Father’s Day Family Portraits On Location at the Park, Dallas

On Father’s Day, we had the pleasure of photographing the Mewhirter family at Lee Park in Dallas.  Daughter Stacie Kritz was in town from Chicago with her family and so it seemed like the perfect time to get every one together for photographs.  Everyone was a great sport regarding the heat and we photographed so great keepsakes.

Here are some of our favorites :

Mom and Dad

The original Mewhirter Family

Stacie and Ken’s family complete with the best posing puppy dog!

All of the siblings together…

And then the whole fam-damily!

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Sara and Damian’s Dallas Wedding Photography

Sara and Damian were married this last Saturday and what a celebration it was.  The afternoon started with Sara and her girls getting ready at Sara’s parents’ home.  The talented Robert Emery (who also oversaw the wedding coordination for the day) styled all of the ladies’ hair and Kim Rozell, make-up artist queen, made sure everyone was touched up perfectly.

The wedding was held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dallas and offered wonderful options for groupings that was not only special to the couple but provided Carpe Vita Photography  with some interesting viewpoints during the ceremony.

Here are the gentlemen in the courtyard. The ladies in the St. Luke’s ChapelWhen is was time for Sara’s dad to escort her, the way the church is laid out allowed for more guests to enjoy her entrance which was a very nice treat.

Listening to the soloist during the ceremony gave us a sweet (and rare) view of the faces of the principle participants.  This arrangement coupled with the church’s seating in the round was a nice blessing.Mr and Mrs. FloresSara and Damian’s reception was held at  Union Station in Downtown Dallas and was the perfect space for their party.
Damian and Sara share a quiet moment while their guests enjoy the cocktail hourRobert Emery, the wedding designer honored by both Sara and her sister-in-law during their toasts for being “the one wedding accessory no bride should have to live without” works with DJ MicahB to really get the party started. A little friendly rivalry…  The winner gets a kiss from the loser.The Picflips Flipbooks Booth was so popular, we were only able to squeeze in a few times for photos but it really looked like the guests loved this personalized party favor.
One of the highlights of the party for some of the guests after midnight was the special cigars that Damian had to celebrate this very special occasion.And then Sara and Damian were on their way to their fabulous life together…Of course, there are many other photos to be seen and enjoyed.  The rest will be available for viewing when Sara and Damian return from their honeymoon and have a chance to review everything.  If you are interested in seeing the rest of the photos, let Sara or her mom Kathy know and they’ll make sure you are notified when the photos are ready for viewing.

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Grapevine Main Street Days – Sunday

Sunday was another extraordinary day of visiting with new friends (and several old friends) at Main Street Days.  I hope everyone who came out thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  I know I did!  And I think  these folks did too!

We’ll post all of these images plus a few more on our facebook fan page and on a special website for easy download and sharing.  In the meantime, let us know what you think.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit.


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Grapevine Main Street Days – Saturday

After and very cool and breezy morning, the afternoon and evening were packed with people enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the festival.  Here are just a few new friends who stopped by Carpe Vita to visit.

Today is the final day so come enjoy the beautiful and rare spring weather!

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Grapevine Main St Days – Friday

Here are just a few of the photos from Friday showing some of the great folks who stopped by to visit.  There will many more posted during the weekend, so stay tuned.

It looks like everyone is having fun.  What do you think?

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Main Street Days 2011 Photos

Carpe Vita Photography is spending the weekend at Grapevine’s Main Street Days meeting new friends and recruiting Class of 2012 High School Senior Crew Members, Kid Crew (kiddos under the age of 15) and Pet Models for our promotional photography and marketing needs.

Please stop by the booth. We are across from Coyote Cowboy close to the intersection of Main Street and Worth Street.  Steve will be there pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday.  Just like at Grapefest 2010, Carpe Vita is tattooing people and sharing the Carpe Vita love.

Here are some photos from last year’s tattoo recipients, is your photo in here?

Check back soon for photos from this year – we will post a link to a page where you can actually download your own photos for your enjoyment.  We hope to see you out there.

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Hayley Pregnancy Portraits on location Grapevine

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Drew’s Senior Photos on Location in Dallas

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Payne’s Senior Portraits on Location in Arlington

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Nick’s Senior Photos On Location Southlake

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