MUST HAVE WEDDING PHOTOS for your Dallas Texas Wedding | April Pinto Photography

February 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

MUST HAVE WEDDING PHOTOS for your North Texas Wedding

Your Big day will have come & gone before you know it, but your beautiful wedding photos will be yours to cherish forever! A great wedding photographer will go the extra mile to ensure your day is organized and full of tons of sentimental memories. Here is a helpful list of "Must Have Photos" for your big day! 


Dressing The Bride 


Sentimental moments are precious and timeless. We recommend including not only your bridal party, but someone near and dear to your heart for these super sweet memories. 

Your loved ones have most likely been thinking about this day since you were born. We recommend including those closest to you such as your grandmother, aunt or mother to add the finishing touches to your ensemble. This moment will allow them to feel how truly special they are to you, and help you create timeless memories. 

Dressing the Groom

YES!!! The groomsmen definitely enjoy getting ready together as much as the girls! What a perfect opportunity to capture a few candid and fun shots of your Groom! 

We recommend preparing for this with your Photographer so that the guys have just as much fun as the Bridal Party!

This is an excellent excuse to bring on a 2nd Photographer! 


A First Look with your Bridesmaids

What a fun way to remember the expressions on the faces of your bridesmaids when they see you for the first time!! 


A First Look with your Daddy
Like the song says... " I loved her first"

He has been dreaming of this moment since you were born. A moment that you'll always cherish for sure!! Be sure to ask your makeup artist to stick around so she may touch you up after the tears!! 

The First Touch with your fiance + Private Vow Exchange
You'll be having SOOOO Much fun that the day will fly by! Be sure to take a quiet moment with your 

photographer to let it all sink in!

This is a precious new tradition that will allow you to have a moment to hold the hand of your bae & even take a private second to laugh and tell them how excited you are...and better yet...hear how excited they are!

I recommend thinking about saying a special prayer together, swapping a letter, or even exchanging private vows during this time. 

The Wedding Cake

Brides always tell me they didn't get to see their cake before they were standing their cutting it!! Be sure your baker has your cake presented in plenty of time for your photographer to document some amazing shots of it for you to remember!! 

The Wedding Venue 

Typically the bride won't get a chance to see the beautiful venue until it is loaded with 150 of her closest friends and family!! We strongly recommend asking your coordinator to ensure your venue is PHOTO READY when your photography team arrives!! These photos are a MUST have for your Wedding Album and a perfect way for you to look back on your perfect day.

Morgan Creek Barn | April Pinto Photography

February 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment



Morgan Creek Barn, Aubrey TX

Sitting on the same Estate as The Milestone | Aubrey Mansion, Morgan Creek Barn is a three-story timber-trussed rustic barn situated perfectly in the Texas countryside. Featuring a rustic-modern pavilion and stunning outdoor fireplace, it is the perfect place to relax and gaze upon the Aubrey countryside. Our ceremony site is accented by string lights and a pergola. While accessible to guests, it is surrounded by large oak trees, a winding creek, and open pasture. Accommodating up to 300 guests for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions, and including air-conditioning and heating, it is the perfect place for couples looking for a rustic, yet timeless, wedding.

The Barn at Paradise Plantation | April Pinto Photography

January 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

A Rustic Chic Wedding Venue on a slice of country in Paradise, Texas and nestled upon endless acres of golden grass and beautiful green trees; Paradise Plantation sits just next to a shimmering pond which creates an absolutely magical sunset wedding! Paradise Plantation is just a few miles off of hwy 35 in North Texas, and conveniently located for anyone hoping for a North Texas Wedding.

Erin + Coy chose a soft powder blue, ivory and navy for their wedding colors, and we loved our handsome groom's Rustic and stylish cowboy hat! 

Paradise Plantation is magical background for light and airy bridal portraits. 

He has been dreaming of this moment since his daughter was born. Never miss out on a "First Look" With someone special. This day is, after all, just as precious and special to your family as it is to the bride and groom. I love this Classic Black and White First Look with the bride's daddy. Paradise Plantation has thought of every detail! This antique vanity provided the perfect setting for this cherished moment! Krum Clips Salon in Krum, Texas truly goes above and beyond to style every bride's hair and to ensure she looks her absolute best for her big day! That lace veil with the pearl trim is too precious!!!

