Ariana Nicole Photography: Blog https://www.anmphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Ariana Nicole Photography ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:49:00 GMT Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:49:00 GMT https://www.anmphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u589715720-o919471078-50.jpg Ariana Nicole Photography: Blog https://www.anmphoto.com/blog 120 80 Wedding | Andrea & Tyler | The Springs in Denton https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/8/wedding-andrea-tyler-the-springs-in-denton  

Andrea & Tyler | The Springs Barn in Denton, Texas

Grab your hairbrush and sing along! Andrea & Tyler are married. After an at-home COVID wedding on their original date, May 16, 2020, they finally were able to share a first kiss (again) with friends and family present. They danced the night away at The Spring Barn in Denton, Texas. Notice, the cake topper says, "You're My Lobster". They actually meet at Red Loberest! After all, who doesn't fall in love around those buttery biscuits?  Andrea says, "I love his dedication to the people he cares most about. Tyler says" I love positive outlook and a sense of humor." I don't think Andrea ever stopped smiling and laughing the entire wedding day. Her cheeks were as pink her bridesmaid's dresses & brooch bouquet. Fun fact: her brooch bouquet was one the first thing she bought once her was engaged. She saw it online and had to have it. Just like Tyler. ;) Congratulations to this wonderful couple. I know y'all will have many more happy years to come. 

 

Hair: Tamara Gray
Make-up: Melissa Williams

Her Rings: Diamonds Direct
His Ring: Qalo  
Wedding Dress Store: Bridal Boutique 
Flowers: Etsy
Catering: Patriotic Pig BBQ
Cakes: Tonya Berry
Band/DJ: Bust A Move DJ
Videographer: Lexi Rosario 
Innovations/Print Products: Etsy

Exit Products: Flashlights
Officiant: Josh Kneisel

 

 

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Wedding | Allison & Steven | Apgar Amphitheater in West Glacier, Montana https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/7/wedding-allison-steven-apgar-amphitheater-in-west-glacier-montana Allison & Steven | Apgar Amphitheater in West Glacier, Montana

 

Prepare your self.  There are many magical components in this destination wedding. It all started with "that one's mine." Allison declared to her girlfriends the first day on the job at Glacier National Park. They meet during a summer work program for national parks in the US. Can you imagine getting married where y'all met? WOW. My heart pounds for love stories like this. After working, fishing, hiking, camping, and living together; they finally tied the knot at Apgar Amphitheater in West Glacier, Montana. Crisp, cool mountain air surrounded 30 of their closest family members. Allison matched the nature scene with a bright and bold wildflower bouquet from Mums Floral & Home in Whitefish, MT. The scotch poured and dad cried and we were off. Let me tell you - if you want EPIC PHOTOS; schedule it into your wedding day. We took 3 hours to do the first look, drive to Lake McDonald, hike John's Lake Loop (1.2 miles total in a wedding dress!), and stand next to McDonald's falls. See all Lake McDonald hiking trails here. It was truly an unforgettable wedding experience. They kissed in a forest, snuggled above crystal blue water, fist-pumped, and grabbed some booty on a cliff facing a mountain. We also tried not to fall in the mud. Allison & Steven risked it for the biscuit! These are my people. Tears later came during the ceremony. Their vows (and views) were so beautiful, complete with signing the married license on the backs and Agata (the best man) watching us watching them. It was a blast! We finish portraits around Apgar Campground and the beach. We even got Huckleberry ice cream. It's a Montana thing. Huckberry everything. Google it. The happily married couple dancing their way into the reception at a local Airbnb. The night continued with lots of CHEERS!, bird watching, and hackysack, because why not?!? This is your wedding. You do what you want!! Speaking of cheers, the champagne toast by Keesha (the bridesmaid) ended with the entire house chatting CHUG, CHUG, CHUG, CHUG. From the back you here, "That's my wife!!" That's one happy camper. 

 

This wedding was personally and professionally one of my favorites. Not only was it a destination wedding the mountains, but Allison is my cousin. We spent the entire week planning the logistics of the wedding while hiking trails in the West Glacier National Park. My brother was even able to join the trip and helped capture this adventurous wedding. Spending time with my extended family meant the world. They live in Michigan while brother and I are in Texas. It was great to "meet in the middle" in Montana. My destination wedding photographer and family loving heart is so full. Congratulations to Allison & Steven Farr!!

 

Ceremony: Apgar Amphitheater
Reception: T
hree-level mountain view home with gourmet kitchen & game room on five acres
3-hour photo break: West Glacier, Montana 
Hair: Lana Golinsky
Make-up: Lana Golinsky

Jewelry: Amazon - lol
Her Rings: Riddles Jewelry
His Ring:  Rogers & Holland 
Wedding Dress Store: BIANKA Bridal In Grand Rapids
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Generation Tux
Flowers: Mums Floral & Home in Whitefish, MT
Catering: North Fork Pizza
Cakes: Costco
Officiant: Aaron Santa Maria

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) a Airbnb Amphitheater ANM Photography Apgar at bird bouquet destination falls Glacier hackysack hiking Lake local Loop McDonald McDonald's Montana Mountain ohn's photographer reception watching wedding West wildflower https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/7/wedding-allison-steven-apgar-amphitheater-in-west-glacier-montana Thu, 30 Jul 2020 02:00:01 GMT
Wedding | Brittany & Tanner | Texas Style Mansion in Argyle, TX https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/7/wedding-brittany-tanner-texas-style-mansion-in-argyle-tx  

