Category Archives: Weddings

Austin Wedding Photographer | Merrill and Blayne

Hooray! Merrill and Blayne!! These two are some of my favorites, both as individuals and as a couple. They were married at The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in a romantic night-time ceremony.

I had an instant connection with Merrill when I met her. I’m so glad she and Blayne chose me to photograph their wedding because we spent several afternoons laughing and having fun during their planning. I’ve said many times that Merrill has the most infectious smile that I know and Blayne is sweet and tons of fun. He also busted out the dance moves at the reception, which I always appreciate.

Merrill and Blayne opted for a first look since their ceremony was at night. As usual, it was a great choice and the whole wedding party had tons of fun playing out in the fields. The ceremony was softly lit, meaningful and beautiful. The reception that followed was a huge celebration and even a blown fuse only stopped the party for a few minutes. Merrill left the reception in her Grandmother’s vintage fur which was to die.

Thanks so much to Merrill and Blayne and their families for having me along for such a fun year. Best of everything to you both.

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Austin Wedding Photographer | Aisling and Chris

Aisling and Chris were married at St. Austin’s church followed by a reception at Green Pastures in South Austin.

These are two of the most interesting and adventurous people I have met. They are also two people who are unbelievably loved by their friends and family and a true perfect match for each other. During the toasts at their reception, we heard about decades old friendships, their love of travel and how Aisling can sink a jump shot in the clutch. I also knew this wedding would be fun because Aisling’s family is Irish. Having married into an Irish family myself, I know they bring the party when they come to a wedding and this family did not disappoint. The White Ghost Shivers had to play an encore because this raucous group would not let them leave. Fun!

Chris and Aisling moved overseas right after their honeymoon in Turkey (I know!) and although I know they are homesick, I know they are going to have an exciting life together. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of such an amazing day!

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Vendor Information:

Ceremony: St. Austin’s Catholic Church

Reception: Green Pastures Restaurant

Catering and Cake: Green Pastures

Floral: Central Market

Second Shooter: Francis Cruzada

 

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Austin Wedding Photographer | Aurelie & Jarod

Today is a cold, damp and rainy day in Austin and it makes me long for our typical warmer, sunny days. Let’s look at a warm Chapel Dulcinea wedding shall we? Maybe make yourself some hot tea too. I did.

Aurelie and Jarod are an extremely special couple to my family. Aurelie or ‘Miss Young’ as she was known to my daughter, was Little S’s preschool teacher for two years at her French immersion preschool and is someone that we will always be grateful to for teaching our daughter French. Jarod and I were in French class together too, but alas, we are not as good as either Aurelie OR my daughter.

Aurelie and Jarod had originally planned a wedding in France, where Aurelie is from, but due to logistics and time and just wanting to be married, they decided to have the wedding sooner in their adopted hometown of Austin. I’m so glad they did, because it meant that I was able to be there. Family from London, Pennslyvania and France all flew in to attend.

These two incorporated things they loved about Austin, with some lovely French traditions and inspirations. Aurelie’s sister Skyped the ceremony for her Grandmother in France and we all got treated to a Bordeaux region toast over creme brulee cupcakes and champagne.

Small, French-speaking pre-schoolers abounded and it was just a lovely, lovely morning. I was thrilled to be there and wish these two nothing but the best in life.

 

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Austin Wedding Photographer | Jan & Dave at The Four Seasons

Time to Blog. Let’s go!

Jan and Dave are two of the coolest and most fun people I have ever met. They travel, they golf, they know how to have a good time and so do their friends. The dancing and fun at this wedding was unbelievable. The happiness of this couple and all of their loved ones was also tangible. So many people were SO excited for this wedding and it showed. I was so thrilled to be a part of it.

They spent their day at the always amazing Four Seasons Austin in the middle of our scorchy, hot summer. One of my favorite things about the Four Seasons is the lawn always feels about 10 degrees cooler than the outside air. I don’t know how they manage that, but it’s kind of magic.

The reception was a giant, beautiful party! I went overboard with decor shots below, because, it was kind of flawless. Jan and Dave have amazing taste and when you combine that with the talents of Becky Brock of BZ Events, you get something incredible, as you will see. Their friends also secretly rehearsed a flash mob dance that they surprised the couple with after they had finished their first dance. Too fun!

I also have to thank the always fun James Dvorscak for shooting this wedding with me. He’s such a delight.

Jan and Dave, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding! You guys rock!

Venue, Catering and Cake: The Four Seasons Austin

Event planning, decor and coordination: Becky Brock (and Megan and Henry) of BZ Events

Floral: Unexpected Elements

Stationary: Anibella Ink and Paper

Second Shooter: James Dvorscak

Band: Sauce

Dress: Marchesa

Shoes: Jimmy Choo (2 pairs! Heavenly)

Shannon Cunningham is an Austin, Texas wedding photographer

 

 

 

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