Sometimes you don’t need a million pictures to get your point across. Today is that day. Everyone…isn’t Shannon incredibly breathtaking?
Every once in a while you meet someone like Yvan. It isn’t an occurrence that happens often because I can count on one hand the number of people I know who shine like Yvan does. She is joyful beyond compare, more creative than Martha, too kind to believe it, so genuine you have to, and talented in everything she puts her mind to. She makes everyone she loves feel valued and THAT is what is so special about Yvan. I am better because I know her and am so thankful that she found her way to me. Austin, prepare yourself…this 2014 Plano East Senior is headed to UT in the fall and I don’t think you will ever be the same (for the best of course!)
“I can’t believe it. Am I dreaming? I need a second.” Christen was completely taken back once the reality began to set in that the love of her life had just asked “Will you marry me?” From the tips of her toes to the top of her head, Christen radiated pure joy and Garyn couldn’t keep a goofy grin off of his face, or his eyes off of his bride to be. He had planned this day for quite some time, and she had been dreaming of it for even longer. It was truly magical, from the small details to the most important one of all (wait till you see that ring!), Garyn couldn’t have done a better job in showing honor to his future bride at this perfect Lake Grapevine proposal.
There are so many special moments that will happen in-between the words, “yes!” and “I do.” But this one, this is probably my favorite. Love, in its best form, puts on a show. The anticipation of waiting for the question quickly fades, and the longing for being announced as “Mr. and Mrs.” begins to set in. Joy is at strongest, and happiness radiates through every gesture, word and glance. Proposals are the best.
There are a few things I know about love to be true. It can hit you when you least expect it. It meets you where you are, and finds you when you run. It knows how to make your heart smile, and bring out the deepest belly laughs. It makes dreams realities, and dares you to dream bigger so it can show off again. Kim + Paul are the perfect example of love like this. Spending time with them leaves you with a smile on your face, refreshed from their playful conversation and sweet glances. Even more than this, they bring out the best in each other and they aren’t afraid to dream big together. When Kim and I were building a dream plan for their session, she came out of the gates with the absolute best ideas and all I had to do was sit back and say “YES. Definitely, YES!” Knowing that Paul would not only support her dream for this session, but love it just as much as she kim, made it that much more magical. I adore my clients who aren’t afraid to go outside of the lines and live out what they love with who they love. Kim + Paul love all things outdoors, camping, campfires, lakes…you name it…this was our try at honoring that part of their story with a Cedar Hill State Park engagement session.
Describing how precious Holly + Paden is difficult. I don’t think there are enough words to truly tell you how much of a blessing these two are to everyone they meet. Time spent with them leaves you thankful to know them, reassured in who you are, and honestly, a little jealous of how cute they are. Holly was the bride that frequently told her bridesmaids and friends “you look so beautiful today!”….on HER wedding day. Without a second thought, she showered her loved ones with thankfulness and kindness, a true treasure if I ever did see one. Paden treats Holly like the prize she is, he covers her in love, reminding her how much he cherishes her. He can be found reassuring his friends of how happy he is to know them, and giving his a mom an extra squeeze to remind her how much he loves her. Michael and I are better people for knowing Holly + Paden, and I know that every single person who knows them would echo that sentiment.
As if describing them wasn’t hard enough, trying to put their stunning wedding at Piazza In The Village into words would prove to be equally impossible, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking…