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
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
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
December 31, 2016
Venue: Antebellum Oaks and Emmaus Parish
Catering: Whole Foods Market
DJ: Toast Entertainment
Wedding Dress: New York Bride of Raleigh
Wedding Planner: Austin Occasions
Grace & Quinn celebrated their marriage (and New Year's Eve!) at Antebellum Oaks. I've never shot at this venue until now, and I absolutely loved it. The venue was lavishly decorated with New Year's Eve decorations, including some pretty awesome party hats! There were so many awesome locations around this venue for portraits and the weather was absolutely perfect. It was an awesome way to ring in the new year!
Quinn & Grace got married at Emmaus Parish, a catholic church about 5 minutes from the venue. Luckily they still had their Christmas decorations up, and the poinsettias really added to the beauty of the church.
After the ceremony, everyone gathered at Antebellum Oaks to celebrate and eat some AMAZING food. They had so many options, so naturally I had to try one of everything. ;)
If you guys only knew how freaking long it took to get these balloons to stay straight! I was so determined to get this picture, and after maybe 30 tries and a little extra help, I finally got it! Isn't this setup amazing?! Props to the couple for thinking of this awesome idea.
Quinn and Grace had an amazing first dance together. They were expert dancers!Then, out of nowhere, a recording of Quinn singing their first dance song to Grace came on over the speakers and Grace couldn't handle the cuteness! She was so surprised, and between all the laughter and hugs, they still managed to finish their first dance together. I've never had a groom record himself singing, so kudos to Quinn for doing that!
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!