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!
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!
Christiane and Blake has a beautiful wedding and reception at Don Strange Ranch near Boerne Texas. The day started out with gorgeous blue skies and comfortable temperatures. As I was walking around taking detail photos I was surprised to see a goat standing on a low water crossing. For some reason that photo just makes me happy in its random quirkiness. We took all of the wedding party and family portrait photos before the ceremony. This allowed the bride and groom to get to their reception quickly after the ceremony. The cake was done by Krista of Krav’em Cakes. The first dance song was played on a guitar by a college friend of the groom, adding a nice country touch to this Texas wedding. After the first dance the rain really started pouring down, which many say is good luck! I thought it was a good opportunity for a photo so I took the couple out of their reception for a few minutes to take a portrait in the rain. The photo we got of them under an umbrella was my favorite image of the entire day. The couple got a little wet but they didn’t care because we got a great photo out of it! It turns out the storm was so bad and it rained so heavily that the low water crossing where the goat was standing earlier became impassable. It was hard for guests (and the photographer) to leave but eventually we all made it out and home safely! This Don Strange Ranch wedding was memorable for sure.
Dawn and David chose Cypress Falls for their Wimberley Engagement Session. The Cypress Falls Event Center not only has a pretty courtyard but also is just across the road from Cypress Falls itself. The water and falls are surrounded by huge cypress trees. It was perfect for this fall engagement session. The entire area was empty when we were there so we had the run of the event center and the creek side. This allowed us to take our time and shoot without having to work around other people. I usually recommend that clients bring two outfits so that they have the option of two different looks. Dawn and David did a good job of mixing up their look for this Wimberley Engagement Session. Another interesting thing about this venue is that even though we were just on the edge of Wimberley, it felt like we were way out in the country!