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Jennifer and Alex – First Look and Garden Wedding CeremonyFuller Garden, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens - Fort Worth, TX

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April showers bring May flowers.  That’s what I feel like all of April has been this year, is just straight rain day after day.  And of course it threatened to rain, once again, on Jennifer and Alex’s wedding day, but we got very lucky and it held off!  It was a great day for a beautiful garden wedding with a beautiful couple.  Both Jenn and Alex seemed to be a little anxious while they were getting ready, which is why I am so glad they decided to do a first look.  I had spent the morning with Jenn and her girls but I didn’t get to see Alex until we were getting him ready to see his bride.  I was telling him how amazing she looked and when I saw her coming toward him in the distance, I said “oh here she comes” and he was overcome with emotion.  I know he was so ready to see his gorgeous future wife.  After they saw each other for the first time, nerves started to calm and we had some fun just being in the garden and taking some photos.  They had their intimate ceremony in front of the gazebo in the Fuller Gardens and it was the perfect setting.  They were so sweet as they read their vows to each other and Alex was making Jenn have a little giggle fit.  It was just the sweetest!  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their first look and ceremony and be sure to check back soon for more from their Colonial Country Club reception!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Bridal Gown – Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Bridesmaids – Beside The Bride

Hair/Makeup Artist – Tease to Please

Floral – Devin Designs

Ceremony Coordinators – One Fine Day

Band – Walton Stout Band

Cake Artist – Tastefully Yours Cakes

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Laura – Bridal Portraits at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Lightly Photography 2014 http://lightllyphoto.comI am so excited to share this stunning bride’s portraits!  Laura made such a gorgeous bride, I think I kept getting overly excited when I would show her the back of my camera.  She got her dress and veil at Brides and Beaux in Colleyville.  Her veil was so much fun to play with as it did this beautiful folding thing down the back.  Please enjoy my favorites from her bridal session.

-Amanda

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Lauren and Clint – Day After Session at T&P Station and Fort Worth Japanese Gardens

Lightly Photography 2014 http://lightllyphoto.comDay after sessions are so much fun!  In this case it was more like a month after but I loved getting to hang out with Lauren and Clint again!  They were married in October and their reception was at T&P station, so we went back and did some photos when the building was empty.  They brought a couple of suitcases as props which I loved and thought was super cute, kind of like they were waiting on the train to leave on their honeymoon.  I wish more couples would do day after sessions.  How often do you get to wear your wedding dress after your wedding?  Anyway, I’m so excited to share these photos and hope everyone enjoys them!

-Amanda

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Nicole and David – Engagement Session at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Lightly Photography 2014 http://lightllyphoto.comI met up with Nicole and David last week for their engagement session.  They got engaged at the Grapevine Botanic Gardens while feeding fish and David had stashed the ring in the fish food.  How cute is that?  Naturally, a garden was the perfect setting for these two, so we headed over to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.  Nicole and David have known each other since they were in the 5th grade and ended up dating in college.  Talk about sweethearts!  I’m really excited to be photographing their wedding in September at Marty Leonard Chapel and the YWCA!

-Amanda

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Janae – Bridal Portraits at the Japanese Gardens in the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

 

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Now that I have a little bit of a slow time I can finally post the many bridals I have done over the year!  Janae was married in April of last year.  Her wedding was at Christ Chapel with the reception at T&P station so for her bridals we decided to add a little bit of greenery.  I love the Japanese gardens because there are so many different options if you want an outdoor bridal.

-Amanda

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Meredith & Dan Engagement at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

 

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Last week I got to spend the afternoon with Meredith & Dan.  They are such a sweet couple and I really enjoyed getting to hang out with them and get to know them as a couple. They will be getting married next month at Marty Leonard Chapel and having their reception at the Fort Worth Zoo!  I’m getting pretty excited for their upcoming wedding.  Please enjoy a few of my favorites from their Fort Worth Engagement Session.

-Amanda

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Engagement session Fort Worth Botanic Gardens by Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography

Melissa & Josh {Engaged} at Fort Worth Public Library and Botanic Gardens





I am so excited to share these photos of Melissa and Josh.   They really enjoy reading and Melissa loves to write as well, so naturally the Fort Worth Public Library was a perfect place for them.  They were so cute as they read random books to each other and Melissa tried to teach Josh a few things on the piano that we found upstairs at the library.   We had such a great time during their session and they were cracking me up the whole time.  Melissa and Josh will be getting married in Houston, where Melissa’s family is, in August.  I am so glad that I had the opportunity to shoot this amazing couple’s engagement photos.  Please enjoy some of my favorite images from their engagement session.

 

Amanda