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Kelsey & Kal – Engagement Session at the Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

Kelsey and Kal sat in cubicles next to each other at work for about a year before they started dating!  A mutual friend invited them to a concert, and that’s where there story began.  These two were the sweetest and I love their proposal story shared below in Kelsey’s own words:

We went to visit a friend and her husband in San Antonio and had planned to go to the river walk and Fredericksburg while we were down there. On Saturday morning, Kal said he knew of a neat place to eat lunch on the river walk so we drove down there. As we were walking on the river walk, he showed me a place called ‘marriage island’ (which I had never heard of at the time). There were rose petals sprinkled and our names and picture hanging from the tree. He got down on one knee and proposed. My mom, dad and sister were hiding out taking pictures and videos and surprised me. It was absolutely perfect!

Check out some of my favorite moments from their engagement session!

-Annie

Carter Ann & Michael – Engagement at the Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

These two met in high school but it wasn’t until Michael returned from his deployment to finish school at Texas Tech did they start dating!  I loved getting to know them during their engagement session!  Here’s how Michael popped the question:

My family used to ranch out in West Texas and I have a cousin who still lives there with his wife and 2 adorable kids. We’re all really close and go out to visit any chance we get. As a little girl I’d always go explore the sand hills and look for arrowheads. We went to go visit over 4th of July weekend and we all went out to the old ranch to drive around. We stopped at my old sand hills and decided to go hunt for arrowheads. As we climbed to the top Michael pointed over my shoulder and asked if that looked like and old Indian dugout, when I turned back around he was down on one knee! It was almost 10 years to the day after we’d met.

Can’t wait for their wedding next year!

-Annie

Jan & Donnie – Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Dallas ArboretumDallas, Texas

Jan and Donnie got married on a warm, beautiful day at the Dallas Arboretum tucked away in a private little garden surrounded by their closest friends and family.   Afterwards, they enjoyed a beautiful lunch on the lawn outside of the Camp House overlooking White Rock Lake.  Check out a few of my favorite moments from their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Olive & Nine Planning

Beauty and the Blush

Jenny Layne Bakery

Justin Cash

Gil’s Elegant Catering

Dr. Delphinium

 

Celine & Wesley Engagement – Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, TX

These two made the drive from west Texas to do this morning session!  We went to the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake for some nature which is perfect since they will be saying “I Do” at the Texas Discovery Garden.   These two met at Texas Tech and wore their jersey’s for the second part of their session.  How fun!  Check out some of my favorite moments from their session!

-Annie

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!

-Annie

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

 

 

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

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

Melissa and Cody – Engagement SessionDallas Arboretum and Klyde Warren Park - Dallas, TX

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Last week I got to spend the early hours of the morning with Melissa and Cody!  These two are troopers.  Not only did they both travel from different cities but they also got up at the crack of dawn (8:00 is the crack of dawn to me) for their session.  It may have been quite early, but man did it feel fabulous outside!  Being around Melissa and Cody, you can just tell how they are meant for each other!  They will be getting married in June at The Orchard and it is going to be one amazing day!  Can’t wait!

-Amanda

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Laura Jean and Branden – Engagement SessionDallas Arboretum & White Rock Lake - Dallas, TX

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I had so much fun hanging out with Laura Jean and Branden last week.  With all the weird weather we’ve been having lately you just never know what each day will bring, but this day turned out to be gorgeous.  We met up at the Dallas Arboretum which is where Branden proposed to Laura Jean!  We re-visited the exact spot and were able to get some great reflection photos!  I loved getting to know them as a couple and watching them interact.  Branden is so good at making Laura Jean laugh, it was totally infectious and I found myself laughing right along with them even though I had no idea what he was saying to her.  We then headed out to White Rock Lake where they just continued to be their cute selves and started acting goofy and adorable.  I absolutely loved it!  It makes me so happy to see and photograph such blissfully happy couples!  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their Dallas engagement session!

-Amanda

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Alyssa and Blake – Engaged at Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake

Lightly Photography 2015 http://lightlyphoto.comI am so excited to share this engagement session.  I met up with Alyssa and Blake in Dallas at the Arboretum where it turned out to be a gorgeous day at the end of a stormy week.  I love the chemistry between these two and how sweet they are together.  I love when couples are as excited as Alyssa and Blake were to have their engagements done.  Alyssa was just cracking me up with how much more excited she was getting the longer the session went.  She even told me that their goal was to make it onto our website.  I think they will probably achieve that goal!  I am so excited to be photographing their wedding in October at the beautiful Ashton Depot!

-Amanda

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