ANM Photography: Blog http://www.anmphoto.com/blog en-us (C) ANM Photography ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) Wed, 04 Jul 2018 20:57:00 GMT Wed, 04 Jul 2018 20:57:00 GMT http://www.anmphoto.com/img/s/v-5/u589715720-o919471078-50.jpg ANM Photography: Blog http://www.anmphoto.com/blog 120 80 Wedding | LeAnn & Eddie | The Lodge http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/7/wedding-leann-eddie-the-lodge LeAnn & Eddie's Wedding at The Lodge
 

It’s a hot summer day and Leann’s best guy friend from high school (Jimmy) tied up to Eddie’s boat on Lake Travis.  Jimmy and Eddie got to talking and Eddie told him he lived in Argyle. Jimmy said his best girlfriend lived in Argyle and we would be perfect for each other.  Then it was, “Don’t give out my number to a stranger!” - but he did. Eddie called LeAnn and they talked for two hours! Next came a group date with mutual friends on LeAnn’s birthday (Eddie didn't know it was her birthday). And PROOF. They have been together ever since. Four years later, they are married!!! This fabulous wedding had everything you could think of. Pink rose, and white hydrangeas to match the pink and white linens, a grand staircase covered in greenery and candles, a “cool kids” table, a photo booth with Eddie’s face (OMG - I about died laughing), Valentino shoes, three different wedding dresses because we like to party, gift exchanges, an engraved bottle of champagne, a bourbon bar, a four-tier wedding cake, and glow sticks!! This party could have gone on all night long and it did. After they left The Lodge, they went to Jack’s Tavern for the after-party. These are my people. Before the wedding, I asked Leann why they chose The Lodge for their wedding. She said,

“If we couldn't be married in the mountains the second closest thing was to get married at The Springs - The Lodge.  It literally feels like you are in the mountains with its landscape. We can't wait to spend our lives together and start it in a gorgeous place with little reminders of our times together in the mountains (and where we were engaged).  LeAnn gets to choose everything..she's the princess on our wedding day and every day (LeAnn wrote that part but Eddie agrees) ;)”

Congratulations you guys!!! I know you will have many happy years together!
 

Venue: The Lodge

Wedding Planning: Pink Glitter Events

Hair: Kate Stabile

Make-up: Lyndsey Peck

Shoes: Valentino

Wedding Dress Designer: Morilee By Madeline Gardner

Wedding Dress Store: LuLu’s Bridal

Men’s Formal Wear Designer: Men’s Warehouse

Men’s Formal Wear Store: Men’s Warehouse

Flowers: Coco Fleur Events

Cakes: Sweet Heavenly Cakes

Band/DJ: DJ Kelly Hooper

Photobooth: Rick Bennett with Mobile DJ Services 

Innovations/Print Products: Minted

Officiant: Chris Marx with Love Notes

Honeymoon details: THE BAHAMAS!

 


 

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Bridals | LeAnn Stranes | Park in Argyle, Texas http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/6/bridals-leann-stranes-park-in-argyle-texas  

LeAnn Starnes Bridal Session

 

Talk about a stunner! LeAnn is finally walked down the aisle this weekend so we can share her bridals! These bridal portraits were taken at a local park in Argyle, Texas right behind their home. She also had previously taken engagement photos with Eddie at this same location and fell in love with the tall trees, and pond area. LeAnn’s and Eddie’s kiddos also play at this park so they spend a lot of time enjoying it as a family. She loves beaches and a good patio. She could take a nap everyday! She also loves twizzlers, and her favorite drink is Dirty Martini with Tito's. This is my kind of gal. 

LeAnn wore her dream dress designed by Morilee By Madeline Gardner. The bead work on this gown is exquisite then again so is LeAnn! ;) Eddie you are one lucky man. I can’t wait to share images from the wedding at The Lodge in Aubrey, Texas. More coming soon!
 

Dress Designer: Morilee By Madeline Gardner
Dress Store: LuLu’s Bridal
Flowers: Coco Fleur Events
Hair: Kate Stabile
Make up: Lyndsey Peck
Location: Park in Argyle, Texas

 

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Why First Look Pictures are so Wonderful http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/6/why-first-look-pictures-are-so-wonderful  

The First Look: Is It For You? 

