This was a special one for me, y’all. The now groom in these images is an old, dear friend that I have known since he was a floppy haired freshman horn player in the Westlake Band. Fast forward 10 years…and I just photographed his proposal to his sweet bride-to-be, Ivy! Avery planned for months, orchestrated all sorts of surprises (including me waiting in the wings to take photos)…and after a private wine tasting at a gorgeous winery in Fredricksburg, he escorted her out onto the patio where he delivered his speech, got down on one knee, and amidst lots of tears (from both parties), a ring landed on her finger. What a sweet moment it was! Feast your eyes, friends. These two are just too precious for words.
Louisiana folks sure do know how to party. I just LOVE my opportunities to go back to where my business first began, celebrate in such a fun-loving, vibrant culture, and photograph such lively days. Mallory & Matt put on an amazing party at a GORGEOUS venue in Covington. Feast your eyes, friends!
Y’all…shoutout to Elizabeth & Jared & their families for putting together a gorgeous day, braving the cold, and hosting a rockin’ reception. Their day was a cold one, but you wouldn’t know it by these photos. These two emanate warmth wherever they go. And Mercury Hall was a beautiful backdrop for their day!
The photography industry is all about connections…well, that’s any industry, really. I was fortunate enough to get connected with this sweet couple through one of my closest friends from the World Race. And boy, am I thankful! These two are so fun, so full of joy, laughter, and wit. Totally willing to make fun of each other/themselves, and fully own who they are. I’m so thankful that this industry brings me clients that become friends. I can’t WAIT for their big day in November. If it’s half as fun as Sunday afternoon was…it will be a win for me!
A day full of emotion, sunlight, laughter, and beautiful things. This cold December day couldn’t damper the warmth that Ryan & Aaron have for each other, and the love they have for their family & friends. My trusty pal Laura Gilligan and I had a blast photographing such a perfect day. The whole team at The White Sparrow was just fantastic, and boooyyyyy….do the Gilbreaths know how to throw a party. And Whataburger late-night snacks to send their guests off with? These are my kind of people, y’all.
Venue: The White Sparrow
Florals: Flowers on the Square
Rentals: Beautiful Event Rentals
Calligraphy: Molly Mask Lettering
Invitation/printing: Empress Stationary
Hair & Makeup: Something You…Beauty
Girls PJ’s: Nordstrom
Bride’s PJ’s: Mark and Graham
Flower Girl PJ’s: Petite Plume
Bridal Gown: Essence of Australia
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Engagement ring: Kubes Jeweler
Bridesmaids dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s attire: The Black Tux
Groomsmen attire: The Black Tux
Video: Innovative Texas
DJ: Spotlight Entertainment
Cake: Hurley House
Groom’s Cake: Cakes by Leslie
From the words of the new mom:
“The thing I love most about being a new mom is how much my baby needs me right now. It’s the thing that makes being a new parent the hardest and the most wonderful… and I make sure to remind myself that someday I will miss that whenever she’s fussing at 3am.”
In the words of the mommy-to-be:
I decided to get maternity photos because it hit me that I would never be pregnant for the first time ever again. It’s such a special and unique time and at 9 months pregnant, I was already feeling nostalgic about it being over. Once I saw the photos, any anxiety I had about the pregnancy coming to an end lifted because this perfect moment in my life had been beautifully captured and I was able to get excited about the delivery and meeting our baby girl. -Claire