I am completely in awe over this day. When my dad and I arrived to photograph this wedding we couldn’t believe our eyes. We don’t really get seasons in Texas so I can’t remember the last time we got to see fall. Kelly and Marc chose a venue that I honestly couldn’t picture a better couple getting married at. They are adventurers and they are lovers, treehouse point was made for them. The wedding was very intimate, only close family and friends, this made it all the more special. It was a very laid back day, full of many happy tears and so much frikken love. It truly was a special day and I am so honored they wanted me to be apart of it.
I went ahead and asked Kelly and Marc some questions,
Q: Kelly, out of the billions of people in the world, how did you know Marc was the one who you wanted to spend the rest of your life with?
A: His patience and his perspective. He’s able to take a step back from each moment, seeks reason in arguments and eternity in our time together.
Q: Marc, out of the billions of people in the world, how did you know Kelly was the one who you wanted to spend the rest of your life with?
A: She’s smart, beautiful, funny, and has a caring personality. It also feels like she knows me better than I know myself. I knew she was the one when the world felt empty when she wasn’t by my side.
Q: What was yalls favorite memory from your wedding?
A: The first look. Words from Kelly, “I was a mess as soon as I saw him standing there, turned around. That’s when it finally hit me that we’re finally committing our lives to each other after 10 years in front of everyone we love. That was a incredible feeling.” Words from Marc, “I was anxiously waiting for her on a narrow path staring at the massive trees. I heard extra footsteps approaching behind me and as instructed, resisted the urge to turn, but I knew it was her immediately when I heard her sob. It was emotional for the both of us, our excitement, and anticipation for the future and the moment.”
Q: Any tips for people planning their wedding?
A: When planning your wedding, find your friend’s and family’s strength and don’t be shy to ask for help and delegate tasks. When wedding day comes, your only job is to enjoy your new souse and the company of the ones you love.
The treehouse Marc and Kelly got to stay in, WOW
How heckin’ amazing are these florals, when I saw them I swear I almost fainted with excitement.
AS IF HER AMAZING DRESS DIDNT ALREADY KNOCK ME ON MY BUTT, LOOK AT THESE AMAZING FREE PEOPLE BOOTS
Kelly designed the invitation her self and painted and drew the tree house. How the heck is there so much talent in one person. Constantly in awe with these two.
Their hand written vows that she also water colored. THAT’S A PAW PRINT FROM GILBERT, their dog. How special are all these little details?!
Marc’s mother helping Kelly get ready, I’m currently holding back tears.
Marc got ready in the treehouse by himself before reuniting with all his best mates.
Okay, not only does Marc have fantastic style and looks so darn handsome BUT LOOK AT HIS UNDERSHIRT. Aw heck, my eyes are leaking again.
Are you ready for the most emotional + beautiful first look?!
ve My favorite part. The ceremony.
Kelly looks like a goddess, my goodness.
The reception. Such beautiful details. Marc and Kelly opted out of most of the traditional things and decided to just have a gathering. Where they ate, celebrated, and loved. This whole wedding was just so them. I can’t say enough good things. Gosh.
Stevie Knicks approves of this portrait session.
Wow. I dream about this day often and I’m so so excited to share Corey and Amy’s beautiful adventure session at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. We had a lot to deal with in regards to lighting and the fog. If you ever been to California, that fog, man… It comes whenever it pleases and it covers EVERYTHING. We had to wait it out to be able to capture the beautiful scenery around them. I’ve been to Point Reyes twice now and it never disappoints. It was so fun showing Corey and Amy around. <3 _ <3 I wish I was better at writing, I’m so sorry for anyone who actually reads these posts.
Savannah and Brett’s jewel toned, art gallery wedding gave me heart eyes the whole day. The details, their family and friends, there was just so much love and so mUCH GOOD STYLE. I knew from the moment Savannah had inquired that this would be one of my favorite weddings and it was.
So I suck at writing big time, so I asked Savannah some questions 🙂
Q: When did you know Brett was the one?
A: I knew Brett was My Person pretty early in our relationship, even though we ended up waiting nearly five years before we got married! I suppose it occurred to me somewhat gradually as we faced various hardships. He has always been there for me, unwaveringly. Brett always the person I want to be with and talk to, because not only do I love him, I just like him. But if you’d rather have a specific moment, I’ll be honest and say one night dancing at Numbers is probably when I realized he was my boo. He’s got moves.
Q: What was your favorite memory from your wedding?
A: Favorite wedding memory was not spilling sangria on my white dress! Just kidding. I think it was during our vows. I remember examining his face and thinking “I’ve got to remember every detail of this!”, and seeing him smile and tear up and then I just melted all over the floor. After a quick discussion just now, our collective favorite memory was the recessional, or at least us walking down the aisle leaving the ceremony. We felt very happy and excited, and all of our closest friends and family met us in the back room for hugs.
