March 24, 2018
Rachel & Bryan had a sweet wedding at Blissful Hill. The spring weather was just kicking in and the sun was shining bright! The couple also incorporated cupcakes and a donut wall (as I've written about in previous posts, I LOVE these!), and the bride arrived at the aisle in a vintage car!
Catering: Saucy Catering
DJ: Made From Skratch
Floral: Romantic Florals
Dress: Belle Saison
January 14, 2018
This was my first time photographing Barr Mansion and oh. my. gosh. I fell in love immediately. Every single building on this property is gorgeous, and the light hits everything just right! The weather was, yet again, perfect shooting weather. Mandy and Brad were so amazingly in love; I love how they interacted together. They intertwined Jewish traditions in their ceremony and reception as well!
January 13, 2018
Brittany & Kyle got married at the wonderful Pecan Springs Ranch on a chilly day in January. We don't get a lot of days with good weather in Texas, so the day was already off to a great start. I love photographing at this venue because it's so well designed, but I also love the fact that they bring donkeys out during cocktail hour. The reception was beautifully decorated; I seriously couldn't stop photographing it. (It's one of my favorite things to photograph, besides the couple!) Also, I TOTALLY promote couples getting a donut wall for dessert. It's a great alternative for people who may not be into cake! I had at least two during the reception!
So guys, this winter I went on a trip with my two roommates (also my best friends) and one of their sisters. She goes to a university in Arizona, and we wanted to make the trip back there as fun as possible, so we found tons of things to do along the way. I'll keep the text short so y'all can just enjoy the images, but I've done this road trip three or four times and this was the most fun time out of all of them!
Day 1: The Drive Out of Texas
We saw snow in Texas for the third time in a month!
Day 2: White Sands & Driving Into Sedona
Day 3: Sedona
Sedona was so incredible! We woke up to amazing sunrises each morning, had breakfast on a patio, and went off roading. At first we went hiking, but then Haley fell out of a tree (she's fine), so we ended up off roading instead. I would go back a million times! Also - the last pictures are how freaking dusty we got after coming back from off roading. I've never been that dirty in my life!
Day 4: Leaving Sedona, Catching Horseshoe Bend
We made it JUST on time to catch the sunset at Horseshoe Bend! I went to Horseshoe Bend a couple of years ago in the middle of the day, so I'm glad we got to see the sunset, even though there were 3 million other people there too. We saw people camping at the bottom of the bend, and a couple of boats passing by. It was gorgeous!
Day 5: Antelope Canyon & a Super Cool Building in the Middle of Nowhere?
December 30, 2017
Laura & Bryant got married at one of the coolest spots in Houston, Avant Garden. I've been going to Avant Garden since I was in high school, over 7 long years ago. It's very cozy and has a gorgeous outdoor spot, which is where the wedding was held. It was a chilly day, but the weather was perfect for shooting outside. We took group portraits at the Cullen Sculpture Garden near the museum district, and more at the La Colombe D'or hotel they were staying in. They also had an AWESOME taco truck for dinner.
Florist: Breen's Florist
Cake: Alphorn Bakery
December 21, 2017
I've known Trent & Mel since Mel and I were in undergrad together a few years ago. They recently made the big move to San Francisco but were in town for Christmas, so we got together to take some engagement pictures. They're having an intimate wedding with their family members this summer, and will be visiting Texas again to celebrate with their friends. I'm so excited to see what the future has in store for these two!
December 3, 2017
Jose & Jamie live in Chile, but got married at Pecan Grove, conveniently located right next to the legendary Salt Lick BBQ, so all of their friends and family could join them in celebrating their big day. It was a little cloudy, but that is honestly my favorite type of weather. After the ceremony, the sun decided to pop out for a perfect portrait session of the newlyweds. (And a shoutout to Megan the Photographer for asking me to be her second shooter for this wedding!)
December 2, 2017
Richard and Ramya had a gorgeous Indian wedding at The Terrace Club in Austin, Texas. It was my first time photographing an Indian wedding, and I was so thrilled to be part of it. I learned so much in a short amount of time and it was an absolute blast!
Venue: The Terrace Club
Caterer: Bombay Bistro
Baker: Guiltless Goodies by Silvia
DJ: DJ Presley
Officiant: Austin Hindu Temple
Hair/Makeup: All Dolled Up
Horse Vendor: Fantasia Carriage
October 21, 2017
Brandon and Rachel live in my hometown of Houston, Texas. They first contacted me when they saw The Inn at Wild Rose Hall's Facebook post about one of my previous weddings I photographed at their venue. I was thrilled to be able to photograph their wedding because I hadn't been to Wild Rose Hall in so long! It was an absolutely gorgeous wedding with even more perfect weather. It was also the day before my birthday, so it was a great way to start off my birthday weekend!
