Dog Days of Summer Mini

Worker Bee Photography is hosting a fundraiser session this month for a dog rescue in Lumberton, Texas. Whether you need family photos, a quick save the date portraits or even that much needed headshot every session will help save lives.

UPDATE:

There will be a shaved ice truck to cool off at the event and t-shirts for sale!

About the Event

Dog Days of Summer Mini will be held July 31, 2021 from 10AM – 4PM at the Lumberton 421 Park. You must book an available timeslot to participate in the mini.

This session is organized by Worker Bee Photography to help support Anna’s Angels Dog Rescue. All proceeds will be given back to the rescue in full.

Each 10-minute session is $35 and includes 3 digital images. Additional photos will be available for purchase ($7/each or additional $45 for the rest of the gallery).

If you plan to have more than 5 people in your photo session, please book 2 timeslots. You will receive extra 3 photos as well! Please arrive at least 10 mins early. Pets are obviously welcome to participate!

Anna’s Angels Dog Rescue

Anna’s Angels Dog Rescue commits to saving lives from euthanasia in Southeast Texas. They adopt throughout the USA & Canada.
The shelter has rescued thousands of dogs who are now in loving forever homes. They look forward to finding forever homes for thousands more! Many have successful adoptions and transports in the USA, North East and Canada where they are loved and living the lives they deserve.
Want to adopt or foster?

How to book

visit here or use the calendar below. Click July 31 and pick a time that’s best for you. Fill out your information and you’ll receive a confirmation. Be sure to click “going” on the fundraiser event page.

Can’t make the event?

If you would like to donate to the shelter 🐶 please send your donation to https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AnnasAngels or simply share this blog! Every share and donation helps!

You can find the photographer, Brittany Mendoza, on the dream team tab 🙂

Tori + Nicholas | Lost Oak Winery Burleson, TX

Tori and Nicholas got married at Lost Oak Winery, which is a beautiful vineyard in Burleson, Texas with a pond and fountain view. It was a gorgeous day and the sun even made an appearance!

Photo by Malia Maureen Photography

The couple

Tori wore a unique long dress with the front featuring satin material and the back displaying lace. It was like a mix of two different dresses that complimented each other nicely. Nicholas wore a gray windowpane pattern suit with a bright red tie. My favorite addition to Tori’s whole attire was her bouquet. She added 3 little red cardinals within her flowers to represent three special people in her life that past away.

The ceremony

The ceremony was an intimate service in between the lake and vineyard. During the ceremony, the bride tearfully (in joy) said her vows while her groom encouraged her on. It was such a sweet moment to capture.

They decorated the area with wine barrels and many flower petals. The reception was in the main hall at Lost Oak Winery – I love this venue because it felt like a getaway with the rows of vines and the fountain in the pond. Weddings at Lost Oak Winery are amazing because the photo and video ops are endless.

Photo by Malia Maureen Photography

Why Lost Oak Winery is a great place to get married

Lost Oak Winery has a really vibrant atmosphere, and is one of the loveliest places to get married in Burleson, Texas. The venue not only offers an on-site rehearsal prior to your wedding day, but you can use the property for bridal and engagement portraits too. A full staff is available throughout the event for full wine service and other needs. There are also scenic spots like the vineyard, pond and bridge that are perfect for portraits and gorgeous video shots. If you would like video for your wedding day, reach out!

Video by Skys the Limit Production

Dream Team

Venue | Lost Oak Winery

Videography | Skys the Limit Production

DJ | Arbutus Entertainment

Photography | Malia Maureen Photography

Danielle and Bryce Slayter | GracePoint Community Church in Lumberton, Texas

Danielle and Bryce got married at GracePoint Community Church, which is their local church in Lumberton with a modest chapel. It was a gorgeous day and the sun shone all day long! The couple exchanged gifts and read each other’s promises to one another. This was a great opportunity to take photos of Bryce reading his future Bride’s vows at the ceremony stage where their union would soon begin.

THE CEREMONY

The service was a beautiful sight in their local church. During the ceremony, the couple had a moment to recognize their family and friends before starting the service. It was a thoughtful way of involving everyone in the ceremony. They decorated the area with floral, lace, and drapes.

AFTER THE CEREMONY

The reception was in the main hall at the IBEW. The couple made their grand entrance in the afternoon and danced in the evening. Everyone laughed and took turns taking shots and of course getting their photos taken while doing so. For dinner they had everyone’s favorite; Casa Ole and the first dance was to their favorite song. They finished off the evening with some cake.

THE COUPLE

Danielle wore a long tulle dress and Bryce wore a charcoal suit and blue tie and they looked really amazing. It always a pleasure to come back to my hometown in Lumberton, Texas especially for this couple’s special day!

If you’re planning a wedding at the IBEW or at your own local church, get in touch!

VENDORS

Dress | Dressin Up

Hair | Kevin Gutierrez

MUA | Lauren Potter

Floral | Boldly Floral

Catering | Casa Ole

Dorie + Joshua’s Proposal | The Venue by Inn on the Creek in Salado, Texas

Bluebonnet

Bluebonnet Proposal Austin Texas

The first word that stood out to me when Joshua contacted me was “bluebonnet”. More than anything, rain or shine, he was going to have bluebonnets for the love of his life. He explained this was Dorie’s favorite flower. To symbolize the new chapter in their “life” together, Joshua’s plan was to set out 18 clay pots; an important number in their Jewish culture meaning “life”. He filled each pot with his best friend’s favorite flower. Joshua attached a note and photograph on each plant expressing exactly how he felt towards Dorie.

Rain or Shine

Dorie’s first expression

I was a little bummed at first by the weather. I felt like the rain was not working in our favor. Wildflowers and bluebonnets were hidden away from the muck and rain. Photographers are constantly looking at the weather, light, and time of day because all of this can greatly influence how our photos will look. The Venue by Inn on the Creek in Salado, Texas, however, provided an opportunity. We were able to set the wagon filled with bluebonnets and photographs underneath the venue’s porch. I also took this time to think about rain and umbrella photos. A kind of session I never photographed before.

Will you marry me?

Dorie and Joshua walked closely together sharing an umbrella in the rain. The couple walked up the venue’s stairs to find Joshua’s wagon safely dry inside the porch’s shelter. Dorie read through each card one by one. My own husband recorded video for the couple (since we had an extra camera to spare). By card 18, Joshua got down on his knee and revealed the ring in his shoe. Dorie yelled in excitement “it was in your shoe the whole time!?” She answered, without any doubt, “yes”. The two lovebirds shared a kiss, and we left the couple to allow them a moment alone. Later, we embraced the rain for engagement photos.

Let’s share an umbrella

Dorie and Joshua stayed underneath the umbrella during the whole engagement session. They were more than willing to share kisses and show off that ring for the photos. I witness sincerity and happiness in their expression, and I know their new life will be so much fun together. A few hours prior, Joshua shared their music playlist with me. I took this opportunity to guide them onto the low-lit dance floor. The song I chose was “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay with the lyrics beginning with “Do you love the rain, does it make you dance?” After a quick dance, the couple naturally shared a glass of champagne with one another.

If you’re planning a proposal for the love of your life, reach out! Let’s plan!

Joshua + Alyssa | Rustic Grace Estate Van Alstyne, TX

Joshua and Alyssa got married at Rustic Grace Estate, which is a charming white chapel in Van Alstyne, TX with a bright red barn. It was such a fun wedding and the sun shone all day long! Skys the Limit Production had the honor of capturing their union with both video and photography.

The couple

Bride and Groom Portrait at Rustic Grace Estate

Joshua wore navy suit with a goldish tie. Alyssa wore a long lacy dress that created a train. Every piece of jewelry had a meaning behind the women in Alyssa’s family; besides the rings her groom provided for her of course! They both looked perfect.

Before the ceremony, Joshua’s mother dressed them both in a traditional hanbok. We took photos inside the chapel as well as adding a little bit of their humorous personality. There’s a swing beside the chapel where Alyssa pushed her gleefully groom on the swing.

Getting hitched

The ceremony was an intimate affair in a stunning chapel. During the ceremony They prayed and took communion. It was really beautiful.

They decorated the area with simple floral, which I loved. The reception was in the barn at Rustic Grace Estate – there were so many great opportunities for portraits. Weddings at Rustic Grace Estate are amazing, because the grounds are brilliant.

The party

The couple had a variety of pies in the afternoon, and a DJ playing music in the evening. It was such a sweet moment to witness the parents’ dance. After the mother son dance as well as the daddy daughter dance, the couple had their other parent join them on the dance floor. All three couples danced together. For dinner they had proper wedding grub, and the first dance gave the couple a chance to show off their dance moves. They finished off the evening with a parade of bubble exit.

Why Rustic Grace Estate is a great place to get married

Rustic Grace Estate is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, and is one of the loveliest places to get married in Van Alstyne, TX. The venue offers a unique atmosphere – and there is a perfect field at sunset that’s perfect for photos.

Rustic Grace Estate is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, and is one of the loveliest places to get married in Van Alstyne, TX. The venue offers a unique atmosphere – and there is a perfect field at sunset that’s perfect for photos.

The bridal suite is located on top of the groom’s suite. Though my couple did not do this, this creates a perfect opportunity to do a “first touch” with the couple at the staircase; bride being at the top and groom being at the bottom.

“Sarah was incredible!!! My husband and I loved having her and her team shooting our wedding. We got married on Thursday and already have wedding teaser photos by Monday! I am in awe at the beauty she was able to capture and cannot wait to see everything else! She was able to move dates for me due to COVID and took every request and met it!”- Alyssa

Bride and Groom walking towards Chapel in Van Alstyne, Texas

If you’re planning a wedding at Rustic Grace Estate, get in touch!

Wedding Highlight

The Dream Team

Cake | KimCake4U

Dress | Coreena’s Bridal

Hair | Tobye Teague

Makeup | Grand Slam Glam

Rental | Table Cloth Factory

Florist | Cristen Graf

DJ | Bob Noell

Caterer | Prairie House Restaurant