As much as I believe its important to know your photographer and make sure you ‘click’ and stress the importance of meeting your photographer in person, sometimes this is impossible. I was living in Ireland when I had to hire my wedding photographer, Kate. And while you may not be out of the country, many times couples live in other Texas cities or even out of state and we just have to work things out over emails and phone calls. I am lucky, so far its  worked out just fine!

Ashley S is good friends with Ashley V. And a great impromptu photos shoot earlier this spring turned into being a part of a network of friends very special days. I am really looking forward to being there and seeing all of them together.

Ashley and Michael live and love Ft. Worth. And while I don’t live there, its my second favorite city in Texas (Austin is of course my favorite) and I just so happen to have a dear old friend that lives there that I was needing to visit. So we chose to shoot their engagement session in the city they love and at the University they love. These two are big TCU alums and supporters.

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Michael used to play football for TCU. And so did his dad…how cool is that.

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His number…21.

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This door leads to some offices now, but used to be the locker room where his dad used to get ready for game day. How cool is that!

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I love being able to photograph couples in places that are meaningful to them. Game day for this couple is an important part of their lives, part of their history and part of the enjoyment in this world.

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We then headed to the stockyards, an absolute must for anyone visiting or living in Ft. Worth.

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It was hot, this is August people. It was time for a beer break, okay by my me. I am seriously thinking of offering a ‘pre-shoot’ beer for all my engagement session. What do you think?

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And to finish the evening out, a few images from downtown. Such a classy end to the session.

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Big hugs you two! Loved being shown the best of Ft. Worth from such lovely ambassadors!