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This photo session was a first for me, and I’m pretty sure it will go down as one of my all time favorites. I was approached by a friend who was interested in doing an “engagement” type photo session.

I just love this old black and white photo they brought with them for the photoshoot.
So very sweet.

I had not done one of those sessions before, but I felt like I was up to the challenge and excited to try something new. However, this was not a normal engagement photo session. She wanted me to take “engagement like” photos of her grandparents.

Her grandparents are 86 and 80 years old and have been married for about 55 years. I was so excited about this session. We planned to meet at the historic Frankford Church down in Dallas. A place I had never heard of.

I just love this little chapel as a backdrop for photos. I can hardly wait until spring time when everything is green and blooming!

I logged onto my computer to see if I could find some pictures of the area so I would know what camera equipment to bring. I wasn’t sure if I’d need a flash, a zoom lens or a wide angle, etc…

What I discovered was something amazing. A very quaint little church tucked away in the middle of the very busy city of Dallas. This special church is maintained by the Frankford Preservation Foundation. They are responsible for maintaining, conserving, and protecting this church and its beautiful 5-acre site!

If you visit, you will see some Blackland Prairie that was once indigenous to the Dallas area. The foundation sometimes hosts charitable, educational and/or cultural events to promote awareness and educate the public on the significance of the Blackland Prairie.

As soon as I pulled up, I was excited about this photo shoot because of the location. And when I met my friend’s grandparents, I was even more excited. Two wonderful, very special people.

They showed up in some of their Sunday best, and they were both ready to take on this little photography adventure with me & their granddaughter. What a wonderful idea this was. These are pictures to treasure forever. Makes me wish I had thought to do this with my grandparents.

You can learn a little more about the Frankford Cemetery and Church from the video below.

This beautiful little chapel made a perfect backdrop for this special photo session.

If you’re interested in a photo shoot like this, let me know. It was very low stress and lots of fun!

Until next time…

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