After my initial consultation with Kaity just about a year out from her wedding, I had already decided that she was an absolute doll and that this Matt fellow she had talked so much about during the consultation was getting a catch of a bride.

But then I met Matt and had to draw a new conclusion: these two are BOTH obviously catches.

Seeing their raw excitement, overwhelming joy, adoration and love all throughout the wedding day caused me to praise Jesus for bringing together such two awesome people.

The wedding ceremony was at the beautiful Robert Carr Chapel at TCU.

And ohhhhhhh my goodness — Kaity did a first look with her dad before the ceremony and it was among the sweetest moments I’ve ever had the honor of documenting.

If you look closely at the above photo you can see Matt literally doubled over with joy at seeing his bride walking down the aisle.

Gahh, I love capturing the moments directly after the ceremony when the couple gets to soak-up/celebrate all that just took place.

After finishing up all the post-ceremony portraits we headed on over to the McDavid Studio for the party.

And at the point when I thought Kaity and Matt couldn’t possibly be any more awesome, they broke the news about their plans for a snow cone trailer outside their reception for all their wedding guests to enjoy.

Oh happy day, when Kaity and Matt became husband and wife! I’m so thankful that you would choose me and James to document it all. Thank you, thank you.

Often wedding days are a long time coming, but I felt like I had been looking forward to this one for FOREVER.

It wasn’t that Julieta and Phillip had an obscenely long engagement, it was just that Julieta had been such a present fan (and avid “like”er and “comment”er) on the JZP facebook page and blog for such a long time that I was chomping at the bit to photograph her wedding.

And hopefully that will be the last time I compare myself to a horse in this blogpost.

This June day was truly an all-around sweet day with an absolutely dear couple.

Reason #487 why Julieta is awesome: she wore a Princess Leia garter. This also shows why Phillip is awesome because it means he’s the type of groom who would be really proud for his bride to wear a Star Wars garter.

There is something so fun about a bride getting ready in a whirlwind of bridesmaids with a million hands helping her into her dress and do hair touch-ups. But there was also something so precious in the quiet calmness of Julieta’s mom being the only one there to help get her ready for the wedding day. I very much enjoyed photographing this different pace of “getting ready” shots that yielded a different mood of images.

Julieta and Phillip decided to do a first look on their wedding day and I’m so happy that they did. I’ll actually only be showing a couple of photos of it in this post as I’ll soon be posting about their personal experiences with the first look and will include more photos then.

 The first look allowed these two to take their bride-groom and wedding party portraits at their reception venue — the beautiful Fort Worth Stockyards.

 I loved their reception centerpieces’ use of many mini succulents.

After finishing up at the Stockyards in plenty of time we took off for the Robert Carr Chapel at TCU for the ceremony.

I’m seriously in love with this image of Julieta’s grandmother from El Salvador giving Phillip’s littlest brother a thumbs up right before the ceremony.

I think the above photo may very well be my most favorite recessional photo I’ve ever taken. I love all the genuine emotion showing in Julieta’s facial expression directly into the camera.

After family photos and a few more quick portraits of the bride and groom and wedding party, we were all headed back to the Stockyards for the reception that started off in true Texas style with a yummy bbq dinner.

Julieta is the biggest fan of squirrels that I know, so I made sure to integrate these cute cake toppers into their ring portrait shot.

The DJ pretty much forced the wobble on Phillip but he ended up not being half-bad at it.

 Julieta and Phillip, even just being around y’all together on two occasions, it is evident that y’all are an exactly perfect fit for each other and that always makes my heart so, so happy to get to see!

Thank you for choosing JZP to be there to document your most special day (even before you had a wedding date set :))!

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