local music scene and have always stayed in touch. So when Felipe and Kayla reached out to talk about engagement and wedding photos, I was so honored! I should also mention Kayla is the one who introduced me to Lizzo and I’ll be forever grateful for that!

The night before their wedding, they had a music show along with their rehearsal dinner and were gracious enough to invite Nick and I. We had so much fun catching up with everyone and enjoyed the dance tunes of Svenny Baby (we couldn’t stay the whole time, because we’re old now – when did that happen?)

Their wedding day was full of music, joy, and inclusiveness. The bridal party featured both bridesmaids and bridesmen, and everyone was encouraged to wear what they felt best in. The ceremony took place at Kayla’s family church, and the reception took place at the beautiful Aristide Mansfield. The groomsmen serenaded Felipe and Kayla as they were being sent off to their reception. And their reception was killer and featured great music and a super lively dance party – they even danced to Ska music and had an epic dollar dance.

Thank you Felipe and Kayla for inviting us in to document this chapter of your lives! Be sure to scroll down to see links to Felipe’s band page links, along with an all star vendor list.

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Felipe’s Bands:
Svenny Baby
Flip and the Combined Effort

Vendor List:

Ceremony Venue: FUMC Mansfield
Reception Venue: Aristide Mansfield Wedding
Catering: Milestone Catering
Videography: Prophecy Productions
DJ: Cameron with LeForce Entertainment
Flowers: Shela Holsopple
Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery

We are currently booking 2020 weddings!

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Couples, Engagement

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.