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Amber Laurel

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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

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I'm Amber, and I'm so happy you're here. This blog is a journal about my life, travels, and the beauty I capture. Stay a while and say hello!

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Colorful Garden Chic Dallas Wedding

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Weddings

Alex and Patrick’s wedding was simply magical… The bride and groom said “I do” in the middle of a sculpture garden surrounded by their loved ones and stunning works of art. Then they danced the night away to the rhythm of a live band underneath a canopy of string lights and stars. It was truly […]

Fairytale Wedding at The Castle at Rockwall

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Happy One Month Anniversary, Jimi and Jason! These two lovebirds got married on May 29, 2021 in a beautiful ceremony at The Castle at Rockwall. Yes, you read that right – a castle in the middle of North Texas! To say it was a fairytale would be an understatement. Everything was perfect… The unique architecture […]

Grapevine Lake Sunset Session

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Engagements

July 24, 2020 didn’t exactly turn out as Karina and Carlos expected… They had gotten engaged and were so excited to plan their dream wedding! But then, in the Spring of 2020, our world turned upside down. And Karina and Carlos, like so many others, had to accept a slightly different outcome when it came […]

Elegant Spring Wedding at The Olana

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Gabby & Tyler’s wedding at The Olana in Dallas was one of those truly incredible events that all other events wish they could be… Every detail of the day was absolutely extraordinary. From the French Baroque architecture of the mansion, to the bride’s stunning Berta gown, to her ivory color palette, to the four string […]

Sarah’s Annual Birthday Shoot

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Portraits

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARAH!! For the third year in a row, I’ve had the absolute JOY of photographing this precious little one in celebration of her birthday. Sarah, is the most adorable little girl on the planet. She is truly a bundle of pure joy, which presents itself with a constant stream of giggles. She makes my […]

Rockwall Harbor Engagement Session

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Engagements

Jimi and Jason’s meet cute happened at Gloria’s restaurant at Rockwall Harbor… So naturally, this beautiful harbor was the ideal choice for the location of their engagement session! We couldn’t have dreamed for more perfect weather for their lovely shoot. There was a cool breeze blowing in from the lake, the sun was shining, and […]

Intimate Elopement at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

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Riann and Mark got married in a beautiful, intimate ceremony on a cool, sunny January afternoon. The Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth made for the dreamiest backdrop to their quaint wedding. Like so many these days, their ceremony was limited to immediate family only. And it couldn’t have been more perfect… I absolutely love these intimate […]

Autumn Maternity Session at Lakeside Park

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Portraits

A couple of months ago, I had the joy of photographing Jeremy and Mackenzie’s wedding – two dear friends of mine that had been dating since we were in junior high school. I was still getting over how incredibly beautiful their wedding was, when Jeremy’s little sister Maddie reached out to me… It turns out […]

Thanksgiving Family Reunion

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Portraits

I just love how the holidays bring families together. They remind us how important it is to spend time and make memories with the ones you love… Amanda reached out to me prior to Thanksgiving and told me that her family was coming in town for the holidays. She really wanted to capture this special […]

Backyard Family Session

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Portraits

As soon as I pulled into Jamie’s driveway, her oldest son Wyatt peddled out to meet me on his bike. I think we were best friends from that moment on… As I was getting out of my car, he was already offering to show me his favorite climbing tree and asking if I could take […]

Fall Family Mini Session

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Portraits

Get ready for the sweetest, most adorable little family you ever did see… Meet my cousin, Kelsey, and her husband, Taylor. They’re pretty much the most beautiful couple I know. And of course, what do you get when a couple this pretty has children? Three of the most adorable little kids on the planet. Brenley, […]

Dallas Arboretum Senior Session

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Oh my goodness, Valaree Sanchez! You are so beautiful I just can’t get over it! Let me tell you the little backstory to this sweet session…. The Sanchez Family was one of my first families ever to photograph back when I started this business! Valaree’s mom, Elva, was so sweet to trust me (a young, […]

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