 

The First Look. What is it? It's the moment between a bride and groom when they see each other for the first time on the wedding day. Before the ceremony. Yes - it breaks tradition but there are many advantages to a First Look. They are truly emotional and a once in a life time interaction. Here is why I love First Looks.  

1) Emotion.

Either your partner cries, laughs, can't breathe, turns around, checks you out; it's real. It's heartwarming moment that you will never forget. 

2) It's a private moment. 

You're alone. Just you and your groom. 10-15 minutes to see each other can work wonders for those stage-fright jitters. You can hug, kiss, cry, prey, or laugh together. As a photographer, I'm there but hidden. I try to stay as far away as I can (and still get the shot) to give you as much space as you need to be alone with your one true love. 

 

 

3)  The Timeline.

They are also a huge help with the timeline. The bridesmaids, groomsmen and wedding party pictures can be done before the ceremony allowing you to go straight to the reception.  Let's get the party started! 

 

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) tx anm photography bride denton emotion first look first look photos first look wedding groom lantana resort marty leonard chapel oak knoll ranch wedding timeline http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/6/why-first-look-pictures-are-so-wonderful Sat, 09 Jun 2018 16:15:06 GMT
Wedding | Kourtnee & Kirwin | Bentley Station in Corinth Texas http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/6/wedding-kourtnee-kirwin-bentley-station-in-corinth-texas Kourtnee & Kirwin Wedding at Bentley Station

 

I asked Kourtnee "What's been her favorite part of her day so far?"

She said, "Walking down the aisle with my dad and stepdad. My heart was raising but at that moment it was full of joy and happiness."

The room filled with tears as her birth dad handed her to her stepdad.

I'm not crying. You're crying. Everyone was crying.

There were so many emotional aspects to this wedding. Have you heard of the anniversary dance? Kourtnee & Kirwin did it at their wedding. This is when the DJ or band plays a love song so all married couples come out to dance. The MC will announce, “all couples married less than 3 hours must exit the dance floor.” Everyone laughs because they clearly know who that couple is. Next is, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years ect…. This wedding the last couple standing was 41 years of marriage. FORTY-ONE YEARS. They were almost as cute as Kourtnee & Kirwin on day one of marriage. Almost. Kourtnee & Kirwin were married June 2, 2018, at Bentley Station in Corinth Texas. With 5 bridesmaids and groomsmen, about 120 people, they partied the night away. They had light saber glow sticks, a fog machine, a full bar, a custom logo, you name it. Not to mention a ROCK STAR vendor team. Congregations Kourtnee, Kirwin and their little girl, Canon.

 

Venue: Bentley Station
Wedding Planning: Pink Glitter Events
Make-up: Alex
Hair: Marion Cash
Wedding Dress Store: David's Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer: David's Bridal
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Men's Wear House
Men’s Formal Wear Designer: Calvin Klein 
Flowers: Erene Adkins
Lighting: Paradise Pro DJs
Catering: RAAZ Catering
Cakes: Texas Star Bakery
Band/DJ: Paradise Pro DJs
Transportation: A Bentley from Bentley Station
Officiant: Chris Petties
Honeymoon: Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort

 

 

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Wedding | Kellsie & Josh | Rustic Grace Estate http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/4/wedding-kellsie-josh-rustic-grace-estate Kellsie & Josh Wedding at Rustic Grace Estate

 

The new Mrs. Boyd was a true vision on her wedding day. With a blush tulle skirt from David’s Bridal, Kellsie just beamed with happiness. Each button was buttoned, and the beaded crown was placed, it was time for another big family Boyd wedding! The groom, Josh has 9 brothers and sisters. Last year, I was honored to photograph Josh’s brother's wedding. Shaunna and Nathan actually gave ANM Photography as a photography recommendation to Kellsie. I owe them a HUGE THANK YOU!!! As the night continued, many smiles and laughed were shared. One of my favorite parts of the wedding was when Kellsie’s sister, Katie requested a “sister” photo...My thoughts were, “well duh, of course, we can do that. If the bride has a sister, we always capture a photo with the sister.” Then, BAMM. The two girls face each other, touch hands, and pop a foot. It was the most adorable sister photo ever.