Brittany & Tanner | A Texas Style Mansion Wedding in Argyle, Texas

 

Their first date was actually meeting at Brittany's house because of Covid-19! It was a really sweet and personal date. Because of the quarantine over the next few months, they really got to dig into each other. In Brittany's words, "something great came from something not so good! Tanner is a positive father figure in her son's life. He's heroic, caring, competitive, and loving." For Tanner, "Brittany is the greatest gift God has blessed upon me." They were joined together in holy matrimony on July 2nd, 2020 in gorgeous Texas style mansion in Argyle, Texas. Britany wore a fabulous champagne dress covered in sparkles. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they exchanged vows and rings, and held on that first kiss!! Tanner kissed Brittany like she was the most important thing on earth. It was a breath of fresh air to witness their love and passion for each other. He cried at the alter! It was the perfect day. Complete with a lush garden, four-wheelers, and jumping on a trampoline. WHAT?! Yes! four-wheelers and a trampoline. I'm really digging these backyard weddings this year. There's a scene of freedom and flexibility. Want to ride a four-wheeler? Done. Want to jump on the trampoline? You got it. You can do anything you want in your own backyard. It's your day!! 
 

Venue: Backyard in Argyle, TX
Hair: Maggi Miller
Make-up: Maggi Miller 
Jewelry: Franchescas 

Her Rings: Kohl's 
His Ring: Kohl's  
Wedding Dress Store: Windsor
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Kohl's  
Flowers: Designs by Gail
Catering:407 BBQ
Cakes: Whole Foods Bakery
Wedding Planning: Mandy Miller

Officiant: Jon Germer 

 

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Wedding | Alex & Freddie | Backyard Wedding in Double Oak, Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/6/wedding-alex-freddie-backyard-wedding-in-double-oak-texas  

Alex & Freddie | A Backyard Wedding in Double Oak, Texas

 

Alex and Freddie have been together for 12 years! They survived middle school, high school, and college TOGETHER. That kind of love is so rare and needs to praised around the world for the accomplishment. Little did they know they would also survive planning a wedding during a pandemic. COVID-19 hit the wedding industry hard, but I believe it hit our brides harder. Alex like most brides struggled with changing plans. Move the date? Move the venue? Cancel services or items they didn't need? SO many unknowns! Luckily, she and Freddie stuck with their original date and kept the most of their services. Flowers, hair, make-up, bridesmaids, and groomsmen, they even kept the wedding traditions of first dances, cake cutting, bouquet, and garter toss. It was a REAL WEDDING with a small twist. They got married in their parent's backyard in Double Oak, Texas with about 40 guests of their closest friends and family. Gorgeous green trees, great sunlight, a beautiful ceremony space with a white drapery hung in the trees. They even exchanged ring pops during the ceremony because their officiant had a great scene of humor. She was Alex's middle school teacher and witnessed their love grow throughout the years. The first kiss was shared, romantic pictures taken and it was time for the first dances under the garden lights. The Father-daughter was so emotional, serval people were crying. It was all around a fantastic setting on a fantastic day! Let's hear what Alex said about it.

"I spent the last year planning our big dream wedding... and 2 weeks ago,
all of those plans were changed. As it turns out, a backyard wedding at
my parent's house was everything I could’ve dreamed of thanks to our families,
friends, and vendors. I can’t wait to get our photos back and relive the moments!" - Alex Mendoza

 

Venue: Backyard in Double Oak, Texas
Dress: David's Bridal
Suit: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: Makeup by Krista Ann
Hair: Brooke Himes Hair Design
Flowers: T & T Flowers and Gifts

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) 40 person wedding ANM Photography backyard wedding covid wedding Denton TX double oak texas garden light outdoor wedding patio reception texas wedding white drapery hung in the trees white flowers https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/6/wedding-alex-freddie-backyard-wedding-in-double-oak-texas Sun, 28 Jun 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Engaged | Amanda & Garrett | Chapel Creek Ranch https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/3/engaged-amanda-garrett-chapel-creek-ranch Amanda & Garrett

Amanda: I love that Garrett is willing to always lend a hand whether it is to family or a friend. You can always count on him to do the right thing.

Garrett: I love that Amanda is so caring. It doesn't matter if it is in a friend in need or Christmas time, she always donates to those who need a helping hand.

Amanda & Garrett are perfect for each other. Both are caring, giving and patient people as they stated about each other. We got so lucky arriving for their engagement session at 4 pm because around 4:30 a monsoon of a rainstorm blew in. Amanda & Garrett were so gracious enough to wait it out. It helps that Garrett is a weather buff. He told us all about the different clouds in the sky and what weather was about to come. The rain finished and the grass was greener, the skies were bluer and everyone was safe.

Amanda & Garrett are such compassionate people this is what they want for their wedding day. "One that doesn't involve us having to move our date because of COVID-19 (seriously it is ruining everything), but seriously we want our wedding to be remembered as a time to come together with our family and friends. A celebration where everyone can be themselves and have a good time. One that is filled with joy and laughter and a whole lot of happily ever after. Doesn't have to be over-the-top fancy, so if all you have are boots put 'em on and come and stay awhile."

