Sydney & Richard had a unique and specific vision for their Uptown Dallas Engagement Session. Instead of picking the location based on views or vibes, they chose locations that held a special place in their hearts. I didn’t mind a bit because both locations turned out to be so fun.
The first of two spots for this Uptown Dallas Engagement Session was the Quarter Bar Uptown. I didn’t realize until I arrived that I had often eaten right next door to this bar many times when I lived in the area several years ago. I definitely would have been a regular if I knew how cool it was inside! There is old architecture mixed with a secluded outdoor patio, and a rooftop patio. This is where Richard and Sydney would hang out and grab a drink when dating, and more importantly it’s where Richard popped the question (spoiler alert, she said yes!). The bar staff was nice enough for us to use the entire space for our session, and it was so fun to discover all the nooks and corners this place had to offer. Their stylish cocktail attire brought a high end and sleek look to the mixed media space.
Our second stop was at Lucky’s Cafe in the nearby Oak Lawn neighborhood. Sydney and Richard go to this retro cafe regularly on weekend for brunch. They changed into casual outfits, snuggled into a booth, and sipped a vanilla milkshake together. The staff here was a little hesitant to let us shoot their because of bad experiences with film students taking advantage of the space in the past, but we made ourselves comfortable in a corner away from other patrons and had no trouble (after checking with the on duty manager).
Love the new locations I was able to explore during this Uptown Dallas Engagement Session. Always happy to explore locations that are part of your story!
Looking forward to capturing Sydney + Richard’s special day next year! Will definitely have a fabulous blog post from their wedding day.
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Haley Katherine Photography is a Dallas Wedding Photographer specializing in weddings, elopements, destination weddings, and engagement sessions for couples seeking authentic, timeless, and cheerful imagery. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my portfolio.