Kristen |Texas State Capitol | Austin Bridal Photography

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Sparks flew when Kristen arrived for her bridal at the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin! A beautiful bride, we had some fun adventures trying to change into her gown in the foyer bathroom, braving the February freeze for outdoor shots, then going back in through the security line still in a bridal gown! Of course, she got priority treatment while her mom and I had to actually wait in line, even though I was 8 months pregnant. However, we got to wear jackets and sweaters outside, so she deserved some special treatment for braving the biting wind chill in a strapless bodice with such grace and good spirits, especially with the last minute change of venue from Zilker Botanical Gardens to the Capitol. Indoors ruled the day, but as the sun dipped into that gorgeous evening light, we decided to sacrifice a little comfort (okay, for her it was a LOT of comfort!) for such a beautiful location. Congratulations, and I’m excited to be at your upcoming wedding later this month!

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Kristen & Chris | Mayfield Park | Austin Engagement Photography

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Kristen and Chris, the only thing cuter than their names are themselves! Gorgeous couple with stunning blue eyes, and she is just flawless, making great engagement photography so easy. What a great session at Mayfield Park and Mt. Bonnell in central Austin with perfect sweet spot golden light. The only other guests at the park that night were photographers trying not to get in each others’ way. Seems we all knew the weather had cooled down and that the sun was in a good mood that day. Kris and Chris were a tender, fun couple with great attitudes and good conversation. They’ve chosen the impressive yet quaint Casablanca on Brushy Creek as the venue for their February wedding. I love February weddings because my own anniversary is that month, back in 1997. Photographing weddings always make me melt in appreciation for my own marriage. I am looking forward to getting to know them better to make their wedding photos really make a statement about who they are!

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Liz & Nathan | Villa St Clair | Austin Wedding Photography

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Liz and Nathan chose the beautiful venue of Villa St. Clair in Austin, and it was a perfect backdrop to a fun and elegant wedding with great photography opportunities. This couple had a lot of big personality and seem just made for each other. Laughing and spunky attitude everywhere. I heard the bestest of the best man toasts ever: “Now instead of hanging out with me, a pit bull, and WWF, you get two little white yappy dogs and HGTV. We’re gonna miss you, man, but she’s a way better kisser!” It was also some of the most dancing I’ve ever seen at a wedding, almost all the guests were getting in on the action. Even the videographers, my assistant, and I did a little two-step bootie shake!

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Kim | Texas State Capitol | Austin Bridal Photography

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I’ve known Kim since she was about the age my oldest daughter is now. Seeing her step out of the restroom at the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin dressed all in her white wedding gown was an other-worldly experience! I realized in a few short years that will be over after just blinking, my own daughter will be ready to be getting her bridal portraits taken in true Texas fashion with cowboy boots underneath that beautiful wedding dress. I can only hope she finds as much happiness as Kim has found with Landon that was so obvious after spending time with them during their engagement photography session. Thank you for letting me be part of this time in your life and share in your beauty and joy through my photography.

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