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National Park Trip to Glacier, Yellowstone & Grand Teton

Filed in : Personal, Travel

Last year, we road-tripped from Albuquerque to San Francisco, hitting five national parks along the way. We LOVED that trip and set a new goal of visiting every national park in our lifetime. So this year, for our three year anniversary trip, we choose three more parks to check off the list. Neither of us […]

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Sedona, Arizona Weekend Trip

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I’ve loved the desert landscape of the Southwest since my first family vacation to the Grand Canyon & Utah many years ago. And last year summer, when Matt & I drove across the country visiting national parks, that love for the desert was reaffirmed. When we decided to take short winter trip, we thought about […]

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Favorite Photos of 2018

Filed in : For Brides, Personal, Wedding

2018! What a year. I photographed more weddings, more couples, more high school and college seniors, and (WAY) more proposals than any year before. I loved it! Seriously, I have a cool job. To begin 2019, I first need to take another look at 2018, because it was so good that it deserves a few […]

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The Knot “Best of Weddings” 2019 Award Winner

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From The Knot: “The Knot Best of Weddings is an annual award that recognizes the top wedding vendors across the country. This prestigious honor distinguishes vendors who are trusted, dependable, and fun to work with. They have dazzled and delighted their couples, and it definitely shows.”   I’ve received The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award […]

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2 Things I Learned While Rebranding

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Running a photography business involves spending about 10% of my time shooting photos & editing photos and 90% of my time doing everything else. Emailing, marketing, learning in online business courses, and all of the behind-the-scenes work is how I spend most of my time. Lucky for me, I enjoy those parts a lot! For […]

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Road Trip Across the Southwest

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After two years in a row of easy, laid-back vacations (at an all-inclusive Sandals and a cruise to the Caribbean), we decided to take a more unstructured and adventurous road trip this summer! We flew from Austin to Albuquerque, where we rented a car to begin our road trip across the Southwest United States. The […]

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Bridals Featured on 7 Centerpieces

Filed in : Bridal, Personal

It’s no secret that I love bridal portraits. I talk about it quite a bit! On the blog: Bridal Portraits: Why They’re Worth It | Bonus Guide: 6 Things to Know Before Your Bridal Portraits  So I’m excited that Rebecca’s 2017 bridals at Austin’s Bull Creek Park have been featured on Texas wedding blog 7 Centerpieces! […]

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WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2018

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The best part about my job is YOU. The couples I get to listen to and plan with, teach and learn from, photograph and tell the stories of… YOU make every day are real adventure. Some days that adventure takes place in front of a notepad or behind a computer screen, and some days it’s […]

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My Favorite Details of 2017

Filed in : For Brides, Personal

It’s no secret that I love working with brides who know their style and make their wedding decor and details reflect their personality as a couple. No matter how expensive or inexpensive, creatively DIY or designed by a professional, your wedding details help tell the story of the day your marriage began. My 2017 couples had […]

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Vacation: On Board the Liberty of the Seas

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Around this time every year, my husband Matt and I plan to go on vacation. Last year, we went to Grenada for our honeymoon, and this year we opted for another relaxing trip – a cruise with Royal Caribbean to Roatan Honduras, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. This was my first ever cruise. I’ve always loved […]

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