Category archives: Amanda McCollum

Patricia & Jacob – Engagement Session at Airfield Waterfall and Japanese GardensFort Worth, TX

Oh my good gracious!! Patricia and Jacob are the absolute cutest!  I can’t even express how much fun I had with these two.  We started early in the morning which I don’t normally get to do but it ended up being just perfect.  Patricia and Jacob have so much chemistry and were complete naturals in front of the camera.  They were giggly, kissy, sweet and just plain CUTE.  I cannot wait for their wedding next year!

-Amanda

Tori & Jake – Wedding Ceremony at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

What a beautiful night!  Tori and Jake held their reception at the amazing Ashton Depot.  It was lit all warm and glowy, which was the perfect backdrop as they shared their first dance under the chandeliers.  Tori’s dad gave a sweet toast and welcomed Jake into their family, then the party was on!  We had so much fun on the dance floor with this group!  Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and everyone lined up outside as Tori and Jake shared their private last dance.  They then were sent off to start their new lives together!  Thanks so much for letting me capture your big day! Congratulations!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – Abbie O. Events

Hair & Makeup Artist – Jessica Chavez

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Groom & Groomsmen – Men’s Wearhouse

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Entertainment – It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Catering – The Ashton Depot

Tori & Jake – Ceremony at Robert Carr Chapel at TCUFort Worth, TX

These two Horned Frog alumni are married!  Tori and Jake were married at TCU’s Robert Carr Chapel on a perfect October evening.  We started the day getting ready over at the Worthington in Downtown Fort Worth.  With the TCU game on in the background, it was a pretty chill morning with Tori and her girls.  Things started to get real when it was time to put on the dress.  The tears started to shed once the gown, shoes and veil were all in place.  Tori was absolutely stunning!  Once we got to the church we had a fun time taking photos with the wedding party.  The girls were super cute and sassy, and the boys just plain goofy.  They were all so much fun, I knew that the reception was going to be a good party.  It was then time for the ceremony!  Tori and Jake wrote their own vows which were so sweet, and Tori even threw something in there that made Jake crack up.  They exchanged rings and then were pronounced husband and wife!  It was such a beautiful day and there is still so much more! Check back for their awesome reception!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – Abbie O. Events

Hair & Makeup Artist – Jessica Chavez

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Groom & Groomsmen – Men’s Wearhouse

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Entertainment – It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Catering – The Ashton Depot

Hollis & Joe – Engagement Session at Shady Oaks Country Club and Trinity Trails WaterfallFort Worth, TX

My goodness Hollis and Joe are so cute!  And so much fun!  For their engagement session we started out at Shady Oaks Country Club, where Hollis’ family are members.  Joe is also really into golf, so it was incredibly fitting.  I loved getting to hang out with these two.  The whole session was full of smiles and laughter and was just too fun.  We finished up over at the waterfall on Trinity Trails where we got to do a little climbing.  I’m always so happy when my couples are willing to be a little adventurous and climb around barefoot on rocks and through water with me.  It makes for some pretty amazing photos!  I cannot wait for these two to get hitched in April.  I have no doubt that it will be a great party!

-Amanda

Jeanette & JB – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

With all of the beautiful architecture and chandeliers, it’s hard not to love weddings at The Ashton Depot!  Jeanette and JB took full advantage of the outdoor space and had beautiful lounge furniture for guests to use during cocktail hour.  The purple color scheme continued on inside with the rich colors decorating each table.  With the big chandeliers hanging overhead and the beautiful doors as the perfect backdrop, guests had quite the view.  After cocktail hour, guests made their way to their seats and cheered as the newlyweds were introduced into the reception and their first dance.  After dinner it was time to get the party started, and with DJ Andy Austin at the controls it’s always a good party!  With the dance floor rocking so hard we only got a minute or two to step outside to get a few fun night shots of the outside of the building and downtown Fort Worth and then back to the party we went!  At the end of the night Jeanette and JB shared a private last dance before being sent off to start their new life!  Congratulations Jeanette and JB!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Hair Stylist – Scott Lemaster Salon

Bridal Gown – Ava’s Bridal Couture

Floral – A Rose in Bloom

Entertainment – DJ Andy Austin

Cake Artist – Sweet Memories

Videography – Turquoise Video

Catering – The Ashton Depot

Jeanette & JB – Wedding Ceremony at First Christian ChurchFort Worth, TX

They are married!  Jeanette and JB were married at The First Christian Church in Downtown Fort Worth.  They chose a color palette of purples that contrasted nicely against the light gray of the guys’ suits.  I loved seeing the close relationship between these two and their families.  It was apparent throughout the whole day how important family is from getting ready all the way to the end of the reception.  Check out the images below and see just how sweet this day truly was!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Hair Stylist – Scott Lemaster Salon

