Lauren & JP wed in Austin, Texas!

I am sometimes honored to photograph the weddings of my friends.  Sometimes it’s one or the other that I know.  And many times it’s both the bride and groom that I know and I have to say it’s a lot of fun to do so!  This was true of Lauren and JP.  I knew JP first, from a zillion years ago.  And actually only met Lauren upon their engagement.  But we were fast friends and by the time their wedding came around, I felt like I’d known her for years!  When JP told me about Lauren before I met & while discussing their upcoming wedding.  He said “I just want to make her happy.  She’s so great, Ashley.  I’m really marrying up.”  I laughed at this because JP is a really funny guy and cracks jokes all the time.  But he was dead serious.  And it left me with a lump in my throat that honestly, never really went away.

Ain’t love grand?

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The wedding took place at Tarrytown Methodist Church and the reception was at The Austin Club

Wedding at The W featured on Style Me Pretty today!

I first met Lindsay and Jason last year when I shot her sister, Hillary’s wedding.  Working with this family has been such a pleasure!  The mother of the bride(s), Shelley, was instrumental in designing each of these weddings.  Along with Caplan Miller, David Kurio and the rest of the creative team, they turned the 2nd floor of The W in Austin, TX into a gorgeous, modern affair complete with an enormous, acrylic chuppah on the balcony and an entire room dedicated to candy.   The whole room.  AND Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was playing all night in the candy room all night.  Nice, right?   There are plenty of more details sprinkled throughout this wedding.  Make sure you look through the gallery to see them in all their glory.

Many thanks to The Zausmer Family for having us shoot both of their daughters’ weddings!  What an honor it was.

Have a great day, world!

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Melissa & Justin – The Four Seasons in Austin, Texas

Homer Simpson groomsmen cake?  Yes, please!

Melissa and Justin’s New Years Day wedding was blessed with – dare I say it?  PERFECT WEATHER.  This is a little known fact about Austin, Texas: weddings in January fantastic!  People are scared off by January because they think it will be too cold.  It might be a little cold.  But one thing it will not be?  It will not be 110º with 80% humidity!  Also, the light is really beautiful.  So, I say if you are considering a winter wedding in Austin, Texas – DO IT!

This goegeous affair has been brought to you by:

BZ Events

The Four Seasons Hotel

David Kurio

FILO

And me!