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Melissa + Brandon: Engagement Portraits

Meet Melissa and Brandon. They’re having a fabulous, intimate wedding in May. One of Melissa’s top priorities for her wedding was having awesome photos, so I was totally excited when she chose me as her wedding and engagement photographer. They’re a super-cute couple, who are just so comfortable around each other. Melissa was also an awesome model — she hit so many different poses during  session, so they have tons of variety in their portraits. So enjoy the photos!

We started at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano. It’s been a favorite location option for a lot of my clients.

mb_engagements_19pintopinterestmb_engagements_2pintopinterestMelissa’s friend Arica joined us on the shoot. She’d be snapping photos with her cell phone every one and while and she was totally cracking me up. She was just chilling on the rock eating fritos. So much fun! BTW, Arica did Melissa’s hair with each wardrobe/location change. It’s great to have talented friends like that!mb_engagements_1pintopinterestmb_engagements_3pintopinterestmb_engagements_18pintopinterestmb_engagements_17pintopinterestI’m totally torn between the next two as to which is my favorite from the day. They’re so similar and I love them both!mb_engagements_4pintopinterestmb_engagements_5pintopinterestmb_engagements_6pintopinterestmb_engagements_20pintopinterestmb_engagements_21pintopinterestmb_engagements_7pintopinterest

Next we went to downtown Prosper. And it was a perfect day for a session because the streets were nearly empty and so we had a lot of freedom to shoot on the streets. The next 3 are part of my favorite series from the session — I just love their interaction. I LOVE Melissa’s dress! And it’s totally what inspired the vintage effects on the photos below.mb_engagements_8pintopinterestmb_engagements_9pintopinterestmb_engagements_10pintopinterest

I love this photo of Brandon from the shoot. mb_engagements_22pintopinterestmb_engagements_11pintopinterestmb_engagements_12pintopinterestmb_engagements_13pintopinterestmb_engagements_14pintopinterestmb_engagements_15pintopinterest

For their last location, we went a couple miles up the road to Celina. My parents live out there and that’s how I found this wonderful photography location. It’s the cutest town with incredible backdrops for photos.  But since the sun was setting, we only had time for a couple of frames.mb_engagements_23pintopinterestmb_engagements_24pintopinterestmb_engagements_16pintopinterestmb_engagements_25pintopinterest

Melissa and Brandon, thanks so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer! I can’t wait for your celebration in May!

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  • Melissa

    Wow! I love them, I don’t like my faces in some of them haha but they look amazing! I cant wait to see the rest!

    But all 3 of us had a great time with you!

    Thanks so much… Cant wait till may!

    Melissa

  • Katrine

    These photos look great Allison! Can’t wait for you to shoot ours in April!

  • Melissa

    Oh I forgot to say the second location was my probably my favorite! There was so many different things we did and could have done.. The pictures on that locatin are my fav!

  • Jessica

    Very Pretty!

  • Marchele

    these are AMAZING!! i love the vintage feel of them :) you’re awesome!

  • Marchele

    …and im with ya, i LOVE the kissing ones!!

  • Jenna

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Congrats Melissa and Brandon, y’alls pictures are amazing! Allison, I’m getting so many ideas for ours!! Can’t wait!

  • chelsye

    Ahhh.. i can’t wait till we take our engagement photos. These are all beautiful. I’m so excited. You’re amazing. : ]] all of your photos are great.

  • Wow – found your site through Laura Grove – you do an amazing job!

  • Cassie T

    allison!!! these are amazing! they are soo cute! one of my favorites have to be the one where they’re in the field and he kissing her while dipping her. i love them. and no matter where i am or where you are…you will be my photographer when i get engaged for sure! lol

  • I’m loving the dipping shot with the sunflare and that GORGEOUS striped wall. I love the way you have her posed in the first striped wall shot, she looks so cute.

  • Allison! These are wonderful. I love the softness and fun that these photos convey. I love that you chose the vintage effect on the polka dot dress… it is so perfect. Melissa really chose some gems for her outfits! Good stuff! – Laura Grove

  • […] Melissa & Brandon’s wedding day was a beautiful day — also one of the few without rain lately. This super sweet couple had so many little things change during their planning that it was a great blessing to have sunshine. They held their ceremony at Haggard Park in Downtown Plano. Meredith at Significant Events of Texas helped coordinate this sweet, intimate outdoor wedding. She was a total joy to work with through the planning of Melissa and Brandon’s wedding. For this Friday evening wedding, I was only there for three hours, but we got some killer shots and it was really nice to be a part of their wedding celebration! So enjoy these awesome outdoor wedding photos. […]

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