Category archives: Couples

Kristen & Preston – Engagement Portraits at Waterfall and Art MuseumsFort Worth, TX

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kristen and Preston.  They are so incredibly precious and I had such a fun time getting to know them and their sweet pups!  Since Preston plays baseball, it gives them the opportunity to travel and go on little adventures to create great memories.  I love how they describe their relationship and how they spend their time together.

“While we are together during the baseball season, we love to find local places to eat as well as fun little trips to trails or beaches. At home in Fort Worth we still spend a lot of time going to our favorite spots to eat and fostering dogs. I did not grow up with dogs in my house so I used to have kind of a superficial understand of dogs and their behavior (good or bad). But now through the work we do and the dogs we meet, I see lots of dogs that open up and love life in the right situation.
We have been to Cabo, Breckenridge, and a cruise through the Caribbean for vacations!” -Preston

“I agree with everything Preston said! I have traveled to over 12 states watching Preston play baseball so we have gotten really good at Yelp. We have found so many fun little places to adventure to. Those are some of the best memories I have with him. We took our dogs to the beach in Michigan one summer. Looking back on it, it is so random but that is what minor league life gives you on an off day. When we are in Fort Worth, Preston is incredible about helping me follow my life long dream to help rescue homeless dogs. He supports the dogs and me in so many ways. He is the best foster dad! We also love a good night with all our dogs, netflix, and a bottle of wine!” – Kristen

I am so excited for their wedding in November.  It is sure to be absolutely amazing!

-Amanda

Thanks to Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup for doing such an amazing job with Kristen’s hair and makeup!

Marisa & Lance – First Look & Ceremony at the Marquis on MagnoliaFort Worth, Texas

This wedding was unique in that it completely took place in the Fairmount neighborhood which happens to be where our office is located as well as where I live!  This couple wanted to use local vendors and even had guests stay in local airbnb homes to get the full experience. Preparations for the day started at their adorable historic home surrounded by friends and their cute cats.  Before the ceremony they did a first look on the front porch and then we hung around for more pictures.  One of my favorite images from the day is when one of their cats photo bombed them!  He wanted to be a part of the day too!

Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to the vendors:

Marquis on Magnolia

De Ma Fille

 

 

 

Lindsay & Keith – Wedding Reception at The Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

Lindsay and Keith had their reception at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  The Modern is absolutely one of my favorite places and their reception was made even more special with some personal touches like Lindsay’s sister and brother-in-law singing their first dance song.

“My sister and brother-in-law (Liz and Parker or “The Double Whiskey Straits”) played our first dance song (Queen’s You’re my best friend) and did a mini-set later on in the night. It was really awesome to continue the sister tradition of choosing a Queen song for a first dance (Liz & Parker had Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls as their first dance) and special because they are so musically talented and it was fun to show em off.”

One thing I always love about the Modern is getting to spend some alone time with my couples in the gallery.  It makes for some amazing photos and some well deserved alone time for Lindsay and Keith.  They were also such troopers by letting me take them outside in the freezing cold to get some photos with the twinkles lights in the trees. The rest of the night was spent catching up with friends and dancing like crazy people on the dance floor.

We had so much fun celebrating with Lindsay, Keith and their families.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their Modern reception.  Congratulations Lindsay and Keith!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jessica Hill with Poppies and Ink

Hair and Makeup – Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – Kleinfeld

Groom’s Attire – theblacktux.com

Floral – Poppies and Ink

Entertainment – William Ryan with It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Susie Moskal

Catering – Cafe Modern

Paper Products – Poppies and Ink

Lindsay & Keith – Wedding Ceremony at Marty Leonard ChapelFort Worth, TX

I absolutely love this couple.  Lindsay and Keith are so much fun and know how to make you laugh.  A few minutes with them will brighten your day significantly.  Back when I photographed their engagement session they told me the story of how they met and it is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time! Since I would not be able to do their story justice, Lindsay describes it in her own words:

“Keith and I met at orientation for new jobs at RSM in November of 2014 (Keith in cyber security consulting and me in international tax). Keith introduced himself to me by saying “Hi, I’m Keith Swiat. Not to be confused with Keith Sweat, the R&B singer.” It was 8 in the morning and I had no idea who Keith Sweat was. I sat as far away from him as possible at orientation.  Finally, his resilience and my piqued interest led to a friendly lunch outing where all of our interactions culminated in him: 1) forgetting his umbrella and accepting my offer to share 2) him not realizing he should carry it until I pointed out my arm going numb and my calves cramping from standing on my tiptoes to hold it over his head and 3) Keith informing me he felt like an encased meat as he took the first bite of his meatball sub at my favorite lunch spot (Park Italian). I wasn’t quite sure I liked him until I caught him sniffing me in the coffee shop a week later. His boldness and put himself out there attitude is what I really love about him. Our relationship is built on questionable social behavior and both of us having a great sense of humor.”

