Holly & Jeff | Backyard | Austin Wedding Photography

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140405-wedding-photography-Austin-photographers-camerasHolly and Jeff shared an intimate, stylishly casual wedding at Holly’s sister’s home in central Austin. Surrounded by their family and friends, their sons stood up with them on the beautiful covered front porch. And of course, I always love my second shooter capturing me “chimping” at the back of my camera with the paparazzi!

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Sara & Edwin |Backyard | Kyle Wedding Photography

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Texas State University students Sara and Edwin celebrated their wedding with a lovely backyard reception in Plum Creek, Kyle, Texas. I love getting to know a bride and groom before a wedding because we can tailor their photography. My first opportunity to work with them was a family photo session, then their engagement session, and then their wedding. Her youngest sister and my oldest daughter became close friends throughout the process as well. Their intimate backyard gathering with family and friends was a perfect way to show their quiet devotion to one another, and set off Edwin’s sense of humor. I know they’ll take wonderful care of one another. Congratulations on your wedding, and best to you on your long, happy marriage together!

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Kristen & Chris | Casablanca on Brushy Creek | Austin Wedding Photography

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Kristen and Chris were married at the gorgeous Casablanca on Brushy Creek in Round Rock on a warm February day. My last wedding before maternity leave was the perfect combination of casual elegance. The harp and viola music, the dignified Tex-Mex catering, the creek at sunset, and the variety of huge, open indoor spaces together with a beautiful couple and their friends created a timeless princess story.

I always get a kick out of seeing the photos we created for engagement and bridal shoots on display at the reception, on their blogs, or Facebook profile photos, and they had decorated many of the tabletops with vignettes of our sessions together. It’s always an honor being involved with a couple creating their first family heirloom from such a treasured part of their lives, helping remove the stress and capture the feeling of romantic fun and closeness around their wedding day. Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer…and engagement photographer…AND bridal photographer! It was an honor getting to know you better as you set off on this new journey together.

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Kim & Landon | Old Settlers Park | Round Rock Wedding Photography

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Kim and Landon were married a week earlier in his Utah hometown, and came back to her hometown of Austin for a local wedding reception at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Wedding photography at second receptions is always fun and low key because the post wedding stress and honeymoon bride and groom are always so relaxed. Plus, it’s a great way to get a lot of mileage out of that beautiful dress. It was great to see their families again, our old friends, and share in this whimsical Western-themed event complete with cocktail gowns with cowboy boots. I loved seeing their framed prints from their engagement and bridal photography sessions decorating their wedding reception. It’s amazing how fast Kim grew up. I wish I could stop blinking, because my own kids are growing up just as quickly when my eyes are closed.

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