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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The McKinney Cotton Mill and Greek Orthodox wedding

The McKinney Cotton Mill and a Greek Orthodox Church wedding are usually not mentioned in the same sentence. Weddings, though, are all about making things unique to you. The venues chosen are super important to couples. Ethan and Dimi wanted to include their love of the look and style of the McKinney Cotton Mill with the tradition of Dimi’s home church.  So we began in a traditional Greek Orthodox church with a traditional ceremony.  After performing the traditional Greek orthodox rituals, the priest pronounced them husband and wife. This concluded the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church ceremony. 

At the McKinney Cotton mill we began with photos on the 2nd floor of the mill. The giant windows, columns, and massive amount of light made this the perfect spot for photos! After this, we headed to the reception room at the McKinney Cotton Mill to start the celebration. They started with their first dance and then opened up the dance floor for some traditional Greek dancing. The floor was packed all night! 

It was so fun to combine their church traditions with The McKinney cotton mill! These two had such a fun wedding day and left their wedding in a sports car towards downtown McKinney. Here is a preview of their wedding: 

Colton and Whitney’s Summer Wedding at the Springs McKinney

The summer heat didn’t stop Whitney and Colton from the outdoor wedding they dreamed of at The Springs in McKinney. It is always fun to be around couples whose love shines and they are just happy to get married! The wedding isn’t the end…it is the means to marriage. And you could tell that these two cared deeply about each other! 

It began with an outdoor summer wedding officiated by the bride’s step dad. We only had a few minutes before the tears began to flow. Everything about this wedding showed how much everyone cared about them. Following the first kiss they headed indoors for the reception at Stone Hall. There was drinks, dancing, food, and fun. The genuine joy on everyone’s face was something I will remember. Here is a preview of their day at The Springs

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Karlie and Spencer got married at Avalon Legacy Ranch!

Avalon Legacy ranch was where Karlie and Spencer chose to have their wedding. As a wedding photographer, a venue like Avalon Legacy Ranch is an exciting place to photograph. Acres of land to explore with a pond, woods, paths, and charm everywhere! 

After their engagement session at White Rock Lake in Dallas, I knew these two would be a blast at their wedding! And I was right! They were all smiles and tons of fun! You could tell these two and their guests were ready to celebrate! After their outdoor wedding at the outdoor chapel, we headed to the patio for the reception. Their was joy everywhere, and you could really tell these two were thrilled to be married! Here is a preview of their wedding photos out at Avalon Legacy Ranch. 

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