If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I believe in three main things: love at first sight, the companionship of cats, and fate. I believe that fate plays a role in many major events in our lives. In fact, I believe it was fate that brought Riley, Crystal, and I together. On a humid June day, I was shooting the most beautiful styled shoot at Daffodil Hill. Little did I know, Riley and Crystal had recently decided to have a more intimate wedding and were touring the venue at the same time. Just a few short days later, I heard from Crystal and they officially became part of the MLP family.
Riley and Crystal met in college when the two of them attended Texas Christian University. After four years of dating, the two of them set out to Fort Worth for a New Years trip where Riley popped the question. Of course, Crystal couldn’t wait to marry him.
When you meet the two of them, you can tell how smitten they are with one another. The hand holding the two of them do as they walk together is the sweetest little gesture. Crystal is very patient and kind, which is something Riley loves about her. Riley has a knack for making others smile, which kept our time together interesting.
We started our session at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, where the flowers were brightly in bloom. Crystal and Riley came dressed to impress with Crystal’s white dress and Riley’s dapper outfit. We took a stroll around the gardens, stopping at every gorgeous spot we found. We even stopped a couple of times to try and get an epic ring shot (this definitely took up half the time! HA!).
We ended our session with the sun setting on top of a parking garage. I always like to let my couples let loose at the end of their session, and theirs was no different! We all laughed as Crystal jumped into Riley’s arms, and Riley spun her around. The two of them slow danced to no music, and boy, the way he looks at her is so beautiful.