Toyah & Duncan met on a yacht, where they both worked. They spent two years traveling all around the world before landing permanently in Dallas. So needless to say, travel is extremely important to them, and it was a blast finding ways to incorporate treasures found on their travels into their wedding photos!
This wedding was particularly unique since they wanted a small intimate wedding in the exact spot where Duncan proposed at White Rock Lake. Photography was important to them, something I LOVE to hear from my clients, and made my heart sing!! Though it was a frigid day, we all made our way over to the Dallas Arboretum for a mini couple session and lots of fun family portraits after the wedding.
Toyah & Duncan, thank you for welcoming me into your home and introducing me to your sweet, loving families, and for the pleasure of capturing this important moment in your lives! Congratulations, love birds! :)
Loved capturing the giggles and smiles of this sweet little family! The onesies are by far my favorite Christmas Family Photo ever!! Merry Christmas Eve Kinsey and Jose!
Meet Amanda and Adam! I was thrilled to receive this call to fly to Seattle, Washington to photograph their intimate wedding at Huntley Lodge in the picturesque Pacific Northwest mountains!!! Amanda is a high school art teacher and Adam an architect, so I just knew their wedding was going to be fabulous, and that it was! It was so much fun getting to know Amanda and Adam along with the rest of their sweet families. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to get to know each of you, and the opportunity to spend an amazing week in Seattle, Washington. Stay tuned for their wedding images, and in the meantime, here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session taken in their own neighborhood!! I so wish my neighborhood was this cute, the little community garden was my favorite!
Beautiful handmade engagement ring by one of Amanda’s good friends! Just love this design!
After running all over their neighborhood capturing amazing moments together, sweet Amanda and Adam invited me up to their place to warm up with a quick drink! Amazing!! The view, the company and the drink! Thanks again you two!
Come back to see their intimate mountain wedding with the most amazing DIY details ever!
It’s been awhile since I left you with a preview from Lacey and Ryans wedding, you’ve waited long enough so here are some of my favorites from their wedding! She chose Maple Manor for her ceremony location and Kountry Klub for a ‘Pure Country‘ reception party!
I absolutely love that moment when my brides transform from client into a new friend! So it’s with great pleasure that I share a few of my favorites from Lacey’s bridals at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Lacey you look absolutely stunning, this dress is so perfect on you! It was a pleasure to capture these moments for you!
I had the opportunity last week to photography a good friends baby girl. Congratulations Carissa and Tony, she is beautiful! Happy Birthday Lilly!!
Been super busy around the studio lately…will update you on all the cool things going on shortly. Wanted to leave you with a little sneak peek from a wedding I shot last weekend. Western Kountry Klub was a unique venue because Pure Country with George Strait was filmed here. Congratulations Lacey & Ryan it was a beautiful wedding and it was an honor to be your wedding photographer and now friend! More images from their wedding and more coming soon!!
My friends know I absolutely love gardening, in fact my very first Things I like…post was about gardening! You can see it again here! So you ask, how can gardening get any better? Gardening for free! Thats right!! Gardens are meant to be shared, I LOVE sharing with friends and friends that share with me.
So here are a few of my newest plants from friends!
I’m so looking forward to this side of my home being completely covered in Moonflowers attracting honeybees to my garden! Thanks again Danielle!!
Now, I’ve never own cacti before, but I was up for the challenge…or so I thought… There is absolutely nothing to owning cacti, seriously easy, this little guy fell off of a cactus and was brought to me. I was told to just stick it in some dirt and leave it alone. It would be a lie to say that I was not at all skeptical, I just KNEW I was gonna kill it. To my surprise, shortly after I stuck it in some dirt, this bloom popped out! Can’t wait to see what color the bloom will be!
It was the same story with these Trailing Wandering Jew cuttings, super easy, just stick them in the dirt. (All the high winds in Dallas recently have worked in my favor!) I thought the window boxes on my front porch would be the perfect home for these beautiful clippings!
Now this plant was designed for sharing!! A few years ago mom gave me a couple of Airplane Plant clippings and goodness…I have SOOO many. If anyone wants their very own Airplant Plant, please let me know! I am happy to get you as many as you’d like!
Here is another very recent addition that I’m also super excited about! Indian Hyacinth Bean!! These little beans were given to me by a sweet Indian couple, I am so excited to watch these bean sprouts flourish. I was informed that every part of this plant was edible and that the purple flowers smell like Jasmine! So of course I have to find some garden seating to go right next to this trellis now!
Thank you to the previous owner of this home that left the mint! This stuff grows like wild and is so yummy when cooking!!
This plant is special to me because it was given to me from a fellow photographer’s wife here locally. Charlie Roch that’s you!! Thank you Michelle, I love my aloe baby, it’s so cute!
This last one is one of my favorites! These clippings were given to me by my mom and how cool is this plant! It’s a Dragon-Winged Begonia with silky leafs. This guy keeps me company while I edit all of your beautiful images!!
Hope you all enjoyed seeing a piece of my garden! Would love to see yours or share some of mine with you!
Wow! It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since I started my photography business. It was funny when I sat back to reflect over these past three years this morning, in some ways it seems like it was forever ago and in others it seems like just yesterday. The journey has been an interesting one with trials and successes that have stretched me as a person in all areas of my life. I look forward to what the future brings for my business and for myself. Thank you to all who have been apart of this journey!
Now that I have shared images from Pam and Rick’s wedding, I can finally post some of Pam’s lovely classic bridal portraits. Pam was absolutely radiant, beaming with youthful love and looked amazing in her white lace wedding dress. The bouquet was unique because Pam incorporated her mothers gold charm bracelet scripted with her three children’s names to add her own personal touch! Such a sweet thought and a sweet bride!! Congratulations again Pam!