Kris + Tiffany :: Dallas, Texas

These two look like newlyweds, but don’t be fooled! 

Let’s all face it … Kris and Tiffany are one of the most adorable married-for-eight-years-and-have-three-little-boys couple’s that you and I have ever seen.  If it wasn’t so cliche, I would definitely label them as “couple goals.”
I know that I am unable to talk from experience, but after witnessing my parents 28 years of wedded bliss, I also know that marriage is supposed to be fun.  Kris and Tiffany kept me laughing with their impeccable humor.  Well, actually, Kris was the one who kept making the jokes and dishing out the humor, while Tiffany and I laughed. 😉
 The way they related to each other was priceless, and I found myself once again so grateful for another beautiful example of Biblical marriage in my life.

I have decided that I am a huge – make that HUGE – fan of shooting at coffee shops.  And when I say “coffee shop”, I don’t mean your local Starbucks.  To be fair, I have spent many, many hours in Starbucks, editing and sipping my caramel macchiatos and that works quite well for a business woman.  But when I am shooting in a coffee shop, I look for the character and personality that only the locally owned, hometown coffee shops provide. Most of them smell amazing, and their vibe is perfect for my coffee-loving clients … and who am I kidding, me as well 😉

Speaking of personality, this coffee shop had enough charisma to pack a few punches.  When I pulled in, I noticed the string lights and ivy first.  I walked around the building, and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the old bus.  Even better, there was no rope or ‘keep out’ sign, HALLELUJAH. I immediately texted Tiffany and said,
“GOSH. GET EXCITED BECAUSE THIS COFFEE SHOP IS SO CUTE!!” 

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Kris and Tiffany had some good natured chuckles over my text, but when they pulled in, they too were blown away by all the cute options we had to work with!  And while I’m back home wishing I could be there shooting again, I am sure they will be visiting and smiling at each other over their coffee in my absence.  Totally understandable.  I’d be back in a hurry!

For those of you who ever visit Dallas, you should add Davis Street Espresso to your sightseeing list!

This photograph is one of my ultimate favorites.  Not only does the B&W make it feel so classy, but it also encapsulates all of my favorite things in life … laughter, love, tenderness, hearth + home, family, sunshine, and pure values.  Okay, maybe I am letting my imagination run a little, but I think J.R.R.Tolkien summed it up beautifully when he penned,
“If more of us valued food (read, coffee) and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

When Tiffany told me that their style was more hipster, and that they would love to have that kind of vibe in their session, I was over the moon excited. Their outfits were on fleek, and not only complimented each other, but their locations as well!

Never underestimate the power
of a black and white photograph.

It can turn just another beautiful photo, in a source
of tears, joy, and nostalgic memories for generations.

Upon seeing this cool wall, Kris immediately asked if we could stop and utilize his find.  I love their spontaneity.  They are by faaaaar one of the easiest couples I have ever worked with, and I could shoot their adorable faces every week.  Plus, they have three cute boys to boot, so we are working on getting them in front of my lens as well! I foresee another Dallas trip soon 😉

Kris and Tiffany, the pleasure is all mine.  Can’t wait to meet again, and talk oils, health, coffee, little boys, and all things love stories! Thank you for your friendship – you guys are one in a million!

XOXO, Olivia Marie