Kyle contacted me a few weeks ago about capturing him pop the question to his girlfriend. He told me a little bit about them, how they met and when he knew she was the one. He told me about this elaborate day he had planned for her leading up to the proposal that blew me away. He booked Jessica and her best friend a limo for the day that took her to get a massage, manicure and shopping spree to prepare for the big night ahead. Kyle decided that Flippen Park would be a great place to propose and he even called to confirm there would be no weddings or events there that day. He and I both arrived quite early only to discover it was the hot spot for all the Highland Park High Schoolers to take pictures before heading to prom that evening. This definitely through a wrench in the plans! There had to have been at least 100 kids, parents and siblings all crowding around the gazebo he planned on proposing in. We waited it out, pushed back their dinner reservations and stalled the limo driver until enough people cleared out just before sunset. I had to put on my bossypants to herd off the lingering parents but we made it happen. I parked my car in just the right location to shoot from the drivers seat so Jessica wouldn't see me but people kept walking between us so I had to hop out at the last second and hide behind a tree so I could hand gesture the passer bys without drawing too much attention. I couldn't hear what was being said between Jessica and Kyle but their body language alone had me tearing up behind the camera. Jessica's parents were watching from a distance and came out to congratulate them after the big YES. We had just enough daylight left for some portraits and a toast before the lovebirds left for dinner in the Reunion Tower. I am so happy for them and that I was able to capture this special event in their lives. Congratulations you two!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
When I met these two lovebirds I knew we would make a great fit. They are so down to earth, in love, sweet and like me and my husband, they love to travel. I had such a good time getting to know them even better during their engagement session. They brought the biggest "puppy" I've ever seen! He was great for his photo op and as a dog person myself, I LOVE when clients include their fur babies in their shoots. We were blessed with the best weather and light and everything was perfect. We started at my favorite park in McKinney before they changed outfits for the rest of their pictures in the historic downtown McKinney. I'm currently designing their engagement guestbook and I think it will be a big hit at their Austin, Texas wedding in June.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A lot of you already know that due to my job as a wedding photographer and love for desserts that I would like to call myself a cake connoisseur...I've never been a real fan of red velvet until I tried Layered Bake Shops cake pops and can I just say oh.my.gosh. As a closet fatty I must share this with everyone I know...it will change your life.* Go visit their newly opened location in Downtown McKinney!
*Probably not, but it's pretty awesome
After over 60 weddings I've lost count of how many veils I've put in, corset dresses I've laced up and broken bustles I've fixed but I love being able to help and always carry safety and bobby pins in my camera bag!