Bryan & Kimberly | Backyard Wedding

Bryan & Kimberly have a beautiful love story and I loved capturing it.  They choose to do a small celebration at Bryan’s parents’ home and I love backyard weddings!! Bryan & Kimberly have this way of getting lost in each other.  It was so adorable and they made my job really easy. ;)  I’m so glad to have met them and made new friends.  Wishing them all the best and many years of happiness with their new combined families.
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Trip to California | Part 4 | San Francisco

When we drove into San Francisco on this day, there was a complete fog over the Golden Gate Bridge.  Here is a sample of our experience including visiting the Most Crooked Street and Chinatown.  We didn’t make it to the Pier or Fisherman’s Wharf, but, I vow to return with Gabriel for that one.  IMG_4679 IMG_4682IMG_4688 IMG_4691 IMG_4694

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Trip to California | Part 3 | Wine Country

We decided to go to Wine Country since we were so close to the Sonoma-Napa Valley area.  There was a Redwood park there called Armstrong Park that I really wanted to visit.  We came upon Dutton Estate first, a small family owned vineyard with the most charming young man that told us all about the best spots in California.  Then, we somehow ended up at the famous Korbel Winery where we learned all about the process of turning wine into sparkling wine. Who knew it was such an endeavor – fascinating. And finally found ourselves in the middle of the Redwoods where we stumbled upon an old Pottery Farm, Pond Farm Pottery.  Owned by recently deceased Marguerite Wildenhain whose work has been featured in the Smithsonian. We really felt like we were on sacred ground in this little spot of the Redwoods that was closed to the public.  I really hope something becomes of this historical spot. IMG_4496

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Trip to California | Part 2 | 4th of July at Marin County Fair

Part 2.   We went to Marin County Fair for 4th of July Fireworks.  IMG_4344

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Trip to California | Part One

So my husband and I were asked to join good friends of our Leslie and Gary Pierce as they eloped in a beautiful area close to wine country in California.  Here is our first day of arrival.  We picked up our car in San Francisco and drove the curvy highway 1 all the way to Point Reyes.   We stopped in the city for lunch and I had to check out the Arts District.

 

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Tunnels now make me think of Gabriel.   He loves driving through tunnels and I love slowing down the shutter every time.

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The Golden Gate bridge literally wraps its arms around you welcoming all into San Fran.  What a charming bridge. ;)

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Our first morning we ate at the Pine Cone Diner.  The owner has a affinity with the Virgin Mary.  All the food in this town is organic.
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Gaby & Mando Wedding | Mediterranean Villa

I have loved every minute with Gaby and Mando as they have crossed the threshold of marriage together.  They taught me so much about staying excited about the love of your life.  Every single decision they made -they made together and I appreciate that as a true partnership with complete respect for each other.  When I asked them each what their favorite thing was about their mate, this is what they told me:

Gaby:  I loved that he was silly and I found I could be myself 100% around him. His passion for art blew me away and I have always wanted to write children’s books. He was so easy to talk to…he stole my heart.

Mando:  I love that she can be goofy around me. She is very romantic and is always good at planning little getaways. She always liked writing and I always loved drawing. She stole my heart with her stories and I loved that she told me she has always wanted to write a children’s book because I’ve always wanted to illustrate one. I am confident that we will someday be published!

I can not wait to see what these two create together.  So happy for these two!!

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Alexis Nicole | Quinceanera

Nicole Alexis had her quinceanera at the Diamond Oaks Country Club.  Everything was decorated in black and white with ostrich feathers.  Nicole has 6 brothers who all adorned her with gifts for a princess.  Then, we had a dance instructor come out and show us some dance moves. It was such a beautiful celebration! IMG_9912 IMG_9944dress-cake DSC_5914 DSC_5918DSC_5947 IMG_9961 IMG_9983 IMG_9986-Edit IMG_9991 IMG_9998 IMG_0005-Edit IMG_0006

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Alexis Nicole’s Quinceanera Portrait Session

This was my first opportunity to photograph a quinceanera and I loved it!  Nicole is a beautiful girl with an amazing heart! I learned so much about her and her family through this process.  We were able to make her a beautiful yearbook from her dress portraits for her party and for all her guests to sign.  And honestly…..what is better than a princess in a willow tree? modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress IMG_9564-2 modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress modern quinceanera photography dallas texas carrollton portrait dress

Here is the yearbook that Dream Focus Studio made for her guest table!! So pretty!!! More about the party to come…..

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Romeeka Senior Photography Session | White Rock Lake & Deep Ellum

This girl is is talented and so smart. Graduating with honors and wants to be a fashion designer. We had the funnest time together. Congratulations! I know you will be an extreme success on your new journey!

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Twin Cuties Baby Session

What a pleasure to meet these two little cuties. I have not had the pleasure of shooting twins in a long time. Congratulations to Katie and Jared for producing these precious babes.

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