Cassie & Anthony were a blast to work with! We dodged some bad weather and had the chance to have a brisk morning shoot in Downtown McKinney. The picked the Downtown McKinney area since they could get a good variety of pictures that included the country/urban style photos. Their goal was to grab some of the typical engagement pictures poses as well as shared with us their Pinterest board for more unique ones. They had some great shots they wanted with their four-legged best friend. Having pets on engagement 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 hope you have a perfect wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic later this month!
Sarah and Paul were an amazing couple to be around. If you can’t see from the pictures how happy they were the whole time then we did not do them justice. 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.
The flowers they picked for the wedding were pefect, the colors and texture complimented one another. 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. In-between the ceremony and reception we were able to get in some pictures before the sunset. The receptions 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. 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 shoot before the wedding, which we always love because it gives us more time to get to know the bride and groom. Dana went with Dallas Arboretum, West End, and Trinity Groves for the locations of the shoot. 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. Next we moved on to 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 stop was at the Dallas Arboretum where you can never go wrong. We can’t wait to share their wedding pictures with you in the near future!
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.
Did I mention how bummed I was I didn’t get to go with my partner to this wedding! Since I am expecting our second little one, Travis had to go on this destination without me. I still could not be more excited for this sweet couple Ginger and Jimmy. I still can not believe their big day has already came and went.
This destination wedding took place at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Their goal was to make this a great time to spend with family and close friends in a beautiful location, and they did just that. The bridesmaids and bride started off the day getting ready at the spa with getting their hair and make up done. They finished up getting ready in a suite with their matching robes and a few drinks to celebrate. I loved the hangers that Ginger got for all the girls, I thought it was a great extra touch to add.
The ceremony started near sunset and was situated amidst authentic Mayan ruins in the Riviera Maya. Everything was gorgeous. I loved how on her bouquet she added some of her dad’s pins to show memorial to him. The guys looked sharp as Ginger’s sister brought her down the aisle. The ceremony could not have been prettier, even the ring bearer was left in tears.
They provided a cocktail hour with an open bar while we took some pictures. Afterwards everyone enjoyed dinner . Ginger had a special spot reserved for her dad at the family table. To wrap up the night everyone had a great time on the dance floor with a live mariachi band. Even some of the local wild life showed up for the fun.
We could not be more excited when this day finally arrived. We have had such a great time being part of this awesome couples story. We started off the wedding day at a local Fort Worth church getting to spend time with the Bride, Groom, bridal party, and family. Everyone was in great spirits and excited for these two to tie the knot. I loved the robes the girls had when getting ready. Before the ceremony the bride and groom made time to have one last prayer together before they walked down the aisle. The colors used to celebrate the day in was a deep purple and gold. They had a classic ceremony and stayed back to take family photos while everyone else headed to the reception. The reception took place at the Gladney Center for Adoption. The cake was amazing and there was plenty of dancing. To wrap up the day we got some shots of the bride and groom and let them head out to their honeymoon in Mexico.
For Shelley & Garret we had the chance to take their engagement photos in McKinney earlier this year, and we were glad we got be a part of their big day. Their wedding took place at the White Room in Arlington, TX. They had a classic traditional wedding. Their little guy, just like at the engagement shoot, was always helpful and was excited to be a part of everything. I liked the fact that they had a guest book, but also set up a station where the guest could leave notes to the newlyweds. From start to finish everything felt relax and everyone seemed to have an awesome time, what more could you ask for?
This was our first time working with the McCall family, and it went awesome! They were such a pleasure to work with. Their daughter and son could not have been easier little ones to take pictures of. We took the photos by the pond in their neighborhood in Forney. It was a warm day but it cooled off just enough near sunset for us to get these shots without anyone melting. Looking forward to the next shoot with them!
It just felt like we finished up Ginger’s engagement photos and then it was already time to fly off for the wedding and her Bridals. We did the bridal session around the resort where the wedding would be taking place, the Occidental Grand Xcaret in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Ginger took a break from enjoy this amazing resort and exploring the area to get in her dress and show off all the details of her wedding attire. She did a great job, and we loved the chance to do the bridals ahead of time at the same venue as where the wedding would be.
I still can not get over how gorgeous her bouquet turned out and I don’t think she could have had a better color combination. We are working up finishing the wedding photos so that we get a chance to share them not only with this awesome bride and groom, but with her friends and family as well.