Agave & Sand Wedding Inspiration | Dallas Wedding Photographer

So happy to be finally sharing my favorites from this Agave and Sand Wedding Inspiration shoot that was on Ruffled back in October! This shoot was part of the Duo Workshop that I attended in Austin, back in March (seems like years ago after this busy wedding season).

There are so many highlights from this shoot that I'm so happy to finally share. Succulent invitations! Dogwood florals! The most romantic wedding gown!

I have to start by talking about this stunning table. The dogwood table arrangement just blew me away! I love the loose structure of the flowers and stems and how they really complement the details of the Pronovias Atelier gown. The florals mimic the rustic setting and with the natural pottery used on the table settings, everything feels organic, with a touch of the elevated.

And just don’t even start me on this dress! The craftsmanship and details are just outstanding! I love the lace skirt hidden underneath the translucent overlay. It really softens the lace and gives the dress so much texture. Paired with the wild, loose bouquet and soft hair and makeup, this bride is perfect for an outdoor wedding, whether on a ranch or in a garden.

Hope you enjoy my favorites from this shoot…

Wedding Dress Atelier Pronovias  |  Hair & Makeup Lola Beauty  |  Ring Trumpet and Horn  |  Ribbon Adorn Company  |  Models Brown Agency Alyssa Bohnert  & Campbell Models Keith Karson  |  Venue Travaasa  |  Furniture rentals Loot Vintage  |  Tabletop rentals The Ark  |  Calligraphy Fig and Flourish  |  Film The Find Lab

You can find the full gallery here.

Alexa & Joseph | Texas Ranch Engagement Session | Dallas Photography

Finally - FINALLY - after 6 months of living in Texas, I shot my first Texas countryside engagement session! I’m so, so excited to share this session with you! Not only was the setting gorgeous, but the couple - oh - Alexa & Joseph - they are just beautiful people inside and out.

I’ll be shooting their wedding next June, so to get to know them a little better and to get comfortable working together, we scheduled an engagement session a couple weeks ago. When Alexa suggested her parent's home, which was on a few acres north of Dallas and included, a horse, cows, pond, hills - I emailed back a YES (and did a little happy dance at home)!

We met up at the home of Alexa’s parents in Van Alstyne and headed to check out the town, because it’s a tiny, adorable Texas town. Of course, everything was closed at 5 on a Saturday, except the BINGO hall - it was hopping! We passed on the chance to do some gambling and did some strolling instead. We found some cute places to hangout - abandoned train cars, overgrown alleys-typical small town stuff.

We headed back to the house and started exploring the property and all sorts of magic happened. The land is just heaven, gorgeous views, so much peace and quiet, but the real magic here is Alexa and Joseph - they have so much chemistry. You can just see the sparks flying when they gaze into each other’s eyes. I love how the whole session has a relaxed, but romantic vibe, which really reflects their personalities.

Not only are these two great, but Alexa’s parents were just so welcoming! I had the best time talking to her mom and felt so at ease in her home immediately. At the end of the day, all the beauty and friendly warmth had me a little reluctant to head back to Dallas.

Ethereal Creek Session | Dallas Portrait Photography

Getting clients lined up when you are new to a city takes a little time. I'm so happy to see my calendar for 2016 starting to get booked, but meanwhile, I'm focusing on growing creatively and trying out some new things. I'm also incredibly lucky to have sister-in-laws who love to be both in front of, and behind the camera, so we headed out Sunday evening to find some nice light and do a little experimenting. 

This little photo session turned out phenomenal. I mean, THE LIGHT. And then, THE COLOR. You'll see what I mean in a minute.

Our intentions for shooting were to have a little fun experimenting with smoke grenades and we did do that, but first we wanted to warm up a little bit, because the smoke only lasts a minute or two, so while we were down in this beautiful spot Mary did some posing and the results are breathtaking. Definitely my favorite portraits to date. I just can’t get over this light.

I'm dividing this session up into two blog posts, because I have so many photos to share and because the first half was so light and bohemian and the second was a little more moody and, well, colorful. So, stay turned for more awesomeness from this session next week!