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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

Laura & Jared – Engagement Session at The Winspear and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

Laura and Jared are getting married this upcoming December at the Ashton Depot!  They are planning for a brunch wedding, which I am super excited for.  These two met through friends at the church where they are both very involved.  Their engagement story is so cute; Laura describes the night in her own words:

“Jared asked me a couple of weeks in advance if he could plan an early birthday celebration for me and said he would make me dinner. I thought the proposal could be coming as the celebration was set for a dating anniversary and was a year from the day of a special date early in our relationship. He was really normal throughout the day (we went on a home tour that I had found), so I didn’t think it would actually happen. When we got to his apartment and it was normal (not covered in rose petals), I knew it wasn’t happening and so just settled in to a nice evening with him. We ended up tag teaming dinner and making it together where I was a little frustrated because he was using recipes from an Irish chef and all the measurements were in European measurements. We still had fun though. 🙂
After eating our dinner – and the from scratch Guinness chocolate cake he made me, he said that he had an early birthday present for me. He came back with a gift bag that had a photo book inside. The photos were from our time dating and while this probably should have been a trigger, I didn’t catch on at all and was absorbed in reliving the memories and enjoying the photos. He had also written a super sweet poem throughout the book (definitely should have caught on :)). About 3 pages from the end of the book, it said “I’ll never love another” and that’s when I knew it was happening. The last page of the book said “will you marry me?” and he got down on one knee and had the ring in his hand. I said “yes” immediately :).

What seemed like only a few minutes later, but apparently was 45 minutes, we heard a knock on the door and a bunch of friends came in for an engagement party. He had coordinated the whole thing and was paying careful attention to the time while I was processing being engaged :).”

I am looking forward to their big day in just a few months!  Congratulations Laura and Jared!

-Amanda

Rachelle & Ryan – Engagement Session at Winspear Opera House and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

How cute are these two?  I met up with Rachelle and Ryan in Dallas for their engagement session. They were so giggly in the beginning and kept it going all the way to the end, it was adorable.  I love it when my couples can have fun during their photos! Rachelle and Ryan will be getting married in Fort Worth this Fall and I cannot wait!!

-Amanda

Tory & Harrison – Engagement Session Downtown Dallas & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

Tory and Harrison get married next year and I am super excited for their wedding.  For their engagement photos they braved some cold winds but we were able to capture some beautiful fall color.  Check out a few of my favorite moments from their session!

-Annie