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Austin Family Photographer | Photo Frolic

“Do you photograph families?”

I get asked this a lot and the answer is YES! I love to, but you won’t see those photos here because a few years ago I decided to separate family portraiture from this website. I started a site called Photo Frolic, Modern Family Portraiture.  I feel like family portraiture is a bit different from wedding photography, so I wanted to be able to give portrait clients a unique experience. It is not something I have really pushed, as you all are lovely clients that have allowed me to be your photographer for life, not just your wedding and then you have told your friends, which is the best form of advertising I could ever ask for.

This upcoming year, while I’ll still be shooting plenty of weddings,  I’ll be looking to grow Photo Frolic. Shannon Cunningham Photography will still be all about weddings, but pop over to Photo Frolic now and again for some of Austin’s cutest newborns, babies and families.

Here’s a tiny sample of some 2012 families.

 

Modern Austin Family Photography by Photo Frolic.

 

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Modern Austin Family Photography by Photo Frolic.
Modern Austin Family Photography by Photo Frolic.
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Modern Austin Family Photography by Photo Frolic.
Modern Austin Family Photography by Photo Frolic.
Modern Austin Family Photography by Photo Frolic.
Modern Austin Family Photography by Photo Frolic.

Austin Wedding Photographer | Blair and Phil at the UT Golf Club

Today we have Blair and Phil on the blog! These two work together in their own social media company. If that doesn’t tell you that they like being around each other, I don’t know what does. Each time we met or talked, I was always struck with how hard they work – it was very impressive and I wish their company nothing but future success. I also noticed how they were each other’s puzzle pieces. They have this natural ease with each other. They were married on the law at the UT Golf Course on a gorgeous day. Check out that cloud picture – just an incredible picturesque sky that day.

The theme that kept coming up during the ceremony and reception was how right for each other they were and how each had entered the other’s life at the perfect time. It was mentioned over and over again and I loved it – so sweet! There were other sentimental touches as well including Blair’s dad playing the guitar at the ceremony and then singing and playing for Blair and Phil’s first dance. They were married by a family friend (look at his face during the ceremony). It was just a lovely, love and family filled day.

Congrats again Blair and Phil – I hope your new life together is going wonderfully!

 

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UT Golf Club wedding photos
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Austin Wedding Photographer | Kelli and Noah at Wild Onion Ranch

To be filed under “What took you so long Cunningham?”, we have Nelli Day up on the blog today. You have seen them on Style Me Pretty but now it’s my turn to show you their wedding day. It was held at the lovely Wild Onion Ranch in Austin and was filled with beautiful décor, food and fun.

Some couples (and to be honest, most of the couples I have the privilege to photograph) really embrace their vendors and make us feel less like hired help and more like a cherished guest. Kelli and Noah and their families were the epitome of this philosophy. Since we had spent so much time together during their engagement, I really felt like I knew them and I am proud to say I saw two friends get married that Saturday.

This wedding has many of my favorite wedding touches, sparkly shoes, a first look, TWO dresses, lemonade, genuine chemistry and love, vintage pews at the ceremony, awesome dancing, sparkler exit, a vintage car, and a Hora!

Congratulations AGAIN you two. I love and adore you (and your familes)!

 

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Vendors:

Venue: The Wild Onion Ranch

Second Shooter: Tali Wildman

Coordination and Design: BZ Events

Floral: Unexpected Elements

Catering: 2 Dine For

Dessert Table: Bake Sale

Shoes: Christian, Louboutin, Kate Spade AND Jimmy Choo

Band: Sauce

Get away Car: Vintage rides of Austin

 

Austin wedding photographer | New album style

It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of printing your photos and bringing them to life, rather than have them sit around on your computer. Digital photography is amazing and allows us to document life so much more thoroughly, but the downside is you look at a DVD with my logo on it instead of a wall full of photography. So, I suppose, the gist of what I’m saying is PRINT THEM OUT DARLINGS! *stepping off soapbox*

Anyhoo, speaking of photos, I have a new album style to share with you. I think you’ll like it. It’s beautiful silk fabric and I’m very impressed with the printing and embossing. You’ll see a bit of my album design style for weddings, which is clean and simple with the images speaking for themselves. I think for wedding photography, that’s the way to go.

Check it out, see what you think, and as always you can come to the office to touch and feel for yourself.

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Austin Engagement Photographer | Riley and Garrett

I’ve already sung Riley and Garrett’s praises for travelling to Austin AND waking up early with me for their session in downtown and Zilker Park without complaint PLUS looking amazing at 7 AM, but we could probably use some more photographic evidence huh?

While viewing these photos, check out their amazing chemistry and style! Riley is a friend of Kristen and Brad (whose adorable backyard wedding will also be coming up this month) and I can tell why those two get along. Sweet as can be and an incredible delight to be around. Riley and Garrett both work in the Finance field and I had fun discussing my former profession with them. (That’s right – I was a banker, that wore a SUIT everyday for many years).

Hilariously, like in Kristen and Brad’s engagement session, we spotted a be-costumed dude. A guy dressed as Spiderman jogged by at one point. You can see their reaction in the black and white photo below. It just goes to show that Austin is wonderfully weird at ANY time of day.

I always like to point out great style for shoots, so I will tell you to pay attention to what these two wore. Such great clothing choices! I will say though, that clothing choices come second when you are so obviously into each other like these two are.

Loved Love Loved my morning with you two and I can’t wait for the wedding! We are going to have so much fun!

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