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Some of you may know the blonde bombshell below as Rory Ashton, a boutique high end quality jewelry designer based in Dallas, Texas.  I came across her jewelry on Instagram and was immediately in LOVE.  The pictures don’t do true justice.  When you see them in person, you’ll squeal!  I’ve got a handful of friends who now eagerly spend their paychecks perusing through her gallery, and if you’re lucky, you can find them in boutiques across Dallas, Los Angeles, and even the Bahamas!

Anyway, she mentioned that she couldn’t bare to put away her gorgeous designer wedding gown, custom made by Yaki Ravid.  She wanted a reason to wear it once again–so naturally, loving EVERYTHING weddings–Eden Grey gave her one;)

We went to the Dallas Arboretum, a beautiful place fit for a wedding, and actually, they were setting up for a wedding while we were shooting!  If you’re a Dallas bride looking for a gorgeous outdoor wedding venue, you may want to consider the Dallas Arboretum.  Speaking of Dallas wedding vendors, do you SEE that AMAZING bouquet??!  That was provided by Ashley Redmond, owner and creative genius of The Shabby Rose Florist.  Are you looking for gorgeous wedding bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces for your Dallas area wedding?  Call her!

Rory did so well.  Considering she was wearing a full coverage lace wedding dress at the end of August, IN TEXAS, I’d say she deserves a high five.  I was on my best wedding photographer behavior, doting and making sure we had tissues, water and a bit of fanning to help her keep her sanity.  Thank you Rory!!  I hope you love what you see below;)

Rory Ashton at the Dallas Arboretum, photo by Dallas Wedding Photographer Eden Grey Photography

Rory Ashton in her designer Yaki Ravid wedding gown, photograph by Houston Wedding Photographer Eden Grey Photography

Dallas Bridal Session at the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Wedding Photographer, Eden Grey Photography

Rory in her full coverage lace wedding gown, photo by Dallas Wedding Photographer Eden Grey Photography

A Yaki Ravid Bridal gown, custom made wedding dress, photo by Houston Wedding Photographer Eden Grey

Bridals taken at the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Wedding Venue, photo by Eden Grey

Wedding Hair styles worn down, photo by East Texas Wedding Photographer Eden Grey

A Wedding Portrait of Rory Ashton, photo by Houston Wedding Photographer Eden Grey

An elegant lace wedding dress taken at the Dallas Arboretum, photograph by Dallas Wedding Photographer Eden Grey

A gorgeous lush wedding bouquet made by Ashley of The Shabby Rose Florist, photograph by Austin Wedding Photographer Eden Grey

Photo taken at Dallas Wedding Venue Dallas Arboretum, photo by Dallas Wedding Photographer Eden Grey

A Bridal Collage of Rory Ashton, boutique jewelry designer, photo by Austin Wedding Photographer Eden Grey

This little family has stolen my heart.  We set out to capture Adelaide’s 1st year with an in home session a few weeks ago, and as Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones played through this adorable home, Addie would raise her fists and bob her head to the tunes.  I don’t shoot many little ones past the newborn stage anymore, but these guys are just too awesome to resist.  And of course…everyone knows redheads are my weakness;)

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I cannot express how great this couple is. They came in and I just felt such ease with them.  Ja Rhonda and Harlan are one of those couples who are truly good to one another. I know without a doubt they will have a blessed marriage and life together.

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Venue   Brazos Springs

Coordinator   Devita Pitre

Cakes   Tonee Conner

Caterer   The Black Eyed Pea

DJ   MACJamz

Flowers   HEB Blooms

Hair & Make Up   Devita Pitre

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for the first time.  This place is quaint, small, big, historic, southern, beachy, european….I could go on.  It’s like no other place I’ve been.  So many little mom and pop shops to discover, hidden alley’s, charm, great food, oversized porches, gas lanterns, clean safe streets….so naturally, I needed to shoot.  Thanks to Houston Bridal Gallery, All That Blooms, and a bundle of my favorite….Lavender from L’Occitane en Provence, we set out on a very simplistic styled shoot in nothing less than the most challenging time of day.  Below is a small account of what was captured.  This goes to show that you don’t have to think inside the box when taking bridal portraits in the South.  Of course the plantations are timeless, romantic, and beautiful– but sometimes they aren’t available, or the bride can’t afford to pay the fee.  Still, you can find amazing places wherever you go, and on any budget.;)

Megan & Matthew had their beautiful day this May, reading each other sweet vows, sharing amongst intimate family and friends.  They found each other by chance, and they are just perfect for each other.  Such a sweet couple, and I’m so glad I could be there to share in celebrating and capture their special moments.


Venue: The Admiral at Endeavour Marina

Coordination: Envisioned Events by Jen

Flowers: All That Blooms

Hair & Makeup: Kristina Frank Makeup Artistry

Cake: Jenn’ys Bakery

Caterer: Pomodoro’s

DJ: Space City Entertainment

JaRhonda and Harlan are such awesome people.  When they came in for their consult, we sat and talked and talked…not specifically about wedding business, but also about hobbies, sports, our fur babies…so naturally when the engagement shoot came around, we were all SUPER comfortable!  They laughed and danced and smiled, and we ran from bee’s…fun stuff!  Guys, spending the afternoon with you, Bone & Stinky was my pleasure.  I’m so glad I get to share your big day!

I cannot say enough good things about Sandy and Aaron.  She was relaxed, up for anything, and he was so into the picture scene, he was probably the best groom I’ve ever had!  I’m so grateful that these two chose me to capture their special day.  It was amazingly beautiful with a fun crowd and gorgeous scenery.  Please enjoy their wedding day memories below;) I also have to give major thanks to my second shooter, Sasha.  You’re my right hand!!

What’s a wedding without the groom and his party sneaking away for brandy and cigars??!

This image to the left below just reminds me of that scene in Good Will Hunting…..”Retainerrrrrrrrrr”


Church: St. Clare of Assisi

Reception Venue: Hotel Galvez

Dress: Christiano Lucci~Impression Bridal

Tux: Men’s Warehouse

Linens: Elegant Beginnings

Flowers: Haute Flowers and Finds

Cake: Cakes by Jula

Hair: Kendra ~ Skin Essentials Salon & Spa~ Pearland

Makeup: Lizette ~ Kristina Frank Makeup Artistry

DJ: Jonny Black Productions

Bridesmaids Dresses: Ann Taylor

Jewelry: Kate Spade

Rings: Urban Jewelers (Ann Arbor, MI)