Y’all, I really and truly don’t think I could possibly adore Nina and Cliffe any more than I already do. And it’s not just because they didn’t laugh when a bird pooped on top of my head 15 minutes into the shoot (true story) or that Nina gave me home-made toffee at the end of this shoot — it’s that Nina and Cliffe are marked by an excitement for life, love for each other, and a refreshing sincerity in their words and actions. Where they are, those things are as well. There is nothing I enjoy photographing more than that.
Cliffe proposed to Nina with this intricate Ticket to Ride Board game that he made for her, so of course it made an appearance in their engagement session.
As they spent the majority of their relationship living in separate states, they have accumulated quite the collection of letters and mementos sent to and from the other over the years, so some reminiscing was in order as well.
Nina and Cliffe, being your engagement and wedding photographer makes my heart so happy. Thanks for being so awesome. Keep up the good work!
It was a good day in October when Shayla and Matt married each other — both in terms of the weather and because it’s clear that these two are just meant to be together.
The sun was shining brightly, but all morning I saw the other vendors (myself included) looking at the dark clouds in the distance and mention hopefully, “I hope the rain holds off.” Now, I’m no stranger to rainy day weddings, but this was my first opportunity to shoot at Villa Di Felicita in Tyler, Texas and I was just itching to use the beyond beautiful venue that Shayla and Matt had chosen to its full potential. As the mother’s were walking down the aisle I felt two teeny tiny drops of rain and braced myself for more to follow but none came. Shayla got to have the outdoor ceremony she wanted and we were able to use the beautiful outdoors for bride-groom portraits afterwards — wins all around!
I’m going to go ahead and say that overall these are among my favorite sets of wedding images from 2013. Enjoy.
Matt and Shayla, y’all truly were some of the nicest people to work with. In my book, that’s among the top compliments I can give. Thank you for that. Thank you for entrusting your carefully planned, long-awaited, breathtakingly gorgeous wedding day with us. We are just so honored to have been a part of it and wish you two so much sweetness in your years of marriage ahead.
Enjoy some images of Daniella and Deke on a rainy day in College Station, the town where they first met, where they salsa dance, and where they will live out their engagement.
Daniella and Deke, y’all are absolutely adorable. I’m so excited to be a part of this season and cannot wait for your Austin wedding next year! WOO!
Janelle and Dustin, what a blessing it is to see how genuinely, whole-heartedly happy the two of you are together.
It was such an absolute honor to witness and document such a hugely significant day in your lives. Thank you for that.