Samantha & Lloyd | Cotton Mill Wedding

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We’ve had our fair share of intense rain this year, and Samantha and Lloyd’s wedding day started off with heavy, dark clouds and torrential rain that blew sideways as I dashed through the parking lot. Inside the McKinney Cotton Mill, Sam and her twin quietly and peacefully put on their finishing touches and hoped that the rain wouldn’t slow the guests down too much. There were some design casualties — the outdoor luminaria were drowned and soggy — but the rest of the wedding went off without a hitch. And during dinner, when the rain had let up but the clouds were bright tropical colors, the light was buttery soft and perfect. I love when the rain lets up right before sunset — the photos turn out gorgeous.

If you’ve been following me for a long, long time, one of Sam’s bridesmaids will look familiar to you: I photographed Lauren (Sam’s twin sister)’s wedding way back in 2011. It was lovely seeing Lauren and Jared again, as well as a number of other familiar faces :)

This wedding was gorgeous from start to finish. Be sure to scroll down for a full list of vendors. If you are friends and family of Samantha and Lloyd, you can view their gallery here.

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Credits: McKinney Cotton Mill; Fig Floral; Pappa’s Catering; Nothing Bundt Cakes; DJ Slo-mo; Adrianna Papell (dress); Kate Spade (shoes)

Kelly & Joseph | I Luv Video Engagement Session

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Whenever couples and I discuss engagement session locations, it’s usually a matter of what places are important to you? not just what places do you think would make a good backdrop? Joseph and Kelly check movies out of the (very) Austin video-rental spot, I Luv Video, and they often eat at Komé Sushi on Airport. So we made a little date out of it. Indoor photos during the hot summer months? Check. Some warm sake sipped throughout an air-conditioned engagement session? Check. Two laughing, smiling, happy people making photos in places that are near and dear to them? Check, check! Super excited about seeing these two again this fall for their wedding!

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Julia & Dante | Wildflower Center Wedding

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Believe me when I say I am a little infatuated with this wedding. Julia and Dante held their wedding at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center during — apparently — our rainy season. Droplets pattered down throughout the day and rearranged their table plans, but it was a joyful celebration. Family and friends watched Julia and Dante exchange vows safely indoors, away from the wet; they dined family-style on the covered porch outside, and enjoyed dancing and flower-painted macarons through the night.

Everything was beautiful; be sure to scroll to the end for a list of amazing vendors. If you are friends or family of Julia and Dante, you can view their photos here.

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Credits: LBJ Wildflower Center; Royal Fig; 36th Street Events; Bouquets of Austin; Off Key DJ; Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop