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I know…This blog is long overdue so I’m gonna just jump right in! Cody & Chelsey had the most beautiful wedding earlier this year. It was such a joy to be a part of it all. Anyone who knows or has met Chelsey will probably tell you this: She’s the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. Yep. That pretty much sums her up! Sweetest thing! And Cody isn’t far behind. He’s a true gentleman, and treats Chelsey like gold. Every detail of this event was executed perfectly, and the ceremony was such a beautiful representation of what marriage & love is all about I might have gotten a little teary eyed there for a minute…
The ceremony was held at First Baptist Church in downtown Lubbock, and the reception was at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. Lou Dee’s Floral did an incredible job with all the decor and completely transformed both venues to wedding perfection! As always Texas Tech catering served up a delicious meal with ease! But one of the things I was absolutely swooning over all day were Chelsey’s gorgeous gold glitter Jimmy Choo’s & her exquisite all lace Monique Lhuillier wedding gown! Seriously…so beautiful and she wore it like it was made just for her!
Hope you guys enjoy a few favorites from their day!
Bonnie & Sean had such a gorgeous wedding! Blush & Gold is really really popular this season and to be completely honest if everything in my house was dipped in gold glitter I would not be mad about it. Just sayin’ So of course I squealed with excitement when I walked into their wedding reception and saw the gold glitter table cloth accents! TO DIE FOR. Of course every other detail was matched to perfection and I loved it all, everything from Bonnie’s gorgeous lace gown, to her bridesmaids flowing blush dresses, to the beautiful bouquets, the candlelit church aisle, vintage getaway car, and the glamorous transformation of the barn reception! Yes I loved it all! And I know you will too! So enjoy this sweet couple’s beautiful wedding!
I’m catching up here! Just a few more previews and then I’ll be ready to blog some full weddings and shoots! First up here is Jordan & Thomas. Ugh. Sweetest couple you will ever meet. They had the most beautiful wedding in Canadian, TX out at IV Lodge & Vineyard. Being from West Texas I know a thing or two about windy days and they had one of the windiest! But thankfully the winds died down a bit for the beautiful outdoor ceremony & reception and they danced the night away with otherwise perfect weather! Jordan was such a stunning stunning bride! (Watch out for her bridal pictures tomorrow!) And it’s so easy to tell how much these two adore each other! We had such a wonderful time at their wedding and my newest niece was born 2 days later so I’ll probably always remember their wedding anniversary!
And here’s Ashley & Ryan! They had a gorgeous day at the Texas Tech McKenzie-Merket Center. Ashley looked so glamorous and I loved the fun addition of all the chunky necklaces to her look! Not only was Ashley the blushing bride, but she works at a flower shop in Idalou so she was also in charge of all of the flowers and decor! Everything was planned to perfection and turned out so beautiful! So excited for these two! Can’t wait to share more!
Happy Wedding Season everyone!!!! What a crazy beautiful time it is around here! I cannot wait to share some previews of our latest sessions & weddings! When I looked up and saw that it was already almost halfway through June I couldn’t believe it!! Time is just passing me by! As I sit in my office and edit all my days away! And much like myself – not many photos are getting to see the light of day! But I had to put an end to it! So today I sat outside on our patio to eat my lunch and vowed that I would get together a blog post of previews to share with you all! I also vowed to set aside time during my day to read a book (It’s been so long since I’ve done that!), and to do something that isn’t work related with Aric- like go on a date, or work on a project for the house together, or go to barnes and noble and plan our Europe vacation for September!! I vowed to work harder- get things done and then spend my evenings like normal people do when they get off work! So here’s to being hopeful and making changes for the better! I culled 3 or 4 weddings and 2 sessions yesterday, and after this post I’ll be trying to edit one full wedding like I did this morning before the day is over! Let’s make these things happen!
Happy Tuesday everyone! Enjoy seeing our client’s pretty faces!!
(These are in no particular order!) Starting with Bonnie & Sean’s beautiful classic church wedding mixed with a rustic reception in Bonnie’s grandparent’s barn! The transformation was incredible! Complete with a gold glitter table runner for the head table, lots of soft pink color accents and beautiful flower arrangements! I love that they set aside time to do a first look and get all of their formal group shots done before the ceremony! That gave us lots of room to get some beautiful and unique portraits of them, and they got to enjoy every minute of their reception!
Amy & Jonathan are adorable! In case you can’t tell! And they were so so sweet to each other during their session!! I can’t wait to share these with you!
Lindsay & Daniel got married out at Ransom Canyon Lake and they had their reception at Lindsay’s Aunt & Uncle’s beautiful home! There was a boat getaway car, dancing on the dock, and lots of fun with their closest family and friends! And best of all, you just can’t beat a sunset like this one off the water! The sky turned every color of the rainbow during their sunset! And I’m thankful we were able to capture it for them!
Collin & Amanda were married at The Legacy Event Center here in downtown Lubbock. Aric & I are beyond familiar with The Legacy, but sometimes that can be a treat! We know exactly how to shoot it and still make it a challenge to find something unique to shoot every time we’re there! Amanda was stunning! And her dress choice was absolutely perfect! It could be one of my favorites! These two met at J&B coffee so of course – J&B was there servin’ up their delicious brews to all their guests!! I loved how the incorporated so many personal things into their wedding day!
Cody & Chelsey! I really can’t say enough about this sweet couple!! They had a beautiful wedding at FBC Lubbock with an equally as beautiful reception over at The Frazier Alumni Pavilion on Tech Campus!! One of my favorite parts of every wedding is really listening to the preacher during the ceremony! I always walk away with a good word to remind me to be a better wife and love my husband well. Their’s was no different! I can’t wait to share more from their wedding!
Matt & Allye! Yet ANOTHER absolutely gorgeous couple! Thankfully we have really amazing friends who go off to Harvard for business school and meet people like Matt & Allye so then we get a referral to shoot their wedding! There’s way too much to be said about this couple. We attended their wedding rehearsal the night before their wedding and person after person – family members and friends alike got up to give toasts to these two and commend them for being basically the most amazing people any of them had ever met! Guests talked about they love for the Lord, for life and for one another – and how they love people so well. Aric & I felt like we were missing out not having known them before – but we will definitely consider them friends from here on out! They had the perfect wedding at a beautiful venue in Downtown Dallas called Three Three Three First Avenue (also the address of the venue). It was planned to perfection and it was a glorious celebration of them just as they deserved!
Umm… I’ve been so excited about these two’s fun engagement session in Marfa!!! I can’t believe I still haven’t blogged them!! Obviously just by looking they are rock stars. But they are the kindest most genuine people ever. I’m so glad we wound up in the same small group at our church with them, because they are such a blessing to our lives! And I just feel cooler saying that they are our friends! I have so much to tell about our trip to Marfa with them and seriously – Their photos belong in a magazine, because they look like supermodels/rock stars!
Meet Laura. One of our brides that should be a real life bridal model. Honestly. I feel like most of her photos belong in a magazine or on an ad for her bridal gown designer – because she’s stunning! Everywhere we went and everything we asked her to do was effortless for her!
John & Bailie!! Bailie is Amanda’s sister (from above!) (In case you couldn’t already tell) It was such a pleasure getting to be a part of both of their weddings! Bailie had a beautiful hometown wedding in Pampa at her Grandparent’s barn! Again! Another incredible transformation of a barn! I can’t wait to show you! And I had the exciting joy of having Cristy Cross come and second shoot with me for their wedding! It was way too much fun! Bailie is so easy going and beautiful, and John – although he claimed he hated having his picture taken was a natural in front of the camera! They too included so many personal details in their wedding, including a hammock (because he proposed on a hammock) and sand from the beach where he proposed as the sand they used in their sand ceremony! Not to mention the cherry blossoms as decor and their Cherry jam wedding favors because their new last name is Cherry! I adore details like that!
Kenny & Amber are happy. And it shows in every single one of their engagement photos!! We’ve never had so many natural smiles and laughs! They were so much fun and seriously – just so stinkin’ cute! They are dealing with a long distant engagement as he’s on the West coast in California! He’s somewhat of a biking prodigy (in my opinion anyway) (he biked all the way from Texas to Canada!! – I hope I’m remembering that correctly – It was probably even longer) So they incorporated their bikes in the session and I couldn’t get over how adorable Amber’s bike dress was! So fitting for them! And I won’t deny that I’m a little jealous of her perfectly curled hair! I can’t wait for their wedding in August!
Luke & Carly are old friends of Aric’s from Albuquerque! I love their love story and how they had so many mutual friends growing up but didn’t meet each other until the time was just right for them to fall in love! They were so much fun during their engagement session! And we had fun trying to incorporate all things “Albuquerque” into their session including cactus (like you see below), the mountains and lots of other things!
Here’s our bridal model again! Laura married Will in April and they had a gorgeous classic wedding at St. Elizabeth’s Cathedral downtown. With that gorgeous backdrop, bouquets by College Flowers, some unique personal details, an awesome dance party and a Maid of Honor speech that has surpassed all other maid of honor speeches Aric & I have ever heard – the wedding was a success and it was such a joy to be a part of!
Edwin & Becky also got married at The Legacy Event Center! Here’s what I was talking about when I said we always try to find something different to shoot while we’re there! You might remember them from their engagement session – and Edwin is still making Becky laugh! They too had a gorgeous wedding with beautiful accents of Jade and an awesome dance party for their guests!! Not to mention 4 Frames Photobooths was there to capture lots of fun too! Check out their photo booth blog post here: 4 Frames
Did I mention before that Carly & Luke had the most gorgeous Backyard wedding and reception?! Perfect weather, lovely decor, gorgeous couple! Yes. It was beautiful! Carly was such a fun bride! And they had a wonderful bridal party, most of which Aric knew so it was fun for him to get to see some old friends! I’m nearing the end here and feel like I’m saying the same thing about each couple – but I can’t help but be so thankful for each and every one! They are all so great! And it’s such a blessing to be a part of each and every one of their big days!
