Bat Mitzvah at the Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas World Aquarium is always an exciting place to go visit, especially with kids! Have you ever thought about planning your next event there? Your child’s birthday? Sweet 16? Bat Mitzvah? Of course they also have gorgeous weddings too!

I am here to tell you it is an awesome experience! You begin with a tour through part of the aquarium then end up downstairs where you can have a buffet style meal and add in a DJ or band for your entertainment, it is seriously so much fun!

Here are some examples to show you just how much fun these kids AND adults had….need more info? Visit their website here: https://www.dwazoo.com/

Mykie & Samantha’s very unique LGBT wedding at the The Quixotic World

I have shot many sessions in Deep Ellum over the years from senior portraits to couples, Modeling, etc, and I always stop at this building because I love the red and black on the outside for my sessions. I have always wondered what they have done to the inside since the name change, back in the 90’s I would see bands play there.

I was so excited when I booked this LGBT wedding and on NYE!! (During the afternoon though), however, when my 2nd shooter and I arrived it was SNOWING!!!! We walked in from such a bright and freezing situation outside to a dark and almost Willie Wonka like scene inside, it was awesome! I was in photography heaven, some photographers may have walked in and been in panic mode because if you do not know how to shoot in low light and I mean almost dark, well then you are in trouble. I have years of experience so I was not worried, I was very excited!

Here are some of my favorites from the ceremony and reception, I absolutely love how this venue looks now and the creative touch the brides added. This venue holds all types of events, you really need to check them out. https://www.thequixoticworld.com/dallasweddingvenue/

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Our Memphis & Nashville vacation

The girls and I had the most wonderful vacation this year!

This time I wanted to do something really memorable and geared more towards music. What better place to go than Memphis and Nashville! We started out in Memphis to tour Graceland and the girls just loved it! I went as a kid but going back as an adult for some reason was really emotional. It was just wonderful. The next morning we headed to Nashville where we stayed 4 days and toured the Country Music Hall of Fame, went to the Gaylord Opryland and saw ICE! and we also saw the incredible Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. I also surprised my oldest with a studio session at a very dear friend of mine’s recording studio.

We went ice skating, made gingerbread houses, had a visit with Santa Claus, ate at many wonderful restaurants. Each year I come up with a different place to take my girls, it is important to me that they get to experience things as they grow up. I got to tour all of the world for nearly 10 years in my 20’s, I want them to get the experience early 🙂

The entire trip is one we will remember always.

Nelson family previews – Dallas Arboretum

Sweet little sibling session at the Dallas Arboretum. This brother and his sisters sure do love each other!

These are some of my favorites!

 

Santa, Mrs. Claus and OLAF!!!

I absolutely love kids and Christmas time!

Some of my very favorite sessions are with Santa, this time we had Mrs. Claus and Olaf!! It was perfect, these are just some of my favorites! There were about 40+ kids!

Excited to announce we will have Santa & Mrs. Claus next year as an option!! We will still have one day with Santa & his Elf as well.

Enchant experience at Globe Life park!

Seriously!!!! MAGICAL!

I took my girls to Enchant last night and not only is it a photographer’s dream, it is a magic wonderland for all ages! We had the VIP experience with dinner in a heated tent to die for, no waiting in line and I simply cannot tell you how amazing it was, you really need to be there to see it, and IT SNOWS!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, we didn’t want to leave!

OH! They had an ice skating rink in the middle of it all, a maze to try and find all of Santa’s reindeer and the big guy himself was there! Food trucks all over the place and the best hot cocoa around.

I want to go back already 🙂

Wedding previews – John & Nicki

Talk about GORGEOUS! The colors of the leaves, a beautiful bride, a handsome groom and so much joy and laughter! It was perfect!!

Venue: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens – Japanese Garden

Planner: Betty Miller (Mom of Groom) Mary Massey (personal friend of Betty Miller)

Caterer: City Kitchen – Judy McCarley

Florist: Opulent Cake and Florist – Donna

Baker: Opulent Cakes – same as above

Dress(es)/Suit(s) Al’s Formal Wear Plano, Bridal Closet Willow Bend

DJ/Band: Marcus Johnson

Makeup/Hair (if applicable)  Veronica Sarabia Hair, Paige Glazer Make up (both friends of Nicki’s)

Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

Décor: Mary Massey – personal friend

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Abigail & Jose’s wedding previews

We did her sister’s wedding this year and she loved our work so much that she also booked us. We were thrilled to see the family again, it was another absolute beautiful wedding!

Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel

Planner: Cassie Privett

Caterer: 18carrotscatering

Florist: Simply Elegant

Baker: Francheska Rivera – Bride’s sister

DJ: Al Turrubiartes

Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

Videographer: Shane John