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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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Miller Family Fall Session

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Portraits

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 […]

Why an Engagement Session is So Important

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For Brides

As a photographer, I believe your engagement session is one of the most important parts of the pre-wedding process for four big reasons…. 1. It gives us a chance to spend time together and get to know each other better before the big day. Let’s face it. You spend a lot of time with your […]

Why I Chose Honeybook to Manage my Business

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Personal

When I first started my photography business, I managed my projects with email and notebooks… And just to give you a little background about myself, I am someone who LIVES for structure. It sort of runs my life, which is a borderline bad thing… but that’s another issue for another time. I knew I couldn’t […]

Surprise Proposal at Dallas Love Field

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Engagements

It was all so perfectly planned… Brooke and Tim had flown into Dallas from Orange County to visit some friends the night before. Then on Saturday evening Brooke and her friends were supposed to pick up another one of their girlfriends at Love Field Airport and head out for a girls night out. Or so […]

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