Emily and Jasper decided they wanted their wedding to be an adventure. It turned into a Banff destination wedding.
We met Emily and Jasper at one of my pre-NAPfS “Camera and Coffee” events a few years back. It didn’t take long for her (and Jasper) to slot into #TeamBlue and start shooting with us. Pretty early on, she mentioned that they were getting married in a couple years and asked:
Would you be willing to go to Denali and do the wedding in the back country?
Uhm, YES! It turns out that Emily and Jasper are exactly our type of crazy.
Fast forward to 2017. Plans changed and we ended up in Banff National Park in Canada instead. Getting to their wedding was a pretty epic road trip including a stop over in the Teton’s for the total solar eclipse and a Bonnie and Clyde “day before” shoot. That story will have to wait for another blog post though.
Banff was unbelievable beautiful. It’s hard to relate just how spectacular a backdrop the mountains are.
Emily and Jasper are both professional photographers. They gave me free reign to set the schedule around the light. We actually did the couples portraits starting at about 6AM (4:30AM call time – yes, they and the wedding party are hard core) with the ceremony afterwards mid morning.
This was a minimalist wedding all about the couple and location. Emily made the small number of DIY details they had and they fit the location perfectly.
Sunrise Banff Destination Wedding Ceremony
After we finished up the sunrise portraits, Emily and Jasper got officially hitched by their friend Greg.
Destination Wedding Portraits
Because of COURSE I was going to make more pictures of Emily and Jasper while I had mountains and such an adventurous couple.
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Most couples are hoping for beautiful weather and clears skies during their engagement sessions. Move over Gene Kelly, we have another couple celebrating in the rain. Chris and Samantha embraced their creative side, and wanted soaked engagement photos. We couldn’t have been happier!
We took over for Mother Nature on that hot summer day, and gladly took on the task of spraying the couple with the water hose. In July, in Texas, this is a much cooler way to conduct a photo shoot. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it! (Bonus – you don’t have to water the grass later either.)
Some couples want normal engagement wandering in a park. There is nothing wrong with that, but we like to push the limits some. Some times that takes the form of astro-portraits, mountain biking together or kayaking. In this case, we just added water.
Here we have some behind the scenes action. Is AzulOx making sure the lighting is perfect or is this a classic photo bomb?
We had a wonderful time capturing Roxie’s Downtown Bridal shoot. We started at First Baptist Church in downtown Austin and then headed out for a classic Austin skyline Golden Hour Sunset.
Roxie out shined the candles during her Downtown Bridal session. Her happiness was glowing, and radiant as the sunset.
Roxie is a true Austinite. She grew up in South Austin, as some like to call the OG.
Roxie also grew up attending the First Baptist Church, in downtown Austin. Her father Doug Keenan has been the Minister of Pastoral Care for 20 years. It made perfect sense to capture her Bridal pictures at the church.
Austin, the Music Capital of the world. Roxie took this to heart, and is teaching music at Mills Elementary School.
Leave it to Kendra Scott to create the most beautiful pieces of jewelry, which magically brought her ensemble together perfectly. You have the option to design your own collection on the Kendra Scott Website.
We let the Austin Skyline work it’s magic, making a breathtaking backdrop for this Downtown Bridal shoot.
We were graced with a spectacular Golden Hour. With only a small window of time, you get vivid colors that add the perfect touch to any photograph.
Doug and Deb Keenan joined her on the rooftop for Downtown Bridal Shoot, and couldn’t be happier.
Let us capture your Bridal Photos. We love crazy ideas and adventures!
Union on 8th Wedding Trailer
Rebekah and Memo’s Union on 8th Wedding Trailer, brings a smile to our faces! We first met this lovely couple for their engagement session, and we had a blast. We expected nothing less from this charismatic duo on their Wedding Day. We began downtown at the historic courthouse for the ceremony. The couple was then led into Union on 8th for the reception, located just 20 miles north of Downtown Austin. With the “Keep Austin Weird” vibe, it was the perfect venue.
Union on 8th is a super cool venue just off of Georgetown’s old time square. It started life as an automotive repair shop and that texture shows through. The interior is perfect for small to medium weddings with cool old wooden ceiling joists and floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the intimate courtyard. There is even a classic Airstream trailer that makes a nice get away location for the couple during the reception.
The Wedding Team
When someone says they’re having a Rustic Wedding, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well, this Wedding Team put together a Rustic, yet very elegant wedding.
The Wedding Dress
Our bride looks absolutely stunning in this blush wedding dress, thanks to Georgio’s Bridal in Waco Texas. The simplicity of this ballgown dress, allows her to give it some Texas Flair. After all, it is a Austin Rustic Wedding.
This styled wedding was featured in Bliss Bridal Magazine and appeared on the cover.
Elegant Rustic Wedding Details
Elegant doesn’t necessarily mean simple. The Elegant Boutiques crafted by Ginny Swalley with Creative Innovations were intricate beautiful. Far from your basic boutique, hers are flowing with the smallest details that make the biggest difference. The closer you look, the more you see.
The wonderful staff down at Confetti Rentals never cease to impress with their attention to detail. This styled shoot had layers of detail in every direction.
Blue Hour Wedding Ceremony
There are few things as iconic of Texas as oak trees. The Terrace at Salado is shadowed by a huge live oak which makes a dramatic background for an intimate blue hour ceremony.