Posted on October 25, 2012
I’d really been looking forward to Ashley and Chris’s Hotel Valencia Wedding for a long time. From the very first time I met these two, we just connected. They’re such a fun couple with a strong sense of who they are, and they share a deep confidence in the love that they share. Their wedding was a perfect reflection of who they are. As I was going through these photos last night, I found myself just smiling at all of the happy moments that took place on their wedding day. Ashley and Chris, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your very special day!
A special thanks to all the wonderful vendors who made this possible!
- Venue: Hotel Valencia
- Florist & Planner: Melissa at Botanika
- Cake: Creations Cakes
- DJ, Lighting, and Photobooth: Brandon at Platinum Entertainment
- String Quartet: Monte Vista Strings
- Hair & Make-Up: Madame Make-Up
Posted on October 10, 2012
It was a gorgeous day. It had been raining all morning, but just as I got in the car to drive to Mike and Natalie’s wedding, the clouds parted, and it was the perfect day — and I’m not just talking about the weather. Every detail of the wedding from ceremony to reception was so beautiful and elegant, and what’s more is that Mike and Natalie are just perfect for each other. I was so honored to be with them for the day and to capture all of the amazing details and the sweet, fun, and hilarious moments.
Natalie and Mike, I wish you all the best! Being married is awesome!
Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors who made this beautiful wedding come together so well!
Ceremony – Travis Park United Methodist Church
Reception – St. Anthony Hotel
Wedding Coordinator – Haute Weddings
Videographer – Infinity Videography
Florist – Arthur Pfeil Florist
Cake Artist – Cathy Young
DJ & Uplighting – Platinum DJ
Makeup Artist – Suzie Bassett of Mistique Makeup
Hair Artist – Shaunna Cates at cHAIRish the Day
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids Dresses – Alfred Angelo
Men’s Tuxes – Men’s Warehouse
Posted on November 29, 2010
I had the priviledge of being a part of Priscilla and Xavier’s wedding on Saturday, and I’m so excited that I finally get to show you some of her bridal portraits! (I always hate having to wait until after the wedding to post them. Ha ha!) We shot her bridal portraits at the McNay, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful afternoon. It was amazing! Priscilla, you are beautiful! Be looking for wedding photos soon.
Posted on October 22, 2010
I just love Laura. She’s fun and super sweet and I could talk to her for ages. I have been looking forward to her bridal portraits for quite some time. She had vision. She was inspired by the film Marie Antoinette – the vivid colors, the expansive gardens, the exquisite dress, the antique florals. We put our heads together and knew that the Botanical Gardens would be perfect. We had a perfect day and (as always) had a great time together. Laura, you’re beautiful!
Special thanks to Laura’s aunt for joining us and keeping an eye on the details, to Madame Makeup for a great job on Laura’s hair and makeup, and to Central Market florals for the bouquet they put together for her bridal portrait!
Posted on June 24, 2010
Randy and Jody are a really awesome couple. In fact, after leaving their portrait session a month or so prior to the wedding, Aaron (my husband) commented to me, “I feel like I could be good friends with them.” I felt the same way, and being at their wedding, I could tell that we weren’t the only ones. Their wedding celebration was packed with close friends and family who I could tell just LOVED them. It was such a wonderful celebration, and I felt honored to be a part of it. Congrats Randy and Jody!
Posted on June 23, 2010
First off, let me say I’m embarassed at how long its been since my last post. Strangely, the more pictures that I have to post, the less I blog. Somehow that’s just not right. There’s been a lot going on around here this summer! I’m excited to share some weddings and portraits I’ve had recently. It’s been a lot of fun!
Here are a few picks from Jessica’s bridal portrait session at Piazza in the Village in Colleyville, where she and Joey were married last weekend. It’s a gorgeous venue and she is, of course, a gorgeous bride. We had a great time, and I even got to go taste cakes with them afterwards! Jessica, you’re beautiful, and I’ve loved being a part of your wedding!
Posted on May 22, 2010
We’re only halfway through, but it’s been a great weekend so far. Things have been a little busy/hectic lately, but yesterday I decided to take it easy and relax some. I spent a better part of the day exploring Helotes, where I found a fabulous antique shop, bought some props for newborn portraits, found a delicious burger joint, and even better, got to hang out with my family. Days like yesterday make me feel lucky to be alive. Getting away from everything has a way of bringing new perspective and shifting focus to the things that are really important.
Today I got to be a part of Natalie and Fernando’s wedding, and as they said their vows, as I watched their faces, once again I felt lucky. Lucky to be able to be a part of such a life-changing day. Marriage is such an amazing gift. I am so thankful for my husband and for how much better my life is because he’s a part of it, and I get excited for each couple whose wedding I’m at, that they get to experience the same thing. What a great blessing.
I’m headed out to the reception in a while, but wanted to share a quick pic from earlier (because a post is always better with a picture).
Have a great weekend!
Posted on January 19, 2010
When I sat down to check my e-mail this afternoon, the last thing I expected was to find that I had received an award. Of any kind. In fact, when I saw the header “You’ve Been Selected…” I almost deleted it. Thankfully, I didn’t, and I found out that I’ve received the 2010 Brides’ Choice Award from WeddingWire.com! I can’t say thank you enough to both my totally amazing brides and to WeddingWire for such an honor! Read more about it here!
Posted on November 11, 2009
I got to be a part of the coolest wedding this past weekend.
I met Jason and Candace a number of months ago when they started coming to our life group at church. Some people you just know you like from the moment you meet. Candace was super sweet, smart, and had that cool, fashionable feel about her and Jason was funny and thoughtful. They were just a cool couple who seemed to really love eachother. And they have a cool story. Jason and Candace had actually alredy been married, but then divorced. And then God did the miraculous and brought them back together, stronger than ever, so they decided to get married… again. And it was even more significant than the first time… the vows had even more meaning, and every detail truly fit their personality (…and isn’t her dress fantastic?! That’s my favorite color and my favorite style dress. Candace, can I copy you?!). Just a few family and friends made it a truly intimate, beautiful, meaningful, and totally fun event.
Jason and Candace, you are an inspiration to us all and I thank you for letting me be a part of such an incredible event. I’m so glad to call you friends.
Posted on November 4, 2009
From the first meeting with Brian and Octavia, I knew I wanted to work with them. They were fun, creative, energetic, laid back, interesting people who were crazy in love with each other…. and they had super cool accents! It amazes me to hear how two people who grew up on opposite sides of the planet ultimately find eachother — he was from Ireland, and she from Australia. They met and fell in love in Australia and recently relocated here to Texas. Their wedding was made all the more special by the fact that both of their families and a few friends flew in for the week to be a part of this intimate event. I really love small weddings and getting to feel like a part of the family. Thanks Brian and Octavia for an absolutely amazing day and for trusting me to capture your story! I feel truly honored!
Special thanks goes to the wonderful locations and vendors who made all this possible:
- Mission Espada [Ceremony]
- Crystal Glass [Hair & Makeup]
- Francesca Watson Designs [Handcrafted Jewelry + Accessories]
- The Lodge [A.MAZ.ING Dinner]
On a little sidenote, Brian and Octavia really wanted some cool/artsy portraits of the two of them. I absolutely LOVE taking photos like this and think it’s something that you’ll really be glad you had down the road. Unfortunately, a lot of couples skip this because they’re in a rush to get to the reception, and they only take the time to get a couple photos at the church before running off. (I speak from experience because I have NO pictures of JUST Aaron and I at our wedding.) If this is something that is important to you I highly suggest doing what these two did and set aside a couple hours on your wedding day to go and enjoy some [semi-] alone time and get some great photos of the two of you! It worked out at Brian and Octavia’s wedding where they were able to do it between the ceremony and dinner, but other couples may opt to see each other before the wedding (gasp!). I know it’s not the traditional way, but it’s really worth it if you’re able too. And, if you just can’t, you can always do a Day After session. All I’m saying is don’t skip out on the opportunity to create some awesome images of the two of you on the most special day of your life. Now without further ado… here’s a sneak peek!