Jonathan Ivy Photography: Blog en-us (C) Jonathan Ivy Photography (Jonathan Ivy Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:15:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:15:00 GMT Jonathan Ivy Photography: Blog 80 120 Houston Engagement Photographer- Amber & Tareq We are so thankful to Jacqueline Chapelle for sending this cute couple our way.  Amber is from America and Tareq is from Jordan and goes by the nickname Tiger.  A nickname Jonathan never could get himself to say LOL!  We had fun with Amber and Tareq running around downtown Houston capturing photos on a beautiful, cool winter day.  Here are just a few of our favorites from their beautiful session.

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The above photo is so cute because Amber is wearing a belt that is commonly seen in Jordan!

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I’m a sucker for other redheads!  Isn’t her hair pretty!!!

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Emma’s Beautiful Custom Designed Baby Room I have to start this post by saying I owe a HUGE thank you to be-dazzled in North Dallas and to my mother in law for helping Jonathan and I create this fabulous room!  We had so much fun bringing all this together!  As soon as the nurse said, “it’s a girl!” I thought my head was going to pop with excitement, thoughts and planning!  Right then and there, things went crazy and Jonathan could see himself going broke :-)  Although I must admit I feel like I did a good job budget wise, I think I did an ever better job creating a Pink Paradise.  Like seriously, this room radiates pink!  It is so happy in Emma’s room!  Here are a few photos Jonathan took for us!

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The hanging balloon and the ballet shoes were both brought back from France from our trip there in 2011. We actually left the day after we found out we were having a girl so all I could think about the entire time was looking for things for Emma.  These are 2 of the items Jon’s mom aka: Mimi brought back for us.  It was also while in Paris that we decided we would name our little girl Emma!

Nursery furniture in white

Here is the bed as a whole containing all the custom bedding designed by Jonathan & I and created at be-dazzled.  Isn’t it awesome!  We love it!!!  The stuffed animal on the right is Jams!  Jonathan bought him for Emma while we were in France.  Jonathan though he was so cool and knew Emma just had to have him.  She LOVES him by the way!

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The animals hanging on the back of the bed are also from France.  They have the best colors over there.  No bright or florescent colors, just elegant neutrals.  They also have unique and cute characters that aren’t Winnie the Pooh (sorry Pooh fans, I’m just not one).  We brought these items back and designed the entire room around them!  Below are the other items that played a significant role in our design.

French Paintings

These are 4 drawings by a French artist about a love story between a boy and a girl that we found in a small outdoor market in Europe.  So we bought them and brought them back and framed them through our framing company (perk of the job).  Aren’t they amazing!

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The paper chain and Emma sign above Emma’s bed was made by Jonathan’s parents for her baby shower and we brought it back and placed it in her room.  Hand Made my Mimi and Papa with love!

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European inspired nursery


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And then of course we had to get some photos with our girl in her room wearing her signature color!  Onesie: Robin Wren Designs  Headband: Heaven Sent Children’s Boutique

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Every month (or so…we try) to take a picture of Emma in this chair with Jams beside her so that we can see her grow!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Jonathan Ivy Photography Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

As wedding photographers I’m sure its easy to see why we are in love with Love!  Love is the very reason we exist!  So in honor of this beautiful holiday we are sharing with you the thing we love the most…Our little Emma!  As a professional model for JIP the demand of her duty to be fabulously cute all the time seem to never wear on her and for that we are thankful.  Here is yet another adorable session with the Love of our Life!

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Emma’s adorable ruffled romper is from Giggle, Glitz and Glam and the lace headband with flower is from Heaven Sent Boutique!

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Photo shoot with pink

The pearls Emma is wearing around her neck belonged to her Great Great Grandmother Mamaw (Samantha’s Great Grandmother on Dad’s side) and the pearls around her wrist belong to her Mommy and were given to her Mommy by Mimi (Jonathan’s mom)!

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And by now most of y’all will have received your Valentine’s card from us! Below is the card for those who didn’t receive one in the mail!  Jonathan did a great job designing it around our model’s favorite color and photo.

