I was pretty thrilled when Korie told me she wanted to shoot her bridal photos downtown and stick with her Gatsby wedding theme. I was already aware of just how mind-blowingly gorgous her dress was, so when I pulled up to the church and saw her standing there with her loose curls and metallic shades, I became just as excited as I was the day of her wedding.
We walked around until the sun set, shooting through the changing fall leaves on the trees and in the brick streets of downtown Amarillo. The soft light of the sun fluttered across the millions of sparkles on Korie's dress and she looked truly magical. I'm so glad I got to see this dress in action one last time!
Flowers | Parie Designs
When this sweet thing booked with me a few weeks ago, I thought it would be your average portrait session.
It was one of the coolest, most fun and unique shoots I've ever done. This girl has some serious style and a firecracker personality. She's also super gorgeous. Obviously.
When she first told me she wanted to shoot at her dad's house, I thought, "Greeeaaaaaat. This'll be interesting." It was definitely interesting in the best way possible. As soon as I walked in the front door, I was pumped. It was the coolest mid-century modern styled house I've ever seen in person. The windows were huge, the furniture was upholstered in purple velvet, there were Eames chairs, tapered legs, and starburst clocks. It was a dream.
It was such a fun setting to shoot in. We even went out to the backyard and Kacie posed by the original tile pool.
All of these photos were taken for Kacie's blog. Check it out for fashion tips, bubble bath recipes, makeup secrets, and how to dye your hair gray. Ha! But really, it's awesome.
Can't wait to shoot with her again next month!
Wow. This wedding. I learned a lot at this wedding.
I learned that you really can cram 25 women, a photographer, a videographer, and a cheese and charcuterie tray into a 12' x 12' room.
I learned that you can't have too much red.
I learned, once again, that I cry during the father-daughter dance.
I learned that a mother will do absolutely anything for a daughter on her wedding day.
I learned that December weddings are always freezing.
I learned that Lexi's bridesmaids curse like sailors.
I learned that a dance party isn't *really* a dance party, unless it's a McAnally dance party.
And finally, I learned that Lexi and Casey are one of the most fun, loving, and beautiful couples I've had the pleasure of photographing.
I'd like to give a huge thanks to Lexi's lovely mother, Tammy, for finding me, hiring me, and being such a great lady to work with. To the brand spanking new Panhandle Charm Weddings for being so accommodating and laid back. And finally, to Lexi and Casey for just being awesome. (And for spending two hours in a coffee shop with me talking about Pretty Little Liars.) Thank you, guys!
[Productions 918 - Amarillo Wedding Photographer - Canyon Wedding Photographer]
This girl is one of the most beautiful creatures to walk the planet. She is absolutely flawless.
I texted her three days ago and asked if she would put on her year-old wedding dress, so I could take some photos. She proved herself, once again, as a fabulous friend because:
She showed up looking like this. AKA fan-freaking-tastic.
I was really nervous for the duration of the shoot. I hadn't realized how strange my request was until she knocked on the door, in her poofy white dress, and it all became real. All I could think the entire time was, "These people think I'm a lunatic."
So thank you, Joanna, for doing this for me. You are a fabulous, wonderful, amazing, kind, genuine, beautiful friend. I know that digging your wedding dress out of a closet at your mom's house was kind of... a hassle? So that makes this whole thing incredibly meaningful to me. You are the best and I'll be forever grateful!