YES GIRLFRIEND. I think the world needs some inspirational optimism right now. Put on your boots. Come. And stay awhile. It may be stormy now, but bluer skies are ahead.

 

Location: Chapel Creek Ranch

 

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Engaged | Alex & Freddie | Downtown Grapevine, Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/3/engaged-alex-freddie-downtown-grapevine-texas Alex & Freddie

This Main St. session in grapevine texas was so refreshing! Alex wore a white dress with a jean jacket. Jean Jackets are so in right now. Go girl go! Freddie wore jeans with a blue & white button-down with boots of course. They are the sweetest couple and enjoy laughing and letting lose together. Get this, they have been together for 12 years! TWELVE YEARS! It's to find a love like that. Here's a heartwarming story about how they meet. 

Freddie: She was touching my butt at a volleyball game in 7th-grade so I tricked her friend into giving me her number.
Alex: I was sitting behind him at a 7th-grade volleyball game and was accidentally bumping into his butt. He texted me that night.


Isn't that the cutest thing ever?!? I can't wait to document this couple loves at their June wedding at Chapel Creek Ranch

Location: Downtown Grapevine
Hair: Make-up by Krista Ann

Make-up: Make-up by Krista Ann

 

 

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Wedding | Meagan & Y | Chapel Creek Ranch in Denton, Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/2/wedding-meagan-y-chapel-creek-ranch-in-denton-texas Meagan & Y

February 1st was so good to us! We got 60 degrees and full sun for Meagan and Y's wedding at Chapel Creek Ranch. They originally planned for an indoor wedding but it was such a glorious day, they moved it outside. WORTH IT. Dad was this close to crying when he first saw Meagan. They have an extremely close relationship so it's important to her that we did a First Look. Check out our blog about first looks here. It's worth the read! During the reception, "the cousins" (they literally called themselves that all night long) sang a little backstreet boys laud and proud. AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME!!! You know it. Go ahead and sing it. =) 

These two are currently at Gulf Shores, Alabama celebrating their honeymoon with their dogs. These are my people. Congratulations Meagan and Y!!

Venue: Chapel Creek Ranch
Hair: The Wildlife Wedding
Make-up: The Wildlife Wedding
Her Rings: Blue Nile
His Ring: Blue Nile
Wedding Dress: Camille La Vie
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Men's Warehouse
Lighting: RLF Society Events
Flowers: Pilot Point Florist
Catering: The Patriotic Pig
Cakes: Simply Done Bakery
Band/DJ: RLF Society Events
Officiant: Jim Mustain

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2020/2/wedding-meagan-y-chapel-creek-ranch-in-denton-texas Sat, 08 Feb 2020 00:38:22 GMT
Engaged | Allison & Steven | Traveling through Michigan https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2019/9/engaged-allison-steven-traveling-through-michigan Allison & Steven 

 

What a trip!! We recently went to Grand Rapids, Michigan. GR as the locals call it. We arrived Friday evening in a wonderful 60 degree brisk weather. Stepped off the plane and drove straight to Allison's and Steven’s home to prepare for a 6-hour road trip the following day. We were going to Leland, Michigan, aka Fish Town then to Sleeping Bear Dunes in Leelanau, Michigan. If you haven’t been to either place; see below. Lake Leland has crystal blue waters filled with boats and fish. We walked around Fish Town to get some great shots among fishing boats. Steven is an avid fisherman. He basically carries his tackle box 24/7. He even went on a 2-week fishing trip where he hiked the Montana Mountains, fished in the local rivers, then cooked what he caught. He loves it so Lake Leland was the perfect fit. We were photographing on the pier, when we heard, “HEY! Y’all wanna take pictures on the boat?” We turn around, this “boat” is a yacht. A YACHT. I looked at Allison and Steven in amazement. Heck yes we are doing this!! Turns out, this yacht was a local car dealership owner named Todd Westel. A few drinks later, we’re basically BFF’s now. He was such a gracious host. We are so thankful he gave us the opportunity to snap a few shots on his boys gate-a-way weekend. We left the yacht (regretfully) and headed to Sleeping Bear Dunes. We climbed to the very top to see another a bright blue lake. The wind in Allison’s hair was wonderful. It blew oh so perfect. AND she got that gorgeous yellow dress for $2. Talk about a bargain hunter!! Needless to say, we didn’t want to leave. To be outside with bright blue skies and clean white sand was such a refresher form this Texas heat. We headed home, stop in for some burgers and beer. We talked about their up and coming wedding in Glacier National Park in Montana's Rocky Mountains. I CAN’T WAIT Y’ALL. This adventurous couple are my kind of people. Willing to do what it takes to get the images they want. OH. The entire trip Allison wanted a Sunflower field. The ones we found on Saturday were past their prime. On Sunday, we found perfection. Keep searching and working towards what you want and you shall receive. Congratulations Allison & Steven. I’m honored to be your wedding photographer! 


 

Fish Town in Leland, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes in Leelanau, Michigan

Gorby Sunflowers in Allegan, Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) TX ANM Photography Bear Denton destination Dunes engaged engagement Fish Leelanau Leland Michigan photographer photos Sleeping Town travel wedding https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2019/9/engaged-allison-steven-traveling-through-michigan Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:15:00 GMT
Wedding with Mario Bryant with Paradise Pro DJ's https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2019/8/wedding-with-mario-bryant-with-paradise-pro-djs  

Dancing on the Cloud

Uses a fog machine, takes 08 second to fill the dance floor. Mario calls it Dancing on A Cloud! Mario is a great friend of mine and well respected DJ in the industry. We’ve work 5-7 weddings together and he always goes above and beyond. If you need a Dallas/Fortworth DJ, he’s your guy.

