Catie Senior Kansas Outdoors Fun Shoot Senior Photos with Her Car Catie’s Senior Shoot

It was hard to get Catie to light up, at first. Then I figured out what to talk about with her, her car, she loves that little red hot rod. I noticed the back tires were a little low on tread, I wonder why that is… :) Catie’s senior shoot was a lot of fun, she had a great time being photographed, and it was fun to be outside of Frisco and Dallas for that matter for this one.

We had a great time with Catie, and the photographs are awesome...

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Jessica Kyle Engagement Kansas Army Groom It's Trampolines and Tanks for Jessica and Kyle’s Engagement Photos

Stacia grew up on the same street as Jessica, and their families are now so close that you can’t really tell they aren’t actually related. We are shooting Jessica and Kyle’s wedding in June and we’re really looking forward to it. So for their engagement Stacia and I flew up to Kansas, went back to their home town and shot a few in the old neighborhood. Kyle is Army bound, so it was nice of the park to let us use the tank for a few shots! :) I am only posting the rated PG pictures here, email me for the rated R versions, okay, PG-13! ;)

I think we will have to get a trampoline in all of our shoots from now on, that was hilarious.

Seriously, we really enjoyed rushing around trying to beat the sunset with you… thanks for letting us capture this special time in your life… I hope...

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Stephanie Strunk Kansas Senior Camo Amazing Tractor and Train Tracks at Stephanie’s Senior Photo Shoot

LStacia and I flew up to Kansas for this one, well, really for several shoots. Nothing like working on your birthday… Happy Birthday Stacia!!!

Stephanie was a natural, tons of fun, and willing to try all of the poses we could throw at her. She forgot her bow, and no I don’t mean hair-bow, I mean bow, as in, bow and arrow… next time I guess. Thanks for being such a trooper Stephanie, I hope you had as much fun as we did making these...

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Lisa Jake Engagement Session Old Fashioned Clean Couples Photography with Lisa and Jake at Dallas' West End

Lisa and Jake had been married for a year but never had the opportunity to have engagement photos taken. Of course they had their wedding photos, but they wanted something with an artistic twist that was more of who they were on a day to day basis. We met up with this lovely couple to capture the Dallas skyline at the West End. We chose to start this shoot a little later than normal in the evening. After all, their goal for this session was to walk away with “art” for their empty walls at home. Evening/night shoots are GREAT for capturing unique photographs, the beautiful sunset gives amazing backdrop opportunity and as it darkens, the Dallas skyline lights up, allowing for romantic and passionate images. At the end of the night, they walked away knowing they would have some spectacular pieces to hang up on those empty walls at home...

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Schad Family Portraits Dallas Arboretum Botanical Garden Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Patch Photography with The Schads

The pumpkin patch….wait, no, this is all about the Schad family. Well, mostly about Lauren! The Dallas Arboretum has a wonderful fall setting in October and we made good use of the scenery. Robert is a good friend and they were looking for some playful portraits of their precious little girl. We managed to snap a few family photos too! At first Lauren was a little shy and reluctant to let go of daddy. She came around eventually and we caught her wandering through the pumpkin patch and the floral gardens, she is absolutely adorable! This little beauty ran around, played and at one point you’ll notice she was determined to drench dad with a water feature. Tyler, Robert and now Lauren too are Arsenal “Gooner” fans. Lauren sure...

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Jennifer Nick Tie The Knot Glamorous Stonebriar Country Club Wedding with Jennifer and Nick

The nuptials of Jennifer and Nick occurred on October 10, 2009 at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas. The setting was perfect…the ceremony took place overlooking the gorgeous golf greens and with various water features the views were stunning. On top of such an amazing scenery, a string duo added elegance to this classic and intimate wedding. These two were fun-loving, outgoing and all about enjoying their moment of a lifetime. It was a wedding where all who came celebrated this couple...

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Meredith Richard Tie The Knot Magnificent Annunciation Episcopal Church Wedding with Meredith and Richard

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! That is all I can say about this wedding. Meredith and Richard exchanged vows at the Annunciation Episcopal Church in Lewisville, Texas. This church was special to the couple, as Richard’s father was the Officiant and a beautiful garden on the grounds dedicated in loving memory of his mother. It was very easy to see how much love they have for one another. These are two of the most kindhearted and compassionate people, such an amazing duo. The marriage was sealed with a kiss...

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Stephanie Jason Fun Wedding Train Tracks Trendy Train Photography with Stephanie and Jason

This wedding will be one I never forget and here are just a few of the reasons why! Stephanie and Jason are absolutely hilarious people with the best attitudes I have ever seen on the “biggest” day of their lives. You know the saying with weddings that “not everything will go as planned” and you should be prepared to let those things roll off and enjoy the day anyway….well, this is exactly what Jason and Stephanie did. Tyler and I arrived at the South MacArthur Church of Christ in Irving, Texas at approximately 10:30 am, to begin photographing pre-wedding events. The ceremony was scheduled to start at 11:30 am. Our “photo” itinerary for the day, provided by the bride, states she will be at the church at 10:30 am to get ready...

