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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!

Amanda

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

Lauren and Akshay – Wedding at Clark GardensWeatherford, TX

When I checked facebook the morning of Lauren and Akshay’s wedding, the first thing I saw was a status update from Lauren.  I thought it would have said something to do with it being her wedding day, but it actually said “Happy Earth Day”.  That is what I love so much about these two.  They are so free-spirited and easy going and so much fun to be around.  I love that I can joke back and forth with them like I can with any of my old friends.  I remember when I first met Lauren and she told me she was designing her own wedding dress.  It was so exciting to see the finished product.  Lauren wanted to honor her mother’s memory by putting some color into her dress, since her mother wore a similar color on her own wedding day.  I love that she thought to have her mom close to her in this way on her big day.  Once it was time for the ceremony and everybody was seated, Akshay came down the aisle right after his best man and little french bulldog. Everyone stood for the bride and as soon as Lauren rounded the corner I heard him gasp and say “she looks SO beautiful”.  It made me smile instantly.  Isn’t that the reaction every bride wants out of her groom?  That just set the tone for the rest of the ceremony and left me (and everyone else) grinning the whole time.  After the ceremony everyone headed into the tent for the party!  In between dancing Lauren and Akshay greeted their guest along side their very sweet (and cold) puppy!  They also played the newlywed game and were asked some questions about each other.  I think Akshay might have had a little too much fun playing that game, but he was a nice husband and put his own shoe up when it came to those questions that could put you in the doghouse if you answer wrong.  It came to the end of the night pretty quickly and everyone lined up to send the newlyweds off.  Lauren and Akshay ran through a tunnel of rose petals and were on their way to begin their new life together!  Please take a look at their beautiful Earth Day Wedding!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Earthling Events

Makeup Artist – Lindsey Przano

Hair Stylist – Clive & Co

Florist – Blushington Blooms

Officiant – Love Notes

Catering – Magdalena’s

Cake Artist – Reverie Bakery

Videography – Petit Four Films

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

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!

-Amanda

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

Amanda – TCU Class of 2017 Senior PortraitsTexas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX

It is always so much fun for me to get to go back to campus and photograph!  This time I had the privilege of photographing soon to be TCU grad, Amanda.  Amanda is graduating in May with a PR degree and we want to congratulate her and wish her well in the future!  Once a Horned Frog always a Horned Frog.  Go Frogs!

-Amanda

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Magenta and Caleb – Engagement Session at Trinity Park and Downtown Fort WorthFort Worth, TX

I know I say  it a lot but it’s always true, I had so much fun hanging out with Magenta and Caleb!  They love coffee so we stopped in Avoca Coffee shop just down the street for a quick cup and a few fun photos.  We then headed over to Trinity park where Caleb brought out one of the many signs he used to propose to Magenta back at Christmas.  They were just too cute and giggly that I couldn’t help but smile while I was around them.  We ended our session in Downtown Fort Worth.  Magenta and Caleb really love the look and the architecture so it was the perfect place especially since their reception will be held down there next year!  Check out their fun engagement session!

-Amanda

Jenn and Mitch – Engagement Session at Klyde Warren Park and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

I am beyond excited to share this cute couple’s engagement session!  I had so much fun hanging with Jenn, Mitch and their dogs Sasha and Zoe!  I have so many wonderful couples and Jenn and Mitch are definitely no exception.  They are some of the sweetest people and their two dogs were absolutely precious. We had a blast getting Sasha and Zoe in some of the photos.  They were so good at posing for the camera but also so playful at the same time.  They all completely melted my heart.  Jenn and Mitch will be getting married in October and I cannot wait for their big day!

-Amanda

Nicole and Eric – Wedding at Marty Leonard Chapel and Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, Tx

What a beautiful day for a wedding!  Nicole and Eric were married at Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  They had a few sweet traditions like the lassoing of the rosary and the coin tradition.  Right before they were pronounced husband and wife, Eric’s kids were invited up to the altar for a special blessing on their new family.  It always warms my heart to see such a blessing and promise take place.  Nicole and Eric had a vintage car right outside of the chapel waiting to take them to their reception, so we got some dreamy photos with it!  Nicole and Eric had a few surprises up their sleeves at the reception.  First the guests were entertained with a mariachi band during dinner, then surprised Eric’s mom with her very own birthday cake!  During the father daughter dance, Nicole and her dad started off with a traditional dance and then busted out into a rap dance! It was so much fun and I loved how joyful Nicole and her dad looked sharing that moment together.  Nicole, Eric and their guests danced the night away until it was time to send them on their way!  We had so much fun celebrating with these two and wish them the best of luck!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Floral – Blushington Blooms

Cake Artist – The Fort Worth Club

Pies – Emporium Pies

Sarah and Tyler – Wedding Reception at The Carlisle RoomDallas, TX

We had so much fun celebrating with Sarah and Tyler!  They held their reception at The Carlisle Room in Dallas and it was so beautiful!  There were many Razorback fans in the crowd so after cake cutting they had to do the hog call!  I always love seeing the different school traditions of my couples.  It’s so much fun!  The dance floor stayed pretty packed all night long and the crowd was loving the Inversion Band.  Sarah had the chance to try her skills out on one of the band member’s trumpets and one of the bridesmaids did a saxophone duet with her plastic blow up sax.  It truly was a fun party!  But, all good things must come to an end, sadly.  As all of their guests gathered outside, Sarah and Tyler enjoyed one last private dance before heading off on their honeymoon.  They were sent off through a cloud of flutterfetti and left to begin their new life together!  Congratulations Sarah and Tyler!

-Amanda

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