Venue: Knotting Hill Place

Knotting Hill Place

DJ: Mario with Paradise Pro DJ’s

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) ANM Photography Denton TX https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2019/8/wedding-with-mario-bryant-with-paradise-pro-djs Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:07:24 GMT
Wedding | Sarah & Nick | Soli Gloria Events https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2019/6/wedding-nick-sarah-soli-gloria-events Sarah & Nick’s Wedding 

Sarah started the day getting ready with her bridesmaids in the sweetest little cabin. They are all really good friends and love to hang out between their full time nursing jobs. God bless them for what they do! These ladies deserve a drink. The champagne was popped and they toasted. Nick was getting ready with his groomsmen. Their drink of choice was whiskey. The laughs never ended! Sarah and Nick had a beautiful wedding deep in the heart of Texas but you’d never know it. The venue looked so classy and rustic sounded by trees in a sunlit forest.  The lights were hung in the reception hall, and it was time. The white chapel creates a very elegant atmosphere. Sarah's mom held back tears as her daughter walked down the aisle. This event was close to her heart as she helped planned the whole wedding. I loved shooting Sarah walking down the aisle, tears were flowing from everyone in the room! After the couples said “I do” it was time for some fun! Everyone was dancing and busting out their moves. JUST LOOK AT THAT CAKE TABLE. Each cake was homemade by aunts and uncles. What a great way to include them and save a little money! They ended the night by running through a tunnel of sparklers. Congratulations Sarah and Zach! It was truly a joy to apart of your special day.

 

Venue:Soli Deo Gloria Events 

Hair: Jeanna with Piper Blu Salon

Make-up: Jeanna with Piper Blu Salon

Jewelry: Chalet of Jewelry 

Her Rings:Willis Fine Jewelry 

Wedding Dress Designer: Casa Blanca

Men’s Formal Wear:Men’s Wear House 

Decor: Done ourselves

Flowers: Done ourselves

Catering: Pronto’s Italian Restaurant 

Cakes: Family!

Band/DJ: Dave Duwe

Wedding Planning: Mom (Mitzi Sullivan)

Officiant: Paul Polk

 

 

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Bridals | Sarah Sullivan | Soli Deo Gloria Events https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2019/6/bridals-sarah-sullivan-soli-deo-gloria-events  

Sarah Sullivan's Bridals

Wow Sarah is stunning. Everything was perfect during this shoot. She married the love of her life 3 weeks afterwords. Can you believe it? We photographed this bridal session at Soli Deo Gloria. The venue was bright and made Sarah look beautiful. My jaw dropped when the natural sun came into the chapel. Sarah just shined while the trees were shimmering. Sarah's dress was fun to twirl! We had some laughs while playing princess in a wedding dress. Sarah is so gorgeous and her ring was absolutely stunning. Nick did a great job!! My favorite photos were the ones inside the venue. Thank you vendors for helping Sarah feel like a queen! Congratulations Sarah and Nick!



 

Venue:Soli Deo Gloria Events

Hair: Jeanna with Piper Blu Salon

Make-up: Jeanna with Piper Blu Salon

Jewelry:Chalet of Jewelry

Her Rings:Willis Fine Jewelry


 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) ANM Photography bridal Denton TX https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2019/6/bridals-sarah-sullivan-soli-deo-gloria-events Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:39:45 GMT
Maternity | Brooke, Adam & Baby Colton | Grapevine Botanical Gardens https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2019/6/maternity-brooke-adam-baby-colton-grapevine-botanical-gardens  

 

Brooke, Adam & Baby Colton

Brooke and I meant years ago at a styled shoot. A styled shoot is where a bunch of vendors got together and put on a show for marketing material. Essentially like a staged set to create artwork. It’s awesome. Brooke was the bride. Her smile and heart of gold won me over. Now, she’s a mom!! She and Husband Adam are expecting their newborn baby Colton on August 1st. We were lucky enough to work with Ruger with their very handsome German Shepherd. He was excited that the baby is on its way! Brooke looked stunning wearing an orange cardigan and black formfitting dress. Adam was also looking great with his nice cowboy boots. Of course, we couldn’t take the hay off because that’s who he is. Duh. Everyone is so excited to welcome baby Colton into the world. Congratulations you guys. I can't wait to meet him!!

 

Location: Grapevine Botanical Gardens
 

 

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Wedding | Shani & Marcus | Five Oaks Farm in Cleburne, Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/10/wedding-shani-marcus-five-oaks-farm-in-cleburne-texas Shani & Marcus’s Wedding 

This wedding was flawless. Shani is a teacher and was referred to me by a previous wedding client. Marcus and Shani have been together for 6 years on October 07, 2018 they tied the knot at Five Oaks Farm in Cleburne, TX. It’s an all-white barn in the country. The perfect setting for this whiskey drinkin’ family. Warning: she did a "first look" with her dad. I swear I promise myself every wedding that I'm not going to cry but.... tears fall again! It such a touching moment. Shani was also over the moon happy when she saw Marcus for the first time down the aisle. Together, they built a unity cross. The strong wooden backing of the cross represents the strength of their relationship, and the colorful, ornate, detailed front of the cross represented the beauty between them. The sun was shining, and clouds were moving. It was such a beautiful ceremony! The night continued with dancing, AMAZING sunset photos, bouquet, and a garter toss. They even “cut” a cookie! It was the great day thanks to all the friends and family involved. Cheers to the happy couple! Have a blast in Disney World! 

