Category archives: First Looks

Jessica & Sidney – Getting Ready and Ceremony at St. Patrick CathedralFort Worth, Texas

Jessica and Sidney met in highschool but never dated.  It wasn’t until senior year of college that these two reconnected and started dating!  These two chose to get ready in downtown Fort Worth surrounded by friends and family.  Sidney waited on the rooftop for his bride for their first look and then we stuck around to take some fun wedding party photos.  They had a beautiful Catholic ceremony at St. Patrick Cathedral and if you haven’t been there, you should go check it out!  It is quite stunning!  Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!


Special thanks to all the vendors!

Jamie with Tami Winn Events

Magdalena’s Catering

LeForce Entertainment

Creme De La Creme

Bliss Bridal Salon

Floral by Query Events

Green Light Media

The Beauty Lounge

St. Patrick Cathedral

McDavid Studio

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!


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

Sarah & Matthew – First Look & Ceremony at the Dallas ArboretumDallas, Texas

I had the opportunity to get to know these two during their engagement session a few months back in Dallas.  Engagement sessions are a great time for me to get to know my couples, how they met, and what they do for fun but during their session they kept asking questions about ME!  This blew me away and was just the start of getting to know their sweet and generous characters.  I knew their wedding day would be one full of laughter and joy!  These two chose to do a first look in one of the gardens at the Arboretum, and it was nothing short of great!  We had a lot of fun snapping some pictures before the wedding around some of the pretty places in the Arboretum.  They said “I Do” under a beautiful arbor decorated with flowers that one of their dad’s made.  The sun setting, the arbor, and the lush garden set the scene for their happy ceremony.  Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!


Special thanks to all the great vendors:

Molly with Pop Parties

Willie & Coote Salon

Emily Paige Films

Gil’s Elegant Catering

LeForce Entertainment

Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

Timeless Fiori



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!


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

Eve & Derek – Ceremony and Reception at Stonegate MansionFort Worth, Texas

This couple is dear to my heart!  Eve and Derek got married on a beautiful (if a little windy) day under a gorgeous chuppah.  I have know Eve for several years now because I used to watch her sweet son.  I just love that she has found Derek and tied the knot!  These two had a beautiful Christian and Jewish ceremony at the Stonegate Mansion in Fort Worth surrounded by friends and family.  Check out some of my favorite moments from their day.


Special thanks to these great vendors:

Stonegate Mansion

Justine’s Flowers

Creme De La Creme

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!


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

Alexis & Joshua – Ceremony at the Omni HotelFort Worth, TX

I can’t tell you how excited I was to photograph this wedding.  I met Alexis and Joshua many months back when I did their engagement session in Fort Worth.  They were naturals in front of the camera and and had a natural joy about them.  These two decided to tie the knot at the Omni Hotel in Dallas on a windy Texas day.  Before the ceremony Alexis had a first look with her dad that was a super sweet moment.   Her dad wore some awesome cuff links with pictures of him and Alexis from when she was a toddler.  Love it!  Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!


Special thanks to all the great vendors:

David Kimmel Designs

Pence & Penache

Creme De La Creme

Any Event DJ

Precisely as Planned

Joy Squad Photo Booth


Sarah and Tyler – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at St. Thomas AquinasDallas, TX

The good weather luck continues! It rained most of our drive to Dallas and just as it was looking like it would still be raining for Sarah and Tyler’s first look, the skies cleared up. The rain lightened up and stopped long enough for us to get all of the photos we wanted outside. All of the family and bridal party were such troopers as we stood out in the crazy wind taking photos!  Sarah and her girls really knew how to make that wind work in their favor!  It was time for the ceremony and Sarah looked so beautiful as she walked to the aisle on her dad’s arm with her mom’s veil in her hair.  She was absolutely beaming!  Sarah and Tyler exchanged their vows and were pronounced husband and wife and I know that at that moment all of the nerves were lifted from their shoulders.  It was time to celebrate! Enjoy some of my favorites from their first look and ceremony and check back for their reception at The Carlisle Room!


Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Social Gather

Bride’s Gown – Neiman Marcus

Hair and Makeup Artist – Era Salon

Floral – Garden Gate

Transportation – Blue Diamond

Entertainment – Inversion Band

Paper Products – Magnolia Design

Allison and Logan – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at Piazza on the GreenMcKinney, TX

When I think of Allison & Logan I think of the perfect couple comparable to a Disney prince and princess, so it was incredibly fitting that when I showed up to the venue that Allison was wearing her Mini Mouse house shoes.  I almost expected little woodland creatures to come and help her put on her wedding dress!   She was so incredibly excited and just full of joy and absolutely radiant!  When I asked what Disney couple they would most relate to, she said Anna and Krsitoff from Frozen and I can totally see it!  Their first look may have been a little windy but they were just too precious and so happy to see each other that a little wind was nothing.  They are just the kind of people that you can’t help but smile when you’re around them!  Their happiness is definitely contagious and you could tell during the ceremony how true that really is.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their first look and ceremony – you won’t be able to keep yourself from grinning!


Thank you to all of the vendors!

Bridal Gown – Patsy’s Bridal

Hair and Makeup – Jenny Torry

Floral – A&L Floral Design

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Entertainment – David Allen Events

Sara and Matt – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, TX

What a perfect beginning to 2017!  I absolutely adore Sara and Matt and I am so glad that they were my first wedding of the year!  These two Horned Frogs were married at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.  Sara and her girls were a hoot during getting ready and it took almost all of them to hold up the front of her dress while putting on her garter.  Once they got Sara in her dress and all ready to go, it was time for her to see her future husband for the first time.  While Matt and I were waiting for Sara to join us in the courtyard, I asked what he thought her dress looked like.  He guessed that it would be big and poofy. He was right!  Sara made an absolutely stunning bride and I think Matt had a little trouble holding back the tears.  When taking in the vision that was his bride, he noticed that a strand of her hair was blue!  Sara says that when she was younger she used to dye her hair blue and so this was a fun way for her to bring that part of her to her wedding day and it was also her something blue!  It may have been a little chilly outside but boy did we have a fun time with all of Sara & Matt’s family and bridal party.  They were having fun making their “fake candid” photos as they liked to call them which made me laugh.  At last it was time to walk down the aisle.  Sara was escorted down the aisle by her sweet daddy and he gave her away to Matt.  They exchanged beautiful vows and officially became husband and wife!  It brings me so much joy to be able to share these images with everyone and show the love and happiness that this couple and their families possess.  Please check back soon for the rockin’ reception!


A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Perfect Plan Events

Hair and Makeup – Shear Beauty

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaids – De Ma Fille

Floral – The Perfect Plan Events

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Band – The Royal Dukes

Videography – Complete Weddings & Events