I can barely contain my excitement!!  Prepare for a long post today!  This gorgeous Dallas wedding is my first destination wedding!!

I first met Michaela and Chase when Chase planned the most beautiful Malibu proposal in December 2016.  Then I visited Dallas a couple months later when I extended my trip to the Magnolia Silos in Waco to scope out the venues early.  Even though we’re in different states, I feel lucky to have spent so much time with them before their wedding day.

I fell in love with the now-newlyweds when they traveled in for the big proposal and I’d been counting down the days until their wedding ever since. They are two of the coolest, most caring people, and they are so much fun to be around.  They are also total naturals in front of the camera, which is no surprise when you find out that they both have a background in television.

While they spent the majority of their relationship in the beautiful city of Dallas, they recently moved to Pittsburgh, PA, where Chase works as a Sports Anchor/Reporter at WPXI.  So for a few months, these sports fanatics were planning this big day from afar!  That’s no small task, and they did an incredible job from the biggest items to the tiniest details!!

Michaela and Chase, thank you for trusting me (+ Casey!) to capture your beautiful day! We had a blast with you two, and loved every minute of it.

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If the color of Chase’s suit wasn’t amazing on its own, it was lined with vintage romance posters… staap!!!  Kudos to the designer/maker André Phillipe

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BEST. RECEPTION. SHOES. EVER.

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HUGE thanks to my mentor and second shooter, Casey!!  And my wonderful friend, Sarah, for putting us up for the weekend!

Thank you to the Sova and Williams families for their warm and generous hospitality!

Also, special thanks to the talented team of vendors:

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When I first met Lindsay and Daniel, it was November 2016!!  So you can imagine the anticipation for their engagement session, and also their wedding day (next May)!  It was absolutely worth the wait.  Lindsay found me by way of my good friend Lisa, after seeing Lisa’s maternity session.  So when we finally met, we spent most of the time talking about DIY and crafting over coffee – no complaints here!  I want Lindsay to teach me her Cricut-ing ways.  What I love about working with them is how they share wedding planning responsibilities equally.  I’ve talked to Lindsay just as much as I’ve talked to Daniel, and I LOVE that.  They are an incredible team!  No surprise there because they were friends for a full year before going on an official first date.

It was SO hard picking some favorites from their engagement session.  I basically should’ve put their entire gallery up here, but here is just a small sampling of my personal faves!

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Lindsay loves kites, and I was all for bringing one as a prop!!  I haven’t flown a kite in forever, but watching them work together to catch some wind, was so fun.

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This next photo makes me go “tee hee” every time, because although I was kind of close to them, you can tell in this photo that they don’t even know I’m there.  They’re sharing the most adorable moment!

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On their first date, he brought her purple flowers… <3

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Cue the perfect song for kite-flying…

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While the dynamic lovin’, personality and interaction between subjects are a HUGE part of a successful photoshoot, so are the outfits.  Yep, I said it, your attire makes a huge difference!  I often get asked where to shop for those timeless and flowy maxi dresses!  Well I’m here to bring you some of my favorite places to shop for those photoshoot-ready maxis.  Here are a few places I recommend perusing…

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Where are your favorite places to shop??

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On the luckiest day of the year (7/7/17), the luckiest boy married the luckiest girl.  And I was the luckiest photographer who was given the honor of capturing it all!  Indah and Will’s wedding couldn’t have been more perfect!  They planned a gorgeous fête – a morning ceremony at the seaside chapel made of glass walls, Wayfarers Chapel, and an afternoon lunch at the delicious Manhattan Beach Post.

Will and Indah, who’ve been together for three years, are both loving, smart, silly and kind people.  In their free time, they love to hike and go on adventures, so they wanted to infuse that into their big day.  Their rustic chic style and venue selections made that a huge success.  But the most important thing to them was getting a chance to greet and catch-up with their family and friends, most of who traveled from all over the world to celebrate with them!

Congratulations Will and Indah!!  Thank you for sharing your love and special day with me.

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One of my favorite bouquets!!  A Touch of Lavender killed it!

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Also, enjoy their wedding day video by Kevin Mamesah of CK Photography & Videography

Special thanks to the talented team of vendors:

 

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