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Shoes are Truly a Girl’s Best Friend Brides, are you looking for that one of a kind amazing pair of wedding shoes?  Every girl needs a unique wedding shoe for their big day!  What do you think about the shoes below?  What do you think if you could choose the shoe you want, know it is a perfect fit and have it customized however you want them?!  Well Disco Toes can do this very thing for you.  First go and choose that perfect pair of shoes. Then mail those shoes to Disco Toes and let them know what you love, don’t love and would like to see.  They will then create a 1 of a kind design customized and created especially for you!  Their shoes are stunning!  To learn more please visit: or

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“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.” ― Jack Handey

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Hot Air Balloon Photo Shoot One of our favorite things to do is Styled Shoots!!!  What is a styled shoot you may ask?  It is where we team with a group of vendors to create an extraordinary event for something simple yet fabulous like an engagement, a proposal, bridals and more!  Here we combined a proposal and engagement shoot with a local Hot Air Balloon Festival and what we got was Gorgeous!  We owe a huge thank you to Lottie with Couture Events for organizing this and to Rita with Rent My Dust for loaning us props.  Both girls also spent their day creating and setting up this amazing photo shoot and we really could not recommend each of them enough!  Lottie is a brilliant wedding and event planner who defines the very essences of the word Creative!  Rita owns pretty much the coolest store we have ever encountered.  She rents ‘her dust’ to those of us who can’t distinguish a treasure from trash until she makes it beautiful for us.  She provided many of the props shown here like the chicken coop acting as our table, the antique radio on the table and more.  She can make your event a one of a kind with little to no effort on your behalf!

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Below are the rest of the vendors who really stepped up to the plate and got the details in tact to create this Hot Air Balloon Proposal & Engagement Photo Shoot!

Treats by Sugar Bee Sweet – We HIGHLY recommend this vendor!  Super yum!

Assistant Coordinator was After Yes – Another amazing DFW wedding & event planner

Paper by Elefant Press - Fun Fact: the paper guy is married to the planner above…This means they are an fabulous 1 Stop Shop! Get your wedding planner & invitations in one place!  More fabulousness with less work!  You just can’t beat it!

Hair & Makeup & Modeling by Cerly with Lashes & Curls by Cerly- This girl (and her hubby) know how to work it in more ways than 1.

Calligraphy by The Left Handed Calligrapher - perk of hiring either of the the above planners is that they will know who to connect you with like this vendor here

Florals by The Nest Floral Studios- our fellow North Dallas vendor, they have the cutest shop downtown Lewisville, a must see!

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Thanks for hanging out with us!  If you are planning you engagements or bridal and want to take it up a notch, let us know!  We would love to help you create images that will be fabulous forever!

Gentlemen, planning to propose soon?  Don’t know how to do it?  We can help you create a one of a kind unique setting that your girl will never forget!  1) because it will be amazing & 2) because we will be there to capture it for you!

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Old Museum Wedding- Pam & Mike When we think back on our weddings we photograph we like to give the wedding a theme and without a doubt the theme to this wedding was Dance Party!  This crew knew how to dance and how to have fun.  More on this to come!  Anyhow, this was yet another fabulous wedding by Rachel Events!  Kick back and enjoy this beautiful courthouse wedding followed by the dance party reception.

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Aren’t these personalized glass charms awesome!  Great job Pam!

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The bride also had the bridesmaid’s all sign her shoes before she walked down the aisle.

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Seeing that a large group of these gentlemen are lawyers, not only was a courthouse wedding appropriate, this shot in particular was a must!  Yes, they set themselves up in the appropriate spots.  Looks convincing huh?!

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and let the dancing begin….

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Looking for an outside the box wedding exit? How about leaving to High Fives!

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Houston Luxury Engagement Photographer- Lauren & Zach Um, is this couple not the cutest ever!  Lauren and Zach are such a perfect match!  We met up with these two at their adorable town home downtown Houston to set off to take their engagement photos.  We ran around Sunset Blvd in Rice Village for a bit enjoying the gorgeous weather before heading to Hermann Park just outside downtown Houston to take advantage of the beautiful skyline.

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Isn’t there little town home so cute?  I want one!  They also have the coolest backyard with the lights strung and a backyard double swing.  So so so cute!

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Wedding Shoes are a Girl’s Best Friend- Best Shoes of 2011 Ladies, here is a post for us.  Shoes, shoes and more shoes!  Wedding shoes from what I hear are one of the hardest items to choose for your big day.  I know for me it was a difficult decision but when I found the ones, I knew they were perfect!  Our brides as you will see have a variety of taste in what was their perfect shoe.  Scroll through & enjoy all the gorgeous shoes!

Pink shoe with a bow

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My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet. -Manolo Blahnik

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These custom designed shoes are from Disco Toes!

Dark blue wedding shoes

strappy sandels with rhinestone

A pair of shoes can change your life. Just ask Cinderella.

