August 23, 2015
I met up with Daniel and Hannah at White Rock Coffee for some engagement photos a few weeks ago. This is a favorite spot of theirs, so the employees were awesome to let us shoot in there for a little while. It’s a pretty dark spot, but the one beam of light coming in from a window on the other side of the shop made for some really romantic lighting. Afterwards we went over to the lake to shoot around for a little while.
Andrea and Michael got married at The Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas a few weeks back, and they did it a little different than most people do. Normally, ceremonies are held on the rooftop and receptions are in the ballroom. This one was backwards. So, they had a romantic candle-lit ceremony in the ballroom and we got to dance the rest of the night away on the rooftop under the stars! It was an awesome night.
Remember my awesome San Francisco couple, John & Anh? They tied the knot at the Dallas Hilton Anatole last October (yeah, yeah, I’m a little behind on my blogging). We kicked off the day with a tea ceremony in one of the hotel suites, where the bridesmaids required the groomsmen to do some tough yoga moves and pay a handsome sum of cash in order for John to be able to see Anh. They followed this up with an outdoor ceremony, and a good ole party in the ballroom. One of my favorite things about these weddings is the table greetings. Guests can come up with some seriously awesome tasks for the new bride and groom to complete in order to get their gifts, cards or for no reason at all!
So, this one was a first for me. Many people love having their pets in their photos with them… Most of the time it’s dogs… Mark and Jenny brought their cats. So, here is the thing with shooting cats vs. shooting dogs. Dogs have a very short attention span, but when you call their name or make an annoying sound, their ears perk up, they look at you, and you have a chance to get a few good photos. Cats just don’t care. You can call their names, make annoying sounds, get right in their face, and they want to look everywhere but where you want them to look. It’s as if they have a good attention span, but they don’t feel you are worthy of their attention. We’re always up for a challenge, though, so we had a lot of fun with it!
Mark is a talented graphic designer and Jenny is the owner of The Jenny Layne Bakery. So, for those of you who may need some custom invitations, a wedding website, or a killer wedding cake (or any other cake for that matter), just ask for the SixFourteen discount! (not really)