Hannah & Hunter's Dallas Engagement Session | Austin Wedding Photographer

I was able to connect with Hannah and Hunter through a referral from the CW Hill Country Ranch over in Boerne, TX and I'm so glad they're trusting me to shoot their wedding later this year!

These two opted to shoot their engagement session in Dallas and after a quick drive we spent some time together laughing and getting to know each other. We spent a little time at Prairie Creek Park before heading down to White Rock Lake to catch a few moments while the sun went down. 

All in all, we had a blast and I can't wait to blog their wedding when it's all said and done. 


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Diane & Alex's Austin Engagement Session | Austin Wedding Photographer

Diane and Alex are getting married in Cancun later this year and I'll be adding a few stamps to my passport in the process. But before wheels up in November we connected to capture a few special moments together. We slid over to Nicholas Dawson Park and spent a little time together a few weeks ago. Although the humidity was INSANE we were able to share a few laught before the heat got the best of us. 

I can't wait to celebrate their wedding day with them in a few months!



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Coby & Erika's Hideout on the Horseshoe Wedding | Austin Wedding Photographer

The true definition of a love story! I've been waiting oh so patiently to shoot this wedding since last year and what a time I had celebrating with everyone who was in attendance. From the emotional first look to the french toast that made me feel as though I hadn't truly lived yet, Erika and Coby's wedding day was nothing short of amazing. 

How We Connected

If you checked out the engagement session I blogged about Coby and Erika you'd know that I met Erika at a Big Brothers, Big Sisters event I covered in Houston in 2017. I may have said hi to her two or three times throughout the evening as I was in 'work' mode making sure I captured everything I needed to. (You can check out the gallery from that event here.) After delivering the final product I received an email from Erika asking if we could speak further about wedding photography. The rest is history I suppose. 

After we decided to move forward they were so kind to treat me to dinner after I shot their engagement session in Houston and it was amazing getting to know more about them and how they met. Coby put the moves on Erika when he gave her a stuffed koala bear on their first date and boom! Marriage. lol. 

The Ceremony

Coby and Erika choose to celebrate their wedding day at the GORGEOUS Hideout on The Horseshoe wedding & event venue. This venue was literally next level as the upper portion of the venue was home to several of cabins and views of the Guadalupe River while the ceremony/event space was located down a long, stone staircase right next to the water's edge. The ceremony was filled with emotion as Erika and Coby swapped both vows and tears in front of their closest friends and family. Afterward, there were family photos, laughs and unscripted dog kisses by one of the groomsmen as we prepared to make the trek up the stone staircase to get the party started.

The Reception

Where do I begin! I'm not sure if I've ever enjoyed a wedding reception as much as this one. First things first, the food was on another level!! Erika and Coby brought in Root Cellar Catering Co. and they shut it down. My favorite part was the shrimp and grits and the french toast! I took one bite and the heavens opened up with a sea of angels who whispered in my ear, 'boy you better eat some more!' I'd be lying if I told you I had less than three plates. 

Don't get me started on the band. Austin Party Band (APB) brought the house all the way down and I found myself grooving while behind the camera all night. They performed renditions of lots of popular songs and Theresa, one of the lead singers, was awesome! She mingled with the crowd, cracked jokes and put everyone in the mood to party! Highlight of the evening though? When Coby hopped on stage in front of everyone and performed a flawless cover of Rappers Delight. Dude has bars!!


This was one of those weddings that after you get in your car to drive away you pause for a moment and just send a quick thank you prayer up to God. Thank you for connecting me with such an amazing couple and thank you for giving me the desire to capture such important moments for such great people. Congratulations Erika and Coby on your marriage and I can't wait to see what you two accomplish together!


Vendors

Venue: Hideout on The Horseshoe

Planning & Coordination: Clearly Classy Events

Catering: Root Cellar Catering Co.

