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Zilker Clubhouse wedding; Jillian and Jonas

December 24th, 2011

This was such a fun wedding for me it was really short (compared to most weddings I photograph) but very sweet. They were married at the Justice of the Peace the day before so this was pretty much a reception/celebration. It was a night wedding during December thus the moody lighting and fire in the [...]

 

This was such a fun wedding for me it was really short (compared to most weddings I photograph) but very sweet. They were married at the Justice of the Peace the day before so this was pretty much a reception/celebration. It was a night wedding during December thus the moody lighting and fire in the fire places. Oh and a COFFEE BAR!! Awesome! Well it is 5:30 am on Christmas Eve, I think I will head to bed, until next year… Happy Holidays all!

This is one of the things I LOVE LOVE LOVE about Zilker clubhouse, the VIEW!

They had cake balls made in their new last name.

They had a ribbon waving entrance, I LOVE this idea!!

AND Amy’s icecream! Def. went off the diet that night! SHHHH don’t tell my trainer!

Vendors:

Coordination: Stylish Happenings

Catering: Catering with a Twist

Linens: Sweet Sunday Event Rentals

Location: Zilker Clubhouse

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Austin wedding: Abby and Derek

November 5th, 2011

When Daniel and I were youth helpers at our church we met Abby. She is a creative and spunky young women. She has such a soft heart! She moved overseas for missions work. When she came back she reconnected with a friend of hers she had known since she was a kid and sparks flew [...]

 

When Daniel and I were youth helpers at our church we met Abby. She is a creative and spunky young women. She has such a soft heart! She moved overseas for missions work. When she came back she reconnected with a friend of hers she had known since she was a kid and sparks flew and the rest is history. She hired my assistant at the time Hannah to photograph her wedding. She did a beautiful job! BUT Hannah was also in the wedding so she asked if I could come and shoot the ceremony since she was going to be standing by her. So my answer- OF COURSE! So here are the photos from this lovely wedding…

 

Their sign in book was Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the places You’ll Go!”, which I thought was such a fun idea since they were planning on returning to the mission feild.

They also asked guests to bring recipes, so cleaver for newlyweds esp. if they haven’t cooked a lot or if they are foodies!

The vase on the left was full of spoons, not sure the story behind that, but it looked pretty :) . Then the two ladies in purple I know both of them the one on the farthest right is Hannah, she used to be my photography assistant.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the way they made their “ring pillows”!!



Instead of a flower girl they had a balloon girl, super cute!
They had the balloon girl release balloons when they kissed, SUPER CUTE!
So Derek wanted to carry Abby on his back on the way out, he wanted to walk through the fountain and jump in it, but instead he fell! Getting Abby and himself TOTALLY SOAKED! But they laughed it off and changed clothes.

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Horseshoe Bay Resort wedding fashion shoot

September 1st, 2011

Where to start? This shoot was suppose to be a workshop for photographers at Volente Beach. BUT Trisha and I went out to the site two weeks before to see where we were going to set up and saw that the lake was at least 20 yards from the beach and then the background had [...]

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Where to start? This shoot was suppose to be a workshop for photographers at Volente Beach. BUT Trisha and I went out to the site two weeks before to see where we were going to set up and saw that the lake was at least 20 yards from the beach and then the background had a small marina in the background and in between the beach and marina was limestone. So needless to say we decided to relocate the shoot to a more luxourious location, Horseshoe Bay Resort. Because of the change we lost most of our “students” which was TOTALLY understandable since we moved the location almost 2 hours out of Austin.

Side note for second photographers aka assistants or photographers starting out who would like more opportunity to shoot some FUN wedding fashion…Soooo if you are interested in attending out workshop in February let me know it is going to be SUPER fabulous with a TON of AWESOME vendors signed on with a modern 70′s theme and Mercury Hall on board it is going to be SWEET!

Ok back to Horseshoe Bay Resort, SERIOUSLY if you are having a wedding this century you should consider this place! They work with just about any budget and their grounds are SOOO Beautiful as you will see shortly.

