Katie and Greg are two very awesome people and it was such an honor to be their photographer. I had so much fun with them and their warm friends and families. The Allan House is a great place for a Winter wedding with it’s clear heated tent. The ceremony was heartfelt and profound officiated by Greg’s pastor who came all the way from Chicago. This day was the perfect mixture of elegance and FUN! The glowsticks were an amazing addition to an already happening dance floor – thanks to great DJing by Floyd Banks of Hill Country DJs. I truly loved eveyting about this wedding and wish Katie and Greg all the love and success in this world!
The Rockin’ Y Ranch was the perfect “Texasy” spot for Kelly and Tony’s destination wedding. Kelly and Tony just happened to be next door neighbors in California. Since it was a duplex, they literally shared a bedroom wall which made it very convenient from the beginning. Fate could not have done a better job pairing these two. They are both such laid back warm people and they made each other smile and laugh all night. I love that they did a “first look” before the ceremony so they could party right after the ceremony. There were lots of special touches at this wedding including table numbers made by Kelly’s dad, a burlap banner by Kelly’s sister, and a couple special performances. Kelly’s mom played the autoharp while one of her awesome bridesmaids beautifully sang “Sea of Love.” Kelly with her sister and mother then surprised Tony with an out of this world choreographed dance of Roy Orbision’s “You Got It.” The ceremony officiated by Katrina Baecht had so many personal touches and the speeches after dinner were very special and even included a reading from the Little Prince. I really enjoyed all the thought, quirks and personal touches that went into this wedding day.
Thank you to all the vendors for being so great! Catering by Fritz // Cake by Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop // DJ – Jesse with Byrne Rock DJ // Makeup by Amber Hill // Hair by Chenoh at Black Orchid Salon // Flowers by D.Sweetpeas
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!