Rustic downtown Celina engagement photos with Lauren and Nathan by Dallas wedding photographer Laura Miller.
Today is my 4th wedding anniversary with my amazing husband, Russell, but we celebrated early because today is also the wedding day of wonderful couple, Lauren and Nathan.
I was introduced to them by another couple of mine, Brittney and Tanner. (You may remember Brittney and Tanner from their engagement photos in Downtown McKinney. Feel free to check those out!) I love working with friends and family of existing clients because I already know that they will be great. Lauren and Nathan are the perfect example of this.
I met Lauren, her daughter Shaelyn, and her mom Melinda earlier this year over coffee at Bonnie Ruth’s in Watters Creek in Allen. These three ladies are a prime example of Southern charm and you can’t help but immediately feel like you’ve known them for ages. They are warm, inviting, funny and as sweet as could be. I was hesitant going into the meeting because I knew the wedding date was on my anniversary and I wouldn’t shoot on that date for just anyone. They had to be awesome. Knowing that they were referred by some of my favorite clients, I figured they were most likely pretty great! Meeting them just proved my theory right, and I am truly blessed to be their Dallas wedding photographer!
I didn’t get to meet Nathan until their downtown Celina engagement session, and honestly with grooms, I usually don’t expect much as far as being “into” pictures, but he did a great job! Most guys are okay and smile for the camera for the first 20 minutes, but then they’re kind of over it. haha With Nathan, his smile got bigger any time he looked at Lauren, and he was such a natural with Shaelyn that I got a little emotional. (I’m such a girl!) I told Lauren and Melinda this over some yummy Mexican food recently, but when I saw the three of them together, I knew that they had something special. These three are meant to be a family and they come together like three peas in a pod. Seeing them together makes me smile, and I know that being their Dallas wedding photographer is going to be such an absolute joy.
Today I will be taking photos of their Heritage Springs wedding all the way out in Anna, Texas, but as for now, I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from their downtown Celina engagement session.
Happy wedding day, Lauren and Nathan! I’ll be there in a few hours!