Shortly after that, Nathon (my past groom) comes around the corner carrying something brown in the hands. Kellsie yells, “BEEEERRR!” This sweet, easy going, girl screams BEER at the top of lugs. I knew these were my people. They are kind, super chill and like to party. Plus they brought donuts!! We’re basically soulmates. Congratulations Kellsie and Josh. Have a blast in Playa Del Carmen and may you have a lifetime of happiness, beer, and donuts. ;)
 


Venue: Rustic Grace Estate
Hair & MU: Sarah Heng
Jewelry: Green Peridot Designs
Wedding Dress Store: David's Bridal
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Men's Warehouse
Catering: Nom Nom's
Cakes: The Cake Stand
Donuts: Krispy Kreme
Band/DJ: DJ PK
Officiant: Edd Eason
Honeymoon: Playa Del Carmen, MEXICO
Hashtag: #kisstheboyd

 

 

 

 

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Wedding | Amy & Terrick | Reflections on Spring Creek http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/3/wedding-amy-terrick-reflections-on-spring-creek

 

Amy & Terrick's Wedding at Reflections on Spring Creek

 

WOW! 8 years in the making and now they are married! Amy & Terrick have a wonderful story about how they meet. Check out their engagement story here: http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/2/engaged-amy-terrick-central-park-in-lewisville-texas. I was so excited to witness this wedding because Amy and I are a lot like. Both love dogs, both married to a sports guy, both whiskey drinkers... Haha! I knew this wedding would be a party from the start. Just about everyone danced all night long. Terrick’s got some moves! He danced with Amy’s grandma and she was smiling from ear to ear. It was absolutely precious. Another special moment was cutting the cake. Amy’s great granddad was a baker and her wedding cake was a replica of his signature design. Her grandma's dad owned a bakery in Iowa and grandma wanted that cake for her wedding but he couldn't ship it to California where she was getting married. Turns out, Grandma had an old photograph of this special cake so Amy had the cake custom made for her wedding! Grandma was so happy! Shout out to Market Street for collaborating with Amy to create such a meaningful cake. Amy’s grandma said, “Granddad would be proud!” Congratulations Amy & Terrick and keep posting those “cheesy love pictures!” Have a blast honeymooning in those Oklahoma cabins!

Venue: Reflections on Spring Creek
Hair: Family Friend 
Make-up: Amy, The Bride!
Jewelry: Macy’s
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal 
Men’s Formal Wear: Al's Formalwear 
Flowers: Market Street 
Catering: Reflections on Spring Creek
Cakes: Market Street
Band/DJ: Brother 
Officiant:  Eloy Gonzalez  

 

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Bridals | Lauren Lilly | Dallas Country Club http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/3/bridals-lauren-lilly-dallas-country-club Lauren Lilly Bridal's at the Dallas Country Club

Finally! I can show the world this beautiful girl. Lauren is officially married!!

On March 3, 2018, Lauren Lilly married Ryan Lafitte at the Dallas Country Club. She looked stunning in her Sottero & Midgley wedding dress. This style is called “Hadley.” This alluring fit-and-flare wedding dress features striking lace motifs, a low back, and a sexy sweetheart neckline accented with a shimmer of sequins and beading.  In spring 2017, I partnered up with Lasting Bridal Couture to give away a free bridal session and Lauren Lilly won!! We had a blast walking around the DCC with her mom and in-laws. Ryan parents were kind enough to help carry her Louis Vuitton heels with the signature red bottom, her homemade bridal bouquet, and her cathedral veil. OMG. This is one of kind girl. She is so tender hearted and thoughtful. During the session, she wanted to carry her own things, but the only thing she was allowed to carry was a glass of champagne. I’ve waited months to share these images, but I know Lauren waited longer to marry the love of life. Congratulations Lauren and Ryan! Happy honeymoon!

