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  • Hi y’all!

    I'm Shanna and I'm an over-user of exclamation points! I live in Fort Worth, Texas with my sweet husband, Bailey, our two baby kids, and three unruly dogs. I'm obsessed with Instagram, frye boots, and etsy. But more than anything, I'm obsessed with photography! When people ask "what do you do?" I still have a "pinch me" moment when I get to say that I'm a photographer.

    I specialize in fun, fresh lifestyle portraiture, boudoir, and wedding photography in Dallas, Fort Worth, and beyond.

    As much as I try to be one of those really cool photographers that I admire that blog daily, I'm just not. Maybe one day I'll conquer this blogging thing, but until then you can always see sneak peeks of my most recent work over on my Facebook page!

Amber & Jeff’s Modeana Texas Wedding

If I could choose one venue to shoot at every weekend, Modeana Texas would be it. Their outdoor ceremony space looks like something straight out of a magazine with the beautiful arbor with chandeliers and billowing fabric draped throughout it. Amber and Jeff said their vows on the Gazebo under tall trees on a big lush green lawn. The bridal suite has some of the yummiest natural light pouring through the windows, and the guys actually have a spacious area to hang out and get ready in, too! It seems like with a lot of venues the groom and his groomsmen end up with a broom closet to get dressed in, but not here! They have so many small touches that make for great photo ops, too. And the reception hall, oh the reception hall! If you’re looking for a truly Texas style wedding, this is the place to be. Burlap, lace, twinkle lights, a big fireplace, wooden beams throughout, with a whole wall of windows peeking out onto the giant wrap around porch. It’s absolutely everything Amber said it would be at our first meeting and was the absolute perfect location for Amber and Jeff’s wedding!
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Dana & Andrew’s Beautiful Aristide Event Center Wedding

Dana and Andrew’s wedding was at the luxurious Mediterranean style Aristide Event Center and was seriously one of my most favorite weddings I’ve ever attended! They have the sweetest families and the greatest friends and it was truly a night to remember. From Andrew’s Texas Tech ring grooms cake, to Dana’s fun Disney details, to the beautiful chuppah they were married under, there were so many other subtle details everywhere you looked that really personalized their wedding and that made it so much fun for their guests. My absolute favorite part of the night was the Hora! That’s a Jewish tradition where the bride and groom are hoisted up onto chairs in celebration at the reception and it is impossible to wipe the smile off your face when it’s happening!

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The brides, shoes, jewelry, and garter laid out on a red velvet chair at the luxurious Aristide Event Center.

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The bride getting ready at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

A bride and her bridesmaids getting dressed at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

The bridal party dressed in long navy gowns and the bridal bouquet made up of lush, pale pink and white flowers at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

The bride holding her bouquet of pale pink peonies at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

The first look with the bride and the father of the bride at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

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The groomsmen on the steps of the beautiful Aristide Event Center.SLI_0329

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A black and white photograph of the flower girl walking down the aisle at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

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The bride and groom share their first dance together as husband and wife at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

The bride and groom share their first dance together as husband and wife at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

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Bride and groom by the fireplace The bride and groom share their first dance together as husband and wife at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

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The bride and groom doing the traditional Jewish Hora at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

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The bride and groom running through their sparkler exit at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

The bride and groom stop for a dramatic kiss at the end of their sparkler exit at the beautiful Aristide Event Center.

Ariel & Hunter’s Lost Oak Winery Engagement Session

When Ariel first contacted me about being her photographer for her upcoming Bass Hall wedding I was SO excited. Then she told me the date, and I was heartbroken. I had just found out I was expecting again and her wedding date fell just two weeks after my due date. Some mamas might be cut out for working (and working well!) that soon after having a baby, but I sadly am not one of them. She decided to go ahead and book engagement photos with me and I’m so glad she did! We ended up shooting them at the Lost Oak Winery in Burleson and everything could not have been more perfect. Their outfits, her hair, the light, that ring!

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Jessica & Tom’s Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding

Jessica and Tom’s gorgeous purple hued wedding kicked off my 2013 wedding season at the stylish Hilton Bella Harbor hotel in Rockwall, Texas. Even with rain and clouds, the day was beautiful and just perfect! Jessica and Tom are both former swimmers who met at the pool so we of course had to have some fun by the pool with their bridal party photos. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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