Brittani and Corey – Just Because

Wow, this session has a lot of backstory to it…  Be forewarned, I’m about to get really mushy here.

Brittani and Corey Oliver have a very special place in my heart.  Brittani was my college roommate and best friend throughout college.  She was always a source of inspiration to me – from her great fashion sense to her amazing design style to her general all-around craftiness, pretty much everything she touches makes me go “That’s SO cute!”  So, it’s no surprise that when I saw her photographs in college, it made me want to get into photography.  Because of her, I decided to purchase a Canon Rebel (the old school film version, then eventually the digital version, back when it cost like $1500) and take a few photography classes.  That, of course, started me on a crazy whirlwind path that changed the course of my life.  Luckily, I got to return the favor when I played a part in helping her get to know my friend Corey (a financial genius who has played a huge part in helping me get my finances in order, make major advances towards being debt-free, start saving for retirement, and generally spending smarter), who would eventually become her husband.  They were my very first clients for my wedding photography business, and had it not been for their wedding, it’s very VERY unlikely that I ever would have become a wedding photographer.

Given that these two have shared so much of themselves with me, I’m always anxious to find some way to give back to them, so I absolutely jumped at the chance to do a Valentine’s Day portrait session for them.  It takes very very little convincing to get me to photograph a beautiful couple, even less so when they’re two of my best friends!  These guys were total troopers, battling Britt’s influenza-B and 100+ degree fever and Corey’s allergies to cats and horses (we shot most of the session at a horse ranch), as well as risking an illegal trespassing charge and a missed flight, but it was sooooo worth it in the end.  I absolutely LOVE these photos!  Okay, enough talk, onto the photos:


country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves

country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves

country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves

country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves

country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves

country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves

country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
I firmly believe everyone should have a great photo of themselves, plus Britt and Corey are entrepreneurs who both own their own small businesses (Corey makes awesome handmade furniture and Britt is a children’s portrait photographer) so I took some time to do some headshots of them.  They returned the favor for me, but I’ll post those later!
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves
country engagement portrait session of Brittani Oliver and Corey Oliver by Dallas wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves

These two are truly amazing.  Separately, they’re two of my favorite people in the world, and have helped me in inumerable ways.  Together, they are my inspiration for a good marriage.  They openly love each other, they make time for each other, they work together towards common goals, they make sacrifices for the benefit of each other and their marriage, and they really do seem to have a great set of priorities.  They have taught me that a relationship, especially a marriage, is not a passive thing that just happens.  It requires effort and work and planning, and both people have to be fully invested to make it work.  B&C, thanks so much for being the best friends I could ever ask for, I love you guys more than words can say!

Share on Facebook• Tweet this post• Pin Images• Back to Top
  • Jess - Stacy, these photos are AMAZING!!!!

  • Emily Porter - These photos are fantastic! You can tell they are amazing people through the photos. I LOVE the first one and the one where they are sitting around the horses. I love them all. His vest is H-O-T. Great work all around!!

  • corey - that chick is smokin’ hot!!!!

  • Amber Hughes - These are STUNNING! I could seriously look through them over and over again. Loving it!!

  • Sarah e. - Wow Stacy! They are awesome! I really love the ones at the horse ranch! And you would never know they we “sick”

  • Meredith Perdue - Amazing photographs, Stacy! Brittani and Corey are so incredibly lucky to have you as a close friend!

  • erica turner - Your work is always fabulous, but this post is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous images!

  • kristel wyman - stacy, these are some of your best photos ever, and i can’t WAIT for you to reveal all your new branding!!

  • Sarah - Wow! Wow! Wow! These are stunning! I’d almost give my right arm to have pictures like this with my husband!! I met Brittani last year at a seminar and wondered what happened to her! Glad to find her site again. Well done Stacy!!!

  • Mark Elkins - I agree with Kristel. Gorgeous session :)

  • Dicque Oliver - Mama’s proud!!!

  • Sarah Neal - Amazing how life comes full circle. God works in mysterious ways… and it’s a lesson to learn how much we can change someone’s life when we recognize and put faith in someone’s talents. These photos are steamy… seriously… did you feel like you had to leave? ;)

  • Cody Emberton - you are seriously the most talented woman ever. every thing you do amazes me!! the day i get engaged i will be contacting you to do my wedding and engagements!! i will fly you to nashville & take care of everything! keep up the amazing work

  • candice - these are by far my favorites of your work! beautiful work + beautiful people= FABULOUS images!

  • Jeannette Chirinos Gold - What a wonderful pictures, love them all, nice pp’ing and excelente couple to be photograph.
    both are beautiful, they really enjoy it and the show how much they loved each other.
    this comments are coming from Venezuela :)

  • Kim - Every single image is GORGEOUS!!!! I don’t even think I can pick a favorite.

  • Christy Lynn - Wow, this session ROCKED!!! Loved everything, you truly have a talent of capturing the inner beauty of someone.

  • Meegan - These are all amazing! I love each one! and the variety! Fabulous job!!

  • Curtis Copeland - Wow! Stunning photography Stacy. Nice work. you really brought out the romance in Corey and Britani!

  • Pam Breese - I love this shoot! Very inspiring and the variety of shots you were able to capture was terrific!

  • Alaina - beautiful session!!! I love it!! …………… The new branding is awesome too!!! :)

  • JA2 - WOW … you really nailed that session! Definitely my favorite so far.

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*