Year of the brides styled shoot

I had this dream to bring my former brides together for a styled shoot, it was really pretty difficult trying to coordinate schedules with each of the brides and all 15 vendors I had planned on using so I ended up doing something on a lower scale and loved the outcome so much. I shoot around 50+ weddings each year so trying to bring in all former brides together on the same day, well I can dream ūüôā Some were expecting, some just had babies, many already preserved their gowns and a few sadly even trashed their dresses due to divorce ūüôĀ

4 former brides, strangers to each other who instantly turned friends. Each bride has a story, they are different ages, some have kids and some do not. I first had them meet at one of my very favorite hair and makeup salons for the pampering. My vision was for each bride to have a different look according to an era (1940’s bride, 1950’s, etc)

After hair & makeup, they got into their original gowns and then my jewelry vendor provided them each with gorgeous earrings, bracelets, rings and even hair accessories.

We then headed to Prather Park in Dallas to start shooting and that is where one of my favorite florists met us with the most stunning bouquets! I posed each girl, shooting individual shots, two’s and group shots, focusing on details of jewelry, hair and makeup. What a gorgeous day and gorgeous turnout!

What will my next idea be? Stay tuned…

Venue – Prather Park Dallas

Floral – Treasured Blossoms Flower market

Hair & Makeup – Marble’s Beauty

Jewelry – Chloe & Isabel by Melissa

Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

Models – My former brides

 

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Danielle & Clint’s engagement previews!

Danielle & Clint will be tying the knot in May at one of my favorite venues 1899 Farmhouse, Wedding & Event Venue 

I photographed their engagements at Arbor Hills nature Preserve in Plano this morning, it was the most beautiful morning for a photo shoot 

Maggie & Matt’s wedding previews – March 31, 2018

Maggie and Matt’s Story

Matt and Maggie met in 2013.¬†They had their first date at Giuseppe’s in Denton and talked until the restaurant closed. They didn’t talk for awhile after that, but eventually they found each other again and the rest is history! They ended up spending a lot of time with each other and enjoy hiking, reading and relaxing together. In the summer of 2015, they adopted a weenie dog named Sawyer to serve as a little brother to Maggie’s pup, Hector. They moved in together in the fall of 2015 and decided to buy a house in 2017. Now they’re beginning their happily-ever-after.
The Proposal

On a family vacation to New Jersey with Maggie’s extended family, Matt decided to pop the question under the fireworks on the 4th of July. The beach, family time, and now a fiance, it was a vacation to remember!

The Wedding

THE SPRINGS Event Venue
5430 Wildcat Rd, Aubrey, TX 76227

Vendors:

Flowers: T&T Flowers and Gifts, Tammy Bell
Photographer: Brandi McComb, brandi@brandimccombphotography.com
DJ: Mobile Music, Bob Poer
Day of Coordinator: Linda Poer
Security: Officer David Murray
Officiant: Love Notes, Chris Marx
Cake: Jenny Layne Bakery
Linens: 5 Star Rental
Makeup/Hair: Wendy Zerrudo
Catering/Bartending: Blue Mesa Grill, Andrea Hood

Katy & Dennis – March 29, 2018 at The Springs Rockwall

Katy and Dennis were married at The Springs Event Venue in Rockwall, TX.

Dennis and Katy grew up in the small towns of Princeton and Farmersville and went to rival high schools. Dennis was very active in sports and dance and Katy was involved in cheerleading and dance. They had never met until a mutual friend suggested that they had similar interests. Once their paths crossed  junior year of high school, the rest was history! They moved to Los Angeles after graduation and have been pursuing the fitness and entertainment industry ever since. Their dance background plays a huge role in how they met and they continue to share that passion with each other. They also enjoy travel and adventure, and they have exciting things planned for their future together. March 29th, 2018 will be their 5th anniversary.

Dennis proposed to Katy on Christmas Eve in 2016, he surprised her along with friends and family on her way home from the airport for the holidays. A link to the proposal video is attached below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQnop7FA_aU&t=1s

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Vendors:

Venue:  THE SPRINGS Event Venues
Floral –¬†Petals & Pearls Unique Designs
Dress & Veil:¬†LeAnn’s Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Revelry
Decor: MOB Sharon Nicholson
Hair & Makeup: Kyrie Guymon
Dessert Bar: Cynthia Clark
Cake: Kaitlyn Coleman with Caked Up
DJ/Dancer: DJ Ricky Cole
Entertainment: Halie + Brandon Arreaga
Video: Noah Duran
Catering:  Texas Roadhouse РMcKinney
Bartending service: JC Bartending
Dinnerware & Lights:  Front of the House РFOH, Inc
Coordinator: Nancy Robbins
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography

#LockmanforLife  #PoetryHall

Katy’s bridals at the Dallas Arboretum

I can finally show off Katy’s gorgeous bridals we did at the Dallas Arboretum¬†a couple of months ago. She was stunning in her gown from Leann’s Bridal and her mother’s original veil. The beautiful bouquet from¬†Petals & Pearls Unique Designs¬†complimented everything so nicely.

Katy & Dennis were married last night at The Springs Venue in Terrell, TX

Engagement session at the Dallas Arboretum – Courtnie & Jonathan

I will be photographing¬†Courtnie & Jonathan’s wedding in July at the¬†Las Colinas Country Club. This morning we met at the Dallas Arboretum. I¬†actually prefer to shoot in overcast rather than sunlight so I was thrilled when I looked outside this morning as I was preparing to leave.

If you have not been to the Arboretum during their Dallas Blooms, you must go, gorgeous tulips and flowers all over the garden! You still have until April 8, 2018 to do so 

Here are some of the best shots from the session!

 

Maternity session at Prairie Creek Park

Sunset maternity session at Prairie Creek Park, it was beautiful but packed full of other photographers with their clients. I had to really work my magic to shoot to make it look like nobody else was around ūüôā

Here are some of my favorites, this lovely couple is expecting their first child, a boy, next month!

Anna & Ethan’s engagement previews at Prather Park!

I met Anna & Ethan in the morning at Prather Park and we were literally the only ones there. It was such a pretty morning.

Take a look at their previews below, I always suggest a list of locations for my couples to choose from with a description, they fell in love with this area. Their wedding will take place at Mimosa Hall in October!

 

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!