 

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Valentine's Engagement Session | Los Rios Country Club http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/2/valentines-engagement-session-los-rios-country-club  

Valentine's Engagement Session Styled Shoot 

YOU GUYS. This shoot was a dream of mine over a year ago!! I had this vision of a high-end engagement session with a massive amount of balloons (UP style - if you haven’t seen the movie you should!), a candy apple red vintage car, and a girl in a red dress with her man in all black. It turned out amazing! I can’t be happier. I wanted a Valentine’s day shoot for two reasons. One, it’s the world's most recognizable day of love. Now, love should be celebrated and shown every day but if we had to just pick one day a year, I’d be February 14th. Two, the colors. My style of photography is bold and bright. I’m in love with color! You should see my office. Pinks, golds, greens are everywhere! Valentine's day is all about vibrant reds, and pinks. What better way to bring those colors to life with a car, attire, make-up, and balloons!!! It was picture perfect. I’m so glad this shoot worked as well as it did, even though was 40 degrees with a cold wind from hell. Our models, Bailie & Jimmy were total rockstars! They are a real-life married couple who are head over heels in love. They show was Valentine’s day is truly about. Real love.

As you may know, planning a wedding can be super stressful! Planning this shoot took months between calling, emailing, texting different vendors to see who was willing to help out. We had a date change, venue change, hair and makeup change, and a model change. CRAZY. But this team made it happen. Hiring the right vendors can make or break an event. As much as I enjoy styled sessions, I enjoy happy clients as well. I want to provide my clients with the best in the industry. Hence, styled shoots allows me to communicate and work with such great people. I can’t thank our team of wedding experts enough. Everyone was able to provide their input and talent to the shoot. THANK YOU to our amazing vendors.
 

Venue | Los Rios Country Club
Car | Blue Diamond Limousines of Texas LLC
Dress | Beside the Bride
Dress Designer | THEIA
Fur Coat | Saks Fifth Avenue
Necklace | Kay Jewelers

Men's Wear | Kohl's
Models | Bailie Hill & Jimmy Hill
H&MU | BrenFlo Artistry
Balloons | Party City - Denton
Photo | ANM Photography & Cylie Shay Photography

 

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Engaged | Amy & Terrick | Central Park in Lewisville Texas http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/2/engaged-amy-terrick-central-park-in-lewisville-texas  

Amy & Terrick's Engagement Session

Amy & Terrick are set to be married in March 2018. They have been together for 7+ years y’all! Imagine this, you’re sitting in the stands at a college basketball game. You see this cute guy about 3 rows away. You’re staring. You lock eyes then quickly look away. This “crap he caught me” feeling sinks in. You turn to your friends and giggle about it but you’re here to watch the game and chat with your friends. Later that night, you end up a house party. HE IS THERE. What are the chances?! He starts to walk toward you, your heart is racing, you smile, he smiles. “Hi, I’m Terrick. I saw you at the basketball game but was too nervous to ask you for your number.”  The rest is history! They’ve been inseparable ever sinse. In fact, they adopted a dog together. His name is Lebron. These engagement photos were taken in January at Central Park in Lewisville, Texas. They walk Lebron there all the time so it’s park that is close to their hearts. We can’t wait to photograph their wedding in a just a few weeks! Congratulations Amy & Terrick. See ya soon!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Wedding | Yvette & Oscar | Lewisville Justice of the Peace & Stone Creek Park http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/2/wedding-yvette-oscar-lewisville-justice-of-the-peace-stone-creek-park  

Yvette & Oscar Wedding

Yvette & Oscar are married! They had an intimate wedding at the Lewisville Justice of the Peace.  Oscar never thought he'd meet his future wife at a Denny’s. Wait, what?! Their story starts in 6th grade. They went to the same California middle school but never met. They went to different high schools. Fast Forward to college, they attended the same house party, and still never meet. That same night, a few friends went out the eat afterwards. Oscar saw this cute girl eating with her friends, walked over, sat down and created small talk. Later, he asked Yvette for a ride home. Yvette glad said yes, and prayed her car would start. Her thoughts were, “please don’t die on me now! I need this cute guy to like me!” The car started and the rest is history! They got married on February 13, 2018, which was their eighth year anniversary. How sweet is that?! They now have a two-year son Abram who just loves the camera. He is such a ham!! Congratulations Yvette & Oscar! May February 13th continue to be a glorious day!

