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Jay and Shelly’s Wedding

I was so honored when Jay contacted me a few months ago about photographing he and his lovely fiancee Shelly’s wedding. You see, Stan and I had the privilege of shooting Jay’s wonderful daughter Stephanie’s wedding to Bret in 2008 and we have continued to keep in touch with them ever since. Stephanie and Bret are one of our absolute favorite couples we’ve ever shot, so I was SO excited to reunite with Steph’s family for Jay’s wedding at Trois Estates. It was really fun to shoot and I loved seeing Jay so adorably smitten with Shelly!:)Here are a few favorites from their big day!

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Steve and Lesa’s Wedding

If there has ever been a sweeter couple in all the land, I do not know of them!:)

Steve and Lesa have won my praises and my heart – not only because of their beautiful personalities and how much we enjoyed shooting their wedding, but because of the sympathy and compassion they showed us after my dad got sick. Their wedding was the day before he went to the hospital and was the last time I remember feeling “normal”. However, I am thankful to say that I’m learning a new “normal” and it’s really not terrible – it’s just different. God has answered our prayers for grace and peace – and we’re making it through this.

Thank you to Steve and Lesa, as well as all of our other clients – everyone has been so caring and loving during this time and we greatly appreciate all of you!

So, without further ado, here are some of my favorites from Steve and Lesa’s wonderful wedding at The Wild Onion Ranch. Lesa has a beautiful sense of style and every last detail was just SO nice! Many thanks to the fantastic gals at Jennifer’s Gardens (one of my very favorite florists!) for putting together the most gorgeous bouquets, table arrangements, and ceremony decor! Everything looked awesome!

Please see the following several pictures as a beautiful example of why each couple should consider a “first look” and should set aside some time for gorgeous bride and groom shots on their wedding day!:)Of course, I always tell my couples they should do what they want, but I was SOOO excited that Steve and Lesa chose to see one another before their ceremony for these fun pictures!

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Jacob and Catherine’s Wedding

Here it is . . . our last wedding before the arrival of our baby boy! We could not have asked to go out (on maternity + paternity leave:)) on a better note!

Our lives have been so enriched over the past year by our getting to know our sweet friends and across-the-street neighbors, Catherine and Jacob. These two are just wonderful together and we were so honored when they asked us to capture their big day for them. It means SO much when we get to be a part of our friends’ weddings and we LOVE shooting them!

Jacob and Catherine’s gorgeous wedding and reception both took place at Barr Mansion in Austin. Every detail of their day was beautifully overseen by Beth Walker and her crew from 36th Street Events and the incredible floral arrangements were put together by the very talented Monique Capanelli with Articulture Designs. J&C picked such an awesome team of professionals, which made the day that more smooth and enjoyable . . . thanks to everyone involved!

Jacob and Catherine: Photographing your wedding day was such a huge honor for Stan and I. We cannot thank you enough for including us and trusting us to capture all of these awesome moments and more! We love you tons and hope you’re having fun in Morocco. We’ve been picking up your mail, as promised, and only opening the really fun-looking wedding gifts!:)

Some of the gorgeous details of their wedding . . . .

OH, and Catherine found this AMAZING lady on Etsy who custom designs cake toppers to look exactly like the bride and groom – soooo cute! (I’ll get the girl’s info from Catherine and post it here asap!)

Catherine has such an amazing sense of style and she’s so uniquely beautifully and elegant.

I ADORE the way that Catherine’s mom is looking at her as she gets ready.

Catherine – I don’t need to tell you how cute you are, do I?!

I am such a sucker . . . for seer, that is!:)

Every one of these girls rocked the canary like it’s going out of style!

Wow . . . just wow.

During the ceremony, a butterfly came and landed on Catherine’s stunning dress. You could hear gasps of amazement from everyone in the audience, which were quickly followed by about five million camera clicks. I think we got a pretty good shot on the right here!:)

One of my favorite things about a wedding is watching the groom’s face as he looks at his bride and Jacob was as sweet as he could be!

Oh happy day!

This is Jacob’s fantastic brother Tucker giving a toast . . . what a cool guy! Tucker: thanks for giving Stan lots of good law school advice – you’re the bomb!
I want to marry this picture . . . . but I won’t . . . . cause that’s weird . . . . and I’m already married.

Hahahahaha – YES!

Colin – we really like you, dude!

Congratulations, you guys!

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Anthony and Brooke’s Wedding

Brooke and Anthony’s wedding was fantastic! We had so much fun capturing them with their family and friends, tearing up the dance floor and making a million memories!:)Here are a few favorites . . .

I loooooved Brooke’s adorable flats!

Yes, that’s NINE beautiful bridesmaids!

And 8 handsome men! Anthony had his father as his best man, which was just the sweetest thing.

Their beautiful ceremony at Second Baptist Church in Houston . . .

I loved all the pink, red, and golden details of their wedding day – it all came together and looked incredible!

Anthony, this is the cutest you’ve ever been . . .

Brooke and Anthony hired my new favorite DJ in the world: Damon from PRP Entertainment. OH my goodness – he brought the house DOWN! (That’s him to the left)

And the dancing was rockin’ .  . .

LOVE this shot from the garter toss!

Oh yes, there was even a time for a little limbo!:)

Congrats, lovelies!:)We SO enjoyed your wedding!

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Silas and Karen’s Wedding

These two are just awesome together! I’ve been looking forward to Karen and Silas’s wedding since I met them several months ago at Starbucks. We laughed like crazy together (especially when the barista wrote “Silence” on Silas’s coffee cup because he thought that was what his name was!) and hit it off like we had been friends for years! Having this kind of connection with my brides and grooms makes every step of working with them sweet as pie cake!:)

Silas and Karen had a beautiful ceremony at Holy Word Lutheran Church, followed by a lovely church reception, and a dinner reception at Avery Ranch Golf Club. The whole evening was such a joy – complete with a reenactment of the famous Chris Brown wedding party introduction, a cake AND cupcakes (yall know I was in heaven!), and some of the most fun dancing you’ve ever seen! Here are a few of my favorites from their day . . .

Karen is the laughiest (word or not?!), happiest bride I’ve EVER worked with!:)

And I luh, luh, LOVED her dress! (yes I am a dweeb!)

The tie tying always takes concentration. You should probably stick your tongue out for extra focus!:)

I love these next two moments immediately following the ceremony . . .

This one for obvious reasons:)

And this one just because of the sheer look of joy on Silas’s mom’s face as she’s hugging her new daughter-in-law! Adorable!

How can you not laugh looking at these guys?!

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