Amanda and I had so much fun together for her Dallas, Texas bridal photography session. Amanda wanted a natural feel for her bridal session. The natural vibes of her bouquet went perfectly with this location. I adore the classic look and feel of her bouquet, the greens and whites couldn’t be more timeless. Amanda looks so incredibly stunning in her wedding gown! A lace bodice and tulle skirt will never go out of style. This style of dress is perfect for brides who want to be able to dance into the night, while feeling comfortable and beautiful.
I could not have been more excited when Amanda decided to bring her dog Brady along to be in some of her bridal photos! He was such a good boy and looked so handsome standing next to his mom in her bridal photos. I am always down to include fur babies in your sessions, just reach out so we can choose a dog friendly location. This spot was ideal to bring Brady along for some photos.
I love learning about my couples and how they met! Amanda and Ryan met by chance on a study abroad trip in South Africa. Amanda describes it as Ryan seeing her from across the room during a pre-trip meeting, and they connected immediately. Fast forward a bit, and Ryan proposed to Amanda at home. Ryan popped the question by writing it out on a letter board and placing the ring on top. This proposal matched their personalities so well and was so sweet!
I will be sharing Amanda’s bridals for a long time! Some of my favorites images from her bridal session are the under the veil shots. I love unique perspectives in my images. I also love the fun spinning photos in Amanda’s gallery, such a whimsical feel with the wooded location. This was one of my favorite Dallas Texas bridal photography sessions.
Jordyn and Joe’s Dallas, Texas summer wedding was an incredibly beautiful day to be a part of! Jordyn and Joe got married at Ashton Gardens Venue in Corinth. Ashton Gardens is the perfect venue for couples who want their ceremony and reception to take place in the same location. I can’t get over how elegant the decorations for this wedding day were. Every little detail of their wedding day was so fun to document.
Jordyn and Joe’s Engagement Story
Jordyn and Joe have been together for five years and Joe proposed in May of 2019 over Memorial Day weekend. Jordyn’s family has a tradition of going to her cousin’s lake house over the holiday weekend. Joe knew this would be the perfect opportunity to pop the question. Jordyn was so surprised and so overjoyed that Joe invited their closest friends and family to be there to celebrate their special moment! She said yes to spending her life with him. I adore hearing my couples engagement stories and learning all about the things that make them the couple that they are together.
Jordyn and Joe are super outdoorsy and both have an artistic side! Jordyn loves watercolor painting and Joe is a talented cinematographer. He even worked on the set of Bachelor in Paradise for two years! I get to meet the coolest and kindest people through my job. Photographing a couple’s biggest day brings me so much joy. I am so glad that Jordyn and Joe chose me to document their wedding day!
I think it’s clear from the photos how in love these two are, and how much fun their wedding day was! Surrounded by their friends in family, these two said “I do”. One of my favorite photos from their day is of Jordyn and Joe running through a tunnel of their bridal party. The expressions on their faces are pure joy!
I have been waiting on pins and needles to share sweet Kenzie’s bridal session. I knew from her adorable personality and love for details that she would pick an amazing dress and have a few extra things to make her bridals super special. I definitely wasn’t disappointed! Her gorgeous, lace, fitted gown from Providence Place fit her like a glove. She also brought along the perfect boho hat and cathedral veil. I added the peacock chair and we were good to go.
The woodsy park complimented her session beautifully and even went perfectly with the theme of her wedding (it was yesterday and utterly gorgeous, I can’t wait to share).
I always recommend bridal sessions to my future brides! I love them! I know it’s more of a southern thing and sometime we don’t always want all the attention on just us but it’s so magical being able to get all dolled up in your gown more than once and feel like a princess.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the session.
I shot a wedding in Cancun, Mexico. That’s a real thing I get to say now y’all and I never thought it would be possible, to be quite honest with you. It was a real life dream come true and I knew from the second I walked into my hotel room, with the cheesiest smile on my face, that it would be on my blog FOR SURE.
This summer I needed to do something creative. I needed to stretch my wings a little and just shoot for fun. I picked a super cute, super in love couple off of my Facebook newsfeed and there was Cody and Brandon. They were affectionate, romantic, slightly inappropriate but hey, who in love isn’t? We made a little magic together that evening and it’s still one of my favorite sessions.
Not very long after I got a message from Cody asking if I might be interested in shooting their wedding in Mexico. UM, YEAH! Up to this point I avoided anything with travel because of my youngest daughter but she’s a bit older now and daddy can get her to sleep better than I can most nights so I was so on board for this adventure.
Five months later my passport was acquired, bags packed, and I was on my way to Cancun all on my own. I had so many butterflies traveling to another country by myself but hey what’s a little nervousness when you’re on your way to paradise right? I managed to survive the shuttle to the resort and I put that loosely because if you’ve ever experience a shuttle or taxi driver in Mexico then you know that the speed limits are mere suggestions there.
We pulled up to the breathtaking TRS Coral resort and from the second I arrived, I was spoiled and, again, cheesing like a kid on her way to Disneyland for the first time. It was amazing! If you don’t believe me, see below.
I was lucky enough to spend the entire weekend there in a room bigger than my first apartment! The first day I spent half of my time exploring, then eating, and finally laying on the beach working on my tan as you can see here…
The second day was wedding day. I ate a delicious breakfast at one of their many fancy restaurants. Is eating alone on a resort full of couples and families a little weird? Yeah honestly, but I was pretending I was some rich lady getting away from the hubbub of regular life and I was fine. Photo of deliciousness here…
After that it was beach time because I’m dangerously low on Vitamin D, probably. Two short hours later and RAIN! Now normally, when you live in Texas, rain means oh no it’s going to be muddy, humid, and awful all day long. Not in Mexico! It actually rained like three times on wedding day. Once on our way to the ceremony. True story. Everything was fine. You’ll see soon.
After the rain, time for room service and getting myself all pretty for the wedding. I try to look my best for y’all. You’re welcome, lol. No photos of that lunch because it’s really embarrassing how much room service I ordered the entire weekend.
Finally it’s time for the wedding! Prep in the bridal suit then prep in the grooms suite. Golf cart to the ceremony, pause for rain, and here we go. Until you’ve seen a beach with bleach white sand and water so blue it rivals our bluebonnets it’s hard to imagine it. I couldn’t have chosen a better ceremony location. There were crowds of people watching from the water and all along the beach side but it didn’t seem to bother our sweet bride and groom. There was plenty of laughter, tears, and a little making out. It was perfect. Afterwards there was a lively celebration, drinks flowing, and cake smashing of course. All in all, the best day ever mixed with the best vacation ever.
Shooting a destination wedding was on my “Maybe It’ll Happen One Day” Bucket List, right along with LEARN HOW TO SHOOT MANUAL when I got my first camera. Being able to mark it off is a real life dream come true. I can’t thank the new Mr. and Mrs Davis enough for bringing me along on this trip of a lifetime. I wish you two a lifetime of happiness and make out sessions.
I hope this brings so many more wonderful adventurous couples who would love for me to tag along. I’m game if you are!
Here are some of my favorite moments of my first destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico.