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During our initial consultation Allison & Colton told me first hand: we are awkward and not photogenic. We also don’t show emotion - so good luck getting our portraits taken on our wedding day. They must have referred to another couple because I couldn’t believe how easy it was to get these beautiful portraits. They are also the sweetest couple I know and together we explored the botanical gardens, downtown Austin, shared laughs and captured amazing memories! I truly can’t wait for their wedding day this November!
No matter the size of your wedding, it is always the most important day of your life. As a photographer, I try to tell your story the way it unfolded, so I can help preserve your big day in a special and emotional way. And the Jones Wedding in my favorite Vineyard at Florence was more than just emotional. It was unique and intimate and definitely one for the books.
With a beautiful day outside even the wind couldn’t ruin how incredibly perfect and meaningful every details of this small wedding seemed. From perfect rose gold flowers, hand dyed by family to sweet little decorations of the reception and the amazing dance moves by all the kids.
Wether you are planning an intimate wedding or a destination wedding, or even an elopement, it doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. Think details - what makes a wedding day look the way it does, what sets the mood the most and what can you do yourself to elevate the look to how you always dreamed it.
When styling any shoot I always first think of where the event is taking place. I look around the environment and try to draw inspiration from what is around me. If your wedding in a desert? Or is it on the beach? What can you add to your decor that connects with what is around you? The more you add natural elements of your surroundings, the more everything looks organic and connected, and the more it sets the mood making it look like it belongs.
A beautiful spring couple’s session by the Dana Peak Park in Central Texas. Photographing Kevin & Frances was a dream - their love transcends and makes everything around them look phenomenal.
This past few homecomings I have photographed have brought home hundreds of soldiers and reunited thousands of loved ones separated by 9 long months and many dusty miles. While some families have experience this before, my darling client Danielle was a newbie at this and patiently waited 266 days to see the love of her life. I couldn’t tell who was more excited and emotional about what was about to happen: Danielle or her two beautiful daughter Vivian and Cora (or me).
This time around the homecoming time was changed so many times, even delayed by weeks, that no one had any patience left, but this was the first time when I met someone who remained calm until the last moment, never losing her mind from the constant curve-balls that the Army likes to throw.
With a cool head and a longing heart, Danielle took care of her babies and patiently waited until the buses showed up and we saw them through the glass doors. I think that was the first time it truly hit. It was finally feeling real. They were back! Just minutes away from finally being reunited. This was the moment when the tears started to fill up, and the heart started pounding like crazy.
Vivian held mommy close, while Cora wondered what what the commotion all about. All until the doors opened and the troops started to march towards us. Tears streaming down everyones’ faces (including mine, even now while I write this). It was the sweetest reunion as Danielle and the girls couldn’t hold it anymore and just darted towards their dad to finally hold and kiss him! Welcome back SGT. Rodriguez!
When Laura came for her consultation I was blown away but her soft and sweet personality, tiny body frame, and a soul filled with love for her husband Derek. We talked about her session and she asked me to capture more than just maternity photos. She asked me for couples photos - and as she said that tears started pouring down. She has been missing Derek for months as he was away training with the Army. So these photos were extra special to both Laura and Derek.