Kellie + Craig | Hot Springs Arkansas Proposal Photographer

On March 17, 2017 I had the honor of photographing the most stunning proposal I have ever witnessed. There were thousands of flowers, dozens of candles, and live music playing on a lake terrace for this perfect moment!  Kellie was absolutely surprised! Her fiancee, Craig, lives in Boston and she thought was simply coming home from a day of fun with her sweet kids. Little did she know what was waiting for her! Great job to all the fantastic vendors who came together in just a few days to pull this off! 
Kellie and Craig, congratulations to all four of you! I hope this beautiful beginning is just that, a beautiful beginning to lifelong adventures together! 

Proposal Planning || The Heart Bandits
Event + Floral Design || Flowers & Home
Film || Tyler Tarver Studios
Cupcakes || Fat Bottomed Girls Cupcake Shoppe



Ang + Kevin | Dallas Engagement Photographer

You may recognize Ang and Kevin from a blog post in August where I posted the story of their proposal which I was SUPER honored to photograph in Hot Springs! I'm looking forward to their Spring Texas wedding, but until then here's a few of my favorites from their winter engagement session! I LOVE that they brought in their super precious pup Hidey--bless her heart, she finally got over her apprehension of me as the "weird human with the camera" (who spoke to her in a baby voice no less--no wonder she thinks I am cray-cray!), and she was the perfect puppy model to be alongside Ang and Kevin. I absolutely love their style, down to their matching Clarks--it's perfectly unassuming and organic--just like their relationship. This foresty park in the DFW metroplex is a favorite of theirs and it was the perfect backdrop for their session! So without any further ado, here are my favorites! Caaaaan't wait until March! 

Shannan + Jeffrey | Arkansas Engagement Photographer

Shannan and Jeffrey can basically be described in one word: joy. Joy practically pours from them, in their speech, their actions, and their lives. It is said joy is contagious and I have to agree, spending time with them definitely leaves you smiling! I haven't known them very long but I was so excited to be able to take their engagement portraits and true to their nature, we had a ton of fun complete with a powder paint battle to end the evening. Shannan and Jeffrey, thank you so much for not only this opportunity but your friendship, I had so much fun capturing this season of your lives! <3

Whitney + Daniel Petit Jean Engagement Session | Arkansas Engagement Photographer

I have had the privilege to know Whitney for about 3 years now, and I am so honored to be able to share her joy as she becomes Mrs. Hamilton! I actually met Daniel as a fellow vendor at our mutual friend Allix's wedding, so it's pretty much a small world! Whitney is from Morrilton so it was only fitting that we go to Petit Jean State Park for their engagement session, AND we even went to the spot where Daniel proposed. I couldn't be happier for these two--except for the fact that she is moving to Missouri--but even with that, Daniel is so perfect for her that everyone knows it is just the absolute best thing. I can't wait for their wintry wedding, this January! Here are just a handful of my favorites from their session!

Kevin + Ang | Hot Springs Wedding Proposal

I received Kevin's initial inquiry about photographing his proposal while I was still in Romania this summer. I was intrigued from the beginning, and the more that I heard about their story, the more excited I was to meet them in person and watch the sweet event unfold! Funny story, I am from the same suburb of Dallas that they are! They both love the outdoors so Kevin opted to propose at the Mountain Tower overlook area--on a beautiful August afternoon that was surprisingly not blazing hot! Kevin had mailed me a rustic piece of reclaimed wood that was special to the two of them and had prepped it with a message to Ang. My job was to plant it on the overlook rock and then camp out and wait for them. Everything went without a hitch, and this is where they not having met me came in handy! Talk about being incognito in broad daylight! Ang and most of her family were there with Kevin. They walked up to the area and he led her down the rock. The rest is history! She was absolutely shocked that he would propose somewhere in a state other than Texas, and the ring was an obvious success! A gorgeous Mia Donna eco diamond in a vintage gold setting. Aaaand check out their wedding hashtag! #willyouberryme Can they be any cuter? <3

Congratulations, Ang and Kevin! It was an absolute honor to capture these moments for you both! I know your wedding is going to be amazing! God's blessings on your new life together!