In Category: ‘Marriage’

Did somebody say Washington? Lord knows I love that place. And this summer I had the incredible pleasure of photographing one of my most favorite couples at the Lake Crescent Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula. Few places on this Earth compare to the Majesty of the Pacific Northwest, so photographing a wedding here is a true gift.

 

Katie and Travis said their vows on a somewhat chilly summer day overlooking a most beautiful scene. What follows is a quick little teaser of some favorites. The full gallery will be posting soon.

 

Wedding Photography Lake Crescent Lodge WA Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Seattle Wedding Photographers kt1 Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Destination Wedding Photographers Pacific Northwest kt1 Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Wedding Photographers Lake Crescent WA Summer Wedding Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Olympic Peninsula Wedding Photographers kt1 Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Olympic Peninsula Crescent Lodge Wedding kt1 Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

 

I think this is only the second time in almost 6 years that I’ve gotten to shoot a wedding for high school sweethearts. Alyssa and Frank met several years ago in school and have shared a love that has spanned through many changes, including out of state moves, college years, the start of new careers and transitions into grown-up life.
 
At the reception Alyssa’s mom, Cindy, recalled the day her daughter said she would one day marry Frank. And now, several years later that dream has come true.
 
Alyssa and Frank’s wedding took place this summer at the Tallowood Baptist Church, followed by a beautiful reception at the Omni Riverway. I shot with Alex, my trusted associate photog and had a total blast – as always. Here are a few shots to tide our excited families over while the final edits are made this weekend. I can’t wait to show you all the rest of the photos!! Thank you for all of your patience and for entrusting us with such a special day!
 
 
By Alex:
Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway af1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank

 

Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway bride1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank

 

By Alex:
Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway groom1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank
 
Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway pink bouquet1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank
 
Houston Wedding Photographers Church Chapel 1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank
 
Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway bride and groom1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank
 

Megan and Jaime had a stylish wedding in the River Oaks area at the contemporary Tiny Boxwoods Cafe by Thompson & Hanson. It was a small affair on a crisp summer day to fit Megan’s easy spirit and impeccably classic taste. Here’s a quick sneak!

 

Houston Wedding Photographers Tiny Boxwood 001 Wedding Sneak Peek • Megan & Jamie
 
Tiny Boxwood Wedding Photographers Houston 001 Wedding Sneak Peek • Megan & Jamie
 
Houston Wedding Photography Tiny Boxwood 002 Wedding Sneak Peek • Megan & Jamie
 

Laughter. That’s what I heard as I approached the bride’s room at Ashton Gardens. Sure enough, Elizabeth was surrounded by many giggly girls and women eagerly awaiting the nuptials. A little ways down through another corridor, James sat with his friends, a slight look of nerves on his kind face. So much emotion in one, single place. This is why I love weddings.
 
Elizabeth looked simply stunning – a real life princess. James had a special boutonniere made – a reflection of his nerdy inclinations. A fellow nerd myself, I was completely enraptured by the cleverness of this special touch.
 
It was a beautiful wedding and there are many, many great photos to share. While those go through the final touches of editing, here’s a couple to tide y’all over.  ;) Thanks for a great wedding!

 

 
Houston Wedding Photographers Ashton Gardens Wedding Sneak Peek   Elizabeth & James
 
Ashton Gardens Wedding Wedding Sneak Peek   Elizabeth & James
 
 

Ok, so I’ve been flaunting images of this wedding in several places recently…on Facebook, on other marketing pieces around the web, and maybe even on my Twitter page – I lose track. But I have yet to post the full wedding on the blog…and the albums came several, several days ago. I was sooo excited when they came because I truly love how colorful, modern and just-right this wedding turned out. The albums were no disappointment. In fact, I’m ordering one for me this week because the studio just feels a little lost without it ever since I turned it over to Diana & James. ;)

So, without further ado (I need to find another phrase to replace that one, any ideas?)….anyway…here are some close-ups of the album!
 
Flush Mount Album Plum Tree Studios 845x1024 Photowrap Flush Mount Album   Diana & James
 
Plum Tree Studios Wedding Album1 Photowrap Flush Mount Album   Diana & James
 
Flush Mount Album Full Image Wrap Plum Tree Studios Photowrap Flush Mount Album   Diana & James
 
I’ll be blogging the wedding photos next week and including some layouts of the inside of the album. I just couldn’t wait to share this!
 
 
 

For those of you who haven’t heard, I’m hosting our very first Facebook Fan Page contest! It’s a Trash the Dress Session. All you do is become a fan if you are interested, then leave a comment…anything you want. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

What’s a Trash the Dress session, you ask? Well, it’s a very fun shoot in which…we trash your dress! Just kidding. Well sort of.

Ok so, you know how your wedding day went by in a blur? And maybe you were too scared to ruin anything during your bridal session, if you had one at all? No time for awesome photos of you looking SMASHING in that fab dress, right? That’s where a TTD session comes in.

The day’s done…and you REEE-HEE-EEA-LLY want some knock out photos of yourself rockin’ that dress? Perfect. I want to shoot it.

