Love and dinosaurs. It’s all you need, right?! Ha!
Earlier this year, I met with this wonderful couple at Bishop Arts District in Dallas to photograph their engagement session. They had just flown in from Michigan, where they currently live, to have this session in one of their favorite parts of town. Upon meeting them both I quickly realized how great they are as a couple, and truly how tall Dan was. Lauren did not kid around about their height difference. Ha! Lauren had me laughing throughout their session, and smiles never left either of them. Based on how awesome the engagement session was I knew without a doubt that their wedding day was going to be even greater.
When the wedding day finally arrived I met Lauren, her family and her best friends at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas to document some pre-ceremony photos. The suite we arrived to was one of the best I’ve seen, overlooking downtown and their wedding venue, the Perot Museum. There were windows everywhere- a photographer’s dream! It wasn’t long after we arrived that it was time to leave for the museum. Once we arrived at the Perot, we ready to make some magic. About a month ago, I ventured out to the museum to explore it prior to Lauren and Dan’s wedding. With the size of the museum, and all that it had to offer inside and out, I figured it would be best to get an idea of what I wanted to create ahead of time. I’m glad I did, because there was SO much I wanted to do! It would have been a mess to figure it out the day of. We photographed the bride and groom separately before the ceremony and even got a little creative by having them both in one photo. Of course, keeping an eye on Dan and making sure he doesn’t sneak a look. 😉 There was a little over an hour for portraits prior to the ceremony, and before we knew it time flew by all too fast and it was time to get these two married. My team and I ventured to the Hall of Gems where the ceremony would take place, and set up our lights. Lauren walked down, with both parents and met Dan at the front of the room. Standing in front of a giant amethyst gemstone, Lauren and Dan spoke words of love and endearment and vowed themselves unconditionally to the other. They sat before their family and friends as Lauren’s Godparents draped rosary over the two of them for the lasso ceremony. Standing once again, the couple exchanged their rings, and with the announcement that they were now husband and wife, they kissed now officially as Mr. and Mrs. Dietemann!
Now that these two tied the knot it was time to explore the Perot and get creative! One of my favorite things to do, of course. 🙂 It was required by the bride and groom that we get some photos made in front of the brain. An actual brain, in a giant tube. So cool! Obviously I’m game for anything, y’all have seen my work before. We started in the Hall of Gems, because YES. It’s too cool not to capture some photos in there, and how many times do you get to photograph a couple at the Perot?! We finished with some of the awesome architecture inside the museum. If you’ve ever seen the museum inside or out, you know that it was made with interesting architectural elements and I wanted to showcase that. We all know that I could keep on forever taking portraits and my creative weird shots, but alas we had to conclude and get the party started. I knew we would be back following some food and dancing for the night portraits I absolutely love creating for my clients.
After their pie cutting, and an insane amount of dancing, we set out to photograph among the dinosaurs! I’m always aiming to create something different and one of-a-kind for my couples when we do night portraits, and we did just that at this wedding. The night finished off with a last dance for the couple and their guests, and a grand bubble exit.
Lauren and Dan, congrats again! It was a joy documenting your love.
Thank you to Lyncca for second shooting, and Taylor for being assisting and third shooting.