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Taylor & Travis – Engagement Session at Winspear Opera House and Dallas ArboretumDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Taylor and Travis’ engagement session!  We met up in the early morning and they braved the Texas summer heat.  I loved how Travis made Taylor laugh and just how sweet they are together.  They told me about how many weddings they’ve been to together and how that led to many road trips.  What a fun way to spend time together and really get to know each other!  I love how Taylor tells their proposal story, because she clearly knows Travis so well!

“Unfortunately for Travis, I can read him like a book! Weeks beforehand I could tell something was up. He doesn’t plan ANYTHING and I’m a type A that carries a planner in her purse, so when he told me we were going to dinner with another couple three weeks in advance, I knew something was up. He may not have been a huge fan of it not being a surprise, but it was one of my favorite parts! I bought a new dress and made sure my hair and make-up looked great. It was perfect! We were in Sundance Square near the Christmas tree when he grabbed me by the shoulders and started rambling on about people waiting for us downtown. I was very confused ha! And then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him 3 or 4 times, while I kept saying yes over and over again. I think our families came out of the crowd when he finally realized I had said yes and then we came full turn and I found out our close friends and family were waiting to celebrate at a nearby restaurant.”

I cannot wait for their wedding next year!  It is going to be so much fun!

-Amanda

Addison & Kevin – Engagement Session at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, TX

Addison & Kevin are so cute!! I got to hang out with them for their engagement photos and it was so much fun.  These two really know how to work it for the camera.  We met up at the Dallas Arboretum and I think one of my favorite parts was when I had them dance with each other.  They were super sweet and goofy and even Kevin got twirled!  Then we went over to White Rock Lake to play with some colored powder.  I loved when Kevin threw all of his blue powder in Addison’s face and her entire face turned blue.  It was so fun hanging out with these two and they will be getting married next year!

-Amanda

Allison & Amir – Engagement Session at the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock LakeDallas, Texas


Allison and Amir traveled from Midland, where they both live and work, for their engagement session.  These two Tech graduates have a sweet story of how they met:

“Amir and I met six years ago at Texas Tech University. I joined Alpha Chi Omega Sorority my first year at TTU. I kept running into Amir at Sigma Nu Fraternity parties through mutual friends. When we had our first conversation it felt like we were the only ones in the room, even though it was filled with at least one hundred people. We had such a memorable two years at TTU together; from attending each others date parties, to cheering on our Red Raiders on the football field.”

I’m excited to share some of my favorite images from their session and can’t wait for their wedding!

-Annie

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Sydnie & Bryant – Engagement Session at The Dallas ArboretumDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Sydnie and Bryant’s engagement photos!  Because we live in Texas we had to reschedule their session several times due to crazy weather, but we finally got an amazingly beautiful day!  Speaking of crazy weather, they even had some on the day that Bryant proposed to Sydnie at the arboretum.  Here is their sweet proposal story!

“The week before the proposal, I asked Bryant what we were doing for my birthday the following Saturday. He asked if I wanted to see the 12 days of Christmas at the arboretum. Funny story we had gotten lunch with our friends before that, and they were explaining how my friends brother was planning to propose to his girlfriend at the arboretum the following Saturday (Bryant panicked at that moment but wanted to stick with his plan). The day of the proposal, the weather started to turn early afternoon. We planned originally to get to the arboretum at 3:00 but Bryant started rushing me as I was getting ready. This is when he started acting suspicious. He finally gets me in the car and we start driving to the arboretum. It began lightly sprinkling. I asked Bryant if we could reschedule because of the weather and he was insistent we go. We pulled into the parking lot and I told him I wouldn’t go in without an umbrella. He rushed into the gift shop and purchased an umbrella. We headed toward “Day 1” and looked at the display. There was a sign indicating day 2 was to the left, but Bryant pulled me to the right instead. We then started walking, silently, toward crepe myrtle alley. We headed down for aisle of trees and Bryant all of a sudden dove into his proposal speech. A photographer was waiting behind us capturing the moment!”

I had so much fun hanging out with these two and I can’t believe I have to wait an entire year for their wedding day!  I can already tell it is going to be amazing!

-Amanda

Christin & TJ – Engagement Session at the Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

These two travel for work and met while in Indiana.  They kept in touch and when Christin was re-located close by to TJ for work a few months later, these two started to date!  They love to travel and have a Dalmation named Jewels who made a guest appearance at their session!  Check out some of my favorite moments from their session!

-Annie

Lindsey & Matt – Engagement Session at The Dallas Arboretum and Winspear Opera HouseDallas, TX

 

Lindsey and Matt are so cute together!  I had so much fun hanging out with them and their sweet dog, Bear, at their engagement session.  Lindsey and Matt met at TCU and are big Horned Frog fans.  I love how Matt incorporated all of that into his proposal.  Here is their story in Lindsey’s own words:

“Matt did a wonderful job of surprising me! Since TCU is so close to our hearts, Matt planned the perfect proposal at Frog Fountain. Two of our friends from law school, Sanju and Olivia, came in to visit us to go to a baseball game on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo, 2017. On May 6th, we drove out to Fort Worth and had breakfast at Fuzzy’s before the game. We took them on “a tour” around campus on our walk over to the baseball stadium, right by Frog Fountain. All of a sudden Matt was down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was magical… and I was completely surprised!!! We then went to the baseball game, where I was again surprised that we were going to participate in the first pitch, and that Matt had gotten all of our friends and family to come meet us and join in the celebration and cheer on the frogs at the game! We continued our celebration at dinner with family and close friends (many of which had come from out of town) and after dinner drinks at Nylo. It was truly the perfect day”

I am so excited for their big day which will also be at Robert Carr at TCU!  Go Frogs!

-Amanda

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