The Wilson wedding in December of 2020 was a sweet day I won’t soon forget! Addison and Leighton tied the know on December 10th, 2020. I admire them for being so laid back and getting married in such a crazy and unpredictable year! Addison and Leighton held their wedding at the Magnolia Grace Ranch in Leonard, Texas. This venue was perfect for them and photographed so beautifully! I love the wooded areas and incredible natural light in the reception hall. The Wilson wedding was intimate, with around 120 of their favorite people in attendance. I truly enjoy photographing intimate wedding days! Their color scheme of rust, olive green and tan was perfect for a winter wedding. They had so many unique and sweet details throughout their wedding day!
Addison and Leighton
The Wilsons met through Addison’s sister and Leighton’s friend. Leighton proposed to Addison in August of 2020 at his parents house with the whole family present. It is always fun to learn about how a couple got engaged! Addison loves to read and spend time with her family, while Leighton enjoys hunting and working out. Addison and Leighton are such a good match for each other! Their favorite thing to do is spend quality time together.
Addison chose a classic, form fitted gown for her wedding day. The silhouette and style of this dress are timeless. Paired with an elegant updo and a pearl necklace, she looked amazing! I think it is really cool when a dress fits a brides personal style so well. I also can’t get enough of the bridesmaids dresses she chose! Rust colored velvet gowns are a great contrast to her white dress. Velvet is a fabric that always photographs well, I love how it reflects light.
I can’t wait for all of my 2021 weddings! Reach out today to inquire about your wedding date for this year and next.
A Dallas bridal photography session at this stunning chapel was a dream come true! The high wooden beams throughout and the floor to ceiling windows are a huge bonus. The windows facing out to the woods really creates a surreal feeling in the chapel. Bringing the best of both worlds, nature and architecture. Soft greens behind a bride creates really pretty contrast in images. The architecture in chapels can really help bring some drama to bridal photography. I am especially fond of getting wide shots where the bride is centered in the shot.
There are so many benefits to booking a bridal session! I really enjoy when a bride wants to shoot her bridal session in the same venue that the wedding will be taking place. Booking a bridal photography session is a blessing to your photographer! They give us the chance to master our settings based on the venue before the wedding. I also really enjoy the consistent loo it brings to all of your wedding day related galleries.
Benefits of a bridal session
Having a bridal session is a great way to really cherish the moments you get to wear your wedding dress! The actual wedding day can go by so quickly, it is worth it to have an entire session dedicated to the dress of your dreams. Many little girls dream of their wedding dress and wonder what it will look like, it just isn’t fair to only wear it on one day. A bridal session can also be a great opportunity for a final hair and makeup trial before the big day. It is so helpful to be able to see the hair and makeup as it appears on camera ahead of time!
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.