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!!
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.
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.
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!!
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!!
You guys all remember my best friend Megan from when I posted her bridals back in September. Somehow between the time we shot Megan & Clatyon's engagement session and me having a baby/moving, these images slipped past the blog! The post is now ready for show & tell and deserves a feature of its own!! Megan and Clayton are seriously perfect for each other. They fell in love during their college years at TCU and have been together ever since. They are some of our best friends here in Fort Worth and even though life keeps us all crazy busy, we manage to find time to see each other as much as possible. Congrats to my favorite newlyweds.... I'm still having withdrawals from your lovely wedding weekend in Charleston. Love you guys!
Amanda and I have known each other since before junior high. You can imagine knowing someone that long that we've gone through many awkward adolescent stages together!! I recently came across some pretty comical junior high hand written notes that we sent back and forth to each other no doubt during important classroom time. We even played on the same basketball team which was coached by her dad!! The Booher family is seriously one of my favorites and I just love Amanda to pieces. I'm so excited to be involved with her wedding this spring and am thrilled to share these adorable engagement images from my trip to Lubbock a few weeks back. Amanda and Reid are such a sweet pair and I can't wait to watch their story unfold!!
I simply adore this couple!! Neely and Cody are just as sweet as they look, and I'm so excited to be photographing their Hill Country wedding at the end of October. Their engagement session was such a breath of fresh air and I cannot wait to see what this beautiful couple has in store for their big day. Until then, enjoy this very romantic engagement session.
I had an blast with Cori & Josh during their engagement session a couple weeks back. Josh has a house near Lake Allen Henry so we decided to meet in Post, Texas. We captured some cute small-town shots then ventured out to the lake. Once we were in the blazing heat and all dressed up, we found ourselves wishing we had our bathing suits, a boat, and a cooler of beer. I was so pumped when Cori mentioned the lake, because even just seeing water was a treat in this awful drought! These two are set to get married in Amarillo this December for a beautiful winter wedding. It's so funny, because Cori was good friends with some of my good friends growing up, and finally we put 2 & 2 together at the end of our shoot and discovered the connection! Everyone in Texas is somehow connected I swear, and I'm happy to now be connected to this adorable couple! Meet Cori & Josh. Life's a flash, capture accordingly.
Caroline, Jerad, and I met in Mt. Vernon, Texas a few weeks back to take their adorable engagement pictures. These two are getting married next October and were kind enough to include me in their big day! Jerad's family had a fabulous house on the lake so we had lots of fun and fresh places to shoot! Caroline went to UT while Jerad went to A&M, so of course when we passed by a field of longhorns we all had the same crazy thought.... We drove back by the beastly creatures, contemplating our fate and if the shot would be worth it. Sure enough right before the sun dropped, we all jumped the fence and went for the longhorns... first 50 feet away: they were undetectable.....20 feet away, they were looking more like subjects.... 10 feet away, jackpot! After we got the shot, we got spooked and ran all the way back to the fence, injury free. It was so much fun and I always enjoy a good adrenaline rush! Thanks to Caroline & Jerad for a fun trip, I'm looking forward to Dallas in October!
life's a flash, capture accordingly.
Carey & Kellyn are getting married this October and asked me to be a part of their big day! I'm so excited to capture some of the main the highlights on their road to the altar, and of course their wedding. Carey's family has a ranch in Ranger, Texas, so we packed up his truck and headed towards greener pastures, so to speak. Poor west Texas hasn't had any rain this season, so Ranger was a nice change of pace. We had a fun road trip and really got to know each other better. Our shoot was going just swimmingly when Kellyn decided that she would attempt to get on a horse bareback for a few shots... Being an old equestrian myself, I thought this would be awesome. As soon as she made it onto the horse's back, it all went haywire and she was suddenly airborne. She landed as gracefully as you could hope after such a spill, but decided that the horseback pictures weren't worth the risk. I didn't get any action shots, although they would have certainly been worth something! Kellyn laughed the whole thing off and was a wonderful sport. We got some pretty great images despite the hectic event. Hope you enjoy. Meet Carey & Kellyn: Life's a flash, capture accordingly.
Jaclyn and I met when I moved to Frenship back in the 5th grade. I've discussed my awkward turtle years before, but let me paint you a picture.... I was about the same height I am now minus 75 pounds.... skinny, lanky, uncoordinated, you get it.... Jaclyn was a natural born athlete. In Junior High I somehow managed to make the "A" team in basketball. When I knocked someone down I would apologize and help them up.... That defensive/aggression thing never was my style. Jaclyn was amazing though. She totally ruled the court and went on to be quite the basketball star all through school. I on the other hand made the switch after 8th grade to cheerleading- a safe bet for us side-liners.... Jaclyn and I both shipped of to the University of Texas in 2004 to embark on our new "independent lives" as college students. We lived in different dorms and saw each other at the occasional fraternity party. We still keep in touch, but not enough! I was SO excited to get to catch up with her (and get to know her main man, Cody) in Austin. Jaclyn got in touch with me a few months back about potentially shooting her wedding in Jamaica. JAMAICA?!?! Yes, and I haven't stopped thinking about it since! Her and Cody are having a stunning Martha Stewart style destination wedding next June and have invited me to be a part of it all! Of course all good weddings start with a fabulous engagement. The two make such a great couple. They are real and genuine and there is nothing I love more! Stay tuned for bridals and their spectacular beach wedding to come!
Meet Jaclyn & Cody
life's a flash, capture accordingly