Engagement Photos of Love in Paris, France!

Meet Sylvia and Anthony, what a fantastic time we had photographing their beautiful engagement session in Paris, France! I love being a Dallas wedding photographer because it has afforded me an opportunity to capture love in so many destinations that I would have not had the chance to do in my old profession…I feel so humbled and honored to be trusted to their destination engagement photos in Paris, France!

L&D: Vietnamese Wedding at Aristide in Mansfield, TX

Super excited to show this modern Vietnamese & Laos wedding that started at the always classic Aristide in Mansfield! As a Dallas wedding photographer, it’s always an honor to photograph at a beautiful location such as this! As their wedding day came however, rain started to come down so we made the best use of being creative as we could with the puddles and the reflections. Luckily, the Dallas Bridal Make-up and hair, Blashed Beauty Bridal Bar made sure that her make-up stayed put perfectly through the day. Finally, we finished up at Thanh Thanh in Arlington, one of the main reception halls for Vietnamese Weddings in the Dallas area. As always, the amazing Dream Team put the decor and florists team together to transform Thanh Thanh into another world! And once the party started, RLF Society kept the tunes pumped until the end of the night…!

Big Thanks to the following vendors as always!
Make-up & Hair: https://www.b-lashedbbb.com/
Ceremony: https://aristideevents.com/
Reception: http://thanhthanh.com/events.html
Decor - Flowers: http://dream-weddings.net/our-story.html
DJ: http://rlfsociety.com/

Rupal & Tik's Indian Wedding in Dallas, TX

Incredible wedding for Rupal & Tik - I had so much fun photographing their multi-day Indian Wedding! What an honor to be trusted by a loving couple. They have so many great hobbies together, one of which is to watch Dallas Maverick games together! We started off on Thursday evening with their Sanjeet party and then moved on to the Mehendi and Haldi party on Friday. This is a very emotional celebration with their close family and friends blessing their loved ones about to enter marriage.

And then of course the reception…you can tell how much they love the Dallas teams such as the Mavericks, Cowboyws and Stars when the back of their cake by Bakeology DFW (https://www.bakeologydfw.com/) has all the teams on a layer of cake…clever! I’ve never seen this before and will totally begin to recommend this to my future couples ;)

But of course…after all that hard work…you let loose a little ;)

Thanks to the following vendors!
Wedding Planning: https://www.kiweddings.com/
Wedding Decor: https://www.raofactor.com/
Drapings: https://elegant-saree-draping.maharaniweddings.com/
Cake: https://www.bakeologydfw.com/

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What to Look for in a Wedding Photographer

Photographs are a major piece of your wedding that are going to last with you for a lifetime. The wedding cake, flowers and other décor might be as important for the day but it all ends as the day ends. Besides, the most important thing needed to capture it all is a top-caliber wedding photographer! But what a wedding photographer might reveal for your special day remains a mystery until after the fact. So, to help you out with choosing the right fit for capturing all of the memories that you are going to make, here are some helpful tips: 

Choose a Style

When it comes to photography, the camera can make a whole new world out of your real one. There are many styles of photography that you can choose from as a signature for your wedding.  If you want your day to be all about those spontaneous, candid pictures, choose a documentary style. If you prefer the old classic album like your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding album, go for portraiture. Fine art usually involves more photo-touching by the photographer. 

They can infuse their own artistic skills to a greater extent and make your wedding photographs look natural. It is reality based; the only difference is that the reality is shaped by your wedding photographer. Furthermore, edgy and bold is an offshoot of the last style, only it includes some out of the box thinking (such as unconventional bridal or bridesmaid poses) on part of the photographer. This style challenges old photographic traditions and infuses Dutch (tilted) angles and unconventional framing in your photos.

Read reviews and do your research

Recent newlyweds, especially in Dallas, often have great things to say about how they planned their entire wedding. They are enthusiastic in sharing it on Facebook, Instagram, and in person.

Hold interviews

Meeting your potential photographers in person by holding an interview is often more enlightening than any amount of review reading or album views alone. So, call them to see if they are even available on your wedding dates. This is very important. 

Make sure your personalities match

If the photographer does not show much interest in your idealized vision of a wedding, or does not vibe with you on a personal level. Your image on their camera is also going to be inhibited and perplexed. So make sure to do your due diligence. 

Compare packages

General wedding photographer packages range from $2,500 to $15,000 depending on where your photographer is based, the number of albums that you want, and how many edits that you need on your favorite photos. If you are willing to pay top dollar, make sure that you are paying for exactly what you want. 


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