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Seal Beach wedding in Southern California

July 5th, 2011

Can I just say, it was so awesome to photograph this wedding! It was GORGEOUS! I have known the bride since I was born (ok we are cousins  So she is super close to my heart! Adam Thomson (the groom) is a part of Krochet Kids International which is a company that employs people in [...]

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Can I just say, it was so awesome to photograph this wedding! It was GORGEOUS! I have known the bride since I was born (ok we are cousins :)  So she is super close to my heart!

Adam Thomson (the groom) is a part of Krochet Kids International which is a company that employs people in Africa to Krochet hats and other accessories and then they sell the items in the states and then give the people who made the items fair trade price. And Kallie Dovel (the bride) co-founded 31bits with similar concept except with necklaces and bracelets. REALLY gorgeous stuff you should check it out! They met at Vangaurd Christian college and Adam was drawn to Kallie because of her surfing scar across her head from her board hitting her after falling off. They both had a passion for Africa and making a difference both of their companies started small and are now creating massive change! So onto their beautifully sweet beach wedding…

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My Mother and I made all of the bouquets and boutineers. It was a ton of fun! Kallie LOVED them! :)

The photo above was a mural at the beach house that was on the Naval base that Kallie and Adam had their beach wedding.

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The groom made this necklace for the bride, so beautiful!

These bracelets are made through 31bits they are a SUPER awesome organization that is employing and educating 100 women in Uganda to make these beautiful bracelets. Keep an eye out they are coming out with their wedding line in a couple of months! Until then check out their real gold flecked bracelets and necklaces on their website.

 

How awesome to have friends who are excited for you to get married!

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Africa is super close to the bride and groom’s hearts, they both have companies out there employing Ugandan women to create one of a kind accessories, so that is why the bride wore this Africa bangle on her gold bracelet.

The groom dawned a new bow tie that Krochet Kids are having made by women in Uganda at fair trade price and making a difference in their lives! Keep an eye out for these super cute bow ties for your upcoming nuptials!

Adam (aka the groom) has a super rad vintage VW bus that they used to transport all of the groomsmen down to the beach as well as their getaway car!

The ladies from 31bits (the brides friends and co-founders) arranged the flowers for the tables as well as created sticks with starfish on the end and wrapped the sticks with beige muslin. Then they created more sticks with scraps of material tied onto the top for a extra splash of color. SUPER CUTE!

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The bride’s family friend passed along their cake cutting knife and server. so they engraved their names and wedding date on the knife beside the other couple.

Family friends had placed bets on who would get married next. Nicole was in fact the first to get married then Kallie was next so Teresa (Kallie’s Mom) lost the bet. Not sure what the final winner will get :)

Such a cute reminder that more food is coming!

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The mother of the groom hand stitched blankets for guests to sit on during the ceremony. The edges of them had sea shells tied on to keep them from flying away.

Father of the bride cooked all of the meat and had help from friends and family to stage and warm the food. It was delicious!

Homemade Sangria! It was a big hit! They bought over 40 bottles of wine and they were all gone by the end of the night!

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Friends of the bride created these sweet flags for the reception, it added such a fun handmade touch to the metal gazebo.

Check out the video about Krochet Kids here…

See 31bits online summer catalog…

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Austin Engagement photos- Downtown Austin

August 2nd, 2010

I met Kenitres over the phone and we had a WONDREFUL conversation about her and her wonderful fiance. It went so well that she booked me the next day! So I KNEW when they came in to town we were going to have a BLAST! And we did! Keni (which she told me to call [...]

 

I met Kenitres over the phone and we had a WONDREFUL conversation about her and her wonderful fiance. It went so well that she booked me the next day! So I KNEW when they came in to town we were going to have a BLAST! And we did! Keni (which she told me to call her at the first location maybe 10 min. after meeting her!:) said that she had been following my work for a while and that she was so nervous about the session she was feeling sick. But we all ended up having each other cracking up in between shots and during at some points too! It made for a GREAT engagement session! It was so awesome to meet the two of you and to be able to photograph the love and beauty of your relationship! They live in Dallas but are planning on moving to Austin! So feel free to leave comments on why you LOVE Austin (No Austin haters allowed, we need more awesome people like these guys here and I will delete your comment if you are bashing Austin- cause I can ) and what are some of your favorite things to do and see. I kept telling them all about the resturants in the Soco area cause I was RIDICOUSLY HUNGRY- note to self bring a apple (or a piece of bamboo, Garden State anyone??).

