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Matthew and Nikki: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

Matthew and Nikki

I met both Matt and Nikki for coffee months ago at a Starbucks in Dallas. They were both so warm and friendly that I really hoped they would let me be their photographer for their wedding. I was excited when I got the email that they wanted to use Brandon Jones Photography!

Yesterday’s weather was off and on with the rain, and I personally think added to the cool downtown city feel of their wedding in a positive way. When I arrived, everyone was excited and moving fast to make sure all was in order for the big celebration. I loved working with them and was impressed with the creative set up of the venue (great job Amanda). The night was amazing and filled with ALOT of dancing and fun. I want to also thank the family for being so kind and awesome last night. Enjoy the pictures!

 

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CONGRATS!!!!

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Josh and Chelsea’s Wedding: Harmony Chapel. Denton, TX

Josh and Chelsea

We all met at Hypnotic Donuts a year ago, right before they moved to California. I’ve been excitedly anticipating photographing their wedding ever since because of their sweet souls and fun personalities. It was wonderful seeing them both this past weekend at Harmony Chapel in Denton, TX as the day was unfolded. Both of their families were really kind and it was easy to photograph everyone because everyone was so happy for them and their celebration. The day was really beautiful and thankfully it didn’t start raining until the end. Thank you both for letting me be a part of your wedding day and congrats Josh and Chelsea.

 

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Billy and Jennifer’s Wedding Sneak Peek: Greater Denton Arts Council

Billy and Jennifer

I was really excited that Jennifer asked me to photograph her and Billy’s wedding at the Greater Denton Arts Council building here in Denton, TX. They are both incredibly sweet people and everyone that came to the ceremony seemed to think the exact same. Billy explained to me before the ceremony that he is a crier, and he was right, and for good reason. They both definitely love each other a lot and you could hear their kids’ approval with their speeches and tears. The whole event was really full of love and laughter. I know that sounds corny, but it’s true. Congrats to you both, and thank you for letting me be a part of your Big Day!

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Adam and Andrea Engagements: Denton, TX

Adam and Andrea

I keep on saying in my post that the weather is wonderful, but it really is incredible for this time of year. It rained the day before our engagement session, so we were all thankful it was a dry day and at a cool temp. We first headed to their alma mater, University of North Texas, to do some fun shots at a cool secret garden on the top of the Business building. Next we walked around campus and eventually went to the square, where all the cool people hang out. They both did a wonderful job and Andrea was laughing most of the time, which is a good indicated that she enjoys her company a lot. Thanks for the opportunity, Adam and Andrea, and enjoy the sneak peek.

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Adriana’s Graduation Day.

Adriana

When I drove through UNT, I was dumbfounded at how much it had changed over the past couple of years since I’ve walked around it’s campus. A new student union, apartments, and departmental buildings. I arrived at the Catholic Campus Center and met Adriana and her family. She was the first to walk up and introduce herself with a big grin and tons of energy. The rest of the family followed and I was blown away at everyone’s hospitality and love. The Catholic Campus Center meant a lot to her and had been such a great influence on her years at UNT. As we were setting up for the photo schedule for the day, she expressed her mission after graduation: college ministry. I did not know or meet Adriana prior to the day, but the mission she felt called to made complete since after being with her and her family all day. She is a person that makes everyone feel comfortable and included. We did some family photos at the center and then walked to the Department of Communication Studies ceremony. This was the funniest graduation ceremony I’ve ever been to. There were tons of laughs, mostly inside jokes that can only be developed by collegial community. The whole group of Graduate and Undergraduate students were encouraging and excited for each others accomplishments. One of the professors even put on a Batman mask to announce a Graduate student’s accomplishments. Fun times that ended with a party at the park and a dual birthday celebration. It was not only a day of graduating, but Adriana’s and her twin sister’s, Danielle, birthday.

She will make a wonderful impact on this world for God wherever she is sent, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to capture her graduation and birthday celebration. Congrats!

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The Engelbrecht Family

The Engelbrechts

I loved working with this family. We took the family photos at the beautiful TWU gardens on the Friday of the Arts and Jazz Festival and the weather held off long enough to get some pretty light, without getting rained on. The timing was perfect and was a huge blessing from God. About 15 minutes after these were taken, the skies opened and it poured. Thanks for letting me take your family pictures, Jon, and enjoy the sneak peek.

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(Yes, these two were that cute)

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Terez and Matt: Ashton Gardens, Denton, TX

Terez and Matt

I was lucky enough to take Matt and Terez’s engagements months ago at TWU and an airport, yes an airport. It was awesome and totally fit their style. After working with them on that day, I was excited to photograph their wedding day. There was a chance of rain, but thankfully God blessed us with a great day with no rain and a cool breeze. Ashton Gardens is  such a wonderful venue and very easy to take great pictures at because of all the natural light the streams in from their large windows in the chapel and reception areas. Both families were incredible to work with. Matt teared up whenever Terez came down the isle, and that is a very good sign of a love filled marriage. The food was wonderful and the dancing was sweet. I hope the best of the both of you and congrats!

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Mike and Heather Sneak Peek: Hidden Pines Chapel (Highland Village, TX)

Mike and Heather

I had the honor of meeting Heather and Ali (Maid of Honor) about a year ago at Panera. We had a good time talking about the upcoming wedding and I was excited to find out she wanted me to photograph the wedding. Not only is she nice, Heather is also very selfless. We scheduled to do a bridal shoot the same day (my fault) as the Denton Bridal Show and she was kind enough to schedule it early so that we could do the shoot and I could manage my booth. It was wonderful to meet and talk with Mike and his groomsmen Friday before everything became fast-paced and wild, as it usually does on a wedding day. Beautiful ceremony and happy friends. Hidden Pines Chapel is a very beautiful venue with wonderful staff and easy to shoot a wedding in. I was excited that everyone had a lot of fun and that the celebration was extravagant. Congrats Heather and Mike! Enjoy the sneak peak of your wedding pictures.

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Cody and Delia Engagements: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Cody and Delia

The weather was just spectacular yesterday when we were taking engagements at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, TX (I highly recommend checking this place out). Cody and Delia were so easy to work with because they really fit great together and were natural in front of the camera. I’m also very thankful that they were flexible, and because of this, we were able to try out so cool spots that were a little difficult to hike to. Thank you so much for being amazing Cody and Delia!

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