I loved Brandon and Rachel's florals, colors, and classic fairytale themed centerpieces. We also got the chance to feed some horses on the property, and I captured a pretty perfect moment of the whole ordeal! Guests danced the night away and made a giant line (probably the biggest I've ever photographed) of sparklers for their special exit. Pretty cool!
Check out Joyful Details' amazing blog post about their day!
Cheyenne & Brian are an incredibly sweet couple living in Eugene, Oregon (and I am so jealous!) We actually didn't meet until the day of the wedding when I arrived at Living Waters on Lake Travis, an adorable venue with lake access in Austin. The venue featured a couple of small modern cottages, along with a house that Cheyenne was getting married in. This venue truly isn't like any other: the entire wedding party walked down gorgeous stone steps surrounded by trees to get to the ceremony spot. It was amazing to photograph!
Their first look was in a small room at the top of a spiral staircase, so they could have a moment to themselves and read letters to each other. The ceremony was short and sweet, and these two were so excited to finally be married. I didn't stay too far into the reception but from what I did capture, you could really tell that this bunch loved to dance! It was nonstop partying, along with delicious desserts and drinks to keep everyone fueled for the rest of the night.
Venue: Living Waters on Lake Travis
Catering: Torchy's Tacos
Baker: Whole Foods
Videographer: I.J. Newman
DJ: Carmine Potenza
Christine and Jonathan are dear friends of mine. I lived with Christine in college and Jonathan visited a lot, so I got to know these two love birds very quickly. They were always acting so goofy and going on adventures together. When they decided to get married at Eberly Ranch, I knew it was a place that would fit them perfectly. Eberly Ranch has tons of animals, including zebras, horses, and donkeys. After the wedding we all just drove around *trying* to pet the animals that would get near us. It was amazing! I feel like I also have to mention that this was the coolest day in September (usually it's still pretty hot in Texas), and it felt absolutely perfect outside!
September 23, 2017
Amber and Anthony are some serious travel bugs! We first met via Facetime while they were living in Colorado. They met at Texas A&M (gig 'em!) and were together for six wonderful years before deciding to tie the knot. They now live in California (I told you they were travel bugs!) and are loving it. To make it easy on their families, they decided to get married in a cute little town right outside of Austin called Buda. Kali-Kate was a venue I had heard of a few times, but hadn't had the joy of photographing there yet!
While it was a pretty hot day for mid-September (thanks Texas), everyone's spirits were high and the decorations were absolutely gorgeous. I also had some wonderful help from my good friend Marisa Vasquez , who was my second shooter for the day. There was plenty of lush greenery around the property to photograph in, delicious food, and amazing dancing skills at the reception!
Catering: Mopsie Catering
Floral: A Flower Connection
Cake: Bb is for Bakery
DJ: Byrne Rock
September 9, 2017
Wow guys. Amanda and Doug are absolute sweethearts. I was lucky to be able to shoot their engagement session earlier this year, and we immediately clicked. They are incredibly kind people, always making sure I was accommodated both at our engagement session and at their wedding. It was absolutely GORGEOUS, by the way. Kudos to the Union on 8th on Georgetown, because they really knew what they were doing. Everything went so smoothly and I had so much fun! (As always.) These two even bought matching cards for each other for their first look..without knowing it. Can you imagine the looks on their faces? If you can't, they're included in the gallery below. ;) Enjoy!
Venue: The Union on 8th
Event Planner: Spotlight Events
Catering: CJ's Catering
Florist: Zuzu's Petals
Baker/Cake: Sweet Lemon Kitchen
Dress: Stella York
DJ: Altared Weddings
May 27, 2017
Brittany & Mayowa had a beautiful Nigerian wedding at their church, Faith 4 Life, in Round Rock, Texas. After their extravagant ceremony, the couple and their guests reconvened at the Renaissance Hotel in north Austin. This was the first Nigerian wedding I had the pleasure of photographing, and I absolutely loved it. I love being able to photograph weddings where I get to learn so much about the couple and their lives as the day passes. It's beautiful.
DJ/Catering/Floral: Renaissance Hotel
Wedding Dress: Lulu's Bridal