2013 Wedding Photography Year in Review

This has been one of the craziest years of my life. As a wedding photographer based in both Dallas, Texas and Paris, France, I’ve racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles! Running a business that spans the globe and shooting weddings in several different countries has been quite an adventure, and I feel very lucky to have been able to spend so many beautiful wedding days with so many brides and grooms. Being a destination wedding photographer has taken me to some amazing places, and I can’t wait to see where this wonderful job takes me in 2014!

If you’re newly engaged and getting married in 2014, contact me and let me know! Our passports are always current and we’ll go anywhere for love. Travel fees are always included for both Dallas Texas and Paris France.

Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Dallas and Paris Destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves

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The Next Chapter!

A few months have passed since my last update, and during that time, a lot has been going on here at Stacy Reeves Photography. In addition to packing up our lives and moving across the globe to France, we have also set up two amazing new businesses, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share them with you.

The first is L’Amour de Paris, a blog resource for couples visiting Paris, France and the surrounding area. Through this blog we’ll provide hotel and restaurant recommendations, travel tips, information on must-see attractions and events, and helpful resources for couples planning proposals, elopements, weddings, and honeymoons in the City of Love. We’ll also be offering portrait and wedding photography services in Paris for those who want to capture their time in Paris through photos.

The second is Blushd Beauty & Boudoir, a portrait studio that is committed to providing beautiful portraits of women of all ages, colors, shapes, and sizes. Making women feel beautiful through photography has long been a passion of mine, and for years I have wanted to expand my boudoir business to a broader audience. Blushd is my way of opening my doors to all women who want the chance to feel like a supermodel, whether that’s in sexy lingerie in a hotel room, a beautiful ballgown in the streets of Paris, or a simple and classic beauty portrait.

Check out our new sites by clicking on the previews below. You can also LIKE us on Facebook here: L’Amour de Paris and Blushd Beauty & Boudoir

For those located in Dallas, don’t worry, we are not closing shop!  We will be returning regularly to photograph weddings and sessions in the DFW area, and we are continuing to book at our normal prices (no extra travel fees required!).

If you have any questions about these changes, or you’d like to know more about our new services, please contact us for more information!

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  • Richard Grainger - That’s awesome Stacey, really awesome! Love your L’Amour de Paris blog – will have to check back for updates :)

Big Huge Exciting News!

This is quite possibly the worst kept secret ever, but for the past few months, my husband Jason and I have been quietly planning the biggest and most exciting decision of our lives.  It has been a long and crazy road,  but I am so thrilled to announce that as of December 12, 2012…

We are moving to Paris, France!

 
Living abroad has been a lifelong dream for both my husband and I. We’ve always longed to expose ourselves to other lifestyles, cultures, languages, and environments in more meaningful ways than just one or two week vacations. The world is a big and wonderful place, and for us personally, life is too short to spend it all in one place. We’re so excited about the opportunity to immerse ourselves in an environment completely different from what we’re used to, and even more excited about embarking on our first big adventure together as husband and wife.

So what does this mean for Stacy Reeves Photography?

All 2013 inquiries and clients were notified of our plans several months ago, before we opened up any dates for 2013. I can assure you that no brides or grooms for 2013 weddings had this news sprung on them after a contract was signed. We have been working with our clients to ensure that this transition will have the most minimal effect possible on their wedding photography experience.

For those of you in the US who are interested in our services, I am continuing to book weddings in the US and will be returning to Dallas many times in 2013 for weddings, portraits, and boudoir and beauty sessions. Pricing will continue as normal – weddings and portraits in the DFW area will not incur any additional travel fees (nor will weddings booked in Paris), but weddings in other locations will be billed accordingly for travel costs. For portraits, I will be scheduling weeks scattered throughout the year where I will be back in Dallas. If you are interested in portraits next year and would like to be notified when availability opens up, please contact us using the contact form on this website. We will also continue to book portraits through December 7th of this year.

Speaking of Jena, many of you know her as my second shooter and a regular fixture at all of our weddings, but in the wake of this news, we have now brought her on as Studio Manager to handle all client relations. She will be here to meet for consults, answer emails and voicemails, schedule appointments, and generally be of assistance to all current and future Stacy Reeves Photography clients. I will also be regularly available via Skype for consults with potential clients.

