Taylor and Clayton were married in Waxahachie, Texas- just a short drive from south Dallas. A beautiful autumn day gave the crisped leaves a sunny glow that complimented the couples warmth and love for each other and their friends and family. Hues of dusty pink and beautiful pops of various shades of purple emphasized the bride’s romantic style. It was a beautiful day that ended with a cool night full of boozy fun.
Super organized, these two booked me a whole year before their wedding date, which gave the three of us an opportunity to get to know each other quite well before the walk down the aisle. I met up with Taylor and Clayton on numerous occasions, including their complimentary engagement session and Taylor’s bridal and boudoir sessions. We even sat down for beers and nachos in Deep Ellum and they were able to meet Ben, my husband and their second shooter. We exchanged stories of our time in college (uni for those Aussie readers) and plans for the future (*ahem* babies, definitely cute babies!). This is the sort of relationship building I love to do with my couples and what makes the day of the wedding such a breeze.
Wedding photography is intimate. I stand in the bridal suite, alone with a bride and her mother, as they button up the dress and embrace. I am there for first looks, gift exchanges, happy tears and moments of fluttering excited nerves. And I love it. It what makes my job so special to me, capturing all these moments for my couples. And when a couple knows me, the person with a camera standing close to them throughout such an important day, it is nice to have shared a beer and a laugh together.
So, these two weren’t strangers to me as I photographed one of the most important days of their lives. And for that I am so grateful. Thank you, Taylor and Clayton, for being wonderful humans and I wish you all the best.
Photographer: Flavia Watkins Photography
Second Shooter: Ben Watkins
Videographer: Bess Ophelia Creative
Venue: Willow Creek Wedding and Events
Florist: Alba Dahlia Floral + Design
Hair and Make-Up: BA Beauty
Wedding Dress: Lulu’s Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses: Molly’s Bridal