Category archives: Engagement

Jacy & Bobby – Engagement Session at Fort Worth ParksBoaz & Tandy Hills

Jacy and Bobby have been together since high school.  These two met freshman year and were instantly best friends, attached at the hip – but Jacy knew she liked Bobby more than just friends.  Bobby, like most high school boys was oblivious at first but eventually they had their first kiss and have been together ever since!  Now it’s time to get married!  These two love to take photos and have many times over the years.  In fact Bobby used a photo session as cover for his proposal, here is their will you marry me story:

“His family had just taken a group picture (which was an excuse to have his whole family there) and they were helping us take ours. One person was shading the camera, one was holding the camera bag, and the rest were just watching. In one of the photos, he knelt down and had the ring. It was perfect!! Both of our families were there and I loved it.”

I can’t wait to celebrate with these two at BRIK this summer!

-Tracy

 

Kathryn & John – Proposal Story at Marty Leonard ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Net year I will get to hang out in this very spot with Kathryn & John as they say I do!  John and Kathryn’s Mom had to pull allot of strings and tell many fibs to get Kathryn to the chapel for a “tour.”  They live outside of the Texas area and they have been planning and discussing getting  married for awhile – little did she know that while she thought she was coming to look at a possible ceremony location that her Mom & John had already made plans.  John wanted to propose where they would be married – so Kathryn said yes when he asked and next year they will both say I DO!  Once she said yes their families and a few close friends came out of hiding to celebrate with them and we took some engagement photos outside the chapel!  These two and their families are so sweet and such amazing people to be around – I know their wedding is going to be AWESOME!

-Tracy

Janie & Alex – Engagement Portraits at Sundance Square & Nature ParkFort Worth, Texas

I just adore Alex & Janie!  From the moment they walked into my office I just clicked with them and wanted to photograph their wedding!  Thankfully they said yes to me and last week on a beautiful winter day we explored Fort Worth for their engagement session.  These two met in math class at TCU and fell in love almost 4 years ago.  They will be getting married this fall at Whiskey Ranch!  After their session I am even  more excited for this wedding – they love each other fiercely.  Watching them together gave me goosebumps!  Centering their relationship is a strong foundation in Christ – this last year has been an adventure as they have been waiting on the what’s next for their lives.  I see how they have been called into this time in preparation for their marriage – this relationship is going to do great things!  Love you guys and can’t wait to hear your vows, watch you walk the aisle and celebrate with you both.

-Tracy

 

 

Darby & Justin – Proposal Story at Studio SabkaFort Worth, Texas

I love weddings!  But the wedding starts with the proposal and I am always so excited to get the opportunity to photograph the moment when He says will you marry me and she says YES!!!!

A few weeks ago Darby’s Dad called me about photographing the upcoming engagement of his daughter.  I photographed one of his other daughter’s weddings a few years ago so I was so happy that I was available and able to work with this family again.

Darby is a budding artist, she loves to paint.  Her fiancé Justin orchestrated one of the most touching and thoughtful proposals.  He told her they were going to be attending a painting class together at Studio Sabka in downtown Fort Worth.  Little did she know while they had a delicious dinner their family and friends were transforming this gallery into a showing of her paintings!  When they walked in she was surrounded by her very own art and Justin dropped to one knee as he asked her to marry him.  She said YES! Then their family and friends cheered and enjoyed a lovely eating toasting champagne, admiring her new bling and telling her all the times they had to lie to her that week to keep the secret.

Before taking the party to her parents house Darby & Justin headed over to the Modern Art Museum with me to take some engagement portraits with the holiday lights.  It was gorgeous!  Thanks Darby & Justin for letting me tell you story and best of wishes in all your wedding planning and your marriage!

