Two years ago, Ashley and Arti were arriving in San Francisco for their romantic San Francisco City Hall Elopement. They hired me to tag along and capture all the magic. After the "I do"s were said, we adventured off to the Marin Headlands and the Sutro Bathes. It was easily one of the most magical weddings of my entire career as a wedding photography. In honor of their two year anniversary, we reunited for a picnic in downtown Austin. They toasted champagne and snuggled in the heat - these two have such a special place in my heart. Hugs to you both, Ashley + Arti!
Camila and Juan first met freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin. Funny enough, they had chemistry together. They met right before finals through a mutual friend and became fast friends. Camila knew Juan was something special. Between their first date at the campus Chic-Fil-A (couple after my own heart!) to today, they have spent almost seven magical years together.
One day, Juan decided to take Camila on the best Texas Hill Country road trip ever - swimming at Jacob's Well, floating in San Marcos and a proposal on Mount Bonnell. After she gave him the obvious answer "yes!", Camila was surprised by their family and friends for dinner at Mi Madre's - an east Austin classic. She's since she joined Juan in Midland and this fall, they will tie the knot at Addison Grove in Austin, TX!
Are you obsessed with these two yet? Need more reasons? Just take a peek at their relaxed, silly and oh-so sweet engagement photos at Bull Creek Park. Just look at those smiles!
The funny thing about this session is this was not the first time we tried to capture Will and Tracy's love on camera. Not the second, either. This was the THIRD time. Between meeting with Will and Tracy, Tracy got a new job, they moved to Houston and Texas experienced one of the wettest seasons in years. Just as we arrived at our location, the rain clouds rolled in - what did Tracy and Will do? They absolutely killed their session in record time, but you better believe they didn't skimp on the love or the snuggles (even in the 90 degree heat). Here are a few of my favorite snaps - enjoy! XOXO
Hannah and Greg got married in downtown San Antonio in a flurry of hugs, kisses, gifts, dancing and plenty of *clinking* after knowing each other most of their lives. The Browns and the Saleks have been family friends for ages, and to quote Hannah's father, "I always hoped Hannah would grow up to marry someone like Greg, someone so kind and compassionate and good to other people." These two have spent 2+ years loving one another for each other's patience, humility and grace.
Savanah + Preston came to me from one of my sweet, sweet past brides, Amber. We first met for coffee in San Marcos, Texas - a special location to all three of us. Upon meeting, you could tell Savanah and Preston are sweet, quiet people who love each other dearly. They both hail from San Angelo, Texas but fell in love at Texas State University when Savanah was an undergrad and Preston was getting his master's. Between Alkek Library and Whataburger, it was a Texas match-made-in-heaven. When they're not killing it in their professional lives, they find time to hike the hill country, love on their family and go to church. Did I mention Savanah is also serving as an active duty member of the U.S. Army while going to school to be a dietitian?! These two are TOO awesome.
We had another chance to together and bask in their awesomeness during their engagement session back in San Marcos - below are just a few of the sweet images from their day. I can't wait to capture their big day in San Antonio come October!
Cassie + Fabian Engagement - Texas State Capitol Engagement Session - Austin Texas Wedding Photographer
Margana and Sam are the cutest set of roommates! The are both graduating from the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas. Sam will soon be taking on the world of advertising in Chicago and Margana is planning to kill it in the Miss Texas pageant (She is currently Miss Travis County - how cool is that?!) We spent our Friday afternoon frockling around campus and giggling over Sam's endless supply of movie quotes and Kardashian impressions. It was so lovely to capture these two - their free spiritedness and their excitement for what's next. Thank you for allowing me to capture these moments for you, Margana and Sam!
Elizabeth and Thomas are celebrating their one week married mark and I can't help but want to celebrate by blogging their beautiful, garden party wedding. Elizabeth and Thomas are a unique breed, never have I met two people so ready for adventure...whether it's living in Thailand or kayaking and fishing for 12 hours at a time...they're ready for it.
Kristyn's high school graduation is quickly approaching! Soon she will be off to Tennessee for college and making an impact in the world by being a teacher. Kristyn, her mom and I spent a blustery spring day walking around the Seaholm District in Austin - we were constantly surprised by how many spots we kept finding and falling in love with.
I don't often shoot high school seniors, but I'm so happy I made the exception for Kristyn! This girly is extremely talented - she lettered in theater, she sings in her school choir, she's active in church, she's in National Honor Society, she used to manage sports...you name it. She is also extremely sarcastic, in the best way. ;)
I'm so excited for you future, Kristyn! Go forth and do great things - cheers! Xx
It's never easy to wake up for a sunrise session (6 am wake up..ZzZzZ), but Jacqueline made is EASY. This sweet girl is graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in less than two months with a degree in sociology and business foundations. Immediately after, she will be moving to Colorado while her husband takes on law school. She spent the entire morning laughing over our shared love for dogs, Amazon, candy and good, ole fashion BEAR HUGS! She brought along her darling sister Addy to keep us company and I can truly say they are the best of friends (see the end of the blog for the cutest photo of them EVER! Thank you for the fantastic morning, girlies! Can't wait to see all you accomplish in the future.
I had the privilege of meeting Estrellita (more affectionately known as Star) in college in our student organization. She is someone who exudes happiness, determination and passion in everything she does. A few weeks ago, Star married the love of her life, Zen, in their hometown of Mason, Texas in the presence of their family in friends. I'm so happy we were able to capture these bridals beforehand, especially because we needed to capture this amazing wedding dress, which Star crocheted entirely herself. Talk about talent! Congrats, MRS. Stewart! Cheers to you + Zen!
Do these faces look familiar? They should! Nicky + Bryan got married at the beautiful Gruene Estate in March 2016 - since then they've been exploring and adventuring every opportunity possible during their first year of marriage. These two love each other so well - they are hilarious together, making every moment of our session a joy. There is nothing like being married to your best friend. I can't wait to keep up with these two for the next 20+ years and see how their love continues to grow. Happy ONE YEAR, friends! You're wonderful!
Jennifer and Thomas' wedding at Zedler Mill in Luling, TX was a day I won't soon forget. I originally met Jennifer when she was the maid of honor at the wedding of another one of my brides at the same venue (...which I'm completely in love with.) From the moment I met Jennifer, she exuded sunshine and love for all those around her. Flash forward almost two years and we reunited to celebrate her marriage to Thomas. They met through Texas State University's Baptist Student Ministry and were automatically smitten with each other. Their first date was to the Wimberley glass blower and they became engaged at Prayer Rock. I like to joke that they had the perfect Texas Hill Country love story.