Category Archives: Weddings

Elise + David: Austin Wedding Photography

David & Elise!!

This was such a fun wedding. The reception was so rollicking that I almost ditched my camera to join in. People from New Orleans are fun, y’all.

Elise is also one of the most animated people (and probably the most animated bride) that I have ever met. Adorable. I hadn’t met David prior to the wedding day but he did not disappoint. He is a joy. These two have such a lovely, easy way with one another. It’s like they’ve been together forever and it was a treat for me to spend the day with them and their guests.

Thanks to my always fabulous second shooter Tali and thanks to David & Elise! You are going to have such a wonderful life together!





First look – have I mentioned to you that no one ever regrets doing this?




The ceremony was held at St. Ignatious south of town. It was a really beautiful ceremony.





The reception was held at the always lovely Green Pastures.



This is why I must shoot weddings in New Orleans someday or just more weddings of New Orleans-ians. The Second Line dance! What a way to get the party started! Umbrellas! Handkerchiefs! A big dance line all around the room!





I hope you guys enjoyed Costa Rica!

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Heather + Maurice: Austin Wedding Photography

Heather & Maurice were married in an elegant and thoughtful ceremony on a blustery, rainy day at the lovely Villa Antonia. Although the rain changed the plans a little, this wedding was still full of emotion, beauty and family. It was probably one of the most memorable vow exchanges I’ve witnessed. I have learned to not say “Oh, it’s good luck” when a wedding gets moved due to rain, because, as one of my oldest and dearest friends (whose own wedding went to Plan B due to rain) says, “It should be Texas law to punch someone in the face who tells you ‘It’s good luck'”. I think you will see though, that the beauty of this wedding was obvious.

I love the moody quality a cloudy day can lend and I was happy I got to spend the day with Heather, Maurice and their friends and family.

I also have to give a big fat shout out to Dave McLaughlin, who second shot this wedding with me. If you don’t know Dave, you should.

Here are the details, which were amazing as evidenced by my first ever 16 image collage!


Hello Vera….This dress was incredible in person.



Love weepy sister/bridesmaids.


hmwedding-blog051A few details from the butterfly release.












Venue: Villa Antonia

Floral: Visual Lyrics

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Ashley + Nathan : Austin Day After Portrait Session

OK, so maybe a little more than the day after, but who’s counting right?

Ashley, Nathan & I tromped around at the Mansfield Dam and made some pretty pictures! This was so fun – I wish everyone wanted to do this type of session. See? You don’t have to ruin your dress.

They also had some very fun ideas that we were able to incorporate so thanks for the fun afternoon guys!






Levitating Bride!


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Austin Wedding Photographer: Hamilton Twelve: Stephanie + Jeremy

OK, so…are you ready?

No, I’m serious – get your comfy chairs out, maybe get a snack and a beverage, put the kids to bed & set your DVR. This is a crazy long post.

I went through the images the first time to narrow down for the blog and ended up with 207 images. So….yeah. I edited a bit more ruthlessly the second time around, but it was HARD! I love this couple, their friends and family and their wedding. I really feel like everyone should get to experience the magic that is Stephanie & Jeremy at least for one day.

I always feel privileged to photograph a wedding day, but some days are extra special. This was one of those days for me.

I also need to give a MAJOR shout out to my girl Sherry Hammonds, who second shot this wedding with me. Complete vendor info is at the end.

Congrats you two and Bon Voyage a Paris!



Bikes and Paris were a wonderful recurring theme at this wedding. You may remember this awesome couple from their bike -themed engagement session







I hope Stephanie does not punch me in the mouth for posting this – I just thought it was so cute.





















The getaway vehicles.



Don’t even get me started on how much I loved this.




Venue & Catering: Hamilton 12

Floral: Bouquets of Austin

Makeup & Hair: Jennifer West

Iron: Mancino Ironworks

Cake: Matty Cakes

Shannon Cunningham is an Austin, Texas Wedding Photographer

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Best of 2008

Happy 2009 everyone!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the privilege of spending a little bit of 2008 with you. Enjoy the slideshow – I know I missed a few sessions, but I tried to include a bit from pretty much everything. If I’ve made a mistake, please email me!

These are not necessarily the “BEST” images I took, but these sure made me smile. I’m so lucky in that I get to preserve emotion for a living. Plus I have the most wonderful clients.

Also, you all are really good looking. 😉

A million hugs,


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Jackie & Matt

Matt & Jackie were married in Wimberley this past weekend. They had a lovely ceremony at First United Methodist of Wimberley (which as an aside – has the BEST light of any church I’ve ever worked in) followed by a reception at the gorgeous Old Glory Ranch. I’ve been looking forward to this wedding as Jackie and Matt are so very laid back and were ready to have a LOT of fun at their wedding. Jackie is also so amazingly organized and between her plans and the venues organization, everything ran so smoothly. Just perfect. I also loved getting to meet Matt & Jackie’s friends – they made the day a lot of fun for me. Thanks so much you two – I had so much fun!

On to pictures.

Peeking girls right before the ceremony.

There are few things I love more than the dad-daughter handoff. This one had some great chin quivering action. Jackie later told me that her dad said “Enjoy this” right before they walked down the aisle. Oh man, that’s sweet.

There were some extra cute flower girls.

A few portraits at the Ranch.

This photo does not do this cake justice, It was incredible! I swear it was four feet tall. I was also told that it was inspired by Jackie’s wedding dress – awesome!

Beautiful venue, especially at night.

The sassiest and most fun Maid of Honor EVER! Susan, thanks for being so awesome! Isn’t she an ever cuter version of Tina Fey?

Aggie War Hymn – WHOOP!

A toast that makes you cry and laugh is the best kind – well played Best Man.

They had a little fun dancing- just a little.

Congratulations you guys!

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July 19, 2008: Allison & Hank

Allison and Hank were married this past Saturday at The Episcopal Church if the Good Shepherd in Tarrytown, followed by a wonderful and super fun reception at Austin Country Club. Allison and Hank have a lovely, easy way with each other. They are so natural around each other and it’s great to see. The two of them also have a great style and it was reflected in all of their details. It’s been such a pleasure working with them and their families these last few months.

The day was coordinated beautifully by Kristi Treadwell and Rachel Stepanov from Barbara’s Brides and I’ll tell you that if I was getting married again I wouldn’t hesitate to have them work my wedding. They were great as was Amy with Austin Country Club.

More vendors are listed below, but let’s get to the pictures shall we?

Allison’s fantastic mermaid -style dress.

A little hair detail I like.

I made this picture of Allison look a little vintage because I really feel like she is a timeless looking bride. She has a really lovely style and I know that 50 years from now this picture will still look classic.

A few details.

At one point in the evening, Allison came over to me and said “I think we’re going to go lick the ice sculpture”. That’s possibly my most favorite thing I’ve EVER been told at a wedding.

Awesome band = awesome dancing

This is Allison’s mom rocking out in the center here. Get after it Cindy!

Thanks again for having me at your wedding! I am so happy I got to be a part of it! Enjoy St. Lucia!

Cake – Michelle’s Pastisserie

Band – The Big Time

Floral – Last Petal

Coordinator – Barbara, Kristi & Rachel at Barbara’s Brides

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