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/2/wedding-yvette-oscar-lewisville-justice-of-the-peace-stone-creek-park Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:30:00 GMT
Wedding | Mina & Melton | Special Moments Chapel http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/2/wedding-mina-melton-special-moments-chapel  

Mina & Melton's Wedding 

Mina & Melton just sound like they were destined to find each other! Their names ring together like bells. Literally. Special Moments Chapel where they got married has a tradition where each couple gets to the ring the chapel bell 7 times for good luck. Ring! Ring! They also had their friends and family ring bells as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife. Mina’s bridesmaids (also her granddaughters) clapped and cheered! It was a great sight to see. Congratulations Mina & Melton. I’m so happy for you both. Thank you for allowing me to capture such an important day.

 

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Wedding | Ellie & Chris | St. Mark Catholic Church & Denton Country Club http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/2/wedding-ellie-chris-st-mark-catholic-church-denton-country-club  

Ellie & Chris Wedding!

 

This was the day that Ellie and Chris had been waiting for. The bridesmaids dresses were zipped and groomsmen suits were buttoned. The church doors opened as guests started to fill in. As I begin to prep for the ceremony, the church coordinator stopped me and said, “be sure to get the money shot!” I replied with a smile, “which one?” ….so we chatted for about a minute and she saved me a seat. The music began to play and it was time. Friends and family stood up as Ellie, her brother, and stepdad entered the church. See, Ellie’s stepdad is very sick and no one was sure if he would be able to witness the wedding. Not only was he able to attend, but he walked Ellie down the aisle!! Tears filled the room. Chris couldn’t even contain himself as his beautiful bride grew closer with every step. This was “the money shot.” Chris hugged Ellie’s brother then her stepdad. My own eyes filled up with tears!! As the ceremony continued, there were several laughs out loud moments like when Ellie whispered for a tissue and the priest paused the ceremony to get it for her. I’m telling you this was a wedding of many emotions. As the ceremony ended, there were whoops and hollers and serval high-fives. Chris and Ellie were married!!! We took a few quick pictures at the St. Mark Catholic Church then proceeded to the Denton Country Club for the reception. Let me tell you, these guys know how to have fun. The night was prime to show off some serious moves. Chris even switched to cowboy boots to get the party started. The first dance was spectacular as Ellie just floated in her Bridal Boutique gown. Next came the father/daughter dance. Ellie’s brother stepped up. Tears filled the room again. Both Ellie and her brother danced the night away just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the mother/son dance topped that with a slideshow of Ellie & Chris’s childhood. THEN Chris’s mom handed Chris to Ellie. Yes, I was crying. Everyone was crying. It’s fine. It was such a great night. Congratulations to this sweet (and hilariously funny) couple. Ellie & Chris, you are so good together.

 

PS: at the wedding, Ellie announced that she is 6 month pregnant with a baby boy!!! Happiness for everyone!!  

 

Wedding Planning: Kelsea with Touch of Whimsy
Ceremony: St. Mark Catholic Church
Reception: Denton Country Club
Hair: Madison (a friend of the bride’s)
Make-up: Madison (a friend of the bride’s)
Wedding Dress Store: Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Men's Warehouse
Flowers: Drummond Florist (from Desoto Missouri
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Catering: Denton Country Club
Cakes: Sugarbee Sweets out of Fort Worth
Band/DJ: Ambiance
Innovations/Print Products: Minted
Honeymoon details: Hawaii!!!!!

 

 

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Engaged | Ellie & Chris | St. Marks Catholic Church in Argyle Texas http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/1/engaged-ellie-chris-st-marks-catholic-church-in-argyle-texas  

Ellie & Chris's Engagement Session!

