We are Luis and Michelle, a husband & wife team of creative storytellers based in Dallas and New York City. Our clients are those looking for an individualized photo and video experience that focuses on timeless photos and films. You can find us traveling the world for all the beautiful moments. While we love all photography, we exclusively specialize in wedding photos and films. We truly believe in the importance of marriage as the start of a family's legacy and are thrilled every time we capture these beginnings together as a couple ourselves.
We are hybrid photographers, which means we incorporate a mix of digital and film (like the good old days). We absolutely love the colors, light and romance that film produces. Our love for film photography started in college and it is something that we truly believe makes our esthetic timeless and ensures our couples' images will be heirlooms for many years to come. We strive to capture the true to life colors and skin tones so that you can remember your day exactly how it was.
While we capture all the moments (big and small), our background in fashion photography in our college days makes us incredibly attentive to all the details throughout the day. When you receive your images and photos you will be able to remember all the moments, the emotions, and how everything looked in a curated way.
Throughout the wedding day and wedding planning process, we aim to make sure our couples have fun and have more than just amazing photos, but an amazing experience! We will guide you, and assist in order to make sure you are comfortable and feel your best selves. From giving you all the tips, to showing you how to pose (pros of being married), to helping fluff the dress, we are there to make the experience one you will remember as the best day ever!
A perfectionist and critical analyst at heart, Luis has always been drawn to art, fashion, and capturing the perfect moment. He is the photographer of this duo and carefully captures the day through photographs that will be cherished for many years to come. He takes his time to make sure all the little things are captured, while also capturing all the big moments. He is experienced in film photography and making sure that your photos are timeless and completely showcase the moments of the day.
In addition to photography, you can find Luis on his time off traveling, and flying planes to a new place to eat (having your pilot license pays off). He's definitely the fashion guru in the relationship and is always on top of the latest trends. While traveling and fashion is something he is inspired by, he is also an amazing dad to our little girl Elise. You will find him taking her on all the trips and teaching her about all the amazing things life has to offer!
Michelle likes to think of herself as an extroverted introvert. On wedding days you can find her making conversation with just about everyone and making sure everyone feels calm. However, on her days off you can find her at home curled up with a good book. She is the videographer of The Lockharts, and works together with Luis to capture all the sights and sounds of your wedding day in a seamless way. She has all posing tips and tricks and is always there to provide calmness on the big day.
While photography and videography is a big part of her life, Michelle is inspired by interior designing. She also loves traveling and the magic of seeing a new place. This is definitely one of their favorite couple hobbies. You can usually find her teaching their daughter Elise the magic of a good book or just cuddling on the couch. Being a mom has been one of her greatest blessings and favorite title.
MONIQUE + WILL
ERICA + MATTHEW
It's hard to express in words just how truly wonderful The Lockharts are! They made such an impact on my husband and I's big day and we mean that from the bottom of our hearts. Not only were they responsive, attentive and professional, but they were fun, incredibly kind and possessed a certain energy all brides dream of being around on their big day! We hired them for both photo + video and we're so glad that we did. The day of our wedding they made us feel so calm and relaxed and coach us through the entire photo-taking process. It was a dream! We've already received a sneak peek wedding film and some gallery photos which are STUNNING, and we cannot wait for our full gallery. Anyone interested in booking The Lockarts please do yourself a favor and say YES, you absolutely will not regret it. Cannot recommend them enough!
miranda + aric
Having Luis and Michelle on our wedding team truly made our day so special! We were able to meet with them virtually to talk about your expectations and then met them again for our engagement photos at our venue a year before our actual wedding. The entire process working with them was smooth-sailing. On the day of, Luis and Michelle got our family members in line for photos and were beyond professional and helped to run the day without any hiccups. Our wedding video and photos have brought my husband, myself and our families to tears - cannot recommend them enough for the care, love and pure talent they shared with us!
WOW! The Lockharts were hands-down our favorite vendor. They shot our engagement session in 2019 (our pictures even won a contest with @bridesofnorthtx), our court wedding in 2020, and finally our "big" wedding in 2021. Their artistic vision is incredible and we will treasure the pictures and videos they took for a lifetime. They have such a calming presence, meshed perfectly with my family, kept us on schedule, and were so discrete that I honestly don't know how they got the amazing shots they did! My husband and I are incredible awkward in front of the camera and with their magic they make us feel and look like models! To top it all off, they are impressively quick. I know they are swamped with weddings right now, but within a few days we got our 1 minute sneak peek video and within two weeks we got a huge sample gallery of our photos - truly amazing! I can't wait to see the rest. HIRE THEM ASAP - they are truly the best in the biz!
Where do I even begin? The Lockhart’s exceeded any and all of our expectations and MORE! They were truly the best of the best and such kind and wonderful people. Since being a covid bride, I booked them a (few) years ago and I couldn’t wait to finally meet with them and work with them! They made the day so easy and fun— it was truly such a pleasure to get to work with them. We love every photo, one after another and we can’t wait to see them all! If you’re looking to book a photographer & videographer team stop now and BOOK!!! Thank you Michelle & Luis for taking such beautiful photos of us and capturing one of the happiest days of our lives!
caitlyn + jason
KATHERINE + WESLEY
DANIELLE + TOM
The Lockharts are incredible at what they do! After you spend so much time planning a beautiful wedding, you want to make sure that every detail is caught on camera, and they make that happen. There are so many elements and details of our wedding day that made it special and looking through all my photos there wasn’t a single moment not captured. Even in the planning stages The Lockharts are prompt in response and know exactly what you want from you pictures before the day happens. Having them together as a photo and video team traded consistency across the media and gave our photos so much life. All our wedding pictures and wedding videos are something we are going to cherish forever and The Lockharts made them perfect!
We could not have DREAMED of a better wedding photography experience than what Luis and Michelle Lockhart gave us. The Lockharts are exceptionally talented at everything they do, and we really couldn't have imagined working with anyone else other than them! Luis and Michelle photographed our engagement session, my bridals session, and, of course, our entire wedding day and we are so grateful for the way they were able to capture our love. Not only did our photos turn out 11/10 in terms of sheer quality and artistry, but they also captured the raw emotions of love and happiness from my husband and I, our family, and all our friends in a way that I couldn't have imagined would be possible in still photos. I also must mention that Luis and Michelle are two of the kindest, most uplifting people we have ever met. They made us feel totally confident, comfortable, and relaxed in front of the camera, even when the nerves got to us!
After you reach out via our contact form, we will reach out with our collection guide within 24 hours. If you love what you see, we will send you a custom proposal and schedule a time to chat. Here, we will take note of who you two are as a couple. what your dreams are for your wedding, and what are your must-haves. You will also get to know our fun-loving personalities, which will help you feel comfortable in front of the camera.
After our initial meeting you two will receive a welcome packet, with a few goodies to help you get ready for your big day. You will also receive our guide to the picture perfect wedding to give you the tips and tricks to perfect pictures of your day. Before your wedding we will ask you all the details of your day via a questionnaire, and send you a thorough timeline of everywhere we will be during your day. This will ensure that everything is captured smoothly, and nothing feels rushed during your wedding.
The day of your wedding, we will be there to capture every moment and every emotion in an unobtrusive way. We look for the best lighting, to get that soft look you see in all of our work. We also make sure that everyone is having a good time in order to get those fun reactions.
We would love to create this experience for you!
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