Brianna says I DO

My dear friend, Brianna Nickell, married her best friend, Matthew Robben, this past Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Dallas. I had the privilege of taking the "getting ready" pictures for her since her photographer was meeting them at the church before the ceremony. What a blast it was taking pictures for such a beautiful group of girls! Brianna looked absolutely stunning and definitely knows to how to plan a fun wedding!

Congrats to Brianna & Matt Robben!!


casual bridals

last sunday i had the opportunity to take "casual bridal pics" for rachel williams pangrac. we had such a fun time driving around to the random places and climbing on old cars, warehouses and railroads in order to get that perfect shot. i am sure you would agree, she certainly made one beautiful bride and these pictures will confirm that even more. thanks rach for allowing me to take your "casual bridal pics"! ;o)

heartbreaking but beautiful

I found this heartbreaking but beautiful story this morning that I thought I would share.

"Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Breathing was difficult now; she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who had been in love with Katie since 11th grade.

Katie & Nick waiting for the nurse to come and start Katie's treatment three days before the wedding.

Nick taking a moment of rest while his bride Katie gets an intravenous procedure to reduce the amount of fluids her body is retaining.

Katie putting on her earrings a few minutes before walking down the aisle to marry Nick.

Katie & Nick cuddle up for a moment waiting for the photographer just after the ceremony.

Katie gets serenaded by her new husband Nick and his best men during the reception.

Katie resting for a few moments during the reception.

Five days later, Katie died. She did not let sickness stop her from living, take away the hope or faith that made her believe she had a future. She had a lovely wedding and she had love and she gave love and love doesn't die. And that is how Katie beat cancer."

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever."(Psalm 23:1-6 NIV)


fields of bluebonnets

this past saturday i had the opportunity to snap some pics for the nickells and the kulles in some nearby bluebonnet fields. the weather ended up being PERFECT. all the kiddos were so much fun to photograph- diapers, hats, boots & all. take a peek below!