Leslie Spurlock Wedding and Portrait Blog


Ryan Gabel: Senior Session by Leslie Spurlock Photography

Ryan Gabel, a senior at McKinney HS, wanted a senior picture session with a variety of scenes that expressed his wide range of interests. He and his parents contacted me and designed a senior shoot that does just that. Using Bonnie Wenk Park and downtown McKinney as their sets, we were able to capture some fantastic images.

My Top Five Fave wedding venues in the DFW area

The Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex is a magical place to photograph weddings. There is a dizzying array of venues with a mind-boggling list of styles and environments to choose from. I was thinking the other day about all of the places I’ve photographed and what my favorite venues are. So I’m weighing in with a list of the top five wedding venues, what I like about them, and why you should consider having your wedding there. So, without further ado...

Why Hire a Proven Professional Photographer: The War of Cost vs. Value

There will undoubtedly be no less than a million decisions you have to make in preparation of your wedding day. Each of them will require careful consideration, discussion, and research. And to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event, instead of a professional photographer, you choose a friend of a friend who has an old Canon and a funky camera strap.

Why I despise shot lists.

I despise shot lists. There, I said it, and I am not the least bit ashamed. I know there are things that people want to see, and posed shots are part of the deal, but it drives me crazy when I get a list of choreographed, posed shots…

Lauren and Jeremy Engagement Session | Leslie Spurlock, Dallas Wedding Photographer

I love it when couples bring an idea that really sets them apart. For Lauren and Jeremy, they share a passion for pool and that gave me some great ideas for a couple of playful shots. Their puppy kept trying to steal the show so I had to get that little guy in there.