Drummathon 2018 previews!

This was our 3rd year to sponsor and photograph the Drummathon event at Klyde Warren Park where they were rocking it out with some kickass celebrity drummers including:

— Mark Schulman (P!NK)
— Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean Band)
— Gregg Potter (The Buddy Rich Band)
— Cathy Rich (The Buddy Rich Band)
— Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Travers, The Monkees)
— Kristopher Chip Ritter (juggling drummer as seen on David Letterman)
— Ric Hare – Emcee (Drummer at worlds greatest Ramones tribute and works at Drummer at Basket Case – A Tribute to Green Day)

It was another successful event with Breast Cancer Can Stick It Foundation, Inc. and we are just blown away each year by the love and support shown by so many who want to support such a great cause! They raised over $50k this year!!

Courtney & Daniel – wedding previews

Venue – Palais at the Avignon Windhaven
Hair & Makeup – Leslie Barajas and Janet Guzman
Floral/Decor – Petals & Pearls Unique Designs
Catering – Culinary Art Catering
DJ – Boogieman DJ Service
Cake & Desserts – Legacy Cakes Baker
Harpist – Carol Tatum
Pastor – Marty Younkin

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Jessie & James wedding previews

A note from the bride:

James and I met for the first time at an MCA Homecoming game back in 2006 when we were 11 and 10 years old, respectively. At the time, we both shared a love of video games and Pokemon. Four years later, I invited James to my first high school dance as an unspoken “more-than-a-friend” date. After a few months, we decided to make it official.
Proposal:​
James often teases me over the sheer number of mugs in my cabinet. On Christmas Eve in 2017, James and I snuck away from the festivities to exchange our gifts. Though I knew a proposal was in the cards fairly soon, I pushed away the thought when I
sized up the three gifts he brought — none were ring-box sized. The last gift I opened was a mug that read “officially off the
market” with an arrow pointing to the handle. As soon as I looked up, James was down on his knee and saying all kinds of sweet words that I desperately tried to commit to memory. Before saying “yes,” I blurted “you got me a mug” and we hugged a lot. To me, each mug has a story, a meaning, a memory. I would trade them all for this one.
Venue: Avalon Legacy Ranch
Planner: Alee Ladd
Caterer: Market Street, Allen
Florist: (same as catering)
Baker: Society Bakery for main cake, Market Street for the rest
Dress(es)/Suit(s): Men’s Wearhouse
DJ/Band: Bride’s aunt – Tree Mills

Makeup/Hair (if applicable) Camryn Brill, friend of bride

Jimmy & Cristina Lee’s wedding previews

From the groom –

We met online through Coffee Meets Bagel. Our first date was a breakfast ate, we had coffee no bagels. I proposed using the game speak out and our boys held up a sign asking her to join our family. When she saw the sign she cried and said yes! Now we are here.

Venue: The Grove
Planner: Erika June
Caterer: Bucca di Bepo
Florist: Erika June
Baker: Sugar Bees Sweet Bakery
Dress(es)/Suits Nicksmens Wear (Arizona) Brides Dress Ivory Row (Arizona) Bridesmaids Patsy
Boutique (Dallas)
DJ/Band: Full Circle Melody
Makeup/Hair (if applicable) Ah Beauty
Videographer: Treaster Productions
Décor: Erika June

Nick & McKenna Shaw’s wedding blog

Our Story

Nick and McKenna met in early spring 2015. While there was an immediate connection, their lives were just beginning and relationships were an afterthought. McKenna had just moved to Dallas after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University, while Nick had recently moved back to Dallas from West Texas. After a few casual dates, things began to get more serious as the Summer came to close. Brunch dates, nights in Uptown and Game of Thrones watch parties were the beginning of something special. They couldn’t get enough of each seeing each other. As time went on and basketball seasons came and went, Nick knew that he had found someone special. They had fallen in love. In the Summer of 2016, they adopted their sweet pup, Jax, and they both knew that they were becoming a family. Nick proposed on June 11th, 2017 and the rest is history. They would like to thank everyone that has helped build and be a part of their relationship to make it to this day. The couple looks forward to celebrating with each and everyone one of you on their wedding day!

Nick proposed to me in Klyde Warren Park on a very early Sunday Morning in the same spot where we had one of
our first dates. Same Chair same picnic table and all. After he popped the questions I was in shock and everything
was kind of a blur, so I asked him if he could ask me again. So, he did. Lol. After the proposal he had all of our family
and friends secretly waiting at a restaurant, so we could share a celebratory brunch.
 http://shawwedding.us/
(our website)


Grooms Hotel: Omni Hotel
Brides Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Downtown
Ceremony: St. Patrick Cathedral
Reception: T&P Station
Planner: Nicole from Blissful by Design
Caterer: City Kitchen
Florist: Lynette Lee
Baker: Savor Patisserie
Dress(es)/Suit(s): Ava’s Bridal & Jos. A Bank
DJ: DJ Connection
Makeup/Hair: Braided Bride/Kaci Strother
Reception Contact: Tanisha Broddus
Photo Booth & Lighting: Complete Weddings & Events / Ron Sexton
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography

39th birthday celebration at Ferris Wheelers Backyard BBQ

Last night I shot a 39th surprise birthday for Jonathan Rosen at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ

It was a party of around 30+ friends and family put on by his girlfriend Jordan, my favorite monkey you ever did see was there to surprise him! Miki the Monkey LOVES his dum dum suckers and helping blow out birthday candles!! The birthday boy was surrounded by friends and family who had such an amazing time! Some of the guests got on the big ferris wheel which always makes for great photos!

I have said it before, this is the BEST BBQ I have ever tasted! If you have not yet been you must try this place out! Great atmosphere, they have plenty of room for parties, events, they even have bands (big stage out back) and let’s not forget the ferris wheel.

Owner Doug Pickering was there greeting guests as usual, hung out with Miki the Monkey and served up the best BBQ in Texas!! Ferris Wheelers Backyard BBQ is located at 1950 Market Center Blvd. On the menu, you can expect “Texas staples such as brisket, ribs, house-made sausage, honey-brined smoked turkey breast and Carolina-style pork shoulder,” according to a press release. “The Southern-influenced sides include smoked BBQ beans, smoked green beans, BBQ mac & cheese, jalapeño bacon cole slaw and Southwestern potato salad.”

Birthday boy – Jonathan Rosen
Venue – Ferris Wheelers Backyard BBQ
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography
Miki the Monkey – B3 Entertainment

 

Shelby & Tayler’s engagement previews!

Shelby & Tayler will be married in October  Today they braved the heat at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden for their engagements.

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Michelle & Eric’s engagement previews!

Michelle & Eric will be tying the knot in March 2019 at the La Cour Venue, McKinney.

Today I did their engagements in Deep Ellum. Stay tuned for their preview blog.

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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.