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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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Family Session at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

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Portraits

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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Weddings

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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Weddings

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 […]

Why Choose a Film Photographer

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For Brides

Oftentimes when I tell people I shoot film, they don’t quite understand what I mean at first. Many people assume it means I shoot video. But what I’m actually talking about is old school film – yes negatives, lab scans, and all. Many people are surprised when they find out why I would choose such an archaic […]

25 Activities for Quarantine

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Personal

1. GO CAMPING IN THE BACKYARD Pack up the tent, sleeping bags, and s’mores! Go pitch your campsite under the stars of your own backyard. Build a campfire, make a camp dinner, tell fun stories, and top it all off by roasting marshmallows or making s’mores!   2. HAVE A PICNIC If you’re not a […]

Nikki & Austin’s Summer Proposal

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Engagements

Dear Best Friend,   For years I’ve had the privilege of witnessing first-hand what an incredible friend you are. You’re loyal, kind, caring, thoughtful, loving, funny, devoted, and you give so much of your time and heart into those that you love. For almost 20 years now I’ve been blessed enough to be on the […]

High Tides in Port Aransas

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Personal

Port Aransas, Texas has been my home away from home ever since I can remember. My family has been vacationing there every summer since I was about two. It’s is a quaint little fishing town on Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico. The beaches are lined with families and friends in vacation mode – […]

Dallas Engagement Session Locations

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For Brides

I know planning your engagement session can be intimidating. The decisions are sort of endless… What should you wear? What should your fiance wear? Should you get professional hair and makeup done? And the decision my clients struggle with most of all… Choosing your engagement session location. Most of my couples love showcasing the natural […]

My Top 10 Favorite TV Shows

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Personal

So I know 2020 quarantine is making us a little crazy…. So I decided to put together a list of my top 10 all-time favorite TV shows. Because, let’s be honest, we’ve all been watching a lot of TV lately… And who knows! Maybe you’re out there right now just dying for something new, something […]

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