Always, always, always more backyard weddings in the trees + stealing away from the buzzing reception for some sunset portraits, just you and your love and the calm that comes with being married-so-married + floral ceremony archways + tender moments with mommas and fathers + campfires and s’mores under the Texas sky.

Always more of these things.

This is Scott and his dental school buddies — when I told them I wanted to document a photo that defined their relationship they gave the groom a good pretend teeth cleaning.


Tamara + Sunil — making winter in Texas look REAL REAL GOOD since 2017.

The day of their session was not only my first time t0 visit Hamilton Pool (aka MARS), but also my first time to meet Tamara + Sunil in person because they were living in London last year. How cool is that?? Every time one of Tamara’s Instagram posts popped into my feed they were in a different country (This is us in Morocco! Oh hey, Barcelona is pretty neat. And on and on, you get the picture).  But let me just tell you, turns out they’re all the more awesome face-to-face than even the Internet made them seem.

I cannot, cannot wait for their Austin wedding next month. But I guess I’ll have to because, ya know, time travel doesn’t exist yet.

I took these photos out near L.A. back in December but am just now getting around to blogging them because February has been my first little reprieve from shooting (well, at least as much) and have actually had some spare moments to share some of my past work with you all. I’m thankful for this bit of time to breathe deep and reflect a bit. I’m so excited for this upcoming year and the wonderful, wonderful people who have so graciously entrusted me with their wedding documentation — and this category of course includes Laura and Chris.

Laura and Chris, I love how effortlessly yourselves y’all are (which, turns out, is really quite fun). I very much enjoy that we share a mutual adoration for Parks and Rec. And Laura, just in case I did not exclaim uncontrollably enough about this throughout the second half of the shoot, YOU WERE WEARIN’ THE HECK OUTTA THAT RED LIPSTICK, MA’AM.

I’m convinced these two right here are the warmest, most gracious people on the planet.

It’s funny how looking back at Jamie’s first few e-mails to me it was clear even then that she was so very personable and kind and just as sincere as all get out. Then I got to meet Ben at our first meeting and it was immediately like WOAH, THERE’S TWO OF THEM. And no wonder they ended up together, two of the most genuinely warm people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. And that’s constantly the goal, right? To connect with people in such a way as to tell their story closer to the viewpoint of a friend than as a vendor. More, more more of this, always and forever.

Thank you, Jamie and Ben, for inviting me so fully into your season of engagement and wedding day. Accepting that heartfelt invitation has been a privilege time and time again.


Planning: Weddings by Lisa Yarbo

Hotel: The Stoneleigh

Chapel: Perkins Chapel

Reception Venue: Dallas Petroleum Club

Hair and make-up: The Styling Stewardess

Bride’s make-up: Blushington

Video: Robert Anthony

Band: Intensity

Floral: Garden Gate


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