Can Melanie and Taylor and their dog, Kevin, be any cuter? I think not. These two wanted some shots that screamed “Austin” so we hit up the mural at Roadhouse Relics then headed to Town Lake and Butler Park for a very Austin vibe. I am so excited to be their wedding photographer at Chateau Bellvue next month! Scroll down to see a seriously adorable couple that are madly in love!
I can’t believe over a year has passed and I have not blogged one of my all time favorite weddings. I just finished designing a sample album so here are all the spreads/pages from this gorgeous Texas desert wedding. One serendipitous night when I was taking my first two-step dance lesson at the Broken Spoke in Austin, TX – I just happened to be paired with Sarah and Brian when learning the “Cotton-Eyed Joe” (for you non-Texans, this is a dance where you link arms and rows of people circle the room doing crazy things with their feet). It was then that I learned that Sarah and Brian were having an intimate wedding in a small ghost town outside of Big Bend National Park. They were not planning on having a photographer since it’s a nine hour drive from Austin to the middle of nowhere and there aren’t really any local photographers out there. Of course, I cannot let a wedding go unphotographed so I managed to convince them they indeed needed a photographer and that got to be me lucky ol’ me! I went for the entire wedding weekend where I also fell in love with the dusty abandoned magical land of Terlingua, Texas. Sarah and Brian were wed in the most beautiful quaint 1800′s church and spent a relaxing evening with their closest friends and family at La Posado Milagro, enjoying an amazing cabrito (roasted goat), fire pit, a spectacular sunset over The Chisos Mountains – all under the twinkling Texas desert stars. It was a purely magical weekend and the perfect reflection or Sarah and Brian’s one of a kind love.
I’m having a hard time coming up with words to describe how much I love this photo shoot. Taking photos that are conceptual and candid at the same time might just be my favorite thing in the world. I consider this a creative collaboration since most of these photos were created from Molly’s concept drawings. Molly and Pat really wanted photos that described them as people and represented their interests as well as their adoration for one another. Molly Brau is an extremely talented painter and artist. Seriously check out her work here. The masks she created for the “bobble-head” photos blew my mind. Pat is the drummer for The Wheeler Brothers. If you haven’t listened to their Americana/ folk/rock/bluesy melodies do yourself a favor and check them out on Spotify or your favorite music source. You’re welcome! Pat is one of the jolliest, sweetest, creative, adored by his friends guy I have ever met. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the grand finale shot and you will see that there’s so much excitement around the union of these two. Sometimes I just get couples that AMAZE me in their perfection for one another. Molly and Pat are rockstars but also the most down to earth people you could ever hope to meet. I love it when couples or any kind of client knows what they want from their photos. Making someone’s vision a reality is one of the most rewarding things I can do. Can’t you just feel the love and creativity? I can’t wait for this wedding next month is Tarpley, Texas during Utopiafest!
Tiffany and Palani had an outrageously gorgeous wedding ceremony at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center this past spring. I loved how they chose different locations for the wedding and ceremony. Tiffany and Palani met hiking and they wanted their ceremony to resemble their love of nature, but they wanted to add some classical wedding elements so they chose the Austin Club for a fantastic ballroom celebration. I just loved everything about this wedding. It was so lighthearted, fun and filled to the brim with love! Thanks to all the great vendors who helped make this day extra special:
Becky is one of my dearest friends who I met 6 years ago when I first moved to Austin. She is the kindest and smartest person you could ever hope to meet. When Becky met Bo four years ago in acupuncture school, there was no doubt in my mind he was the love of her life. The make each other laugh like crazy, they love sci-fi, Chinese medicine and their 2 incredible dogs and 2 cats! Getting to photograph one of my best friend’s wedding was an amazing experience, though I had to fight through lots of happy tears! It was so cool to see Becky’s vision of her wedding day come to life since we’d been talking about it for so many months. The ceremony was held at a pavilion in the quaint downtown of Jonesborugh, Tennessee. The reception was at Becky’s parents house and we all enjoyed fantastic sangria and Chinese food at the conveniently located park directly across the street. The music was awesome and the dance floor was kinetic. Best of all, I finally got to dance at a wedding! I could not be happier for Becky and Bo – these two are the definition of love and I am so lucky to call them my great friends. Congrats!! I love you guys!
hair: Becky’s sister Jenny – she seriously needs to do this for a living! // makeup: Suzanne Pressman. Yes, moi! //band: County Rexford // cake: Embree House