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Ashley & Jim – Engagement Portraits at Dallas Arboretum & Klyde Warren ParkDallas, Texas

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday I headed out to Dallas to meet Ashley & Jim.  These two met and started dating in 2015 through an online site and will be getting married next year.  I love how Jim proposed – such an amazing proposal story. Ashley tells it best though:

“He did a fabulous job!! We were staying at the most amazing hotel in Amalfi, Italy and Jim had the whole staff in on the plan. Our friends, Courtney and Todd, were traveling with us so Jim had them come over from their hotel in Positiano and we did a spa/pool day at the hotel. He told me we were taking them down to the town of Amalfi that night for dinner but that was never really the plan. Jim leaves to “go check on the shuttle” and leaves me a card in the door hinge. Todd says, “Hey Ash, what’s in the door.” I walk over to it thinking it is a bill or memo from the hotel but it turns out to be a card leading me on a scavenger hunt to several different spots on the property. Todd has disappeared at this point and I later learn that he has been photographing the whole event. When I arrive at the outdoor garden, Jim is there with our favorite song playing and he gets down on one knee. Of course, I cried and said YES!!”

Their wedding at Room on Main and Highland Park United Methodist is going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to work along side Hitched Events & Marc Roberts Video!

-Tracy

Christine & Andrew – Engagement Photos at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

Christine and Andrew are getting married TODAY!  That’s right – in just a few hours Andrew will be marrying Christine at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.  We waited to photograph their engagement session until last week so I am excited to share some of their photos on their big day!

These two were introduced through mutual friends a few years ago and they hit it off!  They have built a great life in Dallas together with their Golden Doodle Layla.  I was so excited to spend time with them and I can’t wait to see how beautiful Christine looks today!  Happy Wedding day you two!

-Tracy

 

Cherrell & Alan – Engagement Session at Dallas Arboretum & Arts DistrictDallas, Texas

I am just so excited for Cherrell & Alan’s New Years Eve wedding next year!  That’s right – I have to wait over a year to photograph this gorgeous couple again!  I don’t know how I am going to wait that long!

These two were pulled together through common friends online – Cherrell was bold and reached out and Alan was happy to get that message.  Shortly after they had their first two dates – all in one day!  These two have been doing their relationship long distance since the start due to Alan finishing medical school and now in his Residency while Cherrell is in Physician Assistant School.

Alan lights up with his gorgeous big smile anytime Cherrell is near – I can see these two are smitten for each other and that they have a solid relationship and great respect for one another.  For some fun at the end of their shoot we headed to a medical center for a few Doctor themed photos to pay honor to their professions.

Tracy

 

Mary Katherine & Wes – Engagement Portrats at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

Mary Katherine and Wes met at Texas Christian University in business class.  Wes caught her eye as he was giving a presentation and now, 7 years later, they are getting married this December.  After college these two and their dog Cash moved to Dallas.  We visited the Dallas Arboretum and the Lake for their engagement session.  They spend lots of time with their pup at White Rock Lake – Cash LOVES the lake!  He was such  good boy for us during their photo shoot.  In January Wesley popped the question on Mary Katherine’s birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate with them on New Years Eve Weekend!

-Tracy

Leigh – Bridal Portrait at The Dallas ArboretumDallas, Texas

Leigh is a gorgeous bride!  Her lace gown with a plunging back and neckline was amazing!  I am loving these new illusion styles that expose yet cover and make dresses so sensual yet sophisticated.  Leigh is a sweet girl and I loved hanging out with her and her Mom at the bridal session at The Dallas Arboretum.  Her veil added some drama and when paired with the light wind we had some perfect moments.  Her bouquet was loose and lush in whites and greens and the simplicity of the color palette complemented her overall look.

Dress by Julian Gold Bridal Dept in San Antonio

Flowers by Branching Out Events

Nicole – Bridal Portrait at Dallas ArboretumDallas, Texas

Nicole was a gorgeous bride with a big heart, lovely smile and a happiness that is infectious.  Her wedding last year at the Adolphus was fun filled and I so loved getting to know her parents and Kyle’s family.  I always get the blues after weddings are over because I really build such a closeness with my brides that I want to have excuses to see them forever.  Today I am revisiting this lovely lady and sharing her bridal portraits.  Photographed last spring at the Dallas Arboretum.  Nicole found her dress at the Bridal Boutique of Lewisville and her flowers are by Fleurs & Events.  It was super HOT this day and she brought the best crew of ladies to help her out.  With cousins and bridesmaids at her side they brought mini fans to keep Nicole cool, carried things are cracked us al up.  A wedding is made special by the couple but it is furthered by those close to them that they choose to include – Nicole definitely has great people in her life and that mad her bridal session a day I will not forget!

-Tracy Autem

Bethany & Tyler – Engagement Photos at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

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Bethany & Tyler met in Dallas through mutual friends and they are already having BIG adventures together as they prepare for their June wedding next summer.  Bethany packed up her life here in Dallas and headed to North Carolina so that these two would not be apart while Tyler pursues his MBA.  I had such a great time getting to know Bethany & Tyler – they are super sweet and I can tell that this time in their life is so good for them.  While at school it is allowing them to have lots of quality time since Bethany is telecommuting to her job here in Texas.  I am so excited for all their future holds and their wedding next year.  Can’t wait!

-Tracy

Check out more of their engagement session in their highlight reel:

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Katie – Bridal Portraits at Dallas ArboretumDallas, TX

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This amazing and lovely lady is married!  One week ago today I watched her walk the aisle and say I do to her lovely now husband, Jason!  Their day was pretty magical and I will be sharing images from it soon enough but first – THIS!  Look at how radiant and happy she is!  Katie just exudes joy, happiness and laughter.  I think it would be hard to hold a conversation with her where a smile did take over your face.  She is infectious!  Her bridal session at the Dallas Arboretum was just awesome – I loved her dress and veil – they were made to make photographers happy. 🙂  Her sweet and simple white bouquet and poised undo brought all the attention to her.  Really, isn’t she lovely?  Congrats on ONE week of marriage Katie!

-Tracy

Flowers by Mary Parks

Dress by De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

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Abbey & Dustin – Dallas Arboretum & Old Red Courthouse Engagement Photos

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Right before Christmas on one fabulously warm day I spent some time with Abbey & Dustin at the Dallas Arboretum & downtown Dallas.  These two met working at the same law firm in Dallas.  Their paths were meant to cross!  They attended the University of Texas Austin together yet never met, after working for awhile though finally their paths crossed and they will be getting married in just a few months!  Can’t wait for their wedding at the Adolphus.

-Tracy

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Britny & Aman – Engagement Photos at White Rock Lake and Dallas Arboretum

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This wedding has me on the edge of my seat – September can’t get here fast enough so I can celebrate for 2 days with this amazing couple.  Britny is the sister of one of my past brides and I have loved her ever since.  When she called to say she was getting married I was over the moon.  She is funny, bright and just a joy to be with.  I can see why Aman chased after her.  Aman is just as fun and a complete gentleman.  He is in love and is such a genuine and kind person.  When we first got to talking Britny told me how when they were first talking they would do some fishing down at the pond so we incorporated a little bit of fishing into their session for a nod at their story.  I loved this beautiful and warm quilt that Brit brought along – we pretended it was cold and snuggled up since it was a 70 degree kind of December day!  For a taste of a more formal look we also visited the Dallas Arboretum.  I will see you both in Sept for a traditional Indian ceremony and a full fledged american celebration and wedding!  It is going to be awesome!

For more beautiful moments and photos from their Dallas engagement session check out their highlight reel:

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