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Engaged: Desiree and Aimee {Life Inspired Photography}

Engaged: Desiree and Aimee {Life Inspired Photography}

These two beautiful ladies are engaged and working hard to plan their upcoming wedding.  When Desiree reached out to me about photographing them as a couple, I was excited.  Excited because I’ve watched thru FB as their relationship has evolved, how they have grown together and how they have turned a passion for working out into a passion that they can share.  Desiree and Aimee met thru BODYJAM™ classes and now they both teach LesMills fitness classes.   They have never had pictures done together and both claimed to be awkward.  Well, I was on a mission to prove them wrong.

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Beautiful Evolutions Engagement photography Lost Oak Winery Burleson Texas

They knew what type of location they wanted to so we chose the beautiful Lost Oak Winery down in Burleson, Texas.  This time of year, it’s a spectacular location and has the perfect vineyard for stolen moments.

 

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We started the session just chatting… and honestly, I was killing time hoping the sun would go down just a smidge and cool down… I would have taken just a couple of degrees.  Hello Texas Heat.  Life Inspired Engagement sessions are some of my favorite,  If you have followed along, you know I’m not too big on perfectly posed pictures.  I want the smiles, the laughter, the funny faces and the awkward moments.  ALL of those things, tell your story.  Aimee and Desiree didn’t disappoint in this area.  We had a great time.  Although it was brutally hot – they did an amazing job and I couldn’t be happier with their session.

 

Beautiful Evolutions Engagement photography Lost Oak Winery Burleson Texas

Beautiful Evolutions Engagement photography Lost Oak Winery Burleson Texas

Thank you girls for trusting me to be your photographer.  You both are beautiful and I absolutely cannot wait to see how your wedding details come together.

Beautiful Evolutions Engagement photography Lost Oak Winery Burleson Texas All my love

Brooke

Beautiful Evolutions Engagement photography Lost Oak Winery Burleson Texas

Engaged: Dewan and Patricia; Lost Oak Winery, Burleson TX

Engaged: Dewan and Patricia; Lost Oak Winery, Burleson TX

It’s not often that I get to photograph a surprise proposal.  Engagements… absolutely.  But to be able to plan out and document such a big moment.  It’s so amazing!

I had an event planned at Lost Oak Winery this past weekend to photograph some Valentine Mini sessions.  Well… little did I know, I had perfect timing for the weekend that we chose.  Up in Oklahoma City, a man named Dewan was making a big plan for a moment that would change the rest of his life.

Dewan called me and told me all of the big details.  He had planned a BIG date day and was going to propose to his girlfriend.  He already knew what he wanted to do and how we would orchestrate it.  Together, we came up with a good story and a valid reason for me being there (mini sessions were the perfect cover).  We nailed down the details of how to meet up, how to recognize each other and all the little loose ends were tied together.

 

I strolled over to them and gave them my big story, that I had spent all day photographing little kids and would love to spend some time photographing a couple that was so in love.  I told corny jokes.  I was my usual self, a complete dork.  It all worked perfectly.  Dewan and Patricia were amazing and we had so much fun with them.  They were full of love and laughter.

 

My favorite thing about Dewan and Patricia…. their laughter.  Let’s just be real for a minute… if you can’t laugh with each other, you are just missing out on the best thing in life.

 

So it was time… we actually had a really tight time frame to get everything done that Dewan had planned…. so I explained to Patricia that I had this idea that I wanted to see if I could make work.  (Side note: Dewan had seen a video that he wanted to try to recreate.  I think ours was WAY better.)  Patricia waits patiently for me to give her the cue.  She is supposed to turn around, throw the rose petals in the air and then Dewan will hug her tight.  What she wasn’t expecting was Dewan to be down on his knee…. she almost missed it 😉

 

 

All in one quick moment… you could see it in her eye.  She realized he wasn’t standing.  She realized he was down on one knee. Then she realized he was holding a beautiful diamond ring.

 

I’m pretty certain that everyone at Lost Oak Winery was crying and cheering along.  It was a beautiful moment and Dewan did such a great job of pulling of a fantastic surprise.    Their love for each other is amazing.  Not only is it strong, but it’s full of everything that counts.  They will have a beautiful life together.

