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Weddings

Jillian and John’s Wedding at Sanford House in Arlington, TX

Jillian and John’s Sanford House in Arlington Texas wedding took place on a crisp, November evening in 2019. I didn’t get a chance to meet them until their wedding, and when I meet couples sight unseen, it’s always a joy to discover that they’re a couple of goofballs! (Not to mention their family made me feel instantly at home: seriously warm, kind and incredible people.)

John is a pro wheelchair basketball player, and they both met at UT Arlington. Arlington will always hold a special place in my heart because I went to UTA as well. Go Mavericks! Granted, I have never been the best student (sorry to all of my teachers and professors!), but Arlington is where I became independent, where I met Nick, and where I discovered myself.

It was such a pleasure to work with both Jillian and John’s family and their friends! Scroll down to see the vendor list below.

 

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Bride getting ready at Sanford House

Bride getting ready at Sanford House

Bride getting ready at Sanford House

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The most hilarious “first touch” ever. Jillian and John just kept cracking jokes and making all of us laugh.

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Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer
When it came time to read their vows, they played “rock, paper, scissors” for who was going to go first.

 

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

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Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

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Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

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Probably one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. It’s cool.

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

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Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Sanford House Arlington Wedding Photographer

Check out Jillian and John’s blog here!

I want to share if you’re wondering how to pose someone in a wheelchair – it’s just like posing anyone who’s sitting down! Don’t be afraid to get creative with it. You’re there to capture their love. Let them be natural but still direct them as you need. I always research and look at photos of venues and couples before I shoot anywhere, so I can have new, fresh perspectives in my head. There are plenty of examples online of differently abled couples.

We still have some 2020 dates available. I’m so happy to be sharing actively on my blog again. It feels like it’s been awhile! I fully plan on sharing some tips and tricks about hiring the perfect photographer for your wedding and more about my life.

Vendors:

Planner: Rhianna Dempsey with Polished Planning Events
Venue/Catering: Sanford House
Videography: Everlasting Wedding Films
Cake: Baked by Kim Lisa
DJ/Photobooth: It’s Your Night
Bridal Beauty: Pretty on Premises
Florist: The Blooming Bride
Rentals: Gold Dust Event Co

Weddings

Becki and Brittany’s Brik Venue Wedding

Becki and Brittany’s Brik Venue wedding was one for the books! The day started off with Beki doing a bit of homework and chilling while Brittany and her squad partied and sang to Lizzo in her getting ready room. While Becki was having her makeup done, I got caught up with her and her Matron of Honor, Lindsay, who we had the great pleasure of working with back in 2017. I truly felt more like a friend than a vendor – mostly like a friendor! We always love photographing and working at Brik Venue.

Their first look was full of happy, joyful tears and the beautiful Brik Ivy wall was covered in bright, vibrant fall colors. The ceremony was heartfelt and a T-Rex even made an appearance during the reception.

Becki and Brittany, we loved getting to photograph your wedding! Be sure to scroll down to see the inclusive and fabulous vendors they used.

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Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

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Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

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Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding
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Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

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Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

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Brik Venue wedding exit

Brik Venue LGBTQ Wedding

In the near future, I’m planning on sharing tips and tricks on how to best serve LGBTQIA+ couples. I can’t wait to share all of these ideas and thoughts bouncing around in my head for 2020. I believe DFW is becoming more inclusive every day, and I’m extremely happy about it.

Shoutout to these LGBTQIA+ welcoming vendors:

Planner: Cloud Creative Events
Venue: Brik Venue
Florist: Sage Fine Flowers
Hair/Makeup: Ashley McNabb Artistry
Cake: Leigh Baking Co
DJ: LeForce DJ

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 Village 
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!