Stay within your wedding budget

No one has limitless money, as nice as that would be.  Regardless if your wedding budget is $50,000 or $5,000, you are doing your very best to stick to it, and it isn't always easy.  The bride magazines all give you advice on cutting out one thing or another, and some of that advice you just aren't willing to take.  So, here are some of the points I used whe[...]

What to wear to an engagement session

Engagement sessions are my favorite.  I love capturing the love that my couples share and telling their story in such a unique way. One of the questions I get the most is what to wear to an engagement session.  So, here are a few things to think about when coming up with your engagement wardrobe. 1. Choose one or two outfits - First, you should limit your[...]

Amy & Jesse's Engagements at Sundance Square

I am just a little behind on blogging all of these awesome client sessions in which I have been a part of recently.  The last few months have gone by in a whirlwind of beauty and activity, and I am excited to have a few minutes to share all of the pretty.  First up will be Amy & Jesse's engagements at Sundance Square. Amy & Jesse aren't getting ma[...]

What to expect during the wedding | Johanna & Fred's Catholic Wedding

One of the things that my brides and grooms want to know is what to expect during the wedding day.  After all, they have never done this before, and I have a bit more experience.  So, I thought that it might be useful to walk you through a day in the life of a wedding photographer!  =) I will be using the gorgeous wedding of Johanna & Fred.  I picked [...]

Vendor Spotlight: Providence Place Bridal

I am starting a new series of blog posts to spotlight the amazing vendors in the wedding industry that go out of their way to serve brides all around the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.  The first one on my list is one that I have worked with the longest. Providence Place Bridal is the best place in Dallas to buy a wedding dress. I have known Lynette of Prov[...]

Bridal Show Survival Guide - For the Groom

Sorry ladies, you have a TON of websites that tell you all of the amazing bridal show tips that you should be doing before hitting these fairs and expos.  Everything from setting up a dedicated email account for your wedding to printing off labels with your name, contact information, and wedding date.  You have heard it all before.  Now, it's the guys' turn![...]

Brag about your proposal and win a session

Did you (or someone you know) say "YES" this holiday season, this year, or even this decade?  Share your story, and of course pictures, on social media using #trueloveproposal for the chance to win an engagement session in/around Dallas! I am happy to go first.  I was a Christmas proposal ELEVEN years ago!!!!  After unwrapping all of our gifts on Christma[...]

Stephanie & Michael's Reflections on Spring Creek Wedding | Plano, TX

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  And one thing I am so very thankful for would be my wonderful, sweet couples.  Stephanie & Michael are two of the funnest and kindest, too.  It's only appropriate that I create their Reflections on Spring Creek wedding post on this day. I have had the privilege of getting to know Stephanie & Michael over the last year.  I wa[...]

Kristy & Mike's Holy Trinity & Trinity Groves Wedding | Dallas, Texas

I love it when I get to know couples from the very beginning.  Mike called me to photograph his proposal to Kristy at their church, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in downtown Dallas.  Kristy was so surprised.  What a great moment!! After doing two fun and unique engagement sessions with them, I simply adore this couple.  They are just the sweetest people an[...]

Adele & Travis's Wedding | Occasions at Stone River Wedding

As I was preparing this gorgeous Occasions at Stone River wedding for the blog post that I am currently writing, I was thinking of how fortunate I am to be able to capture love in the purest form.  This isn't just a 'job' or an 'event'.  It's not even really "just" a wedding, this is the start of a family. Adele & Travis's family began a few years ago[...]