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Glinda+Mike 12.12.12 Justice of the Peace Wedding | Dallas wedding photographer

Today is a special day…12.12.12!  A fellow photographer friend made the suggestion of heading out to a Justice of the Peace court and photograph some weddings of complete strangers.  It was definitely out of my comfort zone, thus making it an interesting challenge.  I decided to visit the Irving Justice of the Peace since that was the closest one to me.  I was really nervous strolling around with all my camera gear, not knowing where to go, who was actually getting married and hoping the cops there didn’t think I had a bomb in my luggage bag (too many action movies for me!).  Ironically, the couple with the best time slot at 12pm cancelled (the 2 couples I’ll be blogging about wanted that slot!).  I saw 2 more couples prior to Glinda and Mike, but I was a little too anxious to make the move so I decided to go get a Starbucks, regroup and come back later!

After some mind soothing latte, I found the courage to ask Glinda and Mike to photograph their wedding, and luckily they agreed!!  Glinda and Mike have been together for 11 years and it’s great that they are getting married on this special day.  Judge Hubener loves to ask where the couple met; Mike responded that they met at a bar.  You’ll be surprised that judge Hubener said that’s actually a rare answer!

So here’s a few favorites from their sweet intimate wedding, loved how Glinda said “I’m marrying a great man.”

Congrats Glinda and Mike!

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We hope you enjoyed this wedding by Dallas wedding photographer Allen Tsai.  Allen Tsai Photography is a boutique Dallas wedding photography studio based in Las Colinas serving the Dallas/ Ft Worth metro area.  Allen Tsai Photography has also shot destination weddings and sessions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Internationally recognized as well, Allen Tsai Photography has shot weddings in Taipei, Taiwan and is always ready to travel worldwide.

Allen Tsai Photography is not your average Dallas wedding photography studio.  Besides amazing imagery and wedding photos, we strive to provide every client a very personalized and customized experience in the Dallas/ Ft Worth metro area.  With our vision, creativity and lighting, we can create unique artwork at any Dallas location, please consider us for your Dallas wedding photographer needs! 

Services

Allen Tsai Photography offers Dallas wedding photography coverage in the Dallas/Ft Worth metro area, including but not limited to, Dallas, Ft Worth, Las Colinas, Plano, Arlington and McKinney.  Allen Tsai photography also provides wedding photography in all major cities in Texas surrounding the Dallas/Ft Worth metro area, including Austin, Houston and San Antonio; as well as destination wedding photography in all major US cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington DC.  International wedding coverage is available worldwide, especially in Taipei, Taiwan (台北婚禮紀錄攝影).

Besides Dallas wedding photography, Allen Tsai Photography also provides coverage for senior portraits, family sessions, and corporate events, please contact us for more details.

Catherine+Tres Nasher sculpture center garden wedding rehearsal dinner | Dallas wedding photographer

Catherine and Tres was a pretty special couple because I wasn’t able to shoot their wedding but they still wanted to have me for their rehearsal dinner.  Normally I would be hesitant about this, but who could say no to such a lovely couple and gorgeous venue at the Nasher Sculpture Center?  Love how the floral centerpieces resonates with the sculptures at the Nasher designed by Dr. Delphinium!  After a relaxing cocktail hour in the Nasher gardens, the party moved inside for some mouthwatering Wolfgang Puck catering and some heart touching toasts.  The contrast between the joy of Tres and tears of Catherine was definitely my favorite moment of the night.  After the amazing rehearsal dinner, we wrapped up the night with some epic night shots in the garden, enjoy!!

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Venue:  Nasher Sculpture Center  ::  Floral: Dr. Delphinium  ::  Catering: Wolfgang Puck catering

We hope you enjoyed this wedding by Dallas wedding photographer Allen Tsai.  Allen Tsai Photography is a boutique Dallas wedding photography studio based in Las Colinas serving the Dallas/ Ft Worth metro area.  Allen Tsai Photography has also shot destination weddings and sessions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Internationally recognized as well, Allen Tsai Photography has shot weddings in Taipei, Taiwan and is always ready to travel worldwide.

Allen Tsai Photography is not your average Dallas wedding photography studio.  Besides amazing imagery and wedding photos, we strive to provide every client a very personalized and customized experience in the Dallas/ Ft Worth metro area.  With our vision, creativity and lighting, we can create unique artwork at any Dallas location, please consider us for your Dallas wedding photographer needs! 

Services

Allen Tsai Photography offers Dallas wedding photography coverage in the Dallas/Ft Worth metro area, including but not limited to, Dallas, Ft Worth, Las Colinas, Plano, Arlington and McKinney.  Allen Tsai photography also provides wedding photography in all major cities in Texas surrounding the Dallas/Ft Worth metro area, including Austin, Houston and San Antonio; as well as destination wedding photography in all major US cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington DC.  International wedding coverage is available worldwide, especially in Taipei, Taiwan (台北婚禮紀錄攝影).

