Stacie Tatum Photography | Dallas Wedding and Portrait Photographer »

Wow, what a wedding! All of the details were beautiful – the venue, the flowers, the cake, the ceremony, and of course the bride! Kemi was a stunning bride – each of her dresses were gorgeous and she totally rocked them both. Kemi and Charles had their ceremony and reception at The Chapel at Ana Villa.

It didn’t take me long at Charles & Kemi’s engagement session to realize how perfect these two are for each other & how much fun they have together. The ceremony was full of happiness & excitement – they read very touching vows to each other and danced up the aisle together. It was so great to see them get married and be so happy together.

And then the reception was an incredible party with nonstop dancing into the night. The wedding party got to have not one but two big entrances and it was so much fun to watch both. (It made me wish I could dance!) Kemi and Charles had a ton of fun and I could tell that all the guests did too!

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I just love doing Baby’s First Year sessions. There’s nothing like watching a baby grow from a teeny tiny helpless newborn to a laughing, curious, personality-filled toddler. The first year is full of so many amazing milestones and it’s just the beginning.

Claire has been a joy to see grow up – such a sweet, happy baby – and soooo adorable. I love this family and have loved shooting Claire’s first year. I do always get a little bit sad at the end of the year though, when all the sessions are behind us. They just grow up too fast!

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This sweet little one was in a bit of a rush to enter this world and made his debut a few weeks early. Babies come when they come though, in their own time, and he was just perfect.

We had a cloudy, rainy morning for his first photo shoot but I don’t think he minded. We got sweet shots of him snuggling with his parents – my favorites – and of course his solo shots as well, and he rocked them all. Check out those beautiful eyes – what a cutie!

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There is something just so special about maternity sessions. There’s such a special excitement – so much hope and joy and expectation. I just love seeing that excitement in the parents’ eyes, already full of love for a baby they haven’t met yet.

This session was extra special because I did Shana & Hayes’ wedding a few years ago, and it was so awesome to see them again, especially for this reason! Their love for each other has always been evident and their little girl is incredibly lucky to have them as her parents. We did their photos at their house and in their backyard and their sweet puppies wanted to be in on the action as much as possible too!

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Isn’t this just the most amazing place for bridal portraits? Rachal had an awesome opportunity to do photos in this gorgeous house in Denton and I truly could have shot there all day long. Maybe even for several days!

When we did this session, Rachal had actually been married for a few months but wanted to make sure to have photos of herself in her wedding dress that she loved, and I’m so flattered that she chose me! She wanted to be sure to capture a lot of areas around the house – we not only got to shoot in the obvious places like the front porch and sitting areas, but even the bathrooms were super cool.:)Old houses have so much character & soul, and this one had plenty of both.

Rachal’s dress and accessories were perfect and all so gorgeous – I loved it all, and I had so much fun with her and her mom!

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