Nasher Sculpture Center Wedding Inspiration | Dallas Wedding Photography

It is so overdue that I finally share this stunning wedding inspiration shoot on my blog! We had the honor of being published on Grey Likes Weddings a few months ago, so I can FINALLY share this here! This past fall I had the honor of shooting at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Since I moved to Dallas I have frequented this art gallery and enjoyed not only the art, but the clean, bright aesthetics of the interior and the lush green gardens. So it was high time that I organized a wedding shoot here to assemble the perfect modern wedding inspiration for this space.

I worked with the amazing Kristen of Ivory and Lace Events to assemble the team and details. Kristen took care of sourcing so much of the shoot and I loved collaborating with her on something that we were both passionate about! We really wanted to create inspiration for the modern, chic, urban bride. Our bride was an art lover so it was important to keep our details clean and minimal in order to not compete with the pieces of art. I also find that in the simplicity there is so much elegance. The columnar Houghton gown was perfection! The lines are clean and straight, but it lays just perfectly and so elegantly.

We worked with a killer team on this shoot and they really helped to bring the details together to make the shoot cohesive. One of my favorite details was the hair styling by Andrea Lozano Beauty. This braid is so cool and I really want to rock this look myself. It was the perfect complement to the dress!

We used contemporary pieces mixed with lots of lush greenery on the table to reflect the gallery space. The invitations also brought in the organic greenery, but kept it clean and the font modern. The stunning baguette ring from Shapiro Diamonds was the perfect final detail. I loved the horizontal orientation of the diamond. It’s timeless but a little surprising. I hope you enjoy my favorites from this shot and that my future brides at the Nasher Sculpture Center are inspired by this!  If you want to see more, click here

 

Stylist  Ivory and Lace Events | Florist Vella Nest Floral | Jewelry Shapiro Diamonds | Rentals Beautiful Event Rentals | Invitations Eliza Co Designs | Hair & Makeup - Andrea Lozano Beauty | Model The Dragonfly Agency | Bridal Gown a & bè 

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Black and White Portrait Session | T-Max 400 | Dallas Portraits

One of my creative goals for the year was to try out new film stocks and to test out pushing film stocks, so that I could have a better understanding of how different film works in different lighting situations. My first successful attempt (you won’t see any of my attempt at shooting HP5 pushed because there was a light leak and a lot of missed focus) was shooting medium format Kodak T-Max 400.

I really didn’t know what to expect out of this film because I shot this in my bedroom in front of a black velour backdrop, which I’ve never done before, not even on digital. I metered at 800 and planned on pushing it one stop, but when I sent the film in I forgot to tell the lab! So, I was very pleasantly surprised that these came back this way. In hindsight, I think my metering should have been for the light falling on her face, not the light directly in front of me, since there was a lot of side light going on. The bright Dallas sun was pouring into the window and bouncing off the floor and my white bed, so I think that all that sunlight must have made my metering inaccurate.

I had so much fun working with only a model on a simple backdrop and I'm so pleased with how these turned out! I can’t wait to shoot this film again in different lighting to find out how it reacts!

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
 

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