Marc & Jessica – Madison, Wisconsin

I had the pleasure of photographing my friends’ (and neighbors’) wedding back in October in Madison, Wisconsin.  This wedding was small and sweet and all above the love these two had for each other.  IT was perfect and lovely and I’m happy to share it with you here on photosmashing.  Congratulations, friends!



This glamorous engagement photo was taken by their friend, the extremely talented Ryan Goodrich.  I thought it made a perfect back drop for a ring shot!

The Mansion Hill Inn was the (completely and utterly quaint & adorable) venue for the reception as well as where many of the guests were staying.  After Marc & Jess had their “first look” and we snapped a few photos, we all walked the two blocks to the chapel.  As many a passer-by honked and shouted out well-wishes to the bride and groom, the entire wedding party broke into “Going to The Chapel” and that too, was adorable and timely.

Say yes to love, people.  SAY YES TO LOVE.

Wedding at Fun Fun Fun Fest!

This weekend, the clever folks at Transmission Entertainment are throwing the 6th annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, an independent genre based music festival.  I look forward to FFF Fest every year with great excitement.  Not only because they bring excellent music to Austin for us to hear, there are always interesting twists.  For instance, on the bill this year is the internet sensation, Sexy Sax Man.  Why?  Because it’s funny.  The main music draws this year are Spoon, Public Enemy and SLAYER.  Hipsters at one end of the fest, Metal at the other…and everyone else in between.  Oh yeah, there is also a skate ramp built by Project LOOP, wrestling and comedians.

So when a couple contacted Transmission Entertainment wanting to get married at the festival, of course they said yes.  And in true Fun Fun Fun Fest form, they took it to the next level.

Page and Stephen will be getting married on the Yellow Stage at 3:35pm on Sunday.  Sexy Sax Man will be playing his irresistable George Michael jams and there is a very special guest officiating the wedding ceremony.  Everyone is invited.  And trust me, if you are a fan of the fest, of music etc, you will not want to miss it. Yours truly been happily recruited to photograph this blessed event. I cannot WAIT to see Page and Stephen’s face when they see their officiant.  No pressure to capture these moments, right?

If you cannot attend (I’m already sad for you), Pitchfork is streaming it live all weekend.

If you need me, I’ll be at the fest.  But don’t call me, because I can’t hear you.


Getting ready.

I like this quiet photo from the bride getting ready last weekend in Salem, Massachusetts.  More coming from this wedding next week.  Wait until you see her dress!!

I’m off to Aspen, Colorado for another wedding this weekend.  I haven’t shot a mountaintop wedding years.  I’m really looking forward to it!

I hope you are having a good day,


Photo of the Day

I love this photograph I took at a bridal portrait the other day – I just wanted to share it with you.

Hope you are all having a great Thursday.  It’s absolutely gorgeous in Austin, TX today, enjoy it while you can!