 

Venue: Five Oaks Farm
Hair: Becca Sanders with The Beautique Beauty Studio
Make-up: Leah Crowell
Jewelry: Bracelet and Earrings by Kendra Scott
Wedding Dress Designer: Rebecca Ingram
Wedding Dress Store: Lang's Bridal
Men’s Formal Wear Designer: National Tuxedo Rental
Rentals: AM Linen
Lighting and Sound: Callisto Sound & Lighting
Flowers: Hobby Lobby, DIY by the bride! 
Catering: Rough Crew BBQ
Brownies: HEB Bakery
Cookies: Made with love by the Mother of the Groom
Signs: DIY by the Bride

Prints: PrintPlace
Wedding Planning: Done by the Bride
Officiant: Judy Madden from Pathway Church in Burleson
Bartender: Pink Glitter Events
Bride's ring: Troy Vinson Jewelers
Groom's ring: Zales
Flower girl petals: Petal Garden
Honeymoon details: Disney World in Orlando, Florida

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/10/wedding-shani-marcus-five-oaks-farm-in-cleburne-texas Sat, 20 Oct 2018 02:30:00 GMT
Wedding | Brooke & Dev | Buffalo Valley Event Center https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/10/wedding-brooke-dev-buffalo-valley-event-center Brooke & Dev’s Wedding

Get ready for those tissues y’all. There wasn’t a dry eye in the building. Brooke and Dev have been waiting for years for this special to happen. Their wedding day meant the world to them. Brooke was especially excited about seeing her Dad. The term “daddy’s girl” doesn’t even come close to describing their close relationship. We set Kalvin (her dad) up for the first look. He said, “No pictures of me crying. I’ll pay you.” I laughed and said, “Those are the best ones!” Brooke looked stunning as she walked to her dad. Those tears were falling!! Brooke’s mom and bridesmaids witness this special moment. Soon after, they decided to facetime Brett Bland, Brooke’s brother. Brett is in the Navy and stationed in Florida. As a family, they gave him a call. More tears. Minutes later, Brett comes out to surprise the entire family!! I’m not crying, your crying. Everyone was crying and the tears didn’t stop there. Brooke walked down the aisle at Buffalo Valley Event Center in Denton, Texas. They had about 400 people between the Blands and the Surati family. It was an amazing day with lots of love and laughter. Cheers to this wonderful couple! May your lives be filled with joy! 

Venue: Buffalo Valley Event Center
Hair:  Jenna Fox
Make-up:  Jenna Fox
Wedding Dress Designer: Essence by
Austrlia
Wedding Dress Store:  Bridal Boutique
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Men's Wearhouse
Rentals: 5 Star Rental
Flowers: T&T Flowers
Cakes: Shannon Cooper
Videographer: Blalock Media
Signs: Made by the Bride! 

 


 

 

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Bridals | Brooke Bland | Buffalo Valley Event Center in Denton Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/10/bridals-brooke-bland-buffalo-valley-event-center-in-denton-texas Brooke Bland's Bridals at Buffalo Valley Event Center


Brooke Bland is a beauty! Say that three times fast. Yesterday, she married the man of her dreams, Dev Surati. Her bridal session was flawless. We begin the day on the west side of Buffalo Valley Ranch. It felt like we had the world at our fingertips. Wide open skies, natural cactuses, and lavish lakes were at our complete disposal. Brook’s mom and maid of honor also joined us. They were such a huge help carrying the dress and making sure Brooke was at ease. About halfway through the session, Brooke receives a phone call. It’s her younger brother. He is in the military and they’ve been waiting for months to receive orders. He’s going to California! It was a special moment to capture that was completely unexpected and Brooke was thrilled. A big THANK YOU goes to the wonderful vendors for helping Brooke feel so beautiful on her special day. This day is extra special for Brooke because she has lost over 100 pounds. YES. Double 0's.  With her will and determination - she can do anything. She changed her daily habits into weekly ones which grew into life style change. Eating right, and hitting gym is possible! Let that be an example to all of us. Congratulations on being the best version of you!!!
 


