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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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Intimate Elopement at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

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Weddings

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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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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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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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, […]

Family Session at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

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This is Keisha. (Don’t worry, if you mistook her for Keira Knightly you’re not the only one). She is stunning and so is her precious little family… Keisha and my fiance, Trey, go way back. I’m talking wayy back. Back to the times when he was a mischievous little rugrat and Keisha had to babysit him and […]

Vintage Industrial Wedding in Denton, TX

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Crystal was standing outside with her back to the double doors. She couldn’t hide the anticipation, which frequently showed itself by spreading a huge smile across her face. Her suite was a beautiful shade of of green, and her hair was pulled back with flowers winding their way throughout. She swayed side to side with […]

Nikki & Austin’s Engagement Session

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Engagements

I guess you could say this engagement session was extra special for me… But that would be an understatement. See that gorgeous girl with the huge smile on her face? That’s my very best friend in the whole world, Nikki Fox. We were about 10 years old when we became inseparable. Back then life consisted […]

Miller Family Fall Session

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I can’t even begin to describe how much I love this family… I first met Sarah (the adorable brunette in the adorable denim skirt) working customer service together at a private airport in Fort Worth, TX. Something just clicked when we met… We bonded fast and became very good friends. Maybe it was the late […]

Childhood Sweethearts’ Wedding at The Bowden

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It was June 6, 2020. Mackenzie and Jeremy were supposed to be saying “I do” in a chapel filled with their friends and family. But June 6th came and went, and there was no wedding. Like so many others, Mackenzie and Jeremy had to make the difficult decision to postpone their wedding due to the […]

My World Travel Bucket List

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Personal

A couple weeks ago, I posted a blog post with a list of 25 Activities for Quarantine… One of the activities on that list was “Start a travel journal”, beginning with making a list of all the places you plan to go once this pandemic is over. And that’s exactly what I did! I created […]

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