Southern Wedding Photographer

Sophie + Jason | Bohemian Wedding - Ft Worth Botanical Gardens

"It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
                                                         -Vincent Van Gogh

Sophie and I have been friends since we were born, and ever since we were planning our future weddings while watching Star Wars, in between our misadventures where I usually got us both into trouble, I knew that her wedding was going to be something special (Fun fact: Sophie has always threatened to be a bridezilla, but just as I expected, she wasn't deserving of the title in the least). And it certainly was. Sophie and Jason's day was absolutely lovely, complimenting their personalities perfectly. Sophie is a textile artist, and she wove the beautiful backdrop for the ceremony (Follow her on instagram to see more of her beautiful work!), after seeing it in person I decided that I need a piece of art like that in my life. It is absolutely exquisite! And speaking of exquisite, let's just talk about her gown for a moment, shall we? Her custom Game of Thrones inspired gown was probably the most unique wedding gown I have ever photographed. Their day was full of sweet details that were meaningful to their relationship. They both wrote their own vows, and Jason's vows were absolutely tear-jerking. I loved watching Jason interact with Sophie throughout the day. It was evident to everyone just how much he cares for her. 
 A lot of photographers prefer not to photograph weddings of those closest to them, but I must say that this sort is always my favorite. Every time. Without fail, these weddings are dear to my heart, their images resonating in ways that never fail to catch me off guard. And for that reason, remind me to start packing tissues in my lens bag. 
Sophie and Jason, thank you both so much for allowing me to take part in your day, and thank you for being SO patient to finally see these! I hope you love them as much as I do, and I hope that they will be a reminder to you throughout a lifetime of good and not so good days of the sweet beginning you shared. May God bless you both as you begin this next big adventure! 

Angela + Kevin | Vintage, Woods Inspired, Southern Wedding

With them,
home had a face
or rather two.
Wherever they wandered
together was home.

March 20th couldn't have been a lovelier sunny afternoon to get married--typical of Texas spring weather it was bright and breezy. A particularly perfect day for a particularly perfect couple. 

Angela and Kevin were complete strangers to me when I met them for Kevin's proposal in Hot Springs-- read that story here, but there couldn't have been a more ideal couple for me and by the time March arrived I attended their day feeling more like family than anything else. Guys, I attend a lot of weddings, and each one always stands out in a different way. Angela and Kevin's day was hallmarked by not only their sincere love for each other but sincere love for them displayed by everyone around them. I have never seen more delighted faces during each moment of the day. Everyone around them was beaming to witness their joining together. It was something special. Something I rarely see, and something to be cherished. 

Angela wore her mother's wedding dress, almost 30 years after her parents wedding. (See Angela's bridal session here!) And as I was capturing Kevin and Angela's portraits together, they seemed so perfectly at ease that it was easy to imagine them 30 years from now--being together is just so right for them. 

Ang and Kevin, thank you so very much for allowing me the honor of capturing your entire journey. It has been one of blessings and love. True love is hard to find these days, but it radiates from you both in how you care for each other. It is my prayer that through life's inevitable ups and downs you will be able to look back over these images and remember that day--one of many to come in your married life--where joy is available for the taking. Love you both! -Katie

Venue: The Orchard - Azle, Texas
Videography: Whit's End Films 
Dress Restoration: Pinstripes Bridal 
Florals: Kimberly Cantrell
Cake: Kimberly Cantrell
Catering: Red Hot & Blue BBQ