Venue: Buffalo Valley Event Center
Hair:  Jenna Fox
Makeup: Jenna Fox
Wedding Dress Designer: Essence by Australia
Wedding Dress Store:  Bridal Boutique

Flowers: T & T Flowers

 


 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/10/bridals-brooke-bland-buffalo-valley-event-center-in-denton-texas Sat, 06 Oct 2018 17:30:00 GMT
Wedding | Caroline & Roland | Chapel Creek Ranch https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/9/wedding-caroline-roland-chapel-creek-ranch Caroline & Roland’s Wedding at Chapel Creek Ranch

 

This day is the best day. It was clearly written all over Caroline’s face. That smile NEVER left. Chapel Creek Ranch provided the perfect setting for this upscale wine-loving couple. Caroline wore a stunning Hayley Paige gown and Roland sported a Renoir navy tux with black lapels. Gland Slam Hair and Makeup did a wonderful job sprucing up the ladies! That lip color was beautiful on her. Caroline and Roland meet
work, and started dating 5 days later. Due to their work, they’ve moved all over the country. Over the years they lived in several different states but Wednesday night was date night. No matter what. No matter where. They would log on to video chat and talk for hours. Roland kept her laughing all night long, just as he did on their wedding day. Sistered States made sure everything ran smoothly while Steve Laberbera brought the party. It was a PARTY. They danced all night long, and with a room full of Aggie’s we couldn’t go without the Aggie War Hynm. Cheers to a great wedding and an even better marriage!! 
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Venue:  Chapel Creek Ranch
Wedding Planning: Sistered States
Hair:  Grand Slam Hair and Makeup
Makeup:  Grand Slam Hair and Makeup

Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Wedding Dress Store:  Bliss Bridal, Brookfield WI
Men’s Formal Wear Designer: Renoir 
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Bravo Suit and Tux of Houston
Rentals: 5 Star Rentals
Flowers: Flower Garden
Catering: Beyond the Box
Cakes: Jenny Layne Cake
Band/DJ: Steve Labarbera
Videographer: Daoud
Transportation: UBER
Officiant:  Diego Garcia

 

 


 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/9/wedding-caroline-roland-chapel-creek-ranch Fri, 07 Sep 2018 23:30:00 GMT
Engaged | Caroline & Roland | Denton Square & TWU https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/9/engaged-caroline-roland-denton-square-twu  

Caroline & Roland are Engaged!

 

Wholey crap you guys. This couple is so in love I can’t contain myself. Caroline & Roland drove all up to Denton from Houston to visit family on Easter weekend. We also happened to sneak in their engagement session. THEY ARE SO IN LOVE. I’d ask them to sit here, stand there, and they just fell so naturally into each other, it was magical. They meet at work and it was an instant attraction. They start dating 3 days after meeting. When you know, you know right? Now, they work together at a family Winery. Yes! Their home-grown family wine will be at the September wedding. SO COOL. Speaking of cool, Roland proposed in Maui, Hawaii! It was Caroline’s birthday weekend and Roland took her on a helicopter ride. They landed at the top of the mountain and he dropped to one knee. I can just imagine her smile much like she smiled through the engagement session. We walked around the Denton Square then explored TWU. It was a perfect March day. Warm, a little breeze and full of love. Congratulations Caroline and Roland!

 

 

 

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Engaged | Brooke & Dev | River Walk in Flower Mound, Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/8/engaged-brooke-dev-river-walk-in-flower-mound-texas  

Brooke & Dev Engagements

WOW! This couple is looking good! Brooke has a stunning smile and I’m loving her long dark flowing hair. Dev and I went to the same high school together. He’s a few years younger, but somehow we got stuck in the history same class. I remember him being baller at basketball, which is how Brooke and Dev meet! Brooke was hanging out with some friends at the Railroad Park Basketball Court. It’s a small court in Sanger, Texas. Dev came sliding up in his truck, music blaring, and rims flashing. Brook thought, “who the hell is this kid?”...they chatted for a bit and traded numbers. No big deal right? Little did they know they’d be engaged a few years later! I could have hung out with this couple all day. They were so joyful and fun to be around. These images were taken at the brand new River Walk in Flower Mound Texas. It’s so new it’s still under construction in some areas but we made it work. I can’t wait for their October 2018 wedding. See y’all again soon! Congratulations!

 

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Wedding | Courtney & Dominique | Chapel at Chestnut Square in Mckinney Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/8/wedding-courtney-dominique-chapel-at-chestnut-square-in-mckinney-texas Courtney and Dominique


 

Seven years ago, they meet at dinner with friends. Yesterday, they got married and had dinner with friends. I love when life comes full circle! Courtney & Dominique tied the knot at the cutest little white chapel called Chapel at Chestnut Square in Mckinney Texas. Rain poured down outside as guests started to arrive. We could see outside the window as Courtney and her sister Catherine were getting ready. The last button was fashioned and we were ready to walk down the aisle! Dominique thought he could handle it, but down came the tears. The groomsmen had a bet going...someone lost $20! It was really was the sweetest thing. He truly loves her. Vows and rings were exchanged and husband and wife shared their first kiss! Soon after the rain stopped. It was meant to be. We took photos in this beautiful garden then made our way to Rick’s Chophouse. YUM. Burgers, catfish and a chicken salad were served. The strawberry cake was delicious! Made by the one and only Breadwinners. Their wedding was exactly the way they wanted it. It was a great day. Enjoy married life! And happy honeymooning in Hawaii!!

 

 

Venue: Chapel at Chesnut Square

Hair: Braided Bride

Make-up: Braided Bride

Jewelry: Kendra Scott

Wedding Dress Designer: Allure Romance

Wedding Dress Store: Terry Costa

Men’s Formal Wear: JCPenny

Flowers: Made by the bride!

