When Shelby reached out to me about scheduling this session, and cast her vision for what she was hoping to capture, I was so excited! She & her husband Nick have lived in this 600 sq ft house that was built in 1920, and are uprooting their lives in Houston to move to Colorado! They wanted to commemorate this season of their marriage, and the little piece of history that they had occupied. So I was super stoked at the trip to H-town to hang with them & their precious pup, Kirby for the afternoon. Their home is precious, and I loved getting to photograph them!
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.”