Keni bought Republic jeans for both of them to wear to the shoot so she wanted a shot of the back so you could see they were wearing the same kind. I think it is pretty awesome how you can see her awesome GREEN engagement stone!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the green pumps with skinny jeans!!

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Meredith and Mark’s Austin Texas wedding at Barr Mansion

March 15th, 2010

“I would like to thank you Al Gore and eharmony [for this marriage], because after all we all know that Al Gore created the Internet” said the Father of the Bride as the crowd ERUPTED in laughter! This couple met on eharmony and feel in love! They have been camping numerous times that is the [...]

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“I would like to thank you Al Gore and eharmony [for this marriage], because after all we all know that Al Gore created the Internet” said the Father of the Bride as the crowd ERUPTED in laughter! This couple met on eharmony and feel in love! They have been camping numerous times that is the reason their engagement photos are in a tent! :) It was such a fun memorable wedding! I stayed a little longer than usual to photograph them at the Driskill Hotel in Austin Texas. They were such a laid back and fun couple that you could tell loved to hang out with each other and laugh together! Best wishes guys!

Vendors:

Barr Mansion

These guys provided food to flowers as well as a beautiful location!

Lizze Belle Planning

This Event planning company is the creation of Aimee Villa, a true

“Southern Belle” with an eye for aesthetic detail. She was so helpful in keeping everything flowing and calming the bride when little things came up. Great job!

So the bracelet that is wrapped around the bouquet is the bride’s great-grandmother’s her great-grandfather gave

it to her when he was away in the war he made it from coins from the country he was in.

Bride walking with her Dad to the wedding ceremony in front of the beautiful Barr Mansion.

Look at how BLUE her eyes are! I didn’t enhance them in photoshop other than lighten a little. Otherwise that

is her natural BLUE eyes! AMAZING! Meredith you looked GORGEOUS! I love her Dad’s expression!

I was looking at how to photograph the musicians and looked down and noticed the heart on the bridge of this

particular instrument and thought it so charming. It plays LOVE!

A shot taken from the balcony at Barr Mansion of all the guests at Meredith and Mark’s wedding.

Wedding party admiring the love of the newlyweds- well most of them :)

They all had socks with their wedding position on them. CUTE! So in case you mix them up you know whose socks

belong to whom- or is it who, sorry not a grammar major. :)

Such a sweet hubby already helping his wife!

Mark liked this little angel, what better to include his angel in the shot.

This couple loves stars so their theme for their reception was based on stars. These were the place cards.

Adorable little topper of the couple’s heads cut out from paper kissing each other.

YUMMMMY organic food from Barr Mansion!

Father/Daughter dance, I LOVE his expression! You could tell how much he loves his daughter! To keep from

crying as he walked her down the aisle they both agreed to tell jokes on the way. It was so precious!

These were the yummy looking cupcakes that went with the cake from above- MAN I wish I could have some!

I could but I am allergic! So my assistant had one for me and verified it’s yumminess!

Each table was a constellation, all the tables had a card with a Greek god of that constellation with funny comments on them.

I couldn’t stop giggling as I took this photo.

The bride’s gorgeous bouquet on one of the reception tables sprinkled with confetti stars.

I don’t know if this was a gift or if this little set was something they brought but either way it was ADORABLE and

how could I resist putting the rings in the hands of little Lego bride and groom?? You can’t you simply can’t!

Groom holding the bride as they danced the night away, I loved the detail of her dress!

I love her face in this shot totally love struck!

So they wanted me to follow them to their honeymoon suite to take photos.

When I found out they were doing this at the Driskill Hotel and we had permission I was

SUUUPER excited because usually you have to pay $200 to shoot there (unless they are having there wedding there of course)

but since they were staying there for their honeymoon night we got to take some photos! The shot above was

in the elevator at The Driskill Hotel.

Bride and Groom’s feet on the stairs at The Driskill Hotel.

Bride and Groom making out on the stairs! UM UM UM :)

Mark is such a character! He really hammed this shot up! AWESOME! Totally what I had in mind! Meredith cute

sweet innocent look! You guys are so good for each other! It is awesome how you love to play together!

