I am so honored to have been able to capture Stephanie + Mike's big day! I met Stephanie a few years ago when our boys were playing together in the aisles of Natural Grocers, we became instant friends! That is one of the things that I love the most about photography, it not only creates friendships- but strengthens them as well.
Their engagement session was in the Texas Discovery Gardens, it means a lot to them and was the perfect spot to get cozy together in front of the camera! I couldn't stop smiling the whole time, seeing Stephanie, my friend, so incredibly happy!
The weekend before their wedding day, Stephanie + Mike chose to do a "first look" meets bridal session! We had such a blast that day and ended up shooting for hours to get all of the perfect shots at all of the perfect places! More couples should definitely consider doing something like this! It ensured that they had plenty of beautiful bride + groom shots without taking up as much time on the big day, which means they had more time to party! It was such a special moment to be able to witness the first time that Mike saw Stephanie in her dress.
The Wedding day!! The wedding was held at the Ronald Kirk Bridge in Dallas, Texas. Stephanie hand built seats for 160 of their closest friends and family. Talk about DIY!! Their whole day was beautiful, but their reception was amazing! I don't think I've ever seen such an energetic and fun group of people!
A huge thank you to Stephanie + Mike for choosing me to capture some of the most memorable moments in their life.
Stacie is a professional portrait photographer specializing in fine-art portraiture for children, families, and couples in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.