Sarah and Casey at Zilker Clubhouse

I'm a firm believer that the greatest couples are the ones who send other couples to you who are just as wonderful as they are.

Melissa and Carl put Sarah and Casey (who were actually guests at their wedding!) in touch with me, and I was so excited to meet them. We met up for coffee and hit it off right away, and I was thrilled to be able to capture their beautiful wedding at the beginning of November. Thanks to the lovely Jess of Just Expressive Photography for helping me shoot that day, and to the fantastic Heather from Vintage and Lace, who coordinated the wedding.

These are just a few shots from their gorgeous day... congratulations, Sarah and Casey!!

Rachel and Rob at Hummingbird House

You know how every once in awhile you're at a wedding where EVERYONE is supremely happy? Not just the bride and groom and their families, but everyone including the flower girl and ring bearer and everyone getting down on the dance floor and the maid of honor does karaoke in her toast and one of the groomsmen plays "I Will" by the Beatles on acoustic guitar as part of HIS toast and... oh, wait. That's totally unique to Rob and Rachel's wedding and it was AWESOME.

Normally for a sneak peek I'd post three or four photos, but, um... well. Here are about 20. And this doesn't even go past the ceremony! Expect part 2 sometime next week, with shots of their fabulous reception. ;)

Rachel and Rob, thank you SO much for letting me be a part of this day. It was spectacular, and so are the two of you.

(Huge thanks to the amazing Katherine Harte for shooting with me and also to the great folks at Hummingbird House!)

Melissa and Carl in Dripping Springs

There are a lot of things I could say about this wedding, and probably none of them would actually do them justice. Melissa and Carl are a fun, hilarious, adventuresome couple and let's just start with the fact that they chose to get married out on their land in the Hill Country, and that Carl built a deck/porch for them to get married on. And I was thinking "oh, a deck. That's nice." But no, people. He built a DECK.

It was not small. (Also, the groom does back flips. More on that later.)

In any case, their wedding was filled with moments and hilarity and people who loved them, and I'm so glad they asked me to be a part of capturing that day.

Congrats, Melissa and Carl!

 

Kate and Micah: Sneak Peek

I had so much fun at Kate and Micah's wedding that I seriously wished I was a guest, rather than the photographer. Their families and friends were AMAZING, Mercury Hall was gorgeous, there was Salt Lick Barbecue and CoolHaus ice cream sandwiches(and keg stands!)... well, I could go on, but this is just the sneak peek. So I'll save the REAL wordiness for a full post.

Kate and Micah, congrats!!

Sarah and Jonathan: Sneak Peek

Sarah and Jonathan had one of the most beautifully intimate weddings I've seen... it was essentially a fantastic dinner party at which they happened to get married! It was a joy to be there with the people who love them both so much, and there was so much happiness for these two in every speech, look, handshake, and hug. More to come later, but for now, enjoy a sneak peek of Sarah and Jonathan's wedding!

Congrats, you two! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Sneak Peek: Whitney and Matt's Wedding

Remember Whitney and Matt from these photos?

Well, I'm happy to be able to say that I got to be a part of their wedding day, too, which was such a fun and fantastic day! They were married at the Church at Horseshoe Bay, followed by their AMAZING reception at Spicewood Vineyard. My fantastic second shooter, Jessica, and I took a TON of photos, so I'm still going through all of them, but here's a sneak peak in the meantime.

Congrats, Matt and Whitney!!

//Vendors //

gorgeous flowers by Petals, Ink.

stellar coordination by Yellow Umbrella Events

awesome music by Josh at Penguin Entertainment

lighting done by Intelligent Lighting Design

catering by Southern's Fine Dining

ceremony// The Church at Horseshoe Bay

reception// Spicewood Vineyard

second shooter// Jessica of Just Expressive Photography, Houston.

Lupe and Brian at Memory Lane

I don't even know where to start with Lupe and Brian... from the moment we met, I felt like we had known each other for years. They're so comfortable to be around, and so happy together that it's impossible not to be happy around them. They're also one of the strongest couples I've ever had the pleasure of meeting; Brian's story is an inspiring one, and he and Lupe are an amazing reminder that you can never give up. (You can see more about Brian and his cancer battle on his website.)

Their wedding at Memory Lane Event Center in Dripping Springs was a gorgeous celebration of love, family and friendship, and I was so lucky to be there to witness it.

Lupe and Brian, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your wedding day... I am so happy for you both!

Whitney and Matt

It's obviously been about 4 months since my last blog post, and while I didn't make a New Year's resolution to post more, I really should have. Fortunately, I've had lots of photo fun happening lately, and I'm excited to share it!

One of my recent favorites is Whitney and Matt's engagement shoot. The funny backstory here is that Casey and Whitney work together, and he's the one who gave her my contact info for photos, but once she and I talked, we figured out that we actually knew each other from college! Small world. :)

After a couple of failed attempts (it actually rained in Austin!) we met up late one Sunday to get some shots.

Thank you so much, you two... can't wait for your wedding!!

Karena and Roderick

I've been sitting on this entry for awhile because I haven't really had the words yet to process what an amazing day this was. I was introduced to Karena and Roderick by our mutual friend Laura, and I can, without a doubt, say that this was probably one of the most special weddings I'll ever have the honor of capturing.

Karena is a strong, charismatic, hilarious woman who has been fighting her battle with ovarian cancer with grace, style, and an amazing network of friends and family behind her. Before I got to meet her, I was able to spend some time with Roderick, and it was clear from everything he told me about her that he thinks she hung the moon. As he should. :) They chose to have their wedding at the Horner Family Chapel at Baylor Health Center in Dallas, where Karena has had treatment and where her cancer support group is based.

The beautiful bride...

And the handsome groom.

All of the color details of their wedding were teal, which is the color that represents ovarian cancer awareness. Some of the guests even showed up wearing teal, which was fantastic!

Karena's "something borrowed" was her earrings.

Her bouquet was hand-felted by a friend, and the bridesmaids had matching ones in teal. Fabulous!

Thank you, Roderick and Karena, for allowing me to be with you on this amazing day. I wish you luck and love in your marriage... congratulations!