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Macy {Senior & Surprise}

This senior session started out like any other. The sun was wonderful; which was perfect for Macy (sun flare don’t care) — she LOVES sunny pictures. 

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During this session I had 1 big, BIG secret to keep. By the end of this day, Macy would be engaged.

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Not sure what she is laughing at but I love it.

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Ok, remember the engagement secret? I texted Kyle (Macy’s soon to be fiancé) telling him we were about finished with pictures. I was told to stall because he wasn’t quite ready. Here is the ‘stalling’ location. From a photographer perspective, I was SO happy about the stalling. From a sister/secret keeper perspective, not so much…:)

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The plan was to end Macy’s senior session in a field by our parent’s house. Upon arriving at the field, our plans quickly change. I switched between video & picture in order to grab the moment. Mom and Beth (Kyle’s mom) were on the other side of the tank filming too!

This is a still from a video…

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Another image taken straight from a video. It is just too cute of a moment to leave on a video. Who cares if it is a smidge out of focus?!

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AND the day sure wasn’t over. Kyle had friends and family waiting at my parent’s house to celebrate — a graduation party. Yep, a lot of the guests had no idea about the engagement plan!

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There are so many more pictures I could post… I decided to stick with outdoor pictures.  :)

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Here is Amber and Tanner’s Granbury wedding. A big thanks to these two and their wedding party for being SO flexible. Due to the rain, we had to change a few things BUTTT  I’d say it was a success.:)Excited for these two!

‘Getting Ready’ pictures might be my favorite.

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These custom made shirts were perfect. Shout out to Tashli Wilson!:)

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Tanner’s gift to Amber before the wedding: an infinity bracelet from James Avery. A VERY (see what I did there…) fitting gift!

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I got chills when this happened. First of all meet Chad (Tanner’s dad)…

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see that?! THAT is Tanner’s late grandfather’s wedding band. Tanner, at the time, had no idea about this wedding band switch.

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Wedding in the Pines

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Shortly after the opening prayer, a phone rang… Amber’s phone! She said something like, “Who is calling me?!” It was too funny.

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Note: Grandpa’s wedding band.

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Annnnnnnnd they’re married! Thankful for no rain immediately after the ceremony. I just HAD to get a few more outdoor pictures!:)Right image: my favorite— Amber, you are stunning!

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By this time it was beginning to drizzle…

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Then it was off to the reception.

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A wedding guest pointed out this double rainbow.:)

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Dinner, candy, cake, and toasts.

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We were thrilled to be part of your big day! Congrats again.:)

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laura + chase {engagements}

These two are gettin’ hitched in June a.k.a. we get to welcome one sweet woman into our family! It was a bit chilly the day we took these photos BUTTT I love the way they turned out.:)

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You know me… I love a good tree!

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Oh symmetry…

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See the lower right image? I can hear Laura’s laugh. Macy’s favorites.

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I love it when Macy gets better shots than me… she won this entire location.

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Yep, this is hers too. My favorite.

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The ‘grungy-ness’ of this location makes me happy…. even if there are cardboard boxes piled up!

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Love. Love. Love. These.

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After taking the image on the right, I may have squealed with utmost satisfaction!

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Beanies and The Neptune.;)

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Then it was off to Beans & Franks to warm up with coffee & tea. Are you kidding me with this cuteness? My view on the left. Macy’s on the right. Not sure who wins this one.

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February 11, 2014 - 8:11 am

Kay Wilcoxon - Love them! They are all so beautiful!!

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Its HEEEERE! Rachel & Kalin’s wedding has been one of our favorites so far. I don’t know if it is because they come from two of the most genuine families we know, or if it was the beautiful weather that day?

 

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There is so much going on here: curling hair, writing MOH toast, and transferring vows from phone to paper!

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…meanwhile… the Groom & Groomsmen arrive.

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…and do groomsmen things.

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Shoes with personality.:)Something blue.

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Carly, the MOH, helping with those lovely lace sleeves.

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Stunnnning ladies.

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I believe I said something like, “Hey! Act like you’re helping each other get ready,” and BOOM they did this.

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Rachel: You made a gorgeous Bride!! — and I love me a good bouquet.

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Seriously. Gorgeous.

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Men in tuxes. It never gets old!

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Picture request: socks. Check!

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Oh, so handsome!

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Then it was gettin’ married time!

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LOOOOOK both Dads! One of my favorites.:)

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Its just pure greatness when couples write their own vows.

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One of the many reasons photographing weddings is my favorite —– getting to peek during prayers to see such sweetness.

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Annnd they’re married!

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These images happened exactly 3 minutes after being pronounced husband & wife.:)

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Now, its 4:42PM. Thanks Kalin.

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Fun fun FUN wedding party! Seriously.

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I went inside to get the family ready for pictures, while Macy stayed back with the videographer to catch this beauty!

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The reception site was gorgeous! See the bottom left image? One of the bridesmaids wrote on ALL of the coffee cups for the coffee bar– touché.

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Guests were welcomed with Jazz music!

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The first dance.

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Macy and I got to shoot one of THE best dance trains we’ve ever seen. It felt like all guests were out on the dance floor/walking the perimeter of the building/making tunnels… I’m telling you, it was great. *Not 100% sure where the dance originated (guests feel free to comment to remind me!).

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Future brides take note: Rachel knows how to do kid’s tables. Are you kidding me with those personalized coloring pages?:)

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Bling & Bokeh? Yes, please.

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Yay! Best day everrr.:)You two are one of the sweetest couples we know!

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January 29, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Rachel Choate - Mikka you truly have a gift! These pictures are beautiful and you were so fun to work with! The grand march is a German dance! My whole mom’s side is German.

January 30, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Mikka - Thank you! Again, I’m pumped you loved them. :) What a fun tradition!