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I’ve been shooting weddings for 10 years now. One of the things that you quickly realize is that the day flies by. Most couples are bounced from person to person and moment to moment without even realizing it. That was not the case with Brooke & Justin. These two were so present on their day. It seemed like every time I turned around they were having a genuine conversation with someone new. I LOVED seeing their support group celebrate their day with them and I loved even more how much Justin and Brooke soaked up every second of it.

True story: I NEVER get tired of photographing weddings at the Villa di Felicita. This place is amazing. They make my job easier and your day so much more amazing.

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CS Cutting Company out of Longview did some magic on hair & make up.
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A bit of First Look goodness.
(I also love when couples exchange little gifts during this time.)

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La Bella Blooms crushed it with the flowers. Ashley and her team are super nice. You should totally get in touch with them if you want pretty pretty at your wedding.
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These fools had a bridal party of 30 people. I’m not sure what is more amazing, that I was able to get a photo of all of them at once before the kids melted down, or that Brooke & Justin had meaningful interactions with each of them. ;)

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By the time we got back around to the guys, this little man was done. He wanted no part of the photos, but I was able to snag one of him as he bolted for an exit.

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Designs by D’Anne. Keeping brides happy and wedding photographers chubby for many many years. Yummy.

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(Also, if you like words on walls, floors, and other places, Tyler Uplights and CMB DJs are you jam.)

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Hey remember that little dude. Guess what? Once he got a sucker, he was good to go.

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Justin and Brooke both work for the SMU football program. He coaches and she recruits, so of course they had the film crew for the team film their wedding.

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You know what else is fun at weddings? The Mug Machine!

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Thank you for trusting me with your wedding. You two were such a joy to be around and anytime you want to get all of your friends together and dressed up again give me a call, I’ll be there.

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top 10 2015 | the winners!
top 10 2015 | the winners!

Hey hey, the people have spoken and here are the winners for this years contests.

Engagement: Natelee & Josh. There is something super timeless and perfect about a couple hugging while the dude makes his girl giggle.

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Rings: Melanie & Aaron used these drinks during their ceremony. I’m glad their ring photo was able to include them as well.
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Brides: Liz braved the stupid hot afternoon June heat for her bridal session. It was worth it. (Right Liz?)
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Random: I LOVE this shot of the bride’s sisters and mom documenting their day.
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Mug Machine: Hair makes the best prop.
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Wedding: Breelyn & Tyson had the most perfect outdoor wedding ever. It’s only fair that their perfect outdoor photo win.
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Each year it’s so hard for me to narrow down the categories and pick only 10 photos per section. This year I’m giving you a little peek behind the curtain at some of my other favorites that were not able to make the cut in wedding related categories.

Lots and lots of eye candy below. Enjoy.

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Thanks to everyone who voted and a HUGE thanks to all my 2015 couples. You guys are super generous to allow me into your lives on these intimate days. You are the best.

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top 10 2015 | wedding
top 10 2015 | wedding

It’s that time again. It’s time to look back at some of the best photos from 2015. Everyday we’ll be taking a look at a new category. Voting is open till 8am and the winners will be announced Monday. The winning entries will each receive a 16×20 print.

Today’s category: Wedding

All the other stuff is great, but really, when you get to the bottom of it, weddings are all about two people getting married. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of photographing couples on theirday. Here are a few of my favorites form the past year.

1. Talia & Andrew (Stonegate Mansion)
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2. Stephanie & Max (Lake Tyler Petroleum Club)
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3. Breelyn & Tyson (Chapel Creek Manor)
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4. Katie & Trevor (THE SPRINGS Event Venue)
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5. Kallie & Chase (Pecan Springs Ranch)
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6. Shelby & Damon (The Arbor)
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7. Chelsea & Ryan (Stone Oak Ranch)
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8. Melanie & Aaron (Le Beaux Chateau)
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9. Chasity & Adam (The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)
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10. Heather & Austin (Castle on the Lake)
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top 10 2015 | random
top 10 2015 | random

It’s that time again. It’s time to look back at some of the best photos from 2015. Everyday we’ll be taking a look at a new category. Voting is open till 8am and the winners will be announced Monday. The winning entries will each receive a 16×20 print.

Today’s category: Random

Sometimes it’s the unexpected moment that stand out the most to me from a wedding day. The things you don’t plan for, the tiny details that bubble up to the surface and make your day that much more unique. Here are a few of my favorites form this past year.

1. Decisions
EVERY bride makes odd faces on her wedding day. It’s just part of having 1 million decisions to make. Talia’s was my favorite. She’s such a strong decision maker and always knew what she wanted along the way, that this little moment just made my day.
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2. Creeper
That super tender moment after you just were joined in holy matrimony when it’s just the two of you… and that creeper in the corner.
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3. Ladies Man
Already killing it on the dance floor.
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4. Change
Any bridesmaid who can change a diaper when he girl is wearing THAT should win an award.
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5. Details
Kelsey’s father had overseen the construction of the new sanctuary. The completion came down to the day of her wedding. I love that everything was so new and last minute that they forgot to take the stickers of the windows.
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6. Nap
Sometimes your brides run your bridesmaids ragged.
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7. Savior
I had noticed the cake leaning earlier in the day. During the reception I was looking at it and actually saw it falling over. I ran 20 feet across the room, grabbed the ring bearer’s pillow along the way and caught it before it toppled over. Thus saving the wedding, their marriage, and all of humanity.
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8. Ink
Best garter shot ever?
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9. Faces
Getting married is a serious commitment. You’re still allowed to be silly though.
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10. Selfie
Wedding selfies are great. Wedding selfies with your face full of food are even better.
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top 10 2015 | mug machine
top 10 2015 | mug machine

It’s that time again. It’s time to look back at some of the best photos from 2015. Everyday we’ll be taking a look at a new category. Voting is open till 8am and the winners will be announced Monday. The winning entries will each receive a 16×20 print.

Today’s category: Mug Machine

I love me some Mug Machine. It’s such a great way to get more of your guests involved in your wedding reception. Everyone has a blast in this thing and really…. what better way to celebrate your wedding day by taking a few awkward photos of your friends?

Take a look at the entries then vote at the bottom of this post.

1. Shoulders
Adventuresome groomsmen are the best.
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2. One Sec.
Sometimes the photo while people are getting ready are my favorites.
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3. Bump
Because babies are awesome.
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4. I Am Your Father
You see what she did there, with the hand.
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5. Whip
Because awesome.
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6. Face
Bride & Groom share an tender face sucking moment.
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7. Princess
Everyone loves a good princess movie.
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8. Family
Because family portraits are hard.
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9. Fall
When kids fall onto the backdrop it’s always a fun moment.
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10. Emoji
#kidsthesedays
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