I’ve been waiting for an engagement shoot with guns forever! I was excited when Meg wanted to shoot at her family ranch near Big Foot. When she told me she had some ideas that included guns for her ranch engagement session I was psyched. This past year I’ve had the chance to shoot more in South Texas and these ranch weddings and engagement shoots are the best. I love shooting at property that has meaning to the clients. Private property allows a little more leeway for incorporating your interests and style into the shoot. We had a really beautiful evening to shoot these engagement photos and I’m so happy to share them! I’m looking forward to their wedding coming up in September.
South Texas Ranch Wedding
This South Texas ranch wedding was absolutely fabulous in so many ways! The wedding and reception were held at the family ranch in Benavides and all of the details put into this wedding turned an already unique location into a truly unforgettable wedding celebration! The wedding had a Mexican theme and the hashtag for the night was #vivamiller which fit the tone and tempo of the entire wedding weekend. The festivities were all centered around the main house. On one side was a dance floor (with a disco ball) and beside that was a stage, where Max Stalling played during the reception. On the other side of the house was a ceremony site underneath mesquite trees. This area was flipped during the cocktail hour to become the dining area. It was beautifully lit at night by delicate white lights. The dancing, cake, toasts and merriment took place on the side of the house which overlooked the impressive huge pool. There was a gobo (stenciled light) on the pool which really tied the entire area together for the reception. We had a hard time leaving – 3 false exits, because we [the photographers] kept finding fun things to shoot. The party surely went on all night despite the fact that we had to leave. Driving away we could hear the music, see folks dancing and were in awe of how amazing the party looked from a distance underneath the bright stars. The uplighting, several different colors, looked great up close but even better from a distance. We stopped in a field on the drive out and took some cool shots of the party from a distance. We couldn’t resist! And on a side note, as requested, we didn’t use flash at this wedding. It makes this collection feel like even more of an accomplishment with that added challenge.
The bride and groom and their wedding and reception were an absolute blast. This is going to be a hard wedding to beat!
Awesome Vendors! Wedding Planner – JoAnne Howell Oh Goodie Designs + Events -Design and Coordination || Lighting – Dance Til Dawn Lighting and Entertainment || Music – Max Stalling || Rentals – Butler Signature Events || Flowers – The Blossom Shop Floral || Food – Cotten’s BBQ catering || Amazing Cakes - Simply Elegant Cakes
Lauren and Dan had an amazing wedding day at Nature’s Point on Lake Travis! We took Lauren’s bridal portraits at the venue before the wedding day so that left us plenty of time to photograph the wedding party prior to the ceremony. This extra time was put to good use because we had a lot of people to photograph. Lauren had 19 women in her wedding party! The ceremony took place under the arbor and the blue sky, trees and flowers made a beautiful backdrop. In addition to it being a gorgeous day the family and friends were all very excited and supportive of the bride and groom and you could feel the love surrounding these two as they became husband and wife. The reception took place on the deck overlooking the water of Lake Travis. The weather was about perfect and everyone danced and laughed until the end of the night when the newlyweds exited through a sparkler tunnel! I loved getting to know this couple. Before booking me as their wedding photographer we spent a good amount of time visiting and discussing their wedding day. I think this is important because it made sure we all got along well and it showed me how important photography was to both of them! We also spent one afternoon taking engagement photos and this gave me a chance to see how they interact and learn how best to approach the wedding day. The time and preparation for this wedding really helped everything fall together beautifully!
How gorgeous is this photo? Yesterday I shot Brooke and Mark’s wedding and so now I can finally share this awesome bridal portrait we took about 6 weeks ago. We took her bridal portraits at Blucher Park – which is behind the Corpus Christi library in downtown. It isn’t the first place you would think of for bridal portraits but several other Corpus photographers told me about it so I knew there had to be something to it! We had some helping hands from her mom, dad and sister and I think we all had a good time despite the heat and humidity. This photo below was one of my other favorites from the shoot – veils can be really fun in the crazy Corpus wind!
Brooke was the last bride of my busy summer wedding season and her actual wedding was a pretty and fun event with lots of DIY details – can’t wait to share some of those photos. I have a lot of new content to share from all of my recent weddings so expect to see a lot of new posts soon!