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Jordan and Carlyn: Granbury, TX Wedding Photos

Jordan and Carlyn

I attempted the Dallas Bridal Show this year and had a lot of fun, but it was so overwhelming for me and tiring. I say this because there was one thing that great that came out of it, meeting Carlyn and Katie. They stopped by the booth and I was really hoping they would stay in contact. They did! Now here I am showing Carlyn and her husband’s wedding photos 10 months later. Totally worth it!

They both chose to get married at a really cool ranch named True Grit Ranch in Granbury, TX. A cool spot that had the cowboy theme nailed and was such a beautiful venue. It was a really wonderful day that had great weather, loving and supportive friends and family, and corn hole. It was a great evening indeed. Thank you so much for letting me photograph your wedding, Carlyn and Jordan, and I hope the very best for you. Enjoy the sneak peek.

A lot of tears

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Kyle and Jessica Wedding Photos: McKinney, TX

Kyle and Jessica

Two home weddings in a row, and I’m loving it! Kyle and Jessica’s wedding was on a beautiful property with pine trees, an open field, and flowers. Even though it was hot, it had the look of Fall. The whole setup was really an incredible accomplishment because family and friends helped setup the patio ceremony sight and decorations. I personally think that all the handwork with loved ones made the wedding more personal and emotional. There were tons of tears from everyone. Tons!

I’m honored, very honored to have been a part of this wedding by photographing so many beautiful moments. Congrats to Jessica and Kyle!! Enjoy the pics.

 

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Olivia and Dalton: Fort Worth, TX Wedding Photos

Olivia and Dalton

This is a really sweet couple that I had the honor of photographing on their beautiful wedding day this past Saturday in Fort Worth, TX. I love photographing intimate weddings, and this was such a wonderful one because of the kindest both families showed me and made sure I left with a box full of cake (YES!). Truthfully, very down to earth couple that know how to make others feel welcome and loved. Congrats to Olivia and Dalton, and Jax. Enjoy the pics.

note: Dalton is crying out of happiness to walk with his new son to the alter. Really sweet moment.

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Matt and Lauren Wedding Photos: Denton, TX Wedding Photographer

Matt and Lauren

I was honored to have had the opportunity to photograph Matt and Lauren’s engagement photos a couple of months ago at one of the most beautiful locations I could have imagined; a country farm with beautiful hills and trees. This definitely fits their style, even though Lauren says she is a city girl (Matt has slowly changed her mind). It was a really fun shoot and it was wonderful getting know know them both more.

When I saw them both again while everyone was getting ready for the big moment, it was like meeting old friends. Matt and Lauren and down-to-earth people that make photographing a wedding easy and fun. Their wedding was celebrated last week on Labor Day at Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX with the reception at the beautiful The Springs in Aubrey, TX. Family and friends both came together to show love and support for this Christ-loving couple. CONGRATS Matt and Lauren, and we pray you have a very blessed marriage. I hope all the shaving cream is off the car by now.

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Jessica and Kyle Engagements: Denton Engagement Photos

Jessica and Kyle

We decided to start the engagement shoot at one of their favorite locations to hangout Oak Street Draft House. I walked in and completely passed them while making my way outside. lol. We caught up and headed out to their casual, cool backyard at began. Kyle is fantastic at making Jessica laugh. We headed over to the Denton square and finished there. They both made the whole shoot easy and a lot of fun. Thank you both for letting me have the honor of doing your engagements and I’m excited about the wedding coming up fast. You both rock!

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Ashley and Andrew Hot Air Balloon: Denton-Wedding-Photographer

Ashley and Andrew

This was a first of its kind for me, and it was awesome! The shoot started early and was 100% worth the loss of sleep. Cool breeze and beautiful setting for this couple to get ready and take flight for their hot air balloon ride in Allen, TX. If you ever want to take a hot air balloon ride, please check out Rohr Balloons (www.ballooningflorida.com).

Afterwards, they got married on the Denton Square and it was right before the rain started dropping. A wonderful occasion and honored to capture it. Congrats Andrew and Ashley!!!

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Kory and Britney: Wedding-Photography-Denton-TX

Kory and Britney

We all met first at Barley & Board, which is one of the best restaurants in Denton, TX. It was very obvious that these two were a great match because of their witty humor and laid back personalities. The ceremony took place at the beautiful Immaculate Conception Church in Denton, TX, followed by the reception at Barley & Board. The event manager, Lauren, was INCREDIBLE and made the night a success, along with the amazing servers and food. Kory and Britney were brave enough to walk around the square and take some photos in front of large crowds (Twilight Tunes) and rocked it. This was a really really fun wedding and I was more than honored to be your wedding photographer, Kory and Britney. Congrats!!!

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Why Do Engagements?

Why Do Engagement Photos?

 

This is a tough question that has come up several times when talking with clients. As a photographer, I know and have experienced the benefits of doing engagement sessions. Here are a couple of reasons why doing engagement photos will benefit you and your fiancé.

1.You get a trial run with your photographer

I’ve heard, and have even been called by brides, about brides and grooms that had their engagements taken by a professional photographer and the images ended up being completely different than what is represented on the website or their personalities did not click at all. This is a great way to try out your photographer and see if they are consistent with what they show as their work. This is also a great way to see if they are true to their word on timelines and quality of customer service.

2.See if personalities match

There are incredible photographers everywhere, truly. I am based out of Denton, TX, (but I sure don’t mind traveling lol) and I am blown away by the talent here, as well as all over the DFW metroplex. However, you can have the most incredible photographer and y’all’s personalities just don’t click (no pun intended) during the photoshoot. It’s not that they aren’t great at what they do, it is just that the chemistry isn’t working. Since you did a shoot with them and see that you will not feel comfortable with them on the wedding day, you still have time to find another one. It will take some work, but better safe than feeling awkward at your own wedding.

3. More comfortable with your fiancé

Yes, selfies with your fiancé count as photography, but posing and working with each other during a professional shoot is a whole new ballgame. During the shoot, you both will probably be awkward and uncomfortable at first, but it gets easier and more fun the longer the shoot goes. This will lead into the wedding day and help you both know how to pose and what the photographer will probably direct you to do. Also, you get to see yourselves in the photos and figure out if you want to do anything different during posing on the wedding day.

4. It benefits the photographer

I love doing engagements! I’m a huge advocate for them for the above reasons, and many more. I get a chance to figure out the couple and see what type of shots and poses fit their personalities. Plus, we get more comfortable with each other and it makes the wedding day a lot more relaxed and enjoyable. Also, I look at their faces and expressions over a 1000 TIMES and notice what poses and directions compliments them the most.

So, to sum it up, DO ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS. I know it is more money, but I’ve heard the stories and have been contacted by a couple of brides because of their bad experiences during these shoots and it helped them tremendously. I’m not saying this to my credit, it just happens and was thankfully fixed in time.

One more thing…CONGRATS!!!

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