Lauren + Harrison | Pecan Springs Ranch, Dripping Springs, TX | Texas Wedding Photographer

Can you say....GOAAAAALS?!?! Cause this wedding is all of them. All of the dreamy, heart-melting, magical goals. Narrowing this blog down was quite possibly the hardest thing I did in 2017. I adore every image and moment that came from Lauren + Harrison's big day. I can't say enough about how sweet and kind Lauren + Harrison were to me through the whole process, from shooting their engagements to delivering their photos. Clients like them make me so incredibly thankful that this job allows me to meet so many amazing couples and celebrate their love in these seasons. It is an honor that I will never take for granted. 

On this gorgeous summer day, they vowed themselves to one another for life. The elegant florals and romantic candle lit reception were the perfect backdrops, to balance the rustic charm of Pecan Springs Ranch. To start the day, Lauren + Harrison shared the slow getting ready hours with their friends and family, exchanging heartfelt sentiments and last moments of singleness with the people they love, until they finally got to see each other during an amazing first look. As the sun began to lower, it was time for the big moment. The vows. The ethereal, glowing scene was out of a storybook of my dreams. Their gorgeous wedding quickly became a summer garden party as kids played games in the lawn, guests mingled in the sunset, and we danced our booties off under string lights. It was the party of a lifetime!

My favorite moments of the day: 1) Shooting getting ready photos in the dreamiest all-white room of the bridal suite! The light was heavenly, and Lauren had the sweetest moment reading Harrison's letter to her, making the scene simply perfect. 2) My most favorite recessional EVER. You will die. 3)'ll have to scroll through the blog for more on that one ;)

Lauren + Harrison, thank you for sharing your love with everyone around you. It is a joy to see the way you adore and care for each other and a dream come true to have been your photographer! All my love!!

Venue - Pecan Springs Ranch
Florist - Little Yellow Flower Designs
DJ - Brent Baker
Videographer - Ladybird Wedding Films
Caterer - Fajita Warehouse
Cake - Grammy
Cheesecake - Stregare Cheesecake Company
Hair - Lavish Beauty
Makeup - Stephanie Martin
Rentals - Pecan Springs Ranch & Marquee Events
Dress Designer - Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses - David's Bridal
Men's Suits - Generation Tux
Second Shooter - Shelby Nickel Photo

Kathleen + Steven | Enchanted Rock Engagement Session | Texas Wedding Photographer

Wowww, I don't know if e-sessions get any dreamier than Enchanted Rock with these lovebirds. This session included all of my fave things: ultimate chill, playfulness, movement, and the two best times of day, golden hour, and blue hour. Also, no session better shows how much I love walking shots LOL (a little too much maybe??). If you haven't been to Enchanted Rock, you're in for quite a hike to the top, but it is oh so worth the sunset view. This was my first session at ER, which I was all too excited for because I had my own engagement photos done there!! Kathleen, Steven, and I played around at the bottom of the rock for the first half of the shoot, not anticipating how hot it turned out to be that day (hello, sweat). But nothing got these two down!!! They were as sweet and natural in front of the camera as it gets. Helps that Steven absolutely adores Kathleen. I mean, these two are just. so. in. looove. Ah, the cutest. When it started to cool down and was 45 min. to sunset, we began the (hella steep) mile hike to the top. I had an idea of what I wanted to shoot when the sun hit perfectly on the horizon, but when we got there, the light blew me away. Seriously, it may be in my top five favorite sunsets ever. I just began shooting every angle and second I could, shot a little video, and just let these two play and dance until we couldn't see the sun anymore. No plans. No stress. No rigid posing. Just soaking in the love and sun-drenched goodness all around us. It was one of the most magical moments of my career yet.

Can't wait for your big day, lovebirds!!
P.S. if you wanna see the little love film I shot for this session, go to my "FILM" tab!

Hannah + Ben | Stonehouse Villa, Driftwood, TX | Texas Wedding Photographer

Honestly, Hannah + Ben's sweet hill country wedding was one of the best surprises of the summer. Not shooting engagements with clients before the wedding always creates a little bit of suspense about how comfortable they are in front of the camera and with you and your direction, as the photographer, when you show up on the big day. In these situations, I usually have to work a little bit harder to anticipate the couple's vibe, how they interact with one another, and how to get the most emotion out of them in a short period of time. BUT, my job has NEVER been easier than when I showed up to shoot Hannah + Ben's day. The love and joy between them was oozing into every single frame, with little to no direction on my end. They laid all of their depth, excitement, and tears out on the table, and the photos produced capture some of the most emotional moments I've ever witnessed. YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP, PEOPLE!!! I felt so honored to be present in these moments and to capture just small glimpses of how stinking in love these two are. Seriously, never have I ever seen a groom so gentle with his bride as Ben. And Hannah lit up everywhere she went all day long. Hannah + Ben's wedding day perfectly encapsulated everything I believe about weddings; that they are so much more than parties. They are sacred days, filled with holy displays of grand, Christ-like love. 

Hannah + Ben, thank you for letting me capture such an intimate day. Thank you for being two of the kindest clients and people I have ever met and continuing to lavish love and support on me, even after the wedding. You two radiate the love of God so beautifully, and I will forever treasure being your wedding photographer! 

P.S. If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember that CRAZY sweet beautiful amazing emotional wonderful first look shot that got an insane amount of likes and shares for my little Insta account. Yeah, there's more where that came from!!! Keep scrolling ;)

Venue - Stonehouse Villa
Florist - Wow Factor Design Co.
DJ - Austin Dane
Caterer - FW Catering
Makeup - Nicole Schultz
Wedding Dress - BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dresses - Azazie