Tatiana & Daniel | Intimate Wedding at Olive & June

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Let me share one of the best moments of Tatiana and Daniel’s nighttime wedding at olive & june. The vows were read, the couple laughed throughout their ceremony, and the sun had set. Dish after dish was brought out to the long table of twenty-something friends and family gathered for this intimate celebration. Tatiana had a contingent of fellow Brazilians, and people toasted the couple with short, anecdotal speeches. Finally, Daniel stood up and thanked everyone for attending. “We’re so happy you could all be here because in eight months Tatiana is expecting…”

He paused for effect, as everyone at the table started whooping and clapping. “…to become a US citizen,” Daniel finished. The applause gave way to laughter.

And that is the kind of wedding Tatiana and Daniel put on. It was gorgeous, it was full of intimacy despite multiple languages, it was small, and it was perfect. Even looking through the photos now for this blog post, I can hear Tatiana’s amazing laughter. Love, love, and love.

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Coty & Bob | Engagement Session at the Menil

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I grew up in Houston and the Museum District became my second home for a while. When Coty and Bob suggested that we shoot on the Menil Collection’s lawn, I was ecstatic that I’d get to see the gnarled branches of my favorite tree. Because Houston has this amazing quality of light — it almost shimmers. Coty and Bob snuggled up, laughed amongst each other, and let that orange glow warm them from head to foot. I’m so excited about their wedding next year, but first, a few of my favorite photos from their engagement session…

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Kat & Justin | Mayfield Park Wedding

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Green, green, green. I pulled my gear through the tiny gate at Mayfield Park and was struck with the greenery. Tall trees, stones overgrown with ivy, and green-blue-flecked dragonflies hovered like glistening glances off the ponds. Kat and Justin wanted to share their tiny, intimate wedding with friends and family amongst nature, hidden near downtown Austin.

Their celebration was relaxed; a few chairs for family and the rest of their friends stood during the sweet ceremony officiated by Kat’s mother; décor was limited to perfect flowers dropped stem-first into Topo Chico bottles, and the remainder was what the earth provided: peacocks, ponds, and blue blue blue skies.

In the end, the newly married couple played corn-hole on the grass, family dealt hands of cards and giggled over Jenga. I loved being there with Kat and Justin. Here are a few of my favorites from their day.

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Credits: Mayfield Park; BCBG dress; Doug Anthony (guitarist)