Meagan and Erik’s Dallas Engagements

Meagan and Erik flew in from North Carolina to get their engagement photos taken as well as complete some other wedding planning here in Dallas. The only problem: it rained… and it rained… and it rained. All day long we kept delaying the session in hopes the clouds would give us a few moments of dry for pictures. But it didn’t. And it wasn’t just raining…it was pouring so much that there were rivers in the fields and lakes where there was supposed to be grass.

So what do you do? You buy an umbrella, put on your rain gear, and make the best of it. We started off in downtown McKinney for some pictures on concrete where we could at least avoid the lakes and ponds of water. After some pictures there, we changed into dry clothes and headed over to The Farmhouse McKinney to wade through the water and get soaked while taking photos. We made it as quick as possible before we just couldn’t find a dry spot on us. Meagan and Erik were such troopers! And hopefully all the rain will be out of the system by the time they get married in December at Rustic Grace Estate! But if not, it will just be another adventure in wedding photography. As a wedding photographer, we always have to be on our toes!

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Engagement Photos at the Gardens in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Water Gardens & Botanical Gardens are the perfect spot for a fall engagement session. In Dallas, it is hard to predict when the leaves change color, so when we noticed that this session would be amongst the fall leaves, we were excited! It was a bit cold for our morning session, but not too cold to enjoy some time outdoors. We began at the Water Gardens and enjoyed the place to ourselves. After that, we headed to the Fort Worth Botanical gardens to enjoy the beautiful scenery they have created there. As a wedding photographer, it is so nice to have places like this that are so well kept for photos. Here is a preview of their engagement photos, and we now look forward to their wedding!

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Downtown Mckinney and Myers Park Engagements

Downtown Mckinney and Myers Park were the locations for Megan and Brent’s fall engagement session. A little old town charm with some nature…sure made for some great fall engagement photos. 2 minutes after shaking Brents hand, I could not stop smiling. He was so fun, which was super helpful because Megan could not stop smiling either. We just walked around downtown Mckinney taking pictures and talking about their wedding. Then we got in our trucks and headed to Myers Park for a different look. They were all smiles and so much fun to hang out with! This is another wedding that is circled on my calendar because I am super excited to be a part of it!

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Refreshingly Real Engagment Session

What are the components of a good engagement session? How do you get those photos that are truly candid and real. The photos that ooze with love and laughter? If there was a magic formula…these two must have it. I look back on these photos and just can’t help but smile! So my answer to what does it take is threefold. First, you’ve got to really love your fiancée… Like the “crazy about you” kind of love. Second, you have got to relax and just enjoy it. Have fun. Don’t worry too much about how things are going. That is the photographers job. Just be you. And third, you have to trust your photographer. Some of my best sessions and pictures in dallas and Fort Worth are from couples who deeply trusted me, just like Katrina and Robert. It is trust that allows couples to know that I am working hard to capture them. It isn’t Pinterest or random ideas we seek to capture – it is couples, love, and personality.

Katrina and Robert allowed me to truly capture their love and personality on our chilly engagement session in downtown Dallas. After all the rain, it was nice to see the sun shining and nice to see smiles every time I clicked my shutter. Week after week, I love being a Dallas Wedding photographer. But some weeks I don’t just love it, I am reminded why I do what I do. And Katrina and Robert is a wedding I have circled on my calendar, because I can’t wait to be with them again to capture their love and personality!

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