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Haley & Rusty – Engagement Portraits at Nash Farm in Grapevine

A few weeks ago I met up with Haley and Rusty on a some what chilly day for their engagement session.  I was excited to be working with them at Nash Farms in Grapevine, Texas.  It is an amazing historically preserved farm that is perfect for photos.  Haley looked amazing in her cream textured dress and I loved how their outfits popped from the background.  After playing on the farm we headed to down town Grapevine by the train station and a field right at sunset.  I can’t wait for their wedding next year at Robert Carr Chapel and The Ashton Depot.

Ashley & Travis {Engaged} Grapevine historic train station and bluebonnet fields

Every year weather, illness and circumstance foils one clients plans for their engagement session multiple times. I am not sure why this happens and how one couple can have such odd luck but Ashley and Travis were this couple. After months of failed attempts we FINALLY got together earlier this week for their photos! They will be getting married near Austin next month and sadly I won’t be photographing their wedding day BUT I had so much fun getting to know them and making special photos for them.

Travis was super sweet and I loved how he tip-toed through the bluebonnets so as not to squash them. It is rare you see a man take such care of wild flowers. 🙂 Oh and let me tell you, these bluebonnets were elusive. We spent a good half hour searching for them but when we found them I felt very triumphant! I love learning things from my clients and Ashley taught me all about those yellow weed flowers you see all over the place….you know, where the bluebonnets used to be. Well those flowers are killing and taking over and they are aptly named bastard cabbage. She only knew the bastard part so we had to take some photos in a field of those little killers as well. We had TO much fun.

I hope you have a wonderful wedding and that in the future I may be so lucky to photograph you both again!

Star Telegram Bridal Show – 2010 Open Date Discount extended to ALL new clients!

Wedding Photographers Tracy Autem Sarah Rizy Halferty Bridal Show Booth

Sarah Halferty, Tracy Autem, & Sarah Rizy in our super cute booth at the show!

We had a fabulous time last weekend at the Star Telegram Bridal Show at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.  We met some super cute brides, helpful Mothers and friends and saw some of our best vendor friends!  We still have some select dates available in October -December of 2010 with the Lightly Photography team and are offering a discount on weddings for those months.  $250 off any wedding package (even our petite weddings!) for open dates in those months.  If you were not at the show and are getting married this year and need a photographer please call the studio at 817-810-9282 and we will extend this 10% discount to you!

black yellow gray centerpieces wedding table scape tami winn

I am obsessed with bright colors and fun uses of neutrals and I just Loved this black, yellow and gray tablescape by Tami Winn.

wasabi soup city club green food

City Club Fort Worth had some of their to die for food on display, pitty we couldn't eat it!

Star Telegram Bridal show fashion show bride after party dress weddings on the boulevard

The fashion show had lots of great ideas for attire from the standard to this fun cocktail after party dress. Who wouldn't want to party the night away in this fun frock by Weddings on the Boulevard.

Ashley & Matt Engaged!

Perfect couple + amazing blue sky = very happy photographer

Perfect couple + amazing blue sky = very happy photographer

Ashley and Matt were in town this week from Oklahoma for some wedding tasks so we got together in Grapevine for a vintage small town feel.  We played on some trains and ended at Lake Grapevine.  Matt was such a gentlemen and carried Ashley through some damp grass to get to the spots I wanted to shoot at so her heels wouldn’t sink into the ground.  It was great fun seeing them both and I know their wedding in May at Maple Manor and City Club Dallas is going to be a blast.

These two won me over before the session started because they let me pick their location!  Some of my couples have ideas about spots to shoot but others will tell me a feel they want and let me play.  The best thing about that is I get to select a new place or some where I haven’t been to in awhile so that it feels fresh and exciting to me.  Gotta love that!




Ashley is just gorgeous!

I don't have words except :)

I don't have words except 🙂

The texture of her shirt with this tin wall and thier hotness is ah-mazing.

The texture of her shirt with this tin wall and thier hotness is ah-mazing.

We have had SO much wind lately and we have been trying to use it to our advantage.  I think this worked the wind.

