Dallas Winter Wedding
Before Julie's chose me to be her photographer she mentioned that she "doesn't like taking photos," which I hear frequently from prospective clients. I take this as a challenge and assure them that my style will not feel posed and typically recommend an engagement sessiont to build confidence. Engagement sessions are the hardest part becuase there isn't anything happening...it's just portraits, so if you love those images, you'll love your wedding pictures. I was please to hear that Julie and Bear loved their engagement session photos so heading into the wedding, we were poised for success.
There are so many part of this wedding that I adore but most of all I love Julie's classic style and admire her faith and love for Bear. Her design choices were on point for a winter wedding in Dallas. For winter brides I recommend clients bring an article of clothing that will keep them warm AND they can be photographed in. It was a chilly Feburary day and Julie took my advice and had borrowed a white fur stole from family Aunt. I loved the texture of the fur with her Nardos Design wedding dress. Some of my favorite elements were the navy bridesmaids dresses-- I think you can never go wrong with navy and I loved that Julie chose a bouquet with color because it popped against the winter elements. In fact, all the beautiful floral from Branching Out Events was perfect! Another favorite was the pajamas from Desmond and Dempsey-- what a classy gift for the bridesmaids. I'll take one of everything on their site. Also, if you know me, you know I'm a huge paper and calligraphy fan. I have even taken calligraphy courses. There is nothing classier than Julie's invites by Invite Paper and the calligraphy from Kelly House. Hannah from Brooks and Barnes planned the perfect day from the start at Rosewood Mansion to the end at at Arlington Hall at Lee Park and we truly enjoyed working with her and consdier her a close friend. Hannah floats through the day with a genuine smile in three inch sashionable booties.
I asked Julie what she liked most about her wedding day and she responded with "it's hard to choose a favorite part - I loved ALL of it! The best moment was seeing Bear for the first time in the church. I loved being with all of our friends and family during the whole day, and I wouldn't change a thing! I was lucky to have an A-list group of vendors that made it all possible. I am not one to love being the center of attention, and the photo team made me feel so at ease and natural. Cameron's style is very editorial and classic, and my favorite images are the candid moments she captured." As a photographer this is really the best compliment! Thanks Julie. As a side note, the groom, "Bear", is the third sibling I've photographed in the Murchison family (see Jane's wedding here and Daniel's wedding here). I am always so honored to photograph siblings within the same family. Click the 'vendor' tab below to link to the wonderful team that made this happen or it's linked again at the bottom of this post.