Category archives: Amanda McCollum

Janey and Collin – Engagement Session at Dallas Arboretum and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

With all of the threat of rain and having to reschedule once before, I was a little worried we would have to postpone again!  Luckily everything cleared and up and I met up with Janey and Collin at the Arboretum and it was a beautiful day!  I loved getting to hang out with these two.  They are the cutest and so incredibly happy.  It is a difficult thing not to smile when you are around them! Their love and happiness is definitely infections, my face hurt after their session from all of the smiling!  After the Arboretum, we headed over to White Rock Lake which is where Collin proposed to Janey when he told her that he wanted to take her to look at a sailboat.  Janey and Collin are a genuinely sweet couple and I am beyond excited to photograph their wedding this September!

-Amanda

Amanda and John – Wedding Reception at Union Station DallasDallas, TX

After the ceremony everyone headed over to Union Station for the party.  And what a party it was!  The ballroom was like something out of a fairy tale decorated with amazing floral by Bella Flora and the styling skills of Jenna with Pop Parties.  Amanda and John entered and had their first dance as husband and wife then the party really got started.  With Emerald City on the stage there is no keeping people off of the dance floor and as always they were absolutely killing it and the dancing lasted all night!  Amanda and John were invited up onto the stage and sang a few songs with the band and all of their guests.  Everyone was having the time of their lives!  Of course, all good things must come to an end and the horn section led the guests down the elevator so Amanda and John could have a private moment before leaving.  During their private time, they asked their grandparents to join them in a dance.  It was the sweetest thing!  Amanda and John then made their way down the escalators and out into the cloud of flutterfetti and were off to start their new life together!  Congratulations Amanda and John!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Pop Parties: Jenna Fields

Bridal Gown – Warren Barron

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup Artist – Grand Slam Glam

Reception Venue – Union Station Dallas

Floral – Bella Flora

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery

Caterer – Wolfgang Puck

Entertainment – Emerald City

Paper Products – Carlson Craft

Videography – Aaron Griffin Creative Services

Amanda and John – Wedding Ceremony at University Park United Methodist ChurchDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Amanda and John’s fabulous Dallas wedding!  They were married at University Park United Methodist Church and the day was absolute perfection.  I think nerves were running a little high while they were waiting to begin and poor John had a couple of moments during the ceremony where he forgot to repeat after the officiant. It made Amanda laugh and it’s those cute and silly moments that really make the memories last. After they were pronounced man and wife they went into the back room with their bridal party and it just made my heart melt to see the adoring way John was looking at his new wife.  He was absolutely beaming as she showed her wedding band to her bridesmaids.  It’s these kinds of behind the scenes moments that make me fall in love with my job over and over again.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their ceremony and check back soon for photos from their amazing reception!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Pop Parties: Jenna Fields

Bridal Gown – Warren Barron

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup Artist – Grand Slam Glam

Reception Venue – Union Station Dallas

Floral – Bella Flora

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery

Caterer – Wolfgang Puck

Entertainment – Emerald City

Paper Products – Carlson Craft

Videography – Aaron Griffin Creative Services

Jess and Bobby – Engagement Session at Globe Life ParkArlington, TX

ATTENTION ALL BASEBALL FANS!!!  It is finally baseball season and with Jess and Bobby there was no other place than the Texas Rangers Stadium (Globe Life Park) for their engagement portraits.  Bobby proposed to Jess during a tour of the stadium, so I loved that they wanted to have their photos done there.  Being a big baseball fan myself, this was such a treat!  Not only are Jess and Bobby big Rangers fans, but they are the sweetest and kindest people! They are so much fun to be around and we had a blast hanging out around the empty stadium.  Our tour guide, Dick, also provided us with a fun time, a little Rangers history and added entertainment!  If you haven’t taken a tour, you definitely should!  I think the ballpark might be one of my favorite places to photograph.  Congratulations to Jess and Bobby!  Hope to you see you at a game soon! (Also, a special shout out to the tour coordinator, Billie, at the ball park!  She was absolutely wonderful to work with!)

-Amanda

Kailie & Brian – Wedding at Noah’s Event VenueRichardson, TX

Kailie and Brian are so much fun! They were married at Noah’s Event Venue in Richardson.  Kailie was absolutely stunning in her blush wedding gown and looked just radiant as she walked down the aisle arm and arm with her daddy.  The ceremony took place outside and was full of joy and laughter.  After vows were spoken, Kailie and Brian were pronounced husband and wife and high-fived this accomplishment once the reached the end of the aisle.  After the ceremony it was on to the party where the new couple showed everyone their compatibility with the newlywed game!  They went on to the bouquet toss and Kailie apparently was a basketball player in another life because she tossed her bouquet right into the chandelier for 2 points!  Impressive for not looking where she was throwing!  Kailie and Brian made their grand exit through a tunnel of sparklers and then headed back inside to party until 1:00 in the morning!  Like I said, they are such a fun couple and I am excited to share their big day!  Congratulations to Kailie and Brian!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Heather Henson: Guest List Events

Bridal Gown – Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Bridesmaids – Beside the Bride

Floral – Out of the Garden

Entertainment – LeForce Entertainment

Cake Artist – Cake Carousel

Venue – Noah’s Event Venue – Richardson

 

Kailie – Bridal Portraits at Bass HallFort Worth, TX

Kailie was like a real life Cinderella.  She had the beautiful ball gown with amazing detail on the bodice and the SHOES! Oh the shoes!  Quite a few of our set ups were centered around those shoes.  It was a blast getting to photograph Kailie’s bridals.  She is such a happy person and so much fun to be around, which makes the photos that much better!  Check back for photos from her February wedding!

