Jenny & James | LBJ Wildflower Center Session

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“This is Kobe,” Jenny said, as an extremely happy golden retriever, tongue lolling from her mouth and butter-colored fringed tail whipping back and forth, greeted me. Kobe, and her humans Jenny and James, were picture-perfect as we soaked up the golden, glimmering light. We’d just finished the first part of our session at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center — without the excitable pup — and now, a nearby dog park served for the second half.

I can’t get over how effortless these two were in front of the camera. Their quiet togetherness was so warming to watch. And the addition of Kobe to the mix brought out their more playful, giggly side. I’m so excited about Jenny and James’ wedding at Vista West Ranch next spring.

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Maeve & Jesse | Barr Mansion Wedding

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The few times I’ve been to Barr Mansion, I think to myself that it looks like a painting. A sweet little house painted a happy mint green; beautiful light; Art Nouveau accents. Maeve, in her 1930s-inspired wedding gown and a sprinkling of buds tucked into her hair, set against the halo of spokes on the mansion’s balcony, reminded me of a Mucha drawing.

Maeve and Jesse (whose gorgeous Olive & june engagement session can be found here) had a brunch wedding on a warm October morning. I loved the pops of color in their palette — wine-red flowers in Maeve’s bouquet, her blue topaz earrings and necklace to complement the wedding ring, a pink shrug she knitted herself — set against the greenery of Barr Mansion. French toast made with baguettes, homemade jam, and mimosas rounded out the festivities. I want to hug this wedding. I hope you enjoy!

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More credits: Barr Mansion (venue & catering); Rosehip Flora; Gemvara (Maeve’s necklace and ring); Brilliant Earth (Jesse’s ring); Mr. Thrill DJ; Lucie Marie (hair/makeup)

Alley & Chad | Pop-Up Wedding in Mueller Park

Swathes of tulle and grand high heels. Alley swished through the grass at Austin’s Mueller Park in her layered bridal gown, as if she had stepped off a runway. Brooklyn, Alley and Chad’s pup, led the way on a leash.

They had planned on a big wedding at a lovely downtown venue, but scrapped that idea for this one: smaller. More intimate. At their favorite park where they love to take Brooklyn. With less than twenty people in attendance, and taking over a tiny corner of the grounds overlooking the duck-filled lake, Alley and Chad exchanged vows on a sunny Friday afternoon.

Here are a few of my favorite frames from that day.

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