Whitney, Dallas Bridals

Hands down, Whitney is one of the most thoughtful brides I've ever had the pleasure of working with. This sweet girl booked me a year before her wedding and within the past 12 months I feel like we have become more friends than colleagues. Whitney is such a genuine spirit and always goes out of her way to make sure I feel appreciated. She is no doubt my most organized bride and made each of our collaborations effortless and fun. I was honored to photograph her wedding this past weekend, and cannot wait to share the beautiful images soon!! Whitney, I'm so sad you're no longer a Texas girl, but I know we will stay in touch for years to come. You are a true joy and I'm so incredibly thankful we've crossed paths. Thanks for being you.

Bonus!! I LOVED that Whitney brought her mom's vintage wedding dress to her bridal shoot. Check out her precious boho bridals in her mom's dress below, just for fun!

Kelcey Johnson, Dallas Bridal Photography

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!!

Allison, Houston Bridal Session

This lovely bridal session is one of my very favorites to date!! I drove to Houston a few weeks back to document Alli in all her stunning bridal bliss, and it was totally worth every minute on the highway with a 16 month toddler!! Allison and I were, you guessed it, KKG's together back in our college days and I just adore her. She got hitched in Vegas last night and I can't wait to hear about all the glitzy details!! Viva baby!

Taylor + Caul

I love this light, I love this KKG sista, and I love, love. Enough said, enjoy!!

Venue: Merket Alumni Center- Lubbock, Texas

Florist: Southern Elegance Designs

Second Shooter: Brittany Jones, of Brit Jones Photography (HUGH THANKS TO YOU MY LOVE!)

Make Up: Alex Scharton of Play Haus Productions

Band: The Wonderfuls

Bakery: Simply Decadent

Invitations: Note"able"- Midland, Texas



Native Texas Styled Shoot with Lindsey Zamora featured on Ruffled!

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, second look

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.

Elizabeth, East Texas Bridal Photography

Words cannot describe the kind heart of this precious bride. Elizabeth and I were Kappas together in college and I was beyond thrilled to share in her joyous wedding day this past weekend in East Texas. I've been holding these beautiful images until today and now am proud to present the new Mrs. Ryan Baumgardner. You are a class act Elizabeth. Thanks for thinking of me to be part of your wonderful wedding. Sneak peek to come very soon!

HAD&P Wedding Graphic Design (From Fun to Formal)

Today's post is written by Elizabeth Locke, a freelance writer and blogger.  When Megan and Clayton announced Charleston, South Carolina as their destination wedding location, HAD&P was honored and excited to design a full package of invitations, ranging from the bachelorette party to hospitality cards to the wedding program.

Megan’s wedding colors were navy and coral. Navy is a classic color that incorporated the natural aspects of the sea and harbor into the wedding theme. Coral accents brightened the theme through flowers and decorations. The color combination created striking invitations, save the date cards and welcome brochures that reflected the bride’s chic taste.  Pineapples were included in the designs as a welcoming motif, representing hospitality and southern charm.

From the engagement to the wedding weekend, HAD&P designed the following to celebrate the couple:

  • Save the date
  • Personalized stationary and thank you cards
  • Bachelorette party invitations
  • Kitchen shower invitations and coordinating recipe cards
  • Cocktail party invitations
  • Welcome party invitations and brochure
  • Wedding program

These beautiful save-the-date cards were designed to communicate important wedding details to guests. The tri-fold included geometric prints and accents of lace.

The kitchen shower invitations and recipe cards were fun, bright and festive.

The nautical themes extended to the cocktail, bachelorette and welcome party invitations.

The navy and cream wedding programs were enhanced by lace accents on the front.

Congratulations to the wonderful couple! We loved celebrating this special time with you. To see more, check out Megan and Clayton's engagement photos and bridal photos.

HAD&P Weddings of 2012

It is officially March 1st and I'm finally getting a second to take a look back and reflect on all the beautiful HAD&P weddings of 2012!! Whew, what a year it was. Between having a baby, moving, and re-establishing in a new town, there was no time to spare! 2012 was a year full of change and growth and I cannot wait to use what I've learned and apply it to all the new and upcoming ventures of 2013. Below is a quick glance back at the weddings of 2012.  I am beyond humbled and eternally grateful to have played a small role in each one of these beautiful occasions. Thank you to all the wonderful couples who have trusted me to document their precious weddings.

Garza + Warren. San Antonio, Texas

Grant + Hall. Dallas, Texas.

Jones + Keller. Boerne, Texas.

Pickering + Stone. Fort Worth, Texas

Casanova + Jaynes. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sheets + McArdle. Dallas, Texas

Brittney + Matt. McKinney, Texas. Second Shooter for Jess Barfield.

Roley + Goetz. Lubbock, Texas

Holder + Pender. Lubbock, Texas.

Pickens + Vann. College Station, Texas.

Felton + Nahoum. Lubbock, Texas.

Amanda Lubbock Bridal Photography

Well, hello 2013! You certainly snuck up on me!! 2012 was filled with more excitement than I could have imagined, and I fully intend to post a recap of all the wonderful blessings and adventures that it had in store. Life has become sweeter and business has certainly blossomed! I have continually been humbled and graced by each one of your friendships and support. The HAD&P 2012 recap will be coming soon, however until I get myself organized enough to dive into the year behind us, please brace yourself for the fresh faces of 2013. Meet Amanda:

I had a wonderful time celebrating the new Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lindsey in Lubbock this weekend and have been counting down the days until I could post this lovely bridal session. Amanda, I adore every detail of your bridal couture. You are certainly beautiful inside and out & I still can't believe we've been friends for upwards of 15 years. This session was made possible by the wonderful planning of Elisabeth Burrows & the absolutely beautiful home of Kelly Marble. Thank you both! Best wishes to my sweet childhood friend, you are truly loved by many!

