Claire

Miss Claire’s first newborn shoot didn’t go exactly as planned. With this crazy Texas weather, we had to dodge cooler than normal temperatures and drizzle. All hands were on deck to comfort this sweet girl. She sure has two guys wrapped around her little finger.

We gave it a second try about a week later and we all walked away smiling and excited…Even Miss Claire.

 

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Michalka in Mexico

Oh, Taylor and Mason y’all are cute, cute, cute!

Mason popped the big question just a little over a month ago and these two already have most of their wedding day planned out…. In Mexico! It’s going to be such a fun party!

I am so happy for y’all! I think you two laughed the whole photo session which makes the shoot so fun and a marriage last a lifetime. Congratulations!!

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McDaniel Party

This weekend I’ll be heading out to Perrin, Texas to photograph Carley and Ty’s “I do’s”.  Thank the Lord, I think the weather is going to actually feel like September!

These two go back to their high school days and I’m pretty sure Ty has always kept Carley laughing.

Saturday is going to be a ball and I am so excited to photograph the party. Congratulations y’all!

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Wedding Guest Etiquette Tips

Are you on my email list? If not, you should be! I use email to send information about shoots, specials, and helpful tips before anyone on Facebook or Instagram sees it. If you would like to subscribe to my email list, please send me an email to whitneybowmanphoto@gmail.com .

If you had been on my email list then you would have received my 5 tips for wedding guest etiquette last week. Yes, it is such a thing.  If you will be attending a wedding soon, please consider the tips below.

  1. R.S.V.P: Some one told me recently that they didn’t think,  “You had to R.S.V.P anymore”. Correction, yes you sure do!
  2. Arrive on time: Try to arrive about 30 minutes early and if you are late, sit out the ceremony until it’s over.
  3. Keep out of the bridal suite: Unless you know for sure that you are welcome, please refrain from entering. The Bride, Bridesmaids and/or family members in the wedding store their stuff, and probably valuables, in this room and they don’t want just every one coming in and out. As a photographer, the more crowded this room gets, the harder it is to do my job.
  4. Get up and dance!: The Bride and Groom most likely hired a fabulous DJ or band so every one can have a great time. I promise, unless it’s their first dance, they don’t want to be the only ones on the dance floor. The more people on the floor, the better the party photos!
  5. Put your phone and camera away: I cannot stress this enough. During the ceremony, you should not have your phone or camera out snapping pictures. Not only are you not enjoying the beautiful moment, but you are probably in the photographer’s shot. As a photographer, nothing makes my job harder than trying to dodge someone’s phone in my photo. Don’t be this person. https://www.facebook.com/jocieldes.alves/videos/1198985640213480/ Oh, the horror!

I hope these tips help you to enjoy your next wedding. Please feel free to share these with some one you know. Cheers to a happy Wedding Season!

Love, Whitney

 

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Weston

The McNorton’s welcomed a sweet baby boy into their family August 31st. Actually, the fact that it was a boy was a surprise! The McNorton’s decided to wait until the baby’s birthday to find out the gender. Eek, the planner that I am could NOT do this!

Weston Alan is, of course, adored by his parents and especially his big sister Jacylee.

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Mrs. Davis

Last night Katelynn became Mrs. Davis and now I get to share her beautiful bridal portraits from Sparrow Creek Ranch.

Katelynn, you are absolutely gorgeous and were such a lovely bride. Congratulations!

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I Do’s this Saturday!

I’m So excited! Katelynn and Hagen are saying “I Do” this Saturday at the beautiful Sparrow Creek Ranch in Graham, TX. I CAN NOT wait to photograph your day and especially your first dance as husband and wife. After getting to know both of your families this year, Saturday is going to be a party, FOR SURE!

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Logan

So Logan has actually been in college for a while. Since he was 16, in fact and he’s majoring in mechanical engineering! When you start college at 16, you don’t necessarily think about doing senior portraits. Better late than never, huh?

Logan turns 21 soon and his momma needed to get pictures done before the big birthday! We had a great time walking around Denton’s town square, which is the town where Logan started school.

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Charlotte is a wild ONE

Time literally moves too fast. Just one year ago, I was photographing Miss Charlotte enter the world!

Now, I’m photographing her first birthday! What a joy!

 

Charlotte got lots of kisses and partied with her bestie.

 

Of course, there was cake and presents.

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Ruddick and Family

My last post celebrated Cheyanne and her pregnancy with Claire. Since one part of the family was all dressed up, the rest joined in for full family photos. LOVE IT!

I can’t tell you how much fun I had with this shoot. The lightning was gorgeous, the folks were great, we had hay bales, dogs and guns. Talk about a good time!

If you don’t have a photo like this of your family, please consider getting together for one. It’s so special and I promise it will be a treasured heirloom. The fact is, we won’t all be around forever. How I wish I had a photo like this of my family before my grandpa went to heaven. 

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