A: Get comfortable shoes. I would also recommend an usher. We did not have ushers, as I thought people could seat themselves… but there were people standing at the back of the room during the ceremony with two empty rows of chairs. Additionally, having someone in charge of making sure events stick to the timeline would’ve taken the stress off of me. I did not want to make any more decisions that day, but kept having to answer “when should we start ___?” On that note, definitely try to stay calm! I wasn’t stressed during the time leading up to the wedding, but was feeling it the day-of for that reason. But overall I had a wonderful, happy time!
Documenting Lily and Davis’ engagement was nothing short of whimsical. You know the ‘puzzle piece’ saying? This is it.
I asked Lily when she knew Davis was who she wanted to share her life,
“Honestly I think it was pretty easy to know, like I never really expected to find someone who was everything I wanted and more. I know that nothing is ever as simple or easy as we want it to be, but I think when you find someone who wants the best for you and loves you for who you are, you go “yeah, this is it, this is what I always hoped I would find.” The first time he told me he loved me I cried my eyes out because I really believed him, and i had never really felt that before. I think that was the moment I went “wow, this is fucking real”. We make each other better, and stronger. He’s honest and open and he makes me want to be a better person, and as cliche as that is, it’s true.”
Emily and Jordan could set fires to each other with what they feel. I feel so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to document these two on a very chilly morning at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Amy + Corey Sonoma County Vineyard Wedding left us all feeling in love.
They’re intimate wedding at the Gloria Ferrer Vineyards took our breaths away! First off, I can’t even fathom how thankful I was to have gotten the opportunity to document these two’s coming together all the way in California. Through out the process, from engagements, to bridals, to a little boudoir for her sweet husband, I got to know these two and their families very well. I felt lucky to have gotten to photograph a wedding in California, but even MORE lucky to have gotten to know these families in the process and create genuine relationships. I hope you guys enjoy this special wedding I hold close to my heart as much as I do!
venue: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
rentals: Encore Event Rentals
Catering: The Girl & The Fig
Flowers: Amy Bull
Dress: Bridal Boutique Lewisville – Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN
Cake: Crisp Bakery
DJ: Denon & Doyle Entertainment – Chris Mowery
Amy’s sister, Katie, wrote her a heart-felt letter for Amy & Corey’s wedding day that left them both in happy tears.
because the groom’s details are important as well 🙂
and then Amy did a sweet first look with her bridesmaids..
and then.. Amy & Corey exchanged pre-wedding gifts..
Corey got Amy a custom ring, but not any custom ring, (do you guys have your tissues ready?) The diamonds were from her Great Aunt Amy’s (Aunt Amy was who Amy was named after) wedding ring she had left her and the sapphires were from Amy’s mother’s promise ring her dad had given her in high school. Amy says it’s the most sentimental thing she owns and it made her feel like Aunt Amy was with her the whole day. Are yall’s eyes sweating?! Mine are.
Amy’s Boudoir Book… How stinkin’ cute is that smile Corey got when he opened it <3
After we wrapped up photos of Corey and his best mates, Amy wanted to do a first look with her father and …. oh my gosh. It gave me goosebumps.
and then there were three.. Amy’s parents gifted her some sweet stuff to wear for her ceremony.
And the sweet moments aren’t even close to being over. Amy and Corey said an intimate prayer for one another before they be wed.
And alas, the sunset ceremony. <3 _ <3
Corey’s best friend on guitar. DO YOU SEE ALL THESE SWEET, INTIMATE DETAILS.
Everyone was in happy tears but my goodness, Amy’s sweet sister Katie touched my heart.
two families now joined into one. how beautiful are all of these people?! goodness.
And now, the beautiful reception that takes place in the underground wine cellar. One of the most magical receptions my eyes ever did see.
And as if I wasn’t already in love with this couple, they CATERED BURGERS. Gah! Dream wedding.
inserting my face into this blog because that’s how big I was smiling this whole wedding.
Our day started at 4 am and we made the 4 hour trek to Austin, Texas to start our session at the ever so gorgeous Hamilton Pool. It was humid as heck and the temperature was in the 90s, but these two despite the weather, toughed it out and looked so heckin’ good while doing it. Seriously. Heart eyes 5eva. I hope you guys enjoy this session as much as I do!
I’m no good at writing, y’all. If I could enter a song to every post and just leave it at that, I would.
I had so much fun exploring with these wild hearts. They love dogs and that was enough to make me fall in love with them! <3 _ <3 We did good finding spots not covered in a couple feet in snow. I hope to be back in Colorado soon. 🙂
Ah, this session. This session I hold dear to my heart. These two, they were just so raw, they shared everything with me and man, did it make for some incredible photos. I had so much fun documenting these two. They like to spend their free time camping/hiking so this location seemed fit! Pedernales Falls State Park is my favorite spot to swim