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Hayley & David – Engagement Photos at Winspear Opera House & Highland ParkDallas, Texas

Hayley and David will be getting married later this summer at White Sparrow Barn and I can’t wait for their elegant wedding!  These two are precious together!  They met at the University of Oklahoma 7 years ago and have built a strong relationship with each other and their families.  Family is important to these two – Hayley’s Dad came to our consultation a few weeks ago and I can not wait to see him react to his daughter in her wedding gown!  Dad might cry, I might cry and even David might cry when it’s his turn to see his bride!  I love that David knows family matters to his bride – so much so that he planned the perfect proposal.  Here is their engagement story in Hayley’s own words:

“David and I love wine (trader joes $2.00 bottles are at the top of the list). Because we both know absolutely nothing about wine we had been talking about going to a local winery for a weekend trip. Since Davids work schedule is crazy he suggested we just go to one local and see if we like it before spending the money to go somewhere like Napa.

Off we went, or so I thought to a vineyard in Athens, Texas.

My parents have a lake house at Cedar Creek Lake, 30-minutes away from Athens. When we pulled off towards the lake from the highway I did not really think anything of it. I was too busy researching wine information so we did not look silly at the tasting.

Then we pulled into my parents gate.. And I knew he was being weird but again, I did not know why.

As we approached the driveway and got out I saw flower petals scattered towards the entry of the house. With the help of my sweet family he had transformed the front of the house into a floral heaven. There, underneath an arch way, David dropped down on one knee and proposed.

Of course I said YES!

Once I said yes, my family jumped out and surprised me. We took lots of pics but, something was missing.. His family! When I asked he told me they were at the restaurant waiting for us.

Little did I know they were with all of our closest family and friends setting us a huge surprise engagement party.

It was PERFECT.”

I have a feeling that the perfect proposal is going to lead to the perfect wedding day and I am truly honored to be apart and can’t wait to capture all the laughter, tears, joy and love these two have.

 

-Tracy


 

 

 

 

 

Meredith & Michael – Engagement Portraits in Dallas Highland Park

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Loved this fun and casual session in Highland Park a few weeks ago!  Everything was so lush and green from all the recent rains and these two just added to it with their sweet love shining through.  The way he looks at her, the way her face lights up when he is close – makes me pretty happy.

These two met through some mutual friends and slowly they grew into a couple.  Meredith didn’t take much notice of Michael at first – as he put it he was rocking out to some rad 90’s jams when they first met.  I am sure that just made her have to know more about this cool guy!  I love them, their sweet spirits and I can’t wait for their wedding this coming winter, it is going to be FUN!

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Brooke and Justin – Engagement Session in Highland Park

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Brooke & Justin’s wedding is just a little over a month away and I can’t wait!  Brooke and Justin are total sweethearts and I loved getting to know them and see them interact in front of the camera.  We choose Highland Park for their session as Justin proposed to Brooke at Lakeside Park.  It was great to go back to that spot and hear the story of their special day!  Justin had his sister, in full camp gear, camped out in a bush to capture him popping the question and he enlisted their puppy to aid in the plan too.  So excited for them and all their future holds!

-Tracy

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Yasmin and Scott – Engagements in Highland Park, Dallas

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Scott and Yasmin were a lucky couple a few weeks ago as after a big rain storm temps dropped and we did a very rare mid day session in July!  It was beyond perfect and I am so glad the weather was so kind to us as Scott had flown in that weekend so we could get together!  We met up in Dallas in Highland Park for a classic and timeless backdrop for their engagement photos.  We visited three parks and Lakeside pictured above was definitely my favorite!  Scott and Yasmin were easy in front of the camera, being playful, laughing and cuddling up together.  Scott says it helps that they live in different places, he just wanted to hold his beautiful bride to be since he hadn’t seen her in a few weeks.  Must say if absence makes the heart grow fonder AND makes for fabulous pictures I don’t have a problem with that!  Luckily though in a few weeks these two will be calling Houston home together and I know they can’t wait to be in the same zip code again!  Scott was a hoot joking and putting Yasmin at ease.  I loved this cream lace dress with see through back, so fun!  Their wedding next year at Fort Worth Club is going to be beyond fun with 2 ceremonies, one at TCU where the couple met and a Persian ceremony at the club.

-Tracy

Want more?  Then watch their highlight slideshow with more of my favorite photos from their Dallas Engagement Session in Highland Park!

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Cammy and Matthew – Dallas Engagement Portraits at SMU, Highland Park & Arlington Hall

 

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Cammy and Matthew have the must stunning smiles and when they are standing side by side they light up!  This stunning couple just makes me get all giggly on the inside and I am thrilled to be apart of the wedding this coming October.  For their engagement session we wanted a classic and timeless feeling so we spent our time at Arlington Hall, Lee Park as well as Davis Park in the Highland Park Neighborhood.  The light was scrumptious and these two just made me more and more excited to be their photographer.  We started there session at SMU, Souther Methodist University, where Cammy attended school and where they will be saying their I Do’s.  Penny, their 6 lb little puppy (don’t tell her, she thinks she is 60lbs) joined us for some family photos on the campus boulevard.

-Tracy

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