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Ashlea & Mark – Engagement Portraits in ChicagoDestination Photo Shoot

Chicago was an amazing city to explore with Ashlea and Mark.  Ashlea is a Texas girl at heart but life and schooling took her North to Chicago where she met Mark!  Now these two have made a home for themselves outside the city they love and they invited me to experience a day with them!  These two love being home – doing some yoga, working out in their home gym and enjoying some snuggling and cooking side by side.  Even though they may live in one of the coolest cities in the US their home is their sanctuary so we had to kick of the photo shoot there.  Ashlea and Mark showed off some Yoga poses and moves before playing in their yard and just getting cozy on the sofa.  As we headed into the city we stopped off at United Center – the home of the Chicago Bulls for some sports inspired photos.  Mark loves sports but most of all he loves Ashlea – he proposed to her over the holidays with an engagement ring tied to a new pair of kicks she had been eyeing.  She was so excited about the shoes she almost missed the ring!  After some playful photos it was time to get glam at the Chicago Theater.  Ashlea has a background in dance and is a dance therapist so she is amazing at knowing her body and I loved that she threw some dance inspired poses into our session.  From the alley’s of Chicago to the beach at sunset we laughed the entire day.  These two know how to live, love and laugh together well!  At sunset we caught the lights of the city behind them and the beauty of Lake Michigan.  I loved Chicago and getting to know this fabulous couple and can’t wait for their 2018 wedding here in Texas!

Congrats Ashlea & Mark and can’t wait to see you here in Fort Worth!

-Tracy


Almost Married, Stephanie & Robert





This images is dreamy and reminds me of an old vintage post card.  I love it!

This images is dreamy and reminds me of an old vintage post card. I love it!

While I was in Hawaii I didn’t just photograph this great couples nuptials but several events from a welcome dinner at a Japanese Tea House, their rehersal Luau and of course their trash the dress session.  Before I reveal their wedding day images I wanted share a little bit more of their journey in Hawaii to the altar.  Many couples that do have destination weddings want to take advantage of the location with multiple events and portrait sessions.  When working with our destination couples we always photograph your rehearsal dinner free of charge and of course a fun session weather it be splashing in the water or a cool engagement style shoot.

A big thanks to Bliss Bridal who helped us find Stephanie a perfect extra dress so that we could do their unbridled session the day before their wedding.

A big thanks to Bliss Bridal who helped us find Stephanie a perfect extra dress so that we could do their unbridled session the day before their wedding.

Stephanie loves pink and I brought this umbrella along just for her.
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Japanese Tea House Welcome Dinner

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Robert didn't know about the wardrobe change but he was a great sport.

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Great details at the tea house from paper cranes to more paper cranes. A guest told me a 1000 of them brought good luck.

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It was a tea house so we all went bare foot for dinner.
It was a tea house so we all went bare foot for dinner.
A good laugh during a toast.

A good laugh during a toast.

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It was Stephanie's Dad's birthday so the dancers got him up there for fun and he did an awesome job shaking his thang!

It was Stephanie's Dad's birthday so the dancers got him up there for fun and he did an awesome job shaking his thang!

Not to be outdone by Dad, Stephanie got her groove on too and looked amazing doing it.  Shake it girl!

Not to be outdone by Dad, Stephanie got her groove on too and looked amazing doing it. Shake it girl!

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To end the night we had fire dancers!

To end the night we had fire dancers!

Wedding images coming soon and then in just a few short weeks their Texas reception!


Stephanie & Robert Sneak Peak!

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Tonight I am flying home from a great week in Hawaii with Steph & Rob and I really can  not put into words how much I enjoyed working with them.  We shot for 3 days, various events and of course their wedding and I had such fun getting to know this couples family and friends that had made the long journey out here for the wedding.  We had a ton of laughs and stories I will never forget.  I think one of my favorite parts of destination events is that I do get to spend so much time with the couple and the family making the day all the more special.

The day before their wedding Stephanie and Robert and I played on the beach in wedding attire.  Don’t worry, this was an alternate dress purchased just for the occasion.  They are having a reception back home in Texas so her wedding dress needed to stay in perfect condition but we couldn’t come to Hawaii and not get wet!  I had to share a few quick photos before heading home so that they too could sneak a peak while on the Big Island this week.  See you two soon and congratulations!RinSneakPeakBlog-1

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