Category: Wedding (not really)

Ashlyn & Mike {married} Stephenville Engagement/Bridal Photographer

Ashlyn and her sweet family have been dear friends for many yeras now.  As you know, I DO NOT DO WEDDINGS, but I was somehow convinced to show up on their beautiful day with a camera 🙂  I wanted to share with you the gorgeous images taken before sunset AFTER their cremony- pure love, happiness, and excitement for the future cannot be staged… this is reall stuff, folks.  My your marriage be blessed with happiness and longevity- love you all!

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Tate & Roy {married!} Stephenville Bridal & Engagement Photographer

You will remember this beautiful couple from their engagement session last fall…..  Well, Tate and Roy got married this spring and just wanted a fun, no pressure, after the wedding session.  I have known Roy for several years now- he helps run his mom’s business, one of my commercial accounts, West & Co Jewelry.  We chose to go to Dublin for a good mix of color and texture.  Check out the rest of their session here

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Destin {bridals} Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas Bridal Portrait Photographer

Let me preface this post by saying : I DO NOT SHOOT WEDDINGS! I DO NOT SHOOT WEDDINGS! I DO NOT SHOOT WEDDINGS!  🙂

Ahhh… that feels so much better.  Ok, here’s the deal- I really don’t have the time to dedicate to shooting weddings right now, and being away from my young family on the weekends, and the stress is just not what I want at this point in my life.  As a bride, you deserve a photographer who can put their whole heart into your special day, and who loves everything about weddings.

On the other hand, I do LOVE fun, personalized portrait/lifestyle sessions.  I understand as a bride you will probably get a better package deal that includes bridals, engagements, and wedding day coverage.  BUT, if you really think that you like my style and think that we could come up with some really fun engagements, bridals, or even boudoir sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact me 🙂  This is when the fun stuff happens!

On to the subject that matters most here…. DESTIN!!!  Destin is a family friend, and our families have several things in common…  We are partners with them on a commercial set of Red Angus, the same set you heard about being in danger at their ranch on Possum Kingdom Lake during the devistating fires last month (you can see some incredible images and story here).  Their home was one of four that was spared out of 50+ in their housing division, and the cattle are ok.  God is good!  They also own Lonestar Ranch and Outdoors in Cleburne, Texas.  This is how we initially met the Cooks, and they have become a valued dealer for Tony’s company, ADM.  More importantly, they have become really good friends. 

Destin married Levi Hardcastle, and they are going to live in Cleburne now.  The theme of their engagement and marriage is “2nd Love,”  and they are living by the verse “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”  Colossians 1:17.   Henley and Carson were both in the wedding last weekend, which was beautiful!  We shot Destin’s bridal portraits in Fort Worth at the historical Stockyards.  We started the session at the Stockyards Hotel, then moved about the area for the rest of the session.  True to her fun, laid-back personality, she wore her silver glitter Toms and insisted on a set of balloons instead of flowers 🙂  The last image you will see was taken after the ceremony when they were getting their wedding party/family pictures taken by their WEDDING photographer….

Thanks Destin for the opportunity!  Click here to see the rest of the fun images from her session in a slide show to music!  Too many good ones to post them all here 🙂

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