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If you know me, chances are you’ve seen me around various places with this fierce chic.  She helps me with the bridal show, she assists me at most of my weddings and she keeps me updated on all the new lingo that I’ve grown clueless with, LOL!

A few things about Caitlyn –  She’s a communications major.  She’s a hard worker.  She’s on point with helping me at weddings.  She’s a feminist.  Most importantly thought, she gives me so much joy when she gives me one of her “Yas, Queen!” speeches.  To say that this young woman who is about 10 years younger than me makes me feel better about myself as a person is an understatement.  She’s always encouraging, accountable and she has a few older brothers who keep her educated on things like being a Dallas Cowboys fan, having a turntable and knowing good music.

I’m rambling but I just have to say that I’m so glad that she’s in this world.  It’s a better place with her in it.  While we were in California together for a workshop, we planned to take pictures on the Channel Islands just off the coast but the winds were rough that day.  Honestly, I think it turned out perfectly.  We went out to Lizards Mouth Rock area and honestly had a great time.  It was pretty cool and the wind was up, but that only made for better pictures.

Beforehand, we stumbled across the Santa Barbara Farmers Market to admire all the fresh produce, fresh honey and wildflowers.  We picked up a little bouquet of fresh flowers to take along with us.  After we worked hard climbing rocks (her in her dress and her pink Outdoor Voices tennis shoes) we headed back down the mountain to another amazing dinner that we took advantage of while in town.

So glad you came with me on this trip, CaitCait!  Such a memorable and fun time!

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Sometimes, the odds are completely in your favor when meeting couples and their families.  This is the case with a certain beautiful family right here in Houston.  I met sisters Kat & Emmalee at the Bridal Extravaganza a while back.  Since then, I have taken engagement pictures for Kat who was engaged at the time.  We’ve all gotten together for brunch and it’s just so easy to like these ladies and their AMAZING Mom, Lisa!

So naturally, I call them occasionally just to say hello.  This is when in late November I was clued in that Emmalee’s boyfriend would be proposing to her.  I was so excited!  Once the plan was in place, I disguised myself as a random park bench-goer complete with sunglasses and a scarf.  I didn’t want Emmalee to recognize me and there was NO hiding in this park if I wanted to get a good shot!

It all went pretty perfectly.  They headed to the park near their home along with Harvey, their Golden-doodle.  He proposed, and she said yes.  She may also have jumped up and down and there may or may not be pictures below.  We took more pictures of all of them together and then walked back to the house where both families had gathered with champagne waiting to surprise and celebrate the occasion.

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And just like that, it’s 2020 y’all!  First blog post of the year and it’s for Grace & Ben.  These two Baylor Bears are not sure where life will take them after they finish college, but one thing is for sure, they will be getting married this year!

It may look like a warm perfect day in Houston, but this was a COLD day.  I want to say the high was 52.  I’m not complaining, I love cold weather and they totally owned it!  Grace was so easy to make laugh and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with Ben’s handsome smile.  They both have the most beautiful big brown eyes 🙂

We laughed and joked about a few obstacles we encountered on our engagement session journey that included a Christmas grinch and after we finished with their dressy outfits, we headed over to Black Hole Coffee to warm up a bit.  I’m a huge fan of the cajeta!

I learned that Ben is a big Star Wars fan and that Grace loves Disney.  It sounds like a perfect match to me!  We will all meet again and counter the cold weather with a warm August wedding later this year.  Until then, enjoy the fun moments below!

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This couple is one of my faves.  They got married this May at the Pertoleum Club of Houston.  They had a packed day of events so they opted not to stress and scheduled to have wedding portraits done after the wedding!

You know how it goes, after the wedding you play catch up on everything you put on hold.  We finally got a date that worked for everyone and set off to McGovern Gardens and  let me tell you – it was a perfect day.

The weather was amazing, Heather & Jeff were bright, happy and playful.  I even got Jeff to do a cute little pose with the bouquet at the end ?

Thank you guys so much for meeting with me again, I adore you both and love laughing with you guys!

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Venue: McGovern Centennial Gardens

Hair/Makeup: Misty Rockwell

Flowers: Petals by Design – Lisa Cushing

Destination engagement sessions are among my favorite.  Not just because we are shooting somewhere new, exciting and less familiar, but because of the moments in the car traveling to our destination.

Tina, Jarad and I flew to Denver this November for their engagement session, but the journey didn’t stop there.  Our ultimate destination was another 4 hour drive southwest to good ole’ Aspen.  In those four hours in the car, we gasped at the scenery, laughed about fun stories and cried about touching moments in our lives.

We shared personal trials and triumphs, talked in detail about God and how he helps us with our relationships, arrived in Aspen to take pictures in town, and then ended in Maroon Bells for their formal pictures just as the sun set over the Elk Mountains.

Tina was under the weather barely being able to talk above a whisper, but she held out in the cold like a champ.  She rocked her gorgeous designer sparkly white gown and looked like a queen doing it.  Jared warmed her up with his long wool coat as much as possible, cuddling up to her and snuggling close.

Afterward we went and had the most amazing meal at White House Tavern.  If you ever go, get the crispy chicken sandwich, it’s the top seller for a reason.  We got no real sleep that night.  We drove the four hours back to Denver, stopping for a hot minute in Frisco for some pictures Main Street to pay tribute to their favorite song and location it was videoed in.  Tequila by Dan and Shay.  By the time we got settled in our rooms, showering off the long day and trying to wind down, there were only hours until we had to wake for our 6am flight back to Houston.

It was all worth it.  Not only do I feel like Jared and Tina are family, but the memories we made those two days are priceless.