Bridal Gown – Ava’s Bridal Couture

Floral – A Rose in Bloom

Entertainment – DJ Andy Austin

Cake Artist – Sweet Memories

Videography – Turquoise Video

Catering – The Ashton Depot

Jenn & Mitch – Wedding Reception at The Warwick Melrose HotelDallas, TX

Man oh man Jenn and Mitch know how to have a good time!  They, along with all of their guests, barely left the dance floor.  The moment (or moments I should say) of the night was when Mitch’s favorite song was being played.  I would have never guessed that “Like a Prayer” by Madonna, would have been it but man was it a hit!  Everyone got into it, so much so that for the encore/last song of the night it was played again!  I’ve never seen so many people get so excited to hear a song.  Everyone, including me, was singing and dancing to it!  It was just a fun day all around!  I am so honored to have been able to capture it. Congratulations to Jenn and Mitch!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the wonderful vendors!

Bridal Gown – Gowns of Grace

Hair Stylist – Styling By Macey

Makeup Artist – Sarah Aasif

Floral – Garden Gate Florist

Groom’s Tux – Austen Dor

Groomsmen – The Black Tux

Entertainment – Simply Music Events

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery

Jenn & Mitch – Wedding Ceremony at Holy Trinity Catholic ChurchDallas, TX

What a fun day!  Jenn and Mitch were married at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas.  It was a beautiful ceremony and they both just had the biggest smiles on their faces all the way back up the aisle, so happy to finally be husband and wife.  After the ceremony we had the chance to take the party bus around Dallas for some fun photos!  Jenn and Mitch and their wedding party were such a blast just on the bus, I knew the reception was going to be pretty epic, and I was right!  Check back for their crazy fun dance party!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the wonderful vendors!

Bridal Gown – Gowns of Grace

Hair Stylist – Styling By Macey

Makeup Artist – Sarah Aasif

Floral – Garden Gate Florist

Groom’s Tux – Austen Dor

Groomsmen – The Black Tux

Entertainment – Simply Music Events

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery

Stephanie & PJ – Wedding Reception at Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West HotelPlano, TX

Time for the reception!!  Stephanie and PJ kicked off their reception with a receiving line so that they could personally thank each guest for coming.  They then moved into their first dance where they stayed as close as possible while swaying to the music.  It was so sweet!  The rest of the evening they were able to catch up with all of their friends and family from all over in between gettin down on the dance floor!  I know they loved being able to share their day with so many of the people that the love.  When the night was over we said goodbye to the newlyweds as they made their way toward the elevators.  It was such a great day and I am so glad that Stephanie and PJ chose met to capture it!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Pop Parties: Molly Rasmussen

Hair Stylist – Emilee Brooks

Makeup Artist – Randee Strand Artistry

Bridal Gown – Pur Luxe Bridal

Bridesmaids – BHLDN

Floral – Petals Couture

Cake Artist – Whisk Until Sweet

Entertainment – LeForce Entertainment: Dylan Topliff

Stephanie & PJ – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West HotelPlano, TX

I am so excited to share Stephanie and PJ’s big day!!  They were married at a brand new hotel in Plano, Renaissance West Legacy, and were the first wedding there!  For their first look it was so much fun to have such cool backgrounds to use with all of the different artwork and architecture.  Stephanie looked absolutely amazing her in her wedding dress and it had a very faint blush skirt, which I loved!!  I think PJ fell speechless when he turned around and saw her for the first time, his jaw nearly dropped to the floor.  They held their ceremony up on the pool deck overlooking the city below and it was a beautiful view.  It was the perfect place for Stephanie and PJ to have their wedding especially since PJ’s family is from New York.  They were able to spend time with the people they love most and give them an cool and funky Texan place to stay.  Check back soon for photos from the reception!!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Pop Parties: Molly Rasmussen

Hair Stylist – Emilee Brooks

Makeup Artist – Randee Strand Artistry

Bridal Gown – Pur Luxe Bridal

Bridesmaids – BHLDN

Floral – Petals Couture

Cake Artist – Whisk Until Sweet

Entertainment – LeForce Entertainment: Dylan Topliff