I will also be opening up a new on-location portrait studio in the Paris, France area. My focus will largely be on American couples visiting Paris to get engaged or celebrate birthdays, weddings, honeymoons, babymoons, anniversaries, or any other special events. I will also be offering French-inspired beauty and boudoir sessions, as well. If you are traveling to the Paris area next year and would like to schedule portraits, please contact us for more information!

You will see many changes to our website in the coming weeks. We will be unveiling our new boudoir and beauty portrait website as well as our new Paris portrait website. We will also be making some changes to our wedding website and opening up our first ever Facebook business page, which will feature regular photo updates as well as special pricing and scheduling offers. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us and ask!

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  • Ashley Lynn - Congrats, that is super exciting! It’s always been a dream of mine to travel to paris with my husband! One day, WHEN we book our trip, I will be contacting you for portraits for sure! Best of luck! :)

  • Kelly - Wow Stacy! I’ve been following your blog for a long time, I am so jealous and excited for your new opportunity! Can’t wait to see all of the amazing photos you take in Paris.

  • Mayra Rams-Sanabria - You will never be the same again!
    My husband and I (along with our two daughters) spent a total of 10 years living in Europe. London, Brussels, Paris, it was the best, most mind broadening, wonderful, experience of our lives!
    Enjoy every second of every day!
    A bientot mes amies!

  • Maria Leinen - That is awesome! Congrats to you and Jason! Now my dilemma will be whether to do photos with you here or in Paris next year! :)

  • Ashley - Hi Stacy! This is awesome! My fiance and i are going to Europe for our Honeymoon and i would LOVE to stop in paris and do a session with you!

  • Edna - Congratulations on taking the expat leap! Good luck on the move and let me know if you want to grab coffee once you’ve settled down in Paris :)

  • The Wedding Theater - TAKE US WITH YOU! Always have been a fan of your work, and hate to see you go but excited for your adventures! Safe travels and come back often! -TWT

  • Jessica R. - Your work is amazing! I loved doing the photo shoot with you! You gave great direction and made an amateur person feel like a real model. I am so happy that you and your husband are moving to Paris! I can’t wait to see your photos there!

  • Takis Gotsopoulos - Oh man, I wish I could move to Paris too :)
    I have been there a couple of times and I have to say it’s a great city.

  • Wedding Decorations - Congratulations on you and your husbands big move to Paris. It’s nice to know that you will still be photographing weddings in the Dallas area.

  • Izzy Hudgins - Although I don’t know you personally, I am so freaking proud of y’all for doing this! My husband and I did the same a few years ago but to Madrid and it was the best thing we have ever done. We came back last year after our visas had expired but are looking for a way to get back again. Staying legally was the tricky thing – Id love to chat with you more in depth about it! I love your new L’amour de Paris site! I had couples hire me to photo them in Madrid while on vacation – its such a genius idea!!

  • Jonathan Holt - My wife and I are thinking of making a jump somewhere someday. Please continue to share your experiences, both expected and unexpected as we would love to see it through your eyes.

Outdoor boudoir

Over on our sister site, Racy Steeves Boudoir Photography, I just posted a gorgeous new session that I am so proud to show off.  I’ve been wanting to shoot more outdoor boudoir, but I had never found the right location that would allow me everything I need while still maintaining privacy for the client.  I’m thrilled to announce that I now have the perfect spot.  It’s super secluded, includes an air-conditioned space for changing or doing hair/makeup, and has an endless supply of props, backgrounds, and structures to shoot with.  If you’ve been wanting to do a boudoir session but wanted something a little bit different than the typical hotel room location, I’m happy to say that I now have the perfect spot.  Shoot me an email and let’s get your session scheduled before winter arrives!

Also remember that you should schedule your session two months before you need the photos, and our holiday deadlines are in early November, so if you’re wanting to deliver some sexy photos to your husband for Christmas, you need to get your session scheduled ASAP!!

Click on over to Racy Steeves Boudoir Photography to see our newest session!

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  • wedding photos - These people need someone to take photos at their sons wedding but cannot afford a professional.
    I am only on my second year photography, my current grad is A- (for my Portfolio) and well i don’t really care for the money i would just love the experience…
    But if you were in my position how much would you charge?

