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Corpus Christi Art Center Wedding

Corpus Christi Art Center Wedding

Corpus Christi Art Center Wedding

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The Corpus Christi Art Center is a great place to have a Corpus wedding. It is located near the Corpus Christi Marina, has wonderful indoor space and a  grand courtyard. Rachel and Nick had a large wedding with purple accents and lots of personalized details. The groom and groomsmen had boutonnieres that were made out of fishing hooks and feathers, so they  looked like fishing lures without being too straightforward. The brides’s dress from Sposa Bella Bridal Boutique also had feathers that made a beautiful sweetheart neckline. Rachel and the bridesmaids got ready at the Omni Hotel and then went to the Art Center to put on the dress and the finishing details. The ceremony took place in the courtyard and it allowed for plenty of room for guests to watch the ceremony. Razzle Dazzle provided the decorations and I was very fond of the backdrop that stood behind the bride and the groom during the ceremony. After the ceremony the entire wedding party went to the park beside the Art Center for formal photos. This couple gave me a lot of time for formals and it made the day less hectic and we were able to take a lot of beautiful photos of the couple on their wedding day. The reception took place in the courtyard and had live music that everyone enjoyed. At the end of the night the bride and the groom left The Art Center under confetti thrown by family and friends. After the confetti exit the couple then went down to the Corpus Christi Yacht Club and got on a sail boat and took a cruise around the marina for a magical end to their wedding day!

Vintage Villas Wedding – Lake Travis

Vintage Villas Wedding Photographer Lake Travis

Vintage Villas Wedding

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This Vintage Villas wedding was beautiful.  Charlie and Nancy chose Vintage Villas on Lake Travis for their wedding in late October and that can be a gamble. The weatherman smiled and it was wonderful weather on their wedding day. We had clear blue skies for their ceremony, which took place over looking the lake under the gazebo. The toasts, cake cutting and first dance were all timed perfectly. The guests simultaneously enjoyed  the gorgeous sunset and the wedding reception festivities from their tables in the Sunset Room. [As a side note, I don't always eat wedding cake but theirs smelled amazing. It was so good I tracked down their coordinator to ask who made it so I could recommend the bake shop to other couples. Turns out it was from Walton's Fancy and Staples! I often meet with my couples at this cute downtown Austin coffee shop because it is easy to get to and has great coffee. I was surprised because  when I met with Charlie and Nancy at Walton's for our pre-wedding meeting, I had no idea they were also doing cake tasting.] A friend of the bride did the DJing for the reception.  All of the wedding guests enjoyed dancing until the bubble exit at the end of the night. The couple traveled back to Texas from out of state and their entire wedding day, from beginning to end, was filled with their close friends and family and everything went smoothly. I shot my first Vintage Villas wedding almost 5 years ago and I still always enjoy shooting there and working alongside the awesome folks that make it flow so smoothly!

St. Catherine of Siena Austin Wedding

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Andrea and Cole had a great wedding day. Their wedding mass took place at St. Catherine of Siena Austin and their reception was at Saengerrunde Hall in downtown Austin. Andrea chose gray and white as her wedding colors and chose really practical but appropriate bridesmaids dresses from J. Crew. During the wedding mass it was a nice juxtaposition of the white and gray next to the colorful mural behind the altar. After the ceremony we quickly took the necessary family portraits and then headed to downtown Austin. Heavenly Day Events helped coordinate everything and by the time we arrived with the wedding party the guests were already drinking, eating and enjoying the reception. This reception had a lot of families, old and young. It was fun to see everyone laughing and joking around the dance floor. The confetti exit at the end of the night was a super fun end to a really nice wedding. Congratulations Andrea and Cole!:)

Carrie Kennedy Lightsey - March 19, 2014 - 3:02 am

The confetti excellent is so creative and you captured it beautifully! I also love the photos in the church.

Sonja and Steve – Austin Engagement Photos

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Sonja and Steve love Austin. They recently had to move away for work but they are having their wedding here so of course they had to come back to Texas to take Austin engagement photos. We started downtown near the West 6th Street bar area and walked around some of the restaurants and bars. We happened to come across a new Topo Chico mural going up on the side of Rattle Inn and the photo of Steve dipping Sonja between the ladders is one of my favorites from the entire session! Next we had a quick outfit change and headed to Butler Park. Since the couple no longer lives in Austin they definitely had to have photos with the skyline at sunset. Classic Austin engagement photo. In addition to being a great place for that photo, Butler Park also has lots of nice green grass and trees, the Long Center and some fun multicolored night fountains! After traveling from out of state for their engagement photos you know what had to happen when the shoot was a wrap, right? Margaritas and Mexican food! Looking forward to shooting their wedding in May.

Inn at Wild Rose Hall

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I love personality. Mary and Karl contacted me because their friends Will & Lauren had used me for their wedding.  I shouldn’t have been surprised but when I arrived on the wedding day and met the bride and the groom for the first time face to face I almost instantly knew they were super fun and had some personality. The Inn at Wild Rose Hall was the perfect setting for this small and intimate wedding. The bride and groom now live in the Pacific Northwest but their friends and family are still around the Austin area. We started by taking photos of the wedding party and then the bride and groom. There were a lot of details that all flowed together nicely and the ceremony was even officiated by the bride’s sister. After the ceremony the guests sat down for a lovely dinner, some very heartfelt toasts and a little dancing. The bride and groom set up a Photo Booth with a polaroid they bought themselves and some scrap books for guests to write special notes to the couple. It was a huge success and I bought a camera just like they used after I saw how much fun it was for everyone!  At the end of the night we took a portrait underneath the big twinkle light wrapped trees. The way the shot captured the bright full moon made the photo absolutely magical!

Carrie Kennedy Lightsey - March 19, 2014 - 2:59 am

That first shot under the trees is incredible. I love them all. Looks like a fun wedding!

Naomi Young - February 5, 2014 - 11:24 pm

Magical is definitely the right word for the feel of this wedding!