Melissa & James in Downtown Dallas


I love photographing such sweet wedding couples! Meet Melissa and James … I am pumped about their fall wedding in Dallas and can not wait to photograph them again. I first met Melissa at a Dallas wedding show…OUR FIRST BRIDAL show in 7 years. I can’t tell you how nervous we were to do our first bridal show. We were about to be in front of a ton of couples…all looking through our work. Ok, so I was super-pumped about it, but really nervous.  I saw this red gorgeous hair walk into our booth and said, “We NEED you in front of my camera”. Its true…we (ol’ Canon gal and me)..we needed it!. She had talked me a little more after the show and was still unsure of her wedding date or venue. Once she decided on Hall of State and a date, we were ready to get Melissa and James on the books (and in front of my camera!). She is working with a fantastic wedding planner along the way and I was excited to meet her as well. Kimberly, with Hitched Events….I knew Kimberly and I were going to be great pals when she said “oh, I love your big wedding albums!”. Over coffee, we chatted and I looked at some of Melissa’s artwork as well. Its not every day you meet such an inspiring person. Melissa is a true artist. She has some amazing work and I was in awe of her talent. James is an attorney but quite the artist himself. He proposed to Melissa with a song, that he played on the guitar, and sang….be still my romantic heart! Old 97’s “Question” to be exact… Can it get any sweeter? Well, almost….they brought cupcakes to the session and they were delicious. Not quite as sweet as their story…but certainly yummy! We started the session in the arts district of Dallas and made our way around town finding the most beautiful light.

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  • Melissa said:

    Thanks so much Amy! We had such a great time and can't wait for the wedding!

  • Margherita said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures Amy! So glad you were at the bridal show (it was my FIRST ever and only show). Still remember when Melissa and I first came to your booth, making our rounds, then coming back to see you (again and again). This Mother of the Bride is just beaming over these beautiful photographs! Thank you for so beautifully capturing Melissa and James! :)

    • Stephen said:

      Congratulations, Beamer!

  • Natalie said:

    Beautiful pictures of some truly beautiful people. So happy for y'all! :)

  • Kim said:

    Gorgeous subjects and photography! :)

  • Rachel said:

    These are beatiful! My 2 personal faves are the one where they look like they're dancing in the fountain and the one where she's lifted (it's adorable AND sexy!). Great job capturing them both. : )

  • Nancy Jo said:

    These pictures are so artistic. They look like they could be in a coffee table book! Melissa looks gorgeous and the two of you together look so happy! Cheers and Congrats!

  • These are lovely Amy! I swear you get better and better every day. You are a Rock Star!

  • David Rader said:

    This photos really express joy. Viewing these will be a great way to start and close a day.

  • Rachel said:

    Beautiful!!! Congrats to both of you!

  • Erica Rader said:

    I love these so much...hard to pick a favorite!

  • Mindy said:

    Very beautiful.. I too love the ones by the fountain with the water drops suspended!!!

  • Liz said:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations,Melissa and James - the two of you look great together. :-)

  • Mark Owen said:

    The Love is captured perfectly. Great photos that will provide great memories.

  • Christy Barber said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these portraits! You have captured Melissa and James so beautifully!!

  • Mary Lee Dichtel said:

    As Melissa's great-grandmother would have said in her Scottish accent, " GORGEOUS, SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!" I agree.

  • Jennifer Guidry said:

    What great pictures, Melissa! I am so happy for you! I truly can't decide which one I like best - they are all so gorgeous! You will make a beautiful bride!

  • I don't think these could be any more beautiful!!! Amy... seriously?? You're amazing! Oh... and an absolutely gorgeous couple doesn't hurt either!

  • sophie chevalier said:

    very nice pictures !!! i love your curly hair Mel ;-)

  • Jme Guehring said:

    Clear ebullient happiness!

    Well done!

  • meghan said:

    Fantastic photography!! I love all the colors..gorgeous! You both look amazing!!

  • Bridget said:

    Looking good guys. Can't wait for the big day!!!

  • Stephen said:

    Melissa! I love your sense of style. I'm not a flaming fashion freak... no, no. I'm just a guy with an eye toward how details move souls to act intentionally, inadvertantly, without or with our individual awareness that a focus is upon the horizon... always! Cheers to the sharply dressed man, too.

  • Margherita said:

    WOW - now that I have seen the full shoot, these photographs are truly just a sampling of your gorgeous work! So thrilled!

  • Julie Huang said:

    Mel, I still remember the weekend we hung out in SF with Erica and you talking about James, and how he was going to pick you up at the airport. So happy for you guys! Congrats! You look absolutely amazing!

  • Kaye said:

    What a happy couple !! The photos really captured their love for one another.. Such an exciting time !!!