Category archives: Amanda McCollum

Melissa and Cody – Wedding at The OrchardAzle, TX

Melissa and Cody are married!  We started the day thinking the rain was going to keep us from being outside, but it did not!  Melissa and Cody chose to see each other before the ceremony and luckily it quit raining just in time!  They read notes they had written to each other and then Cody turned to see his bride for the first time and I think his breath may have literally been taken away.  They held the ceremony inside surrounded by their closest family and friends and said sweet vows to each other that made me tear up!  After they shared their first kiss, Cody smashed the glass (a Jewish tradition that they incorporated into their wedding) and they were on their way up the aisle as husband and wife!  Then it was time to celebrate and Melissa and Cody spent the rest of the evening enjoying chatting and dancing with all of the important people in their lives.  At the end of the night they spent one last dance together, taking in the day and each other.  They were then sent off to their new life through the glowing lights of sparklers.  Congratulations to Melissa and Cody!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Venue – The Orchard

Event Coordinator – TLC Event Staffing

Hair and Makeup Artist – Love + Pout: Fallon Farmer

Bridal Gown – David’s Bridal

Floral – Venia Flowers

Cake Artist – Gina’s Cakeballs

Entertainment – DJ Connections

Erin and Colby – Wedding at Hollow HillWeatherford, TX

They say it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day.  Well, I say it’s even better luck for it to rain and then stop just in time for your outdoor ceremony!  That is exactly what happened for Erin and Colby.  It was raining off and on all morning and they were considering moving the ceremony inside, but it finally stopped and it was absolutely beautiful! The grass wasn’t even wet.  Erin looked stunning as she walked down the aisle arm in arm with her dad.  Her dress perfectly complimented her outdoor space and her boots were just the icing on the cake.  Colby teared up as he saw his bride walking toward him and when she arrived next to him, gave him the cutest smile.  With a backdrop of green trees behind them, they said their vows and became husband and wife!  It was the perfect setting.  Then it was time to party!  After dinner, the guests made their way into the barn for dancing and cake!  Erin and Colby spent the evening enjoying time with their friends and family just dancing until it was time for them to head out to begin their new life together!  Congratulations to Erin and Colby!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the vendors who helped make the day so special!

Event Coordinator – Two Girls in Pearls

Hair & Makeup Artist – Love + Pout: Fallon Farmer

Bridal Gown – Pence and Panache

Cake Artist – Celebrity Cafe & Bakery

Entertainment – DJ Scott Smith

 

Courtney and Tyler – Engagement Session at Globe Life Park and Grapevine Botanic Gardens

Oh my goodness!  I cannot get over how sweet Courtney and Tyler are!  I am a big sports fan, so I love it when my couple are too and incorporate it into their engagement sessions.  Courtney and Tyler are big Texas Rangers fans and so Globe Life Park was the perfect setting for their first location.  Courtney even had the cutest Rangers shoes to go with it!  They will also be having their rehearsal dinner at the park.  How fun is that?  Courtney and Tyler met at Texas A&M through Tyler’s roommates.  So girls, if you’re still in school go get involved in some study groups!  Maybe you’ll meet your future husband like Courtney did! 😉  Courtney and Tyler are getting married in January and I seriously can’t wait.  I already know their wedding day is going to be so much fun!

-Amanda

Lisa and Chandler – Wedding Ceremony and Reception at BRIKFort Worth, TX

Lisa and Chandler were married surrounded by close family and friends and after their vows, they joined all of their guests for dinner and dancing in the glow of romantic candlelight that filled the venue.  They spent the evening catching up with all of their friends and family while taking turns heading out to the dance floor and showing off their dancing skills!   It was a beautiful night celebrating their love with the ones they love most and it went by so quick!  Before we knew it, it was time for the night to end to say goodbye to the newlyweds.  Lisa and Chandler spent a few minutes alone in a private last dance, wrapped up in each other’s arms.  This is always one of my favorite moments of the night, just the bride and groom dancing with no one else around.  The song ended and it was time to send them on their way through a tunnel of sparklers where they drove away to begin their new life together!  Congratulations Lisa and Chandler!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors who helped make the day so special!

Wedding Coordinator – Events and Experiences

Event Venue – BRIK

Hair & Makeup – Leslie Gore

Floral – Events and Experiences

Entertainment – Ed Petty with LeForce Entertainment

Cake Artist – Honey Love Cakery

Catering – Babe’s Chicken

Transportation – Blue Diamond Limo

Lisa and Chandler – First Look at BRIK VenueFort Worth, TX

Be still my heart!  I have been itching to share these images since Lisa and Chandler’s wedding day!  These two are absolutely precious and completely perfect together.  They have been living in Chicago but had their wedding at home here in Fort Worth.  Lisa wore a beautiful crop top and skirt that looked amazing on her and complemented her personality so well!  Chandler’s jaw basically hit the floor when he saw her for the first time, which it would have been hard not to since she looked so incredibly stunning! Lisa is normally the one who ties Chandler’s bow ties so I thought it was incredibly sweet that he left it undone for her to do during their first look.  Lisa and Chandler have such a classic, elegant style that I absolutely love.  Even their sweet dog, Dixie, was decked out for the occasion with a fun floral collar.  They told me when I first met them that they wanted a “Southern Elegant” look for their wedding and boy, did they pull it off.  With the help of Chandler’s amazing sister, Chelsey with Events and Experiences,  their vision came to life.  Enjoy some of my favorites from their first look and check back for more from their ceremony and reception!

Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors who helped make the day so special!

Wedding Coordinator – Events and Experiences

Event Venue – BRIK

Hair & Makeup – Leslie Gore

Floral – Events and Experiences

Entertainment – Ed Petty with LeForce Entertainment

Cake Artist – Honey Love Cakery

Catering – Babe’s Chicken

Transportation – Blue Diamond Limo

Lauren and Akshay – Wedding at Clark GardensWeatherford, TX

When I checked facebook the morning of Lauren and Akshay’s wedding, the first thing I saw was a status update from Lauren.  I thought it would have said something to do with it being her wedding day, but it actually said “Happy Earth Day”.  That is what I love so much about these two.  They are so free-spirited and easy going and so much fun to be around.  I love that I can joke back and forth with them like I can with any of my old friends.  I remember when I first met Lauren and she told me she was designing her own wedding dress.  It was so exciting to see the finished product.  Lauren wanted to honor her mother’s memory by putting some color into her dress, since her mother wore a similar color on her own wedding day.  I love that she thought to have her mom close to her in this way on her big day.  Once it was time for the ceremony and everybody was seated, Akshay came down the aisle right after his best man and little french bulldog. Everyone stood for the bride and as soon as Lauren rounded the corner I heard him gasp and say “she looks SO beautiful”.  It made me smile instantly.  Isn’t that the reaction every bride wants out of her groom?  That just set the tone for the rest of the ceremony and left me (and everyone else) grinning the whole time.  After the ceremony everyone headed into the tent for the party!  In between dancing Lauren and Akshay greeted their guest along side their very sweet (and cold) puppy!  They also played the newlywed game and were asked some questions about each other.  I think Akshay might have had a little too much fun playing that game, but he was a nice husband and put his own shoe up when it came to those questions that could put you in the doghouse if you answer wrong.  It came to the end of the night pretty quickly and everyone lined up to send the newlyweds off.  Lauren and Akshay ran through a tunnel of rose petals and were on their way to begin their new life together!  Please take a look at their beautiful Earth Day Wedding!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Earthling Events

Makeup Artist – Lindsey Przano

Hair Stylist – Clive & Co

Florist – Blushington Blooms

Officiant – Love Notes

Catering – Magdalena’s

Cake Artist – Reverie Bakery

Videography – Petit Four Films

Lindsay and Keith – Engagement Portraits at Japanese Gardens and Kimbell Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

I love it when couples are not shy or afraid to be themselves in front of the camera!  It’s a hard thing to do but Lindsay and Keith nailed it!  They currently live in New York City but are getting married here in Fort Worth so we had a chance to do their engagement photos while they were in town.  I love that Keith wore the same suit that he wore on their first date.  I think it makes the photos that much more meaningful.  Lindsay and Keith cracked me up.  It is always a blast when we can all just joke around and laugh together, like when I caught Keith smelling Lindsay’s hair which is apparently an inside joke that has to do with one of their first dates.  I don’t know that I’m going to be able to let go of that one and will probably mention it and use it on their wedding day haha!  I am so excited for their big day in December.  It is going to be so much fun! Please enjoy some of my favorites from their Fort Worth engagement session.

-Amanda

Hillery and Juan – Wedding at Marty Leonard Chapel and City ClubFort Worth, TX

It may have been a tad windy but it was a beautiful day for Hillery and Juan’s wedding!  We started out at City Club for their first look where apparently the only thing making Juan nervous was me!  I may have made him wait a little longer than he probably wanted to to turn around and see his beautiful bride for the first time.  Hillery was absolutely stunning in her Neiman Marcus gown and if there were any nerves before, they were one once they laid eyes on each other.  We then headed over to Marty Leonard for their ceremony.  They were too cute sitting up there stealing quick looks at one another.  There was so much love and happiness in that chapel, I’m surprised it didn’t burst.  One thing I loved so much about these two is their love for their family.  They were all so close and Juan’s family even made the drive from Washington D.C. to Texas in 24 hours because their flight was cancelled!  But they made it and were able to watch Hillery and Juan become husband and wife.  Back over at City Club, Hillery and Juan were announced and I love how you can see the joy written all over their faces.  They enjoyed catching up with some of their closest friends and family and making sure that everyone knew how appreciated they were.  The night was filled with joy, laughter, love, friendship and dancing.  As the night came to an end, Hillery and Juan were surrounded on the dance floor by all of their guests popping streamers.  It truly was a beautiful day and I am so grateful they chose me to capture it!  Congratulations to Hillery and Juan!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Georgette Poole with Sarabeth Events

Bridal Gown – Neiman Marcus

Bridesmaids – De Ma Fille

Hair and Makeup Artist – The Luxxe Look

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Entertainment – It’s Your Night Entertainment

Paper Products – Paper Planet

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Amanda – TCU Class of 2017 Senior PortraitsTexas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX

It is always so much fun for me to get to go back to campus and photograph!  This time I had the privilege of photographing soon to be TCU grad, Amanda.  Amanda is graduating in May with a PR degree and we want to congratulate her and wish her well in the future!  Once a Horned Frog always a Horned Frog.  Go Frogs!

-Amanda

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