 

 

But wait… that wasn’t the only surprise that Dewan had up his sleeve.  He had one more BIG thing planned for Patricia.  I’m sure in her mind, she NEVER dreamed of a date day like this.  They rode out to enjoy the sunset in a helicopter with Epic Helicopters…  How stinkin cool is that???

 

 

 

Congratulations Dewan and Patricia… I am so blessed to have been the one to document this big moment for you.  Thank you for trusting me!

 

By the way… My bags are already packed for New York… 😉

 

 

Much Love to you both

Brooke

Dana & Jamie 2016

Dana & Jamie 2016

There is something really sweet about newly weds.  They still have starry eyes for each other.  They still get kinda giddy when you ask them to love on each other.  It’s really pretty awesome to witness.

Dana and Jamie got married this past summer and this was their first time to have fall family pictures done together.  The universe couldn’t have been any prettier this day and I was the lucky one to be able to photograph them.

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All my love you two

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Lifestyle Sessions {Kasey & Cristin}

Lifestyle Sessions {Kasey & Cristin}

Something that I absolutely love is the ability to photograph things the way my mind sees them.  I’m all for family pictures and the formal images that we all want to have of our families.  However, what I love even more is being able to tell a story.  A story of your love, your life, and the little moments that make it all worth while.  {don’t forget to get all the way to the bottom of the post to see the video from this session}

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Because life works in funny ways… it took us three times to make this session happen.  However, if finally cooled off enough that we could really enjoy our time together and not melt in the Texas heat.

I approached Kasey with the idea of a lifestyle session.  I have seen several photographers do these and it’s always pulled at my heartstrings.  I LOVE the little details and the moments in between.  The moments when you think no one is watching and you are just living…

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I’m super excited to share, what I hope is something I will have the opportunity to do more of, but a Beautiful Evolutions Lifestyle Session.  A date night….mid week with Kasey & Cristin.2016-10-28_0003

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Thank you Kasey and Cristin for trusting me and my crazy ideas.

Much Love

Brooke

 

Nikki & Stephen {Eagle Mountain Lake Engagement}

Nikki & Stephen {Eagle Mountain Lake Engagement}

I met Nikki thru a recruiting job in 2015.  Little did I know that less than a year later, she would become a 2017 Beautiful Evolutions Bride.  I’m so excited for Nikki & Stephen’s wedding and cannot wait to share their story with you as it continues to unfold.

First things first, Nikki and Stephen needed some beautiful images to celebrate their love for each other and their enga2016-10-25_0008gement.  When we discussed locations, I had Nikki show me a couple of ideas she might want to try to create for their images.  After brainstorming together, we ultimately decided on the beautiful Eagle Mountain Lake Park.  So many beautiful spots here and such a beautiful sunset.

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Nikki & Stephen, thank you for spending some time with me and thank you for choosing me to be your photographer.  Your wedding is going to be incredible and I am blessed that I get to capture the day and tell your story.

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Much Love

Brooke

Engaged, Erica & Austin

Engaged, Erica & Austin

Earlier this year, I was blessed with an opportunity to partner with a local jeweler, Woolard’s Custom Jewelers,  on a few projects.  One of those is a beautiful way to thank their customers; for each custom engagement ring that they create, they gift an engagement session to their customer.

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Meet Erica and Austin.  Austin had a ring custom made by Woolard’s a few months ago.  He asked this gorgeous girl to marry him and they are now currently planning their wedding for April of 2017.  Their story is super sweet, they met while waiting in line at a local restaurant in Fort Worth, realized each other was eating alone and decided to eat together.  They’ve been inseparable ever since.beautifulevolutions_0608 beautifulevolutions_0609

The love the share for each other is absolutely beautiful.  The laughter they get caught up in, is sweet to watch.  Austin doesn’t like his smile… but, Erica… she just adores it.

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Congratulations to you both.  I truly hope that your wedding is all that you dreamed it would be.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to create some beautiful engagement photos for you.

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Brooke

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