And lastly – here’s one from our latest engagement session in Downtown Fort Worth at the Stockyards! Josh & Brooke had their first date in the Stockyards so what could be a more fitting place for their engagement photos?! These two are both Doctors with very busy schedules, but in their free time they love to go two-stepping and go out to hear local Fort Worth music! (I love when our couples have fun hobbies that they share with us!) We made our way around the stockyards and then ended up at Cadillac’s where they had dinner on that first date! Can’t wait to share some more from their session!
Ya’ll…we have the greatest friends! Really and truly! I’ve made it a goal of mine for the year to take more personal photos. If you’re a photographer reading this, you know how hard it is to actually WANT to carry that big camera around with you when you do things. You don’t want to feel like you’re working, you don’t want to carry it, keep up with it, or have to worry about working on those “personal” photos later when you know you’ve got so many other photos to work on for paying clients!
But when I do that – I miss out on capturing the simple day to day moments that we have and enjoy! So Aric & I have been pushing each other to bring the camera along when we do things. We’ve left it several times, but like I said we’re trying to get better!
So here are a few snapshots of what’s been happening around here!
We LOVE game nights with friends around a dining room table with a glass of wine. Have you ever played “Nertz”? If not, you should try it! It’s lots of fun! Isn’t our friends’ baby girl ADORABLE? I’ve got pictures of her I still need to blog! (Yes, again, we are like the only one of our friends who isn’t having a baby right now! Crazy!!)
Now that we are all settled into the house, Aric is back at his projects! I love this for him! Because he so enjoys doing things like this…and he’s SO GOOD. Here he’s building a prototype farmhouse table for our patio, so that next he can build the “real” one for our kitchen with some old reclaimed lumber we got from an antique store near Fredericksburg. I’ll have to take a final picture of the patio table once we’ve got it stained! It looks SO GOOD! Can’t wait to have friends over and cookout!
I’ve been cooking! Haha! I don’t know what I would do without pinterest in my life! So many yummy recipes I’ve been trying! While Aric was working on the table one night, I made a homemade skillet lasagna that was delish! And so quick and easy!
And lastly, as promised! A little sneak peek at our engagement session from last Friday when we got back! And our last February wedding! I told you I was gonna blog better!
Kembra & Dustin are high school sweethearts and truly, it doesn’t get much cuter than them. They were so kind and sweet and adorably in love for their session! I’m so looking forward to their hometown wedding this summer! And so excited for them to be tying the knot!
And a quick teaser from Joanna & Jaymac’s wedding! I just love this couple! I need to blog Joanna’s bridals soon, because those eyes of hers?! Are absolutely incredible! It’s the best when you can tell a couple is REALLY in love, and these two are just that! I loved their ceremony, and my favorite part? When Joanna offered Jaymac a wispers toothbrush before the kiss (per her bridesmaids persuasion)! It was priceless!
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!
Here’s just a few of our favorite hugs and kisses and cuddles from the past year!
Remember to kiss your sweetheart today!
It’s the coolest thing in the world, that Aric & I get to be a part of so many happily ever after’s! I’m just SO excited for these sweet couples! AND…once I finish up these last few weddings… I’ll finally be blogging some weddings from this year!! I know, I know- believe it when you see it… It’s coming for sure! Along with some posts from what Deborah’s been up too!! Enjoy these few sneak peeks! And go kiss your sweetheart today!
Ashley + Taylor’s wedding here in Lubbock at Lakeridge
Kelly + Patrick’s wedding in San Antonio at the Southwest School of Art
And Andrea + Ric’s wedding in Napa Valley at Sylvan Lake Estates!
I’ve got a full lineup of blog posts for this week, but I couldn’t help but share a sneak peek first!! Do we have some gorgeous clients or what?!?!
xoxo, Happy Monday!!
I was beginning to feel like the old blog here was missing some wedding photos! We’ve been so honored to have such wonderful 2012 brides and are having so much fun shooting their weddings and working hard to produce some beautiful final images for them! It’s been a crazy start to the wedding season and I feel like we are already halfway through! I’m wondering where 2012 has gone already!! We’re excited for Lottie and Ty’s wedding tomorrow as well as some lovely June weddings here in Lubbock and are so looking forward to a couple out of town/destination weddings in August!!
What a blessing and learning process this year has already been for us! I’m finally getting ready to announce our big news next week! So ya’ll come back!!
Usually I do the typical previews of some favorite portraits that we took during the day on the wedding day with the bright light and colors, but I wanted to change it up a bit a share a few moody night time shots we tried out at a few weddings! Hope you guys like them!
Get ready for some detail overload!! The team at College Flowers along with Jill Leven went above and beyond for this wedding and it shows! Every detail was executed with perfection and this precious couple had such a special day! (You can see more of College Flowers Details HERE) I’ve been waiting and waiting to blog this wedding, but I just couldn’t wait anymore! What I love even more is how they transformed the Lubbock Wind and Power Museum into the most beautiful wedding venue! It’s amazing what you can do with just a little bit of vision! Ah! I’m just giddy over this wedding and thought I’d share my love for it with you today on Valentine’s Day! Hope everyone has a wonderful day…and be sure to kiss your sweetheart!