these two . good lord .
so pretty . so much fun . i shot their engagement session back in the fall and then had the wonderful opportunity to document their big day back in August .
i’m currently in Copenhagen, Denmark .. sitting in a coffee shop/cafe/bar that i’ve visited about 6 times since arriving here a few days ago . candles on every table, Agnes Obel playing in the background, french presses poured and re-poured, 52 degrees and breezy outside, bundled up and enjoying this time to be in awe of the place i’m in in life . thankful . truly .
so its time to play catch up .
i love blogging and sharing my work and the wonderful clients i work with . but i also absolutely suck at blogging . it’s so time consuming and seemingly pointless at the time of doing it .. but it always proves to be worth it when a new client finds me due to the fact i blogged! so that keeps me going . sort of . i’m still really bad it .
but i’ve found some time to sit and commit, here at Cafe Bopa .
a big cheers to this couple i’m blogging – bryan & deborah . two ridiculously pretty people with contagious smiles and laughs . it was such a joy getting to document this exciting time in their lives .
and just like that, i’m speechless .
from the day i shot their engagement shoot, i was enthralled by them . their effortless joy and love . her beauty, him captivated . his charm and way to ease her, her subtle strength and humbleness . everything alluring .
So when Josh & I got to document their wedding in Austin, TX, I was in a trance . Mesmerized . Unable to do anything else than what I was made to do . to document . to photograph this love that God has made in order to help remind and soothe and relinquish joy whenever the images are looked at years and decades from now .
A Sunday morning wedding . Close family and friends gathered . A moment to worship, followed by a moment to witness the union of two souls . All smiles, lots of pictures, mimosas and donuts, some sweet toasts and a lot of dancing . This wedding is one for the books .
WARNING: photo overload .. in the best way .
its a good good feeling to be proud of the work you create .
Venue : Barr Mansion
Food Vendor : (All Organic, seasonal cuisine, cooked on site) Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom
Bridal Gown : (V Neck Soft A Line Gown) Vera Wang
Andy & Meghan’s wedding was so beautiful . Their style is impeccable and I seriously couldn’t take my eyes off Meghan, she made the most beautiful bride .
I love writing stories with my photos, and their wedding was no different . But for this blog post, maybe due to my obsession with the style and colors of this wedding, I’m highlighting some of my personal favorite captures of the day . It might not write a story as much as usual, but for me, they simply just sing of beauty .
Full of intention . Full of gentleness, patience, love and focus . It all encompasses Joe & Kaitlyn . They opened their hearts and homes to Josh and I when we went to Indianapolis for their wedding weekend and new friendships deepened.
Kaitlyn & I had been lurking on and loving eachother’s instagrams for awhile when her and Joe got engaged . I secretly really hoped she’d ask me to document her special day . It didn’t take long until my hopes became reality and we were drawing up a timeline for their wedding! But we both knew a 2 day weekend wouldn’t be enough for our long distance friendship to be nurtured, so Josh and I went out a few days before the wedding, spending time with them and the whole bridal party night and day, day and night.. dancing, laughing, drinking, celebrating and dancing some more. Josh and I felt at home quick and easy with J & K and all their Indy people . Getting to be a part of the excitement of the days leading up to the wedding, the rush of putting everything together, wrapping silverware and filling cute condiment dishes, the constant praying for the rain to go away .. it felt as if we were friends coming to attend the wedding rather than to work it . And that feeling never left .
Even while shooting on the day of, I’ve never felt so relaxed shooting a wedding . And it was an honor getting to be so close to J & K on the best day of their lives . Photographing their first look, their intimate moments just before the ceremony, their constant laughter and hands never leaving the others . A weekend Josh and I will never forget, friends we will always cherish .
Here’s to Joe & Kaitlyn .
I’m a huge fan of variety . It keeps you on your toes, it makes life interesting, and it’s just plain fun .
This couple was all about variety, too and i loved every minute of it .
From goofing off in the Arts District, to making out under trees and rolling in the grass, to rooftop bars and getting fancy for a sultry night on the town . variety is where it’s at .
I’ve never seen a bride and groom be so accommodating to those around them on their own wedding day . These two are some of the most generous, kind, compassionate and genuine people I’ve ever had the privilege of photographing . And their sweet unwavering love for each other was so easy to document . I loved everything about this Tulsa wedding .
& a big thanks to Abby Coyle for assisting me at this wedding . :]