Fort Worth Engagement Session

Sierra and Davis had their Fort Worth Engagement session out at Eagle Mountain Park on the most perfect day! Even with a bunch of wind, and it being a little bit chilly, these two were so full of joy! Not to mention we got the most incredible sunset at the end of their session. I had the best time capturing these images for Sierra and Davis! We had to reschedule their original date because it was only twenty degrees outside that day and I am so glad that we did. I would love for every session to have backlighting like this.

Sierra and Davis

Sierra and Davis got engaged while on vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama in August of 2020! Davis proposed to Sierra with a family heirloom ring, which he had custom fit just for her. Those kind of special details melt my heart! These two are high school sweethearts, the ultimate love story! Sierra loves her cats, playing the piano, and spending quality time watching movies at home with Davis. Davis is passionate about cars and loves working out. Their chemistry is so sweet and I just adore them together!

When talking about what their vision for their engagement session was, Sierra just knew that she wanted it to be romantic! Simple sunset vibes at this gorgeous park in Fort Worth fit their personalities so well. Eagle Mountain Park is a favorite location of mine because it has so many unique looking backgrounds all in one location! Eagle Mountain Park also seems to always get the best lighting at sunset time year round which is every photographers dream!

Engagement outfit choices

I have to give these two props for picking such great outfits for their Fort Worth engagement session! Neutrals with lots of texture are always a good fit for an outdoor session. I especially loved their second look for its colors and subtle yet striking patterns. I always recommend a casual oufit and a formal outfit for these sessions to have nice variety. Kudos to Sierra and Davis for bringing their style and rocking it!

John + Carolyn | Engagement Session | Flower Mound, Tx

Here in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex we have had almost nonstop rain lately. Good for the greenery, bad for photographers who like to shoot in the yummy outdoor sunlight. Funny thing is, it was consistently on the weekend. Like the weather knew that’s when all photographers are the busiest. Thanks Mother Nature!

So when the rain cleared up, it was finally time to shoot John and Carolyn’s engagement session. The session went perfectly and I think I will require everyone to wear sequins because OMG SO GORGEOUS!

I cannot wait for their wedding at the Marty Leonard Chapel later this month! That venue is on my photographers bucket list and I’m over the moon about the opportunity to shoot there.

Here are some of my favorite shots from John and Carolyn’s beautiful sunset engagement session in Flower Mound, Texas.

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The Walker Wedding | Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden| Dallas, Tx

Some weddings aren’t big at all and that’s just fine. You only really need a handful of things. An officiant, a witness or two, and a couple that’s ready to spend their lives together. This wedding had all of those plus a little bit more.

It seems only fitting that since I’ve been with them from the very beginning, from the maternity to the bridals,  that I would be there for Stephen and Samantha’s beginning as man and wife.

They say that rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck, well if that’s true, then these two are set forever.

Here are some of my favorite moments from the Walker wedding on August 11, 2018 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

Congratulation y’all!

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Kaylee + Patrick | Engagement Session | Plano, Tx

Fun Fact: Did you know I was born on a pretty lucky day? Saint Patrick’s Day! So I’m basically a lucky charm you guys. Look it up. Science. Hahahaha!

Kaylee and Patrick are getting married just ONE day before my birthday next year at the gorgeous Cross Creek Ranch in Parker, Tx. How lucky am I to be shooting it for them?! Judging by this amazing engagement session (they were so fantastic), it’s going to be a beautiful wedding with two very in love people.

It was so hard to narrow down, but here are some of my favorite moments from their engagement session.

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The Davis Wedding | The Springs Event Venue | Weatherford, Tx

The end of 2017 was insanity. So many sessions, so much editing, and so many WEDDINGS! Not to mention being super pregnant at the time definitely made it a tad bit more challenging. Now that we are well into 2018, and Baby Daphne is finally here, I can enjoy a little breather and blogging time!

Sandy and Joshua were married at The Springs Event Venue in Weatherford, Tx. It had been rainy and cold the week before but this particular Sunday was sunny, gorgeous, with a little bit of a chill in the air.

Pulling up to the venue, I was immediately excited because of how beautiful it was. The decorations were perfect for a winter wedding. A little rustic but oh so chic and whimsical. The bride and groom, looked like two lovebirds out of a fairy tale.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Davis! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your big day!

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Photographer: Amanda Raylee Photography
Videographer: Storytellers Studio
Venue: The Springs Event Venue – Weatherford
Cake: Back Home Bakery
Hair: Drybar Fort Worth
Florist: Springtown Flower Shop
Linens: VIP Linens and Events
Bar: Professional Bartending of Greater DFW
Food: TCP Catering
DJ: Heartsong Events and Lighting

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The Ayala Wedding | Oak Water Ranch | Granbury, Tx

 

It was the perfect October day for a wedding at the gorgeous Oak Water Ranch in Granbury, Tx. I was so excited that the day had finally come for Alexis and Edric, the sweetest couple imaginable. I arrived early to scope out the place and saw all of the wonderful engagement photos we took together back in January displayed on every table in the room. You can see that adorable session here actually! We had a blast on that super cold morning.

All of the flowers, decorations, and tiny details were perfect. The greens and reds were beautiful together. The bouquet…to die for! And OMG, that DRESS! (Alexis, you were gorgeous).

The wedding went off without a hitch, minus some crazy winds earlier in the day. From the first look to the last dance. The ceremony was traditional but sweet and afterwards everyone had so much fun partying the night away under the stars. The perfect day. Congratulations you to the new Mr. and Mrs. Ayala! It was such an honor to play a small part of your love story!

Here are some of my favorite moments from that day…

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Vendors
Photography: Amanda Raylee Photography
Venue: Oak Water Ranch – Granbury, Tx
Coordinator: Something-Blue Weddings
Music: DJ Eddie G
Ceremony: Strings 4 All Seasons
Florist: Weddings by The Kreative Consultant
Cake: Granbury Cakes
Food: Patriotic Pig
Videography: Washington Filmz
Dress: Pence and Panache Bridal & Tuxedo
Makeup: Morgan Perkins Beauty

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The Talamantes Wedding | Cross Creek Ranch | Plano, Tx

I’ve been wanting to blog this amazing Cinco de Mayo wedding since I shot it and I’m FINALLY doing it y’all!

Cue the Rocky music you guys because it is happening! Here we go!

This wedding was planned in 5 short months and was nothing short of gorgeous. Cinco de Mayo is already a colorful holiday and the way Meagan planned it all was perfect. BBQ food truck. Pan dulce bar. A bridal suite I wanted to steal and put in my backyard for mommy getaways. It was the best day.

I watched all the joy from family and friends spill out everywhere I wandered. The bridal party laughing about their bare feet. The groomsmen taking shots and goofing off with the groom, David. Everyone was so happy that Noah’s mommy and daddy were becoming man and wife. They would officially be the Talamantes family.

It was such a joy and a pleasure to be a part  of a beautiful day with these two love birds and their perfect little family. I wish you two all the world’s happiness on your new adventure in life!

Here are some of my favorite shots of the Talamantes wedding!

Photographer: Amanda Raylee Photography
Venue: Cross Creek Ranch
Floral: Market Street Allen
Cakes: Market Street Allen
Pan Dulce Bar: La Popular Panaderia
Catering: Not Just Q
Hair: Marbles Beauty
Bridal Makeup: Florina Perales (Forever Flow)
Centerpieces/Decoration: Cross Creek Ranch
DJ: Noel Martinez​

 

 

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