You remember the lovely Hailey & Jin, right? Well, they had a lovely cultural afternoon wedding at Chapel Dulcinea that I attended not only as a photographer but also as a friend, and it was spectacular! Hailey is Chinese and grew up in Vietnam, while Jin is Korean. They wore traditional Korean dress for the ceremony then changed into something a little more comfortable for the reception. I absolutely love the purple. Make sure to notice the purple runner at the chapel as well – gorgeous! This just goes to show a simple, afternoon wedding can be just as gorgeous as any evening black tie affair…and I guarantee there was as much or more heart and love there this day than any 100+ person wedding I’ve been to. Hailey & Jin, you are not only blessed to have each other but to have so many wonderful family & friends who love you so very much! Congratulations and thank you for letting me capture your wedding day!
You may remember Lauren and Scott from their engagement or family sessions a while back . They are dear friends and I couldn’t have been more happy to photograph their wedding for them. The ceremony was at St. John Neumann here in Austin and it is one of the prettiest churches I’ve seen. There were a few times during the ceremony where I was blinking back tears – Lauren and Scott had a special necklace that they presented to Lauren’s daughter, Abbey, and took a moment during the recessional to remember Scott’s dear father. After the ceremony we took a trip to the Capital grounds for a few photos before heading to the reception at the Stephen F. Austin hotel. A few of my have moments of the day included the first kiss complete with a dip, Lauren, Scott & Abbey’s first dance together, Scott’s sister’s touching toast to the new couple, and of course the send off – complete with bubbles and crossdressing dead bridesmaids in blue. Only in Austin…
Congrats you guys!! Also, thanks so much to Carli & John for assisting me on this one!
You may remember Erin & Chris from their lovely San Marcos Engagement session, and if you missed it here are Erin’s Bridals. I knew this was going to be a wonderful day – not only because of how much I adore these two, but also because Erin and her bridesmaids were all reciting lines from the Princess Bride right before the ceremony began. Also, the weather that day was unbelievable. It was raining and very overcast until about an hour before the ceremony, then the sun came out and it was gorgeous! I’m going to call that a sign of many happy years to come.
Chris’s grandfather officiated the ceremony which made it even more personal and touching. I will never forget the love in Chris’s eyes as he saw Erin walking down that aisle toward him – it took my breath away.
Chris & Erin, I’m so happy for both of you and your families. Thank you again for choosing us to share your special day. **Special thanks to Matthew Johnson for second shooting this gorgeous wedding with me!!**
I can’t believe it had been a whole year since I saw Brynn & Justin last during their engagement session. Shortly after, Justin got into med school and Brynn landed a job – so off to Arizona they went. Off and on throughout the year Brynn and I e-mailed back and forth, talking about the wedding plans, Justin’s school and her new job. So when I finally did see them on their wedding day at the Barr Mansion, it didn’t seem like that much time had passed. They were just as lovely as I remembered, and just as much as in love too! Brynn worked hard on all the wedding decor and she has an amazing eye for design. (Stems did all the beautiful flowers if you were curious!) She is also quite crafty. She made that ring pillow and the favors herself – among many other things (the invites were Ahh-mazing by the way!!). She made sure that every detail of the day had a little piece of ‘Brynn and Justin’ in it.
I had so many favorites from the day I had a hard time narrowing it down (but don’t I always say that?!). We did some bridal portraits for Brynn before the ceremony since we didn’t get to do a bridal session before the wedding day, and those have to be some of the best shots from the day. Brynn is a beauty but her hair and makeup with that dress were just perfection. But I’m also partial to the cake cutting photos – I think because they are so…them. Brynn and Justin also asked us to do a sparkler writing photo but we had a heck of a time lighting those darn things. I think it took us longer to light them than it did to actually get the photo!!
Thank you both for letting us be part of your wedding day – it was perfect!! Also a big thank you to Jenny DeMarco for second shooting for me.