Frank + Carla | Wedding | 6.4.16 | Sherman, texas

I’m not sure I have adequate words to tell you all how much I enjoyed being apart of this wedding. I love weddings for all of the thoughtful details, the beautiful florals, the dancing and general merriment of it all, but when I get to work with a couple as wonderful as Frank and Carla, it's just the icing on the cake. Carla and I met through our dear, mutual friend Kimberly, so when she asked me to photograph her day, I was more than honored. The love between these two, their families and their friends is so genuine and warm. This wedding day was seeping with joy and fun, just the way a wedding day is supposed to be.  Their vows were centered around their faith, and the reception was a place for the guests to let loose and celebrate.  I want to share every photo, every emotion. But for now, here are just a few to give you a peek. I wish Frank and Carla all of the blessings that come from a life lived with love!

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Robbie + Cailtin | Wedding | Civic Center Hall of Mirrors

Robbie + Cailtin 

I loved this wedding so much. Definitely one of my favorite weddings to be a part of. It was an unusually warm January 30th. The light was great, the venue was amazing, but most of all, Robbie and Caitlin were (are) awesome. The day had a sense of ease, and so did they.

One of my favorites parts of weddings is the "First Look." It's such a special, intimate moment, and always relieves any wedding day jitters or stress. Robbie and Caitlin's was no exception. It was sweet, sincere, and just lovely. 

The ceremony was full of of love, the gospel, special family prayers, and a time of communion for the bridal party. The reception was a blast, and the guests could have dance for hours. 

My favorite part of all was the way Robbie and Caitlin looked at each other throughout the day. They are one of the most genuine couples you'll meet, and their love for one another is ever apparent. I was so honored to capture their day. 

Another plus was getting to have an old friend, Mason Drumm, second shoot for me. He is a crazy talented drummer and photographer. He captured amazing cinemagraphs, which you can find on my instagram: lauravanderzee 

also, check out the rest of his amazing work

instagram: thedrumms

Thank you so much Caitlin and Robbie! I wish you all the joy and love. 


Deanna + Shay | Wedding | The Grace | Abilene, Texas

Deanna + Shay

What a special pair. 

Deanna is a glowing, natural beauty who loves to dance, has a killer smile, and such a pure and genuine heart. Shay is fun, unique, he makes everyone feel comfortable and at home from the moment you meet him, and he sees the world in such a special way. Together, they are so dynamic and complete. It was pure joy to capture their wedding day. With friends and family from all over the map, they had a perfectly sweet celebration in the Abilene sun. Laughter, dancing, yummy cheesecake, precious prayers and speeches encapsulated their love and made for a delightful wedding to capture. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Tuttle!