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Tarpon Inn Wedding – Port Aransas

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Tarpon Inn Wedding

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This Tarpon Inn wedding in Port Aransas was one of my favorites. The couple, the venue, the colors, the decorations…everything was on point. It was threatening to rain all day (without a great inside rain plan) but nobody was really worried and nothing ever came of it. The decorations and details were all made by the bride. She is super crafty, and she incorporated a lot of unique details into their day. Friends and family set everything up in the courtyard the day of the wedding. While the bride was getting ready  she could peak out the window or off the balcony and see how both the ceremony and reception site were coming along. All of the purple and gold flowers and decorations really popped off the green grass. The couple got married beneath a beautifully decorated arbor. After the ceremony the bride and groom drove down the street (with me!) to get some special wedding day portraits. It was a dramatic sky over beautiful blue water, but no rain! As soon as we had the photos we wanted we quickly returned to the Tarpon Inn for the reception. It was a great crowd, full of lots of love, and the food and dancing made it a great party in the cute and cozy Tarpon Inn courtyard!

Venue: Tarpon Inn // Makeup: Renee Green, On Location Hair and Makeup // Flowers: Floral Reef // Music: DJ Slipstream //


Tiffany’s Mathis Bridal Portraits

Mathis Texas Bride after Dark in Wedding Dress

Mathis Bridal Session

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Tiffany’s Mathis bridal portraits were a knock out. We shot them at the same property as her engagement photos, which is a private ranch in Mathis Texas. We had fairly good weather but that doesn’t change the fact that we were running around a real ranch in a real wedding dress. We started shooting by the Spanish moss and then went to a field of wildflowers and finished down by the lake. The image she chose to display at her wedding was just down the hill from the wedding site. It makes me happy to see the lights in the house behind her where her wedding would take place just a few weeks later. Having engagement, bridals and wedding photos all taken on the same property is rare. However, I think it is a really cool collection of photos that flow together nicely and also have meaning for the bride, groom and their family. Wedding photos should be up soon so keep an eye out! 🙂

South Texas Engagement Session in Refugio!

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South Texas Engagement photos in Refugio by Heidi Rae Photography

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Couple at dusk

This is one of my favorite South Texas engagement sessions, taken in the small town of Refugio. Anna & Daniel originally wanted to take their engagement photos at Kyle Field in College Station but the stars did not align. Refugio is only about 45 minutes north of Corpus Christi and Highway 77 runs right through the middle of town. Anna & Daniel drove down from San Antonio and I drove up from Corpus. It was perfect. We had beautiful weather and took a few photos in town and then went out to the ranch to get some varied scenery. Although it was April, we had beautiful weather. It wasn’t too hot, we had nice clouds in the sky and we didn’t get eaten up by mosquitoes or chiggers. (Thanks Deep Woods OFF!) Anna and Daniel are getting married in October in Wimberley at Rio Bonito. I’m looking forward to a fun wedding with these two goofballs. #chocolatecake

Kayla & Jake’s Colorful Austin Engagement Session

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Downtown Austin Engagement Session

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Kayla & Jake are about to start their journey as husband and wife! This weekend I will be shooting their wedding in New Braunfels at The Gardens of Cranesbury View. A while back we spent the afternoon and evening running around downtown Austin taking engagement photos. The results were a colorful collection of engagement photos! We started at Zilker Botanical Gardens then went to Butler Park. After that, we popped across Barton Springs Road to take photos in front of some very colorful and fun murals painted on the side of a building. I loved seeing how in love with each other they are. They were energetic, sweet and fun, how could we have not ended up with some awesome engagement photos? Looking forward to seeing them again this weekend, I’m sure it is going to be a blast.