Emily Bridals

This adorable bride was one of my KKG sisters at Tech and I just love her. She has such a captivating personality and not to mention the sweetest golden retriever. I don't know many brides who would trust their dog standing next to them in their wedding gown, but Emily was up for it! I'm excited to share these images now that she's tied the knot! Emily & Stephen I wish you all the best!!

Mrs. Goetz

I just came back across this little gem of a bridal session and realized I hadn't blogged it!! Elizabeth is such a fun and eclectic bride and I just love her taste. She has the coolest ring I've seen hands down, I just love it. Also, she wins the best bridal bouquet so far. The bold mix of colors makes me so happy, and we all have College Flowers to thank for that!! Elizabeth and Ben tied the knot back in March (you can see that post here) and have been living happily ever after since. Cheers to a beautiful bride and a very happy marriage.

Meet Mrs. Pender

I'm feeling like I've hit the photography jackpot with these past two beautiful brides!! Lane and I were Kappas together at Texas Tech, and both being from Lubbock were able to reconnect for her wedding photography!! I was SO flattered when Lane was interested in me shooting her bridals and wedding because I value her taste very much. She has always been so influential in Kappa and has such a fun group of girlfriends that I haven't seen since college, and had a blast with at her wedding. I've been very excited to share these amazing bridals we took in Dallas at the Mansion at Turtle Creek. Every inch of this lovely hotel revealed a new vignette to be photographed!! With my love of design and photography, this was one of my favorite bridal shoots so far!! We had a fabulous time with Lane's mom and sister who were there for moral support, but became my "go to" assistants! I cannot wait to share a sneak peek of Lane and Alan's wedding from this past weekend, but until then, enjoy meeting the new Mrs. Alan Pender.

Meet Mrs. Nahoum

I've been absolutely dying to share these ahhhh-mazing images with you guys since we took Lindsey's bridals a few weeks ago.... it's been so hard to keep it hush hush, until now! Meet the new Mrs. Jackson Nahoum. Lindsey and Jackson tied the knot this past Saturday night and I have so many phenomenal moments to share on their sneak peek coming your way soon. As for now, enjoy this stunning bride who is TRULY as sweet as she looks. A huge thanks to Kelly from College Flowers for providing his lovely home as our backdrop and the beautiful florals of course!

Meet Mrs. Stone

Meet the wonderful Mrs. Stone. Jenea & Caleb got married last February (check out their fabulous wedding post here) and are living the wonderful newlywed life in Ft. Worth, Tx. I'm SO thrilled that my hubby Ryan and I will be moving to Ft. Worth for his orthopedic surgery residency in May!! I have an entire "personal post" coming up to keep you all updated on our crazy lives with an upcoming move and a baby on the way any day now!! However, for now feast your eyes on this stunning bride. I'm always a beat behind on the blog, but I couldn't let this one slip me by. Jenea is truly one of the most thoughtful and kind people I know. I'm beyond words excited that we will most likely be living down the street from each other in cow town!! Enjoy this beautiful bride.

Life's a flash, capture accordingly.

The New Mr. & Mrs. Michael Vann

Meet my beautiful cousin (well second cousin) Megan. She and I obviously go way back (to birth basically) as our mom our cousins! Megan and I are just one year apart and as a result always gravitated towards one another at big family get togethers. She's blossomed into such a beautiful person in every aspect of the word, and I'm so flattered that she chose me to photograph this time in her life. Since she's been engaged I've gotten to see her three times in one year which is such a treat! I just love her new husband Michael, and am so pleased with who she picked to share her life with. Since I'm so behind on blogging, I'm giving you a two-in-one special.... a double whammy of sorts, so you can really get a feel for how adorable these two are. Stay tuned tomorrow, as I'll be posting highlights from their adorable College Station wedding.  Now for the new Mrs. Michael Vann's fabulous bridal session:

life's a flash, capture accordingly.

Kellyn Bridals

Kellyn is one of my most beautiful brides. She is a West Texas girl at heart and now has completed her fairytale and married her cowboy prince at the beginning of this month. Their wedding was a beautiful and quaint Texas affair and I'm working diligently on the sneak peek- however to hold you over until the wedding post is complete, feast your eyes on the stunning Kellyn Taylor.

Life's a flash, captura accordingly.

Megan + Bridal

I'm so thrilled to share these bridal image with you guys... or maybe just my mom if she's the only one out there reading this! Megan Hale (newly Trotter) got married last weekend in Midland, Tx. I just love Midland weddings. They're always so classic, extremely fun, and a great chance to go home and visit Ryan's family. Megan and I go as far back as five years ago when she went on a family trip to Vegas with the Rowlands. It was a memorable trip to say the least and I truly fell in love with Megan's personality and sense of humor. My sister-in-law Taylor was the Maid of Honor in the wedding and has been Megan's best friend since the 7th grade. She was actually the reason Megan and Sean met! You may remember Megan and Sean from back in November when I posted their adorable engagement session. They are truly meant for each other and compliment one another perfectly. Best of luck to you Megan & Sean, I wish you all the happiness in the world! Life's a flash, capture accordingly.