Truth be told, my brides are usually not too shy about being a little less than careful on our bridal sessions. Here’s Aprille  gliding through mazes, standing by fountains, laying on park benches and looking simply gorgeous!

Houston bridal portraits Mercer Bridal Session & Trash The Dress

Bridal Portrait Mercer Arboretum Houston Mercer Bridal Session & Trash The Dress

Bridal portraits Mercer Arboretum Mercer Bridal Session & Trash The Dress

Houston Bridal Portraits Mercer Arboretum Mercer Bridal Session & Trash The Dress

Bridal Photography Houston Mercer Bridal Session & Trash The Dress

But for this…I wan to go ALL out. I’m thinking heated pools, train tracks, open fields, you name it. Anything goes.  Let’s get creative…let’s get dirty! What do you say? Do you want to trash the dress?

The historic, octagonal, and very beautiful Garten Verein in Galveston, TX was the perfect place for Charlie & Esmeralda’s wedding. When we first met, we immediately clicked over their colorful, whimsical and romantic wedding plans. I also bonded with them because, frankly, their sense of humor and wonderful disposition is just a joy to be around.

Charlie & Esmeralda included a Disney theme in their wedding and welcomed family and friends from near and far on one of the most perfect of wedding days. Their ceremony took place at dusk, which made for amazing, dramatic lighting. And the venue was also perfectly lit by the folks at LG Entertainment to coordinate with their fun wedding colors.

Here are some of my favorite photos of the day.

As if this place wasn’t gorgeous enough, the weather was just absolutely perfect! Blue skies were abound, which made for the perfect framing of this beautiful, historic structure.

Gartein Verein Wedding Photographer Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

Esmeralda went for a vintage-glam look done by the highly talented Leah, owner of Your Beautiful Face. I absolutely loved the subtle waves in her hair that just framed her bone structure perfectly.  She is an absolute vision!

Your Beautiful Face Makeup Houston Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

Charlie wore a stylish, tan suit that went perfectly with this beach-side location. His tulip boutonniere finished off this polished look. All floral pieces were created by the talented folks at Striking Stems.

Picture of Groom Getting Ready Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

Orange Wedding Flowers Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

Wedding Bouquet with Orage Flowers Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

I always borrow Hillary Clinton’s quote and apply it to weddings…it really does “take a village” to pull off such an important event. All details were expertly coordinated for this wedding by Jane and the super-professional ladies from The Total Wedding Experience. From planning, to coordinating, to set-up and everything in between, these ladies did an amazing job! Here’s a close up of some of the details they helped put together on wedding day.

Disney Wedding Theme Detail Photos Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

Right before the ceremony, I caught a couple of shots of the ring bearer. His “cheese” grin is the best one I’ve seen in a while!

Ring Bearer Photo Houston Wedding Photography Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

As the sun set over the gazebo, Charlie & Esmeralda shared their vows to become husband and wife…

Gartein Verein Wedding Photography Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

This is a close up as Charlie thanks the Heavens. They were both so very excited and full of emotion.  This is why I love weddings so much!

Houston Wedding Photography Bride Groom at altar Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & Esmeralda

As I mentioned, these two are about the most fun couple…they even stopped to do a self portrait at the end of the ceremony! I’m still waiting to see that on your FB profile, guys!! ;) Here’s how it looked from my end.

Wedding Photography Garten Verein Garten Verein Wedding Photography • Charlie & EsmeraldaThanks so much for sharing your day with me! Congrats to you both!

For a more complete look at their wedding day, you can see the video:
Charlie & Esmeralda • Garten Verein Wedding

Thanks to these wonderful vendors for making this couple’s wedding dream a reality:

Video • Kay Sue-ray Video Events

Planning & Coordination • The Total Wedding Experience

Makeup Artistry • Your Beautiful Face

Venue • Garten Verein

Officiant • We Do I Do’s

Floral Art • Striking Stems

Music & Lighting • LG Entertainment

Just a very quick sneak of a couple of groomsmen portraits. These guys were so hilarious! I just love how these turned out.

Grom Portrait Hillary & Clint • Wedding Sneak

Groomsmen Portrait Hillary & Clint • Wedding Sneak

More to come soon!

Hillary • Bridal Photos

December 28, 2010

I’ve been itching to post these bridals for a while now. Hillary is just such a stunner, and we had a grand time at our session in October. Since her wedding photos will be going up very soon, I’ve just got enough time to post some faves of this session.

We shot these on Halloween morning in Downtown Houston amidst a menagerie of on-lookers who probably thought we were in costume for the day. Nay, Hillary looked so fabulous, there’s no way this could have passed as Halloween getup!

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I’m so excited to post this sneak preview for Natasha & Jason’s wedding. They tied the knot on 10/1 at Agave Road. What a way to kick off October! Many more photos will soon follow, but for now, enjoy!!

001 Natasha & Jason • Wedding Photo Sneak Preview

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Fun, Love, Tears, Laughter…so much going on in this wedding. It was soooo amazing…

Pigs flew. Nuff said. For now. ;)

010 Natasha & Jason • Wedding Photo Sneak Preview