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I’m so excited to share Jackie & Tyler’s wedding story today because they’re not just clients – they’re FRIENDS! I met these two on the day of their Mad-Men-Inspired engagement session and we wandered the vintage air museum for hours – just talking and laughing like old friends…and since then, we’ve become just that. Their day was incredibly heartfelt and sincere and totally them. The way they look at each other says it all…

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I knew Amanda and Nick were going to amazing to work with when we showed up for their engagement session in the pouring rain…and they were totally game to hang out under an umbrella for some drizzly snuggling! It was one of my favorite sessions – and their wedding did NOT disappoint! We spent the day surrounded by butterflies and loved ones and they shut the place down with dancing and laughter and s’mores! Here’s more of their wedding day story…

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I met Julie and Jorge downtown on an evening at the very end of fall – still warm until the sun starts to dip below the horizon – and we wandered. We wandered side streets and alleys, bridges and crosswalks, while well-wishing strangers called out congratulations from moving vehicles and others watched with smiles while we danced on bridges and soaked in the very last rays of sunlight. We had no direction except to follow the sunset and end with the city we all love as a backdrop. It was a perfect evening with two incredibly, luminously in love people. Here’s a little of that story…

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  • Molly - Wow! These photos are great. Such a beautiful couple and you captured them so beautifully.December 14, 2016 – 9:42 amReplyCancel

  • Justyna - Wow! That light…and this couple! Beautiful work!December 14, 2016 – 9:44 amReplyCancel

I don’t even know where to start with this wedding! Lesley and Joe’s elegant, fun, festive, classic wedding was perfect…and perfectly them. I started with the ladies early in the day and we danced and sang our way through hair and makeup before heading to a gorgeous church for their ceremony and finished up the day at Creekside for their gorgeous reception where the most beautiful sunset met us and saw the beginning of one of the most fun receptions I’ve ever witnessed! Lesley’s style is undeniably chic and Joe loves her perfectly…they are completely themselves and completely smitten with each other. I think you’ll love them as much as I do!

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  • Hannah Breidinger - These are gorgeous!! Your compisition and use of light is amazing!November 9, 2016 – 1:52 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Thank you so much! I loved spending the day with these two 🙂November 9, 2016 – 2:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily Reedstrom - I love the way you caught so many natural reactions throughout the day! And seriously – you’re lighting on the couple portraits is to die for.November 9, 2016 – 2:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Terri-Lynn - Gorgeous couple and gorgeous photos! <3November 9, 2016 – 6:21 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Thank you!November 9, 2016 – 7:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Lesley Treviño - Thank you April! Such a sweet blog, you made me tear up :,) love reliving our special day with these beautiful photos, thanks to you! ❤️November 9, 2016 – 10:01 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - It was my pleasure Lesley – all the best wishes to you all!!November 9, 2016 – 10:12 pmReplyCancel

Kelsey and Cole’s wedding day did not go completely according to plan…and it was the greatest thing that could’ve happened. All morning the light rain would come and go, never lingering, but as soon as they were putting the finishing touches on dresses and jackets and hats and boots, the sky opened up and began POURING rain. Not just rain…torrential rain. But it just so happens that Kelsey and Cole were married in a barn on ACRES of gorgeous Texas open space and we all watched in awe as the storm rolled in – it was stunningly beautiful – and everyone took a deep breath, put on some music and enjoyed some much needed fun while we waited to see what would happen. As fate would have it, the storm rolled on through and left behind the most beautiful light and a relaxed wedding party who continued to embrace their day as it unfolded.

On a side note – their wedding venue – The Barn at 5S Ranch – is just opening (they were the very first wedding) and I can’t say enough amazing things about the venue itself, the surrounding grounds and the coordinators! Definitely check them out!!


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