We set our compasses for the west from Dallas toward Fort Worth. I met Ellie and Khong (aka John) at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. Per Ellie’s text message, they were just “chillin” on a bench inside the office with a red balloon and a bag of surprises for me. As soon as we saw the two of them, I was instantly inspired by the Disney movie UP. And wouldn’t you know it….the character in Up is named Ellie as well! So we didn’t set out to add another great adventure to their adventure book, but we did have a great time and made some fabulous images with the two of them. They are getting married this spring and their wedding will be outside of Dallas in Coppell, Texas. Their story is great. They grew up in different parts of the United States and the great state of Arkansas brought them together.
Ellie’s eye and fashion forward sense takes 100% credit for the look. We worked together to find a location that they loved and after that, everything fell into place. Charlie and Theresa (more on her later) were out for the fun and I am excited to let them share their take on the day as well!
When we first walked into the gardens, I was drawn to the larger trees first. The pop of color in their outfits paired with the red balloon was sure to make a striking combination against the soft mature trees. After playing with the light there we made our way into the rose gardens, which were not as active this time of year, but still very beautiful. Ellie mentioned a weeping willow at the beginning of the session and as soon as I spotted one near the water, I told her we needed to get her in the darker outfit and make our way there near the golden hour.
Ellie and Khong, I can not wait for your wedding and I had a wonderful time with you all!