Besides Dallas wedding photography, Allen Tsai Photography also provides coverage for senior portraits, family sessions, and corporate events, please contact us for more details.

Elena+Dima | Fort Worth Botanical Gardens Intimate Wedding | Fort Worth Wedding Photographer

I just love small intimate weddings!  It was a perfect day at the Fort Worth botanical gardens for Elena and Dima’s wedding.  I was also super excited because this was my first Russian and Ukrainian wedding, so there were definitely some different details to capture!

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Elena and Dima wanted lots of romantic portraits, so here we go!!

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We hope you enjoyed this wedding by Dallas wedding photographer Allen Tsai.  Allen Tsai Photography is a boutique Dallas wedding photography studio based in Las Colinas serving the Dallas/ Ft Worth metro area.  Allen Tsai Photography has also shot destination weddings and sessions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Internationally recognized as well, Allen Tsai Photography has shot weddings in Taipei, Taiwan and is always ready to travel worldwide.

Allen Tsai Photography is not your average Dallas wedding photography studio.  Besides amazing imagery and wedding photos, we strive to provide every client a very personalized and customized experience in the Dallas/ Ft Worth metro area.  With our vision, creativity and lighting, we can create unique artwork at any Dallas location, please consider us for your Dallas wedding photographer needs! 

Services

Allen Tsai Photography offers Dallas wedding photography coverage in the Dallas/Ft Worth metro area, including but not limited to, Dallas, Ft Worth, Las Colinas, Plano, Arlington and McKinney.  Allen Tsai photography also provides wedding photography in all major cities in Texas surrounding the Dallas/Ft Worth metro area, including Austin, Houston and San Antonio; as well as destination wedding photography in all major US cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington DC.  International wedding coverage is available worldwide, especially in Taipei, Taiwan (台北婚禮紀錄攝影).

Besides Dallas wedding photography, Allen Tsai Photography also provides coverage for senior portraits, family sessions, and corporate events, please contact us for more details.

Lidia and Jason had a beautiful intimate backyard wedding at their parent’s home in Plano, Texas.  I couldn’t have asked for more beautiful light and perfect weather!  It also felt great that they asked me how and where I would like to arrange the ceremony site in the backyard for the best light and angles. This just tells me how much they really do care and I had to rock it out!!

After taking some gorgeous romantic portraits, we all headed over to the reception site at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas.After finding out Jason had this huge arcade, I knew I had to get a shot of him playing! And of course, who doesn’t enjoy a little ping-pong after the wedding! Congrats Lidia and Jason!!

Lacy and Luis had a beautiful purple farm wedding in Waxahachie, Texas.  I was so excited to work with the super talented Wendy from  Birds of a Feather Wedding Events!  What made it even more amazing was she planned the whole wedding in 6 days!  Lacy was due in less than 2 weeks and Wendy decided to make it work!

I am happy to share that Lacy and Luis now have a cute and healthy son Daniel!  Their wedding was also featured on the wedding blog The Sweetest Occasion, so go show them some love!  Also a special thanks to Erin Vande Zande for coming out to assist.

Wedding planning, floral design: Birds of a Feather Events /Cake and cupcakes: Cupcakeaholic Confections / Chair rentals: Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals / Linens: Laura Rizvi Rentals / Hair & Makeup: Christa Vaznis Arts

 

 

Thanh Thanh Wedding | Kelly+Tri | Dallas Wedding Photographer

I always love photographing cultural weddings with lots of colors and details, so needless to say I had tons of fun shooting Kelly and Tri’s wedding!  What made it even more exciting was Kelly has got into photography herself and Tri got his Ph.D., two things I can both deeply relate to!

The morning started off early with a traditional Vietnamese wedding; Tri came to meet his bride at her residence with all the gifts including fine wine and the essential roasted pig.  Following was the tea ceremony at Tri’s residence and a delicious lunch prepared by Tri’s grandmother.  Seriously, one of the best soups I’ve ever had before!

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Kelly got into her bridal dress for the reception at the Thanh Thanh Vietnamese restaurant and the party was on!!

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Love it when couples surprise us with a crazy first dance!

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Kelsey, Adam and I met through one of my best friends who happens to be from New Zealand (small world!).  Their wedding ceremony and reception was at  The Palace Arts Center in Grapevine, Texas, and I loved the overall vintage feel and how their big day was announced just like a movie!  The rusty styled brick and copper walls made fantastic textures and were perfect for bridal party portraits.  Kelsey’s dad gave some great pieces of advice before handing her over to Adam, and their father/daughter dance was definitely among the most touching ones I’ve ever photographed…