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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

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


 

 

 

 

 

Ashely & Jim – Wedding Ceremony at Highland Park United MethodistDallas, Texas

 

An online dating app brought these two together in 2015 and the timing could not have been more perfect for them.  Through their relationship they have travelled the world, overcome life and job changes and stood firm in their faith against illness.  The love they have for each other is truly beautiful and their firm foundation in Christ in undeniable.  To celebrate their love for the Lord and that Ashley has overcome illness during the ceremony Jim played a worship song – Blessings. This song was their rock, her anthem fighting through treatment over the last year but it was also a declaration of God’s love.  It was so beautiful and sweet and I sang along with joy for the truth that is God’s work in Ashley and Jim’s life.

I love what Ashley says about Jim:

“I don’t know that I’ve ever met anyone with a heart as big as Jim, who would 110% rather give than receive. Fortunately for me, I ‘ve managed to be on the receiving end of his generosity and I know that a huge part of Jim said,” I DO,” 20 months ago. For that……Gratitude.”

Jim is a good man and he love’s Ashley for her heart:

“I learned long ago that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at how loyal they are to their friends and how loyal their friends are to them. Ashley has so many loyal and caring people in her life, and after being with her for two years now, I know why. Her caring spirit, her dedication to serving others, and her willingness to always be there for those closest to her are traits that I have come to love and cherish. I will always look up to Ashley for how she treats others and she truly does show her strong Christian faith through her love for others.”

Thank you to all the vendor’s who made this celebration such a special one!

Hitched Events – Planning & Design

First United Methodist Church Highland Park

Garden Gate Florist

Marc Roberts Video

Neiman Marcus – Bride’s Gown

Ralph Lauren – Men’s Suiting

Bella Bridesmaid

Invited Paperie

Caitlin & Jordan – Engagement at Lakeside ParkDallas, Texas

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Caitlin & Jordan are getting married this Fall at the Chase Tower in Dallas.  I can’t wait for their wedding and I am even  more excited after getting to hang out with them last week at Lakeside park in Highland Park.  They met though mutual friends and fell for each other fast and hard.  I can see why, they are perfect together.  So much fun, silly and sweet and  so easy to be around.  Jordan was playful and made photographing them super fun!  November can not get her fast enough!

-Tracy

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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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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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Amanda and John – Engagement Portraits in Dallas

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Spring is here and I am photographing so many of my awesome 2014 couples engagement’s in the next few weeks!  Amanda and John are kicking us off with some fun portraits in Dallas.  We started their session at the site of their first meeting.  At a local bar for an alumni meet up Amanda spied John and with some help from a friend a match was made.  After a few missteps these two became inseparable and they will be tying  the knot later this year in November.  They are are so fun to hang out with and Amanda has an infectious personality, her happy attitude left me smiling!  We spent the last part of their session in Highland Park where we were blessed with great light and some fabulous backdrops!  Thanks you two for trusting me to be a part of your wedding!

-Tracy

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Lindsey & Colin Engagement Portraits in Dallas at The Farmers Market and Highland Park

 

Last week on a perfect day I spent some time exploring a new location that I will definitely have to resist on my own time, the farmers market!  It was amazing, filled with such bright colors and amazing smells.  It was a great backdrop for some casual portraits of Lindsey and Colin.  Then we headed to the Highland Park area where they attend church to some of the beautiful neighborhood parks.  These two made me laugh and Colin is a fun guy because he seems to be quite a juxtaposition on so many accounts.  He likes to hunt but does not like to get dirty when not in hunting attire and he looks at Lindsey like she is the only woman in the world.  That, makes me happy.  Lindsey is sweet and fun and definitely brings the best out in her sweetheart.  I love how they fit together!

They will be tying the knot next March in Dallas with a reception at The Room on Main.  She is building a stellar team so I know it will be a wedding to remember!