Wedding in Far West Texas, Part 1

I love love love weddings in West Texas.  Particularly at The Gage in Marathon.  This hotel is set up to handle all of your wedding needs and it is beautiful!  If you’re thinking of having a destination wedding, consider Far West Texas, you and your guests will not be disappointed!  It’s the home of Marathon, Alpine, and the increasingly popular Marfa, Texas.   It’s also home to Big Bend National Park and the Davis Mountains.  As well as the McDonald Observatory.  OH!  And don’t forget about the mysterious Marfa Lights.   As the name indicates, it’s FAR.  Far from anything.  Midland, Texas is 3 hours away, as is El Paso.  The ultimate Texas road trip, if you will.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time in West Texas – my family is from there.  So at an early age I was spellbound by that area of Texas’ insanely beautiful and dramatic sunsets.  So any chance I get to shoot out there, I take it.  Shelby and Brooks were married in Marathon at the groom’s family ranch.  It was stunning and I would go on and on.  But I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves!  Happily, I was able to shoot some with my Holga camera.  Which, I also love love love.

A west Texas wedding ceremony wouldn’t be complete without something creepy-crawly in attendance.  For the record, there were two tarantulas!

Far West Texas, Part 2 coming soon!


Now THIS is a confetti exit!

This photo is an example of only what is to come from this particular wedding.  Explosions of color and creativity everywhere!!

More to come….


UPDATE 6/25/13 : Martha Stewart Weddings tweeted this photo and regrammed it on instagram.  We are pretty darn excited about that!

Cara & Travis’ wedding lands on Glamour Magazine’s blog!

Glamour Magazine has picked up Cara & Travis’ wedding for the Real Weddings section of their blog.  Scoot on over there to check it out, if you haven’t already.  There are tons of clever ideas in this wedding!  Also, the bride was responsible for the gorgeous design. If you would like to hire her to help her design your wedding so that it is uniquely yours, email her at  She’s quite the talented lady!

Have a great Tuesday!


Danna and Jay, Horsehoe Bay Resort

Danna and Jay had there wedding in Horseshoe Bay, Texas back in May.  I just love these two.  Seriously, I had such a good time with both of them.  Also, Danna has what I call “magical hair.”  Her curls were literally unaffected by the wind, humidity, you name it.  It’s pretty spectacular!  There is a lot of love and laughs between them which make for fantastic photos!  There details were beautiful too.  All in all, a lovely affair that I was proud to be apart of.

Here’s me virtually hugging Danna and Jay!


This wedding was brought to you by:

Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort

Westbank Flowers

Wedding coordinator: Linda Dryden,

Crescent Video

The Cake Plate