Archive for 'Willowood Ranch'

April 14, 2011

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.

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December 12, 2009

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.

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I had some people in mine.

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Shelley gets ready…

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While Brandon patiently waits.

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Sort of a different perspective.

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Shoe shots with some interesting props thrown in…

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The emotional march

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that is appreciated by all.

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Such a happy and fun couple.

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Jacki did this ring shot.  WOW!

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Even the getaway streamers were unlike any I have ever seen.

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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.

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June 22, 2008

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.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

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!

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

Man, I gotta get one of these for my hybrid!

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

A few pre-wedding details.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

Here’s Zach. Super calm, cool and collected.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

With his proud parents.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

The beautiful wedding dress.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

I think someone must have told Starla that she just has to ‘dive’ into it :>)

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

Well, she made into the dress, and brought her Mom with her!

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

And Starla has some proud parents, too.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

Some more pre-wedding details.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

The men showing up at the chapel.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

And they’re being watched!

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

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 at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

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.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

One of the must do’s at Willowood is the ringing of the church bells prior to running through the bubbles.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

And off we go to the reception.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

And the first dance.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

Meanwhile, I am off to find more details.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

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.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

Go Zach, go Zach.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

The night ended with fireworks.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

And even more fireworks! Thanks guys, for letting me be a part of your incr
edible wedding.

 Zach and Starla at Willowood Ranch in Bells

  • Laurie says:

    STUNNING, beautiful photos. And even more gorgeous subjects. What camera do you use?

    Congratulations from a proud owner of one of Bill’s doxies – Laurie (Mama of Scrappy)!