A Wedding with Creative Fun // Eldorado Country Club, Mckinney, Texas

Jason and Andrea began to build the foundation for their marriage at the Eldorado Country Club in Mckinney at their March wedding…. And we’re not just talking about with legos! :) These two engineers wanted their wedding to be captured with creativity and fun, two attributes that would describe the both of them well. We nailed it in their engagements, we could certainly do it in their wedding! https://ryanodowd.com/andrea-jasons-creative-engagement-shoot-bonnie-wenk-park-downtown-mckinney-tx/ Their personality in these photos shine through clearly. This is what I am all about: Photographing couples in such a way that the photos portray them in their own real and authentic way.

Pre-wedding photos were a blast as I caught a lot of fun moments on camera with the couple and their family being themselves. Instead of doing a first look, Andrea and Jason wanted to have a photo of them around the corner from each other holding hands. This would keep the old tradition of the groom seeing the bride for the first time on their wedding day only when she would walk down the isle.

The ceremony was bright and beautiful with color, sunshine, and the joy on these two’s faces. I never get tired of seeing a groom light up when his bride begins the walk down the isle. Each bridesmaid and groomsmen wore different shades of summer pastels to match the daisies that traced up and down the isle. The excitment of the crowd added to the vibrant decor as Jason and Andrea danced their recessional after tying the knot.

The photos portray so much of Jason and Andrea’s fun-loving and comical personalities… and especially their excitiment and anticipation of this awesome day!

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Artsy Arboretum Engagement Shoot// Dallas, Texas

Deep Ellum and the Dallas Arboretum was a great choice for Joel and Lauren’s engagement session. They wanted something artsy while also sticking with some nature to go with their wedding at Mitas Hill Vineyards in the Spring. With Lauren’s mom being a publisher – high quality and creative photography was very important…so that is what we went for. We had a blast walking through the city and enjoyed the nice weather as we finished at the arboretum.

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A Beautiful Beginning// The Venue at Waterstone, Mckinney, Texas

The Venue at Waterstone is a rustic wedding venue north of McKinney that combines a beautiful scenery with a true Texas feel. The barn is breathtaking. It is large & open… built with authenticity and elegance in mind. The photographer in me just wants to stay there all day shooting…but I don’t think the owners would like that :)

When Grayson and Emily talked to me about their wedding at The Venue at Waterstone, I was super excited to be the photographer there again. They were just the sweetest couple who wanted nothing more than to have a wedding that celebrates their beautiful beginning as husband and wife. And as I have gotten to know them over the past year – I was excited to celebrate with them!

The got married on the island of the venue surrounded by water. A harpist played as Emily walked down the aisle in her wedding dress. From there, her dad officiated the weddings, her soon to be sister in law lead in a worship song, and the rest of the family was in tears as this amazing couple tied the knot. It was a marriage that was celebrated and awaited by many… What a beautiful wedding! Here are some of the photos from the day.

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Sunset Engagements// Adriatica Village, Mckinney, Texas

A sunset engagement shoot. That was the hope of this Mckinney engagement session at Adriatica Village. But as they arrived, the clouds rolled in and I kindly told them that the sunset was unlikely. We went through the shoot and it was going amazingly! We got great shots and everyone had a blast. I packed up my bag, turned around to say goodbye, and my jaw dropped. They turned around and we all just marveled at one of the most beautiful sunsets we have ever seen. So the session wasn’t over! You want to see the sunset picture we got? Check out the pictures below! This is a photographers dream!

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