Angela, a friend of mine from High School, contacted me a while back wanting to do a “double” session with her family and the family of her best friend Brandi. It sounded like a really great idea, so we got everything set up.
Wow! This group was super fun and full of energy. I enjoyed all of the different pairings and match-ups they wanted to capture.
We couldn’t have chosen a better location, either. The Heritage Museum in Frisco came through big time. I absolutely loved the scenic elements and the abundance of spectacular exterior walls on all of the old buildings. Everywhere you turn there is another metal barn or a beautiful rock wall or some sort of old, rustic wooden structure.
This is just one of those places where, on a good evening, you know you’re going to see at least a handful of photographers with their clients.
The BFFs looked beyond amazing as well. I loved the outfits they had prepared for themselves and the rest of their families. Super cool and bursting with color.
On top of all the fantastic old buildings at the Frisco Heritage Museum, they also have a wonderfully authentic train.
Needless to say, I filled up my memory card shooting these guys. They were just so photogenic and the location provided an endless variety of amazing background settings.
Before long, we had worked our way around the entire center, shooting well past the point when the light had actually given out.
I’m so glad that Angela and Brandi contacted me. It was an amazing session filled with near perfect light, a ton of interesting settings and two whole families full of really cool looking kiddos.
One of the coolest things about this job is that you never know where a shoot will take you and who each session is going to bring into your professional life.
Neisha and I chatted a bit about the photography for her Wedding Reception months ago, but circumstances where such that she knew other photographers and ultimately decided to hire someone else. I was a bit bummed, but that’s the business and I totally understood and appreciated her decision.
Imagine my surprise when, the night before it was to take place, I got a call asking if I would like to shoot their Wedding Reception. Events had conspired against them and for whatever reason, they were now without a photographer at the reception. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity.
As you can see, the venue they had chosen was gorgeous. The Turner House is a beautiful old house in Oak Cliff that has been restored and is now used for all types of events.
As a photographer, I fell in love with the place the moment I laid eyes upon it. I could have spent the entire evening just taking pictures of the house. Some locations just benefit from truly authentic charm and character.
Working with Neisha and Marc was a dream as well. Just look at the love they share for each other. All I had to do was stand in the right place and push the right button.
Their family and friends were a treat to photograph as well. It was all I could do to keep up with the fun and excitement that was bouncing off the walls in that place.
They danced and danced and then danced a little bit more. I’m pretty sure they were still dancing long after I had gone home.
Thank you, Marc and Neisha, for allowing me to participate in your Reception and for trusting me to capture and preserve some of your first, special memories together.