Ellie & Chris are such wonderful people. I’ll have to send Kelsea Vaughan with Touch of Whimsy Events a big thank you for referring me to this couple. Ellie is as sweet as can be with her reddish blonde hair and contagious smile. Ellie must be the sweetest thing on the planet because Chris is a hoot. He is so full of energy and groofiness which makes Ellie grin ear to ear! During the engagement session they told me that Ellie LOVES black and white photos. Sooooo black and white photos is what she gets! We danced and played around in the field in Argyle, Texas. We also took some images at St. Mark Catholic Church is where they will be married come February 2018. Congratulations Ellie & Chris! Marriage is a blast!

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/1/engaged-ellie-chris-st-marks-catholic-church-in-argyle-texas Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:21:00 GMT
Wedding | Laine & James | Howell Family Farms http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/12/wedding-laine-james-howell-family-farms Laine and James are such wonderful people! I was so glad when they came knocking on my door for our first meeting. Laine just couldn't stop smiling and she was the exact same way on her wedding day. Their ceremony was at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington while the reception followed at Howell Family Farms. The church was beautifully decorated for Christmas. It provided a gorgeous backdrop full of lit Christmas trees for this Christmas themed wedding. Christmas time is Lanie's favorite time of the year! The perfect time for a wedding I say. Fun fact, it's also Howell family farms first Christmas themed wedding! I'm so honored to capture the details of this special day.My favorite part was after the Lanie and James were pronounced husband and wife they literally ran back down the aisle for their first kiss. It was so exciting to see the look on their friends and family's faces. They surprised everyone!

The reception started with a wedding party tunnel leading into their first dance. So fun! Later followed the mother-son dance along with the father-daughter dance that broke out into the wobble. Dad can sure bust a move! The wedding guest continued to party all night long. It was definitely a night to remember. Congratulations Lanie and James! It was a blast getting to know you guys. Enjoy the images and most of all enjoy each other!

 

Vendue: Trinity United Methodist Church & Howell Family Farms in Arlington, TX

Hair & Make UP: Sebastian
Jewelry: Mom's Jewelry 
Wedding dress: Alfred Angelo
Croquet Flowers: Angela Porter
Men’s Formal Wear: Men's Warehouse
Catering: Festivities
Cupcakes & Banana Pudding: Joni / Aunt Lori & Katie
Band/DJ: DJ Connection
Innovations/Print Products: Paper Planet
Wedding Planning: Suzie Rinn
Officiant: Scott Heusel and Tim Saboichick

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Wedding | Amanda & Thoren | Frisco Heritage Wedding Chapel http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-amanda-thoren-frisco-heritage-wedding-chapel

Amanda's & Thoren's Wedding at Frisco Heritage Center

Amanda and Thoren are such precious people! They tied the knot at the cutest little white chapel called the Frisco Heritage Wedding and Events Center. They have been madly in love for about two years and last Sunday was their happiest day yet! Amanda had her two sisters as bridesmaids while Thoren had his best friends as groomsmen. They were total goofballs! It’s wonderful to see people relaxed and enjoying their wedding day. Everyone, even family members, followed a great color fall color scheme with burgundy dress and black tux’s. Amanda’s bouquet added a touch of spring with hints of lavender and pink roses, purple daisies and snapdragons, and lots of lush greenery. My absolute favorite thing about this couple is the way he looks at her. There are so many images of him just admiring his new wife. The look comes first, then the kiss on her cheek, then her smile and giggles. It is just darling! Congratulations Amanda and Thoren! You two deserve the world!

Venue: Frisco Heritage Center 
Hair: JCP
Make-up: Beauty Brands (Avery)
Jewelry: Icing
Wedding dress: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formal Wear: Al’s Formal Wear
Lighting/Decor: Frisco Heritage Center
Flowers: Shane Walker Design 
Catering: Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Cakes: Market Street Allen, TX
Band/DJ: Moody with DJ Connection 
Wedding planner: BJ’s event planning 

 

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Wedding | Krizia & Eddie | The Linq in Las Vages http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-krizia-eddie-the-linq-in-las-vages Krizia & Eddie's Wedding at The Linq Hotel in Las Vages

