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So many good images but this one is my fave from their day, Gabe is so casual in his jeans and they are just smiling. Ah, pure love.

Lacy & Gabe are so into each other and are definitely a perfect match.  The romantics are one of my favorite parts of every wedding day as it is the time for the couple to pull away from the festivities and spend some time together getting close and cuddly.  The locations at the Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park were fabulous from open field, cool old buildings and even a water wheel!  After they kissed and talked and had some time we headed to the Trey-Deuce Domino Saloon for their wedding reception.  We made it in time for the sunset so we hit the field out back for a few shots just as the sun was hitting the horizon.  Meet the beautiful couple: Lacy & Gabe Stout!

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I shared this image off the back of my camera via my iphone from the wedding, yep, I loved it that much. Here is the real deal artistically edited and so pretty!

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These cute letters hung from the church doors and we snagged them for a cute and fun photo.

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Lacy's Mom told me how much she liked the water wheel so I knew it was a must do location and what do you know, I loved it too!

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We had a great blue sky for this romantic shot behind the chapel

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Sun flare always brings me joy

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Swinging around...

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I do love shots of people kissing but I like the almost kiss just a smidge more.

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In the chapel where they became husband and wife.

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2nd image from my favorite series of the day at the Trey Deuce Saloon

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3rd and final image of the amazing walking series in the field. Love.

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If you know me then you might have figured out that I am fond of lists.  I write them all the time for everything from tasks at work to grocery lists.  I like them so much that sometimes I will do a task then realize it wasn’t on the list.  Then I write it down and scratch it off.  It just feels good to have a set goal and accomplish it.

Almost 2 years ago I did a business work shop by Liana Lehman and in it she challenged us to write a list of goals.  I am happy to say that I have completed so much of it and this week she posted on her blog a new list, 101 things to accomplish in 1001 days.   Now this sounded right up my alley so I dived in and started my list.  Today is day 1 of my 1001 days and I have already started a few of these things but to keep me accountable I am sharing it here with my friends and clients. This is a part of a project called Day Zero and you can read more about it and start your own list. I will try to post along the way about some of my adventures in randomness and other things.

1001 days will end on February 22, 2013!

Charity

1.  Donate my photography to a person in need
2.  Participate in Habitat for Humanity
3.  Donate my time to kids in need
4.  Clean out my closet and donate the clothes
5.  Teach someone how to use an SLR
6.  Do a random act of kindness for a stranger

Spiritual

7.  Go on a mission Trip
8.  Start every morning with prayer time for 7 days
9.  Listen to the new testament in my car
10.  Pray in the car at stop lights INSTEAD of looking at my iphone for 7 days
11.  Finish an inspirational book (I always start them but seldom finish)
12.  Read a chapter a day for a week

Adventures & Travel

13.  See the Grand Canyon
14.  Sleep under the stars with JW
15.  Go to the mountains with JW
16.  Rock Climb (at least attempt it)
17.  Go to Utah
18.  Go to Big Bend
19.  Go canoeing
20.  Shoot a handgun

Children

21.  Teach Alex the alphabet
22.  Teach Alex his colors
23.  Teach Alex to count to 10
24.  Teach Alex to hold his breath under water
25.  Take Alex to the Zoo
26.  Buy Alex his first camera
27.  Potty Train Alex
28.  Read the Cat and the Hat to Alex
29.  Have a second child

Home & Family

30.  Organize my attic
31.  Organize my garage
32.  Child proof my kitchen
33.  Paint the walls in my house
34.  Try a new recipe each month for a year
35.  Make dessert once a month, you don’t have to be good always
36.  Learn to make cake balls
37.  Learn to make tiramisu that JW LOVES
38.  Try a new recipe every day for 5 days
39.  Make tortilla’s from scratch
40.  Make a recipe book with recipes I love and family recipes
41.  Design and order my wedding album
42.  Design and order Alex’s baby book
43.  Design and order personal photo album marriage to Alex
44.  Help JW set up a blog site for his politicsforfolks.com
45.  Teach JW how to use his blog

Health & Wellness

46.  Work out every day for 7 days in a row
47.  Work out 4 times a week for a month
48.  Loose the baby weight (twice!)
49.  Be able to do a pull up
50.  Complete p90x (a full 90 day cycle w/o missing many days)
51.  Get a massage after every wedding for 1 month
52.  Go to bed by 11pm for 1 week
53.  Take my multi-vitamin every day for a month

Professional

54.  Get a new copy of my diploma and frame it
55.  Do a photography shoot in the rain
56.  Shoot an international wedding
57.  Start a cohesive and organized intern program
58.  Get laptop working at studio
59.  Get DVD player and TV working at the studio
60.  Make an emergency kit for weddings
61.  Teach a photography workshop or give talk to other photographers
62.  Write 1 blog a month for 1 year about wedding mishaps and turn them into planning tips
63.  Write 1 blog a month for 1 year with photography tips or all/pros
64.  Write 1 blog a month for 1 year with an interview of a local vendor
65.  Keep my accounts reconciled in quickbooks for 6 months  straight
66.  Have everything reconciled on January 1st
67.  Learn more about off camera lighting
68.  Calibrate all my monitors
69.  Organize the closet at the studio
70.  Touch up the paint at the studio
71.  Fill the holes in the wall at the studio from me moving photos
72.  Get studio team photos taken for the web site
73.  Make a crazy holiday card for clients
74.  Finish the flooring in the bathroom at the studio

Art & Photography

75.  Enter a photo gallery show
76.  Start a new series of fine art photography
77.  Take a photo every day for 30 days that are NOT client related
78.  Make a piece of artwork for my home with my wedding vows
79.  Paint a canvas (I miss it)
80.  Place in a WPJA competition
81.  Be published somewhere, anywhere!
82.  Shoot 5 rolls of film and get them developed!
83.  Use my Holga camera at a client shoot.

