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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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Mick Burson

Mick Burson

I met Mick over a year ago at Borman Elementary when he was kind enough to come and speak to my Art students and shared what it means to be an artist. He is a man of patience and excellence at what he does, Murals. You might have seen some of his amazing murals around Denton, like the murals on the Scrap, Creative Art Studio, and Denton Camera Exchange. This morning, I was honored to photograph him working on some last details of a mural on the Greater Denton Arts Council building off Bell. The weather was completely different than the day before, so thankfully I had some warm coffee (West Oak Coffee Bar) because it was cold and I wasn’t prepared (Mick offered his spare jacket several times). Enjoy.IMG_0212IMG_0191IMG_0195IMG_0209IMG_0229IMG_0239IMG_0332IMG_0359IMG_0292

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Chris and Susan Sneak Peek Wedding Photos: Lakeside, TX

Chris and Susan

It was a very rainy and windy week leading up to their wedding, but by God’s grace, the rain was gone and the weather was absolutely phenomenal. I pulled up to the barn and there were literally birds chirping in the morning rays. The family was getting all the centerpieces ready for the upcoming celebration in the cool morning with smiles on all their faces. Really friendly people. Susan and Chris were both getting ready, with Chris helping the family out. I was able to chat with Chris, as well as the rest of the family and friends on both sides, and the whole setup was just wonderful and warm hearted. Susan and her daughter were getting ready upstairs in a really cool light blue room upstair in the barn and the whole place just had a lot of cool character that was fun to play around with while taking pictures. The whole day was great and the low key wedding really fit the venue well and the cool, breezy day perfectly. They were both easy to pose and make smile because they loved each other a lot and their daughter, Lily, seemed as if it was just another day of hanging out with her parents, eating awesome cake.

Thank you both for letting me photography your wedding day and enjoy the pics, Chris and Susan.Fun times.

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