Decatur's main street florist truly outdid themselves in their design and creativity of Erin's bohemian floral centerpieces and altar pieces. 

Boho, Rustic, Airy...this wedding was truly TEXAS!!! Decatur's Main Street Florist pulled out all of their boho trinkets to add the perfect details! 

Their evening was complete as we sent the beautiful couple off with an epic long exposure shot of fun glow sticks! 

Bammm DJ And Photo Booth Services kept everyone dancing until the last moment at this elegant rustic wedding reception!

I just adore a large Texas Groom's Party! Those cowboy hats truly gave this beautiful day a rustic flare! 

Golden Hour Bride and Groom Formal Photos during Cocktail Hour will always undoubtedly make for magical moody, airy and timeless keepsakes. 

Yes!! That is an ivory paisley print pocket square! I just love how the delicate shade of gray and dust blue compliment her beautiful dust blue and loose leaf eucalyptus greenery! 


An enormous oak tree draped in dust blue flowing fabrics...Golden Sunset in North Texas. Magical! 

Rustic white shiplap barn with black trim..a truly rustic chic dream come true!! 

The Springs Ranch Wedding Venue of North Texas | April Pinto Photography

January 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment



Jena & Dillon tied the knot at

The Springs Wedding & Event Venues

The Ranch: Classic Rustic Elegance in North Texas, just up the road from Denton, Texas. 

Our beautiful bride clothed in the most gorgeous lace gown has her first look with her father....such a private and intimate moment and surely one she will cherish always. 



The Ranch embodies classic southern elegance with 9,000 square feet of hardwood oak floors, high ceilings, open-beam trusses, and THE SPRINGS iconic cast iron doors. Perfect for a romantic and memorable wedding setting, The Ranch features a beautiful stone bridge, brook, covered porch, and peaceful wooded landscape in the heart of Texas horse country. 


The First Look between Husband and Wife. 

A&M Grooms are SO romantic and handsome! I love his A&M colors and bowtie! 

T&T Flowers and Gifts in Sanger, TX created the most beautiful romantic floral bouquet! 

T&T Flowers and Gifts in Sanger, TX filled Jenna's gorgeous bouquet with dozens of blush, wine-colored and burgundy florals and greenery, finished with a lace wrap. 

Dressing the bride is such a timeless and sentimental moment. Lace sleeves are simply elegant in this treasured scene. 

Always take the time to step outside for a few night time photos with your photographer. We love to include magical lights! 

Unity Crosses are designed from our holiest icon, the cross. The Groom's outer cross strengthens and frames his bride while the bride's delicately carved inner cross brings fullness and beauty to her husband's life. We adore when a bride and groom keep Christ in the center of their ceremony. I can't think of any better way to do that than with these unique wooden lace crosses. 

Aggie rings!!! One of the greatest moments during an Aggie’s time at Texas A&M is the day he or she receives an Aggie Ring.

Aggie Traditions are some of our faves!! We loved incorporating our bride & groom's beautiful Aggie Rings into their bridal details. 

Such a stunning wedding ring set! I adore these unique macro shots!! Truly one of my faves!

Barnett Sweets Co. of Krum created such a beautiful and elegant cake display! They started business back in 2014 when they opened the doors of Barnett Estates, their all-inclusive wedding venue settled on 215 acres of rolling Texas countryside in Krum, TX.

5 Star Rental of Denton are able to help you plan and create for your big day! They offer decor, details, tables, linens and a ton of other gorgeous must haves for your wedding reception!! 

The Aggie Towel Wedding Departure is always a hit and this crowd aimed to please!!!! 

Denton Engagement Photos | April Pinto Photography

June 17, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I Choose You.



Their story began on April 21, 2018.

There was an instant connection.

On Valentine's Day 2020, Ray proposed to Kaitlyn at the "W" Hotel in Dallas, TX



They'll be saying their  "I dos" on June 12, 2021, at D'Vine Grace Vineyard in McKinney, TX

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