Erin & Tyler’s Dublin Ireland Elopement

Continuing on in our series of destination weddings, today I’m featuring one of my favorite commissions in my entire career. When Erin and Tyler first booked me, their wedding seemed fairly normal – a ceremony at a beautiful church followed by a lovely reception with all their friends and family. However, as the weeks of planning went on and the guest list grew, Erin and Tyler realized that all they really wanted was to be married, and the rest was just details. They decided to eschew the fancy centerpieces and table linens and pare their wedding down to the people and places that mattered most. I’ll never forget the day when Erin called me up and asked, almost apologetically, if I would be willing to fly with her, Tyler, and their pastor to Dublin, Ireland, the place that they met and had their very first date, and document their elopement. Naturally I just about jumped out of my seat with excitement, and a few months later we were off to the Emerald Isle!

I can never thank Erin and Tyler enough for introducing me to the beautiful wonderland that is Ireland. Traveling throughout Ireland is like walking into a postcard. Everywhere you turn is a new breathtaking vista – rolling hills thick with lush green grass, packs of sheep wandering alongside winding gravel roads, craggy mountains stretching up to the clouds, and rainbows everywhere you turn! As if the stunning natural landscape wasn’t enough, the people of Ireland are by far the nicest on planet Earth (high praise, coming from a Texan!). Everywhere we went, the locals embraced us with open arms and big smiles. I’ll never forget walking into an ancient looking pub in the middle of a tiny Irish town, hoping only for a drink and a warm meal, and instead being seized upon by a group of locals who had clearly known each other for decades, but they took us in as if we were old friends, and we drank and sang and danced into the wee hours of the morning. From the bustling city of Dublin to the little villages dotting the Ring of Kerry, every place and person we encountered was a charm. I understand now why Erin and Tyler were so anxious to return there to say their vows, and I am counting the days until I get to return there myself!

True to their mission of focusing only on the things that mattered most to them, Erin put a whole new meaning to the term “last minute.” When I shot their engagement session a mere week before we were to leave for Ireland, I asked Erin about her wedding dress, at which point she just shrugged, gave me her genuine and infectious smile, and said “I don’t have one yet.” You could have picked my jaw off the floor! Being a very planning-oriented person, my mind immediately raced with all of the options she had left – perhaps a sample sale, or Craigslist, or maybe she could borrow one from a friend – but Erin was unphased.  She gave another shrug and a smile, and told me that she trusted God would make it happen for her. Sure enough, Erin found a gorgeous lace wedding dress online, had the owner overnight it to her (and crossed her fingers that it would fit), and with only a handful of hours left before she had to board the plane, she picked up her dress from the mail and we set off across the globe. When we arrived in Dublin, Erin called up a local florist and asked them to put together a bouquet with whatever they had lying around, and she grabbed a small cake-for-two from a local baker.  Everything came together and Erin and Tyler got exactly what they had been hoping for – a beautiful, meaningful beginning to their marriage. Here are some of my favorites from their day:

Bride and groom elope for a ceremony in an ancient druid stone circle in the foggy misty Wicklow Mountains and a Guinness at the famous Temple Bar in downtown Dublin for the Irish destination wedding of Erin Mazur and Tyler Hufstetler in Ireland by destination wedding photographer Stacy Reeves, based in Dallas
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  • benj haisch - what a friggin’ fairytale. amazing coverage as well, Stacy.

  • Elizabeth Jayne - Amazing! What a beautiful, heartfelt and intimate wedding! Nice job, Stacy!

  • mike - Simply gorgeous, Stacy.

  • Veronica Varos - Stacy, these are absolutely beautiful. And such a lovely and clearly in love couple! :)

  • Meagan Bechtel - Stacy. This is SO special. I’m not much of a “crier,” but this definitely brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful way to marry your love.

  • Mandaroo - GORGEOUS! You captured them beautifully!

  • Robert London - Wow lucky you shooting in Ireland – you really captured “Ireland” which many a photog would have lost – love the plaid bob tie – good job!

  • Jessica Rae Schaack - Perfect does not begin to describe these! In my next life I am eloping in Ireland and hiring you to do it.

  • David Reed - Simply put one of the most amazing weddings I have ever seen. Beautiful as always.. ;)

  • Bec - amazing. These images are fantastic! I loved how small and intimate it was,sounds perfect!!

