It has been crazy long since I posted an engagement session – May, to be specific – so I thought it was definitely time to add some new ones to the blog! Jessica and Charlie asked me to go to the home of our alma mater, Texas A&M, for their engagement session, and I happily agreed. I’ll take any excuse to return to Aggieland, especially when I get to photograph two gorgeous people while I’m there. Here are some of my favorites:
Every now and then, there’s a wedding where you walk into the room and your jaw literally drops.. This wedding was one of those occasions. It was so entertaining to watch the guests walk into the ballroom at the Ritz Carlton and see their faces just fill with wonder and amazement at what DFW Events, Garden Gate Floral, Beyond Lighting, and Prashe Decor had created. The bride and groom (who have requested that I keep their names private) put together one of the most talented teams of wedding vendors I’ve ever seen, and as the photos clearly show, when you hire the best you get the best! This was a traditional Muslim wedding where the men and women were separated so that the women could remove their veils, and so to honor their privacy, I can’t post any photos of the wedding festivities. However, with their permission, I couldn’t resist showing off their incredible details! Thanks to Celina Gomez who helped out as an additional photographer for this wedding.
Every now and then I stumble across an old session that I never got around to blogging, and I get the chance to fall in love with the photos all over again. This is a perfect example of that – Ashley and Matt’s session was such a blast for me to shoot because these two are so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, and they pretty much can’t go more than 30 seconds without bursting into laughter with each other. They are, hands down, the most upbeat, joyful couple I’ve ever shot, and working with them was an absolute blessing. Looking through these photos I caught myself smiling and laughing with them – their happiness is infectious, even through photographs! Here are some of my favorite engagement photos from their Highland Park session:
I wish I could take credit for these next few photos, but the truth is, this is 100% Ashley and Matt. Often photographers ask me how I get my clients to look a certain way or do a certain thing (such as hopping in a creek wearing their Sunday best), and sometimes the truth is that I just have amazing (and hilarious) clients.
Pammie is pretty much your typical Southern belle bride – gorgeous, super sweet, very hospitable, with an adorable Southern accent – so I can’t tell you how bummed I am that I won’t be shooting their wedding, but I am glad that I got the chance to do an engagement portrait session for them at Lee Park and Arlington Hall in downtown Dallas. Here are some of my favorites:
When I asked Jamie and Chase where they wanted to do their engagement session, their only request was that we include some railroad tracks. Considering that I live in one of the biggest train towns in the DFW area, that should have been an easy find, but surprisingly enough it’s not quite so easy to find the perfect tracks. We ended up wandering all around town, stopping at a great park and discovering the perfect train track spot in the middle of nowhere. The light was about as perfect as perfect gets, and these two are naturals in front of the camera. Here are some of my faves from their session:
Jamie and Garrett are now officially engaged, so I guess that means it’s about time to show off their engagement photo session! I’d never shot Discovery Green in downtown Houston before, but now I see why everyone raves about it – it’s absolutely gorgeous, and a great place to spend a warm, sunny day. Here are a few of my favorites:
It’s always odd to shoot the engagement session of someone you’ve never met… I can’t lie, there are a lot of questions that go through my mind as I drive to the shoot. Will they be supermodel gorgeous, or hideously deformed? Will they be outgoing and zany, or will they be shy and introverted? Will they be comfortable in front of the camera, or awkward and stiff? Will he be two feet taller than her, or the other way around? Although I can work with any couple, it’s still comforting to know what you’re getting yourself into a little earlier than, say, five seconds before you start shooting! Luckily, Kelly and Alma were quite the pleasant surprise. They’re so comfortable with each other, comfortable in front of the camera, fun to be around, totally photogenic, and just good people in general. Here are some of my favorites from their session at the fantastic (and HUGE) River Legacy Park in Arlington: