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Dallas Wedding Photogaphy | Hayden

Elizabeth & Jason

Date | 04.12.14

Dallas Wedding Photographer| MoormannPhotography

Ceremony Location| Coppell Community Center

Reception Location|  Coppell Community Center

Flowers| Marla Havins

DJ | Barney Catala

 

We first “met” at a dance club called Sting. We are both salsa dancers and Sting was having an event here. We have mutual freinds and at one point the DF played a hip-hop song. Liz came over and danced with me and her friends. Then she walked off. We didn’t actually talk until maybe a month later. She doesn’t remember dancing with me. Ha 🙂

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I knew he is the one the second week. It was a Wednesday. I just knew.

It wasn’t one moment until I knew she is the one. It was a series of moments!

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Before the proposal I was pretty nervous. It is a life changing moment that changes your direction.

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Liz is a genuinely nice person, and cares about others. I couldn’t marry someone who was gossipy or mean spirited.

Jason has a good heart and is kind, and he is so goofy! He makes me laugh!

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Jason stuffs his shoes with old ratty paper. It is weird. Ok not all of it is old, but some of it is.

Liz is cold when it is 75 degrees. She gets cold when it isn’t even cold.

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Besides getting married I am looking forward to share the day and moment with family and friends and also to the first bride and groom dance.

I am looking forward to eating my best friend’s wedding cake. She is making it for me.

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colors black, white and red and lots of roses

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2nd annual voting contest! The best of the best 2013! Vote for the best picture!

2nd annual voting contest! The best of the best 2013! Vote for the best picture!

 

MoormannPhotography celebrates her Facebook anniversary on February, 21st!

To show you how much I appreciate having you as my client, I want to thank you with this voting contest!

I flipped through thousand images from weddings, glamour-, family-, children-, and newborn shootings of 2013 and picked some of my favorites. I tried to choose just thirty 🙂

Now it is your turn to vote for your favorite!

Click on your favorite image (not the album) on my Facebook page, like and comment it. The picture with the most “likes and comments” between now and February 21st will receive a FREE 11×14 fine art print!

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Dallas Wedding Photography | Crain

Ryann & Sean

Date | 8.17.13

Dallas Wedding Photographer| MoormannPhotography

HMUA| Stephanie Banks

Ceremony and Reception Location|Jesse and Tiffany Woskowicz lake house on Amon Cater Lake

Wedding Cake| Chris Foster – The Cake Cotourier

Band| Chad Mcbride and the Drifters

DJ| David Fredrick.

Food|Peggy and Larry Price

Important Helpers| Robert Mitchell, Nana & Jim Hand

To understand the story you first have to understand me…(Sean).
I’ve always been a very laid back person that usually doesn’t approach someone, I wait for them to come to me.  Not scared of rejection but seeing a beautiful woman like Ryann, I couldn’t help but think that she probably has guys throwing themselves at her daily, so I want to give her the respect needed by leaving her alone…

One night in the year 2009, I attended a birthday party for a friend of mine at a local pub.  There were around 50-60 people total there, but only one stood out to me.  There was this little blonde hair beauty with the self esteem to over power the shyest of shy.  She walked in like she owned the place, with her head held high and confidence surrounding her like a cloud.  And it wasn’t a cocky walk, it was a, “this is who I am, like it or turn your head.”  I couldn’t help but continue to watch this thing of beauty as she walked up to “our” group of friends.  The night carried on like any other night, laughing, joking, dancing, and some singing.  Except this time there was a new face that was catching my attention constantly.  She was the center of attention, she was the life of the party, everyone was watching her, well I was at least.  There was a time during the night where my dream had come true, she walked over to me, as I notice her approaching I’m thinking to myself, “don’t spill your drink, it’s only a girl, she won’t bite, (found out later she does), stay calm!!”   There was no “hello” nor “hi”, just a simple, “can I borrow your lighter?”  Whew, escaped a bullet there.  I wasn’t ready to speak to a girl with such conviction, such unknowing power.

I continued to watch her throughout the night, then the dream was over, she was gone.  The only thing I had was a thought that I carried around for two years, “I could marry that girl!!!!”

Two years later, August 20th 2011, I was with some of my buddies and one of their wives was having a girls night at a little bar across town.  We all debated on crashing it or going our own way.  Well we decided to crash it!  It was just a normal night for us guys, fantasy football draft that day, a little beer drinking that night.  I went to the bar to grab a round for the guys and two steps to my left standing there with the same cloud of confidence, wearing cutoff jean shorts, a little kids shirt, and some cowboys boots, was the girl of my dreams.  When I saw her it was like nothing else mattered, the music faded, the crowd went mute, the lights dimmed, but not around her, it felt like we were the only ones at the bar.  Well it felt like that to me, she still didn’t know who I was or even if I existed.

The night went on, while playing some darts I notice her pass through a walk way, it was then I thought to myself, “I’m not letting her get away twice.”  I then turned to my friend and said, “I have to meet her, who is that?”  He then proceeded to call her over.  Hands getting sweaty, throat was getting clogged, heart beat was rising and all I could think about was, “don’t screw this up!!”  “Hi, I’m Sean.”  “I’m Ryann, nice to meet you but I have to pee.”  And there she went…  She went her way and I went mine.  Bound and determined I wasn’t going to stop there.  I approached her again and it paid off, we shared laughs, stories, dances, songs, and last but not least numbers!!  It was a fairy tale that i was living!!  At the end of the night my ride was ready to leave so he asked if I was ready, at that time I felt a boot slam into my shin.  She wasn’t ready for me to leave.  So I did what any man would do, didn’t think about how I was getting home, but I stayed.  We danced and laughed some more, carried on like we’d known each other forever….  That was the best decision I’ve even made.

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Dallas Wedding Photography | Perkins

LaCrecia& Jakeem

Date | 7.20.13

Dallas Wedding Photographer| MoormannPhotography

Ceremony Location| Unity Church on Greenville

Reception Location| The Oasis Ballroom

I worked at a grocery store in Dallas. While there I worked with Jakeem’s Brother and he suggested that I talk to his younger brother. I gave him my number to give to Jakeem. Of course, he takes down the WRONG number! The next time I see him, he scolds me for giving him the wrong number. I try to explain that HE is the one who wrote my number incorrectly. Anyways, I gave him the correct number and a picture of myself to give to Jakeem. Apparently, his brother did not trust me, because he goes to the floral department of the store and uses the phone to call my cell, just make sure the number is correct. It was. In the next few days, Jakeem called me and the rest is history.

There was no one enlightening event that told me that Jakeem was “the one.” As we grew up together and our relationship evolved, I just got more evidence of how great he was. I loved the way he held and protected me. He made me feel safe and secure in his arms. I loved the way he was with children and family. I got to a point where I started to think about him before myself because I knew that he was doing the same for me. We are best friends, lovers, teammates and soul mates!

There is not one moment that I fell in love with LaCrecia. I liked the fact that she was very down to earth and very goal oriented.

I had an idea that a proposal was coming but I did not know how, when, or where. I knew Jakeem had been really broke lately. Since the beginning of 2012, he and I had planned to go to Oakland, California for his family reunion. I had never been to California nor had I ever met his extended family. While there, I wanted us to see the sights, so I did a lot of planning to see different tourist attractions in San Francisco. On July 5th 2012, me, Jakeem, his Brother and his wife went on a boat cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge. I was so excited for the day that I had no idea Jakeem was thinking proposal. The boat took us under the bridge and on the way back Jakeem gets on one knee and proposes to me!!! Of course, I start crying immediately. Needless to say, I didn’t pay attention to any more of the tour. I started to call all my family to tell them about the good news. Little did I know, Jakeem had already told everyone! I was the only one who had no idea!

The proposal was 10 months in the planning. I wanted to propose in August of 2011 when we were in Vegas, but I did not want to take away from her birthday. So, I planned to propose when we went to California July 2012. I was nervous taking the ring because I did not want LaCrecia to find out. LaCrecia planned a boat cruise across the Golden Gate Bridge with my brother and Sister-in-law, so I thought “perfect timing.”

 

I love Jakeem’s optimism! I tend to worry about EVERYTHING and he always keeps me motivated and encouraged.
I love how LaCrecia is always willing and able to help others and me without looking for anything in return.

 

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Beegle | wedding photography

Dallas wedding vendor list

Dallas Wedding Photography | MoormannPhotography

Second Photographer | Kalynn Karnicky Photography

Ceremony and Reception Location | Event 1013

Cake and dessert | Frost it cafe

DJ / Musician | Goga

 

Congratulations Gila & Steven

‘My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never’

 

Fate? We both took a job an hour away from where we were living, at a small wine bar. He was the executive chef, I was the General Manager.  The first time we met and worked together, the chemistry was there. It continued to grow and brought us down this path.

 

The day he took me to the Dallas Farmers Market. I’d lived here for 3 years and had never been.  He let me pick whatever flowers I wanted and then potted them in HIS yard for me ( no green thumb for this girl :/ ) ! I knew it meant he wanted me around if he was willing to make me a garden at his place. – Gila

The day Gila told me I no longer had to do things alone. She wanted to do things with me? She makes me feel loved. – Steven

Our Engagement
As much as I have guarded my heart and feelings, I seem to be defenseless against My bride. As the morning sunlight pours through our bedroom and I awake next to her, I realize how badly I never want this to end…
It was a morning just like this, that I asked for Gila to be mine. I wanted to share and experience everything with her! I love the way she loves me!
She is my protecter, my helper, my lover, my friend! – Stevie B.

Steven – It was natural, calm, first thing on a spring morning.  She is so beautiful, I knew there was nothing else I needed than her.