  • kimbrali - just wow. the images are so dreamlike. best wedding photos i have ever seen. in a world full of over the top weddings with more emphasis on the cake topper than the marriage i dont think these could be more perfect. i am so happy for this couple that they have so obviously found real and true love.

  • Jonny Carroll - great as always. Love the lighting.

  • Sophie Mortimer - Wow, Stacy! These are beautiful! You’ve captured the genuine emotion and romance of both the couple and the location. You are incredibly talented, too. These shots are stunning. I think you may even be good enough to make family portraits interesting. I still have not had a family picture that turned out well . . . or left any us happy with each other. Anyway, these are truly stunning. Thank you for sharing!

  • Bethany - Lovely! I love your blog!

  • SarahInParis - WOW Stacy, these images are INCREDIBLE!! Clearly I am going to have to find myself a husband and book you as my wedding photographer. Stunning work!

  • Stacy - Really Awesome Pictures! Very Gorgeous!!!!!

  • Adam Kealing - Incredible work. This whole thing is just amazing!!

  • Maria Leinen - Absolutely stunning Stacy! One of my favorite sets of your work. Not only because of the beautiful landscape & setting, but also because the photos themselves capture the intimacy that really is felt when a couple elopes by themselves.

  • Stacey - I love that they decided to elope. What a great opportunity for you as a wedding photographer to document their day in Ireland. Fantastic images.

  • Alan Hughes - stunning work Stacy….

  • Lem Lynch - Great photos! I love the shots on the streets with the locals.

  • samy - FANTASTIC! you inspire me! i’m 15 and your work has inspired me to pursue a career in photography :)

  • Edna - These photos are so gorgeous! I love everything about this post. I can really relate to that feeling of saying forget about the planning, let’s just elope — my fiance and I are going through that right now. And I’ve always loved, loved Ireland, so I love the shots of them in Wicklow!

  • Kay - These photos are absolutely beautiful! My fiance and I are looking to elope to Ireland just like this and these pictures brought tears to my eyes and definitely sealed the deal that we are going to do the same. Just a question though, how did the bride and groom get around the law that states you can’t get married outside? I am finding that to be a big hurdle in eloping to there.

  • Jean - The photos are awesome of beautiful people who are now one.

  • Kathy - I have the same question as Kay. How were the bride and groom able to do everything? Looking to elope in Ireland and quite confused as how to go about it. Also, these pictures are amazing. Definitely saved for future reference.

  • Lori & Matt - My fiance and I are considering eloping in Ireland in September, and we came across these pictures and LOVE them! Would you be available for hire to go back to Ireland to shoot our elopement?? Your work is amazing! Thanks — and hope to hear from you soon! :)

  • photojennette - what an incredible opportunity and session and thank you for sharing so much of the day! hope to be able to do this one day as well.

I Heart Faces Conference!

I am thrilled to announce that I will be speaking at the I Heart Faces Photography Conference for Women at the Southfork Ranch in Dallas, TX on October 6.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with I Heart Faces, it’s a website devoted to providing articles, advice, seminars, interviews, and contests for women in photography.  The website is run by two wonderful women, photographers, and bloggers Amy Locurto of LivingLocurto.com and Angie Arthur of TheArthurClan.com and features articles from top photographers around the globe.  The annual conference will include classes from myself as well as many other incredibly talented photographers from all over the world, including one of my personal heroes Sue Bryce, and various social and crafting events for the attendees.

One of my favorite things about I Heart Faces is that they really cater to women at every end of the photography spectrum, from bloggers who just want to improve the images they post on their blogs, moms with cameras who just want to get better shots of their kids, or women who are seriously considering photography as a career.   Regardless of where you are in your journey with photography, IHF is committed to helping and encouraging you along the way.   It’s a wonderful resource and I am so proud to be a part of it!

If you register before June 1, the cost is only $375 which includes a full day of classes, lunch, and a tour of the famous Southfork Ranch (the original home of the Dallas TV series).  After June 1 the price jumps up to $475, so register now and reserve your spot!

For more information or to register, visit the website here!  Hope to see you there!

