I met Hannah and Leelynn out at their wedding venue, Western Sky, in Bulverde, Texas to photograph their engagement session. After months of communicating via email, I was so glad to finally meet this sweet couple.
The first time for me to meet Miranda and Jason was right before their engagement session in the Gruene Historical District near New Braunfels, Texas. As most couples are, they were a little nervous to get started because they had never taken ‘professional’ photos together. I simply let them know that there was absolutely no pressure and that we’d just spend time walking around and having some fun while I got to know them a little better. In no time, they were laughing, I was laughing and we had a great time. This is why I love engagement sessions so much! It really isn’t bad and I promise to make your experience easy-going so I can showcase how you really are as a couple. These two were so sweet and they had an amazing story about how they met and fell in love. I love hearing these stories and I truly believe I’ve been blessed with the best couples imaginable!
Valerie and Jason were both so sweet and amazing to work with. They were married at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Stockdale, Texas with the reception following next door at Kosciusko Hall. Despite having family and friends absent due to COVID, they were in the best spirits and everything came together perfectly. It truly was a fantastic event. So much so, that the reception went by in a flash and many, including the newlyweds, were not ready to leave after the sparkler exit.
Sean and Chandra were married at Magnolia Halle, an urban barn, in northwest San Antonio. Surrounded by their loved ones, it was a beautiful event (albeit somewhat of a whirlwind). I love the colors. The emerald and gold accents were the perfect way to bring out the warmth of the venue. With a great setting, good food and fun people to be around, you just can’t ask for much more.
A vineyard, a gorgeous reception hall and ALL the Christmas trees! It’s what wedding dreams are made of. MacKenzie and Cody were finally joined together in marriage (after meeting in the second grade!!)–and it was basically an even better version of any Hallmark movie you could imagine.
Hunter and Rob’s wedding at The Allen Farmhouse was so much fun to photograph. I love this location because everything you need is right there onsite. Another great benefit is the access to wide open skies at sunset. We were blessed with some beautiful color that evening and the results were magical! Congrats again to…
Classic beauty! I love how all of Hunter’s bridal photos turned out. We were blessed with a beautiful afternoon on the day of her session and we could have not asked for better light. I’m not sure what else to say other than she looks stunning in them all! It’s always fun to get to post a bridal session after waiting so patiently for the day of the wedding. Scroll down below to see some of my favorites 🙂
Celina and Brett had a gorgeous wedding at the Geronimo Oaks Wedding Venue in Seguin, Texas. I loved how the navy, burgundy and cream details came together. All of the beautiful textures and florals were especially breathtaking for this one.
For their engagement photos, I met Chandra and Sean out at Chandra’s alma mater – The University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. It was a great afternoon! Let’s face it, taking photos can sometimes feel strange —especially when someone you just met asks to you to snuggle and flirt in public (…yes, I routinely tell my couples to “ABC”…Always. Be. Cuddling!) Not surprisingly, Chandra and Sean were natural pros and did absolutely amazing with each new pose we tried.
Victoria and Bruce put together a beautiful fall and Halloween themed wedding at one of my favorite venues – Gruene Estate. All of the details came together perfectly. Not to mention, we had an absolute gorgeous day. Combine that with a wonderful group of family and friends, and it was a party to remember. Scroll down below for a sampling of what we captured. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Corder!!
Lashelle and Jerome were married at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bandera, Texas. After the ceremony, the couple surprised their guests by having two beautiful horses, Wyatt and Bubba, ready for them to depart curtesy of Bandera Historical Rides.
What a day! Cody and Destiny’s wedding out at Rackler Ranch was an unforgettable one to photograph. The day was such a whirlwind and there were so many great details and things happening all at once– it was hard to capture it all! The property had so much to offer. From the amazing areas attached to the reception hall for the couple and wedding party to get ready, to the ceremony spot out by a pond, everything was carefully planned out and looked amazing. I’m thankful that we also had time to watch a beautiful sunset out by the water where we took some stunning portraits of Destiny and Cody as man and wife.
It was a hot afternoon when I met Destiny near downtown Gruene, Texas to take her bridal portraits. Even though it was pretty crowded, we found some great textures to feature her dress. From the rustic wooden steps that highlighted her gorgeous train, to the tucked away little nooks with amazing backlight, it was all dreamy. I had a great time walking around with Destiny, her mom and her grandmother finding the best locations.
Olivia and Michael were married outside facing a beautiful textured cliffside and waterfall at Remi’s Ridge of Hidden Falls. Their navy and burgundy theme was the perfect accent to the lush greens surrounding the property.
Due to COVID, I wasn’t able to work with Denise on her wedding day; however, I did get the pleasure of capturing her bridals! We met at the ever beautiful Gruene Estate (which happens to be one of my all-time favorites) to take her portraits.
Timeless and effortless! Olivia rocked her bridal session like a seasoned pro when I met her out at the divine Remi’s Ridge at Hidden Falls. We were a little nervous leading up to when we started shooting that afternoon because it had been raining for most of the day. Luckily, it cleared up just in time and we had some nice open light to capture her portraits. It was really hard for me to pick my favorites for this one. With the vibrant greenery surrounding the waterfall and the great textures all around, it loved them all. Not to mention that Olivia looked stunning in every photo. Even the bridal suite with the surrounding mirrors on almost every wall was a perfect backdrop to showcase her beautiful dress.
From the first time I had the meet and greet with Valerie and her family before they selected me as their photographer, I knew this was going to be a fun wedding. Then, after getting to work with both Chaz and Valerie for their engagement photos, I really new it would be perfect!
‘m so glad I finally get to share these! Waiting to post bridals is such a hard thing to do for us photographers 🙂 For this session, Valerie scheduled her bridals at the picturesque Chandelier of Gruene. Thankfully, we were blessed with a gorgeous afternoon and sunset. It was the perfect backdrop for Valerie’s elegant details and beautiful lace dress. It was hard to narrow down my favorites (as usual lol – I just love weddings!). And of course, Valerie looked stunning in them all. From in front of the
Country…Coastal…Confetti…this one was fun! It’s not hard to see how in love Lashelle and Jerome are while scrolling through their engagement photos. I had the absolute best time with these two during their session! Before we decided to take the photos at their house, both of them asked me for advice for how we should find the perfect location to take pictures. My guidance to them was that the location really doesn’t matter as long as we can find a way to showcase them as a couple. A few days later, Lashelle contacted me with a few ideas and told me that they wanted to set up some personalized scenes in their backyard–and it all turned out magically!
This was a great session. The Tollackson family never disappoints! They welcomed me into their home recently to document the newest arrival of their third boy, Henry. I had the best time joking around with big brothers Levi and Westin. They did so well for their age and our time went by in a flash. This family is just too adorable for words.