Rachel and Gabe | Waco Engagement Session

Rachel and Gabe currently reside in Houston, but they actually met in Waco (where they attended Baylor University). So I traveled down to Waco for their engagement session to capture some memories in a place that means so much to them. I am ashamed to admit it, but all I knew about Waco was what I saw on Fixer Upper, so I was excited to have a couple of locals show me around so I could see what Waco had to offer.

And I wasn’t disappointed! It’s so easy to see all the love the people in Waco have for their city. We spent some time exploring Downtown and the light was just amazing! It was so much fun to shoot all of the interesting architecture and buildings. And of course hearing all the great college reminiscing between the two of them was adorable!

We wrapped up the session at the Waco Suspension Bridge. My favorite part was learning about the Baylor pass-time of tossing tortillas out to the old concrete pylons out in the water. Weird awesome Waco fun!

The light was gorgeous, these two were adorable -  it was a perfect late fall engagement session! I can not wait for their wedding this May!!!

Jessica + Brandon’s Fall Engagement Session | Prairie Creek Park Photography

Fall engagement sessions are some of my favorites! It’s not always easy to find fall color around Dallas and, usually, it doesn’t show up until November, but even a little yellow on the leaves can make for some beautiful colors. This session is the perfect fall session - color on the leaves, sweaters, and a puppy dog for a walk in the woods!  Hope you enjoy my favorites from this session!

Melissa and Dallas | La Cour Venue | Mckinney Wedding Photography

I had the honor of shooting Melissa and Dallas’s lovely Mckinney wedding back in September and I’m so thrilled to be sharing these images with you, today!

The ceremony and reception were at La Cour, in McKinney, which provided stunning outdoor and indoor spaces for both. The ceremony was late afternoon and the sun added the perfect warm light as Melissa and Dallas shared their vows. Watching them speak of their love and commitment to each other, surrounded by their family, you were able to see the deep affection they have for each other and for their children. Witnessing this real emotion in a wedding day is one of the reasons I love being a wedding photographer!  

The wedding details were just incredible! Melissa collected the pieces and planned everything to make sure that every part of the wedding day had a personal touch. Shooting details is always so fun and finding my favorites to share was so challenging! All these details really transformed the already beautiful venue and made it feel personal and intimate.

Dallas’s son and his friends provide music for the cocktail hour and afterward everyone headed inside for an amazing dinner. Dancing and drinks were outdoors afterwards along with cozy seating areas, outdoor games, and a photo booth. There was even a live event painter present to paint their wedding day and create a truly unique piece of art to remember this event.

After a change of attire and a little more dancing, the couple ran through a line of their friends and a shower of confetti, off to their honeymoon. Congratulations to the Moores! I wish you many, many years of joy together! Thank you for allowing me to capture these beautiful memories!

Venue: La Cour  

Videographer: Uptown Sound & Video

DJ: Music Mix Pro

Officiant: Georgia Smith-Lyle

Caterer: Two Sisters

Cakes: Whisk Until Sweet

Live Event Painter: Paint Your Event