Amrita was at a wedding I shot almost exactly three years ago. So naturally when she reminded me of this, I had to check out the photos. She rocked the dance floor. It was at that moment I knew the wedding would be amazing. We started the wedding day fairly early at her parent’s home in Magnolia, TX. They did a traditional Sikh ceremony for Amit’s side and a traditional Hindu ceremony for Amrita’s side. Both with beautiful pink outfits that made Amrita look like a true Indian princess. Amit was introduced at the barratt via tractor, in true Texas style. There was a small break in between the ceremonies and the reception which was much needed for everyone as this would be a long party going until the wee hours of the morning. At the end of the first dance Amrita & Amit invited their close friends and family on to the dance floor which was a perfect start to what was going to be an amazing night. Then their friends surprised them with a flash mob style dance. My former clients at the wedding had informed me it would be happening so I was not surprised but that did not make the venture any less impressive to me. It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen at a wedding and Amrita & Amit were beyond stoked. There is something about Indian weddings that gives people an unending energy, especially me. Despite shooting from early in the morning until late into the night, I wasn’t ready to go to sleep immediately after, I only wanted to look at all the colorful photos that we had taken. The morning after was painful but it would never stop me from doing it all over again.
Category Archives: Weddings
a wedding at Loft 1023
I first met Angela & Michael in Austin when they were in town for their engagement session. They both used to live in Austin but they had to move away for school. It’s a good thing they did because it was at Hendrix College near Little Rock Arkansas where they first met each other! Their wedding in downtown Little Rock happen to be around the holiday season and the Capital Hotel was decked out with the largest christmas tree in their history, 28 ft… It was very impressive. The rain that day didn’t stop us from utilizing their beautiful venues. The ceremony & reception was held at Loft 2013, an urban event venue in the heart of downtown, LR. It was a beautiful backdrop to their intimate ceremony and hop’n dance party that followed.
Tracy & Everett are quite possibly the nicest (and interesting) people ever. There were 300 people in attendance to their wedding from all over the world which was a testament to how wonderful they really are. They came over to our house to meet with us for the first time and let our cat sit on their lap as we discussed the story that brought them together after many years. A first date that didn’t lead anywhere, and reconnecting again after living separate lives in different cities (and another country at one point!)…. but you really can’t tell someone is ‘the one’ until you’ve traveled with them! Their fondness for Italy, Austin, our cats (and our work!) informed Ben & I know that we were a perfect photographers for them. The wedding day started with Ben killing wasps to protect Tracy’s dress that was hanging in the window from being claimed as a new nest. Tracy & Everett saw each other before the ceremony so they could get to the party faster. They figured that they were far from traditional people anyway. After all their pastor friend who married them also owns a bar in Marfa called Padres! The ceremony was full of laughs with personal touches that made their ceremony unique with readings in Italian and a song sung by a good friend. After the ceremony the sun had dropped and we photographed a few more twilight portraits with them, the Winfield Inn was a perfect backdrop for this. With 300 people we expected a good party throughout the reception and Tracy & Everett’s wedding guests did not disappoint!
You might remember Caitlin & Mike from their New York Engagement session we shot a year ago. We met Caitlin about a year and a half before her wedding date and immediately hit it off with her. Even though Mike told us he was not that great in front of the camera, we were told by the family that we captured one of the best photos of him! Needless to say, the smiles came naturally on the wedding day so he didn’t have to try so hard.Their wedding was the first one to be held at the newly renovated Hotel Ella (formerly Mansion at Judges Hill) in downtown Austin. The ceremony was held on the grand staircase off the side of the building and the reception was on the front lawn. The scotch bar was flowing all night and the cigar bar was a big hit! One of our favorites photos is of Caitlin & Mike puff’n on a cigar after a much needed break from the dance floor.