Katherine and Rob were married at the Milestone in Denton, TX on April 14. My first time to visit the Milestone was for Katherine’s Bridal portrait session and I fell in love immediately! It is gorgeous, both the building and the grounds.
At this point in my wedding photography career, I have seen quite a few wedding venues and The Milestone is currently ranking very high on my list. I know there are many photographers that are more experienced and seasoned in the wedding industry than I, so that prior statement was not meant to one-up anyone or sound very high and mighty. I just wanted to say that The Milestone truly is a spectacular wedding venue. The bridal suite is to die for. There is even a dress hanging area in the corner withe perfect lighting coming in from the giant windows. They must have consulted a photographer…
There is option for either an indoor or outdoor ceremony and the option for indoor ceremony is just as lovely (in my humble opinion) as the outdoor which is a rarity. I loved the deep wood floors of the chapel.
Enough about the venue. On to the lovely bride.
Lovely shot above from my second shooter Shadee of Joyful Portraits.
I first met Katherine and Rob as a couple in Dallas for their engagement session when I was mega pregnant. It seems like just yesterday, but really it was almost a year ago. Over the past year, I am happy to say, that I’ve developed a friendship with Katherine (which is one of the perks of my job-making new friends) but it wasn’t until I witnessed these next few moments that I really truly met Katherine and Rob as a couple. This first sight was so touching and one of the most memorable.
Another great shot from Shadee. I love the close up.
Katherine and Robbie ended up with so many great shots of just the two of them and the entire wedding party because they allotted two of the most valuable things on a wedding day for photography 1) Time and 2) Sunlight. It takes both things to take amazing images on your wedding day. I try to emphasize this to all of my brides but I am truly blessed (and so are they) when my advise is taken to heart. They will now have stellar images to treasure for a lifetime. Just something to consider for those of you still on the fence about first sight.
Before the ceremony Katherine gave her mother a letter. As a mom now, I am transitioning from understanding what Katherine was feeling at the moment, to understanding what her mom was feeling at the same time. It was such a sweet moment.
Katherine’s dad waited until right before the ceremony to see her. He didn’t even look at her bridal pictures. This also melted my heart. Father/Daughter first sight.
The song that played for Katherine and Rob’s first dance was “I hope you don’t mind” but it wasn’t sung by Elton John. It was recorded by Robbie and given to Katherine as a gift on their three month anniversary when they were in high school. Sigh.
I’m getting pretty good at guessing which couples will be cake smashers and I really thought Katherine and Rob were going to be cake smashers. ….but they with-held.
Our sweet spot out of the wind. I love sparklers but they can be very sparky on windy days!
Congratulations Katherine and Robbie! I am so excited for you and so thankful to have been a part of your beautiful engagement and wedding.