Lena, Josh, & I first met over a 3 hour consultation at a coffee shop in Austin. It didn’t feel like 3 hours because we immediately hit it off chatting only briefly about their upcoming wedding but mostly about fashion, life, & their adorable dog Ivan (which you can see on her IG account here). With that shout out I must give another to her popular makeup instagram account as well @passionpout – she knows all the good stuff. Keeping up to date with her awesome style will hopefully cause it to rub off on me! Lena & Josh had a small wedding with their closest friends and family which made me being there feel even more important. The ceremony was at Chapel Dulcinea, a cute little chapel with an epic view of the hill country, & their reception was at one of my favorite restaurants in Austin, Malverde. Good friends, good food, good people, a recipe for a beautiful and heartfelt wedding.
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Mimi and Conor got married on an amazingly beautiful day this past January at Las Capuchinas in Antigua Guatemala, one of my favorite wedding venues in… the world. They had never been to Guatemala before but they trusted their guts, their wedding planner of I Do Guatemala, & the photos they had seen online. Having met in Iraq I consider them both fellow nomads, like myself, they’re current location is just as hard to track down as mine! Conor was persistent after 2 years of friendship with Mimi and after a random trip to Belize they started dating. We first met in Washington DC for their engagement session exactly 2 months before their wedding day. Mimi has an infectious spirit and a light-heartedness that makes what can potentially be a stressful day, like a wedding, feel like a breeze and Conor, despite a recent injury, was killing it on the dance floor. Right before the ceremony started the Aguacate volcano began to erupt with smoke, as Mimi said “it’s every girl’s dream to have a volcano erupt on her wedding day”. After the wedding we all took the trip to Lake Atitlan for a sunrise/5:30am ‘day after’ session so Mimi and Conor could jump into the lake. It was the perfect way to solidify them ‘taking the plunge’ of marriage together and I can’t wait to see where their next adventure brings them. :)
We hung out with Kirstin & Kyle for three days over the course of their wedding weekend from rehearsal to morning after brunch. When Kirstin talked about the theme or style of her wedding she told the planners at Much Ado Austin “fire”. When she talked to Ben & I about the big day she mentioned how important throwing a good party was. Fire & party, the perfect wedding description to appeal to adventure seeking photographers like ourselves. The wedding was one of the first weddings held at the Greenhouse at Driftwood, a wonderful venue managed by the super sweet Harper. Kirstin & Kyle had a light-hearted ceremony officiated by a family friend that rolled into a fabulous seated dinner at twilight and a raging dance party with live music. As amazing as the entire day was it still had to end with bang! After an 8 minute firework show, fireworks to get in their vintage car, & fireworks to drive away to it was a truly amazing finale.
Catelyn & Andrew were at a Diana and Michael’s wedding which took place at the Driskill (now) over 3 2 years ago. Catelyn said she barely noticed us but we were still able to capture all of the important people and moments. With a wanderlust like our own we were immediately able to hit it off at our first meeting :) They got engaged in Italy and decided to have their wedding just down the street from Andrew’s parent’s home at Ma Maison, one of our favorite Austin wedding venues. They had a first look on the front porch and made sure that their dog was able to tag along to the photo session by the pond. After ringing the bells at Ma Maison there was nothing short of an epic dance party complete with a 10 piece band, Emerald City, & smoke machine! It is always a bonus to see our former bride & groom’s rocking out on the dance floor as well! Thanks to Beth from 36th Events for a smooth event on the day of.