DALLAS WEDDING PHOTOS
Pre-Wedding - Engagement - Bridal Portraits - Wedding Day
Below represents just a small sampling from my 13-year career and what I look to bring to Dallas wedding photos as a photographer. We are located on the border of McKinney and Frisco Texas but we are available for weddings and portraits anywhere in Dallas / Fort-Worth area, nationally or internationally. We LOVE elopements.
What I truly love the most about weddings is photographing the story of the day. I love black and white photography and I think it captures the storytelling aspect of the wedding in a perfect way. Take away all of the distractions of colors and you are left with the emotion of the photograph that draws you in.
We are not just a day of wedding photographer, but we specialize in all of the special moments in your relationship leading up to the wedding and beyond. Pre-wedding sessions like your engagement, bridal portraits or even boudoir are all important steps that make up the fun of your wedding experience.
What you will notice in my work that sets me apart are my attention to detail and my lighting. Lighting has become a lost art in wedding photography, but it is essential in taking your images to the next level.
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Country clubs are some of my favorite places to photograph a wedding. From the finely manicured landscaping to the beautiful views and open air. This moment of the bride and her father took place right before the ceremony started. It had been raining leading up to the start time, so they waited in the limo. Then, the skies broke and we nothing but sunshine and these amazing skies
This photograph was featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine and was part of the article they ran about our wedding photography as their featured photographer of the week. You can read the article by going HERE. Nadia and Chris show us a perfect example of when preparation meets opportunity. The moment the pose breaks and something magical happens is when I am ready to capture it. I posed the two of them together on this rock wall at Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit PA. All of a sudden the wind blew, she moved her hair back and he kissed her shoulder. Click. It was perfect.
The most emotional wedding I have ever photographed. Amanda & Dru were amazing! Their emotions flowed all day and they were a photographed dream to work with. Especially a photojournalist photographer. These photos happen when you allow yourself as a couple to be fully involved in your day and really put everything else aside. Love each other and your guests. Leave your phones and lives aside and fully embrace being a part of each other’s lives. This photo was taken during the reception from across the floor as I watched and waited for these moments to happen.
The Dude of honor helps the bride fix her hair before going to the church in the hotel. I don’t know if “dude of honor” is the official name, but he was her maid of honor. This wedding was pretty unique. In Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, they had about a 15 people at their wedding. At the reception, they sat around a table at a very nice restaurant to enjoy a 5-course meal.
Sparkler exits from the reception are tons of fun. This wedding in the Poconos was no exception. Definitely a tricky photo to capture for any photographer, but being prepared is what is key. Sparkler exits work best when there isn’t a lot of other lights on in the area you have it set up, as well as getting people in nice and close. Just not close enough to set the bride and groom on fire.
A unique approach on this fairway of the golf course at Glen Oak Country Club. I saw this line of trees that was pointing like a V and thought it would be a great way to draw your eye in towards the couple. This absolutely stunning dress was one of my favorites of that year.
One of my most famous Dallas wedding photos that I have ever taken is this one right here. A benefit of having a long lens is that I can capture something like this without impacting the moment or the emotion. I was actually standing about 2 feet into the woods that surrounded the ceremony location to get this photograph. You can see this precious moment of a single tear running down her cheek as she gives her vows.
Second in beauty to country club weddings might be Farm weddings. I would love to do more like this in the countryside of Texas. There are some beautiful barn wedding locations in McKinney, Fort Worth, Lucas, and surrounding areas. Check out the Rustic Grace Estate outside of Anna in Alstyne, TX, Rock Creek Ranch and RoseMary Barn both in McKinney Texas. The stars aligned in this photograph and we couldn’t have planned this if we tried. As the bride and groom were getting set in their pose, these three horses walked over to greet them and lined up perfectly.
I have a tendency to sneak around during the getting ready photos before the wedding. I take a “fly on the wall” approach. That allows me to get creative photos like this. A crack in the doorway as the groom fixed his bowtie made for a great composition.
Like I said, look how fun barn and farm weddings can be. Are you getting married on a farm near McKinney Tx? The earthy tones of the barn mixed well with his relaxed tan suit and the gold trim belt of her wedding dress.
Catholic weddings present some of the most beautiful churches steeped in tradition, architecture and stunning ceilings like you see here. This church wedding had a wrap around balcony which you can only see half of in this photo. It wraps around both sides and across the back. There are a lot more modern churches it seems in McKinney, Frisco, and even parts of Plano. However there are some more traditional churches as well, and more and more as you get further out in the surrounding areas.
That is a hard to beat view for a wedding. Overlooking the North Atlantic ocean, this jewish and christian wedding was absolutely stunning. The ceremony was pool side on top of a hotel on the shores of Long Island in New York (to take this photo I am inches from falling in the pool).
The Father daughter dance is something a young girl thinks about growing up and looks forward to as one of the most anticipated moments of the wedding. This moment between the two of them is emotional, as he grips her back tightly and shares a special moment with her.
Photos of the guys and groomsmen do not have to be boring for your Dallas wedding photos. This idea was inspired by the great Jerry Ghionis. Photographed in a hotel lobby and lit with a small light to highlight the groom. His groomsmen play a role in the background, being in the photo without fully being in the photo and making the attention be about the groom. Featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine.
A very fun reception at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia with Big Ben hanging out in the background. The bride switched to her second dress of the night, which was a fun party dress by Vera Wang.
Who doesn’t love a good cake smash? We don’t see many of them these days, but when they come, I am ready and love to photograph it. This is a tent wedding at the country club on the green of the golf course.
I LOVE this moment between the parents of the bride. This took place before the ceremony as we were waiting for the bride to arrive. It’s another moment that shows how important it is to hire a photographer that can see these moments happening before they happen and to have the technical ability to capture it when it does.
