Zach & Luci’s Wedding

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    Zach and Luci’s wedding was such a blast! I really enjoyed witnessing the commitment made by this amazing couple with the support and love of their family and friends. Luci and Zach said their vows during a beautiful ceremony at St. Anne’s in Coppell. The reception that followed was full of laughter and merriment, and perfect down to the mini apple pie wedding favors which represented one of the couple’s first dates. The best man gave a great speech in which he recalled what it was like growing up with Zach, and said that Zach is the kind of guy that makes you want to be a better version of yourself. Luci’s three sisters gave a charming shared speech in which they extolled Luci’s virtue and meticulous planning skills. Everyone had a good laugh when the three sisters brought up an old list by Luci of must-have qualities of her future husband. From the looks on Zach’s face, I’m guessing he didn’t quite meet all the qualifications (must love Bollywood, must be a good dancer). But when it came to what matters, the girls assured us that Luci had found her perfect man. The speeches were capped off with Dr. Pepper toasts (a nod to Zach and Luci’s Baylor/Waco roots). The bride and bridesmaids kicked off a lively night of dancing with a surprise choreographed dance. Zach and Luci ended the party with a private dance, followed by their exit through a tunnel of smiling faces. I am so happy for these two! I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from the beautiful day below!

     

Bluebonnet Sessions – 2017

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That’s a wrap on bluebonnet sessions, 2017 edition! I had a lot of fun meeting and photographing many different families this spring! I love how every family brings their own personalities and styles to the photos! Here are some of my favorites from this year!

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Which photo is my favorite bluebonnet photo from this year, you ask? Well, *both* of my kids are in this one, and they are smiling too, so my admittedly biased opinion says this one:bluebonnetminis-9009

Kaylee’s Main Street Grapevine Senior Photos

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Wanna know a secret? Senior photos are some of my favorite photos to shoot! I just love portraying the personalities of the seniors I photograph, all of whom have been so vibrant and fun. Kaylee was no exception to this rule. It was so fun to walk down Main Street, Grapevine with Kaylee and her mom. I could go on and on about Kaylee– she is beautiful, fun, intelligent, kind, mature–I know she makes her family proud! Kaylee told me she will be serving a year of missionary work after graduating. I was not surprised to hear this–not only that she has a solid plan for the future, but that it involves giving to others. Congratulations, Kaylee!

 

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One Year Old Bluebonnet Session

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I just love spring in Texas–the cool temperatures, verdant greens, and best of all, the wildflowers! When a sweet little boy has a birthday this time of year, bluebonnet photos are a must! Thomas just turned one. Last time I photographed this family, he was six months old. It is so awesome to see how much he’s grown! He’s walking now, and watching him tottering around losing his balance and tumbling into the flowers– it was stinkin’ adorable. Another big difference is how striking the color of his hair has gotten–this little guy’s red head and the bright blue flowers made for an awesome color combination! Of course I can’t neglect to mention Nathanial and Geralyn. They are still as cool as ever, and it’s always a pleasure to hang out with them! The night we took these photos I got to relish another Texas experience — an intense, booming thunderstorm! We finished up before it started coming down, but I think you can see some ominous purple tones in the sky in some of these pictures. Like Texas in the spring, this family is pleasant and bright, and a lot of fun!

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Grapevine Gals

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What better way to commemorate a best friend’s visit than a photo shoot in a historic Texas downtown? Susannah’s best friend Andrea is visiting from Michigan, and she thought it would be a fun idea to take some pics in downtown Grapevine. Main street was closed for preparations for a festival, but Susannah negotiated our way in and we got the VIP treatment! These girls were such fun models! They were pros at posing, and best of all, just had a good time!  Awesome models, exclusive location and a fun day on the town–it was a photographer’s dream! I got to take pictures of Susannah’s daughter’s Baptism earlier this year, and I love working with this awesome, beauitful, mama! Don’t forget to visit her blog, and let her know if you liked the pictures!

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Family, Easter, Bluebonnets Galore!

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My blog has become overgrown with bluebonnets, and I am loving it! This time of year is amazing! It’s as if Texas knows it’s Eastertide, and decorates accordingly!

You may remember this family from a previous post. This time, I got to take some fresh and fun Easter pictures. Their bright personalities perfectly complemented the vibrant flower field.

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These kids are too cute!

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Gotta love it when they cut loose in front of the camera! 🙂

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Since I last photographed this awesome family, I have started following Taylor Marshall’s blog. Great stuff!

 

Dorothy & Michael

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Dorothy and Michael are so in sync, it’s like they have been married for years. Their story is classic; they have known each other since they were about 12. I asked them once if it was love at first sight, to which Dorothy responded with a smirk that when they first met she thought Michael was short. This kind of playful levity is characteristic of their dynamic. In addition, they share a peacefulness that is a testimony to the stability of their relationship. These two are meant to be! Congratulations, Dorothy and Michael!

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A Day in Downtown Grapevine

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Historic downtown Grapevine provided the setting for my Friday adventure with Anne and Ria last weekend. I love 1800’s architecture –my hometown, Helena, Montana, has tons of it, including a downtown walking mall–and so naturally when I heard Grapevine had a historic district, I had to check it out! Anne is always up for exploring with me and so off we went! We wandered down Main street, threading in and out of boutiques, and stopping for coffee at Main Street Bakery, as we took in the sights. Anne graciously modeled for me as I took pictures of anything and everything.

 

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My goodness this girl is gorgeous!

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Ria was a little trooper being pushed around in the umbrella stoller! Here are two pics of her from early and later in the day. Her face in the second picture cracks me up! Looks like in the end she was done putting up with our shenanigans! Here’s one for the super sleuths out there: what’s missing in the second picture?

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