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[Easter Party | austin party photographer]

This was the second year our sweet friends hosted an Easter party, and this year was just as lovely as the last! I promised myself that I would not pull out the camera when I realized I’d left my back-up in the back seat, but I only made it halfway through the party before snapping away. I tried… it was a battle… I lost. And I am glad I did!

[The above activity was “confetti eggs” – an Easter tradition this fam shared with us all!]

She melts my heart. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love spring!


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[Wedding Sneak Peek Part TWO! | Austin TX wedding photographer]

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 ย 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?!

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[Wedding Part Two | austin wedding photographer]

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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? ๐Ÿ™‚

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[Elegance | austin wedding photographer]

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.


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[one fun day! | austin wedding photographer]

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!


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[Nikah | Austin wedding photographer]

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!!


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[LifeWorks Academy Awards Gala 2009 | austin event photographer]

Sunday brought the annual Academy Awards Gala in Austin benefiting LifeWorks. The event took place at Austin Hilton downtown, and Kennedy Creative was the event designer for all of the the fabulous you see below!

The front entrance:

The reception and silent auction took place in two themed studios. This safari room included a life size zebra statue (a picture favorite throughout the evening), canopy style lounge, and a stone bar among other details!

The next studio was themed chocolat. A fountain and glass vases filled with small chocolates were my two favorite features in this studio.

A wide view of the ballroom:

Checking in the guests:

The two studios were divided with this beautiful fabric. It was just dreamy!

Executive director Susan McDowell delivering a speech:

And here is the Lifeworks development team. What a good looking bunch!

Thank you, Lifeworks, for allowing me to share in this event with you and for all ย you do for our city!


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