Kelly & Garrett – Engagement Session in Highland Park & Trinity GrovesDallas, Texas

Kelly & Garrett are an awesome couple that was brought together through mutual friends for a night out in Dallas.  These two clicked immediately and when it came time for Garrett to propose to Kelly he knew just what to do – he took them back to their beginning to start their next new chapter.  Here is their proposal story in Kelly’s words:

“Garrett decided that for the proposal, he wanted to go back to where it all began. He planned lunch for him and I at a restaurant inside the Joule Hotel with his brother, Kenny, and sister-in-law, Hilary, disguised as an early birthday celebration for me. After brunch Garrett suggested we pop down to Midnight Rambler for a drink before we were supposed to head to Fort Worth for “a friend’s house warming party.” As we walked down the stairs to Midnight Rambler there was a sign with our names and the date on it. He sat me down at the table where we first met and proposed. He then admitted that there really was no house warming party, and instead we were going to my parent’s house in Fort Worth to celebrate with them and his brother and sister-in-law. Once we arrived at my parent’s house, all of our out of town family surprised me! We got to spend a few hours there reliving the moment and drinking champagne, and he then convinced me we were all going to Joe T’s to continue the celebration for dinner. Upon arriving at Joe T’s, Garrett surprised me again as he had several of our best friends come in town to celebrate our engagement! If you can’t tell by now he is quite the planner!” – Kelly

Isn’t he the sweetest?!?  I just love that he made sure to include their close family and friends and that they took the party from Dallas to her home in Fort Worth to see those special people and celebrate!  Their story began and is running it’s course in Dallas but next year they will say I do in Fort Worth and I can’t wait!  For their session we spent time in the classic Highland Park area before hitting up Trinity Groves and capturing some sunset vibes with the Dallas skyline in the background.

-Tracy

Chelsea & Jacob – Rainy Day Engagement Session in Fort WorthNature & Kimbell Art Museum

Sometimes it rains – but it doesn’t have to ruin your day if you have a great attitude and embrace the day God has given you.  Chelsea & Jacob did just that.  As we started their session the sky was blue and it quickly darkened with thunder, lightening and a downpour to follow.  As those first rain drops fell I thought fast and moved us to the Kimbell Art Museum from their nature location where we could have some cover from the rain.  I just loved photographing these two – they did so good and even got brave to get a few pics without umbrellas under the crepe myrtle trees in the rain.  Thanks Chelsea & Jacob for your amazing attitudes while I was trying to think 3 steps ahead about how to turn this rainy day into photo magic.  Their relationship is a bit of magic itself – a chance meeting created the beginning of a great love story.  Here is how they met:

“Jacob and I met out one evening in Dallas. I was with a group of my girlfriends and he was a with a group of his guy friends and one of his brothers for his brother’s going away party. Both groups ended up meshing/talking and the rest is history!”

I love it!  I can’t wait to celebrate with them in 2019!  It’s going to be so fun to celebrate my second wedding with Chelsea’s family and meet all of Jacob’s favorite people too!

-Tracy

 

Caroline & Max – Engagement Session at Colonial Country ClubFort Worth, Texas

I am so excited about this wedding!  Why?  Because Max is the brother of one of my fabulous past brides and Caroline is her best friend!  It’s a perfect match and I just love them together.  I love their beginning story as it may have taken awhile to move from friends to romance but I think it’s perfection:

“Max and I met when I was a freshman in college at OU because I was his sisters roomate. Abbey and I ended up living together all four years of college and naturally max and I became close friends since he was also at OU with us. Never crossed my mind of dating him during college because he was abbeys big brother. He took care of us, was always there when we needed him, and became one of my closest guy friends. It wasn’t until post grad that our paths crossed when we were both back living in dallas. We started hanging out with each other more and more and one night it hit me that I was developing feelings for him. We talked and both mutually agreed that feelings were there but had to get abbeys blessing before anything happened. So after talking to her and filling her in we decided to see what would happen. Although weird at first, since to everyone he was “Abbey’s brother”, the narrative eventually changed to just Max and Caroline. It happened very organically and out of the blue but I can’t imagine now us not being together. Two and a half years later and were getting married.” – Caroline

For their engagement session we selected The Colonial Country Club.  Both of these two have ties to golf and it’s classic backdrops, gorgeous golf course and of course these two happy people made for perfection!  Caroline’s Mom served as our tour guide and showed us some amazing spots on the golf course then we played inside.  I adore this silhouette shot above – so sexy and elegant!

