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Ian and Heidi’s Wedding

What a beautiful day. I think that Ian and Heidi were lucky to slip their wedding day into the last couple of pretty weather days here in Texas, folks! It is officially summer – I don’t care what the calendar says . . . it’s HOT!:)But you know what? If anybody deserved bright blue skies and perfect temperatures, it’s these two. Since the moment I met them, I just adored them. We first met at Tom and Ashley’s wedding (holler atcha, Bubas!) and even then, before Heidi and Ian were engaged, I knew with all my heart that they would get married and we would be their wedding photographers. Heidi and Ian – thank you guys for allowing us the joy of capturing you on your wedding day! It was SO much fun and we hope you love your pictures!

Their wedding and reception took place at the GORGEOUS Terrace Club. We LOVE shooting there for so many reasons, but one big one being that Hunter and her crew are just a breeze to work with. What a great place!

Heidi is such a sweetheart! She got so excited when she found out that the earrings Ian surprised her with were none other than an original Catherine Nicole creation! And let me just say she rocked the heck out of those stunning earrings!

First Look – love, love, loooooove!

I want to shrink their wedding party, tie them up with a bow, and carry them all around in my pocket. They were SO. MUCH. FUN!

This makes me excited that my little baby is going to one day turn into a little boy.:)Sweetness.

Haha! Don’t leave, Ian! These guys were great!

I want to re-do my wedding . . . . and have yellow flowers. Seriously. Nobody ever does them and I LOVE them!

The wind nearly whipped Heidi’s veil right off her head, but boy did it make for a cute pic!

Sunset goodness. The sunset = not the best ever, but so-so. Heidi and Ian = the BEST.

Do you love good food as much as I do?!

I can’t stop coming back to this picture . . . I think it may be my favorite.

Oh my . . . cake balls! At one point during the reception, I felt the need to approach Heid and say to her “Heidi, I want you to know that if you wanted me to be a professional and to do my job, you shouldn’t have had cake balls at your wedding.” She laughed her butt off . . . but I was serious.:)

How fun is this cake?! Ian is a cyclist, so they had this amazing groom’s cake that might have been the most original groom’s cake I’ve ever seen! Loved it!

Elizabeth Cross, we’re going to have a sister picture like this at your wedding . . . love it . . .

Congratulations, Heidi and Ian. Wishing a beautiful marriage for two beautiful people.
To view more highlights from their wedding day, you can VIEW HEIDI & IAN’S SLIDESHOW HERE.
If you were a guest of theirs and would like to see their full gallery GO HERE.

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Rob and Nicole’s Wedding

I keep starting and then stopping this blog post. I keep trying to put into words how much I adore Nicole, how perfect she and Rob are for each other, how much we loved shooting their wedding, and how much I love these pictures, but I just keep getting all messed up trying to convey all of it. Instead of writing (which I love, but takes me a VERY long time), I’m going to stick with my strength, which is telling a story in pictures.:)Enjoy.

Nicole’s momma and I became good friends through the wedding-planning process. She is wonderful and you’ll see her a LOT in these pictures because . . . well, I love her and it’s my blog, so that’s what I want to do!:)Haha!

How gorgeous are these girls? That’s Nicole’s twin sister on your left.

Dang, Rob! Seriously? You’re SO handsome!

Pic on the right taken just moments before Nicole realized she was about to walk down the isle without her flowers. Notice the empty left hand.:)Whoops!

Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church is a beautiful spot for a ceremony and we were happy to be back!

Off to the reception at The Austin Club, which is one of our top favorite places to shoot!

Nicole is a dear friend of mine from college (at UT) and she, along with all these other adorable girls, was a Texas Angel. And here they are posing with a very special former Longhorn football player.:)Awesome!

We went and took a bunch of fabulous pics at the capitol right after the reception. This is my salute to all of you “jumping picture” photographers.:)I LOVE THIS SHOT because it’s just so ridiculous and silly!

Congrats, Nicole and Rob – love you guys!

Friends and family: CLICK HERE to go to Rob and Nicole’s full gallery!

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John and Allison’s Wedding!

John and Allison are married – yay! And theirs was one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever had the joy of shooting. Not only was the decor and ambiance just lovely all the way through, but their family and friends were also as warm and welcoming as they could be. We walked away from shooting their wedding so incredibly grateful that we were asked to be a part of it. I am 100% serious when I say that we have the most incredible couples in the universe! Somehow we always get the best of the best! Thank you, John and Allison (and Steve and Anne and Mr. and Mrs. H and everyone else!) for letting us share in your wonderful wedding day!

Before I go any further, I have two thank-yous I need to mention for people that will not show up in the photos below. First and foremost, a HUGE thank-you to Linda Dryden ((512) 327-4642) – Allison and John’s incredible coordinator. We LOVE working with Linda and think that she is simply the best! If you’re thinking of hiring a coordinator, please give her a call! She is fantastic!I also want to thank the videographers from Altared Weddings for being so great and FUN to work with! I haven’t see Allison and John’s wedding video yet, but I am sure it will be great!

Here are a few of our faves . . .

I got the “flower chills” when I saw these . . . (kudos to Westbank Flower Market!)

I love this picture! This was the sweet little flower girl watching us down below as we shot the group portraits . . . she looks like an angel, don’t ya think?:)

Seriously some of my favorite groomsmen to ever work with  . . . so funny and so sweet!

John may just be an angel, too!

Here’s sweet, beautiful Allison. I love her!

Allison . . . you have got to be kidding me! You are stunning!!

I love these pictures that Stan took of Allison about to take the big walk down the isle. Deep breath . . . and a little prayer. Precious.

John was givin’ Allison the googly eyes all day!:)

Riverbend Church’s Smith Family Chapel is SO beautiful and so much fun to shoot in. Look at the ceilings – amazing!

After Allison and John’s ceremony, we headed over to one of our all-time favorite reception venues, Austin Country Club, and got a few sweet pictures of just the two of them outside before they made their entrance.

The next two pictures are in a tie for my favorite pics of the day . . .

Okay, let me just go ahead and share some of the yummy detail goodness from their reception . . .

As always, Ilios did a fantastic job with the reception lighting. We cannot say enough about what great lighting does for the mood and ambiance of your reception, but especially for the look of your pictures . . . it’s the best often-skipped thing you can do for your reception!

The cake was SO far off the hook it wasn’t even funny!

I am in LOVE . . . L-O-V-E – LOOOOVE with this picture that Stan took. This was 100% unstaged. Allison and John were sharing a moment together just before they entered the reception. It was just the two of them talking and hugging and enjoying each other’s presence on their wedding day. For a moment, the day stood still.

I just had to show you the back of Allison’s dress . . . because I can’t get over how gorgeous it is!

Steve is one of the kindest and most incredible fathers we’ve ever worked with.

There was no twisting of arms to get these folks on the dance floor. They rocked it!

What a gorgeous couple!

CONGRATULATIONS, John and Allison! Lots of love and many thanks, Stacy & Stan

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