Catering: Rick’s Chophouse

Cakes: Breadwinners

Officiant: Keith Long - LoveNotes

Honeymoon details: Hawaii

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/8/wedding-courtney-dominique-chapel-at-chestnut-square-in-mckinney-texas Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:30:00 GMT
Wedding | LeAnn & Eddie | The Lodge https://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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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/7/wedding-leann-eddie-the-lodge Thu, 05 Jul 2018 23:32:00 GMT
Bridals | LeAnn Stranes | Park in Argyle, Texas https://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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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/6/bridals-leann-stranes-park-in-argyle-texas Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Why First Look Pictures are so Wonderful https://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 (Ariana Nicole 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 https://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 https://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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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/6/wedding-kourtnee-kirwin-bentley-station-in-corinth-texas Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:30:00 GMT
Wedding | Kellsie & Josh | Rustic Grace Estate https://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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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/4/wedding-kellsie-josh-rustic-grace-estate Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:30:00 GMT
Wedding | Amy & Terrick | Reflections on Spring Creek https://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 https://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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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/3/bridals-lauren-lilly-dallas-country-club Sun, 04 Mar 2018 16:30:00 GMT
Valentine's Engagement Session | Los Rios Country Club https://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 https://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 https://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 (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://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 https://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 https://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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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2018/2/wedding-ellie-chris-st-mark-catholic-church-denton-country-club Wed, 07 Feb 2018 23:05:19 GMT
Engaged | Ellie & Chris | St. Marks Catholic Church in Argyle Texas https://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 (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://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 https://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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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/12/wedding-laine-james-howell-family-farms Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:30:00 GMT
Wedding | Amanda & Thoren | Frisco Heritage Wedding Chapel https://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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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-amanda-thoren-frisco-heritage-wedding-chapel Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Wedding | Krizia & Eddie | The Linq in Las Vages https://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 (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://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 https://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 (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://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 https://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 (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://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 https://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 (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://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 https://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 (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/9/bridals-stormy-seese-bellavita-farms-in-conllinsville-texas Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Engagements | Stormy & Brian | Sanger, TX https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/8/engagements-stormy-brian-sanger-tx  Stormy & Brian's Engagements

OH MY GOODNESS. This couple is full of love and energy. Stormy and Brian have been engaged for about a year and a half. They meet at through a mutual friend at a small backyard shindig and then he took her on a date the next day and we've been inseparable since. How cute is that? When Brain proposed, Stormy told me, "I threw him a surprise birthday party and invited friends and family. He knew about he party and proposed right after we sang happy birthday." CRAZY?! Like straight out of a romance movie.  During their engagement session we walked around my secret tree-covered dirt road and this gorgeous sun drenched field in Sanger, Texas. It was prefect for this country couple. Boots, jeans, and cute dress is my kind of style! They also brought along their dog, Frisco. This black lab has been with Brian for over 10 years. He is a huge part of Brian's life and had to be included in the engagement pictures. He stayed right by Stormy's and Brian's side the entire session. Two months ago, Frisco was diagnoses with cancer and given two weeks to live. He is such a strong fighter! Since new medicine, he is happier then ever and full of spirit. I hope to see him at their wedding in September at their beautiful home in Callisburg, Texas. 

 

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/8/engagements-stormy-brian-sanger-tx Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:30:00 GMT
Engaged | Cylie & Chris | Chapel Creek Ranch and Turner Falls https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/8/engaged-cylie-chris-chapel-creek-ranch-and-turner-falls  

Cylie & Chris Engagements at Chapel Creek Ranch and Turner Falls

 

Alright y’all. Get the tissues ready because this is going to be a heartfelt possible tear jerker of a story.

 

As some of you know, Cylie has been assisting me at shoots, weddings and helping out in the office. Over the past few months, Cylie and I have become best of friends. When she first contacted me about wanting to learn photography, I knew there was something different about this girl. She’s smart. She’s intuitive. She’s eggier to please and has the hunger to learn as much as she can. She is such a hard worker and has grown leaps and bounds within photography. I meet both Chris and Cylie about 4 years ago at their son’s maternity shoot. Carson now has a beautiful baby sister Cambri. Chris and Cylie have been together for 5 years and it got me thinking. Through high school parties, family turbulence, and two babies, they have made it. Together. Watching this couple during their engagement session at Turner Falls, lite a fire inside me. They are strong and can overcome anything the world puts in front of them. Their connection is so powerful it’s extraordinary, and yet it seems effortless. Chris and Cylie have their entire lives’ a head of them and come their wedding day in May, I am honored to capture their love again.

 

Below is message to Chris from Cylie. Her perspective towards love is reason 9365947375 why I love her.

 

Love doesn't come easy. It's not a fairytale story that's all smiles and sweet kisses. It's hard.
To love someone so much more then you ever imaged loving more than yourself is hard. To put the best interest of another person before your own every single decision you make, is hard. To be completely vulnerable with someone, knowing they know your weakness and you can't pretend it's not there, is hard. Constantly facing all of life's challenges that get thrown at you knowing you can't give up and go another direction because it's no longer just about you, is hard. Becoming parents, to not just one demanding human, but two, is hard. You get lost in the day to day routines, you forget that the other person is still the person you feel in love with, and love requires attention to. Being a constant role model for one another to grow as a better team, is hard. I think the hardest thing about love is, knowing you can’t be without that person. Your world is one, and the thought of that, scares you. As hard as love is, loving you is as easy as 1,2, and 3. You are an incredible daddy, an amazing husband to be, you’re my best friend, the person I want to share all my secrets with, the person I come to for comfort, the person I come to, to celebrate my accomplishments. Accomplishments that I went after because I had you in my corner every step of the way. I love you beyond the waterfall, I truly can't wait to be your wife, to spend forever accomplishing life together.

