This first image was the original inspiration for this particular post. I loved the clear narrative all wrapped up in a single image — Kelly prepping for her wedding in her parents’ home while the dress she’d wear to walk down the aisle to Nic waited patiently for her to put it on in the next room. Once I had grouped my favorites from Nick and Kelly’s wedding together for a blogpost I soon realized that quite a lot of them were in black and white too. Then it hit me — why not an entire blogpost in black and white?

I appreciate the simplicity of black and white, how with the color gone you’re given the opportunity to pay more attention to the composition of each frame. I’ve also always been drawn to the mood a black and white edit naturally brings to an image. Lastly, I just really enjoyed that narrowing my options down to only the black and white ones forced me down from my usual 200+ image blogposts hahaha.

So here you are. A wedding day in the bride’s small hometown where the warmth from both sides of their families flowed into each and every facet — one example being the Nic’s dad, two little brothers + his cousin making up 4/5ths of the groomsmen.

A story told in black and white.

I will forever love a goofy sibling photo.

I can’t remember exactly what this little boy was yelling, but I vaguely remember it being some form of greeting to Kelly + Nic once the ceremony had started. His laughing eyes and the dad’s sheepish smile are my favorite parts of this one.

Hannah + Jonathan will always have a most special place in my heart. I’ve known Hannah since college and have always been both impressed, as well as personally blessed, by how fierce an encourager she is. I met Jonathan when I had the joy and privilege of documenting + witnessing their proposal, their engagement as well as their wedding. Because of the season of life I was in during the majority of that timeframe (they got engaged when my daughter Juniper was very much a NEWborn + I have a distinct, sweet memory of having to wake my sleeping squishy baby to kiss her goodbye before I left the morning of Hannah + Jonathan’s wedding) I sadly didn’t get most of those images up on my blog. That first year of my daughter’s life was such a (happy) blur and I was doing my best to balance work + life in this starkly different season of life that I had to learn from scratch how in the world to navigate (MEANING like a grand total of four things got blogged that year hahahah). But oh, what joyful memories Hannah + Jonathan’s proposal, engagement, wedding are for me though. I’ll never, ever, ever, ever be able to wrap my mind around the blessing of being entrusted with capturing those for them. So when Jonathan reached out recently about surprising Hannah with a session just because around some of the same spots we hit up at their engagement session two years before (SWEET HUSBAND POINTS, AMMIRIGHT?) I was immediately on board. Here are a few of my favorites from that session around Denton.

I’ve also had the distinct pleasure of seeing Hannah start her own wedding photography business and just BLOSSOM in that. I am so proud, just as a friend, watching her excel and thrive. You can view her work here.


Burgundy + velvet + greenery OH MY! Shelby + Cameron’s wedding at the McKinney Flour Mill was a dream — one that I’m excited to share a little peek of with y’all today.

During Shelby’s father’s toast he called his wife up next to him in honor of their 30th wedding anniversary three days after — their tenderness with each other on the day their daughter got married has stuck with me.


Each & Every Detail

 Tracy Melton Artistry

Holly Viles Design

 La Tavola Linen Dallas

 Lattes on Location

 M&M Event Rentals – Dallas

 RENT MY DUST Vintage Rentals

 Simply Music Entertainment

 LeForce Entertainment

Sweet Somethings by Ashleigh

Mckinney Flour Mill

Alternative Wedding Services

Black-Tie Babysitting

 Gils Elegant Catering

HD Liquid Catering

 Knightsbridge Vintage Motors


I got an e-mail from Nikki about a month after sending her her bridal portrait gallery and in it she wrote

“So I’m looking at the bridal portraits for the millionth time, and I just want to thank you. I can’t help thinking about showing these to our kids someday when they’re planning their own weddings.”

And it made me smile. I get that feeling myself sometimes myself when I look at photos, like, “These. These are the photos I want my children to hold on to as their favorite photos of their momma.” I love looking back at photos of my mom before I was born, or from when I was really little before I could actually form my own memories of her. It’s like little peaks back into her world, like getting to know her just a little more than before.

Oh, Nikki, you and me both would love for these to be photos you show your future children years from now.


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