Category archives: Engagement

Christy & Mark – Fort Worth Engagement Session at Trinity Park & The ModernFort Worth, Texas

Christy & Mark are fun, lighthearted but old souls.  This combination makes for a couple that loves fiercely and enjoys one another even in the most simple of things.  Mark is definitely a romantic based on his well thought out proposal.  Here is their engagement story in Christy’s words:

“Mark and I first saw each other in the state Capitol building in Austin, but didn’t really meet until several months later.  So, for our proposal, he asked me to come to the capitol for a business dinner he had. Once I got there, he met me in the large rotunda, and said we were actually going to get a private tour of the capitol building from one of his State Trooper friends.  He then took us up this tiny, windy staircase, and out on to the balcony overlooking downtown Austin at sunset.  That’s when he got down on one knee — and said that he knew when he first saw me 2 year prior, that he couldn’t imagine life without me.  Both my family, and his family, and my two closest friends were all hiding behind a pillar, they jumped out and said congratulations! I was so glad he had these people who mean so much to us, travel to be there for such a special moment!”

For their engagement session we had fun strolling through Trinity Park taking in the fall color and had some fun on the playground and stopped to feed some duckies.  My favorite part of their session was playing amidst The Modern art museum Christmas lights!  I love the effects of the lights in the photos and I think everyone needs to take a break from life to just enjoy the little things sometimes and there is no better time of year to do that than the holidays.  I hope your Holiday is filled with light and cheer as Christy & Mark’s relationship most definitely is!

-Tracy

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

Amy & Casey – Engagement Portraits at Trinity Park & StockyardsFort Worth, Texas

Amy & Casey are getting married next winter and I was so excited to hang out with these two before Thanksgiving.  They brought along their incredibly well behaved doggie – Leroy – and we had fun at Trinity park and the Fort Worth Stockyards.

These two both attended Texas Christian University and met while studying abroad in Spain.  They learned to speak Spanish, became friends and within months of being back in the United States they found themselves together.  Their friendship is apparent when you see them together, they have an honesty about them and are so comfortable in each others arms.  Their smiles, laughter and the super adorable Leroy made this engagement session so much fun!

I can’t believe I have to wait a year to photograph Amy & Casey again – it will be worth the wait though!  Congrats you two!

Ashley & Josh – Engagement Portraits at Fort Worth ParkFort Worth, Texas

Ashley and Josh met at a wedding and were flung together and now we are approaching their own wedding day this summer!  Josh is a sweetheart and I love how he proposed to Ashley, here is their proposal story in her own words:

Josh is a big hunter. So he had been telling me for a few weeks that he was buying a new boat. I was supportive but definitely not interested in helping pick one out. I only became interested when he told me that there was nowhere to store it, so I would have to park my car outside of the garage so it could stay in there. I agreed, but wasn’t excited. When I got home that day, I couldn’t open the garage door. I went through the front door and he was so excited to show me the boat. When we got to the garage, there was not a “real” boat, but there was a tiny toy boat with a ring on it. When I turned around, he was on one knee. I quickly realized all of those trips to “look at boats” were trips to the jeweler with my sister in laws to pick the perfect ring.

These two love a laid back life with a side of adventure.  For their engagement session we selected gorgeous nature locations.  I love what Ashley shared with me about how they like to spend time together:

We love to travel. We have been to Hawaii, Florida and New Mexico together in the past year. We love spending time with our families and being outdoors. One of our favorite things is sitting on the patio having drinks in the cool weather.

Sign me up for drinks on the patio – especially a cup of hot coffee on a cool day!  I can’t wait for their wedding at their home church in Aledo and McDavid Studio at Bass hall and if they find a way to incorporate a boat!  It would make a great grooms cake!!

-Tracy

Allison & Michael – Engagement Session at Park & Sundace SquareFort Worth, Texas

Allison & Michael are just darling! I had such a great time getting to  know them both at their engagement session a few weeks ago.  These two met through a roommate and although they have had to do too much long distance during their relationship they are now finally in the same area as we lead up to their wedding in June.  Michael is a doll – I love his smile and most of all I adore how much he made Allison laugh.  His antics and sweet embraces made the session!  We had gorgeous weather too!

Thanks guys for allowing me to photograph your engagements and I am so looking forward to the wedding day with your awesome team!

-Tracy

Ragan & Alex – Engagement Portraits in Sundance Square & Nature ParkFort Worth, Texas

Ragan & Alex met at TCU and their love story has continued on for over 4 years and headed towards the altar next May!  I can’t wait for their Fort Worth Zoo wedding – it is going to be amazing!  These two are totally cute together and I love their smiles and how they just fit perfectly together no matter how I had them pose.  Ragan is extra cute and has a super fashion sense – if you love any of her clothes from this session head on over to her boutique of Camp Bowie – Hulla B’Lu!  For their session we did a little bit nature, a little bit city!  It was the perfect vibe and I had a great time getting to know them and chat about their upcoming wedding – most excited, not going to lie – for some animal sightings during the wedding.

Congrats you two!

-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

 

Sarah & Derek – Engagement Portraits in Lake TahoeSpooner Lake & Kings Beach


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!

-Tracy

Ashlea & Mark – Engagement Portraits in ChicagoDestination Photo Shoot

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!

-Tracy