Christina and Michael found me via Facebook, and as soon as we had our first phone consultation, I knew that their wedding was going to be amazing. Well, actually, the wedding had already happened! Christina and Michael had eloped in early 2019 at Chapel Dulcinea. Their wedding I was scheduled to shoot January 4th was basically the best part of any wedding, a reception!
Being my first time shooting at Ranch Austin, it was almost shocking upon arrival at how beautiful the venue was. It had a huge courtyard in the back with stone and twinkle lights, and a perfectly sized indoor space for their reception.
It was decorated by Christina, Michael, and their friends and family with stunning homemade centerpieces with some of their elopement photos featured! Personal touches like that make a subtle difference that I love while photographing.
Before we did family and wedding party photos, Christina did a first look with her dad and then with Michael. For her dad, she made him a special tie and gave it to him after they saw each other. Again, this couple totally killed the details.
Another reason I loved working with Christina and Michael was how fun they and their wedding party was! We got some super cute photos of each parties being goofy and showing off personality, which is something I strive to capture with each couple I work with.
I mean... you just can't deny the beauty of this venue. The lighting and the weather made for some absolutely stunning bride and groom photos. Some of my favorites to date, actually!
After the photos, they were able to eat, do speeches (one of my favorite parts), and party their little booties off. I love my job, y'all.
And of course any wedding almost feels incomplete without a grand exit! They opted for sparklers and it was perfect! And no one caught on fire, which is a big bonus!
DJ: Complete Weddings (www.completewedo.com)
Photo Booth: Game Flash Events (www.gameflashevents.com)
MUA: @KelceyGHair (www.instagram.com/kelceyghair)