Viva Las Vegas! Krizia and Eddie are finally married! They celebrated with their closest family and friends at The Linq hotel on the Vegas strip this past weekend. Krizia and her two sisters Kylee and Samantha looked stunning in their gowns. Krizia wore a fit and flare beaded dress with tons of tulle layers. She totally rocked it. Her bridesmaids looked stunning in floor-length blush colored dresses. OK, let's switch over to the guys for a second. Can we talk about how handsome these gentlemen are?! Eddie and his two groomsmen more black suits with pink ties and white pocket squares. These guys were High Rollers. (High Rollers is also the name of the giant Ferris wheel!) After the ceremony, we were able to walk around this alleyway right next to the hotel. We got some amazing shots in downtown Las Vegas then went to party it up at Virgil's Bar and BBQ. It was surely a destination wedding to remember! Congratulations Krizia and Eddie!

Venue: Silver Sky Chapel at The Linq Hotel
Wedding dress: Molly's Bridal - Dallas
Jewelry: Helzberg Diamonds
Make-up: Andie Piazza
Hair: Andie Piazza

Men's Formal Wear: Men's Wearhouse
Lighting/Decor: Kylee Zearley
Flowers: English Garden Florist
Catering: Virgils Real BBQ
Cakes: Freed's Bakery
Wedding Planning: Kris Labuda

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-krizia-eddie-the-linq-in-las-vages Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:30:00 GMT
Wedding | Ainsley & Tim | Ruthe Jackson Center http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-ainsley-tim-ruthe-jackson-center Ainsley & Tim's Wedding at Ruthe Jackson Center

Ainsley and Tim's wedding day was an absolute dream come true for this couple. Ainsley looks stunning and her rose gold dress with lace embellishments. She twirled around in it all day long like a fairy princess. Every girl should feel like a princess on her wedding day! Tim looked ever so handsome and is dark gray suit with a pink tie and a pink pocket square. His groomsmen coordinated with purple ties which also matched the purple bridesmaids dresses. Everything just came together so beautifully!

Ainsley handmade her bouquet with sparkly silk flowers and added a unicorn pin because she absolutely loves unicorns! In addition to her bouquet they also had unique centerpieces that featured books because she loves to read, a PlayStation controller because they love to play games together, a spaceship because Tim loves spaceships and of course sparkly unicorns! I absolutely love that the centerpieces are a true reflection of who they are. This gorgeous gathering was held at the Ruth Jackson Center in Grand Prairie Texas. It had a stunning ballroom and a beautiful garden area where Ainsley walked down the aisle. They exchange vows, exchanged rings and they were ready eat cake!! A cake that had a dinosaur bride and groom top or if I might add. Tim and Ainsley absolutely had a blast at their special day. They danced and partied just about all night long! I'm so happy for these two wonderful people to finally start our lives together. Always stays silly, and always stay fun. I know you guys will absolutely have a wonderful marriage. Congratulations Ainsley and Tim!

Venue: Ruthe Jackson Center
Hair: Donald German
Make-up: Bianka Torres
Wedding dress: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formal Wear: Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers: American Agroproducts
Catering: Ruthe Jackson Center
Cakes: Calling All Cakes
Band/DJ: Starnote Productions
Officiant:  Truett King
Honeymoon details: New Orleans!!

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-ainsley-tim-ruthe-jackson-center Wed, 04 Oct 2017 23:30:00 GMT
Engaged | Ainsley and Tim | Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano Texas http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/9/engaged-ainsley-and-tim-arbor-hills-nature-preserve-in-plano-texas Meet Ainsley and Tim y'all! This fun loving couple started dating about six years ago. They are very energetic and playful together. They love watching movies at the theater and playing video games at home. Their engagement photos were taken at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano Texas. We started the session with Ainsley in a adorable black dress and booties. She absolutely loves fall in Texas. She is all about sweaters and boots! Tim looked so handsome in black slacks and a blue button up. It's really hard to tell he is an airplane mechanic! Let me tell you they looked fly. Pun intended. ;) It was a blast hanging out with them. We danced, laughed, even made funny jokes like "I never want it to end… Like your butt". We were actually talking about Starbucks coffee but "your butt" works too. Congratulations Ainsley and Tim!  I cannot wait to be your wedding photographer in September and capture the love between you two. Enjoy.

