I absolutely love this couple (and their whole family), and I was so excited to be able to photograph their beautiful Paradise Cove wedding.

We started out doing their engagement/family session.  Joe has three kids that are just awesome together.  I could just feel the love that all three share for each other, their father, and for Dana.  Now, I don’t normally do family sessions, but this was so much fun!  I only selected a few to use, because you are going to be very bombarded with pictures of their wedding  =)

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After that awesome experience, I was able to photograph Dana’s bridal portrait session at Magnolias in Kaufman.  This is a new venue with lots of character.  These were hard to keep under wraps.. I loved this session so much and I just wanted to share it with the world.  I am so glad she did it really close to her wedding, so I didn’t have to keep quiet long.  =)

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I had never been to Paradise Cove before, but I was really excited when she said that was the venue she booked.  I had been wanting to go out there and check out their sweeping lakeview property, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  It was simply breathtaking!!!

Dana put together a great team of vendors to take care of her on her wedding day.  Check them out. | Venue: Paradise Cove | Cakes: Candy Haven | DJ: DJ MrT | Photo booth: Shutter Booth | Flowers: Friend | Photographer: Christina Truelove Photography (Who else) and I had my amazing assistant that I cannot live without, Elissa, and my awesome second shooter, Ambreen.

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These sisters are so proud of their brother (or they like to tease him…).  Either way, it is totally sweet.

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Ok, so the wind was INSANE.  I had to take a lot more pictures and pray that I get a few without hair in their face… it wasn’t an exact science  =)  I do think that a few looked great, even with the hair.

Can’t you tell how proud Dana’s dad was to be walking is girl down the aisle?

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When Dana’s dad gave her away to Joe, she saw a bee land on her flowers.  Joe is already proving to be an amazing husband by checking to make sure the bee wasn’t a threat.  Already taking care of Dana =)

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Check out that ominous sky!

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They did a neat tradition where they write each other a letter and stick it in a wine box with an important bottle of wine.  At a later time, they are able to read their letters and drink the wine.  Some people reserve it for a bad day.  Others use a particular anniversary.  I think both traditions are interesting!

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This place had a tray of food to snack on while we did pictures!  That is awesome service.

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All these details…. so gorgeous!!!!

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Ok, THIS is the table I want to sit at (below).  Look how much fun these kids had!

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Check out the bottom of their shoes!!

Paradise cove wedding in the spring Paradise cove wedding in the springThis wedding was amazing and I am very grateful that I got to be a part of it.  Dana & Joe, I wish you many years of happiness.  You and your beautiful family were a complete pleasure! *hugs*

 To schedule your session or consultation, email me at christina@christinatruelove.com, call me at 469-432-2245, or visit my booking site!