Can’t wait for the wedding you two!  Have fun this week on your family vacay!

-Tracy

Caroline & Rob – Engagement Session at Winspear & Highland ParkDallas, Texas

Caroline and Rob are getting married next year at Holy Trinity Church and The Four Seasons.  I can’t wait for their wedding after getting to know them a little better last week during an early sunrise session.  This time of year beating the heat by waking up early is the best way to keep cool!

These two met through a dating ap and after a first date they kept in touch.  A few months later Robb asked her for a second “first date” and they have been together ever since.  These two are fun and love quality time with friends, family and their pup (who they brought along to their photo shoot!)

Congrats Caroline & Rob!

-Tracy

Brittany & Tommy – Engagement Photos at Willowood RanchBells, Texas

Brittany and Tommy are just adorable and we had a blast in almost Oklahoma for their engagement session at Willowood Ranch.  Brittany is a California girl and she loved that this Texas ranch had some soft rolling hills that reminded her of home.  It was hot but we had  blast exploring the ranch and doing a little off-roading in my SUV to get to some perfect spots!  I may have picked a few to many to share today but I don’t care – I couldn’t narrow it down any further!  These two met at TCU their freshmen year and next year in March they will be husband and wife.  Here is their proposal story:

 

“As my family lives in California, and his family is in Texas & Alabama we’ve always done Christmas apart to be with each of our families. This year was no different. Tommy dropped me off at the airport and I flew out to California a few days before Christmas. He was off to see his family for the holidays…or so I thought! The next day, while I was spending time with my sister last minute shopping for gifts, Tommy was taking an early flight out to California with an important carry on item. One airport fire, two hour security lines, and a missed layover later, he finally landed in Orange County where my brother in law secretly picked him up. Meanwhile my sister, my best friend and I met for lunch at a restaurant at the Montage Hotel overlooking Laguna Beach to catch up and enjoy the day off before the family functions began the following days. While we enjoyed some frose and lunch with a view catching up, Tommy and my brother in law were down on the beach setting up for the big surprise. After being told there was a free wine tasting for guests and patrons of the hotel down on the beach, we got up from our table and headed down towards the beach for free wine. As we approached the stairs to go down to the beach, I overlooked the cliff and saw a heart outlined in sand with dozens of rose petals and candles, and letters spelling out “Marry Me” and a man that looked just like Tommy. I looked back at my sister and best friend to ask in shock if that was Tommy, sure enough they were filming me on their phones and confirmed it was him and to ‘go get him!” Tommy brought me to the middle of the heart in the sand, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! The celebrations commenced with joy on a little blanket in the sand with champagne and the waves crashing into the sunset. A limo then picked us up and took us to dinner over Dana Point Harbor. I was truly surprised and beyond excited to spend forever together! He did SO well!”

 

Tommy is a great guy and I can not wait to hang out with them again!

-Tracy

 

Sara & Brock – Engagement Session at Botanic Gardens & Art MuseumsFort Worth, Texas

Brock and Sara have known one another a long time, they met in high school youth group but never really hung out.  Later though as they both choose University of Texas at Austin for college they were reconnected at one of Brock’s fraternity parties.  He asked her to the Texas – Oklahoma game sophomore year and now they have been dating 7 years!  They were engaged on their 7th anniversary, here is their proposal story:

“It was our 7 year anniversary and Brock told me we were going to get drinks and then go to dinner. So we were all dressed up and we show up and what I discovered was an apartment complex, and he said we were getting drinks on the roof. When we get to the top, he had pictures of us throughout the years lined up on the railing, and an aisle of candles with a sign at the end that said Brock and Sara. We were on top of South Side lofts, so we had a perfect view of the Dallas skyline, and he hired a photographer to take pictures while he was talking. Once he proposed our families popped out from hiding behind the side of the building!”

 

Their wedding next year at the Omni in Dallas with Meredith Commender of Significant Events is going to be amazing and I can’t wait!  This weekend 1 year to the day before they say I Do my team will be photographing their engagement party!

-Tracy

 


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