Mr. & Mrs. George - Aristide, Mansfield

Confession: I have been a HUGE slacker on my blog posting! I really, really need to be better about it. 
But this wedding, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share! From the gorgeous Aristide venue to every single little detail (including laser cut wooden name plates!), everything was beyond beautiful! 

Brooklyn + Jack tied the knot on June 10th at Aristide in Mansfield. Ironically, her grandparents were married on June 10th years ago. Such a special day for the entire Barham family! 

Grab a glass of wine, relax and enjoy the breathtaking wedding of Mr. & Mrs. George

Venue: Aristide, Mansfield
(Also, check out my photo on their main page from a wedding last May!)
Photographer: Ashley Rutland Photography
Videography: Hello Beautiful Videography
Florals: Something Pretty Floral

Wedding Coordinator: Melanie Ewing
Cake: C. Marie's Sweets

Live Band: Royal Dukes Band
Make-Up: Q Makeup & Hair
Hair: Rose Gold Bridal Beauty
Bridal Gown: Alvina Valenta, purchased at Stardust Celebrations

Bridesmaids Dresses: Hayley Paige Occasions, purchased at De Ma Fille

Suits: Mens Warehouse
Linens: La Tavola
Invitations/Save-the-Dates: Cheer Up Press
Cake Stands: Gold Dust Vintage Rentals
Cigar Roller: Cigar Art

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2016 Spring/Summer Mini Sessions

It's time to start planning for 2016 Spring/Summer Mini Sessions!

 I'm trying to be a little more prepared this year, rather than just springing it on everyone last minute! (Which I rarely ever do, but sometimes these darn holidays sneak up on me!!) 

And while we're on that note...is it just me or is EVERY SINGLE holiday earlier this year? 

I mean, Easter is March 27th for Pete's sake! 

Well, let's get to it! Here are the dates for the upcoming mini sessions! 

Below you'll find all (or at least what I have figured out thus far!) the info for each mini session! I'll give you a brief description for each. Cost & location will be released once I start booking for each session. 

 

Easter - March 5th (FW) & 8th (Burleson)

15 minute session...minimum 10 edited images...$100

The March 5th session will *more than likely* be held at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. I'm waiting to make the final call until I see how the grounds are looking. Right now, you know after this harsh winter we had (*insert eye roll here*) the grass is a bit dead. I really want pretty, green, full grass for these Easter sessions! 

The March 8th session will be held at Chisenhall Park in Burleson.

Also, I'm working really hard to find a tent with a quilt top for this session! It'll be adorable no doubt! 

 

Bluebonnet Minis - April 10th

The location for these will be in Mansfield, IF (& that's a big IF) they bloomed like they did last year! Year before last, I couldn't find a bluebonnet to save my life! Last year, they were AMAZING!!

(Check out the minis from last year! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.776938559050989.1073742098.266824166729100&type=3

If the field looks as beautiful as it did last year, we will definitely do them there again! For those of you that came last year, maybe you can warn the new folks! It's a bit of a hike :/ Bring a stroller or wagon for small kids. It's probably a 5-ish minute walk. (AKA don't come in heels!)

The date is also tentative. Bluebonnets bloom when they wanna bloom, and as much as I wish I could do my rain dance to make sure they bloom perfectly on April 10th, I just can't. Ain't nobody wanna see me dance anyway! :)

I'll keep an eye out on the field and will start booking for these around March 13th. 

(If the field just does not bloom at all, any deposits paid towards this particular mini session will be refunded.)

 

Mother's Day - April 17th

This session will be geared more towards little girls in their mommy's wedding dress! SWOON! 

Of course, I want this session to appeal to every one! So, if you don't have a wedding dress or it's just not your cup of tea, don't feel like you have to sit this one out! I'll still have adorable props to make these Mommy & Me pictures one of a kind! 

I will start booking for these on March 1st. Location, fee & other info will be released then. 

 

Father's Day - May 29th

What do you get Dad for Father's Day? He's always the hardest to shop for, am I right? How about a beautiful portrait of his kiddos? Mom, you can even jump on in too & give him a present he'll cherish! He really doesn't need another tie. I promise! 

I will start booking for these on April 24th. Location, fee & other info will be released then. 

 

4th of July - June 12th

4th of July minis will be adorable this year! If you've come in the past, you've seen the firecracker stand & the vintage red truck sets! This year, will be just as cute! Pinky promise! 

I will start booking for these on May 8th. Location, fee & other info will be released then. 

