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Austin, TX Wedding Photographer :: New Orleans Destination Wedding

Back in March I photographed a beautiful wedding in New Orleans (well actually, Napoleonville) at the Madewood Plantation Home. Being the photographer for Evelyn and Todd's wedding was even more special for me because my daughter, Aly, was the maid of honor. It was a great little get-away for everyone.

Cool facts - this plantation house is the set for the new movie 'The Beguiled' and for part of Beyoncé's video 'Lemonade'.

Cool facts - this plantation house is the set for the new movie 'The Beguiled' and for part of Beyoncé's video 'Lemonade'.

They are one degree of separation from Beyoncé's butt!

They are one degree of separation from Beyoncé's butt!

The ceremony and reception were both very elegant and sophisticated, mixed in with some Prince (I was so stoked to hear the officiant start off with "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life"), 80's music, and a cardboard cutout of the Queen.

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The details and decorations were beautiful and very touching. Most epic was Evelyn's dress. "My mother wore her mother's dress, which she bought in 1960. My mom painstakingly removed the Alencon lace and beading from the original dress, which was now starting to fall apart and show it's age, and then hand tacked it to my crepe chiffon dress. My mom designed, hand beaded and sewed, and altered my dress. I always wanted to use the lace from the old dress to make something new, and she far surpassed what I had envisioned before I ever got engaged. It was also FAR better made and more affordable than pretty much everything else I was looking at. Plus it was incredibly comfortable and had pockets where I put my grandfather's handkerchief."

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Gorgeous cake by  Kats Cakes  and flowers by  Iris Floral . 

Gorgeous cake by Kats Cakes and flowers by Iris Floral

I could go on and on and on, raving about how beautiful and sweet and warm and happy and lovely everything was on this day, but I will stop and leave you with a few more photos instead. Congratulations Evelyn and Todd! May you live in a world of never-ending happiness. <3

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Congratulations Hedda and chad <3

I had the pleasure of capturing the intimate marriage ceremony of this beautiful couple on Lake Austin this weekend. It was just them, me, and the judge and it was perfect <3 After the ceremony and some quick portraits I asked for one last "portrait", which was actually a short video so I could attempt to make them a cinemagraph.

Cinemagraphs are not as easy as I thought! This is my first, feeble attempt. It was pretty windy and there was a portion of the water that showed Hedda's dress blowing, so the water is not moving there because I had to mask it out. There's also some ghosting of the weed on the left. So technically not the best, but it's still fun :) I wanted to surprise them with it on Facebook but I can't get it to work without having to click on a link (boooooooo Facebook). But the idea of it is super cool and I can't wait to try some more!

Congratulations Hedda and Chad!! Best wishes to your beautiful family! <3

My First Wedding

I probably shouldn't be admitting that this is the first wedding I've shot, but I am. Everybody has to start somewhere and I am so thankful for Angel and John trusting me to capture the memories of their big day. I was mega-worried I would screw up somehow and I had to bring my son to assist me and help calm my nerves, but it all went without a hitch (except for them getting hitched! ba-dum-bum ;) and I really had a lot of fun. I would love to share the whole gallery here, but that would be way too many photos (468 to be exact), so I'll just pick a few that showcase the joy of the day.