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Meredith & Brian were my last couple of 2019 to tie the knot.  They chose Briscoe Manor and it was a gorgeous sunny and cool day.  Meredith wore her grandmothers wedding veil which was the perfect finishing touch.  As she opened her gift from Brian, her eyes filled with tears as she read what the letter included.  Brian’s mother is no longer with us here on earth.  Her wedding ring included little diamonds that surrounded the stone.  When each brother married, they presented their new wives with one of the four diamonds from their moms ring.  An incredibly special, sentimental and thoughtful wedding gift.

I was actually referred to these two by one of the grooms brothers who was a groomsman at another wedding I captured.  It was really special to know that they thought enough of me to give my name (thank you Matt & Callie!).  Brian and his brothers along with the rest of the grooms crew were all laughs and mischief.  It’s not every day that you see a groom look at his bride the way that Brian looks at Meredith.  To say that these two are a perfect match is putting it mildly.  They make being in love look so incredibly easy.  I hope you enjoy looking through their wedding day.

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Venue: Briscoe Manor

Coordination: Angela Nix

Dress: Lovely BrideTara Lauren

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Shoes: BHLDN – Adrianna Papell

Hair/Makeup: Adorne Artistry

Florist: The Senterpiece

Invitations: Berings

Caterer: Behind the Bash

Cake: Edible Moments

Band: The Grooves

It was this July when I met Kat, her sister and her Mom for the first time.  I cannot express *how amazing* these women are.  Smart, kind and beautiful.  The best part is that they are women that I am extremely fond of and I can’t wait to get to know better.

Kat is incredible.  She’s on her way to a doctorate in child psychology.  Soon she’ll head to internship and   I have no doubt that she will do great things for many children.  Alex is a law man.  Don’t let his warm smile fool you, he’ll get you if you’re the bad guy!  He loves riding his bike through Buffalo Bayou with their sweet little rescue, Winnie right on his back in a dog carrier.  She has a pair of goggles and everything.  No doubt she’s living her best life.

This day could not have been more perfect, it was the first cold front of the season so the weather was beautiful and they were all smiles.  Kat & Alex work so well together.  They have no problem cuddling and getting close which makes what I do practically effortless.  I’m so grateful to be sharing such special moments with the two of them.  The wedding can’t come soon enough!

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Ah, the perfect wedding date you’ve always envisioned…until you pick it and realize all the vendors you want are booked – your venue, photographer, coordinator, etc…etc…etc…that’s what it ultimately boils down to after you realize that your dream wedding date is already booked, right?

In the grand scheme of things, if your wedding date is the only thing that is giving you grief, you’re doing OK!  Don’t let a day of the month throw you off your tracks!  Things happen, goals change, dates change.  As long as you and the love of your life are standing in front of one another pledging vows of love and forever to one another, What. Else. Matters??

After three date changes, a change of venue and a lot of stress and worry, Megan and Tony will be married this coming March.  I met these two at a past Bridal Extravaganza and we’ve been in constant contact.  Finally, the stars aligned and they found the perfect setting for their wedding day.  It was finally time to plan engagement pictures.

Megan & Tony grew up in The Woodlands.  Sometimes they would skip (high) school and go sit at a new neighborhood park bench that they would spend lunch hour on, talking and kissing and dreaming of the future.  That future has arrived now, and it’s very real.

I cannot wait to capture the special wedding day for these two.  So much history and so much more future to come.

 

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Lauren & Sam are married!  Now they can breath for an 1/8th of a second before making a huge move to New York City!!  New marriage, new city, new tiny apartment just off of Park Ave.

 WHEW!

Both of these newlyweds are in law, and from what they’ve told me, it’s not all Reese Witherspoon and subject matter jurisdiction 😉  They both work hard, and they work long hours.  They are smart and very good at what they do.  Silver lining?  Those who work hard, play hard.

They had a beautiful wedding at the Czech Museum of Houston and then afterward, they took time to visit with each table of guests, hug old friends and visit with family they rarely get to see.  After cutting the cake with a great grandfathers sabre, they threw the shoes off and danced together with those who were ready for the play hard part!

I have to admit that as chaotic as moving is, especially to another state, I am super envious of the fact that they will be there just in time for the fall foliage, chilly weather and beautiful window displays.

Good luck in the concrete jungle you guys – I have no doubt you’ll be amazing!

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Venue: Czech Center Museum

Dress: Allure Couture

Hair: Vanity Hair Design – Amy Evans

Makeup: Southern and Adorn – Mollie

Suit: Harris and Howard

Tie: Alizeal

Cufflinks: Ox and Bull Trading Co

Florist: Vi Nguyen & Candy Clever Creations

Caterer: DINE Catering

Cake: MEB Cakes

DJ: D&Co Entertainment

 

Kim & Joe got married in an intimate ceremony over the summer in Austin.

They returned to Houston for their wedding reception so that they could celebrate with all of their friends and family.  One of their favorite spots for lunch is Harold’s in the Heights, specifically for their chicken salad sandwiches.

They were no frills, no stress, no drama.  Happy couples, good friends, fun family and a bride & groom who enjoy good company.

Everyone came to celebrate the couple, eating good food and drinking tasty drinks.  We went out for a few casual pictures before they got serious on the dance floor.  Below is a small account of all the shenanigans – enjoy!

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Dress: David’s Bridal

Suit: Milano Suit Co

Cake: Virginia Cakes

Bow Tie: Ted Baker

Hair: Andrea Magaly Hair Boutique

Chalk signs: The Little Moo

DJ: DJ Dave Productions

Photo Booth Standup: Almost Real Standups from Etsy