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Krista & Leo’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement

Krista was the new girl working at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, so she didn’t want to be toooooo eager about getting to know Leo, but she liked him right away. And when he gave her his phone number, she figured it was a normal coworker gesture, but NOPE… turns out he liked her […]

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Jess’ Sunny Canyonwood Ridge Bridal Portraits

Filed in : Bridal

Ahh Jess, you’re gorgeous. Her lacy, long sleeved dress was perrrffeeccttt for her December winter wonderland themed wedding. (See her & Aaron’s photos here if you haven’t scrolled through them already.) And her venue, Canyonwood Ridge was glowing in the most beautiful sunset light on this day. And if you can’t get enough of Jess […]

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How to make your reception fun and not boring!

Filed in : For Brides

I’ve been to a lot of weddings. I’ve been in the middle of many dance circles, photographed a lot of toasts, eaten a ton of cake 😋 (not literally a ton, but close), and I’ve been to some incredibly fun receptions. I want ALL of my couples to have bomb receptions, so I’ve written down […]

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Rogchelle & Coleman’s Lake Austin Wedding on a BOAT

Filed in : Wedding

The Terrell wedding! I’ve been talking to Rogchelle about her wedding for almost two years (before they even set a date). Now her & Coleman are finally married! Rogchelle, Coleman, and their wedding party got ready at the cutest AirBnb before boarding a boat on Lake Austin. He took her sailing on their first date, […]

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Telluride, Colorado Snowy Winter Engagement Photos | Alyssa & Zach

Filed in : Destination, Engagement, Travel

An incredible sunrise, endless snowy mountains, and an awesome couple (who happen to be my brother-in-law and future sister-in-law, Alyssa & Zach)! Two years ago, we celebrated Matt’s parents’ anniversary at Purgatory Ski Resort in Durango, where they went on their honeymoon over 30 years ago. This year, they invited us on another ski trip […]

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Winter Wonderland Wedding at Canyonwood Ridge | Jess & Aaron

Filed in : Wedding

The Duke wedding was like stepping into a winter wonderland, complete with Christmas trees, lights, mistletoe, and pops of wintery blue 🎄 I first met Jess & Aaron last December when I photographed their proposal. (If you haven’t seen the photos, go look NOW. Aaron set up the most incredible and unique proposal involving an […]

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Texas Capitol Proposal | Ishita & Bharg

Filed in : Proposal

After five years of dating, and many, many long walks around the Texas Capitol, Bharg proposed to Ishita in front of the capitol building this weekend! Ishita’s reaction was just awesome. She was SO happy, and Bharg was equally happy to have a weight lifted off his shoulders. They couldn’t stop smiling and laughing from […]

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Mary Kate & Dakota’s Winter Wedding at Inn at Quarry Ridge

Filed in : Wedding

Mary Kate & Dakota’s wedding definitely got everyone ready for Christmas! Holiday music was playing throughout the day, and every room was decorated with Christmas trees, lights, garland, and ornaments. I loved it! The other theme of the day was Texas A&M, which was no surprise for these two Aggies (who both graduated just days […]

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Kenneth’s Proposal to Kaylin at The Sekrit Theater

Filed in : Proposal

Kaylin & Kenneth met while country dancing, and they’re about to celebrate their two year anniversary. Turns out, they’ll have something even bigger to celebrate! They live in Waco and planned a weekend trip to Austin. Kaylin let Kenneth do most of the planning, but she had no idea he planned THIS! 💍 They’re staying […]

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Seattle, Washington Adventure Elopement | Alexandra & Garrett

Filed in : Destination, Wedding

Dirty boots, a boho dress, and incredible mountains around us. Alexandra & Garrett are insanely cool for being willing (and excited!) to run around Rattlesnake Lake in Washington with me for this elopement shoot. They first met at a wedding in Colorado where Alexandra was the coordinator and Garrett was a guest. She lived in […]

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