I’m so excited to share this wedding with you! When I met with Charlotte about photographing their wedding, we ended up talking for almost 2 hours over coffee. As she shared with me how she & Alan met, their courtship, & how he proposed, I couldn’t help but tear up. Alan proposed in Sunday School one morning in front of all their friends, & she was grateful that they could share in that happiness. Charlotte wasn’t expecting him to propose that morning at all, because Alan purposefully led her to believe it wouldn’t happen for at least another year. Sneaky, sneaky.
Their Wedding dawned a beautiful morning. Absolutely beautiful. You couldn’t have asked for a prettier day.
Charlotte & Alan opted to see each other before the Ceremony & it was such a sweet moment. Charlotte was SO nervous, although I don’t know why. She looked amazing.
My sister did Charlotte’s hair & it turned out beautifully! Yes, those are real flowers in her hair!
Charlotte & Alan are in choir together & wanted to sing a duet at the Ceremony. Their song choice? All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera. I started crying immediately.
Charlotte’s granddaughters were amazing! They were so helpful & well-behaved.
Apparently they had practiced linking arms, & their hard work paid off.
In case you can’t read the groom’s cake, it says “She married her Sunday School teacher.”
(Below) The first draft of Alan’s proposal & a photo of him proposing.
Venue: FBC Tomball | Bride’s Dress, Shoes & Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair: Ellen Kiel | Bride’s Cake: Linda Hoot | Groom’s Cake: Frosted Bakery | Florist: Cornelius Flowers | Catering: Tina Salem
Chelsey & Chris were married at the Truett Theological Seminary Chapel on Baylor’s campus which was beautiful. Besides challenging me with my first ever two weddings in one weekend, they also gave me the privilege of capturing their First Look. After the wedding, I was sitting in one of the back rooms downloading photos onto my computer before I called it a day. Chris’s mom came in to start cleaning up & before I knew it, twenty people were crowding around my computer to look at these photos. I really don’t think there was a dry eye in the room. If you’re struggling with the decision to see each other before the ceremony or not, just look at these photos. I’m sure they’ll change your mind!
Is it just me, or does Chris look like Prince William in this photo?
Such a stunning couple!
The best bridal party photos always come right after the ceremony. It never fails!!
Venue: George W. Truett Seminary Chapel | Bride’s Dress: Jo Ann’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Makeup Artist: Sandra Shapiro | Hair Stylist: Philip Sanchez – Salon Wabi Sabi | Cake: Simply Delicious | Florist Designer: The Sherwood Florist | Event Planner: Lois Ferguson | Catering: Aramark | Stationery: Crop Paper Scissors
I did something this week that I have never done before. I went to my first ever photography conference!! While that in itself is super exciting, it was with internationally famous wedding photographer Jasmine Star. I discovered her a few months ago & have been addicted to her story, photographs, writing style, sense of humor, & overall fabulousness ever since. I’ve been using that word a lot & it’s because of her. When I saw that she was going to be in Dallas, I jumped at the chance to hear her talk. I showed up not having a clue what the topic of the evening would be about, but I didn’t care. Jasmine is a wealth of information & I knew it would be well worth my time & effort to get there. And it was.
It was one of those moments where I felt like a silly girl in middle school. I wanted so badly to take out my camera & take photos, but I knew that as soon as I did, I would become “one of THOSE girls.” But then, I looked around me & realized THAT EVERYBODY HAD THEIR CAMERA OUT. I said Psh, I don’t care anymore! & began snapping away.
The evening was extremely (for lack of a better word) fabulous. And the venue was no let down. I walked into The Apartment & struggled to keep my jaw from dropping. There were mirrors. There were jewels. There were more mirrors & jewels. I wanted to turn the place into my ultimate bedroom.
I love photographers. We always make sure there is a superb spot for photo taking.
Heck yeah I got my photo with her! My only regret is that I didn’t take my copy of Exposed for her to sign. Why didn’t I do that??
I had heard my dad mention Sada’s name many times throughout these past several years & knew they were close friends at work. They both work for Shell & have spent their fair share of time traveling around the world. My dad visited their family while they were living in London & I knew Sada had been out to our house. Unfortunately, I did not share in the either event.
Last Friday, as I was running out the door to head to their house, my dad said, “Don’t believe anything Sada says.” About what? “About me! He’s kind of a jokester.” Sure enough, Sada was already laughing when he opened the door. It was going to be a fun morning.
Samika, the baby, was born in September, & the grandparents have been visiting the States since August.
Her little dress was so cute! Samika thought it was quite tasty as well.
Advika & I took a quick break to work on some art. I need one of these tables in my room.
After a quick bottle, we were back to taking pictures!
Whew, we’ve been quite busy this morning. Drawing, drinking bottles, & now violins! They’re pretty good at Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Waaaay better than me, that’s for sure! Advika is in kindergarten right now & I found her books. I nearly squealed out loud when I saw they were THE SAME BOOKS I used in kindergarten. Is it sad that I still have mine at home in my nightstand? Is it sad that I even know where they are?
More family members! They conveniently lived in the same neighborhood.