The Grist Family, cutest dogs ever

Olivia told me she was bringing her “zoo” to their session and I could not wait to meet them! Their three pups, Pineapple, Chili + Tucker, made this such a fun session! This family has the most stunning smiles i’ve ever seen and its contagious!

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Rachel + Michael Anniversary Session

It was SO windy and chilly the afternoon of Rachel + Michael’s anniversary session but it didn’t bother us one bit! I happen to love the windblown hair look! An anniversary session is a special thing to shoot for me because my husband and I also carry that tradition every year.

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Extended Family Holiday Session, Fort Worth, Texas


Most joyful family ever, hands down! Together for thanksgiving and wanted to gift their mom a session for the holidays, so sweet and I’m so glad I got to take these photos for them! 

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Decatur Forest Adventure Session, Kristina + Ross Engagement


Spent the evening in the forest and watched the sun set through the pines with Kristina, Ross and their pups Bullet + Benny! Adventure sessions are my favorite because we get to explore a beautiful place and make these beautiful memories at the same time! I can’t deal with how cute these four are!!

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Kristen + Eric, Holiday Couples Sunset Session

Kristen + Eric, it was so fun to hang out with you and make these gorgeous memories! No matter how long you have been together a couples session is always such a special and fun thing to do together! I can’t get over the perfect pop of red that Kristen wore for part of their holiday photo session!

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White Rock Lake, Dallas, Fall Maternity Session

Kellie is absolutely stunning in this lace maternity gown! I could not be more happy about the fact that the fall colors came out to play for a day in Dallas! I was born and raised in Iowa where the fall colors are boundless, this was the first time in the two years i’ve lived in Texas that i’ve been able to have actual fall colors in the background of a shoot. I love it!

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Sunrise Family Session, Fort Worth Texas

I do declare that Paxton is the happiest baby ever!! I can’t get enough of that smile in this session! Sunrise sessions are my favorite because i’m a morning person. I love how soft the light is coming up for the day. Sometimes families with small kids find mornings easier for photos because they are refreshed and ready to go for the day. I’m always up for them!

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The Raven- A Paige Wilken Photography Styled Shoot

I still remember the first time I read “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. I remember the picture it painted and I’ve dreamt of bringing it to life ever since. Poetry & Halloween, two of my favorite things. 

“But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered—not a feather then he fluttered—
Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends have flown before—
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said "Nevermore."

Model: Allie Tipps

Studio: The Dark Room Fort Worth

Fog Machine Operator: My amazing dad

Photographer + Concept Creator: Paige Wilken Photography

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Downtown Denton Square Fall Family Session

After weeks of rain every..single..day..a gorgeous sunny evening with this sweet family! Amy wanted something different for their family photos this year as they usually do it at a nature location. I suggested Denton Square because of the beautiful sunlight it gets in the evening and the court house that towers over the square is so architecturally unique and timeless as a backdrop. We ran around and played on the lawn of the courthouse then walked over to the vintage ice cream shop in the square and ended the session in the sweetest way- with ice cream and smiles all over the kiddos faces!

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Texas Vineyard + Winery Engagement Session, Sarah + Chase


I’ve always loved the idea of shooting engagements at a vineyard, Chase & Sarah made it happen 🥂 I had such a great time driving around the property of 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery with these two and cannot wait to document their wedding here next Spring! There’s something so romantic about wedding venues like this.

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