The shoot that lasted 10 minutes

Yes, it really just lasted 10 minutes(at the most!). More on why at the bottom. But first, check out Gabby Wisdom! She's phenomenal! IG: lil_bit_of_wisdom

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This shoot was such a last minute decision, so I grabbed the first dressing saw from my client closet and had a faux fur coat in the back of my Jeep. When I met Gabby in Fort Worth, neither of us knew that the weather was going to take a turn for the worst. Not wanting us to waste any time, we started shooting and being the experienced model that she is, Gabby took direction and her own way on this shoot. 

 

the ultimate bridal shoot

Ever heard of that saying "life is all about connection"? Well, yeah it is, but it's more about REAL connection. 
I think a perfect example of a real connection is that between true best friends. When you're all on the same energy level, and it seems as if you all get what the other is thinking by just a look, or when you all share the same humor and stories. #squadgoalsAF

I was able to photograph some of the most radiant women, in their wedding dresses. All of them are best friends, three of them being sisters and one of the beauties being a friend that became a sister to their group! It strongly reminded me of the connection that I am privileged to share with my best friends. Photographing them was an easy task as they were all camera ready, even on a cold November morning. It seemed as if on cue, they knew exactly where to place themselves, all cohesively moving, even when just one of them was signaled. They all moved with such a strong connection and rhythm, it made for such a great experience for all of us. 

Walking away from their shoot, I noticed that they were all still huddled together talking and hanging out. Even though it was frigidly cold this morning, seeing them all together sharing a bond even when the camera was turned off was so warming. It was such a great reminder that when you connect to other strong beautiful women, you are unstoppable in any sense.

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Pakistani Elopement | Aysha+Shakeeb

I think we're close enough,
Could I lock in your love?

I adore when I can capture the love between a young couple like Aysha and Shakeeb. They were gracious enough to model for a workshop that a friend of mine put together in Downtown Dallas. 

Although there were about fifteen photographers present and calling out different commands for the couple, when it got to my turn to photograph them, I just asked them to close their eyes and embrace each other. I find that when people truly feel deeply for each other, and you ask them to close their eyes(essentially shutting out the world and team of photographers just feet away from them), they fall into what's comfortable for them. 

That's what happened with these two, it felt natural, and it felt real. 

Thank you to the team that put this together:
Photography: Jasmine Adisbeth | Hair and Makeup: Vero Verdaguer (www.stylesbyvero.com) | Florals: Gardenia (www.gardeniaeventdecor.com) | Henna Artist: Samira's Henna Designs (www.samirashennadesigns.com)