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Now that I’ve been done with my maternity leave for quite some time, I’ve got LOTS of updates coming your way. We’ll start with Emily’s insanely gorgeous bridal portraits and later this week I’ll show you her sweet vintage styled wedding at The Bell Tower Chapel and Gardens in Fort Worth. We started Emily’s bridal portrait session at a luxury bedding and decor boutique in Plano called The Iron Bed. This place smelled just as heavenly as it looked and definitely didn’t make it much fun to go back home to my Target bedding, HAHA! It’s impossible to take a bad photo of Emily, especially when she’s all glammed up with her loose curls and custom one of a kind wedding gown from Bliss Bridal Salon in Fort Worth.

Beautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas posing for her bridal portraits at the gorgeous vintage styled Iron Bed store in Frisco, Texas with her beautiful brunette loose curls.pintopinterestBeautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas posing for her bridal portraits at the gorgeous vintage styled Iron Bed store in Frisco, Texas with her beautiful brunette loose curls.pintopinterestBeautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas posing for her bridal portraits at the gorgeous vintage styled Iron Bed store in Frisco, Texas with her beautiful brunette loose curls.pintopinterestBeautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas posing for her bridal portraits at the gorgeous vintage styled Iron Bed store in Frisco, Texas in front of a canopy bed with her beautiful brunette loose curls.pintopinterestBeautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas posing for her bridal portraits at the gorgeous vintage styled Iron Bed store in Frisco, Texas with her beautiful brunette loose curls.pintopinterest

Next we headed over to one of my absolute FAVORITE places to shoot at. M Group Studio is located inside the historic McKinney Cotton Mill and is a photographer’s dream with it’s modern decor, century old wood floors, exposed brick walls, and floor to ceiling windows that let in the yummiest natural light no matter what time of day you’re shooting. Beautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas posing for her bridal portraits at the modern rustic M Group Studio in McKinney, Texas with her gorgeous statement necklace and loose curls.pintopinterestBeautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas posing for her bridal portraits at the modern rustic M Group Studio in McKinney, Texas with her gorgeous statement necklace loose curls.pintopinterestBeautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas posing for her bridal portraits at the modern rustic M Group Studio in McKinney, Texas with her gorgeous statement necklace and bouquet of wild flowers.pintopinterest

We finished off our session at nearby Erwin park in McKinney for a few outdoor portraits with her cowboy boots and wild flower bouquet. You should have seen us nearly all pee our pants when we heard the unmistakable sound of gunshots in the distance! No worries though, we finally figured out that there was a gun range nearby…or at least that’s what we told ourselves!

Beautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas in a field with her gorgeous statement necklace holding a bouquet of wild flowers.pintopinterestBeautiful bride Emily in her custom wedding dress by Bliss Bridal of Fort Worth, Texas in a field with her gorgeous statement necklace and cowboy boots holding a bouquet of wild flowers.pintopinterest

Check back later this week to see photos from Emily and Chase’s vintage styled wedding. I promise you Chase is just as pretty as Emily!

 

 

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  • Crystal Michelleq

    Her dress is sooo dreamy! Beautiful as always! Glad to see your back c:ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Shanna, your work is amazing and you were an absolute blast to work with :) Thanks for everything.ReplyCancel

Meet Christina, Joseph, Maddison, and Mackenzie! This family was so sweet and fun and boy did this session turn into quite the adventure for a little bit! When we stopped at this spot to do some photos, Christina set her purse down on the other side of this bench. We shot photos, laughed, and moved on down the street to a new spot.

A mother and her daughters in white tank tops, jeans, and bright colored flower headbands with mirrored sunglasses in Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

A family wearing white tank tops, blue jeans, and bright colored flower headbands shot in downtown Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

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A mother and her daughters in white tank tops and blue jeans with brightly colored flower headbands in an alley in downtown Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

We were probably gone for a good ten to fifteen minutes when we realized CRAP! THE PURSE! Joseph ran back over to get it while I snapped some more photos of the girls, but it was gone. That quick…just gone. Christina sprung into action, kicked off those turquoise heels and went running down the street the way only a woman whose LIFE just went missing could run! There were some kids playing nearby but they hadn’t seen anyone pick up the purse. Just when we were dialing the bank to cancel her cards, a black car drove up and asked if we were looking for a Coach purse with a white phone in it. YES! YES, we were! Those sweet souls saw it driving by and took it to the police station! We walked to the station and not only was her purse there, everything in her purse was still there! Turns out there ARE still genuinely good people left in the world!

Two sisters in black and white dressed in white tank tops, blue jeans, and flower headbands in Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

Yes, they are just as sweet as they are cute!