Also we had Visual Lyrics come out for the floral and rentals, they have a new line of rentals called Vintique Rentals. They will be renting vintage dishes, the chairs you see in the photos, the rustic table and bench in the photo as well. They also did all the awesome sea shell bouquets and centerpieces! SIMPLY STUNNING!

Here is some info that I was given from the owners of Vintique Rentals…

“Vintique Rentals offers a wide variety of vintage décor and antiques for events, parties and stylized photo shoots. Our inventory includes couches and chairs, tables, tableware and linens, containers, chandeliers and more. Mix and match items from each category to set the perfect antique or vintage scene. Our inventory is growing and special orders are welcome. Our website is currently under construction and a detailed inventory list will be added soon.
www.vintiquerentals.com contact@vintiquerentals.com 512.297.1228″

Then Catering with a Twist came all the way out as well to showcase their new seafood menu which looks AWESOME! Sushi, Scallop salad then a Paella! YES PLEASE!

Last but not least the wonderful Fine Arts Bakery, Patti Wright. She used to own her own bakery years ago but focused on raising her family and following other passions. Now she is back and get ready to be stunned by her creativity! She is working on her website at the moment but until then if you would like some SUPER yummy cookies and custom cakes you can email her here… pattiwright2016@yahoo.com.

Also Thank you Jen Bertrand for being such a BEAUTIFUL model for us! Also Trisha Coker for coming all the way from Memphis, Tennessee to shoot with me (ok and go to a Dance competition but still you came out to shoot and that is awesome!)

So our super sweet “Mermaid” costume came from Lucy in Disguise in Austin. It was actually a piece of a mermaid costume and then with the help of the accesories counter and the costume dept. we were able to pair it with a super sweet gold sequined corset!

Visual Lyrics created this awesome shell hairpiece. Visual Lyrics is SOOOO creative I just know every time I work with her she is going to KNOCK it out of the park with their creativity!


Before you get too jealous of our super hot model she is wearing false eyelashes. :) Not like that really helps :) I still hate her, she is soooo freaking beautiful! Ok I don’t hate her just admire her beauty a heck of a lot!

This is one of the things that Visual Lyrics will be renting, a Macrame shell curtain that would be perfect for a ceremony backdrop or the backdrop for a cake etc.

Scenery shots from the beautiful Horseshoe Bay Resort!

This is typically where they have their bride and grooms stand for their ceremony, GORGEOUS!

Ok seriously get a load of this tablescape by Visual Lyrics! OMG STUNNING! Trisha of Visual Lyrics took a vintage umbrella and stripped it of it’s fabric and put giant leaves in it’s place, GENUIS!

Visual Lyrics also created several centerpieces from shells!

So here is the fun cake that Fine Arts Bakery created for our shoot! It was based off a dress that we put on our pinterest board. Not the one we used for the shoot but a different one. And I think it was a PERFECT fit for our wedding fashion shoot!

The cake had an ombre effect that was STUNNING! The detail on this cake was phenominal! I mean really!? Check out those cookies!

So Fine Arts Bakery specializes in cookies and she creates one of a kind pieces of art on a cookie. For instance she will paint a Picasso on a cookie or any other art that you can think of. Which would make such a wonderful favor for your guests OR an extra gift for your bridesmaids. ORRRR a super sweet gift for your husband the day of your wedding. I remember hearing “The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!” She also can do Gluten Free options as well you can ask her about that as well!

Onto the food! Catering with a Twist did such an amazing job! You should contact them for your wedding they are so creative you will be so glad you did!

Thank you all for sticking with me through one of Austin area’s hottest days! I LOVE the results!! I mean what else would you expect from Austin’s GREATEST wedding vendors!? :) Again thank you all for trusting my vision and being so flexible with the changes we needed to make.

