Wow oh wow oh wow!! I had so much fun this morning. We're off to Ft Worth for the evening and the Dallas for the day tomorrow (photos to come of all of those adventures!), so I don't have a lot of time...but here's a teaser:
I am so excited to get back and work on the rest!!! EEE!!! Love you guys!
I'm not too much of an event photographer, especially on a bright, sunny day, but this was too much fun not to share!! Mustang is a company that my dad and a few others started about ten (eleven? and a half?) years ago, after the company for whom they had previously worked gave them the choice to completely relocate (several state boarders would be crossed, mind you) or take a layoff. Never has a layoff worked out so well. From three or four, this group has grown to around one hundred employees, and has a few fistfuls of impressive accolades--including getting top ten on this list two years in a row!! My brain doesn't have the capability to understand what all they do there, but I know they love it. So yay for the holiday party!!
We went to Park Lane Ranch in Dallas. Jeff and I had to scoot early so we could get to his lovely momma's birthday dinner, so I didn't get photos of everything cool they had there--arcade games, craft room, dance floor, batting cages...but I did get the petting zoo who came to visit us!! A LLAMA, people!!
There were thirty-something animals, seriously. Lots of goat-type-things (who could jump extremely well considering their big ol bellies!!), chickens, a rooster (I think), the llama, two donkeys, and the darn cutest pot belly pigs I have ever seen!
Oh, and miniature golf. Three courses! My sweet husband was in seventh heaven.
Okay, so at this point I feel like I need to emphasize that the petting zoo was definitely not the only attraction at this party. Apparently I was obsessed, however. Can you blame me?!
Heeeey that's my brother!! Heeeey that's Sandy!! She won the chipping contest, no contest. Ha, get it?
He's mine, ladies. Hands off. The llama and the Jeff. By the way, I'm aware that the quality of the photo on the right is a little off--but you should have seen the shenanigans (<-- did you know there's a correct way to spell that word? I was just corrected.) that went into the making of this picture. Dad with food, luring the llama...Jeff striking various ridiculous (but all quite attractive, of course!) poses just in case the llama happened to be photogenic at the same time...it was grand. This was my favorite. Llama wasn't really feeling it, I guess. But it was grand, I tell you!
Great party, as always!! Hats off to the wonderful party planner(s) and the great folks at Mustang and Park Lane Ranch. Can't wait until next time!
Wow, so it's been a while! With all the typical holiday craziness and the growing pains between the old and new semester, it was kinda nice to have a break from editing photos, etc...but truth be told...I miss it!!
Thank heavens for Katie and Jamie, who are BEAUTIFUL and ENGAGED and ready to SMILE for me on Saturday!! I am so excited. Every time someone schedules a photo-date, I get super psyched, and become convinced that it's going to be the best shoot I've ever done. Once again, I'm psyched and convinced! Get ready to see some creativity people!!
Soon thereafter, we'll get to see my perfect nephew Wyatt once again, and then I don't have anything scheduled until March!! Boo!! If you're interested in a photo-date, please email me at email@example.com and we will get it all set up. Hmm...reminds me, I have a model who owes me a photo-date, and I haven't cashed in that coupon yet. I've been brainstorming, trying to come up with the perfect idea for this young lady, and I can't narrow it down. Please leave a comment with any suggestions you have!! Aren't these two girls gorgeous? My model-to-be is the lovely blonde.
Behold, the beautiful of Kevin and Libby!! I got to casually second-shoot these two, and I had so so much fun. Libby and Jeff grew up together (sorta, she spent a lot of her growing up years overseas, as her parents are Wycliff missionaries), and I've gotten to know the this precious couple over the past few years, through Bible study, church, and the like.
Their wedding was a blast and a half. Made completely from scratch and held in the most beautiful sanctuary in Dallas, both families were flanked by the most adoring and generous friends and extended family members. It was a Godly and inspiring service to watch. I am so excited to watch these two grow together and in the Lord! Enjoy these photos!
Mr. and Mrs., in the words of one of your esteemed guests: you rule. :) Thanks for asking me to help! Love you guys!