Igor Wedding Photography sent us this lovely McKinney wedding. This bride had a truly stunning mermaid wedding dress. And luckily this bride also had a photographer with a lot of great ideas about photographing it. Some of the best photos of this wedding dress include a shot of the dress on a hanger, a shot of the bride’s reflection as she is getting ready, and a fun shot of the bride with her back to the camera with two bridesmaids both turning their heads back to the camera. This last shot shows off the back of the bride’s dress plus the gorgeous purple, pink, and green flower bouquets which look amazing with the deep purple bridesmaid dresses. Check out more photos from this wedding in the gallery.
From Igor Wedding Photography…Chelsea and Cody share a love for reading and travel! They were married May 29th. The wedding was beautiful and they decided to read private vows to each other before the wedding but not see each other. It was very romantic and endearing, I think we all cried. Although the thunderstorms crept closer and kept threatening to pour it held off literally until they said “I do” and then the sky opened. But it made for great images. Their style was elegant with a touch of vintage. The groom’s best man or “woman” was his sister, and the bride had her best friend who was the life of the party as her “man” of honor.
Everything in this modern Dallas wedding photographed by David Loi Studios works well together. Black and white make appearances of some kind in most weddings –this wedding chose to embrace these two colors for nearly everything. And what a successful decision that was! The entire wedding party is decked out in black and white and the reception decor follows this color theme. The bride’s small bouquet of white roses is the perfect complement to her dress that has dramatic white ruffles. The bottom layer of the all-white wedding cake looks like it’s covered with a similar ruffle pattern. Many weddings favor the color white for the bride’s dress, the cake, and the flowers. The use of the color black is what really sets this wedding apart. The table settings with black plates and black beaded centerpieces are absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes you don’t need a “pop of color” to stand out. Check out more photos from this wedding in the gallery.
From David Loi Studios… Mark and Tamara met while working for the same sales/marketing company, but the story she wants to tell is about her grandfather who she had select the music for her wedding. This story is told by Tamara’s father, Everett Lee: Tamara asked her grandfather, Everett A. Lee, for suggestions of music to be heard before and during her marriage ceremony, and for the music to have a dramatic flair. As Mr. Lee had conducted major orchestras in Europe, South America and in the US (including the Dallas Symphony), this was a joy for him to offer selections from which she could choose. For the meet and greeting time before the ceremony, Tamara picked waltzes, marches, opera overtures and entire symphony movements from composers like Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. For the marriage ceremony, Tamara picked works by Wagner, Handel and Massenet’s ‘Meditation from Thais’ (that Mr. Lee had played on his violin at her father’s wedding in 1983). The married couple then exited to the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
Mr. Lee started his career as a violinist and moved into conducting in the 1940s. His conducting education included two years at Juilliard, studying under the direction of internationally known conductor Fritz Mahler, at Tanglewood under Boston Symphony conductor, Boris Goldovsky, as well as later under Max Rudolf, known for his work at the Metropolitan Opera, as the music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, as well as serving on the staffs of Tanglewood and Curtis. After creating, building and conducting for years an orchestra in New York, working as a violinist and getting a few conducting engagements in the US, Spain, and Argentina, Mr. Lee chose to relocate, on a German government grant, to Munich in 1956, in order to follow a conducting career and to feed his family.
Mr. Lee’s achievements would lead to his becoming the first African-American to conduct a major orchestra below the Mason-Dixon line, when he was asked to conduct the Louisville Symphony in 1953 (and a second time in 2005). In the United States, Lee also conducted the New York Philharmonic, as well as the Cleveland, Detroit, Dallas, New Jersey, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis and Washington National symphony orchestras, to name a few. Mr. Lee’s various opera conducting engagements included numerous works by Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart, as well as Operas, are written by Bizet, Wagner, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss, to name a few, and performed in Argentina, France, Sweden, Germany and the United States. Mr. Lee’s various international symphonic conducting engagements included the Berlin Philharmonic, the Radio Orchestra in Berlin, the Hamburg Symphony, the Nuremberg Symphony, as well as the Munich Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Madrid Philharmonic, Bogot Philharmonic, and Buenos Aires Philharmonic to name a few. Mr. Lee celebrated his 100th birthday this year.
This lovely engagement shoot was sent in by Blue Scope Photography. This couple is clearly in love and extremely comfortable in each other’s arms. There are a variety of great poses in these photos that don’t look overly staged. A photographer’s job is to make sure their subjects are relaxed and having fun–and this couple definitely looks like they are having a great time. Choosing a location like the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens gives the photographer a variety of gorgeous backgrounds to choose from. Mixing up wide shots and close up shots of the couple and framing shots around tree branches and water reflections makes sure that the bride and groom-to-be have a variety of photos to cherish for years to come. Check out more photos from this engagement shoot in the gallery.
From Blue Scope Photography…Let’s meet Nicole and Andrew!! These two met while in college. A casual set up from roommates led to these two lovebirds taking their friendship to something a little more than just casual. Since then, these two have been inseparable and their beautiful engagement tells their love story. We met at the Dallas Arboretum Botanical Gardens for their lovely engagement session. It was a cold chilly 30-degree morning but you got no complaints from anyone, especially since Nicole was wearing a dress. If she could tough it out then everyone else sure was going to toughen it out as well. As we were walking around the gorgeous scenery, I simply asked them if there was a particular area at the Arboretum that they wanted to make sure was included in their engagement photos. Nicole simply replied, “Do your thing. We trust you and know you’re going to knock it out the park.” So with that vote of confidence, I took their trust and told their love story. In reality, they did all the work because I just directed them to be themselves and their love will be on display. Congratulations to Nicole and Andrew, I know your wedding this May will be amazing!