Jacob & Katie: Westridge Stables Spicewood Springs Engagement

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We met Jacob and Katie through Jacob’s company Lone Star Wake Rentals. Jacob takes people out on the Austin area lakes to have a good time. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a better job fit. About half way through their engagement session I looked at Katie and said “I assume Jacob was always the class clown?” The answer was a resounding “yes!”

Needless to say, Katie and Jacob’s engagement session at Westridge Stables was a lot of fun. The property is huge and we spent the afternoon roaming around it looking for photos. We even made some creative use of our Polaris transport under the milky way..

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Jason and Shay: Inks Lake Adventure Engagement in Burnet

The Texas hill country is full of beautiful locations to explore and we love it when couples say yes to exploring them during their engagement session. Jason and Shey met us for an Inks Lake Adventure Engagement. Check out (and I don’t normally get to say this) Shay’s adventure giraffe bridal shoot.

Reflective Inks Lake Adventure Engagement

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Inks lake is a beautiful natural location for engagement photos. The rugged landscape fit Shay and Jason’s adventurous spirit perfectly. Thanks to some recent rain, there were even reflective puddles on the granite.

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Starry Engagement Photos

The stars were big and bright over Shay and Jason. They said yes to hanging out and waiting for full dark. Then the fun began.

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Joseph and Sara – Texas Hill Country Engagement

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It’s always a special privilege to work for another professional photographer. When our friend Joseph asked us to be his wedding photographer, we were honored. There is a validation that goes with that, but also special responsibility and pressure. Phase one is the engagement shoot, and it is probably my favorite part of wedding photography. The ideal engagement session isn’t fast. It is relaxed and it is fun. I think relaxed and fun sums up Joseph and Sara’s hill country engagement.

We had a blast and made a ton of fun photos around the hill country. Picking the set for this blog was no easy task. The day began at the Stargazer cabin outside Fredericksburg with clear blue skies, tall brown grass and post oaks. We strolled up and down Main St in Fredericksburg for a bit, seeing the sites and making images. We hung out and chatted over a relaxed lunch at Rothskeller while we all flipped through the photos and talked about growing up in small town Texas.

Our plans hit a slight snag at Enchanted rock… The park was closed due to a managed hunt going on, so we diverted to Inks Lake. Luckily, we had time for the change in plans and spent sunset having some fun (including a cliff diving photobomb) around Devil’s Watering Hole.

Hopefully you like the images as much as we do.

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David & Katie: Montesino Ranch Wedding

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The venue at Montesino Ranch in Wimberley, Texas provided the perfect venue for the weekend’s Keller Wedding festivities. The cute bungalows, converted farm houses and the rustic barn made for a tremendous backdrop, and it’s a working organic farm! The wedding site itself is situated on a scenic overlook with the reception site down below. Still impressed. Let me tell a few quick stories about the wedding day.

First, a little bit, (ok a lot) of rain came through about 3pm and Jeff Koehler’s crew calmly worked through the adverse conditions to get the site prepped for the guests. The photographers were content to take pictures of rain drops and such.

Second, Maybe the best “Too Early Kiss” by David. You can see Katie’s reaction of wait, not yet! and then the whole room burst into laughter. I can’t blame a groom for wanting to kiss the bride as soon as possible. Great moment into the insight of the couple which seems to be “Life is fun, let’s live it together!”.

And the last quick story from the evening. Who in the world knew the Bride’s mom, Kitty Keller, could freestyle rap? The last photo in this gallery shows her doing just this very thing. Someone needs to leave her a new rap name in the comments. The freestyle verses were funny and rhymed, I was impressed. And yes, it will be in the video!

Vendors:
Venue: Montesino Ranch
Music: Barton Strings
Shuttles: Longhorn Limos
Wedding Consultation: Design Associates
Catering: Nash Family Catering
Rentals: Comal Rental
Music/Lights: DJ/Fred Bishop
Cake: Classic Cakes by Lori
Pies: Wimberley Pie Co.
Makeup: Jayna Love
Hair: Katy Adams
Photo & Video: AzulOx

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Guthrie-Nicol Wedding: Marriott Hill Country: San Antonio, Texas

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What a great weekend in San Antonio we had photographing Michele and Michael’s Wedding at the JW Hill Country Marriott Resort. A beautiful outdoor ceremony with surprises from cute ringbearers, a few tears of happiness, and lots of shared memories. If you follow along with the photos we think you see the major thread of the narrative. There are a ton more photos to share and tangents to explore but for now let’s focus on the bride and groom. Our senior shooter Kaush had a great idea for a ring shot based on Michele’s love for Tiff’s Treats, the Pacman ring shot! We would also like to thank the staff at the Marriott headed up by Pablo for executing a flawless day.

Other vendors of note to help the day along
Lighting: Events by Reese
Flowers: Floral Elegance
Hair/Makeup: Makeup by Alyssa
DJ: Jonny Black Productions
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Bill & Dana: Inn at Wild Rose Hall Wedding

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I have the greatest job in the world. Saturday we got to photograph our great friends Bill & Dana get married at the Inn at Wild Rose Hall. I have known Bill since my freshman year of college where we were room mates at Madison House at UT. The RA’s felt sorry for me, but we became lifelong friends anyhow. Getting to know Dana over the last few years has been a privilege as she is a wonderful all around gal always ready with a quick infectious smile and a strong sense of adventure. We played up their sense of adventure in their Indiana Jones-themed engagement photos, and her great smile in her bridal portraits.

Enough about how awesome this couple is individually, the great part is how well they come together. They love to laugh and be silly, have traveled the world together, and as a true testament they have great friends surrounding them!

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