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Meredith Bridal Shoot Sparkling nice Delaney Vineyards Bridal Session with Meredith

Stacia and I met Meredith and her Mom at Delaney Vineyards for a few bridal portraits. Things did not go exactly according to plan, to say the least. We had a dress alteration issue and we could not get inside the venue, no matter how loudly we knocked! Props to Meredith, for sucking it up and letting us shoot through the pain! We “fixed” the dress with some hardware we found laying around, and just waited out the venue proprietor (we knew she was there, her car was in the parking lot) and in the end...

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Meredith Richard Engagement Crazy Hot West End Dallas West End Engagement with Meredith and Richard’s

So we went to the West End with Meredith and Richard, had a few drinks and started shooting. Man it was crazy hot, but we powered through it and only had to stop once for water. I was drenched, but they looked great all the way through. We are really...

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Christina Cayden Caryss Family Portraits Beautiful Family Photography with Christina, Cayden and Caryss

Christina and offspring came to visit Stacia and I this weekend. We had a great time. We had to use this opportunity to take a few family pictures. We didn’t go far, just the backyard, the kids didn’t want to be too far away from “Rock Band”, which I am sure was the...

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Gail Richard Wedding Day Fantastic Evening Garland Country Club Wedding with Gail and Richard

In July of 2009, we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Gail and Richard. We arrived at the church early to capture the wedding party getting ready and to take some of the more traditional posed pictures of the guys and then the girls prior to the ceremony itself. Following an old tradition, this couple did not want to see each other until the ceremony. I always love to see the groom’s expression when he sees his bride for the first time; it’s such an emotional moment. They proclaimed their love for one another by exchanging vows at the United Methodist Church of Garland. It was a beautiful ceremony, and afterwards everyone headed to the reception, which was held at the Eastern Hills Country Club of Garland...

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Tara Ryan Big Day Amazing Couple Marine Ryan asked and Tara Said Yes

Stacia and I had a great time being part of Tara and Ryan’s big day. They are an amazing couple and so much fun to be around. Thanks again guys for having us, and a BIG thank you to Ryan for your service...

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Karen Rob Tulsa Wedding Happy Weekend Tulsa Wedding for Good Friends Karen and Rob

Stacia and I were invited to Tulsa this weekend to take part in and shoot Karen and Rob’s wedding weekend. We had a blast, and I am so glad I got to be part of it. Congrats guys...

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Tausha Raymond Engagement Downtown Dallas Cool Urban Edgy Edgy Engagement with Awesome Couple Tausha and Raymond

Stacia and I met up with Tausha and Raymond downtown this evening to shoot their engagement. Tausha gave us strict instructions to make it edgy, cool and urban. She emphasized nothing cheesy, so we went to town (literally) and here’s what we made, note the lack of cheese! I can’t wait to shoot their wedding, it’s going to be a blast. Bring the VW Raymond, it would...

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Kim Bob Wedding Old School Fun Awesome Chestnut Square McKinney Wedding with Kim and Bob

So my coach and keeper tied the knot this weekend, and Stacia and I were there to capture the whole thing. It was a lot of fun, and the photographs turned out awesome. I tried to make them look old school...

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Carrie Grace Ashley Children Flowers Cute Children Photography Ideas with Carrie, Grace and Ashley

Stacia and I met up with Carrie and the girls for a quick family shoot this evening. They were passing through Dallas on their way up to Tulsa, and Carrie needed a few shots to put on a purse. Yes, that’s right, I said purse. I didn’t even know you could do such a thing, but...

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Angela Jon Wedding Wales Manor Vineyard McKinney Wales Manor Vineyard Wedding with Angela & Jon

Angela and Jon asked us to shoot their wedding at the Wales Manor Vineyard up in McKinney, TX. We had a wonderful time. I love the shots with the horses, who were all to eager to pose for us. They literally ran over to the fence to get in the frame. It was pretty funny!

Congratulations guys, enjoy...

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Visiting An Old Friend Wales American Flag Visiting an Old Friend

I just returned from the UK where I was able to take a break from the Arsenal Futbol Religious Experience (more on that in a future post) and visit an old friend in Wales. My friend Mark died on the 16th of April in 2003, at 29. Mark and I share the same birthday, May 25th, so it was fitting that I was able to be over there for it. I was able to stop by and refresh his cache of American flags that Kristel, his wife (or I guess widow, which is still hard for me to say) sent over with me. I took these shots of where he now rests, which is just across the street from the house he grew up in. Here is his beautiful view of the Welsh...

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Whitney Michael Wedding Spectacular Surrey House Whitney and Michael's Wedding in the Rain

A little rain couldn’t lessen this wonderful day. Whitney and Michael tied the knot at the Surrey House, and invited us to be their photographers. We had a wonderful time doing it, and it was a lovely wedding, rain and all. Congrats guys, and thanks again for having...

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