 

Underwater - August 6th

Eek! These are the minis I'm most excited about this year! (Besides Halloween, of course! But we'll talk about that later!) 

I will actually be going underwater with your little swimmers and taking some awesome candid photos of them! 

Don't have a swimmer just yet? Don't fret! (See what I did there?)

I'll also have the cutest set up on the side of the pool! Think kids-size lounge chair, boom box, sunglasses and a glass of lemonade! 

This mini session will be the perfect way to show off that adorable little bathing suit you know you bought every single accessory for! 

 

And as always, Sugar Cubed Bakery (www.sugarcubedbakery.com) will be providing the adorable decorated sugar cookies for each mini session! As if you needed any more persuading...

 

Locations of each mini session will vary. The location and time slots will be released on the "booking" date. 

 

OH, and don't worry! I will absolutely, definitely, 100%, without a doubt being doing Halloween & Christmas minis!

I've just haven't even started planning that far in advance yet. I mean, we JUST had Christmas...right?! 

 

For more information, please contact me at hello@ashleyrutlandphotography.com

 

Look forward to seeing y'all all spring & summer!! 

Cheers to another great year of minis!! 

 

 

 

 

Riley's 1st Birthday

Miss Riley turned 1 this year! 

I can't believe it's already been a year since we did her newborn pictures!! 

We had so much fun dressing up each set for her birthday shoot!! 

OH. MY. GOSH. Seriously, nothing cuter than a baby booty! 

After we were finished with all of her birthday pics, we just HAD to capture a few family pictures! I mean, seriously, how gorgeous is this family?! 

The lighting was TO DIE FOR that day! I would pay a million dollars to have lighting like that for every single photo shoot!! 

I like to imagine she's saying "Hey thanks Mom for an awesome first year of life!"

Happy Birthday Miss Riley!! So glad I got to capture not only your newborn session, but your 1st birthday (& 1st Halloween) as well!! 

Looking forward to many more photo shoots with your adorable self! 

Like what you see? Want me to capture your little one's 1st birthday? 

Contact me at: http://ashleyrutlandphotography.com/contact-me/#/sayhello-1/

Milliman Wedding

Daniel & Laynee were married on December 30th, 2015 at Hidden Springs Events in Aubrey, Texas. The day was full of love, laughter, bee attacks (see later!) and dancing! 

The day started out with Laynee & Daniel getting ready with their closest friends. As Laynee tightened up her dress and Daniel was adjusting his tie, we were there to capture every moment! 

 

After Daniel perfected his 'do and Laynee put on her Ugg bridal slippers, it was time for the first look! 

Every single detail was so well thought out and looked like something straight off a Pinterest board! 

And finally, it was time to get this show started! 

And as soon as Laynee started down the aisle, everyone stood and was just in awe of how beautiful she looked! 

Before the ceremony even started, the officiant, who happened to be Laynee's uncle as well, asked for the parents to come up and pray over Daniel & Laynee's marriage. I loved this moment! No words were heard by any one else except the bride & groom, their parents & God! 

And then, the funniest moment of the ceremony happened! A bee landed right on Laynee's dress, as they were saying their vows. You could see in Daniel's eyes that he was unsure of what to do. But as a good husband would, he smacked the bee right off her dress, in the middle of their vows! Everyone burst out in laughter and the officiant said something along the lines of "That's the best thing you've done as a husband so far!"

After the minor bee incident, the ceremony went on flawlessly! And then, just like that...they were husband and wife! 

The crazy girls & guys!! 

The reception started out with a beautiful message from Daniel's parents, (the original - ha!) Mr. & Mrs. Milliman!

And, then the lovely couple had their first dance, surrounded by everyone that loves them! 

After they cut their beautiful cake, Daniel tossed the garter and Laynee chunked her bouquet! Now, it's time to boogie!

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Last dance of the night! All their guests waited outside, while they had a moment to themselves to soak in the whole day.

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And last but not least, the bubble exit! All their friends, family & loved ones wished them well on their new adventure of husband & wife!

Congratulations Daniel & Laynee! It was truly an honor to be a part of your day!

I wish y'all luck, love & happiness for many years to come!! CHEERS! 

Photographer: Ashley Rutland Photography & Team

Videographer: Hello Beautiful Videography

DJ: Andrew Figueroa with Everlasting Sounds

Coordinator: Larrah Lewis

Venue: Hidden Springs Events, Aubrey, TX

Floral: Andy's Floral Events

Cake: Candy Haven

Catering: Babe's Chicken

Linens: Linens by Yoli

Hair/MUA: Grand Slam Glam