We have had SO much wind lately and we have been trying to use it to our advantage. I think this worked the wind.





These two just make me happy.

These two just make me happy.




Mr & Mrs Evan Halferty

one word - Steamy

one word - Steamy

I adore Sarah and Evan.  Sarah has been working with me for a little over 2 years now and she is such a blessing both to my life and this company.  She has taken part in countless bride’s special days and this day was hers.  I know she had a ton of expectations and hopes that it would be fabulous like so many of the girls we work with and I believe she had her perfect day.  That is not to say there weren’t any hiccups, all weddings have them, but she accepted them with the grace of a bride, enjoyed her sweetie and had a great time.  Funnily enough I think Evan was stressing about the little things more than her!  I thought the day could not be better and I teared up with her right before the ceremony but had to suck it up so I could photograph her day.  I hope you guys are as pleased with the images as I am.  I feel I captured the spirit of your day, your love and your families.  Usually I try to limit my blog image posts to 20 or so but just couldn’t with this one, girl you mean to much so much to me I could seriously blog 100!  I won’t do that though but here are many of my favorites and my feelings about them and of course their amazing wedding day slide show.

Love you both, I pray you have a long, happy and God filled marriage.

I am going to start and end with some of their AMAZING romantics, we did a first look AND shot at sunset after the wedding so we had so many great ones.  Then in the middle share in the moments of their day.  Enjoy!


Sarah and Evan wanted something special for thier getaway so I worked some magic with one of our portrait clients and swung this sweet classic car for them. Thanks to Casey Stump and her Dad for blessing them with this amazing ride! (oh, and don't they look hot in front of it!)


Love those about to kiss moments, ahhhhhh.

Evan proposed to Sarah at Lake Grapevine so it is the perfect back drop to some of their portraits. I love locations with meaning!
Sarah wore these fabulous blue flats while her girls rocked some cherry red shoes.
Sarah Rizy doubling as second shooter and friend as she takes Evan’s gift from Sarah to deliver to the groom.
Evan’s brother removing something from his coat, a funny looking moment but sweet.
Loved this makeup shot, a bit differnt but me like.
LOVE. The ribbon is just floating, ah-mazing.
Me getting in on the fun and tying the bow just right for Sarah, I had to be a friend and not just a photographer.
Making sure everything was just right before seeing Evan for the first time.
I always love the big goofy grins grooms make when they see thier bride.
Adore, Love, Obsessed with this image. Perfect light, the moment before a hot kiss and two people in love = Perfection.


Scrunched up faces are cute.
This is my kind of detail.
Sarah is a big fan of the fish eye lens and this is one reason I am too. A fun spin on a looking at the camera shot.
Sexy girls!
Uber cool guys!

Sweet moment in prayer during the ceremony. (by Sarah Rizy)


THE kiss.


One of my favorite shots I have ever taken right after the ceremony. Here is Sarah and Evan's Mothers just enjoying the moment with the bride, it just speaks volumes about the joy they were feeling.



Some first dance action (by Sarah Rizy)


Eating cake is fun! Sarah smashed Evan a bit but he behaved and was nice in return. What a gentleman.


A hug from the best man, Evan's brother, after a funny and heart felt toast.


Sarah, Me and my new little one, Alexander! Only 3 and 1/2 weeks old at the time.


Watch out, the garter is like a sling shot!


Alone at last


by Sarah Rizy


The very last shot I took that day and one of my favorites. I love the perspective on it.

Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Bennett

Bennett6.27.09Blog_0014Michelle & Kyle were married at one of my favorite garden locations in the area, Garden Manor in Grapevine.  Judy and her staff are just fabulous and they went above and beyond for this one.  Judy had to come to the rescue with a locksmith when one of the friends of the wedding party was accidentally locked into the bathroom in one of the guest rooms.  The knob fell off and the door was not budging!  Thankfully it wasn’t one of our key players or we would have had even better stories to tell!

The real story of course is this hot couple and I mean hot!  It was 103 on their day and they along with all their guests were troopers.  Despite the heat Michelle looked amazing and we were able to capture some amazing moments from their getting ready, to the ceremony and the romantics.  Congratulations you two!















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