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Cypress Falls Event Center wedding in Wimberly shot with Diana Lott

August 28th, 2011

This was my first time assisting Diana Lott photography. I had met her before and seen her in the Austin photography circles. She is super sweet! I decided this last year to start assisting on the side to make some extra money to afford to stay home with my daughter. So if there are any [...]

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This was my first time assisting Diana Lott photography. I had met her before and seen her in the Austin photography circles. She is super sweet! I decided this last year to start assisting on the side to make some extra money to afford to stay home with my daughter. So if there are any other Austin photographers out there that need an assistant let me know what dates you need me and I can let you know what dates I already have booked with my own weddings and other assisting gigs. I can also let you know what my hourly rate is.

Ok back to this wedding, it was FILLED with sooo many beautiful details! It was such a fun wedding to photograph. Thanks Diana for having me come along! You can see her BEAUTIFUL images here.

Vendors…

Cypress Falls Event Center was the beautiful venue for this wedding.

Andrea of Design by Sage coordinated and did the floral/design

Bride’s Table (Casey Rogers) did the cake.

Isn’t this the CUTEST little boy blowing bubbles! I just ADORE his seersucker suit!

They gave them argyle socks to match their seersucker suits! They had these cute lemonade cocktails available for guests before the wedding, it was a little hot outside but NOTHING like our current heat wave! I was joking the other day that anyone that has an outside wedding in August in Texas must just hate their guests. Then a friend of mine said that if his fiance wanted to get married now he would just wear the vest, bowtie, and pants that come with the suit (no shirt or jacket LOL!). Needless to say I am sure their wedding guests appreciated this lemon cocktail before their beautiful wedding!

 

Sweet origami paper chain hung above the cocktail hour bar.

SUPER CUTE boutineer!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! (A+L stands for the bride and groom, Aaron and Lori).

Loved the colors that she picked so springy and lovely!

 

 

Yes the food was AMAZING!





OMG this was the CUTEST thing I have EVER seen at a wedding! They had these kids sing a special song for the bride and groom! And the little boy at the top was off key and SOOOOO adorably loud too! I have took a video of him too that shows the end of the song and then he pulls his shirt up and rubs his belly LOL!!! SOOOOOO CUTE

As you can see the bride got a KICK out of the song! As did EVERYONE within earshot of these little sweeties!


A photo of the whole family! I think this was BEFORE the dogs went and laid in the water and totally soaked! Luckily they didn’t shake off near Mom and Dad :) !


See what I was telling you, YUM!!! I also learned this night that Diana is a fellow salt lover and has her own vial of specialty salt! Where have you been all of my life Diana!! :)

They had a mad lib game at each place setting they were pretty funny. They had a special box for those that weren’t kid appropriate, awesome idea! The image to the right was a cocktail named “Fire in the hole” there was a shot of tequila in the jalepeno pepper! They used these to toast to.

I did half of the photo booth and this was one of the kiddos that wandered over while I was on duty :) It was a GREAT night! Thanks Diana for asking me to join you!



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Pinterest!

July 21st, 2011

Ok Brides and Grooms I want to tell you all about Pinterest if you haven’t heard about it. It is AWESOME! Basically the concept is a bookmark bar that you can see. So for many years I would collect bridal magazines and tear out the photos that I loved and put them in a binder. [...]

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Ok Brides and Grooms I want to tell you all about Pinterest if you haven’t heard about it. It is AWESOME! Basically the concept is a bookmark bar that you can see. So for many years I would collect bridal magazines and tear out the photos that I loved and put them in a binder. Now I can do it all online and YOU can too! go to www.pinterested.com and sign up for an account! It is sooooo helpful in planning parties and I would imagine it would be helpful for planning weddings as well! In fact you can check out my Pinterest boards here…

Wedding photography

Wedding inspiration

Bridal photo inspiration

Engagement photo inspiration

Engagement session wardrobe ideas

I love it so much I created this….

Hope to see you pinning away! Thinking about making this into a shirt, anyone pinterested? :)

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