Florist: Breen's Florist
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 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
I started the day by meeting the boys in their hotel room at Renaissance Austin. If you ever get the chance to book one of their suites, DO IT. All of the upholstery and decor were so fancy! Their room made a perfect backdrop for grabbing some detail shots while Mayowa got ready.
When Mayowa was ready, we all made our way to their church, Faith 4 Lyfe. I met with my other photographer and got to capture Brittany getting ready and putting her dress on with her mother. Their ceremony started soon after and it was absolutely gorgeous inside. There was a purple & gold theme throughout the wedding and they tied it in perfectly; many guests wore purple & gold too! I loved how much energy the wedding party had as they danced down the aisle together.
After the ceremony, I got a chance to see and photograph the reception before any guests arrived. Renaissance did a fantastic job setting everything up and sticking to the couple's theme. It was absolutely gorgeous! It even featured a candy bar, which everyone knows is my FAVORITE. When the couple made their grand entrance, their guests gathered around them and began to dance and "sprayed" dollar bills in celebration. That's a pretty cool wedding gift if you ask me! I had the absolute best time capturing all of the fun and happiness during their day.
Somehow I managed to completely forget about this AMAZING trip I took with my friends in March, and I am so excited to share it with the world! I've known my friend Bailey for just about 8 years now; we met when I was photographing a band he was doing merch for on a tour stop in Houston. I was 16, he was 18, and the band needed a place to stay for the night. My parents were gracious enough to open their home to them, and Bailey and I kept in touch ever since! He recently moved to Nashville and had some time off, so we took a trip to the PNW together! He flew into Los Angeles and a couple days later I flew into San Francisco to join him on a road trip up to Seattle. We met up with his friend Geoff in San Francisco and had a crazy time just getting through California! The PCH recently suffered from a few landslides, so we got re-routed about 5 hours out of the way. Because of this we only got to spend a couple of hours in Portland, so I will definitely be going back! BUT OH MY GOSH GUYS THE REDWOODS. I will never get tired of seeing those beautiful trees. It's insane how big they've gotten! We spent the last two days of our trip in Seattle and I LOVED it there. We met up with the band Bailey is now guitar tech for, and I got to give them my stamp of approval for the Tex-Mex restaurant they took us to. ;) I seriously can't wait to go back and visit, when it's less cold! It's so beautiful there. Besides my minor panic attacks after being on two planes, I had so much fun. And this trip inspired me to see all 50 states by the time I'm 30! (I've been to 21 so far.) Enjoy what I captured below!
April 8, 2017
Tabitha & Andrew were such goofballs, and their wedding party fit them perfectly! They got married surrounded by their closest friends and family at Cricket Hill Ranch under big, beautiful trees. Their entire wedding went so smoothly, and each aspect of it embodied them as a couple. Andrew is Jewish, so during the ceremony he broke the glass by stomping on it, followed by cheerful "MOZEL TOV!" from the crowd. They also danced the hora(h) during their reception, which is one of my favorite things to photograph at a wedding! I got caught right in the middle of it, so I was actually dancing with everyone in the circle, clicking my shutter button as fast as I could. It was so much fun!
Venue: Cricket Hill Ranch
Catering: Chi'lantro & Mandola's Italian Wood Fired Pizza
DJ/Band: Royal Dukes Band
Florist: Bloom & Bud
Wedding Dress: David's Bridal
I met Lo when she was a makeup artist at my friend's wedding. We immediately hit it off and exchanged information in hopes to work together again. A couple of months ago, I had my makeup done for a night out, and a couple of weeks ago she hired me to photograph her beautiful family in an in-home session. We started out in her gorgeous backyard, and then moved inside to interact with the kiddos a little more. I told Lo that an in home session would be perfect for the age of her kiddos, and we were both so excited to do it! This was my first in-home session and I absolutely loved it. I can't wait to do more!
February 25, 2017
Patrick and Keena got married at the beautiful Canyonwood Ridge in Austin. Everything was decorated so perfectly, and everyone had a great time together! The weather was absolutely perfect and the lighting was beautiful. Their reception room had huuuuge windows that overlooked magnificent hills and the sunset too. And as always, it's a pleasure working with Nico Nordstrom!
I know Kirsten as a fellow photographer, so I was so thrilled to shoot her engagement session with my pal Jeremy Salapek! We bounced ideas off each other for the whole session and got to explore a new park we had never been to. It's pretty far north in Austin but there are so many unique spots to hike around! Their tattoos represent the areas of the country that they're from, so they sort of match but are still unique to their individual stories.
Adriana and Elliot are a match made in heaven. I met them a couple of months before their wedding at a Starbucks in downtown Austin to discuss the details of their big day. They were incredibly laid back and we got along so well right off the bat! Their wedding day had the same laid back vibe, and the weather was absolutely perfect. This was my first time photographing at Hummingbird House, and I couldn't have asked for a better couple to help me break in my first time working this venue. A special thank you to a wonderful friend of mine, Reba Jenson, for second shooting with me. She did an AMAZING job! Oh, and their hashtag? #AllThatGlittersIsGoldrick. How stinkin' clever!
Wedding Planner: Native Roots - Julia
Caterer: Catering by Mopsie
Florist: Central Market
Baker: Iced Cakes & Confections
Brand of Dress: Ti Adora
DJ: DJ Manny
Ceremony Musicians: Soul Wagon
Surprise Cocktail Hour Musicians: Mariachi Relampago
I originally met Amanda at Summer Moon (my favorite coffee shop in Austin) to discuss booking a wedding package with me a few months ago. I hadn't met Doug but was so excited to hear their story. Amanda and Doug seriously have such a natural chemistry together, and that made it so easy to capture them in their natural state. As of right now Doug lives in Oregon while Amanda lives in Austin as a lawyer, so we hadn't originally planned an engagement session when we were planning their wedding. But a few weeks ago, Amanda contacted me and said Doug would be in town for the weekend, so we got to do this session together! I am beyond excited to shoot their wedding in Georgetown in September. They're such wonderful people and I couldn't be happier for them!
I met Christine when I moved to San Marcos in the bedroom across from hers in the 4 bedroom townhome we were renting with our mutual friends. We all attended Texas State and became great friends during that time. When I met Jonathan, I could immediately tell they were perfect for each other. They both are easy going, they love nature, and they love their dog Owen!
Christine and Jonathan actually got engaged in Dallas, and me and all of their friends made a road trip to celebrate with them. They hadn't taken engagement photos yet, besides the ones I captured of their surprise engagement, so they visited me in Austin to have some taken at St. Edward's Park. I'm also shooting their wedding in September and I cannot wait! <3
I absolutely love how goofy they are together. This was right before she realized he was licking her face!