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/9/engaged-ainsley-and-tim-arbor-hills-nature-preserve-in-plano-texas Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:28:00 GMT
Wedding | Stormy & Brian | Bellavita Farms in Collinsville, Texas http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/9/wedding-stormy-brian-bellavita-farms-in-collinsville-texas Stormy & Brian's Wedding at  Bellavita Farms in Collinsville, Texas

Stormy and Brain have been together two wonderful years. Five days ago, they started on forever. I want to tell you about a gesture that happened before the ceremony. It had the entire room in tears. 

As hair and makeup began, in a room with 9 girls, silence fell. Brain's mom entered the room with a black gift box. Brian stood on the other side of the door. Stormy desperately wanted to see him, but that wasn't Brian's intention. He had other plans. Through the door, he said,

"Stormy, I hope you felt with me with you, out there each and every day. A rustling in the wind, the calls, the leaves at play. I've watched you from afar, and long to say hello. To hold in my arms again and never let you go. Death is not an ending, please feel my presence near. I'm with you on your wedding day. All your prayers I hear. I'm watching over you from heaven's highest cloud. Feel my love around you, daughter you make me proud. As you start your new life with your man by your side, remember I'm with you, in the memories locked inside."

Stormy's mom is in heaven but because of Brian, she was with us the entire day. He gave Stormy of her mom's long-lost neckless.  

This is a just a small gimps into who these people are. Kind, thoughtful, compassionate. Brian is truly a one-of-kind guy and Stormy deserves a one-of-kind love. I absolutely know, without a dought, that your admiration for each other will last a lifetime. Congratulations Stormy and Brain!

 

Venue: Bellavita Farms Wedding & Special Event Venue
Wedding dress store: David’s Bridal
Catering: Chef Robert Aranson

Cake: Krazy Kates By Kris
Hair: Chanse Molsbee
Make-up: Melanie Muntean
Jewelry: Family heirlooms 

Lighting/Decor: Jennifer Burgess with A1 Weddings
Flowers: Jennifer Burgess with A1 Weddings
Band/DJ: Jeff Hickok with The Dallas Wedding DJ
Wedding Planning: Jennifer Burgess with A1 Weddings

Officiant:  Brother Jerry

 

  

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/9/wedding-stormy-brian-bellavita-farms-in-collinsville-texas Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:59:00 GMT
Bridals | Stormy Seese | Bellavita Farms in Conllinsville, Texas http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/9/bridals-stormy-seese-bellavita-farms-in-conllinsville-texas  Stormy Seese's Bridals at Bellavita Farms in Conllinsville, Texas

 

Frist off, WOW! Stormy killed her bridal session at Bellavita Farms in Conllinsvile, Texas. Look how gorgeous this girl is. Stormy and her fiance Brian are the first couple to marry at Bellavita on September the 16th, 2017. Stormy and Brian went shopping at an antique store and picked out the beautiful vintage bench that stormy adored and couldn't resist so she had to incorporate it into her session. l

Bellavita has a beautiful patch of Cinquefoil that matched this country girl’s personality perfectly! Bright, and beautiful! Stormy also absolutely loved her bouquet of pink and red roses, her favorite part of her bouquet is the red dripping flowers off to the side! Bellavita made sure the horses didn’t miss a photo op! As if stormy could get more beautiful, they were a fantastic addition to the Cinquefoil field!

 This couple is so fun and full of energy, the love they have for one another is truly breathtaking. Stormy and I had such a blast shooting and so excited we got capture their wedding day! You should see brains face when he saw her in this beautiful David's Bridal gown walking down the aisle! I am so happy you guys chose ANM Photography to witness every beautiful moment!


Venue: Bellavita Farms
Wedding dress store: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Jennifer Burgess with A1 Wedding
Wedding Planning: Jennifer Burgess with A1 Wedding

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (ANM Photography) http://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/9/bridals-stormy-seese-bellavita-farms-in-conllinsville-texas Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:00:00 GMT