Nicole & Evan – Post 3



I’d like to thank Kim Maguire and Sarah Bork Hamilton for traveling to Houston and shooting this extravaganza with me.  The event design, flowers and coordinaton were by Todd Events of Dallas, Texas.  Todd and his team were amazing to work with!  Nicole’s dress was by Reem Acra.  Both the ceremony and reception were held at The Corinthian in Houston, Texas.
 I’m off for the holidays – Merry Christmas to all!

One little picture from the NOLA wedding.

In addition to having perfect New Orleans charm, this wedding had the perfect use of the color yellow.  It’s just my opinion that bold colors like yellow (and purple) can overpower a setting when used in great excess.  To all of my brides that have used yellow or purple in their color schemes: NO, I’m not talking about your wedding!  But sometimes people can get a bit carried away with their favorite color.  I think you all know what I mean.

Here’s to the appropriate use of a dominant color (and to weddings in New Orleans)!

More photos coming sooner than later,

Dressing for the Occasion: Bow ties.

We recently traveled to New Orleans to photograph a wedding.  Much to my delight, many of the men in attendance were wearing beautiful colorful bow ties.  I’m of the opinion that men don’t dress up nearly as much as they should.  I cannot tell you how many times I see women dressed in a gorgeous outfit and their male companions can barely muster a pearl snap button down, a pair of jeans and flip flops.  Now, let me be perfectly clear:  I live in Austin, Texas so casual is the new black.   Frankly, I enjoy this mindset.  It’s always OK to wear jeans.  There is not one fancy restaurant in town that would turn you away for wearing them.  I’m just saying that every once in awhile it would be nice if some of the fellas in this town would put on something a little more dressed up.  It’s not a mystery that women like this too.

That’s all, don’t throw blog stones at me.

Anyway, I digress….here is a sampling of the gorgeous bow ties I saw at the wedding:

 For further inspiration, visit The Satorialist.  He caputres some great mens fashion out on the streets of NYC and the rest of the world. 

2nd Place in AGWPJA photo contest

I’m excited that this image won 2nd place in the “Kids being kids” category of the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists Association!

Of the image, the judge said:

“Another fantastic image. The expression on the girl on the right and extended leg on the girl on the left really make this image sing. The colors and lighting all work and again the choice of lens and framing bring the elements together.”

I shot it during Dixie and George’s wedding back in April.

I hope you re all having a great Tuesday. It’s raining in Austin, which is such a great relief!

Sneak Peak – Anne & Aaron

Here’s a little teaser from the wedding that we recently did in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I think it’s awfully clever when couples having an outdoor wedding choose to put their ceremony program on a fan. This is foremost on my mind right now because it’s currently 106˚ in Austin, Texas. Oh my goodness. We are all melting. Fans are certainly coming in handy right about now. Fans and iced tea. And swimming pools. And shade. And air conditioning.

You get the picture.