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Jennifer & Dan may be one of our last engagement sessions of 2014, but they’re also one of our FIRST weddings of 2015! Who needs a long engagement anyway, right guys??;)March is going to be here before we know it, and we were so glad to get to spend a little time getting to know this awesome couple before their big day sneaks up on us. This engagement session really just felt like a double date… we walked around the park, and West 7th in Fort Worth, and talked about home renovations and our favorite geeky TV obsessions, and how much it upset us that Chris Nolan made Gotham more like Manhattan than Chicago. (See, I told you it got geeky!!)

J&D were another couple who warned us about how “unphotogenic” they apparently are, and expressed concern about how awkward they feel. Pffft… you’d never know it looking at these images. Just pure, sweet, simple HAPPY…. the way a good engagement should be.:)

Enjoy a couple favorites!

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That light… isn’t it the yummiest??

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You guys were SO much fun… we can’t wait to hang out again!:)

  • Jennifer - Love it! You both are really good at your job, because we are in fact not photogenic and very awkward… but you wouldn’t know it by these pictures! We truly enjoyed spending the evening with you and can’t wait to hang these pictures on our walls.

Not all of our brides choose to book a bridal session, but when they DO, we make it count. None of this “stand still and smile over and over again for an hour” business. No sir. We push & pull, and twist & twirl, we smolder & smize allll over the place. We treat bridal sessions like our clients’ own personal Supermodel Documentary Hour (name that movie!!), and we LOVE it when those brides get excited to do just that.:)

Lauren came up from San Antonio to shoot her bridals in Dallas, and I’m so glad this lady is finally a Mrs. so I can show them off. She brought such a fierce vibe to her whole session!

See for yourself!

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If I could wolf howl via blog, I would. You’re a stone cold fox, girlfriend!

  • Erica - My goodness!! This bride is a stunner! I feel like these pictures need to have a spread in the next Bridal magazine!!! Seroiously, she’s working the camera and you guys worked your magic. Perfection!

I can’t believe it’s over. As fast as it began, our 2014 wedding season has come to a close. We won’t photograph another wedding until January… that seems like so long from now! You can bet we’ve still got a ton of portrait sessions on the books, but we’re going to be doing our darndest to enjoy some lazy Saturdays between now and the start of the 2015 spring rush.:)

We closed out our wedding year with Lauren & Micah at Ye Kendall Inn in Boerne, TX. Although torrential rains and threats of flash floods forced this bride & groom to move their wedding from an outdoor courtyard to an enclosed ballroom, no weather could dampen their spirits. It could not have been more obvious to everyone in attendance that this man & woman are head-over-heels for each other, and we have no doubt that they will live their lives together the same way they spent their ceremony… eyes firmly focused on one another, pleased as punch to just be holding hands.

We’ll be sharing a few more favorites on Friday (after eating our weight in Mack’s famous deep-fried turkey!), but here’s the traditional Monday morning sneak peek!

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These faces… Micah is crying, Lauren is laughing hysterically, and they’re both just thrilled to pieces to finally be able to say, “WE DID IT!!”

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Congratulations, you crazy kids! We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather on your mini moon, and that you spend the rest of your lives together proving that rain on your wedding day is a VERY good omen!:)

When we got home from Tuesday’s engagement session, our contractor was packing up to leave our house for the night. He said, “Who’d you shoot tonight?” I replied, “Actually, my high school boyfriend and his fiance!” Our contractor made a face and said, “Oh, WEIRD.” And Mack laughed, immediately saying, “Nope… AWESOME.”

Because it was. Chris & I may have dated as silly selfish teenagers, but we cherish the friendship we’ve been able to hang onto in the decade since. Having kids & moving all over the world hasn’t kept us from keeping in touch, and when he fell in love with Jessica, I could tell even through Facebook that it was the real thing. So when he contacted me and gave me advance warning of his proposal, and asked about bringing his bride-to-be down from St. Louis to surprise her with an engagement session, we were of course thrilled to help him pull it off!

Jessica absolutely did not let us down when we finally met her. She’s bubbly & happy, but in a very real way. The way she’s so naturally comfortable with Chris’s gorgeous daughter Elle was wonderful to see, and we all had an absolute blast. This is one of those times I find myself really bummed that we don’t live close to someone… I can see double dates with this couple being pretty dadgum epic!

Luckily, we’ll have another excuse to hang out in 2015, when McG travels up to St. Louis for Chris & Jessica’s wedding. If this short little portrait session is any indication, the images we’ll capture in September are going to be blog-breakingly beautiful!:)

Here are some of our faves!

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Elle is Chris’s little mini-me… but, obviously, WAY prettier.:)

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Perfection. You guys are just IDEAL together. Can’t wait to see you again!

  • Mama of the Groom - Beautiful!
    I, too, love the friendship that y’all have been able to hang on to!

  • Chris Carrell - Ya’ll are the best! These are more than pictures they are precious memories. Thank you so much for capturing them so perfectly. We love ya’ll!

  • Jessica Tarr - GUYS. GUYS. GUYS!!!!!!!!!! Love them more than liiiiiiiife! My makeup & hair looks more than fabulous! Y’all picked the most perfect spots! We are the luckiest couple in the world to have y’all as our photographers & our friends!

  • Maggi Van Zummeren - Beautiful Couple and adorable litte girl! These pics are just beautiful! Love the setting and that you truly captured them so perfectly!

  • Chandra - i can’t pick just one fav…they all are perfect!

  • Angie - LOVE them all! You are both awesome together!

  • ann - What a beautiful family. Love Elle’s freckles! She is adorable!

  • Joshua Tarr - Great pictures! Thank you

  • Chrissy Schmidt - So pretty! Glad to call her my god-daughter, and so happy she found her forever family! :)

  • Ambo - Beautiful. Love these shots!

Kayleigh & Jann’s engagements mark our first really COLD session of the season! The wind was whipping, temperatures dropped, and it was just generally NOT pleasant outside. But dang, you wouldn’t know it looking at these two. They just embraced the opportunity to snuggle (get it??;)), and warmed each other up as Fort Worth shut down for the storm. Simple, sweet, easy… everything a downtown session for a laid-back couple should be!

Here are a couple stand-outs from our hour together last week!

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Pffft… all that talk about y’all being awkward, and look at you rockin’ the blue steel!;)These next few months will FLY by, and we can’t wait to see you in the spring!

  • Kayleigh - They’re perfect! I LOVE them!!! Thanks for making us look not awkward and freezing! Y’all are awesome!!!

  • Denver Wedding Photography - Every frame has a positive ambiance. The love is bursting out from each and every frame. Beautiful! ^^