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Jamie & Oscar – Wedding at Robert Carr Chapel & The Modern Art Museum

Jamie and Oscar and the most sincere people and it was amazing to be with them on their wedding day at Robert Carr Chapel and The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth.  Their families are lovely in every way and I spent allot of time behind my camera smiling  and with moist eyes for these guys.  From getting ready and Jamie’s reaction to her veil and Oscar’s face as she walked down the aisle to him it was just perfection.  Their ceremony was officiated by Love Notes my favorite minister team.  The Modern was the perfect backdrop for their reception as Oscar is an art history buff and it is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world to have your wedding.  The reception was perfected with William Ryan of It’s Your Night Entertainment lighting and music and of course scrumptious cakes from The Cake Guys.  Read on for more of their day, their moments and of course the FUN they had!  Here is a glimpse further into their day with their highlight reel:


LOVED Jamie’s reaction to her veil, so sweet!  I think the veil makes every girl feel like it is REAL!

A few day of bridal portraits for this stunning girl.

Love this one, so serene and pretty!

Oscar getting a little tie adjustment from Dad.

Best Man and Brother ready with the rings!

 Pre – Ceremony Prayer time. 

This adorable ring bearer out ran the bridesmaids he was so eager to get his job over with.

Now that is the face of one happy guy looking at his beautiful wife to be.


This gang was silly and FUN! (see below)

And NOW…..photos in the galleries at The Modern – the very coolest backdrop you can ever have for your wedding portraits.

This new installation is super cool and it has a very BLUE effect making this image look allot like a cyanotype (for the photo nerds out there.)

Cafe Modern lit up by William Ryan and cake by The Cake Guys.

A sweet welcome to his guests and his bride.

Toasts on the patio outside the Cafe Modern.

A dance with Dad for Jamie, And Mom for Oscar (below)

Did I mention fun?  Yeah, Jamie’s Dad and Brother knew how to cut a rug and get us all laughing.

Private last dance before their getaway.

Congrats you two!  I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Ann & John – Fort Worth Wedding at Marty Leonard Chapel with preperation at The Omni Hotel

Ann & John’s wedding was a perfect party which is exactly what this couple wanted, a fun day with dancing, family and lots of laughs.  It went by SO fast that when the band played the last song no one could believe it was time to leave.  I met up with the couple at The Omni Hotel in Fort Worth for preparations.  Halo Salon joined us for hair and makeup and they created Ann’s mermaid like waves.  After Ann slipped into her dress and John passed out the cowboy hats (his groomsmen gift) she awaited him on the balcony where they had their first look.  The above photo is one of my favorite from our short time on the windy terrace before we sought the calm and cool of indoors.  Read on for more about their day and check back tomorrow for their beyond amazing reception at The Modern with Emerald City.

Their day was made ever so beautiful with the help of the following vendors:

Tami Winn Events – Jaime, Coordinator

Bliss Bridal – Brides Gown

Halo Salon – Hair and Makeup

Turquoise Video – Wedding Cinema

Emerald City Band

Cafe Modern at The Modern Art Museum

Wynn Transportation

Legacy Cakes – cupcakes & cake pops

I LOVE, love, LOVED Ann’s bridesmaid attire (and her gown from Bliss Bridal).  She was so savvy and had all of her girls find a dress of their liking in the same color palette.  It looked so smart.

swoon…..shoes that sparkle steal my heart.

Ann’s Mom laughing and enjoying the girls during the preparations.

Showing of the bling!

Love Ann’s sisters face as she overhears Ann’s future plans for her.  They have to have babies together (and she needs to move back to Texas!)

John getting a little help from his little brother with his tie.  Their suits were so clean and modern.

Time for the dress!

Daddy of the bride was HILARIOUS!  This was his reaction to his daughter in her gown.  🙂

Stunning and awaiting her groom.

See any similarities in reaction?  Adore that John thought his wife to be so beautiful that his jaw dropped.

Pure sweetness.

Playing with props – Love that all these boys are going home to their non-cowboy states with hats that say TEXAS!

Feeling a little John Wayne.

Ann beamed as she approached the altar for her wedding ceremony.

A big embrace as Dad trusts his little girl to John.

Boys will be boys and these one played tricks.  The last groomsmen held the ring and as each man looked back to the next then passed it forward to the best man the crowd chuckled.

They had such a smashing first part of their wedding day but the romantic portraits to come at The Modern and the dance party provided by Emerald City was KILLER!!!!

Summer & Paul {Married} University Christian & The Modern Art Museum


LOVE does not begin to describe how I feel abut the photo – Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, available gallery light and one very in love couple is my idea of perfect.

This wedding was SO amazing.  It had everything a wedding needs to make me a very happy photographer.  The best couple that is head over heels in love with each other.  My favorite team of vendors, coolest venues in Fort Worth and the undeniable prescience of God.  Through out their day I had goose bumps, teary eyes and a smile plastered to my face.  I could not be happier for Summer and Paul and I hope to be a part of their journey together in the years to come as they are extraordinary people.  I think if you take a moment to look at their images you will see why.

Thanks to the team who made it so perfect!

Kristyn Hall – Event Elements for Planning and Coordination

Tami Winn – Le Fleur Couture

Bliss Bridal – Brides Gown

Randal Stout Entertainment

Turquoise Video

Magnolia Avenue Salon

Cafe Modern

Creme de la Creme

Terry Costa – Brides maids attire

Romantic Remembrances – Transportation

Summer cried as she read Paul’s note to her before the ceremony and she gasped when she opened the pearl necklace he gave her.  So sweet.

Pure excitement as Summer’s Sister-in-law helped with the veil

I am a sucker for emotion and my favorite is when it comes from the groom, he teared up as he read her note as well.  So in love.

Ready to walk down the aisle, look at her smile…glowing.

So happy to see his beautiful bride.

Mazel tov!

This amazing floral art work by Tami Winn was the coolest thing I have ever seen at a reception.

First Dance

The above shot is the one thing that this couple KNEW they wanted before ever even looking for a photographer.  I think we nailed it and I can’t wait to see it hanging in their home!

As an artist I just adore being able to photograph people in front of Iconic work by Rothco or Warhol….It is just beyond special.

One of my favorites!  love all the neutral tones.

This photo takes on a special meaning.  Not knowing about her Dad’s speech to come I took this image.  Later on as her Dad spoke he remembered a photo he has of a young Summer, hands on her face, posing in front of this very artwork.  Some things change but some things never do.

Neck nuzzling is the best.

Her Grandpa moved me to tears when he spoke.  What a God filled man with words of wisdom and Love for his little girl and her cowboy.

Private last dance

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