Taken in the square of Scranton, the courthouse makes for a beautiful backdrop to this lovely couple. The photo to the left of just the bride was taken in a plan looking hotel lobby hallway. However, the wallpaper was a perfect match for her antique ivory colored wedding gown. The light coming from the window worked perfectly. The square is similar to what you could do with your Dallas Wedding Photos in the town square, McKinney historic square or the lovely Sundance square in Fort Worth (one of my favorite areas)
Classic beauty throughout this entire wedding. From her gorgeous Vera Wang wedding gown to the black bow tie tux and this classic car for their ride to the reception. Black and white definitely suited this wedding with a splash of color here and there.
A creative photo at the wedding reception at Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit PA. This is photographed through the lighted tree decorations on their tables to capture a touching moment of the bride and groom together on the dance floor.
The Horah is a Jewish celebratory dance at the wedding reception where they lift them above the crowd in chairs. I love the reaction of the groom here of both excitement and a touch of terror. It, of course, makes for some terrific wedding photo moments.
Tan and blue suits are definitely on the rise in men’s suit selections for weddings. This moment was captured of the groom before the wedding in a backyard farm wedding. What beautiful clouds and settings for a wedding. How could I ask for more.
I love photographing emotional moments of the groom at the wedding. One of these important times is making sure to turn around to see the grooms reaction as the bride walks down the aisle. While learning about the bride and groom before the wedding, Jessica told me this would be one of her favorite moments to see of his reaction as she entered the back of the church.
A very cold winter wedding for New Year’s Eve gave us the opportunity to use the steam from their breath as a free fog machine to add a different element in the background of this black and white photo. It was also shot through a tree that had Christmas lights, which gives us the lighting effect you see here.
It doesn’t always have to be a grand scenery or landscape for your Dallas wedding photos. Sometimes it’s the small details like a touch of a hand on her back that makes the perfect wedding photo. This was a moment that Tamra had told us about before the wedding when he does for her. So I knew throughout the day that this was a moment I would want to watch out for.
This bride and groom had a beautiful addition to their family shortly before the wedding. So we, of course, wanted to include them in the wedding. They had a great idea to walk down the aisle with both of them after their ceremony. The wedding ceremony was held overlooking an amazing mountainside view in the fall.
Another awesome farm wedding, this one was hosted on a private estate. The clouds can’t be beat. This antique styled and layered dress was amazing.
During longer catholic wedding ceremonies is a great time for me to find special little moments that are happening throughout the crowd, wedding party, and flower girls.
A very unique ceremony arrangement for this wedding. It was an outdoor setting and they wanted a way for the crowd to feel more connected to them during the wedding. So they placed their chairs in a circular pattern and they walked through the crowd in a circle until they came to the middle for the ceremony. They also passed their rings throughout the crowd around the circle so that they would all be touched and blessed by the crowd.
It wasn’t only the groom crying at this wedding, as you saw earlier, but also the bride. This was taken during the communion, which is always a great opportunity to get some of the first relaxing shots of the bride and groom at the ceremony. The attention is off of the two of them and they can have some really powerful and emotional moments together.
The most epic cake smash award goes to… This one was for the ages for sure. There was no holding back.
Every bride to be knows the elegance of Jimmy Choo shoes. This simple, yet artistic photograph shoes off the classic and timeless beauty of this pair of the bride’s shoes. I love the light and shadows that black and white brings out here.
Another photo that was featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine. This is at a golf country club where they had these beautiful paths of tall thin trees.
Playing with mirrors is a fun way to get a different perspective for your Dallas wedding photos. Taken while the bride was finishing up her makeup at the salon, there was this soft moment of reflection and thought as she was preparing to walk down the aisle.
A stunning one of a kind designed wedding dress for this beautiful bride Stephanie. Photographed in the Poconos during the changing of leaves in the fall, it’s a perfect background for this wedding. Held at the Stroudsmoor Inn in Stroudsburg, PA.
Sometimes all you need is a wall on the street, terrific lighting, and emotion and connection to each other like this to make an awesome photograph. As I said before, I am a big fan of sleeved wedding dresses, so I loved this one as well.
Taken at the Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton PA, I had an idea to feature the couple in this iconic performance center in the balcony. Using a flash to highlight them in the balcony we got this awesome photo.
The father of the bride restored this 57 Chevy for their farm wedding. I had to, of course, take a moment to do a portrait of this stylish man with his pride and joy.
I love capturing these moments, often of kids, during the ceremony. They become some of the most cherished photos from the wedding. This precious flower girl was tired from all the excitement of the day and finding comfort in her mom’s arms.
We always take time to take cool photos of the groom and his best men. This photo was taken against a large window in the hotel, acting as a white backdrop.
This was during the last dance of the night between the bride and groom. Some to think about for your Dallas wedding photos is the schedule for when your photographer will be there. Do you want them to start later in the day, capture only the beginning of the reception or stay longer at the reception? I always suggest people think about the crowd that they are inviting and if the energy and dancing will be happening all night or not.
Party like there is no one watching. I love when the groom is out on the floor dancing with his new wife the whole night. Having fun, dancing, connecting and celebrating with all of their friends.
As I spoke about earlier, this is another example of what I like to do during the communion. We get some of the best reactions when the couple finally relaxes a bit and can have a laugh together. These photos become great memories for the couple to have in their wedding album because they can remember what the conversation and jokes they were talking about at the time.
Love the recent blue suit trend for the guys. It really looks sharp and can be used easily past the wedding as well.
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Jeff Dietz Photography is an award winning studio with 15 years experience working all across the world. Located on the border of McKinney and Frisco, we serve the enter Dallas and Fort Worth area, including but not limited to, Allen, Prosper, Carrollton, Highland Park, Plano, Wylie and more.