So I sat and thought for quite a while about which meaningful thing I could say about Sara and Brent to start out this blogpost, or which dear/wonderful/sweet attributes of theirs to compliment first (for they have many) but maybe I’ll just skip that part and let the photos do the talking.

Sara and Brent it was an honor to photograph your wedding day. My heart could seriously not be happier that y’all are husband and wife.

Their venue was Storybook Ranch in McKinney and I just cannot wait to shoot another wedding there because it was just such a fun environment to work with. Bonus: This venue is also the home to River Ranch Educational Charities which helps underprivileged and special needs children.

This next photo I think does a pretty good job of describing Brent — good-natured, kind-hearted and bursting at the seams with love for Sara.

As for Sara, out of all the women in the world Brent holds her high, high, high above all the rest. And I think that says a lot about how wonderful a person Sara must be.

At this point in the day he had not yet seen Sara, but as his facial expression shows, he was very excited for his first look with his bride that was to happen in a short matter of minutes.

After some sweet moments with just the two of them, the wedding party came out to join in on the fun.

Something I thought was particularly special about this wedding day was that a close friend/mentor of Brent’s (Chris, above) was the officiant of the ceremony.

Yah. Flower girl cuteness.

Guys, when I look at photos of the ceremony I seriously cannot help but get so overwhelmed by emotion at how earnestly excited and dearly Brent gazed at Sara the entire time. It was just the very best thing.




This ring-bearer won my heart when I saw him reading his Star Wars comic book in the middle of the reception. He was so caught up in it he never even noticed me take these photos.

Sara and Brent, y’all are beautiful human beings with beautiful hearts which I know will make for a beautiful marriage.

Juli and Jared’s beautiful wedding was set at the McKinney Cotton Mill — a venue I always love photographing. I could not get past Juli’s great attention to detail in every single piece used in her wedding decor. All it it came together so seamlessly and fabulously! I could have spent the entire day photographing each individualized table-setting.

Confession: Juli had two DARLING sisters by her side helping her throughout the entire wedding day process, only I kept forgetting one of their names! Finally Forgotten-name-sister looks at me dumbfounded (with legitimate reason) and says, “It’s ‘Jillian.’ It’s YOUR name.”

I didn’t forget it again after that.

Juli and Jared chose to go the route of a first look — this allowed them some intimate moments alone in the midst of all the wedding day hustle and bustle and also allowed us to take all of the formal portraits before the ceremony because Juli was adamant that she did not want to miss out on their reception that she had put so much effort into. So miss out they did not!


One of my most favorite moments from the reception was when Juli’s father and his college a cappella group serenaded the couple with their soulful crooning.

Jared was even lucky enough to get pulled up on stage with the quartet for a special song!

And Juli just sat there and smiled. Oh, that Juli-smile. So, so beautiful.

Best wishes to Juli and Jared and a lifetime full of attention to all the sweet details along the way.

Sweet Juli got married a little over a week ago, so it is my honor to share her beautiful bridals with all of you lovely blog readers.

Juli’s wedding and bridal’s session took place at the McKinney Cotton Mill.

Everyone should, right now at your computers, applaud Juli for looking this fabulous in the 99 degree building that we were shooting in.

She’s working it in a heat wave.

We had fun playing around with the cute chalk board Juli brought along with her to the shoot.

Juli, you are absolutely stunning. No doubt about it.

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