March 23, 2019
Chelsea, Nathan, and I got to get to know each other during their engagement session earlier this year, when we got to explore downtown Austin at sunrise. On their wedding day, my second shooter Nick and I arrived at Lone Oak Barn and we were so amazed by what we saw. The number of wonderful vendors that worked to make Chelsea and Nathan’s vision come true was just amazing. Everything was so perfectly put together and arranged, it was hard for me to narrow down what images I would include in this blog post! The ceremony and reception were indoors, but the piece of land Lone Oak Barn is on is also gorgeous. And a special shoutout to the Matchmaker Band, I’ve shot a lot of weddings they’ve performed at and they’re always a crowd favorite!
Wedding Planner: ACH Events
Caterer: Levi’s Kitchen
Florist: Foxglove and Grace
Baker: Feathers and Frosting
Wedding Dress: Ceremony Dress – Pronovias; Reception Dress – Rebecca Ingram
Videographer: Cloud Craft Studios
DJ: Matchmaker Band
Other Vendors: Monarch Event Rentals; Haley Wynn Designs (for the large signage, place cards)
March 22, 2019
Christina & Femi had a beautiful spring wedding at Mercury Hall. (And their engagement session can be found here.) They chose to have an indoor ceremony and reception, and I think Mercury Hall is one of the best venues for that. Whenever I’m photographing weddings I always appreciate venues that have well thought out indoor and outdoor spaces for couples to choose from. Christina and Femi had a wonderful ceremony and a full dance floor. Everyone was taking turns being the DJ so the dancing went on all night! They also left the reception in a Maserati, which is pretty badass. Thank you to Megan the Photographer for capturing a few of the getting ready shots!
March 20, 2019
Christina found me on WeddingWire, wanting me to photograph her wedding in March of this year, but she was living in Dallas at the time. Femi, her then fiance, was deployed at the time, so props to her for doing a lot of the planning AND not doing it in the same city as her vendors! We did this engagement shoot the week of her wedding, when they were both in Austin to start getting ready. We had so much fun in their Air Bnb, and on the boardwalk to get some outdoor shots before the sun set. Their wedding can be found here!
September 28, 2018
Let me just start by saying Katie and Trevor got married in the coolest way possible. They eloped in Italy, got married on someone’s ROOFTOP (accidentally), and then had their honeymoon. Katie told me they spent the day before their wedding exploring Italy by themselves, to have some alone time before they said their vows to each other. Katie sent Trevor a picture of the perfect view she found to say I do to each other. The next day they were married, and then they came back to Austin (in their wedding attire) to have a reception with their closest friends at Sanctuary Yoga. Thank you for having me, Katie & Trevor!
June 9, 2018
I've known Kim for a few years now, so I was thrilled when she asked me to photograph her wedding at the beautiful Woodlands Country Club in Houston. I got to check out the venue when I photographed her bridals back in April. She and Nic are so crazy about each other and they're both really goofy, so this made for some great portraits of them! Luckily the country club wasn't too crowded on the day of the wedding, so we got to use a lot of different green spaces around the golf course. Their wedding was an absolute blast! They had Houston Astros themed cookies around the cake (Go Astros!) and the dance floor was full all night long. They also had a glass chicken they would drink out of, which was a huge hilarious inside joke between their wedding party members. It couldn't have been a more perfect day!
May 6, 2018
Nathan & Chelsea were SO much fun to photograph. We all got up bright and early on a Sunday morning to do a sunrise engagement session, and we all made it out alive! No one was around on this usually very busy pedestrian area, so it felt like we had the whole city to ourselves. It also happened to be the same morning of a marathon, so Cesar Chavez (a main road running parallel with downtown Austin) was blocked off, so we could cross the road freely! (See crosswalk picture below). Normally, I end up in lush forests and beautiful fields for engagement shoots, but I absolutely loved the mix of city and nature that we got near the Lamar pedestrian bridge downtown. I can't wait to shoot in this area again, and I can't wait to photograph Nathan & Chelsea's wedding next March! (Their wedding can now be viewed here.)
