Byron and Maddie: Engagements Sneak Peek, Southside on Lamar

Byron and Maddie

Oh Byron and Maddie, why are you both so awesome? This was a lot of fun and thankfully not too hot on the rooftop of this beautiful building. This couple are as cool as they look and incredibly friendly. I was pretty impressed when Maddie showed up with her Fuji Instax and it was a blast to use (thanks Maddie). We had a lot of fun and they both did a fantastic job. Congrats to Byron and Maddie and I look forward to the wedding. Enjoy.

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Ryan and Alyssa Engagements: Southside on Lamar Rooftop, Dallas, TX

Ryan and Alyssa

We first started at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, TX. I scouted out the location before everyone arrived and it amazed me at how I found new places to shoot despite having done several engagement sessions there. I love that location. Ryan and Alyssa handled the heat like pros (as my shirt was noticeably wet) and we headed over to the rooftop of Southside on Lamar (a really amazing building with wonderful staff). Being on top of a building made the world of difference with the heat. There was a nice breeze and the lighting was perfect. Great job to Ryan and Alyssa! Enjoy the sneak peek.


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Kelvin and Crista: Chapel at Ana Villa. The Colony, TX

Kelvin and Crista

I’ve been pretty excited about capturing Kelvin and Crista’s wedding for a LONG time. The day finally arrived yesterday at the beautiful Chapel at Ana Villa in The Colony, TX. We first met for their engagements back in the Fall and they were so friendly  and really enjoyed being around each other that it honestly made the picture taking really easy. I told them to stand in a cool spot and Kelvin made her laugh and smile while Crista did her photogenic thing. Great couple.

All the friends and family were really excited for the Big Day and there was tons of energy in the air. Both families and friends showed their love of God through their humility and love to everyone. When Crista came down the isle, the stout, football coaching groom didn’t have the strength to hold back the tears of happiness back. Sweet moments. Fun night.

Congrats Kelvin and Crista!!! Enjoy the sneak peek.

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Cortnee and Andy Engagement Photos: Denton, TX

Cortnee and Andy

We were blessed with a beautiful evening to shoot engagement pictures a couple of days ago with these two really cool people. They are down-to-earth, loving individuals that are easily able to make each other laugh with the slightest gesture or quiet comment in the ear. Cortnee and Andy did a fantastic job bearing the intense heat and swarming mosquitoes, with a smile. Thank you both for this opportunity and I’m excited for the wedding. Enjoy.

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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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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.


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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