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
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!!
When you have a stunning bride at a beautiful location it makes for pure bridal bliss. I adore this shoot with the lovely Kelcey May Johnson from the Mansion at Turtle Creek. Congrats to Kelcey and Bart who got married this past Saturday- their wedding post is coming soon!!
This week marks a new chapter in my love affair with photography. Until recently, I never understood while anyone in this modern day would ever want to hassle with the inconvenience of film photography. I was the furthest person from wanting to try it, much lest invest in the archaic equipment in which I would need. After attending the workshop of the fabulous and ever so hip Taylor Lord- I was totally intrigued and wanted in on the lost art. This past weekend my sweet mama unearthed an old film camera that I'd known she had, but never showed any interest in pursuing. Yesterday I took an hour to teach myself how to load the archaic film (yes, an hour), find the shutter button (on the bottom half of the hasselblad, so strange), and fumble around with it's antique manual Zeiss 80mm lens to expose (with an old light meter) what I hope will be a beautiful first film test shot......the craziest part is the responsibility I felt to technically assess each shot's lighting qualities so that I didn't waste any of my precious 16 exposures! Film is not cheap and sending it off to get developed is a process not for the impatient "I need to see it now" photographer. Those close to me know that I don't enjoy waiting around and that I'm always acting on my quick and sometimes irrational impulses.....With that being said, I think this journey in film may be the perfect compliment to slow this busy body down, take a step back, and become a more sound and technical photographer.
Yesterday I styled some inanimate objects around my house and literally got the butterflies when I heard the extremely slow and loud shutter fire once. As a self taught, trigger happy digital photographer, I instinctively looked at the back of the camera to assess my image, ha- old habits will die hard I'm afraid. Guess I'll let you know how I did when I finish the role and send it off to be processed! Until then I plan on doing some heavy reading.
This little angel baby is as sweet as they come. There are few things in life more precious than newborns, so I was of course thrilled to snuggle with baby Ainslee a couple months ago. I've been so focused on weddings this past year, I've not taken time to blog my family & newborn sessions. I hope to catch up in the coming weeks to share the beautiful family sessions I've had the privilege of photographing this past year. Also, check out the adorable custom wall-art that HAD&P designed for behind baby Ainslee's crib.
custom wall art designed by yours truly
I first got to experience this fun loving couple during their engagement session last fall. Maggie and Alan have an uncanny love for not only each other, but are deeply in "puppy love" with their dogs as well. Their puppies were part of their engagement, engagement pictures, and even part of their wedding ceremony!! The wedding was filled with pure joy from every angle. The sunny weather took a turn, but Maggie's wonderful wedding team flipped the outdoor ceremony site to be indoors without a hitch. It rained, it poured, but it only added magic to the night as we celebrated Maggie and Alan's happiness.
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.
I was so excited to photograph Kristi and all her bridal glory a few weeks back. She is a previous model and major fashionista. This girl's closet is insane and she rocks everything she wears regardless of label. Kristi is as sweet as she is beautiful, and gives bridal couture a whole new meaning. She married my cousin Chad this past weekend and we couldn't be happier to have her in the family. If you haven't seen their engagements, check them out here. They are the real life Ken and Barbie!!
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.
Being published in print is something that fulfills every photographer to no end. We spend countless hours behind the camera and computer composing subjects & tweaking images until we are blue in the face. We wear many hats so it feels great when that hard work and diligence is recognized and duly noted. I was ecstatic when The Knot Texas contacted me saying they stumbled across my blog and wanted to feature Lane & Alan's wedding in their Fall/Winter edition. The magazine should hit shelves soon, so make sure and grab a copy to support all the wonderful vendors who collaborated on this lovely wedding.
Photography: Heather Ann Design & Photography & Amy-Rose King Photography (2nd shooter)
Videography: Billy Alonzo
Day-Of-Consultant: Luciana Cavazos/College Flowers
Stationary: Miss Social Butterfly
Flowers: College Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Marla Felton
This precious family is as sweet as they come. I love getting to work with new clients and discovering our little life connections. Melissa and I have so much in common from sharing the same college to the same sorority. We have mutual friends and now a friendship of our own. I'm thankful we've crossed paths and cannot wait to photograph her sweet new baby in the coming weeks. Her kids are extremely cooperative and a perfect picture of what polite should be. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together.
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 share this beautiful engagement session!! Sarah and Carter plan to tie the knot this February in Oklahoma City and I'm flattered to play a part! These two met while at TCU and share not only a great love for each other, but for their alma mater as well!! It only made sense to make our way to TCU's new stadium for a few shots. Both Sarah and Carter have deep roots in cow town, and Sarah owns one of the cutest paperie & gift stores in Fort Worth, Inscriptions on the Boulevard. I highly recommend any of you brides reading to check out her amazing line up of vendors. She has a great selection of letterpress which I'm currently loving. In fact Sarah asked me to photograph a few of her recent graphic designs and I plan on sharing them with you guys soon!! In the meantime enjoy these two, they are incredibly fun and I'm so glad to call them my new friends!!!
Ashton & Matt are simply adorable. Yet another KKG sister of mine, I'm more than honored to be part of this beautiful wedding!! We met in Fort Worth to shoot around West 7th area. Right as the sun was getting to that magical point in the evening Ashton realized she had forgotten to pack her jeans for her second outfit!! We did what we ladies do best and had an impromptu shopping trip to University Park. No worries- we were in, out and on with the shoot just in time for the best light of the night!! I adore these two and these lovely images.
Another one of my precious fellow KKG sisters is tying the knot!! I absolutely love this darling couple and it was such a fun evening photographing them out at White Rock Lake in Dallas. They brought their sweet chocolate lab all the way from Longview to be part of our shoot!! I love catching up with old friends during the peaks of their life, and I'm absolutely blessed to call this a job. Elizabeth and Ryan are getting married this coming March in Longview and I can't wait!!