Browsing Category



Gap + Styld.By + Rue Collaboration


Last week I attended the Rue Magazine launch party for their Texas issue at Wisteria. Wisteria is an amazing home decor store, full of great inspiration pieces. This week, Rue Magazine, the Gap, and are hosting a collaborative event at Northpark Mall, and I’m so proud that my friends will be helping make the event a success – Sweet Pea Events, Sara & Rocky Photography, Sweet Honey Films, Posh Floral, as well as the always fun photo booth from Picture Dust.

Gap Rue Collaboration Event Dallas Texas

If you want to attend, be sure to RSVP to!


Coming to California!


If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you may know that I’m from California, but now I live in Texas. And I’m adjusting year by year. However, every summer, I’m reminded by the wall of heat that hits my face every time I go outside that it’s hot here. (Although, it hasn’t been horrible yet this year!)

I have a few clients in California who ask me to come back during the summer for their annual portrait sessions. An invitation to California is always welcome! And, in about ten days, I’m headed back! Would you like a portrait session? Be sure to email me for availability, only a few spots available!

Also…while I’m in California, I’m searching for a few select people for a portfolio refresh. If you fit the criteria below, and are available July 21-24, please contact met!

Happy Monday!


The First Look


I’m almost done with the 30 Day Video Blog Challenge I joined, and I’m just about vlogged out.

However, here’s one about one of my favorite topics, The First Look.

In this video, I’m talking about the First Look – what it is and why it is beneficial to clients on their wedding day.

Video Notes:
1. The First Look is awesome because the couple gets to see each other first, privately.
2. The First Look allows for more time for photos on the wedding day, namely bride and groom portraits (my fave!)
3. The First Look allows couples to enjoy the cocktail hour and mingle with guests prior to being introduced.

A First Look is always optional of course, however, I’m always thrilled when a couple opts to see each other before the ceremony on the wedding day!


How to be a Stress Free Bride


Last week, I vlogged about how to have a stress free wedding. Today, I’m vlogging about how to be a stress free bride.

Yes, it’s possible.

I was one.

My clients are relaxed and laid back brides.

Maple Manor Wedding Photo Dallas Catie Ronquillo Photography

So yes, it’s possible. (Sneak peek of Samantha & Jon’s wedding coming up soon!)

In case you need a basic overview, feel free to download my Wedding Planning Timeline. However, as always, I highly recommend hiring a planner, to keep you on track, on budget, and stress free!

I recommend the following planners:

After Yes, Elizabeth Gonzalez, owner
Sweet Pea Events, Kelly Simants, owner
Each and Every Detail, Wendy Kidd, owner
Ebony Peoples Events & Design, Ebony Peoples-Wordlaw, owner
Lavender Joy Weddings, Stefanie Miles, owner

To see more videos from the 30 Day Vlog Challenge, check out

Related Posts with Thumbnails