Gila- He woke up, wrapped his arms around me and asked me to be my wife. I had no pause, no thinking required. I knew I wanted a lifetime of that exact moment.

 

Her strength, she is the best support I have ever known or had – Steven

His communication is his strength, but he will tell you it’s his weakness. I’ve never had a partner so willing to sit down and talk things out, good or bad. – Gila

She keeps adopting stray animals. – Steven

He keeps letting me 😉 He says I have to give them to a good home, but never lets me actually hand them over to friends who want to adopt. We have 5 dogs and a cat now! – Gila

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Engagement Session in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Engagement Session in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Ryann and Sean chose a country themed engagement session.
Therefore we met at the Fort Worth Stockyards. One of my favorite places to shoot. Gorgeous backgrounds and a great country flair.

To make sure there this place isn’t already crowded and we will have the perfect lighting conditions we started the shooting very early.

Here a little sneak peak 🙂

HMUA: Stephanie Banks

 

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After our session we went back to Miss Molly’s haunted Bed&Breakfast hotel where Ryann put her beautiful wedding gown on. Those pictures are still top secret 🙂

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Norris | wedding photography

Dallas wedding vendor list

Dallas Wedding Photography | MoormannPhotography

Second Photographer | Kalynn Karnicky Photography

Ceremony Location | Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

Dress Salon | Davids Bridal

Tuxedo | Als formal wear

Hair and Make up Artist | Fantastic Sams in Saginaw

Wedding cake| Creative Memories in Hurst

 

“John and I met at Flips Patio bar on Western Center in Fort Worth on October 01, 2010 on a Friday evening. We started talking and realized we had a lot in common. The next day we went out on our first official date and had dinner at carrabas in Hurst. John proposed on August 17, 2012 at the Reata Restaurant in Fort Worth, very romantic and unexpected. I was very surprised and cried! We had such a great year in 2012 and felt that we came closer together. :-)”

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February photo challenge rocktheshotforum – RED

February photo challenge from rocktheshotforum – RED

Here is my entry for the february photo challenge from rocktheshotforum.
This is my third entry on a photo challenge. Maybe I will win this time!

This photos is from an engagement session last year.
I love playing around with shadows.

 www.rocktheshotforum.com

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[Senior session GIVEAWAY – Dallas Fort Worth Photographer]

Senior session GIVEAWAY

How to enter:

REQUIRED: You must “LIKE” MoormannPhotography on Facebook if you haven’t already. Leave a comment to this blog entry stating why you would like to win the Senior session GIVEWAY with MoormannPhotography.

 

GIVEAWAY ENDS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 th 2013

 

WAYS TO ENTER THE CONTEST

+ Give yourself ONE additional entry by sharing this blog post on your Facebook, but be sure to leave a comment with a link back below telling me you did!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR FREE SENIOR SESSION?

+ Pre-Session Consultation with MoormannPhotography
+ 1 1/2 to 2 hour session on location(s)
+ Allows for one person ($50 per additional person)
+ Unlimited outfit changes
+ A DVD of the final images, selected by the photographer
+ Images will be custom edited in both color & black and white format. Printing rights included.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

+ You must be a Dallas Fort Worth High School Senior graduating in the class of 2013 OR 2014.
+ If you are under 18, parental/guardian consent is required. Parent/Guardian will be required to sign a Model Release & Client Service Agreement prior to your session with MoormannPhotography.
+ There will be an additional $25.00 travel fee for any sessions located 30 miles outside the zip code of 75056 (The Colony, Tx) Client will be required to pay this fee either before or at the time of their session.
+ Winners will be numbered by the order they leave a comment below on this entry. I will be using Random.org to choose the winning contestant.
+ Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize. You MUST email sabrina@moormannPhotography.com within this time frame to acquire your prize. If no contact is made within 48 hours, I will choose another winner with Random.org.
+ Winner must utilize their free session BEFORE July 30th, 2013 – No exceptions will be made, unless inclement weather restrains us.

DISCLAIMER: This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You will NOT be notified publicly via Facebook if you are a winner.  By entering this giveaway, you are providing information to MoormannPhotography and NOT to Facebook.  Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.

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Jim Harmer’s photo contest for Improve Photography: Edit my RAW file

What a great photo contest!

 

Jim Harmer’s photo contest for Improve Photography: Edit my RAW file http://improvephotography.com/7891/edit-my-raw-file-photo-contest/?awt_l=NzHFA&awt_m=3dLZBOKxcVnd.Qc

Below you can see Jim Harmer’s provided RAW file (before) and my edited version (after).

 

Here is how I edited the RAW file in Lightroom and Photoshop for Jim Harmer’s photo contest:

  1. cropped the photo,
  2. removed the branch on the left side,
  3. enhancements on eyes and skin
  4. converted into black and white

 

The winner will be announced on Friday, February 8 by the end of the day on the Improve Photography Google+ page as well as on Facebook.

Please let me know what you think about my entry

 

 

 

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