This space is yours. I prepared it just for you. I hung my heart in frames on these white walls hoping you would linger long enough to experience this simple truth:

I love you.

Stay awhile, if you'd like—kick off your shoes. It's a grand estate, but comfortable too. You'll find peace down the hall, a library of love beneath the stairs, whole dream worlds exist within every breath in of fresh air. 

When you've explored for awhile—feel settled and inspired, I'll be resting on the back porch, waiting for you to inquire. There's a seat just for you, a glass of tea to get us started. I can't wait to hear your story, to listen, to help you write it.

One day, when you're married, you'll leave this space—yet your story will stay and I'll grow quite fond of visiting it—in the library beneath the stairs, where dream worlds appear and I'll never forget your name, the way you made your mark here. 

This space is yours. I prepared it just for you. I hung my heart in frames on these white walls hoping you would linger long enough to experience this simple truth:

I love you.

Stay awhile, if you'd like—kick off your shoes. It's a grand estate, but comfortable too. You'll find peace down the hall, a library of love beneath the stairs, whole dream worlds exist within every breath in of fresh air.

When you've explored for awhile—feel settled and inspired, I'll be resting on the back porch, waiting for you to inquire. There's a seat just for you, a glass of tea to get us started. I can't wait to hear your story, to listen, to help you write it.

One day, when you're married, you'll leave this space—yet your story will stay and I'll grow quite fond of visiting it—in the library beneath the stairs, where dream worlds appear and I'll never forget your name, the way you made your mark here. 

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This wedding embodies a garden I imagine Courtney explored as a young girl, dreaming of the day her prince would be led down the path and permitted access to the beauty she allowed be built within her. Jon is the one granted the honor of stewarding her heart and I watched him take the task […]

Weddings

Courtney & Jon As Seen On Martha Stewart Weddings

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This editorial tells the story of two, unrestrained by the chaos around them, eager to fly away together with one intention: unity. This intimate elopement unfolds in the heart of the McAlister-Leftwich home—an estate owned by the bride’s grandparents, a haven she would escape to as a girl, dreaming each long day away from the […]

Weddings

Fly Away With Me To McAlister-Leftwich House, NC

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Relationships are not built instantly while neither is a marriage truly established in a single day. Walking with Nicolette & Roger through the journey towards their wedding allowed us to connect and develop a bond I will forever cherish. It’s as if they took a chisel and etched their names on my heart. When I […]

Weddings

Nicolette & Roger Elopement

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I found myself lost in a dream world as I wondered down many of the quiet hallways searching for the next secret spot. I could imagine a wedding day created a thousand different ways, and captured from endless angles. The beauty of this vast venue is the potential for your story to be told in a way only you two and your guests will experience, never to be recreated quite the same again.

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The Olana Wedding Venue Review | European Elegance in Texas

The Olana Wedding Photography
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Nothing seemed to want to go according to plan when it came to Roger and Nicolette’s engagement session. With the hectic swirl brought on by the virus and rainy weather to squash our dreams of exploring a creekbed, I was certain there was still a beautiful story waiting to unfold before us. Nicolette and Roger […]

Engagements

Nicolette & Roger Kimbell Art Museum

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Looking through the history of art and design, it seems as though each movement embodied a striving to understand life and the purpose of being human, rather than operating in the power of being a human and the divine gift of creativity God has given us. We’re inspired by legends like Duchamp and Picasso, but […]

Personal

Art rooted in identity rather than insecurity

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Everything comes back to the ethereal world I see in my mind. I believe my purpose is to construct the world discovered within me through imagery and words. It is not enough to simply dream. I desire to see with my own eyes what has been so clearly shown to me in my spirit. I […]

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The Heart Behind Amanda Lane Photography

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This is my dear friend, Sarah. She grew up surrounded by girls and design, so it is no surprise she ended up a wedding planner! This girl can make apple pie from scratch, without a recipe or measuring a single ingredient! She was the first in her family to move out of state from California […]

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Vendor of Light | Sarah with Sistered States Event Styling

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A brief guide to discovering and booking the photographer for you. When is the best time to start looking/book a photographer? Around a year in advance is a great time to book your photographer. Most don’t book much further than that ahead! Plus, this gives brides plenty of time to do engagements and send out […]

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How to Find Your Wedding Photographer

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Proverbs 24:3-4 says, “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” When you step through the doors of The Nest at Ruth Farms I believe you step into God’s presence in a special way – his arms outstretched and […]

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Venue Review | The Nest at Ruth Farms