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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

Sara and Matt – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, TX

What a perfect beginning to 2017!  I absolutely adore Sara and Matt and I am so glad that they were my first wedding of the year!  These two Horned Frogs were married at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.  Sara and her girls were a hoot during getting ready and it took almost all of them to hold up the front of her dress while putting on her garter.  Once they got Sara in her dress and all ready to go, it was time for her to see her future husband for the first time.  While Matt and I were waiting for Sara to join us in the courtyard, I asked what he thought her dress looked like.  He guessed that it would be big and poofy. He was right!  Sara made an absolutely stunning bride and I think Matt had a little trouble holding back the tears.  When taking in the vision that was his bride, he noticed that a strand of her hair was blue!  Sara says that when she was younger she used to dye her hair blue and so this was a fun way for her to bring that part of her to her wedding day and it was also her something blue!  It may have been a little chilly outside but boy did we have a fun time with all of Sara & Matt’s family and bridal party.  They were having fun making their “fake candid” photos as they liked to call them which made me laugh.  At last it was time to walk down the aisle.  Sara was escorted down the aisle by her sweet daddy and he gave her away to Matt.  They exchanged beautiful vows and officially became husband and wife!  It brings me so much joy to be able to share these images with everyone and show the love and happiness that this couple and their families possess.  Please check back soon for the rockin’ reception!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Perfect Plan Events

Hair and Makeup – Shear Beauty

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaids – De Ma Fille

Floral – The Perfect Plan Events

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Band – The Royal Dukes

Videography – Complete Weddings & Events

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

Welcome baby Timothy! – In home newborn portraitsFort Worth, TX

Christmas came early for Heather and Tim as they welcomed their first baby boy, Timothy into the world!  We absolutely love it when our bride and grooms turn into mommies and daddies and we get to photograph them once more!  It was so much fun to get to hang out with Heather and Tim again and see them as parents.  Timothy was so good as we squished and cuddled him into different positions, even when we put him under the tree!  We are so excited to get to continue to photograph them as they grow their little family!

Tayler – Bridal PortraitsPrivate Property

Now that it’s the new year and things have slowed down a bit, I finally get to share these beautiful bridal portraits!  Tayler was absolutely stunning and such a trooper as she hiked around in her wedding dress and tennis shoes through grass, mud and rocks!  Don’t worry, her dress was still spotless when we were done.

-Amanda

Nicki and Kenny – Engagement SessionKlyde Warren Park and White Rock Lake - Dallas, TX

It’s December and Fall has finally arrived in Texas!  It was a little bit chilly outside but man was it pretty.  I met up with Nicki and Kenny at Klyde Warren Park for a little bit more of a city vibe and then we headed over to White Rock Lake.  With all of the leaves finally changing colors it was the perfect fall backdrop for their engagements!  I absolutely loved getting to hang out with Nicki and Kenny.  They are just as cute as they can be and I always have a soft spot for my fellow Horned Frogs!  I cannot wait for their wedding next year!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

-Amanda