May 5, 2018
Sarah and Kerry got married at the gorgeous Rancho Mirando in Fischer, Texas. I actually got to photograph at this venue twice in May, and each time did not disappoint! The day was very relaxed, and it was still cool enough outside to leave all of the doors and windows open in the reception hall. The ceremony was in a gorgeous field overlooking the hill country, and when we brought the couple back out during sunset for more pictures, the sun hit everything perfectly. They also got married on May 5, so they had Cinco de Mayo themed elements throughout their wedding!
April 29, 2018
Kim and I have known each other for YEARS. It's kind of crazy. I met her when we were super young, I was probably 17. And now, 8 years later, I'm photographing her bridal session! We kept in touch over the years and I was so excited to also photograph her wedding at the Woodlands Country Club. We had so much fun with her bridals, and it was a nice sneak peak to the venue for me! I'm from Houston originally, but I normally shoot weddings in Austin, so it was nice to visit. This country club is absolutely gorgeous in the summer, and it has plenty of greenery to photograph in (when we're not dodging golf balls!) Oh and, this dress is a two piece. (Which makes it incredibly easy to put on!) The skirt also had TONS of layers, which means I made Kim twirl 13,000 times because it looked so amazing! Check out her full wedding here.
April 28, 2018
I first met Chloe at a coffeeshop called Flightpath in Austin, when she was looking for a wedding photographer. We hit it off immediately, and I absolutely loved getting to photograph her bridals too! This was my first time photographing at The Lookout, and it was such a gorgeous spot! Every detail that went into planning this wedding was perfect. They had the cutest details and decorations all throughout the venue, and the venue itself had a diverse range of spots to photograph Chloe & Garrett. Also, they had P. TERRY'S AND EAST SIDE KING CATER. Are you kidding?! Those are in my top 5 favorite restaurants in Austin! But I typically get very excited about food generally, lol!
April 21, 2018
ChaLyce & Gibson's wedding was absolutely elegant. Their wedding was a black tie affair, beginning at the Central Christian Church in Austin, and ending with the reception at the Austin Club downtown. Gibson is Samoan, so there were various events and decorations intertwined from the Samoan culture throughout the wedding and the reception. Gibson is also heavily decorated, and a lot of his groomsmen were from the military as well. (Thank you all for your service!)
April 20, 2018
Ann & Chris got married at Villa Antonia on a gorgeous day in April. It was my first time photographing this venue and it's easily one of my favorites! The architecture embodies a villa perfectly and there are so many amazing spots for photo opportunities! Chris & Ann were so sweet and even choreographed a dance together at the reception. I can't wait to photograph here again! (Thanks to Megan the Photographer for having me!)
April 7, 2018
Ashley & Ryan got married on Ryan's family's property in Driftwood not long after I photographed their engagement session. The day was a little chillier than we expected, but the property was decorated so beautifully and everyone was able to keep warm with cozy blankets. (And the wind made for some amazing portraits!) All of their decor was made with care, and a lot of it was done by Ashley and her bridesmaids. Just by being on the property for less than 30 minutes, you could feel the love from these two families. After the ceremony, Ryan's brother drove us through the property to an amazing cliff overlooking a beautiful lake, so we got to take most of their portraits there. He even volunteered to throw Ashley's veil in a couple of shots! (Thanks again!) Seating at the reception was organized by postcards from places Ashely & Ryan have been, and I loved the unique approach of the table labels. The reception was held under a warm tent, where everyone shared laughter, tears, and a love of dancing their butts off! I also shot their engagement session, which can be found here.
March 31, 2018
Okay y'all, you caught me. I was so ecstatic that my client from this weekend and I stumbled upon bluebonnets at Walnut Creek. Ashley & Ryan's engagement session was the day after, so I had to bring them back! They live in Washington D.C., so coming back home to Texas in order to see bluebonnets was a must for them. The weather this weekend was completely perfect too! Since they were from out of town, I photographed their engagement session exactly 6 days before their wedding in Driftwood. This was also our first time meeting in person, so it was a fun filled week for the both of us! I'm so glad I got to spend so much time with this couple, check out their wedding post here!
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!
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!