Edith and Bert had an April wedding and chose St. Theresa as their church and the Galvan House in Heritage Park for their reception. We had all been looking forward to this wedding for a long time and it was a delight to see everything come together. There were lots of home-made details at the cocktail hour and the reception. Some of my favorites were the handmade signs pointing guests in the right direction, bookmarks for guests to decorate and memory books for each table to fill in for the couple to open on designated anniversaries. Between the ceremony and the reception we went over to the Water Gardens by the Art Museum and were surprised to find huge letters set up that spelled out the word love. The weather cooperated that Saturday and the entire day went off without a hitch (Except of course for Edith and Bert getting hitched!) I’m so happy that I got to meet this couple because we have now become friends. Congratulations Edith & Bert!
Heritage Park was a great place for Edith’s bridal portraits. Her wedding was just a few weeks away and we wanted to make use of the Galavan House and the pretty rose garden next door. Due to time constraints, we had to shoot at 2:00 in the afternoon with a high sun and no clouds but we had a lot of fun. (Edith’s fiancee Bert even showed up at the end of our session and lent a hand to Edith’s mom, who was helping out!) Shooting these Heritage Park bridal portraits was a lot of fun and I hope to do it again soon!
Taking bridals portraits before the wedding day has two big advantages. It gives the bride a chance to do a run through of her hair, makeup and dress fitting and it also takes the pressure off of the wedding day. Every bride wants a beautiful photo of herself in her wedding dress but the tight time constraints of the actual wedding day don’t leave much time for that. Edith and Bert’s wedding photos will be coming to the blog soon so keep an eye out!
When asked where I think couples should shoot their engagement photos I often encourage them to choose a location that has some significance to their relationship or personalities. For Lauren and Dan it was a park near Lake Travis where Dan had proposed to Lauren. The day we chose to shoot it was unusually windy but we had a great time and I’m very happy with the results. Looking forward to their fall wedding at Nature’s Point!
Drew and Daniel rented a modern home on Lake Travis for their mid-day ceremony where they were surrounded by close family and friends. The day started off with a cocktail hour where guests were able to visit and enjoy the beautiful house. After about an hour everyone moved down to the water for the ceremony. Underneath a gorgeous tree and a custom made pergola the two exchanged vows. After some great food, cake, and drinks the couple had a lavender toss exit and headed to the airport. From there they flew to Seattle and had another ceremony the same night so that their marriage certificate shared the same date as their Texas ceremony!
This year I have spent some time down in Corpus Christi both working and visiting family. While down on the coast I took a few maternity/family photos for this fun, photogenic and slightly silly family. Although we spent a fair amount of time chasing around a blonde child who wasn’t 100% on board with the photo session, I think we captured some wonderful images that really show what this family is into at this time in their lives. I’m happy to say that the new addition has arrived and he is a red head!