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!