Band: Austin Party Band

Cake: 2 Tarts

Hair & Makeup: Adorne Artistry



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Elizabeth & Sydney Riverwalk Engagement Session | Austin Wedding Photographer

I'm always happy when I get the chance to be a part of someone's love story. (cliché, I know). I was fortunate enough to connect with Elizabeth and Sydney online and we planned a quick hour-long engagement session down the southern part of the Riverwalk in San Antonio. I hadn't been to that part of the Riverwalk but I really enjoyed all of the nooks and crannies (yes, nooks and crannies) that were available for us to explore! #nooksandcrannies

Elizabeth and Sydney were great to work with. So loving and affectionate towards each other which made my job super easy. One thing I love about what I do is changing my clients' perception of what it means to be 'in front of the camera.' Oftentimes people think it means awkward poses and saying cheese over and over but that couldn't be further from the truth. In my opinion, it's all about encouraging two people to enjoy a moment with each other and forget that I'm even there. And ANYBODY can do that. 

This is my third time shooting an engagement session in San Antonio and I think it's starting to grow on me. Wishing I could shoot their wedding later this year in Arkansas but happy we were able to capture these moments together. Until next time SA!


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Vendor Spotlight: Pubcrawler of Austin

PEDAL BITCHES!


 The peddler, Bonnie and the crew!

The peddler, Bonnie and the crew!

After learning more about the booming bachelorette party culture in here in Austin, Texas I decided to connect with Pubcrawler of Austin and photograph a pub crawl with a group of ladies from out of town. (More on why later) It was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had as a photographer and definitely something that's on the top of my list of things I've done since living here. To say that Pubcrawler of Austin is something you have to do is definitely an understatement. Read on!


What is the Pubcrawler of Austin? As described on their website they are Austin's original pedal-powered pubcrawl. But if I had to describe it I'd say that it's one of the best ways for a group of up to 14 people to pedal, drink and laugh their way through the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. The process is pretty simple. When you show up, step one is to meet with your guide and after signing a quick waiver it's time to hop on your peddler. On this particular day, our guide was a cool cat by the name of Bonnie. As he describes it, "Yes! Bonnie with a 'B' and yes, just like Bonnie and Clyde. Shit happens!" After being briefed on the rules and regulations of the peddler it was off to the races! Just in case you’re wondering, the answer is yes! You have to pedal or the vehicle won’t move. It's very fitting that Pubcrawler of Austin has a simple motto...... Pedal Bitches!

 Bonnie with the breakdown. Did you see his shirt by the way?

Bonnie with the breakdown. Did you see his shirt by the way?

The ladies were able to listen to any music they liked while on the peddler after Bonnie passed them the AUX cord (which is 100% clutch) and that set the stage for the entire time we were together. The pub crawl lasted about two hours as we made our way through Austin's downtown grid, stopping to hop out and explore the various bars/pubs in the immediate area. This is great for anyone looking to find a fun and unique way to learn more about the bar scene or anyone who is flying in from out of town and wants to experience Austin in a 'fast' and furious way. We stopped at the Tiniest Bar in Texas, Hangar Lounge and The Bling Pig Pub before wrapping things up at a nice lounge called LUX. Tons of action! Tons of great moments!

The thing I enjoyed the most was how much everyone was able to let their hair down and just have fun. The music was blasting, the drinks were cold and at times it felt like we were in our own little world separate from everyone else. People were taking photos of us, interacting with us, whistling, honking their horns and making the experience even more enjoyable. As a photographer I had an amazing time and by the end of the day I felt like I was one of the crew instead of just the photo guy. I met the coolest group of ladies who flew in from different parts of the country and it was great getting to know them while capturing great moments as they experienced downtown Austin for the very first time.

If you’re looking for one of the best ways to experience downtown Austin while grabbing drinks with friends and family or if you’re planning a bachelorette party and you’re looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon you absolutely need to get in touch with Pubcrawler of Austin. Tell Jennifer I sent you and be sure to let Bonnie know how cool his first name.

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Also, one quick announcement. I'm excited to launch Austin Bachelorette Photography! The first and BEST way to capture your bachelorette party here in the city of Austin, TX.

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