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goodbye old blog… hello new digs

Hello, Hello!

Welcome to 2011; Goodbye 2010! We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season. We want to thank all of our supporters and followers for making this last year one of the most wonderful and memorable years that fickleZeal has had so far. We appreciate all the encouragement and assistance that you have given. We have a very bright outlook for 2011 and would love to continue to hear from you individually.

With that said, we’re excited to share that we are entering this New Year [2011] with a new

Blog + Website… as well as fresh branding that is more suitable for both Andre and I. We would love for you to regularly visit our new blog+site and let us know what you think, especially now that the comments work (whew). Feel free to CLICK ON OVER and check it out:D

But first, since we we not able to keep up with things on this blog we wanted to highlight some of the many special and exciting moments from 2010. This year has been an incredible year filled with so many exciting, heartfelt and emotional moments. We have been fortunate to photograph a variety of people and events that have been near and dear to our hearts. Below we have tried to quickly recap some of those moments, but it is not nearly enough to fully detail the entire year.

Again, thank you all for the amazing support. We hope this new year brings everyone more happiness, hope, appreciation of life and lots of remarkable memories that need to be captured for a lifetime!

Jenna + Andre

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Gaylord Texan Resort Wedding – Chris and Charla

It doesn’t take long after meeting Chris and Charla to know that they are perfect for each other. Saying that though, it’s rare to find such a couple. They are both equally HILARIOUS and gracious. Within five minute of hanging out with them you will experience laughing fits that are sure to draw tears. Chris and Charla know the meaning of the 3 Ls: Love, Laugh, and Live, and they have no problem sharing their knowledge with you.

We were honored to be selected to capture their exciting day at the wonderful Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, TX (working with Tristin is always a great time). Along with Rhonda Baker, Wedding/Special Event Coordinator, of Precisely as Planned. The beautiful and well-organized celebration was filled with Romance, Emotions, and sooo much FUN! Here are a few memories from that day. Enjoy! I know we did!

The fun started off the night before as we were invited to capture the rehearsal event.

The fun carried on to The Blue Goose Cantina of Addison. The food and drinks were sooo yummy!

I loved Charla’s dress and the view from her room.

Charla was a beautiful bride! Her veil naturally blowing in the wind gave way to many “uhhs and awwss”

The bouquet and floral decor was designed and created by the wonderful Tami Winn/Le Fleur Couture.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… sooo funny!

This was such a sweet Father / Daughter dance.

I’m not even sure if they stopped smiling, not even when there were tears falling.

To see more of Chris and Charla’s Gaylord Texan Resort wedding, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Thank you Chris and Charla for allowing us to capture this beautiful day for you. We had a fantastic time photographing you and your loved ones. We walked away from your wedding inspired to laugh more. Actually my face is still hurting from laughing so much!

And Rhonda I gladly give you props for the wonderful job that you and your team did coordinating a perfect day! I love working with you and hope to work with you on many more fabulous weddings. Time crunch and all! ; )

And here’s a little shout out to all the great vendors that made this wedding just as Charla and Chris dreamed it would be!
wedding/reception : Gaylord Texan Resort
event design and coordination : Precisely as Planned
florals : Tami Winn/Le Fleur Couture
lighting: Randal Stout Entertainment
linens: Celebration Event Rentals

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Mr and Mrs Gibbon [Wedding]

We woke to thunder and lighting with a major down pore of rain. Saddened by the possibility of the reception being rained out, Andre and I rushed to the local Wal-Mart to purchase as many umbrellas as possible. Then I made the dreaded call to Jamie’s Mom Vickie to check on Jamie and to find out what the alternative plans would be after it had been raining all night, morning, and now day. The plan was to press on with the original plans with the reception being at Tankersly Gardens, and to no surprise to me Jamie was a little frazzled, but still in high spirits (Oh I LOVE her!). I was nervous, but knew for sure that Jamie and Josh would be singing, or should I say “dancing”, in the rain, if need be.

Thankfully, the skies cleared just as the ceremony was beginning at the church, and even though the forecast was to start raining again at 6:00PM the rain stayed away. The good Texas air and temperature soaked up most of the rain, which enabled everyone to have a wonderful evening and celebration at the gardens.
Andre and I had a wonderful time capturing the day as it unfolded and were honored to be a part of Jamie and Josh’s day.

To see more of their wedding, CLICK HERE for their slideshow (or play below).

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Truly The Johnson’s

I had one of those DUH moments when Stacie called me a year after shooting her and her family.  I photographed them not knowing or should I say realizing that her husband BJ was in the military.  I mean for real the short hair, the military bearing, you know just the vibe.  After serving many years in the military I never missed recognizing another military member, but since I’ve been out for so long I guess I’ve lost my sense of knowing another.  Anyway, I was honored when she said that she wanted to book me again for a family session, only this time focusing on BJ and his service, especially since he had just received his orders to Iraq.

She challenged me to find colorful patriotic walls for their location.  I knew Deep Ellum would be the place, I just had a hard time finding the big American flag that was RIGHT there! LOL! I’m very happy with the results, in fact I had a very hard time slimming down the photo selection.  This is defiantly one of my favorite family shoots to date!

It’s such a joy to see their little ones grow and develop into the precious little people that they are.

For sure Daddy’s girl!


all because these two fell in love!

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Jamie and Joshua : Engaged

Love, love, love!  I love, we love, capturing others in love.  The type of love that you dream of from childhood.  Jamie and Josh have found that love.  Their fresh playful love is carefree, trusting, and charismatic.

Andre and I are excited to hang our with Jamie and Josh again for their wedding in August.  If their engagement shoot is any indication of what their wedding will be like then we are all in for a wonderful time with truly refreshing emotions and love in the air.

CLICK HERE or below to view more from their engagement shoot shot in Houston at Herman Park.

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Truly Jen > Class of 09

One of my favorite things to do is to shoot someone that knows what they want and where they want it. When asked where Jen wanted to photograph her senior portraits, her great response was Six Flags where she spends most of her weekends. I picked her up, and on the drive there, we discussed her enlistment into the United States Air Force. We chit chatted the whole way. Already I thought this girl rocked! After arriving, her Mom (who drove separately) informed me that Jen was a vegetarian. This is a girl after my own heart.

Anessa and Jen, thank you for an awesome shoot and a fun day at Six Flags. Jen, you really rocked it!!! I wish you all the best in your Air Force journey. If you ever need AF advice I’m just a phone call or text away!

To view her slideshow in a separate window click here or see below

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Truly the Clarks

I was excited to meet the Clarks, one of my favorite families, at their house for our afternoon shoot. I couldn’t believe that it was 70+ degrees in February, after having the worst ice storm in 10 years, or something like that, not even a week before. That’s Texas for you! After spending some quality time together we headed out to brave the high winds. Trying to be eco conscious I planned both locations within 3 miles from our houses and hopped in their car. I was lucky enough to sit next to Brody as he happily snacked on his yummy M&M’s.

This family is so much fun and constantly on the move, I knew I had to put my running shoes on to enable me to keep up and capture the art in their true stories. Zealously I did. Check ‘em out!

To see more from their shoot, check out their slideshow.

My heart started pounding and butterflies filled my stomach from excitement when Andre and the kids arrived at the same park. Yes, after eleven years of marriage I still have those butterflies for Andre. Well anyway, we all played for hours after the shoot.

Andre brought an awesome kite that the wind kept pushing down. Nonetheless, we had a perfect day!

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