DOWNTOWN DALLAS

Dallas Engagement Session | Jordan and Ashley's Engagement Session | Ellen Ashton Photography

I am so excited to share Ashley and Jordan's downtown Dallas engagement session with y'all!

I met Ashley through a couple I had photographed a few months ago and I knew when I talked to her over the phone that we were the perfect fit! She had me at rooftop ;-)

As most of you know, engagement sessions are some of my favorite types of photo shoots. There is something so precious about the "engagement season" in a couples life that is so joyous and contagious. I love it and I love getting to be apart of it!

I absolutely loved joking, laughing and photographing these two. They made my job super easy as you can tell ;-) The love they share is so sweet and plain to see through each photograph. I mean, can we just talk about these rooftop pictures for a sec?! D.R.E.A.M.Y 

I hope you enjoy this session as much as I enjoyed taking them! Stay tuned for Ashley & Jordan's wedding in April! 

Much love, 

-E 

These rooftop pictures are some of my favorite to date! I just can't get over how amazingly cute and in love these two are. 

 

 

 

Bishop Art District Engagement Session | Brent and Carley's Engagement Session | Ellen Ashton Photography | Dallas Wedding Photogrtapher

Brent And Carley's Downtown Dallas Engagement Session

I am so excited to share with you guys this precious engagement session taken right in the heart of Dallas. 

I met Brent and Carley via the internet and met up with them for coffee to discuss taking their engagement photos. I knew instantly that I for sure wanted to be apart of and capture this special time in their life. 

I enjoyed hearing all about their wedding day plans as we sipped on coffee and chai tea. This is such a treasured season in life and getting to hear all their preparation for when they become one makes my heart smile with joy! 

These two are truly the cutest and the sweetest!

Their genuine love for each other shines in each photograph. I LOVE it when couples are relaxed and themselves in front of my camera and these two were just that. 

We photographed the first portion of Brent and Carley's engagement session in the Bishop Art District. This part of town is a vibrant little neighborhood filled that all types of art galleries, boutiques and my personal favorite, emporium pies!  

Enjoy! 

PART TWO

I love it, I repeat, LOVE IT when couples choose to have a casual look and a dressier outfit for their engagement session. 

Part two of Brent and Carley's engagement session is to die for! I absolutely adore the romantic setting of a city skyline and that dreamy glow from the sun. BUT most of all I love the twinkle in their eyes. It just gives me all the feelings! 

I just can't get over how sweet they look! Aren't they just adorable?? I can't get enough! 

Sometimes the last few snaps on my camera are my favorite. 

We were about to part ways, but decided to snap a few more images agents this baby blue wall, and I am so glad we did. This is exactly what I love about being a photographer. Taking those last few impromptu shots really completed this beautiful, authentic and romantic engagement session. I always say, "the best images are the ones that just happen." This statement still rings so true. 

As always, much love and many blessings, 

-E 

Whitney Bailey Owner of Chic Fleur Wedding & Event's | Dallas Texas Wedding Planner

IT'S FINALLY HERE!

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I am so excited to share with y'all a little project I have been working on these past few weeks.

For a while now I have been thinking of doing several blog posts featuring wedding vendors in the Dallas & Fort Worth area. 

So, that's just what I am going to do! 

For the next few weeks I will be posting blogs with Q&A style interviews of wedding professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

Kicking off our blog series is the lovely and oh so talented, Whitney Bailey. 

Meet Whitney! 

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Whitney is the owner of Chic Fleur Weddings and Event's in Dallas, Texas.

Whitney welcomed me to DFW with open arms and I am convinced that her warmness and fun loving spirit is what makes her a top notch wedding planner and coordinator. 

One of the things that I love about Whitney is her genuine heart and amazing organization skills! 

It's clear to see that Whitney loves what she does and because of this she provides her clients with phenomenal services.

Whitney is most certainly an assist to any bride and groom who hires her! 

So, lets get to know Whitney! 

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Ellen Ashton: Why Did you start your business?

Whitney: I’m a firm believer in “do what you love” and that is exactly what I did! With a background in design and the love for people and hospitality, I thought I would give weddings a try. I love the idea of creating an event that brings two people together and is one of the most special days in their lives. 

 

Ellen Ashton: How did your first client find you?

Whitney: I think my first client found me on theknot.com. I was also very lucky to have family and friends support me and refer me to anyone they knew was getting married.

 

Ellen Ashton: Do you service Dallas or Fort. Worth, or both?

Whitney: We will travel wherever our bride wants to get married. A majority of our brides get married in Dallas but we do have some Fort Worth brides. We also have a few destination weddings on the books for 2016/2017 and we are so excited for this!  

 

Ellen Ashton: How do you survive the wedding day?

Whitney: With the perfect timeline, some fantastic vendors and a Venti coffee I am good to go! 

 

Ellen Ashton: What is your favorite 2016 wedding trend?

Whitney: My favorite 2016 trend is the “garden look”. I am all about a lush floral garland for your head table and lots of greenery. 

 

Ellen Ashton: What is your most favored color palette for weddings this year?

Whitney: I am loving the combo of lavender ivory and greenery. 

 

Ellen Ashton: What is your favorite television show?

Whitney: I am a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan and The Bachelor fan!  I have been watching both shows since the beginning so I will forever be a far. 

 

Ellen Ashton: Wine or Ice-cream?

Whitney: For sure wine (specifically a good Cabernet). Although what’s this I hear about ice-cream wine? I need to try this! 

 

Ellen Ashton: What is your most favored package you offer to couples?

Whitney: My favorite package is of course our Full Planning in addition to our Design Package. I love getting to know the couple and being able to insert pieces into their wedding that resemble them. With a huge passion in design I love to help create an unimaginable experience for both the couple and their guests. 

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Wedding planners/coordinators work hard behind the scenes before and during the wedding day. They keep you on budget, find you good deals and hustle months before and during the wedding day. They insure that you get to experience your dream wedding and get to soak up every special moment with your family and friends. Who wouldn't want this?! 

 Let me just tell you, it takes a village to make a wedding day happen and a good planner like Whitney is key for a smooth wedding day. 

Each and every wedding vendor is SO IMPORTANT. I hope this blog series will help brides of all kinda find the perfect vendor for them! 

 Follow Whitney! 

Website: chicfleurweddingsandevents.com

Instagram: @chicfleurweddingsandevents

Pinterest: Chic Fleur Weddings and Events

Facebook: Chic Fleur Weddings + Events

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and reading about our featured wedding profession, Whitney! 

Stay tuned for next week! 

Much love, 

-E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas Texas Fine Art Engagement Session | Ellen Ashton Photography | Dallas Wedding Photographers

I am so excited to share with you all Daniel & Amanda's downtown Dallas engagement session! 

I met Daniel and Amanda when we were all poor little college students. I was thrilled when I heard these two got engaged and am so honored to have been able to photograph this special time in their lives. 

As most of you know, I adore all things pertaining to love and weddings so of course this downtown session was right up my ally! 

I hope you enjoy this sweet session as much as I enjoyed taking it.

As always, much love and many blessings

-E

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Y'all have absolutely no idea how overjoyed I was when we snagged this dreamy roof top location. It was really a dream come true and I am so thankful for the people who helped us get into this location. It literally made this shoot 10 million times more special.