What a blast in the COLD Chicago air!! We went to shoot Ally and Mike’s Chicago engagement portraits in NOVEMBER, yikes! It was so clod, but they were such troopers and we had so much fun braving the windy city. And hey, I had a legit reason to buy a super cute new toboggan cap ūüėČ We did a tour of some of their favorite iconic Chicago sites. We started off at Cloud Gate¬† aka The Bean, warmed up with some coffee, stopped traffic in front of The Chicago Theater, then ended with some great skyline shots at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

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The Modern Fort Worth Wedding – Emily + Mark

What a sweet wedding ceremony at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in downtown Fort Worth. Mark was just adorable watching Emily walk down the aisle!! That smile is the look of a man ready to marry the love of his life!!

Emily and Mark celebrated their marriage at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Their florals had an elegant pop of color and really¬† made a statement in the museum’s lobby. ¬†Creme de la Creme Cake Company created two of the most spectacular cakes. I love the Firetruck grooms cake! As soon as they arrived at the venue, we took advantage of the¬† opportunity to get some unique romantics of Emily and Mark inside the permanent collection at the Modern. Have you seen this awesome shot of them in the Kind of Blue exhibit by Jenny Holzer? Wowza!

Emily and Mark had an elegant and epic entrance into their reception on the museum’s glass walkway above their friends and family and shared in a thank-you speech with Emily’s father. The evening then kicked off with mouth watering catering by the fabulous Modern cafe staff and a live band started the party. The band was pretty epic and had a real knack for getting everyone, including grandma, on the dance floor to boogie. Emily had the fantastic idea of having a mardi gras mask party and everyone enjoyed the fun, including dad! Emily and Mark left their party in a fun and classic way…bubbles! It was a sweet night full of family fun and colorful celebration had by all! Congrats you two!!



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Dallas Proposal of Ally + Mike is THE BIGGEST SECRET I have EVER had to keep, hands down! My associate photographer Ally, with¬†The Purple Pebble Photography has been in a long distance relationship with her boyfriend Mike for 3 years now. She knew there would be a proposal soon…but she had no idea how soon and that her Boss was in on the plan! Mike contacted me with his ideas and together we came up with the perfect plan to surprise Ally…NEW HEADSHOTS! (explains the super posey Ally, right??) I told the girls that we all needed new headshots and that I really wanted to do them at¬†Winspear Opera House.¬† Megan, my other associate photographer was in on the jig as well and upped the anty by telling everyone we should dress up..wink wink! Let me tell you, that was the longest month of my life!

We all met up at the Winspear and decided we would all photograph each other, and Ally should go first. As she was striking her best pose; we could see Mike walking around the corner and started snapping away. Megan and I were so nervous we could hardly stop shaking the whole time! Needless to say, Ally was taken completely by surprise and we caught it all. Mike got down on one knee and everything. It was perfect. I took them around to take a few celebratory pictures and let them go off and enjoy their new engagement.

Ally was in for another surprise because Mike had also arranged for her closest family and friends to get together at Lark on the Park. Megan and I snuck over there to be a part of the surprise and helped them celebrate! It was a fabulous gathering and I am so glad that Mike let me be such a big part of their engagement. I’ll let you enjoy the fabulousness now. ūüėČ





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Baby Boy 6 Month Portraits of Brady were taken at Chisholm Trail Museum in Cleburne.  This little boy is so adorable!  I just love his blue eyes and his sweet smile.  Brady had tons of getting a chance to play with the fall leaves and was all smiles sitting on the tree stumps.  So honored to capture this now sweet little family of three!



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This Green + Gold Baylor University Inspired Wedding with Whitney + Luke was truly a fun and relaxed affair. Whitney and Luke both got ready for their big day at The Worthington Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Downtown Fort Worth. Whitney was the pitcher for the¬†Baylor University Bears Softball team and had her best softball teammates with her as we got her into her dress. Likewise, Luke had his best group of guys and they were quite a handful. Lots of fun was had by all parties involved. We made our way over to TCU’s Robert Carr Chapel where the ceremony would take place. Whitney and Luke chose not to do a first look but they did want to have a little sneak peek photo opportunity so we had some fun with the chapel doors…but no real peeks!!! Their ceremony was a really emotional affair. Each of Luke’s groomsmen gave him one last kiss on the cheek as¬† a single man and Whitney was the vision of beauty as she was escorted down the aisle. Their ceremony was full of sweet moments and laughter.

We headed over to¬†The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel¬† where Whitney and Luke’s reception was taking place in the Grand Ballroom. Justine with¬†Justine’s Flowers¬† created Whitney’s over the top GORGEOUS florals at the reception, as well as all of the wedding day florals in the Chapel. The music and lighting was provided Randal Stout Entertainment that kept the mood upbeat and guests on the dance floor. Whitney and Luke had a private viewing of the reception space before any of the guests entered and saw Whitney’s out of this world cake by Creme De La Creme Cake Company. Their family was a fantastic group of people who celebrated this day with vigor, to say the least. It was a party, fo sho! There was even a skit that included almost all of the wedding party in “tips for a successful and happy marriage” which had us all laughing! There was dancing, and laughter, as well as a photo booth full of fun little props. Whitney and Luke wrapped up their evening with a private last dance and then went out with a bang as all of their friends and family lined up for their sparkler exit. This was definitely a wedding to for the books. One of my favorite weddings of 2014!!!!! Congratulations Whitney and Luke, xoxo!





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