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Outdoor Garden Wedding at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge | Stephanie & Ruben

Filed in : Wedding

Stephanie & Ruben were married under giant oak trees, were serenaded by a mariachi band, danced with their favorite people, and had the time of their lives. ✨ Having a FUN wedding was one of their main goals! They were even engaged for a whole year longer than planned (thanks Covid), because it was really […]

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Tara & Lee’s Zilker Park + Garden Austin Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement

Tara & Lee! Man, they’re awesome. End of blog post. Ok, but really. 😂 I love hanging out with these two. Their engagement photos were fun and easy, because they’re both easy going people, and they’re simply a great match together. I first met them at Lee’s proposal a few months ago. Lee proposed in […]

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Senior Dog Mini-Session | Austin Texas | Peanut + Brittany & Chase

Filed in : Engagement, Mini-Session

Meet Peanut and his parents Brittany & Chase! Their photos were taken during one of my mini-session events in South Austin. It blows my mind that we were able to take all of these photos in 20 minutes! Peanut is 10 years old and the center of Brittany & Chase’s world. Brittany’s had him since […]

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Outer Banks, North Carolina Destination Beach Wedding | Kirsten & Matt

Filed in : Destination, Wedding

When Kirsten & Matt first met, they connected right way over their love for the beach. It was the first thing Kirsten noticed about his Bumble profile. Well, that and his “sexy arms and blue eyes.” 🤣 So when they got engaged (see the photos!) and started planning their wedding, they quickly decided on Outer […]

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Kwame & Dymond’s Boardwalk Marriage Proposal

Filed in : Proposal

I’m so happy to be photographing proposals again, especially for sweet couples like Dymond & Kwame! While walking on the Boardwalk this weekend with their three dogs, they stumbled upon roses and champagne set up for them. 😊I think she realized pretty quickly what was happening, because this was just too good! After she said […]

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Kaitlyn & Thomas’ Bluebonnet Photos with their Puppy!

Filed in : Engagement, Mini-Session

Bluebonnets. A fun couple. And a puppy. Could I be happier? Nope. I couldn’t. It was so great seeing Kaitlyn & Thomas this weekend. If you haven’t seen the photos from their boardwalk proposal + Eberly afterparty, do yourself a favor and scroll through them. This time they brought along their adorable puppy Denny, who […]

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Emma & Matthew’s San Marcos Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, Texas State

A dog + awesome locations + champagne + ice cream. Emma & Matthew’s engagement session had EVERYTHING! Emma told me that they read my Engagement Session Style Guide and my blogs about engagement sessions, and they followed ALL of the advice. I love that! 🤩 Emma & Matthew met on a Texas State campus tour. […]

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Kira’s Fun Senior Photos with Her Dog

Filed in : Seniors

Meet Kira… and Ghost! She’s a high school senior, and well, he’s a dog. I love when seniors bring their dog to their photo session because it helps everyone relax, not take things too seriously, and have fun. Kira was willing to try anything I asked, and she had her own creative ideas too… like […]

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8 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to Your Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, LG Tips

So many of my couples ask to include their dog in their engagement photos, and my response is always “YES”! 🐶There are so many benefits to bringing your dog along: They’ll instantly make you feel comfortable and feel like yourselves. Your dog will lighten the mood and take the pressure off! Remember that your engagement […]

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Stephanie & Tyler’s Sunny Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement

Choosing a beautiful + meaningful location and bringing your DOGS with you? Yep, that’s the recipe for an amazing engagement session. Stephanie & Tyler showed me around the trail and fields right outside their home, and we enjoyed a golden, summer sunset. It was made even more perfect by Stephanie’s bright yellow dress and the […]

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