Meet my sweet friend Brittany and her husband Greg!! Brittany and I have been friends forever and now share our love of photography with one another!! She has been my fabulous second shooter for many weddings and even accompanied me all the way to Hawaii recently!! Our next journey is a wedding in Memphis next week!! I cannot WAIT and am so thankful to have such a reliable and wonderful friend/colleague. Brit and Greg are having their first baby this year and I'm so happy that we were able to document their gorgeous new home before they discovered they were expecting!! Such a special time and I couldn't be happier for them!! Love you guys-
April in this city is pure bliss. It brings the most magic light and beautiful weather imaginable. I'm so thankful for the perfect spring evening I spent with Catherine and Todd recently. I may be in the midst of busy season but it's shoots like this that give me such a renewed spirit. Cheers to my new friends, and best wishes to you both!!
I truly cannot wait for Lindsey and Justin's Fort Worth wedding this fall!! Lindsey and I went to college together, and I just love that we've recently reconnected! She is in the midst of starting her own event styling company Blah Blah Blush and I couldn't be more excited for her!! I adore her taste, and even more, I adore her!!
This stunning Fort Worth wedding was such an honor to be a part of. Being new to the area, I feel so blessed to have met and worked with some of Fort Worth's finest families. The Oswalds and the Motherals could not have been more graceful in hosting such a beautiful wedding weekend and I'm so grateful I was able to share. It rained & it poured, but no amount of downfall could dampen such a splendid occasion. Martha and Paxton congrats on your beautiful wedding, you guys are wonderful together.
Thank you Carmen Evans for accompanying me as my second shooter. Your support is always appreciated!!
Photography: Heather Rowland
Second Shooter: Love, Carmen Rose
Coordinator: Kathy Ellis
Invitations: Inscriptions on the Blvd.
Florist: Bill Bostelmann
Band: Professor D
Bakery: Fort Worth Club (bride's cake) and Sweets by Sarah (groom's cake)
Church: University Christian Church
Reception: Fort Worth Club
Dress Designer: Judd Waddell
Shoe Designer: Stuart Weitzman
This charming Brownwood wedding was such a sweet occasion. I'm still reminiscing over the lovely historical home where the bride dressed, seriously so quaint and only in a small town. Kelcey and I were (you guessed it) KKG's together and I'm so excited to share her beautiful wedding day. Best wishes to Kelcey and Bart, we'll see you in Cowtown!
Also, a very big thank you to the sweetest second shooter, Sammie Culpepper you are such a hard worker and a true genuine talent!!
Beautiful light, gorgeous couple & genuine goodness- it just doesn't get any better! Best wishes to you guys. I adored working with you and your precious pups!!
This love is real, this love is genuine, and this love has been handcrafted & intricately created for these two amazing people. I am so honored to know Lindsay and Garrett. They are the type of couple you're lucky to meet at least once in your life. Hearing the speeches given at their rehearsal dinner, I was truly awestruck and moved to learn their story and how incredibly intentional the Lord has been in their relationship.
Their wedding fell on the most magical January day you could wish for…warm, golden light, and overflowing love from every corner. These two families are filled with such incredible spirits and it was truly uplifting to document such a perfect union. Lindsay and Garrett, you guys are so right for each other and I cannot wait to see what's in store for your future together. You two will do amazing things. Thank you for allowing me to play a role in your wedding day, it was such an honor.
Aloha! Sometimes as a photographer, you're lucky to stumble across serendipitous opportunities and pure wedding magic. Kara and I grew up together in Lubbock and I was completely flattered when she asked me to be her photographer. When she mentioned her and Vincent's wedding would take place in Maui, I could't wait to document their special day in such an incredible desitnation. Between this beautiful couple and the Hawaiian paradise, I was in heaven everywhere I turned.
I bring to you another beautiful KKG sister and friend. Meet Alex and her sweet man Charlie. These two have been together since college and they are the real deal. Needless to say, between the romantic Hill Country setting and these two love birds, I was certainly inspired. I just love this wholesome shoot from start to finish.
I've been so excited for this particular day since I first met sweet Liz. She careful crafted and planned the most beautiful wedding- and with the amazing talents of Stems of Dallas, Caroline Fair Events & Lindsey Zamora- the day was absolutely flawless. The reception took place at the Room on Main, which is one of my new personal favorites, the space is magical! Not even the rain could put a damper on Liz and Travis' wedding, as it set a perfect backdrop of yummy light and freshness all around. Liz and Travis are exactly the match I love to photograph; fun, totally in love, and down to earth, the perfect combination. Bless you guys and thanks so much for sharing this incredible moment with us.
A very heartfelt thanks to my sweet friend and the most talented wedding stylist I know, Lindsey Zamora. You truly are a creative genius. Any brides who are looking for someone to give a cohesive, unique, and upscale vision to your wedding styling, contact Lindsey. She's also available for "day of styling". Just look at her tool belt below, the girl isn't joking.
Also, thanks to my second shooter and adorable office assistant Vanessa Anderson for her endless enthusiasm for photography, love you friend!
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Ashton and Matt got married on a gorgeous July afternoon. These two are a stunning couple and I loved getting to see Ashton, a former KKG sister of mine, so incredibly happy. The reception was at Joe T's, here in Fort Worth, and was one of the most laid-back and joyous weddings I've been a part of. The margaritas were flowing and I even got to take part in the festivities a bit! Every time I've gone to Joe T's I leave thinking how beautiful it would be for a photography backdrop, and I'm so thankful Ashton made it a reality! Ashton & Matt, all the best to your very bright future. Enjoy.