-Amanda

Stephanie and Patrick – Engagement Session at The Dallas Arboretum and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Stephanie and Patrick’s engagement session!  I met up with these two at the Dallas Arboretum for the first part of their session.  We thought we were going to have bad weather, but luckily the sun started to pop out as we started and it was absolutely gorgeous by the time we got to the lake.  Stephanie is a TCU Horned Frog like me and Patrick has just moved here to Texas from New York, and I have never been so aware of how many times I say the word, Y’all.  I love when I can joke and poke fun with my couples.  It makes everything just a little bit more fun!  Stephanie and Patrick will be getting married in September and I can’t wait!

-Amanda

Cortni & Jason – Wedding Reception at BRIK VenueFort Worth, TX

Now that they were officially husband and wife, it was time to celebrate!  We headed over to The BRIK Venue where the upstairs portion was decorated in beautiful greenery on long farm tables and hanging from the chandeliers.  Cortni’s dad, the maid of honor and best man all gave such moving and lovely toasts that I wouldn’t be surprised if everyone in that room teared up a little bit because I know I did!  After dinner and toasts it was time for cake cutting and dancing!  Everyone was having a blast from the past to the 80’s music played by The Spazmatics.  Cortni and Jason were right at home out on the dance floor and absolutely killed it when asked to do an interpretive dance of their love story!  Not everyone could pull that off but they sure did!  Naturally, nobody wanted the night to end but grabbed their sparklers and headed outside while Cortni and Jason had their private last dance.  They were so cute in those few minutes they had to themselves and just held on to each other as if they didn’t want the night to end.  They then made their way through the tunnel of sparklers to begin their honeymoon and their new life as husband and wife.  I am so incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Cortni, Jason and their sweet families.  Congratulations you two!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – KC Cloud:  Cloud Creative Events

Hair and Makeup Artist – Salon O

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaids

Floral – En Fleur Dallas

Lounge Rentals – Vintage Sparkle

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Paper Products – Print World

Entertainment – The Spazmatics

Cortni and Jason – Wedding Ceremony at Saint Patrick’s CathedralFort Worth, TX

What a beautiful day full of joy and emotions!  Cortni and Jason are absolutely precious and I am so excited to show off their wedding day!  They were married at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Downtown Fort Worth, but started the day at their reception venue, BRIK.  Once we got Cortni in her amazing dress, we went outside for some fun bridesmaids photos.  Cortni was then given a little gift and note from Jason and she only got a couple of sentences in before she was so moved to tears that she couldn’t continue to read.  I think Jason and his groomsmen had a little more fun while getting ready then most guys tend to.  It was time for Cortni to walk down the aisle and boy, did she look stunning!  It was so sweet seeing Jason tear up as his bride walked toward him.  They were so cute up at the altar during the service, stealing little glances toward one another.  Everything was absolutely perfect and they became husband and wife!  Check out my favorites from their Catholic ceremony and be sure to check back when their reception photos are posted!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – KC Cloud:  Cloud Creative Events

Hair and Makeup Artist – Salon O

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaids

Floral – En Fleur Dallas

Lounge Rentals – Vintage Sparkle

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Paper Products – Print World

Entertainment – The Spazmatics

Amanda and Matías – Utah Destination Engagement SessionAmerican Fork and Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

I recently had the opportunity to photograph my good friend, Amanda, and her new fiance, Matías, for their engagement portraits.  When Amanda asked me if I would photograph them in Utah, naturally I jumped at the chance!  I love traveling and so add in a photo shoot and I’m in heaven!  Amanda and Matías met a year ago in Chile.  They recently reconnected here in the States and have been together ever since!  We had a blast in the mountains of American Fork National Park and even though we began at sunrise and it was extremely cold, these two were absolutely precious!  You’d never know it just by looking at the photos, but it was about 20 degrees up there!  Amanda and Matías had no problem keeping each other warm though.  We took a little break in the middle of the day and then took a little road trip down to the Salt Flats for a few fun sunset photos.  Since none of us had been to the Salt Flats before we had no idea that they would be like quick sand, quickly sucking up our shoes in the mud.  No worries though!  Amanda and Matías were such troopers, they just kicked their shoes off without a second thought and didn’t let it stop them from getting incredible photos!  We may have been covered in mud afterward, but it was well worth it!  Please check out their adventurous Utah engagement session! Enjoy!

-Amanda