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Engagement Portraits

The primary reason we love engagement portraits is that it is our opportunity to get to know you before the wedding. We learn about how you are as a couple, what makes you feel awkward, what makes you laugh and how you look best on camera. It helps a lot when it comes to the wedding day because you will know what it’s like to be on camera, how we help direct and pose and you’ll feel confident we’re getting amazing images of you. Aside from that you get a fun set of images that you can use and share for the wedding and hopefully they say something about you as a couple.

Many of our clients use them not only in prints but also save the dates and guest signing albums. (Side note: Get rid of that boring guest signing album and make one with your engagement portraits… so much more personal and you’ll love having it on your coffee table after the wedding.)


| What a surreal sight this was as we rolled into a parking lot near downtown Dallas. There was a beautiful thunderhead glowing over the city but I thought using this hill would make it even more dramatic by cutting out everything except the Megan and Nick |



| This image was just a matter of waiting, Kelli and Jeff were such a stunning couple and all we needed was the lights of the city to come on as the finishing touch on the view from out studio building |

Dallas_Engagement_Portraits_0001pintopinterest| I love this view of the new Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and on this evening when we were out with Victoria and Michael for their engagement portraits we got a spectacular sunset over our backs which made the clouds and the skyline sparkle. |


| This picture of Lyndsay and Charlie’s engagement was made at Lakewood Country Club on an afternoon the course was not operating so in essence we had this giant park all to ourselves.|


|This is a session I will never forget because Ellie and Jeffrey invited me to come out on this truly stunning property near Amarillo where Jeffrey works. I could have spent days photographing engagement portraits out there.|


|There is a polo facility just South of Fort Worth and it is a beautiful part of Texas. For Melanie and Wyatt’s engagements we had the run of the place and at sunset I got a little bit lucky when I saw this moment coming together as they were riding their horses out onto the field.|


|This is a great example of how a strobe can balance with natural light to allow the sky and clouds to render beautiful even though they are in shade.|


|Valerie and Mike brought this blanket along for their engagement session and I thought it was such a beautiful prop. As the light was waning over the water they turned and just tried to soak up the last heat of the day and I love how intimate it feels.|



|We love dogs and I think if you have a puppy bringing them along for your engagement session is such a great idea. The only tip I have is to have a person to take them or a place to put them up so we don’t have to worry while we take images without them.|


|This area has proved to be such a great place for portraits, right in the heart of the Dallas Arts District and I love playing with reflections. This image required a little bit of strobe to set them off but I love the chaos of it.|


|Love these custom boots|


|This was the place Jeffrey proposed… what an awesome idea|


|Close up images are really important to have and I love using natural light with the sun rim lighting  for a soft glowing look.|


|I love black and white. This image just reminds me of  spending long summer nights together watching the sunset and the stars.|


|This is a view from the rooftop of our studio building… Dallas has  gorgeous skyline and you feel right on top of it from so close.|


|The polaroids were taken with my old film camera and we took a private tour of Ranger stadium for Megan and Matt’s engagement session. Such a great idea.|


|Late into the Fall Dallas really comes alive for portraits and this engagement session hit it just right. Beautiful light and an amazing Texas sunset.|


|How can anyone not love The Dallas Arboretum as a portrait location? This was close to the May flower festival when the park is at the peak of it’s color for the year.|


|I have been in love with Main St. in downtown Dallas for so many years but there is something magical about the area right in front of Neiman Marcus that just feels so cosmopolitan and romantic that it just can’t be beat.|


|We love a great family portrait with your furry babies!|


|From the rooftop… high contrast black and white|




|Love this image made with a little hit of strobe light coming from behind them.|


|Beautiful summer light… Natural light when it’s right is just sweet.|


|I love this Turtle Creek park and the cobblestone bridges.. it’s got an amazing hidden garden kinda feel for an engagement session.|


|This is a park out at Lake Grapevine… last light of the day under the trees. I’m a sucker for these landscape type images that include people.|


|I love this sweet image of Ashley and Sebastien and the holiday lights they brought were a sweet touch for this winter time engagement session.|

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