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Colin and Mallory’s Wedding

High school sweethearts Mallory and Colin finally tied the knot last weekend and Stan and I were honored to be there to capture their big day! These two are just painfully adorable together, so it made getting cute pictures really easy! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a shot of Mallory, her mom, and Colin’s mom sharing a laugh before the ceremony.

A sweet moment between Mallory and her mom and an oh-so-cute shot of the boys dressing Colin! ๐Ÿ™‚ Never again in your life will this be normal, Colin!

Mallory and her sister have the sweetest relationship. Here’s a tender moment between them while Mallory was being helped with her dress.

Admirers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Colin receiving some last-minute advice from Dad.

Colin and Mallory’s ceremony and reception were held at Villa St. Clair. There was a beautiful stained glass window that poured light onto the stage as Colin and Mal said “I do”.

If you were a guest at Colin and Mallory’s wedding and would like to check out ALL their pictures in their online gallery, CLICK HERE and they will be ready soon!

More highlights from their big day in this SLIDESHOW!

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Happy Father’s Day

I don’t have long to make this post and, I’m sorry to say, I don’t have any accompanying pictures to share, but I just wanted to take a moment and wish all of you fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day! I am so blessed to have been raised by an incredibly loving, fun, fantastic father – one who was a great protector and provider for our family. I am lucky to have married into a wonderful family with yet another fantastic father to call my father-in-law. And now my sweet, incredible husband is getting his very first father’s day and I cannot help but marvel at the ways he is already such an unbelievable father to our baby! I cannot wait to see what life looks like next father’s day! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also wanted to say that I deeply believe that the value of a good father cannot be overstated. To all the good fathers out there: thank you for being the men God created you to be by loving your wives and children unconditionally and without end. You are true heroes!

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The ice cream thing . . . I get it.

As we sat down to Sunday breakfast with Stan’s family last weekend, Stan’s aunt asked if there was anything missing from the table. Stan’s uncle scratched his head, thought a minute, and rushed over to the refrigerator. “One last thing!” he called out. Upon returning, he proudly placed a jar directly in front of my plate – a jar full of homemade pickles! Of course, the table erupted in laughter and it was a really funny moment! ๐Ÿ™‚ However, believe it or not, this pregnant lady was able to enjoy breakfast without diving into that jar of pickles!

People often ask me if I’ve experience any weird pregnancy cravings. My answer is always the same: everything. ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to eat everything, all the time, without ceasing! My appetite has even begun to rival Stan’s, which is saying A LOT!

People always ask about the “pickles and ice cream” thing. Well, I do LOVE pickles – but I always have! I haven’t really had a craving for them, but ice cream – oh man, that has to be my Achilles Heel! ๐Ÿ™‚ I looooooove ice cream. And now I totally get WHY pregnant women crave it so much. It’s all about one word : heartburn. I’ve felt so awesome during this pregnancy, but I must admit that I have a major heartburn problem. That’s where the ice cream comes in! It is soooo incredibly soothing and just hits the spot perfectly! Do I even need to mention how much better ice cream tastes than Tums?!

I wanted to show you guys my new obsession: Creamy Creations Birthday Cake Ice Cream. Oh. My. Goodness. Um, just go get yourself some NOW! If you have access to an HEB, you absolutely must try this flavor – it’s HEAVEN.

LOOK at all that flavory goodness!

Fudge, birthday cake chunks, sprinkles, vanilla ice cream, OH MY! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tom and Ashley’s Wedding!

We had a fun time with these two! Here are a few favorites from their wedding day . . .

They had time for a super-fast (think 1 minute – literally!) first look moment and we were able to capture some sweet pictures from it.

We got to work with Beth from Exquisite Petals again and she was awesome, as always!

The reception at One World Theatre was beautiful!

I just HAD to share this picture . . .

I love this second shot of the dip that didn’t quite make it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good try, Tom!

They had a super fun wedding party, including these two fabulous dancers!


If you were a guest at Tom and Ashley’s wedding and would like to see the rest of their picture gallery, CLICK HERE and the pictures will be online very soon!

To view more highlights from their day, check out their SLIDESHOW!

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Matt and Joanna’s Wedding

What an incredible day! Stan and I had such a good time shooting Matt and Joanna’s gorgeous wedding and the day went off without a hitch . . . uh, almost. ๐Ÿ™‚

When the ceremony was set to begin in less than 5 minutes and it became apparent that, no, the minister really was NOT going to show up, a lot of people went into panic mode. There were guests sitting outside, waiting for the ceremony to begin, without any clue in the world that there was no officiant.

Joanna’s mom and I high-tailed it across the street to a church and searched for an ordained minister. Believe it or not, we found not one, but TWO ordained ministers and picked the more clean-cut looking of the two. ๐Ÿ™‚ He reluctantly agreed to help and followed us back to the Allan House. It’s a GOOD thing Joanna had a copy of entire ceremony outline (way to go, Jo!) there so that the guy literally just had to read from the paper!

Well, no one would have guessed it, but he was AMAZING. He was such a natural and spoke so beautifully – it turned out to be such a great thing to have him there! Thanks so much, Fill-In Minister Dude. You saved the day!

Even with this small snafu, the day was perfect! We SO loved shooting your wedding, Matt and Joanna – thanks again for having us there!

Gorgeous hair and make-up by Jeni Hoover with Pearl Austin. Besides being a great hair and make-up stylist, Jeni is just the kind of girl you want around on your wedding day and is a sweetheart to the core!

Just after their “first sight” meeting – loooooooove it!

Oh, I adore this picture!

This was our first time to shoot at The Allan House and we loved it – what a gorgeous backdrop! Joanna did such an awesome job picking her colors and details – the wedding and reception were just amazingly beautiful! As always, Beth with Exquisite Petals officially “brought it” with her gorgeous flowers!

Cousins . . . cute!

Joanna’s daddy literally gave Matt her hand in marriage. ๐Ÿ™‚ So sweet!

Fill-in Minister Guy was amazing! He spoke as if he was meant to officiate their ceremony all along! It honestly gave me chills.

The evening lighting in the garden was just heaven.

These guys were my buddies for the evening! Jo and Matt had little cameras at each table for their guests to take pictures with. Well, the kids all quickly snatched these up and these three guys were photography machines! I feel like I should send each of them a few bucks! ๐Ÿ™‚ Joanna and Matt – I’m so sorry if you end up with like a hundred pictures of Stan and I, but these guys really wanted to make sure WE were captured! ๐Ÿ™‚

Matt and Joanna have a bajillion nieces and nephews and it was so fun to see them running around enjoying the wedding! (Side note to sister-in-law: Beth, I want bunches of nieces and nephews, so you better get on it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you! )

Morgan and Noelle – you girls were the bomb! I had so much fun with you!

Matt, I love your dancing face! ๐Ÿ™‚ And there’s Joanna’s mom rockin’ it . . . Hey, Veronica – you’re adorable!

You may not be able to tell from the picture, but Matt and Joanna literally SPRINTED to their car. I was like “Whoa, what happened?!?!” And Stan was like, “Don’t worry babe, I got it!” Thanks for this fabulous pic, love! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you were a wedding guest at Joanna and Matt’s wedding and would like to view their entire gallery online, CLICK HERE and their pictures will be up very soon!

To view more of our favorite highlights from their day, check out their SLIDESHOW!

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