Austin Wedding Photographer | My 2014

When I went into 2014 — rang in beautifully at midnight at a 2013 New Year’s Eve wedding — I wasn’t sure what to expect from the year. I traveled to Cabo, Marfa, and Montana for the first time; re-visited San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tulsa, and Japan; joined two book clubs; attended four different weddings for friends (as a guest) and shot 20 more; became addicted to lipstick; loved my husband and kitties harder than ever, and changed my hair color three times (lavender, pink, blue).

In past years, I separated my “best of” portraits from my “best of” weddings, but this year I just wanted to lump them all together. This is my 2014 — weddings, engagement sessions, a few peeks of boudoir, and personal travel, all sprinkled together into non-chronological, organized chaos.

Onward and upward. 2015, you have a lot to measure up to.

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Morgan & Patrick | Wedding at The Mansion | Austin

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White twinkle lights and Christmas decorations. Morgan and Patrick were married just a few days before Christmas; their church and their reception venue, The Mansion, were glittering with ornaments and rustling with real fir.

Theirs was a cross-cultural wedding, with sprinkles of Indian customs interspersed throughout. But what was most striking about Morgan and Patrick’s winter wedding was the warmth of their families and the liveliness of their friends. The Mansion was a beautiful backdrop and there was nary a dry eye in the house during the traditional dances.

I am so, so excited to share my last big wedding of 2014 here on the blog with you. Stay tuned for my 2014 best-of wrap-up which will be happening very soon! On to the photos…

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More credits: St. Louis Catholic Church; Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (The Mansion); Your Wedding, Your Way (coordination); Casa Chapala (catering); Sweet Treets BakeryLive Oak DJ; Dolores Rumpf of Calla Lily (florals); Mane Tamers (hair); Maris Malone Calderone (makeup); Jasmine Couture from Melange Bridal (dress); Indochino (suit)

Erin & Matt | Cathedral of Junk Engagement Session

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Happy holidays, all! I wanted to make the last blog post of 2014 memorable, so here is my friend Matt. Matt is one of those people who just reminds me of Austin. I met Matt around the same time I met my husband Walt; we were all coworkers at Amy’s. Over the years, even after we’d moved on to different jobs, Matt has been hanging around my house playing video games and drinking beer with Walt, so it wasn’t like we had lost touch. For his engagement session with Erin, we picked some very “Austin” locations: the Cathedral of Junk and the Greenbelt.

Amusingly, Matt and Erin live in San Antonio now as he goes through med school, and he and Erin are planning to get married in her home state of Minnesota — very different from our state capitol! Still, we had to represent, right?

I love these two. Erin is a perfect fit for Matt and his dry humor and sweet concern. I’m so happy that they’re getting hitched :) Here are a few of my favorites from our rainy Austin engagement session…

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