The night before Allison & Allen’s wedding at Marty Leonard Chapel and The Modern they were surrounded by friends and family for a rehearsal dinner and traditional tea ceremony at The Bird Cafe in Sundance Square. During the Tea Ceremony the couple shared with their grandparents, parents and aunts & uncles ways that they have encouraged or inspired them in marriage and life. It was so sweet to hear the things that Allison & Allen have learned living along side their wonderful families. These two are truly loved and in the wisdom they shared it was evident that they have soaked up much from their elders. At the end of the evening they welcomed all friends and family for welcome cocktails and we slipped away for a few quick rehearsal portraits on the square.
Sometimes our couples live far away and choose to have engagements done at home. We get that BUT we also LOVE getting to know our clients, camera in hand, to better prepare them and us for the wedding day. Getting to know you is so important in helping us create the type of images we are known for – authentic emotional moments. Lauren & Doug live in New York and had a fun session up there in Central Park but they also understood why getting to know me would help, so we got to planning. For their mini session we wanted to think a little outside of the box since they already did a session. Lauren and Doug both love books and she works in the library at an ad agency so we decided to explore a fabulous vintage book store in downtown Fort Worth. Thank you so much Back Door Books for allowing us into your space for a few minutes to create some fun and funky photos! I can’t wait to see these two again at Arlington Hall in Dallas next April.
Krista and Aaron were married right before the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m excited to finally share these as the ice storm over the weekend got in my way of doing so earlier. These two prepared at The Omni before heading to First Christian Church in downtown Fort Worth for their wedding ceremony. It is a really pretty church that I haven’t been too for years so it was great to be back. The front is my favorite part and served as a beautiful backdrop for some bridal party photos and romantic images at night! After the I do’s and some very cold outside photos we were on to the reception at T&P Station. The T&P building is an amazing art deco style building and the most beautiful part is UP, if you ever visit look up because the ceiling is fabulous. To warm up from the cold we filled up on Blue Mesa morsels and danced to some killer country music by the Jeremy Powers Band. They were great, Jeremy sang all night, hardly ever took a break and the guests loved him! I loved watching Aaron spin Krista around the dance floor as his face lit up when he had her in his arms.
Krista & Aaron’s wedding day was made perfect by the following vendor team:
Want to see more? Check out their wedding day highlights reel:
We rounded off May with Jordan and Jonathan’s fun filled wedding night! They were married at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in downtown Fort Worth where Jordan’s own parents were married. I love when couples are marry at a place with so much history and meaning for their families. After a beautiful ceremony and some awesome romantic images at the church we headed across the street to the always fabulous Fort Worth Club. The night was fun filled with some double dutch style dancing, some trash can beating and lots of love and smiles all around. It was a truly special night and we were so glad to be a part of it.
Jordan & Jonathan’s Wedding day was made perfect by the following professional team:
Under The Tulip Salon – Hair and Make Up
See more in their wedding highlight slide show!
After Cassie and Lee’s Louisiana wedding the next day back home in Fort Worth we celebrated with a party at the Ashton Depot! It was a fun and fabulous night filled with friends and lots of dancing. I know it was everything this couple wanted and more thanks to this amazing vendor team:
Creative Greenery of Dallas – Tree Rentals
Rebecca and Jason are a match in every way. Jason’s sense of humor definitely caught Rebecca’s attention and I can see why. Together these two are not stop laughs and smiles. The ability to laugh together is necessary in a marriage and since they have that in spades I think they could overcome a lot of hard times and really enjoy the good. For their session we strolled the Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth before hitting up downtown near Sundance Square, the site of their first date. Jason kept her busy from dinner at La Cantina Laredo, ice cream and a comedy show that evening and I don’t think they have ever stopped. I can’t wait for their fall wedding ceremony and reception at City Club of Fort Worth!
Here are some more faves of mine from their Fort Worth Engagement Session Highlights reel:
Photographing Meghan & Cody’s engagement session a few weeks ago was incredible. They were sweet, silly and Cody is for sure head over heels for this darling girl. Meghan met Cody through his brother’s wife and I must say that she is one lucky girl to have such good friends! Their wedding this coming July at Bass Hall is going to be a hit with the best of Fort Worth for their vendor list. My good friend, Tami Winn, is their coordinator and helping them pull everything together. I can’t wait to photograph these two again. I have the best clients!
Veronica & Robert were married last weekend and Sarah Rizy and I just had an amazing time with them. They had a mid-afternoon wedding at St Andrews Episcopal followed by a sit down dinner at City Club Fort Worth were everyone had a great time. I think by the end of the day we had all cried just a bit as it was such a touching day with beautiful and funny toasts, parent dances and just an amazing amount of love between these two families. Veronica and Robert were high school sweethearts and have been together about 8 years so it was most definitely a day all had looked forward to for a long time. Many of my couples have late afternoon and evening weddings but I always love early weddings as it allows for very different light through out the day. Because of the timing we had plenty of time to snag some photos outside the church and off Lancaster by a historic building before heading to the reception. We ended their day with a few photos as the sun was starting to set in a field in Fort Worth after the getaway. Then Robert whisked Veronica off to a secret location for their first night as husband and wife before heading out on their honeymoon. Here are some beautiful moments and romantics from their daytime wedding!
Earlier this month Lightly Photography & Tracy Autem Photography were so lucky to be a part of the fabulous Tablescapes & Trends of 2010 event at City Club of Fort Worth. This party featured the very best vendors, all of which we LOVE to work with! Featured here are some photos of the vendors amazing floral designs, decor ideas, cakes, lighting and of course the site itself! What fabulous people were showcased? If you are looking for any vendors for your upcoming wedding or party check out these links:
Its Your Night DJ
This weekend I had so much fun with Jennifer and Max. We ran into some obstacles with some keys accidentally getting locked in the trunk where all our changes of clothes were but luckily Jennifers super sweet Dad came to our rescue with a spare key. The extra time we spent just chatting while we waited on him was well worth it as I love hanging with my couples even when we aren’t taking any photos. These two met on a blind date and whoever set that up did a great job as they are a perfect match. Jennifer is a lawyer in Dallas and Max is finishing up medical school. I loved Max’s dry sense of humor and his second love, his new sports coat that really he didn’t want to take off. He was convinced that it was the jacket making the photos look so good but I disagree, it was my in love subjects. Here are some favorites from the Japanese Gardens, Kimball Art Museum and a lovely field down town.