Emily and Jeremy are on Style Me Pretty today!

Emily Joyce has been working with me for 13 years shooting weddings.  Photographing her wedding last October was really exciting for me!  Head over to Style Me Pretty to read all about it and see the loveliness!  Thank you Vanessa and Alina for helping me shoot this gorgeous wedding.

Click HERE to see the whole wedding!  There are tons of photos.  All vendors are credited on the Style Me Pretty post.

Have a great Wednesday!

Smash

Wedding in Far West Texas, Part 2

And now we continue the second portion of Shelby and Brooks’ wedding in Marathon, Texas.  After the ceremony on the family ranch, we hopped in a truck with the bride and groom and raced around the ranch chasing the quickly setting sun.  Afterwards, we returned the The Gardens at The Gage Hotel for the reception.  It was a truly fun day and shooting with the West Texas sky as a backdrop is simply exhilarating.

Shelby’s sister was not only the Maid of Honor, but she also write a song for Shelby and Brooks, which she performed at the recepetion.  I believe this was the first time she snag and played the guitar solo in front of a crowd.  She did an excellent job!

All the vendors that made this wedding possible:

Wedding dress – http://www.nardosimam.com/

Flowers – http://www.flowerlandmidland.com/

Photographer – Ashley Garmon Photographers

Wedding Dress –

Wedding Dress Hanger – Heirloom

Pavilion draping – http://www.boydsevents.com/

Cactus pouches – https://www.etsy.com/shop/clumsy

Embroidered handkerchiefs – http://www.ffcembroidery.com/

Groom’s custom cuff links – http://penalozaandsons.com/

Church items – http://www.ststephensmidland.com/

Wedding ceremony – private ranch

Makeup artist – Julian Gold of Midland

Hair artist – Glitz House of Beauty

Wedding rings – Fisher Jewelers

Bridal jewelry – http://shop.nordstrom.com &  http://www.tiffany.com

Brides shoes – http://www.katespade.com/

Bridesmaid scarves – http://shop.nordstrom.com

Bridesmaid bracelets – Jenkins Jewelry

Groom’s tux – http://shop.nordstrom.com

Father of the Bride tux – http://shop.nordstrom.com

Mother of the Bride dress – http://shop.nordstrom.com

Groom & Groomsmen ties – http://www.tomjames.com/

Bridesmaid dresses and Groomsmen tuxes – selected their own

Reception band – http://www.thejebsite.com/

Reception venue and catering – http://www.gagehotel.com

Save the Dates – “Note”able & http://www.printswell.com/

Map card design – Landgraf Crutcher & Associate Inc.

Wedding invitations – RSVP by Darby Brown & http://www.crane.com/

Guest gift bags – http://jameshevans.com/ , https://www.haribo.com/enUS/home.html ; http://www.susiessouthforty.com/ , http://www.ritter-sport.com/

Guest book – http://www.blueskypapers.com/
Koozies – http://www.discountmugs.com/

Bride on the highway, big sky & sunset

Here is an immediate favorite photo from the wedding we shot in Marathon, Texas a few weeks ago.  I shot this as the sun was rapidly setting for the day.  I had to move really quickly to capture the last of the natural light.   And our bride, Shelby, was a champ walking on the highway in her wedding dress!  I will be sharing more of these soon.  The daylight photos are pretty spectacular with the majestic landscape that Mother Nature provides out there!

Are you enjoying these cool temperatures, Austin?  I know I am.

Have a good Wednesday,

Smash

HOLGA – New Mexico and Far West Texas

At the end of each summer, my wedding season comes to a screeching halt and I find myself fulfilling my feelings of wanderlust.  This summer in a matter of 7 weeks, I visited Massachusetts, Maine, Chicago (more on that later), Las Cruces & Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Nevada and Far West Texas.  For those who aren’t familiar, Far West Texas is…well, really far from Austin.  We managed to see Midland, Marathon, Marfa, Valentine,Alpine, Fort Davis, For Stockton, Balmorhea…basically making a giant loop.  Stopping at every historical marker and weird something-or-other on the side of the road.  Most notably, a terrifying live rattlesnake exhibit on the side of the road.  Which seemed like a really good idea before we walked in.    My skin is still crawling from that one.  Gahhhhhhh!!  Anyway, I took a few shotswith my plastic & unpredictable Holga camera along the way.  I ran color film through the camera for the 2nd time ever.  And I must say, I kind of dig it.  I left the Holga camera in the car for a few weeks too, to see if the heat affected the film at all, which it seems to have done.  I’m happy to have achieved some nice images with appropriately spooky light leaks throughout.  Not for everyone, I know.  But it’s definitely for me.

Have a good day!

Smash

Somewhere between Alpine & Fort Davis, Texas…

Prada Marfa art installation which is actually located in Valentine, Texas.  A bit further down the road:Exploring White Sands, New Mexico with some friends before attending a wedding later that day:

Perfect puffy clouds over Nevada:

My new line of wooden hangers featured on Junebug Weddings!

I’m so excited to announce my new venture, Heirloom, is featured today on Junebug Weddings! After being disappointed for years photographing beautiful wedding dresses on less-than-beautiful hangers, I decided to fill this niche in the market by creating handmade wooden hangers. Each hanger is made entirely in Texas and is customized to each bride by laser-engraving their name, the name of the couple or the wedding date onto the wood. Not only are the hangers functional, but they are a beautiful heirloom that will forever remind you of your wedding day. If you are interested in more details, fill out the inquiries form on the website, www.shop-heirloom.com and stay tuned for more beautiful wedding items to come from Heirloom…

Ashley Garmon Photographers: here, there and everywhere.

AGP has been notified of a few things and also randomly found a few things that I’d like to share with you.  First, we have a photo in The Knot’s new coffee table book: The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook. It’s just one photo, be we are always happy to collaborate with folks over at The Knot.  The photo is actually of my friends’ Alex and Carlo’s wedding in Napa Valley a few years ago.

Allison and Will’s wedding at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston was featured in Brides Houston Magazine:

You can read the online version here: Brides Houston.  Also if you’d like to see more from this wedding, check out the original blog post of Allison & Will.

Tiffanee and Richards wedding at Union Station in Dallas, Texas was featured on D Magazine’s blog:

Click here to read the full article and get more details on their wedding: D Magazine.  Alos, please check out Tiffanee & Richard’s original blog post.

OK, that is all I can share with you right now.  But there are a few other things coming down the pipe that I am very excited about sharing with you.  But I can’t just yet, so stay tuned!

Have a good Monday!

Smash