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True to my word from yesterday’s post, today I’m sharing some of my favorites from Anita and Michael’s wedding. Anita is the sister (and sister-in-law) of one of my past bride and grooms, and in the time since this wedding was photographed, I’ve photographed another wedding where I got to run into some of these same bridesmaids and wedding guests a third time. Guys, I love getting to know family and wedding party members and having the pleasure of photographing them again at future weddings. The more I do, the more it feels like running into old friends and I really cannot fully express how sweet that is to me.

As you’ll be able to tell in the following photos, Anita and Michael are loved by so many and after getting to know them in this engagement and wedding season it’s entirely clear to me why that is. It was an absolute joy to document their special day, and now to share a few of my favorites with all of you.

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It’s facial expressions like these that let me know I will never ever ever grow tired of first looks. Just never.

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Things I enjoy:

– photographing the wedding of a sibling of past brides and grooms of mine — WARMS MY LIL HEART!

– documenting Indian weddings and because they are seriously SO FUN

– photographing people who genuinely enjoy themselves and the people they surround themselves with on their wedding day — it seems like a no-brainer, but not everyone does. Anita and Michael do and I like that very much.

– getting work from SEVEN MONTHS AGO up on my blog finally

– using caps lock to show how emphatic I’m feeling (obviously)

Anita and Michael’s Indian bride-groom portraits, if you happened to miss that previous post

– and the dark chocolate covered sea salt butterscotch caramels from Trader Joes that I’m consuming while I write this post

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And if you’re sad that the post is over — DON’T BE! I’ll be blogging Anita and Michael’s Chapel at Ana Villa wedding tomorrow. That’s right, I’m blogging two days in a row. Huzzah!

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My dear blog,

Please accept my sincerest apologies for neglecting you these past couple of months. I promise you that it is nothing personal! In the midst of the crazy wedding season from April until now, I just lost myself in shootingshootingshooting/editingeditingediting and sadly got out of the habit of paying you the proper amount of attention. I’m ready to change. Please take me back?

xoxo,
Jillian

It’s been three years of photographing the Dotson family and I never ever ever want to stop meeting up with them and documenting slices of life in their darling family. There are photographers out there who can work their magic to make your life appear still and pristine in photos, but that’s not my game. I want to photograph life lived together, and all the jumping on beds and hugs that happen along the way. Dotsons, I am thankful for you.

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I just like Alia and Ronnie a whole big bunch — I really don’t know any other way to say it. I love that Alia and I were able to bond over our mutual appreciation of Taylor Swift and that she gave me recommendations for cute puppy instagram accounts to follow. I love that Ronnie has such an easy-going, while at the same time distinctly confident, way about him. I love that these two laugh easily around each other and never second-guessed any instruction I gave them during the shoot. Yep, I like these two a whole big bunch.

We started out nice and easy at their alma mater, SMU, which also happens to be the place they met. And then we kicked things up a notch at the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and the resulting photos we got there make me wiggle my eyebrows in satisfaction.

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 Helloooooooo, Margaret.

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Alia and Ronnie, these outfit choices are ON POINT.

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We were having so much fun together that even the sun going down didn’t stop us. Alia and Ronnie, I am SO EXCITED to meet back up with y’all next month for wedding festivities, you have no idea.

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