Sunday, April 28, 2013

Janice and Art are Married!

Some days are great...and some are even greater. Today, I went to one of the happiest most heartfelt wedding ceremonies I have ever been to. It was all family and simply amazing. Janice and Art got married in their home surrounded by their children and grand children. Their ceremony was just perfect. Here's a peek.
Janice holds the rings that will make them husband and wife, and here they are right after their ceremony: Janice and Art, perfect together.
A few details: The Ketubah, Art's Kippah, their Kiddush Cups, and the wine. This is the same wine I had at my wedding. Every time I photograph a wedding where the bride and groom have their blessing with this same wine, all I have to do is smell it and this wave of nostalgia sweeps over me, and I'm immediately taken back to one of the happiest days of my life...which is exactly what your wedding day should be :) Oh, and the gorgeous cake, let's not forget how much I love cake.
They started with the signing of the Ketubah with the two Rabbi's.
They are the happiest couple. Look at the way they look at each other. Perfect!
Love this moment right after they signed and sang.
Time for the ceremony...full smiles all around.
Their daughters held the Chuppah as their family stood around them for the ceremony and the Rabbi told a story of how he happened to see them when they were out on their first date.
Their ceremony was filled with the seven traditional blessings.
I love the ring tradition. The ring is placed on the index finger during the ceremony. And I love the kiss tradition too, if you notice, Art's foot is still on the glass he just shattered. Two days in a row I got to witness the breaking of the glass.
A few portraits of this sweet beautiful, completely in love, couple.
Congratulations Art and Janice. I with you endless happiness. I'll have all your photos edited soon.

Karen and Michael are Married!

Last night Karen and Michael got married. Yay! Here's a little peek at their photos.
Gorgeous rings.
 A few from the ceremony. It was a picture perfect blue sky spring day...perfect for Karen and Michael.
Some alone time...
 One last one at the end of the night.
Congratulations Karen and Michael! I'll get the rest of your wedding edited soon and your photo booth is already loaded and ready for you and your guests. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Today there was a press conference to announce that Krista Gerlich is the new women's basketball coach at UTA. While I was sad to Sam Morrow go, I went to college at the same time as Gerlich and I actually photographed her while she was playing on the National Championship Lady Raider team in 1993. Its a small world. That game was the first time I ever transmitted photos to run in the newspaper the next day and look where I am now :)
 Last night I got to cover the Dallas Mavericks game vs the Memphis Grizzlies. Here are a few places that used my photos.
Yahoo used my increased security photo.
 The Commercial Appeal
 News Times
 Post Bulletin
 San Diego Union Tribune
 and several on Yahoo Sports

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bethany and Jeremy

A few weeks ago I met Bethany and Jeremy. Neither of them lives in Dallas/Fort Worth but they have family here so they got married here. Their beautiful wedding was at Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson and the fun reception was at K Star Ranch in Mansfield. Here are some highlights :)
I'll start off with separate photos of them we took before the ceremony, it was so windy we didn't want to go outside before...
 ...after the wind died down a bit and they had some perfect alone time.
Now...back to the story :) Bethany's beautiful dress in the nursery where she got ready.
 The Star Trek tie clips the groomsmen wore and the bouquet, love that bit of blue.
 Best Man with her ring...
 ...and Maid of Honer with his
Everyone was so excited and emotional while she was getting ready, mom even started to cry.
Lacing up the dress
Finishing touches. Look at that smile :)
 I just have to share this one with mom because I love it. It's just happy.
 So the moment before they walked down the aisle, everyone was looking at them and they were looking at each other. My favorite. Remember this photo in a few frames...I'll explain. I promise.
And this is why I always have two photographers. Always. Different angles. When dad kissed her from my angle it was OK...from Scott's angle. Beautiful.
 An overall. I love the light in this sanctuary.
 All eyes on the groom.
A little laughter. :)
Some prayer, some gorgeous light and a kiss. Who could ask for more?
That look...Perfection.
Right after the ceremony they all had laughs in the hall...what it interesting here besides the joy on their faces is they stopped in front of a military bulletin board and Bethany is in the military. I didn't notice it until I was editing, but I think it's kind of fun.
We did some fun wedding party photos outside after the wedding.
And then we made out way to the reception. Just a few before the party. Cowboys boots with stars on the bottom. I need those. Really...I do. there are two things I love in this world: cupcakes and stars. Cupcakes on boots just wouldn't work. Stars on the other hand...amazing.
 You know I'm going to show off the rings. I took them outside during dinner and photographed them on the bend and table we used for their portraits.
 Twinkle lights and cake.
 Just a little detail of the cake reflected in the server.
 Bouquet and napkins.
 So...this is the photo. Remember when dad was looking at Bethany right before the ceremony? Now Jeremy is looking her the exact same way in the doorway to the reception. I couldn't have planned that if I wanted to. Love, love, LOVE! Really go back and look. Exactly the same.
...and a beautiful first dance. He was singing to her. Super sweet.
 Bouquet toss.
 Garter toss. His brother tried to catch it, but the kids were ruthless and scrappy :) The little ones move so fast!
 Last Dance.
 So this was fun. Mom was saying all night she wanted them to sign their marriage license. I looked up and the minister was there with his phone in the dark using it as a flashlight to sign. That worked out well for a photo :)
 Scott snapped this photo of me shooting the exit. I actually like it. That's my best side by the way :) I'm all squinty when I shoot. lol.
 Finally the bubbles. I have lots of photos of them walking through the bubbles, kissing in the bubbles but this one with them just a bit soft, sharing a look with the bubbles all sharp makes me think of a happy memory. Bethany and Jeremy wedding was definitely happy and I wish them millions of happy memories together.
 Congratulations Bethany and Jeremy!