Let’s be honest, you know you have met the woman you’re going to marry when she catches you sniffing her and finds it charming.  It was love at first sniff.  Anyway, I was so happy that they chose me to photograph their big day and that I had the chance to get to know this amazing couple!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jessica Hill with Poppies and Ink

Hair and Makeup – Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – Kleinfeld

Groom’s Attire – theblacktux.com

Floral – Poppies and Ink

Entertainment – William Ryan with It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Susie Moskal

Catering – Cafe Modern

Paper Products – Poppies and Ink

Allyssa & Stuart – Engagement at TCU Campus & Downtown Fort WorthFort Worth, Texas

These two braved the cold for their session on TCU campus!  They both graduated from TCU so of course we had to start their session there! After exploring campus we headed downtown for more pictures.  These two were as sweet as can be, and I can’t wait for their wedding!

-Annie

Wendy & Aaron – Engagement Session at Airfield Waterfall and Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

I’ve known Aaron & Wendy for a little while now and I’ve been able to see their relationship grow from the start. With that said, I was super excited when they told me they were engaged and even more excited when they asked me to take their engagement photos. They are a perfect pair! They were great together when adventuring down rock walls and through cold water with me (to get the right shot!), even though it was pretty chilly outside. I am looking forward to photographing them on their wedding day!

-Lindsey

Ali & Caleb – Wedding Reception at The Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, TX

What a fun day!  Ali & Caleb’s ceremony was fantastic and now it’s time to party and celebrate all of the little moments that led to this moment!  Ali tells us about the best moment (the proposal!)  in her own words.

“It was a cold and rainy weekend in February and I was down in Austin visiting Caleb. He had planned for us to go to a winery with two of our friends Amy and Henry that evening. We were to pick Amy and Henry up from Camp Lucy to head to the winery and get our tasting on. When we arrived Amy immediately sent Caleb away to do “work” while we could chat. While I was chowing down on a cookie, Amy asked if I would be interested in seeing new developments on the property at Camp Lucy. We were touring the bridal suite and she was asking me if I had any idea of where I would want my wedding to be one day. I pointed to my left hand and said “I have no ring, so not yet” (little did I know) Amy asked if I wanted to go see the new benches in Ian’s Chapel- I thought it odd but I obliged. As she led me up the stairs to the chapel I started to hear music, when we approached the chapel doors she swung them open and there Caleb stood at the end of the aisle of the church surrounded by candles and rose petals. Caleb got down on one knee and the rest is a blur. (I obviously said YES!) I somewhat caught my breath and walked outside to a photographer who was there to take pictures of our special day, she snapped away as I was still blown away that such an amazing man just asked me to be his wife.

Caleb took me to another venue on Camp Lucy’s property where there were flowers, pictures a fire and every romantic thing I could dream up. As we were chatting (really, I was crying like a baby) my Mom and Dad walked through the door followed by my sweet brother Ben, Lauren, and some of my best friends. I was so excited the tears started to flow even more. It was so perfect. Later that evening after the champagne was popping, Caleb ushered us all to his parents’ home where they threw us the most incredible engagement party. However, sweet Caleb was not done yet. He told me that night there would be another engagement party waiting for me when I returned home to Dallas. When I arrived back in Dallas on Sunday all my best friends were waiting to celebrate with us. It was an absolute dream; I cannot wait to Marry Caleb. I am still blown away at how sweet the Lord has been to me-I am lucky to be gaining a man who seeks The Lord fervently and loves me with all that he has. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him!”

I absolutely adore Ali and Caleb and had so much fun celebrating their love with all of their family and friends.  They had one heck of a reception and danced all night long!  Congratulations to Ali and Caleb!

-Amanda

A special Thank You to all of the wonderful vendors!

Wedding Coordinator – Tami Winn Events: Jamie Lemke

Bridal Gown – Stardust Celebrations

Hair/Makeup Artist – Elan Makeup Studio

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Paper Products – Paper Planet

Entertainment/Lighting – LeForce Entertainment: Ed Petty

Cake Artist – Mindy’s Bakeshop

Catering – The Fort Worth Club

Emily & Tyler – Reception at The Grand IvoryLeonard, Texas

These two said their vows at sunset (dreamy, I know!) and then entered their beautifully decorated reception!  After Emily and Tyler’s first dance, Emily surprised everyone with a very fun Father-Daughter choreographed dance!  A live band kept the party going all night until the couple exited with a sparkler exit!  Here are some of my favorite moments from their reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the great vendors!

Events by Jade

Lush Couture Floral

Gowns of Grace

Bella Bridesmaid

Sugar Bee Sweets

Special Edition Band

 

Morgan & Mitch – Engagement Session at Lakeside Park & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

These two met at frog camp at TCU and soon started dating after.  They have now been together for 6 years and tie the knot next year!  Mitch proposed on his parents lake property in Granbury and then surprised Morgan with an engagement party with friends and family.  We explored Lakeside Park and White Rock Lake for their engagement session.  Check out some of my favorite moments!

-Annie

Daniella & Stephen – Reception at the Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

Daniella & Stephen’s reception was dreamy! As they entered the reception they surprised their guests with a choreographed dance that included their wedding party and then went into their first dance.  I had a feeling this group would dance all night, and I was not disappointed!  Check out some of my favorite pictures from their reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors!

Sage Fine Flowers

Gown – Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Angie Williams – Hair & Makeup

Creme De La Creme

Bella  Bridesmaids

Le Force Entertainment

Ashton Depot

Weddings by Wendy

Victory Video & Photography