I had the honor of photographing these high school sweethearts, Aaron + Sarah, say “I do” at Balmorhea Wedding Venue in Magnolia, TX in February.  In 2017, after I completed the Forge, I worked at Pine Cove camps in Columbus, TX at their middle school and high school camp. This is where I got to work alongside both Aaron and Sarah. Aaron or “French Fly” as we called him is one of the funniest and outgoing people I have ever met. These two have dated for years and I truly am such a fan of them. Sarah is kind and gracious and sweet and it’s so evident that Aaron adores her. Both their families were incredible and the ceremony was so beautiful. Two of their friends sang “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” while Sarah + Aaron shared communion.  If you know me well, you know this is one of my all time favorites, not to mention their friends were insanely talented.

This morning started off with some showers so I was a bit nervous, but the skies cleared just in time for photos, which is always a blessing! This gorgeous ceremony space was back lit which can make clear, light images really tricky, so I had fun playing with some darker shadows and using the direct light to create more artistic shots. I hope you love the photos!

Unforgettable Floral of College Station knocked the florals out of the park. This photo is still my screensaver, almost three weeks later.  Hastings_Details1Hastings_Details3Hastings_Details16Hastings_GettingReady1Hastings_GettingReady11Hastings_GettingReady50Hastings_GettingReady39Hastings_Portraits8Hastings_WeddingParty4Hastings_WeddingParty1Hastings_Portraits24Hastings_Portraits27Hastings_GettingReady97Hastings_WeddingParty82Hastings_WeddingParty70Hastings_WeddingParty160Hastings_Details19Hastings_Ceremony7Hastings_Ceremony8Hastings_Ceremony26Hastings_Ceremony11Hastings_Ceremony34Hastings_Ceremony42Hastings_Ceremony55Hastings_Ceremony57Hastings_Ceremony61Hastings_Ceremony75Hastings_Ceremony67Hastings_Ceremony108Hastings_Ceremony112Hastings_Details22Hastings_Ceremony87Hastings_Portraits37Hastings_Portraits65Hastings_Portraits74Hastings_Portraits82Hastings_Portraits95Hastings_Portraits127Hastings_Portraits125Hastings_Portraits91Hastings_Portraits150Hastings_Portraits167Hastings_Portraits184Hastings_Details49Hastings_Details34Hastings_Details39Hastings_Details24Hastings_Reception41Hastings_Reception17Hastings_Reception55Hastings_Reception147Hastings_Reception158Hastings_Reception244Hastings_Reception198Hastings_Reception188Hastings_Reception104Hastings_Reception267One of my favorite parts about their wedding, besides a beautiful ceremony, was when “We lift your hands in the sanctuary” came on during the reception and everyone was singing along. It was incredible. Aaron is in flight school and so for there send off they had small airplanes and I thought this was a unique and personal touch to this day. (I’m always encouraging couples to do little things that make their day special to them.)

A year in review

I had convinced myself that in twenty eighteen I “probably wouldn’t photograph very much.” But I was wrong and I am glad. When really incredible people invite me into their lives to photograph their wedding, it’s  hard to say no. I am so excited for 2019 and as I look back at twenty eighteen, I am just so unbelievably grateful to these couples for choosing me to be beside them on their wedding day! Dixon_Wedding-21Lauren+Jared-2Lauren+Jared-5Lauren+Jared-4Lauren+Jared-8Dixon_Wedding-102Dixon_Wedding-117Dettman-22Dettman -27Dettman-24Dettman-18Dettman-17Dettman-23Dettman-20Dettman-8Dettman-2Alice+Curt-28Alice+Curt-11Alice+Curt-14Alice+Curt-13Alice+Curt-24Alice+Curt-5Alice+Curt-2-2Alice+Curt-2Family24Portraits37Details4Portraits217Ceremony12Ceremony94Ceremony8Hererema-2-4Hererema-3-4Hererema-11Hererema-7Hererema-2-2Hererema-5-4Hererema-3-2Hererema-5-3Stark-45Stark-41Stark-36Stark-32Stark-31Stark-29Stark-24Stark-20Stark-2Sam+Beth-17Sam+Beth-18Sam+Beth-2Sam+Beth-6Sam+Beth-16Sam+Beth-5Sam+Beth-13Bride+Groom384Bride+Groom367Bride+Groom179Bride+Groom246Bride+Groom365Bride+Groom313Ceremony13


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family mini session

I had a fun mini session just in time for the holiday’s with Lindsey and her precious family! How cute is Tucker?!

Linds is the designer behind LAW designs, so the shoot doubled as a product shoot in celebration of her 4th year in business! Head over to her instagram to see her fun earrings and more photos! (They make great gifts too!)


