I’m so excited to share with you part two of this sneak peek! As I said before, I was able to photograph the reception as it unfolded… without hyper-scheduling or such things. Such a dream!
I love the details in this wedding! Any floral design incorporating artichoke is a sign of real style, I think!
He has to be the coolest uncle!
I just loved this little room and kept trying to think of a way to show it off without making it about the room, so I watched what was going on in there throughout the day just waiting for something to happen in there that would lend to the story of the day. I’m sure someone thought I was crazy for standing in there for a few minutes waiting for just the right people to walk across the floor! I’m so glad I did, though, because these are two of my favorite pictures now!
Now how clever is this. The children had their own little table with art supplied and Polaroid pictures to decorate pages of a Kolo album for the bride and groom to keep!
Oh I have SO many more I want to show you, but I must end somewhere. What better than with a dance?!
Here are a few more fun pictures! See the rest of this wedding below. Now here’s hoping that Mrs. A (bride) is a blog stalker. I didn’t bring her e-mail address with me to tell here they’re here.
I wish I could take credit for the following pictures, but these are my husband’s (a.k.a. occasional second shooter) handiwork!
Now how awesome is this, UT fans?!
Is it bad that I want to get married again so that I can have one of these pictures?
My oh my oh my – how I adore this wedding! After the formal family pictures, I was given free range of what to capture. There wasn’t a schedule or desire for me to intrude – just a sweet family surrounding and celebrating a much loved couple and their sweet little girl.
Who says family portraits have to be boring?
The couple flew their pastor in from out of state so that he could officiate the ceremony. I think it makes the altar pictures even more special.
There was a song in the ceremony, and the kids started to dance. I thought it was adorable!
I warn my brides that I WILL cry at their wedding at some point. [It's just part of being in the moment, okay!] But for the following three pictures, I cried when I took them, I cried when I downloaded them, and I cried when I edited. them. It was such a beautiful and touching moment where the couple dedicated part of the ceremony to their little girl.
More yummy photographs of the reception and details to come… stay tuned!
This wedding took place at Laguna Gloria (Art Museum of Austin) in central Austin.
What can I say about this wedding except that it was fun and heartwarming! There are still so many pictures to show, but here are some of my favorites so far…
The bride with her grandmother:
The flower girls and ring bearer were little delights with sweet personalities!
I love the violin at a wedding…
Bridesmaids, I know that it was rough walking around in these shoes, but look at how fabulous they are!
The sure sign that it’s a good marriage… that you flex her muscles at your wife, and she nearly faints in awe!
I’ll be back with some more of the groomsmen getting ready (hint: they were scholarly about it) and the reception… with a fun surprise for you UT fans!
The ceremony took place at the University of Texas (UT) Catholic Center and the reception was held at the beautiful alumni center!
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing my first Muslim wedding. Although the events span four days, I spent three days with this precious family. I’m featuring some images from the Nikah ceremony as well as the fun family picnic the day after!
And then the picnic! What a special memory… especially since family came from all over the world to support the bride and groom!
The beautiful bride!
A little competition among families!
Thank you so very much for letting me be part of this very special time!!
Let’s start part two from the beginning: the bride getting ready!
The bride and groom decided to see each other before the wedding. I have some adorable pictures of the bride “sneaking up” behind the groom and tapping him on the shoulder. It’s really special to get those first faces and let the couple have a moment together before the day sweeps them away! Another bonus is that we can do a few pictures beforehand, too!
I thought this was adorable. I was trying to be sneaky, but I think that dad knew what I was up to!
I’d forgotten to mention that the ceremony took place at The Sanctuary church in central Austin, and the reception took place at The Terrace Club in Dripping Springs. Don’t these locations make for some beautiful wedding pictures?
Here’s the bride’s parents watching a slideshow of pictures of the bride and groom from childhood.
I’m afraid I may have to do a part three to this sneak peek! Just too many wonderful moments, and I could fill a post with pictures of dancing alone!
Oh how I love the pictures from this wedding! The nice thing about a photographer (such as yours truly) who will spend the day photographing your wedding – and not just a few hours – is that a couple who likes photojournalism gets a true 360 of their day. Additionally, a couple who like creatively posed pictures (as I call them), has time for full photo sessions during the day!
Here are a few from one of those creatively posed sessions with the bridal party of my last wedding. I have LOTS more fabulous photos to share with you from this wedding, so check back soon!
And yes, we have some serious pictures with each bridal party member and the bride/groom, but these are just so much more fun…
And a few of the lovely bride and her groom!
Isn’t it appropriate that Valentine’s Day morning was spent taking bridal pictures? This bride-t0-be braved temperatures in the 50′s, and I’m so very glad she did! Best of all, I’m the lucky photographer who gets to photograph her wedding next month!
You’re a beautiful bride, Ms. A, and I’m excited for your big day!
This is part two and conclusion of the wedding sneak peek!
Here we have the grandfather of the bride, and he is such a sweet man with a great sense of humor. He was in place at the back of the chapel right on time and watching what was going on with the waiting guests and watching what was going on outside with the wedding party. And I was waiting for the right moment to get this picture.
One of the challenges and greatest joys in wedding photography is the number of lighting conditions you have to be prepared for! I noticed that the light was glowing at the altar and thought this would be the best way to show the pretty effect.
I forgot to ask where this cake topper came up, but I do believe it’s the most adorable one I’ve seen!
I LOVE this picture… so telling of how sweet their interaction is!
The incredibly talent The Kat’s Meow played, and wow! What a voice!
Congratulations you two! Thanks so much for letting me spend it with you!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of the eldest daughter from the last sneak peek I posted. What a beautiful day! I have to say that the bride’s mom designed the wedding so beautifully. What an eye for color and detail! I had to sneak quite a few details pictures from this wedding, because the ideas were so clever. The entire day floated along. After many laughs, many tears, and a lot of fun, I’ve only narrowed to 900 pictures! Ah! Here are a few I’ve worked on so far.
At this point I was crying along with them!
She couldn’t be more stunning!
As always, I’m on the lookout for kids at weddings!
Here is some of mom’s stylish handiwork:
I thought this was a clever idea. The guests filled out cards (like the one attached on the top right of the suitcase) and placed them in the little suitcase. So fun!
Doesn’t every family do this before a wedding? Okay, I may have had something to do with it…
Stay tuned for more! This wedding took place at Starhill Ranch in Bee Cave, just outside of Austin. It was lovely!