Megan and Christian’s Bishop Arts engagement session in Dallas was a total blast! Megan and Christian knew they wanted to shoot in the Bishop Arts District since it was where they had their very first date. I loved this idea and was so stoked to shoot in this eclectic area of Dallas. Megan and Christian are the sweetest couple! They will be getting married in Puerto Rico this June, which sounds absolutely incredible!
why bishop arts is so great for sessions
The Bishop Arts District in Dallas is a unique place! Several streets of fun bars, unique shops and picture perfect sidewalks. This area is booming during the weekend. I would definitely suggest shooting here on weekdays when possible. There are several insta-famous spots in Bishop Arts for photos. We had to shoot at a few of these spots! One of the best known spots in the Bishop Arts District is the “me + you = love” wall. I cannot express how perfect this spot is for engagement photos! This wall is always my go to for a fun loving couple. Especially if they are looking for something that will stand out and screams Dallas.
Nothing can beat the sidewalks in this district, each of the buildings is so picturesque and make for great backdrops without being too distracting. We got lucky with a gorgeous sunset for Megan and Christian’s engagement session, I love how well the sun comes through in this area! Sunsets can be hard to really get the best of in some urban environments, this area allows it to really shine through.
A small detail that I love about shooting in this part of Dallas is the trees lined with twinkle lights on the Main Street. When the sun starts to set and we move into blue hour, they make for the prettiest backdrop in images.
Fontana and her families stunning Dallas maternity session is one that I just could not wait to share in it’s entirety on the blog! The sunset, setting, outfits and of course the people could not have been more harmonious and gorgeous. It really is the best feeling for a photographer when we get to shoot on an evening with a golden sunset. I love how that golden sunlight is streaming through the trees in such a soft way. Fontana’s entire session was such a joy for me to edit! She absolutely cannot take a bad photo, and her little boy is too precious!
Maternity session styling
Fontana chose three different gowns for her maternity session and looks amazing in all three! She chose three colors that are all so pretty to photograph: black, blush pink and cobalt blue. I found it really fun to see how each color gown brought about a whole different mood within this one session. Even with the three different colored gowns, we kept some consistency with each gown being long sleeved and having a similar silhouette. It is so important to choose gowns for your maternity session that you feel confident and comfortable in!
I can’t forget to mention dad and sons adorable matching outfits throughout the session, I love the styling in this session! It helps add variety of posing to maternity sessions when the whole family is involved for part of it. Fontana’s solo maternity shot posing was so effortless, she knew exactly what to do. It also helps that we have been working together for so long, we have gotten into a great flow during sessions!
The jones family maternity session
I first met Fontana when she was a bridesmaid for her sisters wedding back in 2017. We clicked immediately and since then I have been able to work with her several times! I’ve been around for so many big life moments for Fontana and her family. I photographed her engagement session, both of her maternity sessions, and I will be her wedding photographer next year! Becoming a families go to photographer is such an honor and is one of the best parts of my job.