CARMELA + PETER | WEDDING | ST. MONICA

31 January 2011

What a way to start off 2011! We were honored to have been contacted by Peter back in August last year for a short notice opportunity to capture his surprise proposal to Carmela at the Dallas Arboretum. Luckily when they said they had decided to have the wedding locally in Dallas, as they both currently live in Ireland, we were available and jumped at the chance to work with them again.

Such a sweet couple, and a very cool church for the ceremony. Here are some of our favorites from the day and many thanks to Lyly from lylyphotography.com for helping out while Tem was in the last days of pregnancy with our son Luke (more on that in a post soon):

The poster rounds out the scene, as that is Carmela’s first and middle name. I wish we knew the story behind it though.

Carmela said Peter actually drew this of her.

Peter was is good spirits all day long.

St. Monica had awesome stained glass everywhere.

Carmela gave each of the girls a necklace as a gift.

The girls line up getting ready for the trip down the aisle.

The reception at the Hilton Garden Inn was intimate and super fun!

First Dance.

Ok, I have to mention their entertainment for the evening. Radu Cernat, “The Violin Guy” was a one man powerhouse of entertainment, and super amazing at the violin. The reception was super fun, and he made it even more unique.

Check out more of our favorites from Carmela and Peter’s wedding here.

THEIR VENDORS:

FLORAL DESIGN: Imagine Flowers and Décor
DJ: Radu Cernat, “The Violin Guy”
CAKE: Mary King

MADISON + KYLE | ENGAGEMENT

20 January 2011

Another cute couple Scott and I had the privilege to work with recently. Madison and Kyle are going to tie the knot in May this year and we are excited for them.

Here are some of our favorites from their engagement shoot at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum.

BECKY + NICK | WEDDING | OFF THE GRID

7 January 2011

Congratulations to Becky and Nick! What a fun couple! I think you’ll be able to tell that the photos we capture depend solely on the people whose energy we feed off of during a day. Becky and Nick were both super stoked to be getting married and it really showed.

Here are some of our favorites from the day:

Off the Grid, was … off the grid.

But check out the light!

Nick stopped by Target to pick up a card for Becky.

The Bride, Groom, and all the guys had custom Chuck Taylors.

Tem was seeing double.

Becky had a quick snack and saw this pepper shaped like a heart, so she MMS’ed it to Nick.

Still seeing double…

Stuart (Nick’s Son) signing the soccer ball that they had their bridal party all sign. He is such a sweet kid.

Just before the ceremony Becky and her dad have an emotional moment together.

Man there was a lot of family love to go around. ^_^

First dance as husband and wife.

Father/Daughter dance.

Now everyone dance!

The Reception was super high energy… everyone was singing.

Love the look on their faces…

Brother and Sister having fun.

Becky’s brother couldn’t resist going for the bouquet… even with his super “ups” he didn’t get it. ^_^

Check out more of our favorites from Becky and Nick’s wedding here.

THEIR VENDORS:

FLORAL DESIGN: Bows and Arrows Boutique
DJ: DJ Connections

HELLO 2011!!!

6 January 2011

Hello and Welcome 2011!!! This year is going to be a wonderful year, I can feel it in my bones ^_-

Now, let’s start our first post of the year with something Scott and I are so thrilled to be a part of. We were invited by a dear friend to speak to the AVID classes (Advancement Via Individual Determination – http://www.avid.org/) at her school. It’s a program/system for students (fourth- through twelfth-grade) who have the desire to go to college. Whoever that came up with this program = GENIUS! Since some of the kids have no idea what they want to do in life, now they have opportunities to listen and ask questions from real life professionals and figure out what they want to do and how to get there.

Here are a few images that Connie captured using her iPhone while we are chatting with the students.

Scott and I had a great time showing our work and telling them about our passion. They asked us so many intriguing questions about our lives. We were told that typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. We feel privileged to tell them anything and everything is possible if they set their minds to it. Scott and I couldn’t stop talking about our experiences, we feel so blessed with our career we are sharing, with the path we chose and we are hoping we made an impact on some of these kids to look past the mundane and typical career path…. to follow their passions.

The funny thing is, a few weeks later Connie stopped by and dropped off this thank you note from her class. That was just too neat!!! They made our day. Thanks kids!

If anyone of you were to asked to speak to these kids, DO IT!!! You will get more than you give, I promise!

Anyway, we hope everyone is having a good year so far! ^_^