 

Congratulations Cylie & Chris. You guys are truly incredible and have a passionate future to look forward to!

 

Wedding Venue: Chapel Creek Ranch

Engagement Location: Turner Falls 

Make up: Kaylee Niccole Chastain

 

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/8/engaged-cylie-chris-chapel-creek-ranch-and-turner-falls Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:30:00 GMT
Wedding | Jamie & Jake | Towering Oaks in Valley View, Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/7/wedding-jamie-jake-towering-oaks-in-valley-view-texas Jamie and Jake's Wedding at Towering Oaks in Valley View, Texas

WOW! I seriously am still in ah over how stunning Jamie and Jake’s wedding was! Every little unique detail was perfect, from the fun kids table full of crayons, big sun glasses, bubbles, and fun glow sticks, to the beautiful purple and green with a splash of silver sparkles décor including the handmade center pieces! Not to mention every table had a different center piece!! The theme of their wedding was peacocks. How fun is that? I love how much thought, time and energy went into making Jamie and Jake’s day everything they ever wanted. They both have incredible sets of parents that played right along with the day, not forgetting to join in the fun, especially on the dance floor! Now, I know we're “not supposed to talk about it” says Jamie, but you were such a beautiful bride, with double the glow of a new wife, and too soon to be new mom! You were such a champ with having the most beautiful outdoor ceremony and killed it in the Texas heat. The ceremony was so bright and stunningly colored. The blue orchids, purple and green hydrangeas, white and purple roses, cella lilies and seeded ecup mixed with the lit candle lanterns, was seriously magical! I couldn’t have pictured it any better! The love that Jamie and Jake have for each other is truly just that, magical. Jake’s face lit up seeing his one and only coming down that aisle. Tears of joy were shed throughout the ceremony said all they needed to. I truly believe you both have a once and a lifetime love for one another, and I am so grateful to have been a part of y’alls story! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both, not only are you embarking on the journey of marriage, but also soon to welcome your first baby boy! I am thrilled or all of you, and can’t wait to watch you all grow together as a family! That’s going to be one handsome, lucky child. Congrats Jamie and Jake!

Venue: Towering Oaks Haven
Hair: The Tease Hair Studio - Payton Briney
Makeup: Dailey Statowski
Jewelry: Claire's
Ring: Brilliant Jewels 
Wedding dress: David Bridal 
Flowers: T&T Flowers 
Men’s Formal Wear: Men's warehouse 
Lighting/Decor: Family made! 
Catering: Family BBQ
Cakes: Stiletto Kitchen
Band/DJ: DJ connection  
Videographer: Richard Hope

Photobooth: Red Photobooth
Officiant: Grant Bowles 
Honeymoon details: Jamaica - Montego Bay

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/7/wedding-jamie-jake-towering-oaks-in-valley-view-texas Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:30:00 GMT
Bridals | Jamie Wardrup | Towering Oaks Wedding Venue https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/7/bridals-jamie-wardrup-towering-oaks-wedding-venue Jamie's Bridal Session at Towering Oaks Wedding Venue

 

I just love these beautiful bridal shots of Jamie! Can you believe she was even more beautiful at her wedding yesterday? Seems almost impossible, but it’s so true! You had the most amazing newlywed glow! Married looks absolutely perfect on you! I can’t get over the unique theme Jamie chose, peacocks! Yes, peacocks, and it was stunning. Look at her perfect white rose bouquet with peacock feathers added! How cute, and so original! Jamie’s bridal shoot was at her gorgeous venue, Towering Oaks, in Valley View, TX. We started off out by the pearl white gazebo that made Jamie’s stunning bouquet colors pop! Then we continued around the venue, took a few shots by the pond. I gained knowledge that Jamie and her husband both drive trucks for a living. So jealous they get paid to travel! We made our way into the mansion, they had a beautiful staircase I couldn’t help myself to grab a few shots. Jamie added a huge wow factor to them of course! This wedding venue was originally a bed and breakfast and they can accommodate up to 14 people. We ended our session with the best Texas sunset that set perfectly by the venue. It captured Jamie’s blissful smile she kept the entire time! Jamie, you made a beautiful bride, and I loved being apart of your big day! I can't wait to share all of your wedding photos!

 

Hair: The Tease Hair Studio - Payton Briney
Makeup: Bailey 
Statowski
Jewelry: Claire's
Ring: 
Brilliant Jewels 
Wedding dress: David Bridal 
Flowers: T&T Flowers 

 

 

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ariana@anmphoto.com (Ariana Nicole Photography) https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/7/bridals-jamie-wardrup-towering-oaks-wedding-venue Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Wedding | Kiersten & Sam | Harmony Chapel in Aubrey Texas https://www.anmphoto.com/blog/2017/7/wedding-kiersten-sam-harmony-chapel-in-aubrey-texas  

Wedding | Kiersten & Sam | Harmony Chapel in Aubrey Texas

 

I can not wait to share all these gorgeous wedding photos from Kiersten and Sam’s wedding, But for now, here's a peek! Everything was simply beautiful! From the pink rose petals to the beautiful crystal chandelier that added the perfect amount of sparkl