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CheyAnne and Doug’s New Orleans Wedding

Continuing on in our series of destination weddings…

I’m fairly used to getting emails from girls who are planning their wedding before they actually have a ring in hand (let’s be honest, I was planning my wedding before I even had a boyfriend, so I can’t begrudge a girl who wants to get a head start on her planning!). However, getting an email from a groom-to-be before the proposal is definitely something that doesn’t happen on a regular basis, so when Doug contacted me months before he was planning to pop the question, my curiosity was piqued. He and his then-girlfriend were both photographers in the New Orleans area, so naturally photography was one of the most important vendors to them, so much so that Doug was prepared to drop a deposit in front of me before he had even dropped to one knee in from of CheyAnne! A few months later, a very excited (and newly engaged) CheyAnne inquired with me, ready to book her photographer, not even knowing that her sweet fiance had already beaten her to the punch. As New Orleans is hands-down my favorite city in the United States, I was thrilled at the chance to go there not once, not twice, but three separate times to capture their engagements, bridals, and wedding, and I felt that as I got the know the city of NOLA better and better, I also got to know CheyAnne and Doug better and better. I learned about the struggles they faced together, how important their families are to them, how active they are in the New Orleans community, how passionate they are about their photography business and their clients, their love of New Orleans Saints and LSU football, and how long CheyAnne has been patiently waiting for this day to come! When CheyAnne and Doug finally danced down the aisle, surrounded by friends, family, and curious tourists peering through the gates of Jackson Square, I truly felt like I was sharing the day with them, rather than just documenting it, and it made the experience that much more special. Here are some of my favorite images from their day:

wedding photography of CheyAnne Bradfield and Doug Keese in Jackson Square, Maison Dupuy, and a reception at Bourbon Orleans by New Orleans wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
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  • Abby - I feel like I’ve been looking forward to these photos for a year! Which I have. :-) CheyAnne and Doug, it was a pleasure meeting y’all last year and your wedding is absolutely stunning. Y’all look like you had a great time and so did your guests!

    On the technical side–Stacy I’m super impressed with the lighting during the Second Line. Can’t imagine how hard that was, but the photos look amazing. Way to go. :-)

    Love everything about this wedding and now I want to come back to NOLA to visit!

  • Mariana Martinez - Stacy- You did such a wonderful job capturing an amazing couple and their incredible wedding! Congrats again CheyAnne and Doug!

  • Keri - OK so I have this blog and many other photographers blogs on my google reader and I just have to tell you how great these photos are. I was floored with the wedding as well. All the details they put into it was awesome. I usually just click through but this one stopped me and I had to go back and look through all of the photos. Not that you need to know how great the wedding and photos were because I am sure you already know but just had to comment on it.

  • mikeandfrida - What a thrilling and complete description of their wedding! Seriously impressed, Stacy.

  • Bec - fantastic!!!! What an amazingly photographed wedding. Everything makes me wish I was there. Nice work :)

  • Nina - Simply stunning!!

  • Emily - What a fun scroll-through! There are so many standout photos here. I bet Cheyanne & Doug (and their families!) are beyond elated over these!!!

  • Delbenson - What a fun wedding! The images are super cool. I am very impressed. Congratulations! This is job well done.

  • Jennifer Gregory - Oh Miss Stacy, how beautiful. I stumbled upon your site several months back and I’d forgotten about it. A recent search for wedding photographers in DFW brought you up in the 10 ten for me and I am trying to figure out why I didn’t bookmark you in the first place. Fabulous. Love the way you caught their personalities. :)

  • Bethany - Wow! What an awesome wedding, and amazing photographs!

  • Joni Schrantz | Denver Wedding Photographer - Stacy, I just discovered your work. These images are so full of life. I love your style! Awesome detail shots.

  • Stacy - I LOVE this one! Absolutely Beautiful! Great Job!

  • Paul Krol - Killer job on this wedding, Stacy. Very well documented and the pics are gorgeous.

  • Cam Grove - CheyAnne and Doug were wonderful in these photos!

  • Robert Welch - What beautiful photos of Doug and CheyAnne’s wedding. As a New Orleans photographer, it’s great to see what you’ve done here with a fresh eye for the local scenery, and what tremendous work. Knowing CheyAnne & Doug, I’m sure it was a joy to work with them, a dream wedding to photograph I’ll bet. Must have been one to remember.