Crazy Hard to Do but I’ll Try

84.  Write a book
85.  Buy a building for my business
86.  Build a home (start the process by finding a piece of land)

Randomness and Fun!

87.  Kiss in the rain
88.  See a drive in movie
89.  Make a snow man
90.  Go fishing
91.  Do a cart wheel in a field of wild flowers (or tall grass)
92.  Ride a train
93.  Not look at any social media or emails for one weekend
94.  Turn off my phone for one weekend
95.  See a play
96.  Eat at Lonesome Dove in Fort Worth (never have and always heard it is good)
97.  Go to a flea market
98.  Spend a day in my PJ’s watching classic movies
99.  Have a vacation “away” with JW at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas
100.  See the “Paint Rock” in Paint Rock petro glyphs in the town where my Mom lives)
101.  Go to 3 local museums in 1 month

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Married!

Lacy & Gabe were married last Saturday out in East Texas in Sulphur Springs.  I had so much fun at this country wedding and I just adore this couple.  This week I am trying something new with my wedding post and splitting it up into two.  This post will focus on the moments and the details and part two will be all about the couple.  This is how the day is split up to me and so I thought why not post it that way!  I love capturing the things that happens, anticipating the moment and getting the reaction.  These photos tell the story of the day and speak to the emotion of the special people at the wedding.  Details are all about the things that express the couple and the things that they spent so much time thinking about leading up to the wedding.

Lacy and her girls prepped at a amazing home that her friends parents own.  It looked like an old barn and was filled to the brim with eclectic antiques and decor that made my head spin, in a good way.  I wish we had more time there to take advantage of it but the locations all day were killer and did not disappoint.  The wedding was held at the Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park. The ceremony was in a quaint little chapel and the rest of the park…WOW!  So many little vignettes (that is photographer speak for locations) that you will see more of in their romantics post.  Then we trekked further east into the country for a honky tonk reception in Mount Vernon at the Trey-Deuce Domino Saloon complete with a good ol country band.  Everyone was so relaxed and chill, Gabe even changed into something a tad more comfortable than his tux and donned his jeans and boots.  It was such an amazing day and I am so lucky to have been a part of it.

With out further ado here are some of the beautiful moments and things from Lacy & Gabe’s East Texas Wedding!  Stay tuned for a blog tomorrow with romantics and their wedding day slide show!

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photo by Sarah Rizy

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The benefit of two shooters. Right before the photo Sarah took above, I snagged this from another angle and with a differnt type of lens. Two photographers supply our clients with variety.

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Gabe getting his boutonniere pinned inside the chapel

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This cute little chapel was perfectly sized and full to the brim for thier ceremony.

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That darn ring just wouldn't go on!

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A moment of celebration outside the church

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The bridal party outside an old general store.

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Lacy's bright bouquet

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Lacy guiding her reluctant husband on to the dance floor for thier first dance.

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It wasn't that bad once they got out there, by Sarah Rizy

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What is a dance with out a little twirl?

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Taking another spin around the dance floor with her Dad

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It may be strange but I just LOVE this detail shot of Gabe's belt buckle and the beer in the old mason jar. So Texas, so right.

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Lacy showing off her gorgeous rings

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I am noticing a theme in my grooms cakes lately, animals. A deer at the last wedding and this time around a road kill armadillo!

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Having a good laugh as they cut into the road kill

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Cutting a rug out on the floor

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A sweet embrace after some fun dancing

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A grand old honky tonk saloon in the country

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Bubbles & Popper exit and off to the honeymoon!

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WPSOpening 0010 Wedding Party Studio Fort Worth Opening!

The exterior of De Ma Fille and the FW Wedding Party Studio

I am so excited for us to be a part of the Fort Worth Wedding Party Studio.  Last week we celebrated with an open house for vendors to check it out and mingle followed by a sip and see for brides on Sunday afternoon.  This amazing resource library is free for brides to be and is the perfect spot to view some amazing portfolios from all types of wedding vendors.  Located right by Texas Christian University (TCU) at the bridal salon: De Ma Fille.  Thanks to all the great vendors who sponsored the event including:

We had amazing cocktails, delish food and some cake that made me happy and I am a wedding cake connoisseur.  Great music by Colby of Astounding Sounds and linens, centerpieces that were oh so chic!  Here are some photos showing off this cute resource library:

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Are you a very important bride? Joining this club gives you exclusive discounts with vendors featured at the Wedding Party Studio.

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Gown at De Ma Fille, love the texture on the skirt

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Come on back and visit the library!

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Bring your bridesmaids or your Mom and browse through the resource albums.

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The resource library has books with photos and information from vendors in many categories so you can preview work from some of the best vendors in Fort Worth.

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Our Library book show cases some of my photography and information on my pricing as well as my sister studio, Lightly Photography.

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Cute blue and brown invitation with a chubby bird by the Event Messenger

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The invitation inside complete with a little nest

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WeatherfordEngAE 0001 Ruth & Andrew Engaged!

Love the sweetness in this photo and Ruth kicking her foot up.

Ruth and Andrew are getting married in about a month at a new venue right down the street from my studio, 809 Vickery.  We hung out last week as I got to know Andrew and Ruth better and took some fun photos of them about town.  Ruth’s only request was to go to the big silver man statue in down town and we were in luck as the park just re-opened this month after undergoing a major remodel.  We played there and hit some of my favorite spots around Fort Worth.  These two have amazing personalities and are awesome people.  Andrew is a pastor of a local church, Deliverance Bible Church of Fort Worth and I just adore these two and their passion for the Lord.  Can’t wait for their wedding in July, here are some photos from their Fort Worth engagement shoot.

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