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.
Morgan & Todd are the cutest! They literally JUST got engaged this last weekend we followed up the proposal in Dallas with a session 2 days later! I can’t wait for their wedding later this year in Fort Worth so we used some of my favorite spots in Fort Worth for their engagement session like the Japanese Gardens, 7th street bridge and downtown near Sundance Square.
These two were brought together by mutual friends and have since started life with some big adventures. Todd is in the military so Morgan has followed him to an out of state assignment and is ready to be a military wife. I know their life will be full of fun and lots of love and laughter. They started planning their wedding pre-engagement during Todd’s last deployment. It’s hard to actually propose while living countries apart so when he returned he proposed. It may not be the traditional order of things but as a Air Force brat myself I totally understand having to do everything on the governments time. What is obvious is how happy they are together. I had a great time getting to know Todd, talking video games, military life and his travels and finding out about the things they love to do together. I am inspired to sign up for Hello Fresh after photographing these guys – sounds like they have lots of good meals and laughter at home together thanks to this meal service!
I will see you two in the Fall for the wedding!
Dale & Kelly were married last year and never had engagement photos taken so I got to hang out with them for a bit last week to capture some romantic portraits of these two. They met while Dale was on the job, he is an amazing landscaper (He designed and upkeeps our studio landscaping! Blooms Landcare) and they literally met in Kelly’s backyard! It took awhile before he did ask her out but once they did they fell fast and hard and were married last year. Kelly is a spicy personality with lots of smiles, laughter and a loving and talkative spirt. She was easy and quick to get to know and connect with. I can see how these two definitely compliment each other. Thanks so much you two for letting me capture this time in your lives.
Caroline and Taylor are completely adorable and I can’t wait for their wedding next spring. These two just stole my heart when I met them for their sunrise session this month. We had some beautiful light, bearable summer temperatures and a great time walking around a nearly deserted downtown Fort Worth. These two just packed up and moved to Austin for Caroline to finish medical school. Life is going to be a little busy in these months leading up to their wedding but they are together and I think that is all that matters. Caroline is sweet and a little serious while Taylor has the funny bone – together they make a pretty perfect pairing. Thanks for trusting me and allowing me to share in your lives!
This couple had me cracking up their entire session. They are the perfect example of lying and yang – complimenting one anthers personalities and strengths in every way. Chris loves to joke and laugh and he pulls Kayla to the lighter side of life and I can see that she is is rock, she grounds him and helps him with direction. It is always a joy to see such relationships where each is strong in their own way, together making a strong and unstoppable couple!
This couple met through gymnastics so we HAD to include a little spice into their shoot – scroll down to see some handstands and some jumping that is truly epic. I am not always a fan of such shenanigans in sessions as often it is just for show but for them it made sense. It was authentic and gave such a cute nod to how they became a couple. NOW, do you think I can get Kayla to perform some gymnastics in her gown?
I was on my knees asking God for a break in the rain for this one – Kayla is studying for her bar exam in a few months and her schedule is packed tight between studying and working. The Lord was good though and we had an overcast but rain free night for their session at the Kimball Art Museum and downtown Fort Worth & Sundance Square. Let’s hope we get lucky again with a beautiful day for their December wedding at Fort Worth Club.
Congrats and can’t wait to see you both again! (Good luck Kayla on your tests – you will ace them I am sure of it!)
For more photo fun from this shoot see their engagement slide show:
Marysa & James were one of the lucky ones this month – no rescheduling, no rain and perfect weather! This April & May has been crazy wet so it has gotten in the way of SO many of our couples engagement and bridal photo shoots. One one of our rare perfect days we headed over to the Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth for a romantic stroll and some super cute photos of these two! James is an absolute doll and these two just melt into each other when they are together. You can see and feel the love! The Fuller Garden was lush and green and we had it mostly to ourselves!
After some garden romance we set out to downtown Fort Worth where James proposed to Marysa in Sundance Square. We strolled the streets, hit the ever famous and always needed courthouse for a classic photo before spending some time on the square. The fountains are beautiful but they were being tricky with us! Sometimes they are just a little tricky and other times they are beautiful tall towers of water – we kept waiting for just the right time to snap our photos. Finally we got lucky, got some beautiful images and headed home. Thanks you two for trusting me with your engagement and wedding and I can’t wait to celebrate with you next year!
Check out their engagement best of slide show for more of their stunning photo session!
Angela and Chad are getting married in 1 month at City Club of Fort Worth and I can’t wait! These two met at a local restaurant where they became friends before starting to date. They are a great pairing and bring out the best in each other. During their session we hit Sundance square and a few spots downtown where Angela wore a super fun bold stripe skirt. After we took it to a little more casual and headed over to Fairmount Old Home Supply. There we had some fun and some distractions as a family and their very nude little boy made us all laugh. I must say it was a tad awkward but the laughs that it caused were worth it. One of the other (clothed) children makes a cameo in their photos riding past on his tricycle. It is definitely a session I will not soon forget. See you two in a few short weeks! -Tracy
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:
I adored this couple from the moment we met and Kimberly said that after meeting me no one else compared and she had to make it happen. I am so glad she did and a big thanks to her Grandma for encouraging her to work with me because I just love this couple! Kimberly and Mark are currently doing the long distance thing as she is in medical school in Houston and he is working up here but hopefully she will be up here for residency very soon. I have a ton of couples that met through their time in school and this couple is no different, meeting at the TCU library. When they told me that I knew it was the perfect place for some photos as well as around campus. Kimberly brought along their two doggies as well dressed as a bride and groom! Kim actually made the veil herself and the dogs were more obedient than my dog would ever be (thanks to our dog wrangling team! Amanda on my staff and Kim’s Mom, Grandma and little bro). We finished up down town by the awesome flat iron building and a few spots by sun dance square that I love.
Can’t wait to see you guys again!