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Amanda and Steve’s wedding was one of the most heartfelt, laid back, sincere, awesome days. Not only are they two of the coolest people you’ll meet, but their family and friends that surrounded them that day were just as great! There was no stress, no fuss. Just plenty of love, craft beer, a gourmet food truck, a rocking old timey band, and a big white tent nestled between centuries old oak trees at the French Legation Museum. When storms literally blew in and knocked the power out at the end of their reception, everyone was still joyous and on a high from the love the witnessed and celebrated that day. To top it all off, I got to have one of my favorite people ever there to second shoot for me. Nikki has many super powers, but the greatest one is that she can read minds and knows exactly where to be at what moment to get shots that are so great, they make me want to throw my camera in the trash!
Lush white and green florals from Amanda and Stevepintopinterest

Succulent boutonnieres for the groom and his groomsmen at Amanda and Stevepintopinterest

Vintage decor at Amanda and Stevepintopinterest

Sapphire halo engagement ring.pintopinterest

Amanda getting dressed in her lace bridal gown with a delicate beaded belt.pintopinterest

The groom making last minute touches to his handwritten vows.pintopinterest

The bride getting her veil attached by her sister, the maid of honor.pintopinterest

The bridal party in their green bridesmaid gowns looks on at the gorgeous bride.pintopinterest

The bridepintopinterest

The bearded groom.pintopinterest

Amanda, the gorgeous redheaded bride, poses for a bridal portrait at the French Ligation Museum in Austin, Texas.pintopinterest

The bride and her bridesmaids coming down the stairs at the French Ligation Museum in Austin, Texas.pintopinterest

The bride and her bridesmaids dressed in green.pintopinterest

The bearded groom.pintopinterest

The groom and his fellas dressed in gray suits with Converse sneakers.pintopinterest

The bridesmaids wore different shades of green bridesmaid dresses.pintopinterest

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The bride coming down the stairs at the French Ligation Museum on her way for her First Look with the groom.pintopinterest

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Second Shooter: Nicole Riggs Photography
Venue: The French Legation Museum
Engagement Ring and Wedding Band: Tiger Gemstones
Dress: David’s Bridal
Band: The Show and Tellers
Food Truck: East Side King
Officiant: Spike Gillespie
Flowers: Petals, Ink

 

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Heather has become a dear friend over the years. You know, the kind of friend you don’t even have to clean your house for! I’ve been so honored to get to document the big things in her life from engagement photos, to bridal portraits, to her gorgeous wedding, a new house, a pregnancy announcement, and now her maternity photos! This sweet baby girl is so lucky to have Heather and Julian as parents and I cannot wait to document her entrance into the world in a few weeks.

A beautiful pregnant woman in a light blue flow maternity dress poses for her maternity photos in Fort Worth, TX at sunrise.pintopinterest

A beautiful pregnant woman in a light blue flow maternity dress poses for her maternity photos in Fort Worth, TX at sunrise.pintopinterest

A beautiful pregnant woman in a light blue flow maternity dress poses for her maternity photos in Fort Worth, TX at sunrise.pintopinterest

A beautiful pregnant woman in a light blue flow maternity dress poses for her maternity photos in Fort Worth, TX at sunrise.pintopinterest

A beautiful pregnant woman in a light blue flow maternity dress poses for her maternity photos in Fort Worth, TX at sunrise.pintopinterest

A beautiful pregnant woman in a light blue flow maternity dress poses for her maternity photos in Fort Worth, TX at sunrise.pintopinterest

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I’ve known Josh since I was 20 years old! He and his adorable son, Rylan, are two of my favorite people to photograph together. Each time I get home from one of their father and son sessions I beg my husband to let me do photos of him with our kids like this because they are so ridiculously sweet!
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I met this mommy 6 years ago while we were working at the same restaurant. I remember one of many late nights closing the bar and waiting for our manager to check us out at 2am and I had just booked my very first birth to photograph. It was a going to be a water birth at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst and I was so excited! Neither of us were anywhere near having kids of our own, yet I vividly remember Rhianna saying “that’s where I want to have my babies!” Photographing that first birth changed my life in so many ways. It opened my eyes to the awesomeness that is midwifery care and eventually I went on to have my own babies at Gentle Beginnings. Yesterday Rhianna got to realize that dream, too. Rhianna, you are a rock star! I hope these photos give you even the slightest glimpse of the strength we witnessed!

An expectant father supports his partner in labor for her water birth at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst, Texas.pintopinterest

An expectant father supports his partner in labor for her water birth at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst, Texas.pintopinterest

An expectant father and the best midwives support a strong mama in labor for her birth at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst, Texas.pintopinterest

An expectant father and the best midwives support a strong mama in labor for her birth at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst, Texas.pintopinterest

It was at this time that Cheryl, Rhianna’s amazing midwife looked up and said, “Dad, come catch your baby!”

An expectant father gets ready to catch his own baby with the support from the best midwives at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst, Texas.pintopinterest

A new mother meets her baby for the first time after her all natural drug free labor and birth at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst, Texas.pintopinterest“I did it!”

A new daddy gets skin to skin time with his newborn daughter at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center.pintopinterest

Mother, father, and baby enjoying the post partum herbal bath prepared by the best midwives at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst, Texas.pintopinterest

Newborn baby girl gets her newborn exam surrounded by family at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center.pintopinterest

Newborn baby girl gets her newborn exam surrounded by family at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center.pintopinterest

Newborn baby girl gets her newborn exam surrounded by family at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center.pintopinterest

R&J – thank you for trusting me with these memories. It was truly an honor!

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Two years ago I met the Temple family when I got to photograph their daughter Jessica’s wedding. The entire family is just as sweet as they are fun, so I was ridiculously excited when I got the chance to photograph Stephanie’s wedding, too! Chris and Stephanie both share a love of sailing so it was only natural that they would have their wedding at Allure at Chandler’s Landing overlooking the lake and sail boats.

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The Temple family likes to do a different take on the “first look”. Instead of it being a moment where the groom sees the bride for the first time, we arrange it so that there is a quiet moment when the Father of the Bride sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time. Instant tears for me, every time! How sweet is this?!

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Dress Designer: Allure Bridal
Dress Shop: Classy Concepts
DJ: William Ryan for It’s Your Night Entertainment
Floral: Expressions of Decor
Cake: Annie’s Culinary Creations
Venue: Allure Restaurant at Chandlers’s Landing

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