Just wanted to drop a photo of the day in this evening before the storms hit. I just love this shot that Jacki did of Willowood in Bells, TX. You just can’t beat having a wedding at a small chapel in the countryside.
‘Willowood Ranch’ Category
April 14, 2011 by jim
December 12, 2009 by jim
I am frantically trying to catch up on getting most, or hopefully all, of my backed up weddings blogged. A few weeks ago, Jacki and I had the immense pleasure of shooting our friends Brandon and Shelley at Willowood Chapel and Ranch in Bells, just a stone’s throw away from Sherman.
When we first met B & S, we hit it off with them instantly. It was one of those interviews that felt more like just kinda hangin’ around with friends. Then when we decided to do the engagement session, they had booked the old Rialto theater for us to use, and we got some great shots that we shared with you here…
But now, it was time for the big day, and we were so pumped for it.
Here’s a great shot Jacki did of Willowood‘s chapel. It’s such a beautiful place.
I had some people in mine.
Shelley gets ready…
While Brandon patiently waits.
Sort of a different perspective.
Shoe shots with some interesting props thrown in…
The emotional march
that is appreciated by all.
Such a happy and fun couple.
Jacki did this ring shot. WOW!
Even the getaway streamers were unlike any I have ever seen.
And as they prepare to ride off into the sunset, we bid our couple adieu, and say thanks for letting us be part of this amazing day. We loved every minute of it.
June 22, 2008 by jim
Man, it seems like 3 years ago when I first met Zach and Starla to discuss their wedding plans. I know it wasn’t that long ago, but it sure seems like it. So yesterday, it was time for the I do’s, and it was a wedding I was definitely looking forward to shooting. It was a wedding of firsts for me, starting with the first Model T that I ever saw at a wedding.
It was also the first time a bride has shown up for a wedding that I was working wearing a beauty pageant-like sash. How fun!
Man, I gotta get one of these for my hybrid!
A few pre-wedding details.
Here’s Zach. Super calm, cool and collected.
With his proud parents.
The beautiful wedding dress.
I think someone must have told Starla that she just has to ‘dive’ into it :>)
Well, she made into the dress, and brought her Mom with her!
And Starla has some proud parents, too.
Some more pre-wedding details.
The men showing up at the chapel.
And they’re being watched!
One of the really cool things about Willowood is that when shooting from the balcony, you feel like you’re right on the platform with the bride and groom.
Zach and Starla with another first for me. They showed their willingness to sacrifice themselves to one another using the Biblical lesson of washing each other’s feet as illustration.
One of the must do’s at Willowood is the ringing of the church bells prior to running through the bubbles.
And off we go to the reception.
And the first dance.
Meanwhile, I am off to find more details.
Another first. Starla and her Dad Bill did this cool kind of a jig thing around the dance floor. The deejay said something about people not doing this anymore, but I never knew they did. Whatever it was, it was really cool.
Go Zach, go Zach.
The night ended with fireworks.
And even more fireworks! Thanks guys, for letting me be a part of your incr