JT & Regan

This wedding was a hill country dream. Regan and JT’s wedding was incredible and so much fun! They had an amazing team of vendors to pull off such a fun night and they are the cutest couple around. Regan and her family did an amazing job planning such a special night full of surprises and paid exceptional attention to all the details.  Regan and JT are the kind of people you just want to be friends with forever and it is so evident they love one another so well and always have fun. (I barely had to pose these two, they were just so cute!) I took a ton of images and I wish I could share every single one, but I hope you enjoy a glimpse from this gorgeous wedding day!

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Venue: Contigo Ranch

Flowers: The Flower Girl

Hair/ Makeup: Minnie Little  Holly McDermott 

Dress: A&BÉ Bridal @aandbe_bridalshop @aandbe_dallas 

Food: Austin Catering @austincatering

Grooms Pies: Tiny Pies @tinypies

Wedding cake: Sweet Treets Bakery @sweettreetsbakery

DJ: ATX DJ Sean Alan @atxdj

Rentals: Outback Party Rentals & Marquee @marqueeatx 

Videographer: Graysen Cummings @graysencummings

Musicians: Phoebe Hunt, Stephanie Hunt, Alejandro Rose-Garcia 

Bridesmaids Dresses: @weddingtonway Weddington Way

Suits: @theblacktux The Black Tux

Stationary: Paper Place @paperplaceaustin

Ring: @heidigibsondesigns Heidi Gibson 

Danielle & Joseph

Danielle and I met in 6th grade. We were both in the nerdy classes together and I don’t really remember the days before friendship with her. Danielle has always been fun, confident, bold, driven, outgoing and adventurous!  Over a decade of friendship and I love getting to see of glimpse of all that God has done in and through her. Joseph is a really wise man to marry this pretty friend! (and it was so fun getting to meet him finally!) I am so thankful for years of friendship and so honored that she would ask me to photograph them a few weeks ago in Fort Worth!

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claire + conrad

Claire and Conrad got married on Claire’s family farm outside of College Station. Her dad hand built a greenhouse venue on their land for the ceremony and reception. It was undoubtedly a labor of love so Claire could have her favorite people in her favorite place for her dream wedding. (Dad award of the year!) Their family made a lot of sacrifices for this gorgeous wedding day. Claire got ready in the original home on the farm, the same home her great great relatives said goodbye to one another when they went off to war. Their farm is rich with family history and will remain a cherished place for their new family for future generations. Claire and I were friends in high school and the last time I was on their farm was for Claire’s sweet sixteen years ago. I was utterly blown away by all her dad’s work on the farm. It was undoubtedly, a dreamy, misty cool day in small town, tx.

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Cat + Kev

This is just a very small teaser from the McGinty wedding last weekend and I haven’t even made it to the ceremony.

Cat and Kev started dating their sophomore year of high school in San Antonio, TX. Their first date was at Chilli’s where they were dropped off because neither of them could drive yet. I love their story because it’s one of commitment.  They endured long distance through college while Cat was a collegiate soccer player and Kevin was in the Naval academy and after years of dating and goodbyes, they are starting their life together as a married couple! Cat and I went to DBU together, and though she is a few years younger than me, Ive always had such respect for her from afar. She has a contagious smile, is beyond kind, obviously beautiful, and is such a talented athlete. But Cat loves the Lord and that is so evident to even a stranger or mere acquaintance, by the way she faithfully served with younglife throughout college. I didn’t know Kev until his wedding day! This sometimes can be a little awkward, but I feel like Kevin has the charisma and personality to make friends with anyone. It was so evident that he is well respected and admired by his friends and family and it was so fun getting to hang out with the two of them together. Because he is a marine now, he wasn’t even sure he would make his own wedding. (CRAZY?! right?)

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They got married in Gruene, TX at the Chandelier of Gruene. The day started off a little hazy, and humid but temperatures drastically dropped during their first look. Cat emailed me almost a year ago right after she got engaged about potentially shooting her wedding. I was so excited and thrilled, but even then I didn’t imagine it to be so beautiful. A few unique things I loved about this wedding day were these: Cat + Kev have been journaling to each other throughout their relationship and wrote a sweet note to another for their wedding day. During the ceremony, the officiant shared stories about their relationship and addressed specific qualities about their parents that they were each thankful for. I also loved the traditions that are affiliated with a marine wedding. It was my first military wedding to photograph and it added a unique flare. They did a super fun grand entry with their swords into the reception. (pics to come later) I probably won’t forget Cat’s face when Kev chopped their wedding cake with his sword OR the dance floor mishap (what’s a wedding without one of those?)

I realize I say this quite a bit these days, but this was one of my favorite weddings. I can NOT wait to sit for hours editing all these gorgeous fairy pixels!

 

Videographer: Graysen Cummings of Little Gray Flowers

Floral: Allie Moore

 

Lauren + Matt

On November 10, 2017, I had the opportunity to capture this faithful duo. Lauren has served at a local church in Irving for years as the girl’s minister which is how I initially met her in college. This is where she met Matt. Lauren is the kind of gal who can light up a room with her joy, hospitality and confidence. She is so wise and friendly. When I first got wind of their engagement, I thought, “Matt is wise to pursue Lauren, she fears the Lord and is so beautiful.” But I quickly realized they are such an incredible pair. Matt is an incredible leader and SO goofy! These two are so loved by their community and I know narrowing their guest list was a chore because of how well they love others. This was a wedding that just makes sense. It was a joy getting to capture this gorgeous day at the new dfw venue, The Nest at Ruth Farms.

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Floral: Dashwood Floral (based in Denver, CO)

Venue :http://thenestatruthfarms.com

Planner: Katie Lynch

Christmas family shoot

Photographing families is a little different than an engagement shoot. It can be more challenging but also the most fun. I feel like by the end of this Christmas session, Liv and I were besties. Anyone with little ones knows keeping a smile and the attention of a one year old long enough to get a decent photo can be tricky. I think I took over 1,000 shutter clicks in an hour. Littles grow up so quick and I think family photos can be such an incredible tradition through the years. I say it all the time, but I am so thankful total strangers trust me to capture such milestones for their families.

(Also, this location was in the back of a neighborhood in Katy, Texas. I wish it was in Fort Worth because it was so dreamy.)

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Taylor+ Josh

Two mini sessions back to back while in North Houston this weekend! Josh was a little nervous at first being in front of the camera but these two were so cute and they are such naturals. It’s so fun doing photo shoots for people I haven’t seen in years! Plus this location is perfect mix of tall trees but beautiful light! It can be tricky finding locations to shoot in cities outside of DFW, but this park will be a go to spot from now on!! 2017-10-09_00232017-10-09_00222017-10-09_00212017-10-09_00202017-10-09_00182017-10-09_00192017-10-09_00242017-10-09_0025

Taylor+Travis

I’ve been calling these the “Fall Mini Sessions” but when it’s over 80 something degrees in Texas and you are sweating…it doesn’t feel quite right to call it “fall.” Regardless, I’m thankful for this sweet little family for allowing me to photograph them at the W. Goodrich Jones State Forrest near Magnolia, TX just up the road from the high school where Taylor and I played soccer together. It’s crazy how quickly time slips away.

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