Tags 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

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 – 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

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

Cortni – Bridal Portraits at Bass HallFort Worth, Tx

My oh my! Cortni is a stunning bride!  I love that she chose to have her portraits at Bass Hall because it complemented her beautiful dress so well from the stage to the balcony and everywhere in between.  I was absolutely gushing over the intricate details in the sleeves and train!  Check back soon for her amazing wedding day!

-Amanda

Laura Jean and Branden – Wedding Reception at Tower ClubDallas, Texas

After they were pronounced husband and wife no time was wasted and we hopped onto the party bus and headed toward the reception.  I always love riding on the bus with the bridal party, there is never a dull moment!  We arrived at Tower Club Dallas and Laura Jean and Branden were introduced and went into their first dance with Downtown Dallas behind them as a perfect backdrop.  The dance floor was packed all night long as everyone enjoyed the music from the Signed Sealed Delivered Band.  Laura Jean and Branden ended the night with a bang dancing and singing on stage with the band!  As the night ended we sent the newlyweds off on their honeymoon through a tunnel of gold pom poms to the elevators.  It was a fun day and I’m so glad that they chose me to capture their special moments!  Congratulations Laura Jean and Branden!

-Amanda

Thank you to all for the vendors that helped make the day so special!

Event Coordinator – Whitney Bailey with Chic Fleur Weddings & Events

Bridal Gown – Mockingbird Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup – The Styling Stewardess: Blakelee Sheffield

Floral: Something Pretty Floral

Band: Signed Sealed Delivered

Cake Artist – Casa Linda Bakery

Laura Jean and Branden – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at St. Thomas AquinasDallas, Texas

How sweet are Laura Jean & Branden??  I always get so excited when I have the privilege to photograph such amazing couples!  So basically I’m excited all the time.  We began the day at Laura Jean’s parent’s home where her and her girls spent the morning hanging out and getting ready.  They were all so cute hanging out in Laura Jean’s childhood bedroom getting ready together.  We got to the church and got Laura Jean in her dress and she was absolutely stunning.  She had beautiful lace sleeves that made her gown even more elegant than it already was.  It was then time for their first look!  All of the family and bridal party stayed inside peeking through the window waiting to see Branden’s face when he saw Laura Jean for the first time.  It makes me so happy to be able to just feel the love between two people and with these two that was definitely the case.  Not only could you feel their love for each other but for all of their friends and family and even their vendors.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoy becoming friends with my couples and how much it means to me when they treat me like I’m part of their family.  That’s just how Laura Jean and Branden are.  Please enjoy some of my favorite moments from their first look and ceremony and be sure to check back for their reception!

-Amanda

Thank you to all for the vendors that helped make the day so special!

Event Coordinator – Whitney Bailey with Chic Fleur Weddings & Events

Bridal Gown – Mockingbird Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup – The Styling Stewardess: Blakelee Sheffield

Floral: Something Pretty Floral

Band: Signed Sealed Delivered

Cake Artist – Casa Linda Bakery

Lauren and Greg – Wedding at The Renaissance Worthington HotelFort Worth, Texas

It may have been a gloomy January day outside, but inside the ballrooms of the Worthington it was the exact opposite.  Lauren and Greg spent the day surrounded by family and friends as they prepared for their marriage and new life together.  They had a few minutes to themselves during their first look before beginning all of their wedding day events.  Then it was time for the signing of the Ketubah and wedding ceremony.  Lauren looked beautiful as she walked arm in arm with her parents to her future groom.  One thing that I loved about the Jewish ceremony was that the parents stood under the Chuppah with the couple.  What a wonderful way to watch your child be married!  Once they were pronounced husband and wife it was time to celebrate!  Thanks to Jamie and the rest of the team at Tami Winn Events, the ballroom was transformed into the winter wonderland that Lauren had her heart set on and everyone enjoyed the music by one of my favorite bands, Professor D!  It was so much fun to be out on the dance floor with everyone, especially during the Hora!  After all of the fun and dancing it was time to send the couple off to their new life together.  They were sent off through a tunnel of sparklers and taken away in a horse drawn carriage.  Congratulations to Lauren and Greg!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jamie Lemke with Tami Winn Events

Venue – The Renaissance Worthington Hotel

Bridal Gown – Ivory Bridal – Houston

Bridesmaids – Nordstrom

Hair Stylist – Dallas Hair and Makeup

Makeup Artist – Amy Rose

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Cookies – Tiff’s Treats

Band – Professor D

Videography – Elixir Entertainment

Lighting – Absolute Lighting

Photobooth – My Event Is The Bomb