TX wedding photographer

Shannon & Nathan | A Dallas Arboretum Engagement Session

Only about 5 more months until this cute couple are officially Mr. & Mrs. Pope! I am honored that Shannon and Nathan asked me to photograph their engagement session. If you didn't know, Shannon is my cuz-in-law ;). Love her to death and we are so excited that Nathan is going to be a part of the Smith family! He's goofy & fits right in :).

Shannon & Nathan live in Lubbock where they both went to Texas Tech. We decided to take their engagements at The Dallas Arboretum. That was my first time to ever go there and it was GORGEOUS! I've never seen so many pumpkins and people... Since it was on a Saturday it was pretty crowded, but we made it work. My advice is to go early in the morning or during the week! After we left the arboretum we ventured over to White Rock Lake to snap a few shots. Isn't Shannon's ring beautiful? Nathan, you did good ;).

April 30th is coming up quick & we can't wait! Here are some of my favorite photos from their fall session. Enjoy! XOXO

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Aerial & Carver | Palestine, TX wedding

When I first spoke with Aerial about her wedding and was told the venue was Elmwood Gardens, I was ecstatic! I've only seen pictures and I knew it was just right up my alley. When I arrived it was everything and MORE! It was the perfect day for a fall wedding in East Texas. There were many sweet moments throughout the day, but my favorite was their First Look. Carver turned around and immediately was brought to tears. I'm pretty sure we all melted. After the first look, we took photos of the bridal party and family. The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their plum and lavender dresses. The colors really popped! Once the group pictures were done, Aerial asked me if it would be ok if we snuck out of the reception later to take a few photos under the chandeliers... ummm OF COURSE! My kind of bride! ;)

7 years ago they became high school sweethearts. On October 16th, they became husband and wife. From the plum colors to the amazing weather, I'd say Aerial & Carver's day couldn't have gone any better. Thank you for having me photograph your wedding and I'm excited to share some of my favorites. It was a beautiful day! XOXO

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Aerial's little sister was the best flower girl!

Such a special moment between the groom and bride during their First Look.

Blooper! haha! The bees were everywhere! Carver stayed calm while we were freaking out!

Can't you just feel the LOVE the groom has for his bride? Great shot of Carver by my assistant, Kayleigh.

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Kelsey | Greenville, TX

My gorgeous friend, Kelsey, is officially a Mrs.! She looked so beautiful on her wedding day in May. It was a lovely ceremony and I'm glad I was able to be there!

When we took her bridals in April it was a gloomy day, but we made it work! These are some of my favorites. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Calbow! Enjoy!

Kaci & Chase | Beaumont, TX

Yay! It only took me forever to blog this session! This photoshoot was a "just because" session. Kaci and I discussed a style to go for, and she did great in making it all come together! Chase looks handsome in his suspenders and of course, Kaci is gorgeous! Her makeup is FLAWLESS! Bridgette did a great job (as usual). I kind of want to pat myself on the back for my bouquet making skills.. haha  ;). That was my first time to ever attempt to put one together! It was a gloomy day, but I'm pretty happy with how these turned out. Thanks Kaci & Chase for modeling!  XOXO

Makeup: Makeup by Bridgette Gil

 

 

Sam & Tyler | Tyler, TX

It's been a while, but... I finally have something blogged! Can I get a yeehaw?!  ;)

Sam and Tyler's wedding was beautiful! It was the perfect day with their loved ones. The Roseland Plantation is such a cute venue and Sam's wedding decorations were the perfect touch. She chose blush pink and gold - LOVE. Not only were her decorations gorgeous, but her bridesmaid's dresses were TO DIE FOR! I've never heard of Rent the Runway, but ladies.. check it out! Don't you just love their sparkly dresses?

There were so many images to choose from, but here are some of my faves from their big day! (Warning: there are a LOT so it may take a while to upload) Congrats to the Mr. & Mrs.  XOXO

Venue: Roseland Plantation Wedding Chapel & Ballroom

Flowers: A Wishing Well

Bistro Lighting and Bar: A Touch of Natural Floral and Gifts

 

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