Engagement, Lifestyle

Chris and Tina’s Newlywed Session at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Chris and Tina’s newlywed photo session took place at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. They had their original wedding ceremony over in Kenya with Tina’s family, and after having a courthouse wedding back in Texas, they wanted to have photos to accompany it. There’s something magical about the early summer light and haze once the seasons start to change. Aren’t they a beautiful couple?




Dallas Engagement Session


Dallas Engagement Session


Dallas Engagement Session


Dallas Engagement Session


Dallas Engagement Session


It’s never too late to have your photo taken. Celebrating an anniversary? Just because? Let’s talk :)





The Glowski Family Portraits at Denton Square

I photographed the Glowski family in Denton Square during the rainiest May on record in Texas! The weather cleared up just in time for us, and we were very grateful for the small window of cool, dry weather. Sheri had contacted me wanting candid style photos, so we just spent the majority of the session cracking up and talking band (a funny family who loves music and band – perfect!). Thanks again to the Glowski family for the opportunity to document this stage in their lives.

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We call this the “rockstar” jump!

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We love photographing lifestyle sessions in Denton! View more of our Lifestyle work here.

Lifestyle, Personal, Weddings

Lately in 2015

 2015 is already off to a great start with my brand new website theme! I want to embrace simplicity and let the photographs speak for themselves. It’s still a work in progress, but I have a very good feeling about the direction it’s headed.

We ended 2014 with several delightful family sessions :)

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The Patterson-Fowler family (and engagement session!)melissaclairephotography-lately-2015_0018 melissaclairephotography-lately-2015_0019 melissaclairephotography-lately-2015_0020 melissaclairephotography-lately-2015_0021 melissaclairephotography-lately-2015_0022

And last but not least, I spent New Year’s Eve photographing Nancy and Doug’s intimate courthouse wedding!

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Ellen and Jorge’s Maternity Session

 Ellen and Jorge’s maternity session took place at her dad and his fiance’s beautiful cabin in the woods of Gainesville, TX. I was completely in awe of the beauty and solitude of the location. And even with the pressures and responsibilities of their new baby girl being born within the next month, Ellen and Jorge continue to show off their amazing style. Congratulations to the soon to be parents, and thanks from the bottom of my heart for inviting me back to document this new stage of your lives!

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