Blue sandel with crystals

purple flats with bling

traditional cream wedding shoe

Two things you can never have to many of Good friends and Good Shoes!

green flat wedding shoes

Cowboy boots for wedding

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.  ~Bo Derek

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Bride wearing converse all stars

Animal Print Stiletto wedding shoes

Thank God we’re living in a country where the sky’s the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.  ~Joan Rivers

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White Lace wedding shoes

I like my money right where I can see it – in my closet.  ~Sex and the City

Red Stilletos wedding shoes

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If the shoe fits, buy it in every color!

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You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ~ Dr. Seuss

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The greatest achievement in my life thus far has been to love you and be loved by you!

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Merry Christmas from Jonathan Ivy Photo So yes, we are still at it, posting photos that should have been posted a LONG time ago!  Better late than never is still the theme here :-)  Here are a few photos from Emma’s First Christmas photo shoot!  As you can see, she had fun on this shoot!  We timed things a bit better and we did not place her in anything freezing cold or wet which I’m sure was a great start.  Anyhow, the first few photos of Emma were of her “styled shoot” which was a theme Jonathan and I did together.  Isn’t she the cutest in her pink Christmas!

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Then these next few photos of her in red were my theme.  I just love her My First Christmas outfit with her Santa shoes that Maddie gave her and her striped hat that I bought her.  She had a blast doing this photo shoot as you can see!

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Then this last set of photos was Jonathan’s theme.  Her “Decked Out” outfit is Jon’s favorite and he set her up in the greenery.  Now, I must admit we almost ran back into the pumpkin problem here with how pokey the greenery was but she pulled through to get these.

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Merry Late Christmas from the Fosters!

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Random Wedding Fun of 2011 Ok, so I think this post has been my favorite to compose.  This is a compilation of the randomness of our weddings from 2011.  This is also a good glimpse into why we LOVE our job!  So as I always say, this was so hard to limit the number of photos to post.  Summing up 1 year in 1 blog post is seriously nearly impossible for me.  Too many great weddings! So here are a few of the crazy, insane, hilarious, emotional, adorable and entertaining moments from our wonderful weddings of 2011!

Crazy dancing photos

Crazy Reception Dancing- crazy dance moves that shock even the bride

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Best Wedding Parties- Jonathan’s fedora on more than one occasion has become a prop for dancing. Here it is making its rounds to Michael Jackson.

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Adorable Ring Bearers- this little guy was walking around watching Jonathan take pictures. He was suppose to be getting dressed, as you can see.

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Sports Wedding- you never know when a game of baseball is going to break out at a wedding reception

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Unity Candle Alternative- who needs candles or sand when you could have a volcano!

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Creative Reception Exits- start a silly string war, even the bride came out prepared

Fabulous Dance moves

Fabulous Dance Moves- can be busted by just about anyone, including the groom

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Beautiful Moments- when Robin of Di Fiori delivered the bouquet to the bride, she started to cry stunned at how beautiful it was

Busting a move

Dance Your Heart Out- and that is just what this guy did

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Family Fun- we LOVE to see our families having fun & these 3 know how to have a blast! HUGE shout out to the Kiel Crew!

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A Family in Love- Kissing Cousins…say what!  We have taken a photo together at each wedding & this is the grand finale! The last cousin is now married!  Yep that is Jonathan & I on the far left.

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Serenade- and that is just what these guys did, it was probably the best worst sang song to date

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Sneak Photo- when you are the photographer & family this is how you get into family photos.  Yes that is Jonathan taking a photo of my sister and I getting ready for my cousin Madison’s country chic wedding.

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Confused?  I promise they did know what was going on despite what this photo shows: Brad the amazing DJ of ES Events, Travis the fabulous planner & designer of Functions Events & our wonderful Jonathan

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Groomsmen Having Fun

Groomsmen Having Fun- this groom was prepping for his big day cheerleader style

Dueling Pianos at Wedding Reception

Dueling Pianos- the greatest entertainment we have seen at any wedding!

Live Band at Reception

Mariachi Band- an excellent way to introduce the newlyweds while provide entertainment for your guests

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Photo Booth- we of course had to include a little photo booth fun in the mix

Awesome wedding reception

Deja Vu- Meet Cameron he has single handedly attended at least 3 Jonathan Ivy Photography wedding in the last year or so. Huge Shout out to Cameron, our most loyal guest!

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Traditions- now I can honestly say I have no idea what they were doing when they did this but I can say that my ear drums have been impacted for life

Reception Dance

Commemorative Dances- I believe this dance seen here is called “Doing the Debbie”.  We don’t ask, we just shoot!

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After Party Outfit- not only the bride needs an outfit change mid way through the reception

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Family Hug- this is what it looks like when you are the only boy out of 6 kids

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Runaway Groom- occasionally we run into a runaway such as seen here…and no this shot was not our idea, I’m just sayin’

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