Laura and Omar | Magnolia Grace Ranch Winter Wedding

Magnolia Grace in Lenard (east of McKinney and Princeton)  was the perfect location for Laura and Omar’s wedding. They picked the location because of its natural beauty outside, the simplicity of the building, and how many people it could hold. Laura and Omar were expecting hundreds of people to fill the room to celebrate with them and witness their wedding. But COVID.

But COVID has been the unfortunate way to describe how things were supposed to be and how they are. A guest count of 250 was dwindled down to around 60 because of how many guest would have needed to travel far distance to make it to their wedding at Magnolia Grace. Planes and hotels were just too much risk for many, and so they would just join the live feed to still see their wedding. I am so grateful for technology, that even through distance and quarantine, we can connect and be a part of big moments.
Despite the change in guest count, they had a wedding that was full of energy, love, and joy. Those who were able to make it made the couple feel as if there were 250 people there. The energy and excitement was palatable. These two were well celebrated and well loved! What a joy it was to photograph their wedding at Magnolia Grace! Here are some of the pictures from that day:

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School Teacher Engagement Session

Covid and wedding planning is sure a mess for everyone involved. But there is an extra layer of challenge for Larry and Sarah. Two teachers who are trying to figure out their schooling situation all while fitting in their engagement shoot before the virtual + in person school combo platter begins. It is like teaching twice, handling covid, and planning/preparing for a wedding. Crazy! 

With all that going on, it was so fun to just hang out with them. So easy going and easy to talk to. We just strolled through Lakeside & Prather Park and enjoyed an unusually cool summer morning. Spending some time with them was a breath of fresh air after so much quarantine and digital everything. It got me excited about their fall wedding at Avalon Legacy Ranch. Fingers crossed for no more covid hurdles. These hard working teachers need at least 1 thing to go as planned. Lucky for them, they have Each and Every Detail by their side as they plan in these crazy times.

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State Fair of Texas engagement pictures

State Fair of Texas is back! yLast year I got to enjoy the Dallas State Fair with a camera in one hand and a corn dog in the other. These 2 lovebirds love the fair, so they wanted to do a casual & fun engagement shoot their before their Dallas wedding. So that is exactly what we did: played games, rode the rides, ate the food, discovered new things that can be fried, and said hello to Big Tex…all while taking engagement pictures.

So while some people are at their computer wondering: is the State Fair worth it? How much are tickets at the State Fair? What is the best thing to eat at the State Fair? What is your favorite thing to do at the State Fair? Parking at the State Fair. Hours of the State Fair….and many more things that run through peoples heads….we were out just having a blast and making memories!  So cheers to another great year at Fair Park enjoying Big Tex and all this delicious food.
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David and Priscilla | Stone Crest Wedding, take 3

Priscilla and David had perseverance when planning their wedding through the covid pandemic. 
They rescheduled 3 times as they tried their hardest for their international family to be able to celebrate with them. Despite their best efforts, they ended up having to move forward without everyone in attendance. A pandemic that was ongoing and international travel made this a really hard decision. But they were able to finally get married! And that is something to celebrate. 

The had their wedding at Stone Crest Venue in McKinney. Though much smaller than they planned and much later than they planned, it happened! And for those who could make it, it was a celebration to remember! They did it! It was a beautiful wedding. And the vision they had for the wedding came to reality at Stone Crest! Congrats to these two!

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