Sarah & Derek love the outdoors. While dating they took a trip to Tahoe and so as it came time to select a location for their wedding they knew immediately they wanted to go to Tahoe. With this space having such a value to them we also waited to photograph their engagement session until the eve of their wedding. They love to hike so we set out to one of the trails they enjoyed on their first trip to the Lake Tahoe area – Spooner Lake. We had a great 2 mile hike and took SOO many photos, chatted, laughed and talked about life. It was truly so special to spend time with them! All that hiking worked up an appetite so we ended our session in Kings Beach for a few lake photos and some ice cream! Yum! This woodsy fall photo shoot was absolute perfection. I love when I get the opportunity to travel with my clients and adventure along side them. Thanks Derek & Sarah for inviting me into your lives and trusting me with your special moments!
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!
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.
Japanese Tea House Welcome Dinner
Wedding images coming soon and then in just a few short weeks their Texas reception!
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!