These images were taken at the Lumen Room studio in Dallas, TX. 

joshua + madison

I had the honor of photographing one of my good friends from DBU, Joshua, propose to his future bride, Madison a few weeks ago at White Rock Lake in Dallas! It’s been so evident, even from afar, that these two are pretty crazy about one another and love each other well. I live with Joshua’s sister and can honestly say, his family is incredible. Madison is lucky to be added to their crew. Also, could they be more beautiful together? I’m excited for all the Lord has for you two, Joshua & Madison!



julie + stafford

I loved getting to photograph Julie and Stafford’s wedding day in August alongside some amazing vendors at Ashton Gardens.

Julie met Stafford’s parents her freshman year of college at Texas A&M. They mentored her throughout school before she ever met their son, Stafford. I mean c’mon.. what a story!!

These two are some of the kindest people I have met and they truly are radiant together.

Julie immediately told me, when we first spoke, that she had been praying for a photographer and was really excited to find me through the referral of another photographer in town. I was bewildered when we first met. How can a couple be so kind, genuine and also beautiful. But here they are.. the new Mr. & Mrs. 2018-09-12_00352018-09-12_00312018-09-12_00162018-09-12_00172018-09-12_00362018-09-12_00152018-09-12_00182018-09-12_00142018-09-12_00192018-09-12_00202018-09-12_00402018-09-12_00422018-09-12_00412018-09-12_00452018-09-12_00432018-09-12_00442018-09-12_00522018-09-12_00462018-09-12_00472018-09-12_00482018-09-12_00492018-09-12_00512018-09-12_00342018-09-12_00332018-09-12_00322018-09-12_00072018-09-12_00012018-09-12_00082018-09-12_00092018-09-12_00102018-09-12_00062018-09-12_00132018-09-12_00122018-09-12_00112018-09-12_00022018-09-12_00032018-09-12_00052018-09-12_00282018-09-12_00272018-09-12_00212018-09-12_00222018-09-12_00302018-09-12_00232018-09-12_00242018-09-12_00252018-09-12_00262018-09-12_00372018-09-12_00382018-09-12_00392018-09-12_00502018-09-12_00542018-09-12_00552018-09-12_00562018-09-12_00572018-09-12_00582018-09-12_00592018-09-12_00602018-09-12_00612018-09-12_00622018-09-12_00632018-09-12_00642018-09-12_00662018-09-12_00672018-09-12_00682018-09-12_00692018-09-12_00702018-09-12_00712018-09-12_00722018-09-12_0073

Abby + John Michael

In June, I had the opportunity to photograph Abby and John Michael say “I do” right outside of Nashville, TN at Long Hollow Gardens Center. I was welcomed to Nash for a few days prior to the wedding by the kindest friends and hosts, making it truly just the sweetest stay! I felt as if I lived there.

Abby was on summer staff with me at Pinecove last year and she is absolutely incredible. Her and John Michael were high school sweethearts and went to UT together. (Go vols?!) Abby talked so highly of JM last summer that I knew he must be awesome and a man of stand up character. All these things were affirmed as I sat at their rehearsal dinner hearing story after story of how incredible and loved they truly are by one of the coolest communities of other high school sweethearts. Apparently their youth group breaded young lifelong sweethearts. haha

Abby, thank you for asking me to be a part of your GORGEOUS wedding day. You are a fearless, confident and beautiful women who reflects Jesus in all you do and I am so proud of you and can’t wait to see you kill it as the regional director for Delight ministries. You also make one stunning bride and are going to be such an amazing help mate for John Michael. This is is way I really love capturing stories, because God designed each of them and He is really good at it.



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alice + curt

Alice and Curt were married at Brake and Clutch Warehouse just east of downtown Dallas in Deep Ellum.  They had friends and family travel in to town from all over to celebrate their beautiful wedding. I was able to attend their rehearsal dinner the night before and heard so many toasts and stories of how much this couple is loved and how well they love and care for their people. It was such a treat! It goes without saying that these two know how to have a party. They are both unbelievably kind and I had so much fun getting to photograph their wedding with some of the most incredible vendors in Dallas. (see below) Edits-234Edits-245Edits-258Edits-276Edits-282Edits-289Edits-303Edits-309Edits-27Edits-34Edits-39Edits-43Edits-57Edits-330Edits-335Edits-339Edits-363Edits-370reception-207reception-215Edits-171Edits-77Edits-88reception-60reception-72reception-91reception-128reception-125reception-5reception-13reception-196reception-41reception-34reception-24reception-155reception-186reception-229reception-246reception-253reception-258reception-269reception-299reception-343reception-347reception-365Edits-166reception-367

Planners: GRO Designs

Venue: Brake and Clutch Warehouse

Floral Design: GRO Designs
Linens: La Tavola
Rentals (Ceremony Chairs): Lawson Event Rentals
Rentals (Stage Facade): GRO Designs
Rentals (Dance Floor): DFW Dance Floors
Rentals (Stage and Chargers): POSH Couture Rentals
Paper Goods: Invited Paperie
Hair and Makeup: Simply Beautiful by Meg
Lighting: Matt with Stage 2
Bridal Cake: Panini Bakery
Catering: CN Catering
Band: TOP
Ceremony Music: Serenata Strings