Emily & Tristan’s engagement previews!

Emily & Tristan are getting married next year at THE SPRINGS Event Venues with some of my favorite top vendors in the industry! I cannot wait for this wedding 

Today I shot their engagements at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and although it was cloudy and muggy, they were rock stars!

The Connerly family studio previews

One of my favorite studios is the Lumen Room, so when the Connerly family booked me for a family session but did not want to be out in this awful Summer heat, I knew the perfect place!

This sweet couple has been married two years and share a daughter together but each have children from previous marriages. They make a beautiful combined family and the older kids have become the best of friends 🙂 The session was super quick but so much fun as you can see in the photos below.

Valerie & Edward’s Catholic wedding previews

I shot a gorgeous Catholic wedding at St Jude Catholic Church of Mansfield

Valerie & Edward have such a special story and have two handsome little boys together.

From the bride:

My husband and I met at the start of our senior year in high school. He was a football player and I was a cheerleader and we met through mutual friends. Over the course of 6 months we became the best of friends, even though he always wanted to be more.
However, I started to fall for him and the exact
moment I knew I was in love with him was on my birthday 2004 when he skipped his lunch, drove across town 30 mins to a flower shop to buy me the most beautiful bouquet of tulips with a bright pink bow on it, drove back to class late, sat though class with the flowers then walked across the school to give them to me. I had only ever told him once that my favorite flower was tulips and my favorite color was pink, but he remembered. We officially started dating exactly a month later and we have been inseparable ever since. My husband has always been a romantic and over the last 14 years I have fallen more in love with him every day. We always knew we would get married but life happened, and we just hadn’t been able to till now.
The Proposal: On Christmas eve Dec 2013 we went to the children’s mass as we always do every year. There was a large present under the tree and all month he kept telling me it was going to be the best Christmas ever. I kept telling him that as long as I had him and my boys that it would be great regardless. He continued to tell me it would be just awesome. What I didn’t know was he had taken my oldest with him in October to choose my ring together and he had been planning to propose since then. Before mass I told him that I wanted a family picture but my youngest son was just months old at the time and I had to leave mass to nurse him in the car (the black dress I wore wasn’t nursing friendly) We ended up leaving right after but when we got home, I was in the kitchen about to walk upstairs and he told me not to change because we still had to take our family picture. He then asks me to stand in front of our Christmas tree and says that we should let our oldest take one of just him and I. Little did I know he was actually recording. Right before we take what I think is a picture he holds my hands tells me how much he loves me and how blessed he is to have spent this many Christmases with me and how amazing and wonderful he thinks I am. Somehow between those sweet words and the next minute I just remember him asking me to put this brown paper bag on the table, which is where he had been hiding the box with the ring. As I turn around to put the bag on the table and when I turn back around to look at him he is on one knee reminding me that he is looking forward to forever with me.

Caitlin & Donnie at The Springs!

From the bride:

We met through my partner teacher who knew Donnie from grade school. It took me a month before I let her give him my number, and she gave it to Darla instead! So she forwarded my number to him. He texted me and we immediately hit it off, we made plans for that weekend to go to an FC Dallas game. Everything after just fell into place.

Donnie, Kiersten, and my mom planned an impromptu family house warming for my new apartment. Donnie proceeded to carry a cart of goodies up my 3 flights of stairs in the heat of July. He was a nervous wreck. Donnie asked me to open up mail he “received” that was a baseball card. He said he got a surprise card and he wanted me to open it for luck that it would be a good card. When I opened it it was a baseball card that had a picture of us on it and it said “Will you marry me?” Next thing I know he is on his knee and he asked and of course I could only say YES!!

Vendors:

Venue: THE SPRINGS Event Venues

Bartenders & Security: JC Bartending

Caterer: E & J Carolina BBQ

Cake: Brendals Cakes

Photography: Brandi Mccomb Photography – DFW Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Makeup Artist: Flawless Faces by Felice

Florist: Renee Windlinger

DJ: Dj Mike Mixx it

Videographer: Ben Cooper

Officiant: Pat Cummins

Courtnie and Jonathan Mckinney’s wedding previews

Jonathan has a sweet little boy and they both just love Courtnie!

Courtnie immediately became a mom and they are a sweet little family. This wedding was gorgeous and I was in love with the color palet! Just take a look at some of my favorites from the day.

Venue – Las Colinas Country Club Drive

Coordinator – Alex Stein

Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

*More vendor info to come

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Brittany’s bridals!

Congrats Brittany & Danny!!
 
They were just married at the breathtaking Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Jamaica today, we were bummed we could not be there but I am thrilled to finally be able to share her gorgeous bridals I shot a few months ago at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
 
Isn’t she a stunning bride? Just wow!
 
Hair & Makeup – Marbles Beauty
 
Bouquet – Treasured Blossoms Flower Market

Dress – LuLu’s Bridal Boutique

Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

#JamacianMeACulver


Pyrotex fireworks show at STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR 2018

You have not seen the greatest fireworks show if you have not seen a Pyrotex fireworks show!

I take my girls every year and I always photograph these incredible fireworks, I have never seen anything like them! You must arrive at least 2 hours prior, typically starts around 9:30pm. Patrons should always carpool and plan to arrive early as onsite parking is limited and they start blocking off traffic and entry locations around 9pm. DART transportation is available. 

There is family fun activities from 4-8pm, live band from 7-9pm then the fireworks display!

Here are just some of my favorite shots I captured tonight, to see it in person is an incredible experience! Have you ever seen fireworks form a heart??

Venue – Firewheel Town Center, in conjunction with the City of Garland
Client – Pyrotex
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

#FirewheelFourth

Video here –

Rowlett Summer Musicals presents “The Wizard of Oz”

See below somewhere Over the Rainbow as we Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a wonderful place called Oz with Dorothy and Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion.

They had their most successful show yet with over 82 cast members, 3 casts filled with the most talented kids and teens around!

Are you interested in their program? There’s still time to get your video audition in for Junie B Jones! Deadline is THIS FRIDAY!!! Visit their website for complete details. http://www.rowlettsummermusicals.com/

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Ashley & Alan’s wedding previews in Glen Rose, TX

From the bride:

Alan & I met through my sister Krista, who was a coworker and friend of his. When I was looking to move to the Austin area Krista said to reach out to Alan because he had been looking for a roommate. I had met Alan before in social settings, so I reached out and moved in with him in August of 2012.  My plan was to live with him for about six months before getting my own place, but as it turns out there was much more in store for us and we are very excited to start our next chapter as husband and wife.

The wedding took place on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM on the family property in Glen Rose, TX, Alan’s mom found all vendors who did a phenomenal job, as soon as I have that list I will add them.