Monthly archives:June 2014

Bridals at the Dallas Arboretum | Ashley's Bridal Session

A couple months ago, I was able to meet with my bride, Ashley, and her mom, Cindy to do her bridals at the Dallas Arboretum.  The first thing I thought when I saw Ashley was, "Wow"!  I swear, I get the absolutely most beautiful brides!  And Ashley is beautiful inside, as well as out.  Her and her mom have to be the sweetest people! I have to give a shout [...]

Bridals at Chapel at Ana Villa | Tiffany's Bridal Session

This week, I had the opportunity to do bridals at Chapel at Ana Villa, a new wedding and reception venue in north Dallas.  This facility was just built this year, and has a gorgeous chapel and two beautiful reception locations.  It also has a garden in the back and a lot of ironwork throughout the facility.  Personally, I love all the windows.  It made for t[...]

Where to Start Planning a Wedding

I feel your pain, brides (and grooms).  I really do.  You have your ring... now what?  I have been a photographer in this industry for six years now.  I know a lot of awesome Dallas wedding vendors, and have become friends with many of them.  And now, we are just a little over a year out from our ten year anniversary and vow renewal, and I have NO IDEA where[...]

Cedar Hill State Park Engagement Sessions

Anyone that knows me, knows that I have country roots.  I grew up with nature all around me.  It's a part of me.  I love the city, too, don't get me wrong... but I feel at 'home' when surrounded by nature.  That is exactly how I feel when I got the opportunity to shoot two Cedar Hill State Park engagement sessions. Cedar Hill State Park has a section call[...]

Texas Discovery Gardens Wedding | Christin & Bryan

I cannot believe that it has been a whole year since this gorgeous Texas Discovery Gardens wedding. Christin & Bryan are both teachers for Dallas ISD, and I love my teacher clients.  They are kindred souls!  So, it was wonderful getting to work with them on their wedding day. We had a bright and beautiful day, perfect for a June wedding.  The trees[...]

Cameras Don't Make Images, Photographers Do!

I often get admiration for the heavy-duty equipment I carry at the weddings I photograph.  I receive compliments like, "THAT is a camera" and "I bet your camera makes great images."  Now, I have to admit, my equipment is pretty bad@$$!  I mean, check it out! Now, I will take a second to brag about my "baby" (WARNING: technical geek-talk ahead.)  She i[...]

Dallas Engagement Session | Alyssa & James

One of my favorite places to do a Dallas engagement session is at Trinity River Overlook Park off of Commerce.  There is a great bridge that runs across the riverbed, an amazing view of the city, and a breathtaking sunset!  What more could you ask for? This session holds a special place in my heart.  Let me tell you how I know Alyssa. When I first star[...]

Free Photography | Referral Rewards

Do you want free stuff? Who doesn’t? The best “Thank You” you can give me is a referral. To show my appreciation, I will pay you in gift certificates for products and services for Christina Truelove Photography. No limits and no expirations! Review me on Facebook, Google +, WeddingWire, Wedding Channel, OneWed, Gig Salad, and Yelp | $25 each Refer a port[...]

Engagement Session Tips

Wedding Photography is all about telling your story, and your engagement session is no exception.  This session may be your first professional portraits as a couple, as well as the first time you get to work with your wedding photographer, so make it count.  Go all out and make it all about you.  Here are my engagement session tips. 1.  Location - Don’t lea[...]