After getting engaged in October, I’ve been wanting to get professional pictures of my fiance and I. We have tons of pictures but not tons of pictures of us together. I chose to get pictures taken with Hornbuckle Creative, I love the work that they do and knew it would be a great fit. I didn’t have tons of wants and needs for my pictures BUT I did know that I wanted to capture “Dallas” in them. Both my fiance and I were born and raised in the Dallas metroplex, and we love this great city so why not? Our first stop was at SMU, it was my one place I knew that we had to take pictures at. Not only did we both go there (no, we didn’t meet there), the campus is absolutely gorgeous. The scenery is beautiful and the buildings are amazing with so much detail. If you haven’t been to the SMU, I would highly recommend going for a walk around the campus.
Mandy Hornbuckle of Hornbuckle Creative took our Dallas Engagement pictures. After taking a few shots at SMU, she decided that she should get in a tree and take pictures of us from above. She climbed up into the tree and got some amazing shots. I loved how she thought outside of the box and was willing to do anything to get the best shot possible.
Yes, she is taking the picture from the tree about 10 feet above us. I can’t remember the last time that I took professional pictures but she made it easy. I didn’t have to worry about a thing other than looking at the camera when she told me to. The next location that I really wanted to go to was the Dallas Arboretum. I knew it would be the perfect location with Dallas Blooms in full effect but I failed to realize that they closed at 5pm every single day! So needless to say, we drove all the way over there just to find out that they were closed so we decided to head to Klyde Warren Park instead.
Klyde Warren Park has tons of great places for pictures but my only concern was that there would be a lot of people there but thankfully when we arrived, the park was empty! I also forgot to mention that we were taking pictures in the FREEZING cold. It was probably 40 degrees and windy so we were the only ones out frolicking in the cold (without jackets).
I really wanted to get a picture of us with the Dallas skyline but the weather wasn’t cooperating. All of downtown was covered in fog but Mandy captured this picture of us that I absolutely love.
You can get Bridals, Family, Kids, Babies, Maternity, Seniors, Engagement, or whatever you would like. If it can be posed and photographed, she can do it for you. View The 2 hour session includes a digital version of the full-resolution photos. If you want to do a mini real life session instead for 2 hours, you can! In the real life session she will capture your real life. It’s not perfect (even though you may have cleaned up the house a little for it and planned an activity or two), but it’s the stuff that you’ll actually miss when your kids are grown. She will hang out with you for 2 hours, capture your real life and you get the digital version of the full-resolution photos.
I absolutely had a blast taking my pictures and I know a lot of it was because of Mandy. She made the day fun and enjoyable for both Quinn and I. I enjoyed every minute of the day even if it was freezing outside. Mandy took the initiative on all the photographs that we took and had tons of ideas for us. She gave me tips before our photographs on what to bring and what to wear, which helped me tremendously since I had no clue! Mandy offers the digital version of the full resolution pictures that you took which I LOVE. In my opinion, there are too many photographers that make you purchase prints from them and you never get the digital files, or you only get a few of the digital files and it drives me crazy. I like that I now have lots of great digital files that I can whatever I want with! Okay, I’ll shut up about Mandy but I highly recommend her. If you want, check out more of her photography.