Vince & Kara are family friends of ours from Lubbock. Kara and I have grown up together since we were in kindergarten, so it's a complete honor to be part of this season in her life. Nothing makes me more joyful than seeing an old friend find such happiness. These two plan to tie the knot in Maui this December and I'm over the moon to be their wedding photographer. A Hawaiian destination wedding has always been on my bucket list, and photographing these two friends just sweetens the deal!!
This sweet couple makes me so happy. Craig and my husband Ryan went to medical school together back in Lubbock and were fast friends. Between their love for sports, orthopedics, and all things masculine I could never really get a word in edgewise. Craig lived with us for a short time while he was here in Fort Worth for a rotation last fall and would talk about his sweet Taylor frequently. I was so thrilled when our subject matter shifted from ESPN to his love for this girl!! When I got the news that they were engaged to be married I was so excited!! You guys are seriously adorable. Can't wait for many more memories to come!!
There are some who start as clients and quickly become friends, like sweet Whitney. I just adore this girl and we seriously joke around that it was friend love at first site. Thanks to Hickory Street Annex for the amazing backdrop and to Whitney & Stephen for making it all happen!! I cannot wait for their lovely day in Dallas next May!!
I'm so excited to share that HAD&P and Lindsey Zamora have been featured on Ruffled today!! Go over and check it out to see this amazing shoot styled and creatively directed by the ultimate creative genius, Lindsey Zamora. Lindsey and I worked hard to create a shoot that encompassed raw Texas landscape infused with hints of native influence. The shoot exhibits classic refined elements paired with an edgy and southwestern concept, appropriately on trend. We had a blast working together on every detail of the creative design and became fast friends on our weekend getaway to our family ranch in Post, Texas where we photographed the setup. Lindsey's amazing husband Robert Zamora provided the intricate wood work you see throughout the shoot. This dynamic couple designed the cake stand and table topper out of wood to be modularly placed underneath the fine china, creating the most perfect juxtaposition. I'm so thankful to all of our fantastic vendors who collaborated with us on this shoot. Kelly Marble of College Flowers out of Lubbock Texas supplied us with the most beautiful blend of soft unique florals with touches of succulents and dusty miller. One of our favorite surprises was the unexpected and oversized agave leaf he used as the center piece of the table scape. Lauren Essl of Blue Eye Brown Eye supplied us with the most unique calligraphy and vintage stamps. Her wonderful penmanship is an art form we were thankful to incorporate as it gave the shoot an underlying elegance paired with the graphic letterpress designs by Bella Figura. My sweet friend Traci Robinette and her husband Clay volunteered to be our models and did a fantastic job despite the unseasonable chilly weather! Traci's mom Marla Felton from Lubbock designed the beautiful wedding cake and is one talented lady with baked goods!! Thanks to Suite 206 for lending us the ahhhhh-mazing lucite ghost chairs and Gloss Luxury Rentals for the copper cake table. We love love love this shoot and hope you do to!!
Sarah & Carter tied the knot this past February in OKC. You may recall it was a beautiful wedding and one heck of a party!! In lieu of bridal portraits beforehand, Sarah & Carter decided on a very clever "second look" post wedding option. I think this is a brilliant idea for traditional brides who oppose the "first look" idea and opt not to see your groom before the wedding on your big day. This option allows for the traditional wedding approach, yet enables you to document your newlywed bliss in your bridal attire without the stress of the wedding day. Carter played along (as every good groom should), dressing up alongside Sarah for a post wedding second look. I just love these two new friends and I'm obsessed with this idea.
Understated elegance is what comes to mind when I think of the new Mrs. Ryan Baumgardner. She is a class act and a dear KKG sister of mine. My heart always melts when sweet friends from my past ask me to photograph their weddings. There is no greater compliment than knowing they trust me to capture the love and emotion of the most special day of their life. Elizabeth and Ryan are truly a perfect match and accent one another in such a wonderful way. I've loved getting to watch these two navigate their wedding bliss as I've had the pleasure of documenting their engagement, bridals, and now this lovely east Texas wedding. Godspeed you two.
Thanks to my sweet friends Brittany Jones for second shooting!! You are too much fun to work with and I appreciate your hard work more than you know!!
When my cousin Chad and his beautiful fiancé Kristi asked me to take their engagement photos, my heart skipped a beat!! Kristi is the face of Xen Tan and an experienced model, so you can imagine how flattered I was when she chose me as her engagement photographer!! These two are obviously stunning at first glance, but the best part about them is how much fun they are!! We seriously laughed our way through the entire session and I left feeling so happy at what a perfect match they are. They are the essence of a beautiful couple to their core and the shoot was so effortless and natural. I'm beyond grateful that they trusted me to document such a fun moment in their lives. All the best in your beautiful future together; you guys are truly wonderful.
Being what I still call "new" to Fort Worth certainly has its perks...one of which, is getting to meet fun new friends! Working with Maggie and Alan was such a treat. These two are some of the most laid back people I've ever had in front of my camera, and their easy going nature was so refreshing. I'm looking forward to their Fort Worth wedding this October!
I'm so excited to be photographing Kat & Paul's wedding festivities this coming June!! These two are so much fun and Paul certainly gets the award for funniest groom yet. He had us laughing the entire afternoon. Kat & Paul are certainly in for a future full of laughter and fun!! I'm so thankful to have reconnected with sweet Kat, she is a gem and I adore everything about her! Enjoy their fun & flirty engagement session!!