A family dressed in white shirts and blue jeans with brightly colored flower headbands in front of a tin building in downtown Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

A family dressed in white shirts and blue jeans with brightly colored flowered headbands posing for photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterest

A family dressed in white shirts and blue jeans with brightly colored flowered headbands posing for photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterest

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I absolutely ADORE this couple! Allison found me through Pinterest when she was browsing for wedding inspiration…how cool is that?! We totally hit it off through email and after discovering that we live in the same neighborhood we met up at the local coffee shop and the rest is history. After our meeting I seriously called up my best friend all the way in New York and told her how much she would love Allison, too…haha! I’m pretty sure I was gushing…”she’s a VW girl, and a dog mama, and she has a sapphire engagement ring (swoon!)!” I am ridiculously excited to be a part of their wedding day this fall at La Buena Vida Vineyards in historic downtown Grapevine! It’s sure to be gorgeous, sweet, and absolutely perfect!

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Allison and Seanpintopinterest

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This is their sweet pup, Hank! He was such a good boy and a total lover. If the city of Fort Worth would allow me to have more dogs, I might have tried to take him home with me!

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I fell in LOVE with Allison’s blue peep-toe kitten heels the second I saw them…and then she told me they were Frye’s. And I died.

Allison and Seanpintopinterest

Allison and Seanpintopinterest

Allison and Seanpintopinterest

I was in loooove with the lace cut-out on the back of Allison’s shirt!

Allison and Seanpintopinterest

Turns out Sean can sass things up, too!

Allison and Seanpintopinterest

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I’ll be shooting Heather and Julian’s wedding this October (!!!) and even though we’ve already done their engagement photos, we just had to get some new photos with their new addition! Meet Mr. Han Solo! They rescued Han from a local shelter a few months ago and immediately fell in love. He’s seriously the sweetest pup and he minds so well! I can’t imagine any reason in the world why someone would surrender this dog to the pound.

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An engaged couple with their rescue dog in front of a Texas mural in Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

An engaged couple with their rescue dog in Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

An engaged couple with their rescue dog in Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

Kisses from his rescue dog in Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

Han is quite generous with the lovin!

An engaged couple with their black and pink converse shoes and their rescue dog in Grapevine, Texas.pintopinterest

An engaged couple with their rescue dog and Star Wars t-shirt in a field of wild flowers in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

An engaged couple with their rescue dog in a field of wild flowers in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

I really hope Han gets to come to the wedding at Parson’s Table this fall. I just know he’ll look pretty handsome in a bow tie, and I bet he can catch a garter in his mouth like the best of them!

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  • Clare

    Aw! I got to meet Han a few weeks ago, and you definitely captured his sweet spirit! I think he’d make a fine groomsdog :)ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    These look awesome, Shanna! I love the top portrait of Han. You captured my sweet boy so wonderfully! The last one is my favorite. Our first family portrait! Thank you so much, friend. You continue to outdo yourself. Can’t wait for October and YES Han will be there, in a necktie.ReplyCancel

This BEAUTIFUL woman is Delaine! She’s smart, gorgeous, accomplished, fun, and is at SUCH an exciting point of her life right now. She’s one of the most honest, hard working ladies I know and it was an honor to get to photograph her and catch up since we hadn’t really seen each other since high school. It certainly didn’t feel like “work” hanging out for the afternoon at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens to get these photos, that’s for sure!

lifestyle photography at the beautiful grapevine botanical gardens of a gorgeous red head wearing frye boots.pintopinterest

Delaine is a woman after my own heart…HELLO YUMMY FRYE BOOTS! I think I spent half of our session drooling over her boots. The style she’s wearing is a style that’s not normally carried in stores so I was SUPER excited to get to check them out in person! While we’re on the subject of boots to die for…I’m gonna go ahead and put this out there : when I die, I’d like to be buried in my Janes, please. I’m serious.

black and white lifestyle photography at the grapevine botanical gardenspintopinterest

lifestyle photography at the grapevine botanical gardens of a gorgeous red head wearing an aqua blouse.pintopinterest

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lifestyle photography at the grapevine botanical gardenspintopinterest

lifestyle photography at the grapevine botanical gardens with warm afternoon lightpintopinterest

lifestyle photography at the grapevine botanical gardens with warm afternoon lightpintopinterest

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  • I had such a ball shooting with you, Shanna!!!!! You are so accomplished and I have never had better photos! You are going to be my one and only from now on, that’s for dang sure. :-) I’m so glad we’ve reconnected and I am positive that I am going to kick it with my Frye boots with you sometime in the near future. I can’t wait to meet Rhett and Bailey. My FAVORITE pic is of me sitting in the flower garden with my hands around my knees. I can’t wait to build my private practice website (www.delainetaylor.com–a work currently in progress) with these photos, and use these pictures in therapist directories. They really show a warm, light-hearted, professional side of me that I asked and you did such a wonderful job. I am going to recommend you to every person I know asking for photographers, and then some. xoxoReplyCancel