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Real Experiences Over Staged Photos: Why You Shouldn’t Create a Shot List

Filed in : LG Tips, Wedding

Welcome to the third edition of my series Real Experiences Over Staged Photos! As a recap, here’s what we’ve covered so far: โธ๏ธ If you haven’t yet read the 2nd blog, pause and do that. This 3rd blog will make much more sense with that context. In the 2nd blog about planning to create candid […]

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Elopement at Hotel Van Zandt Austin | Karina & Peter

Filed in : Elopement, Wedding

Karina & Peter met on Rainey Street. It was a classic Austin meet cute in bar.๐ŸปThey danced and he asked her out to dinner the next night. 5 years later, theyโ€™re married, and they have a son.๐Ÿ˜Š They were informally married a few months ago but wanted to have a ceremony with their son and […]

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Real Experiences Over Staged Photos: Planning to Create Candid Photos

Real Experiences Over Staged Photos: Planning to Create Candid Moments

Filed in : LG Tips, Wedding

It’s time for the next edition of my series Real Experiences Over Staged Photos! If you missed the first blog, it’s my advice on What to do after your ceremony. After walking back up the aisle, if you immediately jump right into family photos, you’re missing out on a big opportunity and one of my […]

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Belton, Texas Courthouse Elopement + Riverside Photos | Jenny & Andrew

Filed in : Elopement

Jenny & Andrew were married this week, and we took some photos afterward to celebrate! We started at one of their favorite parks in Belton. Their adorable and super well behaved dogs, Carson and Scout, joined them. I’m so impressed by their off-leash abilities. #dogtraininggoals The dogs also wore the cutest tuxedo collars + bowties. […]

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Sunset Chapel Dulcinea Elopement | Samantha & Francisco

Filed in : Elopement, Wedding

Eeek I’m pumped to share Samantha & Francisco’s elopement! They originally planned to get married at the Travis County Courthouse, but then decided to switch venues and have a minister meet them at Chapel Dulcinea. This venue appears on my blog often, because it’s one of my favorite places in Austin! It’s gorgeous all throughout […]

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Real Experiences Over Staged Photos: What to Do After Your Ceremony

Filed in : LG Tips, Wedding

Welcome to the first blog in my series Real Experiences Over Staged Photos! This series will grow, but here’s the full collection so far: What to Do After Your Ceremony Imagine that your ceremony is ending. You just had your first kiss, your guests are standing and cheering, and you’re walking back down the aisle. […]

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Wedding at Windy Knoll in Round Top, Texas | Zoe & Jack

Filed in : Wedding

This may be my most extensive blog post ever?? I couldn’t help but include over 350 photos, so settle in. ๐Ÿ˜„ (I promise it’s worth the scroll.) Zoe & Jack were married in June, just a few weeks after graduating from Southwestern University. I also took Zoe’s grad photos on campus, and she’s the cutest. […]

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Destination Wedding at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colorado | Jacquelyn & Marwan

Filed in : Destination, Wedding

Jacquelyn & Marwan are married!! I’d been looking forward to this day since meeting them at their engagement last year. I photographed Marwan’s proposal while they were in Austin for Jacquelyn’s birthday weekend trip. When they asked me to come to their home state of Colorado to photograph their wedding, I was pumped! See photos […]

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Canyonwood Ridge Wedding | Meghan & Tyler

Filed in : Wedding

The Ellis Wedding! What a beautiful and classic wedding day for Meghan & Tyler. ๐Ÿ˜Š I loved all of the neutrals and subtle pops of color, especially the color of the bridesmaid dresses. All of it coordinated well with Canyonwood Ridge’s natural color scheme and the green hill country seen through the many windows. The dance […]

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Claire & Alex’s Enchanted Rock Wedding | Texas Elopement Photographer

Filed in : Elopement, Wedding

Y’all know I love elopements in nature, Claire & Alex’s wedding was SO GOOD. ๐Ÿ˜„ The day started at Honeytree Farm in Fredericksburg. They have the coolest, treehouse style cabins, and it was the perfect place for Claire & Alex to get ready. The back porch of their cabin has a beautiful view of the […]

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