The Union on Eighth Wedding - Jamie & Karey

One year ago, Jamie and Karey tied the knot. Their wedding was one of my favorites from last year and I'm sure it will always be one of my favorites. Jamie's knack for finding and creating cute details and decorations is off the charts. Karey's creativity and talent guided the wedding videography and music. Since this day they have continued to grow in their love for one another and they have been a wonderful example of the joys of marriage. 

I'm excited to announce that their wedding will be featured in the upcoming March issue of Brides of Austin so be sure to pick up a copy!

Venue: The Union On Eighth // Dress: Maggie Sottero // Groom's attire: H&M // Bride's shoes: TOMS // Groom's shoes: Aldo // Makeup: Beauty by Shannon Nicole // Cake: Fantasy Cakes // Florist: Grace Hamilton // Wedding rings: Rare Earth, Diamonds Direct

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Caney House Wedding - Kristna & Kyle

Kristna and Kyle are such a sweet couple and their wedding was one of my favorites from last year. Their wedding was set around the Caney House, a quaint historic house in a small southeast Texas town. I loved how each detail was unique and special to them from their engraved Bible and custom made rings to their TOMS shoes. Instant photos, strawberry naked cake, rustic setting, sunset bride and groom portraits -- I could go on with all the reasons why I loved this wedding. But most of all, on this day I gained two new wonderful friends and I am so honored to have been a part of their wedding. Oh, and for the record, Kyle is not a hipster.

Venue: Caney House  //  Florals: Flower Cottage  //  Dress: BHLDN  //  Hair: Made You Blush  //  Bride's ring: Kenzie & Co  //  Shoes: TOMS  //  Groom's Attire: Stag, Imogene + Willie  //  Groom's ring: Point No Point Studio  //  Bow ties: Tangled Ties  //  Videographer: Sharayah Cannon

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Check out the awesome wedding day highlights video created by Sharayah Cannon!

Austin Engagement Photographer - Karey & Jamie

Karey & Jamie met a little over a year ago and fell in love at a music festival. On the way to the festival Jamie told her best friend "I think I'm destined to meet my husband here" and she did! Last year Karey, who works on the video team at a local church, planned a big production of a proposal to Jamie and it was like something out of a movie (see the video here). These two are perfect for each other; they're both creative, fashionable and excitable. They are such a joy to be around and their love for one another is beautiful. They are special to me because they are family! Karey is my boyfriend Kalen's brother. I'm so happy that he found Jamie and that I've been there to witness their journey into marriage. 

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2014 Year in Review

2014 was a wonderful year of growth and learning. I photographed many weddings, couples, and graduating seniors. I traveled to Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to photograph weddings. I attended my first workshop. I worked alongside a handful of talented photographers. Many of this year's weddings I second shot for the always awesome Benjamin Garrett PhotographyI learned that it's okay to use flash and often times necessary. I learned that when the DJ plays "Teach Me How to Dougie" you discover who the best dancers are at the wedding. I learned that it's okay to tear up during the emotional parts. I learned to appreciate the pure joy on a bride's face when she puts her dress on for the first time and sees how beautiful she is. I learned that I'm a sucker for pretty cakes and bouquets. Here are some of my favorite wedding images from the year:

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Her Story - Haley & Jordan

Haley and Jordan play the lead roles, Rae and Carter, in the upcoming film Her Story. We went out to one of my favorite parks along with the director and producer to shoot a few promotional photos for the film. As soon as we got there we noticed dark billowing clouds in the sky so we tried to shoot as quickly as we could. Towards the end of the shoot it started to rain but we just kept going. The last photo of Haley is her dancing in the rain.

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Ruby Ranch Lodge Wedding - Devan & Blake

Devan and Blake's wedding was an intimate and charming celebration. I loved the little details such as the parasols and the sprinkles of sunflowers and lights. Their venue's wood interior matched perfectly with the wedding's rustic country style. Their close friends and family served as their wedding party. Blake's ridiculously cute daughter Addison was their flower girl, his brother Payne was his best man and Devan's friend Nour was her maid of honor. Devan and Blake are such a lovely and laid back couple and I could see by the way that they looked at each other that it was just meant to be. That they would always be there for one another. After enduring a few years of long distance dating I think these two are thrilled to start their life together -- in the same state and the same city.

Venue: Ruby Ranch Lodge & Celebration Facility  //  Florals: Costco & Central Market  //  Hair: Brandy Louden from The Beauty Store Salon & Spa  //  Bride's Teal Boots: Wall Street Western  //  Jewelry: The Beauty Store Salon & Spa & Hungry For God  //  Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse & JC Pennies  //  Maid of Honor's Dress: Macy's

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