And now Honeymoon time! I am OUUUTTA HERE!!  :)

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Purple, passion, royalty, LOVE!

February 19th, 2010

So what do all those have in common? Jessica and Nathan’s wedding! It was fabulous! It was at Jessica’s parent’s house (so sorry ladies it isn’t a “venue”) in Dripping Springs. The color theme was purple and jewel tones which complimented each other very well. They also brought along their two dogs to play, their [...]

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So what do all those have in common? Jessica and Nathan’s wedding! It was fabulous! It was at Jessica’s parent’s house (so sorry ladies it isn’t a “venue”) in Dripping Springs. The color theme was purple and jewel tones which complimented each other very well. They also brought along their two dogs to play, their girl dog was dressed in a doggie dress and they were both walked down the aisle and layed in the aisle as mom and dad got married!! It was adorable.

Their little girl dog is all dressed up below! Isn’t she the cutest little wedding dog!!! Also I love how Jessica had her name sewn into her dress in blue (something blue).

I love how you can see the water on the flowers below! I loved the flowers at this wedding- Jessica do you remember your vendors so that I can give them credit too.

Daddy kisses before the first look moment with her groom. It was such a sweet moment, he was so happy for her.

I love those white shoes with a white rose CUTE Jessica!  The photo below is my FAVORITE photo of Nathan and Jessica! I love the colors!

I LOVE how the guys all wore different jewel tone ties! Those pimp cufflinks were a gift from the Father of the bride. I thought it was funny how the flower girl was treating the doggy like a little dollie. Poor thing! :)

These tulips are so beautiful in little cones on the aisle chairs.

Sign at the gate of Jessica’s parent’s house bellow.

Harpist above sounded so beautiful! What a beautiful day!

Groom giving his Mom hugs after walking down the aisle with his Mom and dad.

Bride- Jessica walking down the aisle with her Mom and Dad. It was a sweet moment!  When the priest asked who gives this bride her Dad

said ” I do” and then her mom looked at him then he said “Oh we do” and smiled really big :) It was cute.

Man and wife!!!

YUMMY YUMMY food !!!

Cocktail hour was on their back porch by the pool the sky was so beautiful!

Bride and groom feeding each other their beautiful cake!

Bridesmaid and ring bearer doing a rap/dance combo it was hillarious!

EVERYONE was on the dance floor at some point throughout the night!

Yum icecream!! If you are not from Texas you should be jealous of Blue Bell it is awesome!

Gotta love a man who give a little blue box! These cute pups above were given as favors to the kids they got them at FAO Schwartz!! There were two left and all the kids had one so Jessica said I could take one home to my three year old Bella and she LOOOOVES it! Thanks Jessica!

Wedding vendors as follows…

Wedding coordinator: Clink
Floral designer: Prive Floral
Catering: Primizie
Cake designer: Michelle’s Patisserie
Lighting: Illios
Harpist: Jamie Wilkinson

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Austin Texas wedding fashion shoot at Highball… drum roll please!!

February 2nd, 2010

      Location: Highball in Austin Texas Photo assistant: Gerry Hanan of Hanan Exposures Videography: Wild Orchid Studios Bridal and bridesmaid wardrobe: Melange Bridal Groom and groomsmen wardrobe: New Brohemia in Austin Texas Vintage Jewlery and Jewlery styling: Uncommon Objects Floral: Visual Lyrics Makeup Artists: Keep Austin Gorgeous Katie Astoria Chrissy Edwards Hairstylists: Keep [...]

 

 

 

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Location:

Highball in Austin Texas

Photo assistant:

Gerry Hanan of Hanan Exposures

Videography:

Wild Orchid Studios

Bridal and bridesmaid wardrobe:

Melange Bridal

Groom and groomsmen wardrobe:

New Brohemia in Austin Texas

Vintage Jewlery and Jewlery styling:

Uncommon Objects

Floral:

Visual Lyrics

Makeup Artists:

Keep Austin Gorgeous

Katie Astoria

Chrissy Edwards

Hairstylists:

Keep Austin Gorgeous

Tanya Steele

Tawney Tyler

Cakes:

Blue Note Bakery- Pink cake

Haute Cakes Couture Desserts- Blue cake

Bridal Cocktail hat:

Ashley Design

Shoes:

Goodie Two Shoes in Austin Texas

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