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Brides of North Texas {Fall/Winter 2011 Issue Gown Shoot} Dreamy dresses, elegant bride, handsome groom and vintage detailing

I do have a true love story with brides and wedding dresses.  One of the main reasons I am passionate about shooting weddings is that I love the fairy tale, the excitement and the uniqueness that surrounds each wedding gown and the bride that chooses it.  When the owners of Brides of North Texas Magazine approached me about this dreamy vintage shoot I was on board from the  moment I saw the inspiration board.  It was completely up my alley as I love all things that are soft, natural, vintage and romantic.  It stood out to me as different as well from other gown editorials as we were going to throw into the mix a good looking young man, some designer suiting, a table-scape, detail shots and a boudoir look!  I was completely taken a back as well as I thought, little old me, shoot a gown editorial?  I knew I could do it but I also think that a degree of humbleness and wanting to improve is essential to any artists growth.  This shoot humbled me, wowed me and when I finally held the magazine in my hands I was in awe of what I created.  I actually looked at my staff and said I can’t believe these are my photos!  I am so in love with each image and the Brides of North Texas staff so blessed me with this opportunity.  I can’t wait for the projects I will shoot with them in the future!  Later this Fall I will share some more images from the shoot that are not in the magazine as well as a few behind the scenes moments.

Jennifer & Shane Married! at Piazza in the Village

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Jennifer and Shane were married on September 11th at the Piazza in the Village in Colleyville.  It was a beautiful day and Jennifer was a stunning bride in her Watters gown.  We started the day at a local hotel form some primping before heading to the Piazza.  We had such a great time with Jen, her family and bridesmaids laughing and hanging out as they were being beautified by the awesome hair and make up team Jennifer brought in.  Once at the Piazza it was wedding time before we knew it and when those double doors opened Shane was just beaming to see his bride.  During the ceremony they did a unique unity candle lighting where after lighting their one candle they passed the flame on to their parents and across the congregation of the chapel.  I always love to see new and different things at weddings and this was a first for me.   Then it was on to the party!  Here are some favorite photographs that tell the story of their Dallas Fort Worth Wedding day with moments, details and portraits.

Jennifer's fabulous shoes. I LOVE them.

I love these two photos, I couldn’t decide between them so I am sharing them both.  Jenn’s Dad has been the guy with the camera all his life and he was running around taking photos as the girls got dressed.  I didn’t mind, it made him feel comfortable.  I did let him know he could trust me and I feel that he did.  In these moments you see him relaxing, watching his baby girl become a bride and the pride and love is clear.  I am a Daddy’s girl myself so these make me melt.

Jennifer’s HOT Watters gown (Have I mentioned how much I love them, yeah, one of my favorite designers.)

Double the fun with two of Jennifer!

The chapel’s door and awesome blue sky

Finishing touches.

The wait was over!  Jennifer revealed at the chapel entrance with her Daddy.

Shane’s Dad wiping a tear by Sarah Halferty

That was SOME KISS!  WHOOO!  Married!

First Dance Twirl

Scrumptious cake and lighting, the room looked perfect.

A moment to themselves before the toasts began.

Jen and her Dad cracking up at Shane’s Father’s toast.

Dancing with Dad & Mom.

One of their friends brought these fabulous cut out faces for the photo booth and we had to steal them for a fun photo.  I love it.

Last moments alone before the big farewell!

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