Saturday, October 25, 2014

Megan & Chris are engaged!

This morning I had such a fun time with Megan and Chris taking some fall themed engagement photos in anticipation of their wedding next fall. So. Much. Fun. Here's a peek.
She said yes!
What a sweet couple. They had a few ideas to start with and they let me take those ideas and run with them into pretty photos like this.
 and this...
 ...and this :)
 Love the pumpkins!
 Then we went and played in the leaves for a while.
 They were covered in leaves by the time we were finished but it was so worth it.
 Their pictures are darling, sweet and perfectly perfect for a fall wedding next year.
Congrats Megan and Chris! Today was wonderful!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lisa & Josh

Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Lisa and Josh's beautiful wedding at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The outdoor ceremony was just before sunset and it was absolutely perfect and the reception inside afterwards was amazing. Their planner, Ruth, of Weddings and Events by Ruth was great to work with. The decor was gorgeous and the band, Signed Sealed Delivered, was fabulous. I love a reception with a band :) Here are a few highlights from their wonderful day.
The rings. One of Lisa's relatives is a jeweler and custom made Josh's ring especially for him. How cool is that?
Their suite in the Anatole overlooked the Dallas skyline.
 Her ring, the buttons that went all the way down the back of her dress and her cute wedges.
 Josh's daughter was such a sweet little flower girl.
 Getting ready with her mom and sister.
 The flower girls just had to see what the veil would look like over her face.
 All done getting ready...High-five! Look at those adorable little heels :)
 Lisa's had an amazing bouquet and josh had a photo of his mom who just recently passed away hanging from his boutonniere.
 Ceremony details. I love all the pretty details of the Jewish wedding: The Kiddush cup, the Tallit, the Kippah, the Huppah. So many pretty photos to make.
Guests read the program as they wait for the ceremony to start.
 Josh watches his bride walk in with her parents.
His little girl was the flower girl making the path for his bride to the Huppah. So sweet.
 They step under the Huppah and the ceremony begins.
 They took a moment to look out at their friends and family.
 The ceremony from the back...I loved that there was some room for me to quietly walk around behind the Huppah to get a few photos.
 Their ceremony was in the garden at the hotel and it is such a stunning location. This...this is in the middle of Dallas.
 They had a traditional Jewish ceremony so they each walked three and a half circles around each other fr a total of 7.
 The blessing over the wine and a sweet look between bride and groom.
The kiss!
 What a beautiful couple.
The beautiful girls.
 The handsome guys.
 The parents and siblings.
 Josh and his little girl.
 The family :)
 Love this.
 Some alone time
 Reception details. I love all that blue and yellow lighting.
First dance.
 When Lisa danced with her dad, Josh asked her mom to dance at the same time.
 Josh danced with his daughter a few times but this particular time she was standing on his feet...such a classic father daughter moment.
Josh and Lisa listening to here Dad's speech.
 Dad cutting the Challah.
 The Hora. Loving Josh's reaction.
 Such a fun happy couple.
 Even Cara went up in the chair.
 The rest of the night was a party and even the band came off the stage to get into the action.
Congratulations Lisa and Josh! I'll have the rest of your photos edited for you soon!