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Claudia & Patrick – Engagement Session at Japanese Gardens and Airfield WaterfallFort Worth, TX

How adorable are Claudia and Patrick??  Just the cutest, if you ask me!  One thing I like about Texas Decembers is that it still looks like fall!  We got ALL of the fall colors during their engagement session and it was absolutely fabulous.  Claudia and Patrick met while working together about 3 years ago.  Patrick is now in school in Alabama so they are having to do long distance for now.  They love traveling together so Patrick proposed to Claudia while they were on a trip to Canada. Here is their proposal story in her own words:

In order to appropriately celebrate our summer together in 2017, we decided to take a long weekend trip together to Canada. We found a good flight sale, and being the travel aficionados we are, a trip to Ottawa and Montreal was the perfect end to a great three months of being in the same city. Patrick was insanely sneaky, and it should be known that I had NO IDEA the entire time that he was planning everything in the background. We had dinner reservations (not suspicious since once again, we were celebrating the end of the summer), and Patrick suggested we stop by this university campus on our way to dinner. McGill University, is what I would describe as the “Harvard of Canada”. It is old-style, historical, “Hogwarts-y”, and filled with pretty flowers. We walked around in massive circles because Patrick wanted to find this one cool entrance. We were on vacation, and I was super relaxed, so the fact that we were for some reason walking in circles to find this one particular spot didn’t even seem to bother me or raise any sort of questions. When we finally found the entrance, we walked together up this long walk-way to the main building with a beautiful flower garden in front that looked like a heart (really it was McGill’s crest, but it looked like a heart to me). When we got to the top, Patrick got down on one knee, and despite the fact that I think I blacked out in shock and unfortunately couldn’t tell you the exact words that came out of his mouth, it was the sweetest and most beautiful question he has ever asked me. Of course, after multiple “omg’s” and tears, I said yes!

  They will be getting married next year and I cannot wait for their big day!  It is sure to be a blast!

-Amanda

Patricia & Jacob – Engagement Session at Airfield Waterfall and Japanese GardensFort Worth, TX

Oh my good gracious!! Patricia and Jacob are the absolute cutest!  I can’t even express how much fun I had with these two.  We started early in the morning which I don’t normally get to do but it ended up being just perfect.  Patricia and Jacob have so much chemistry and were complete naturals in front of the camera.  They were giggly, kissy, sweet and just plain CUTE.  I cannot wait for their wedding next year!

-Amanda

Lauren & CJ – Engagement Session at Japanese Gardens and TCUFort Worth, TX

I cannot get over how adorable Lauren and CJ are!!  From the moment I met with them I knew they were going to be a blast to photograph.  Lauren and CJ are both TCU alum and Lauren was a Showgirl at TCU, so of course we had to hit up campus for one of their locations! Being a TCU grad myself, I always love having a chance to go back to campus and talk about “the good ole days” with my couples.  These two are so precious and have such amazing chemistry, I couldn’t decide on which images to show!   Lauren and CJ  will be getting married next year at Classic Oaks and I cannot wait!

-Amanda

Lindsay and Keith – Engagement Portraits at Japanese Gardens and Kimbell Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

I love it when couples are not shy or afraid to be themselves in front of the camera!  It’s a hard thing to do but Lindsay and Keith nailed it!  They currently live in New York City but are getting married here in Fort Worth so we had a chance to do their engagement photos while they were in town.  I love that Keith wore the same suit that he wore on their first date.  I think it makes the photos that much more meaningful.  Lindsay and Keith cracked me up.  It is always a blast when we can all just joke around and laugh together, like when I caught Keith smelling Lindsay’s hair which is apparently an inside joke that has to do with one of their first dates.  I don’t know that I’m going to be able to let go of that one and will probably mention it and use it on their wedding day haha!  I am so excited for their big day in December.  It is going to be so much fun! Please enjoy some of my favorites from their Fort Worth engagement session.

-Amanda

Sara – Bridal Portraits at the Japanese GardensFort Worth, TX

I am so excited to finally share Sara’s bridal portraits!  Sara was married this past weekend and was an absolutely stunning bride.  She wore lace sleeves over her gown for her church ceremony and removed them for the reception.  I love trains, and Sara’s train was so much fun to work with!  Check back soon for her gorgeous wedding photos!

-Amanda

Kendall and Kyle – Engagement SessionTCU and Japanese Gardens - Fort Worth, TX

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I am super excited to share this engagement session!  We all know I get really excited for my TCU couples and when I get to photograph them on campus.  But I don’t often get to photograph on the field when it is prepped for game day!  Kendall and Kyle are TCU alumni like myself and flew in from Oregon for the game and to have their engagement photos done.  I loved getting to hang out with them and talk about our days at TCU.  It turns out that I was in a few classes with Kyle’s older sister!  Small world!  I so wish I was able to photograph their wedding, but unfortunately for me they will not be getting married here.  Congratulations Kendall and Kyle!

-Amanda

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Katie and Cantey – Engagement SessionJapanese Gardens and The Kimbell Art Museum - Fort Worth, TX

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I am excited to share Katie and Cantey’s engagement photos!  It was a beautiful day and we began over in the Japanese Gardens and then headed over to the Kimbell Art Museum.  After all of the rain we’ve had, everything was beautifully green and it was not too warm out.  I love days like this.  Katie and Cantey were just too cute and their wedding is going to be so much fun!  They will be getting married in October at a little chapel on Cantey’s parent’s property.  I absolutely cannot wait for their wedding day!

-Amanda

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Sara & Robert Engagement at Japanese Gardens & T&P Station

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I am so excited to share these photos from Sara & Robert’s session last week in Fort Worth. we were finally able to meet up after rescheduling due to the crazy weather we have been having and were blessed with clear skies.  I always love engagement sessions and learning their story. One of my favorite things I learned on their session was that the ring Robert proposed with has been made over several generations with some of the stones dating back to his great grandfather. Here are some of my favorite photos from their Fort Worth Session.

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Sarah and Patrick – Engagement Session at Japanese Gardens and Downtown Fort Worth

Lightly Photography 2014 http://lightllyphoto.comI am excited to share this engagement session!  Sarah and Patrick are some of the sweetest people and it was so much fun to get to run around Fort Worth with them last week.  We started out at the Japanese gardens where the leaves have turned a beautiful shade of red, perfect for some fall portraits.  It was just too cute when Sarah got really excited when she learned that she would get to hug and kiss on Patrick throughout the entire session.  Sarah and Patrick met at TCU’s “Frog Camp”, where incoming freshmen go before starting school to meet other students and get to do some really cool activities.  Although, they did not start dating until just a couple of years ago.  I am so excited to get to work with them, especially because I am also getting to photograph Sarah’s brother’s wedding in January.  I absolutely love getting to photograph multiple weddings within one family.  I cannot wait for these guys to tie the knot in June!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

-Amanda

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