This was such a fun wedding! The location was GORGEOUS, there were palm trees and lush green grass. It looked like it should have been on the coast of California not in Austin Texas. This couple was a ton of fun as well! They are totally in love. It was so sweet that you could tell that they are best friends in the way they talk to each other and interact with one another. This is such a gooooood quality to have for a lasting marriage (at least so I hear and it has worked for us for 6 years knock on wood)! So another cool thing was that in our original meeting they asked if I would do a morning after session if they paid for me to stay the night. HECK YEAH! Anyone who wants to do that in the future the answer is YES! Thanks Gwen and Emanuel it was a lot of fun to stay in a BIG comfy bed. So I will be posting the after pics soon! They were super cute! And since my husband stayed the night with me he met up with us in the middle of the shoot and came up with some great ideas for locations and poses he is so creative too . He is my muse! So back to the wedding, they served some pretty amazing food to their guests. They also DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY!! Then the next day Gwen told me that they stayed up later and made smores at the hotel’s fire pit, how fun is that!? Well I would like to say a BIG thanks to Gwen and Emanuel for picking me to photograph your beautiful day!
ABOVE: No I didn’t forget to photoshop her hand, she has a implanted diamond- OWWWWYY!! Cute but man did that have to hurt!
I thought this would be a cool shot showing the texture of the wedding dress mixed with the palm tree and the water.
I think this is THE prettiest garter I have EVER seen! It is cute and sweet without being cheesy. She got it at Victoria’s Secret little tip for future brides out there!
So Gwen works at a shoe store so of course she is a SHOE GIRL! MAD PROPS FOR THESE LOVELY LADIES!
I loved all the lines on her dress, the bench and the window. I don’t normally turn photos black and white but this one just POPPED when I switched it over.
And visually you can focus on her beauty and how all the lines work together in this shot. (At least “I” think they do)
I loved the birds in the background, added a “Ocean” feel
I have a secret trick to make everyone smile and relax a little so they don’t look like deer caught in headlights for formal pics.
Ohhh sooo cute, see what I am talking about? BFFFFFFFFFFs
Hummus with pita bread triangles, swiss cheese, figs – looks YUMMMYYY!!
Chicken on a rice pilaf with grilled asparagus, then followed by a frozen strawberry thingy – forgot what it was
These were their favors, they were little tins that you filled with candy from the candy bar.
The candy scoops had hearts at the end, too cute!
This was the top of their cake. Gwen LOVES owls if you couldn’t tell
Above: Cute pic of Gwen and Emanuel cutting their cake. THEN this crazy awesome couple
at the end of the night took over the dance floor with their crazy antics, hillarious!
BEST WISHES GWEN AND EMANUEL- TO MANY YEARS!