Behind the Scenes | Austin Wedding Photographer

This blog has been, for the most part, weddings-weddings-weddings for the past few months. On the one hand, I love it! It’s why the blog exists, after all — to show the beautiful personalities and days of some of my favorite new people — but on the other hand it’s been missing that oh-so-irresistible charm of Personal Overshares, which I haven’t done in a while.

The season is slowing down (actually, save for a few sessions here and there, it’s at the stopping point until the spring) so the blog is going to have a few more personal touches now. And what is a blog without silly photos of your favorite wedding photographer (hint: that’s me!) behind the scenes?!

Since our last behind the scenes post in September, this is what I’ve been up to…

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Creeping during toasts…

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Gesturing to wedding parties…

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Sitting in tiny chairs meant for children…

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And also posing with teensy couches and armchairs… (could I just point out my crazy eyes in this photo? I think I’m just REALLY excited about the tiny chairs!)

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Dropping my camera on grass (oh so gracefully)…

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Being the light-test subject for my 2nd shooter…

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Counting down to midnight with dancing, rocking people!

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Showing off my gunzzz…

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Oh yeah, and dancing with invisible people :)

Thanks to Caitlin, Cassie, Mercedes, and Kelly for these photos! 

Alley & Ollie | Engagement Session at Mueller Park

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A vision in primary colors — Alley and Ollie showed up for our session in red and blue. Arms tightening around each other, they grinned and laughed and snuggled through our very windy session at Mueller Park. “We love this park — we come here with our dog all the time,” smiled Alley as we walked near the duck pond. Just days after one of Austin’s weird frost days, the temperature was 70 degrees and we ducked a million families and children who were out celebrating the good weather.

I’ve known Alley since high school and it’s always lovely to meet the people that old friends choose to be with forever. I’m touched that Alley and Ollie want me to be at their intimate wedding celebration this fall and I hope you agree that their love is quite beautiful to see. Here are just a few of my favorite frames from our session together.

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Katie & Phil | House on the Hill Wedding

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White fluff. On that mild January day in Austin, Katie and Phil basked in the 60-degree weather with nary a whisper of white, fluffy snow, but their dog Marlena and Katie’s white faux fur wrap were in attendance. Katie tenderly petted Marlena with her feet as she got her hair done, and after Phil laughed at his cupcakes of the periodic table they had their first look at House of the Hill.

It always amazes me that awesome people like Katie and Phil meet with me and want me to be at their wedding, because it was fantastic — fire pit with s’mores, happy dancing and sing-alongs, gentle teasing during toasts, and homemade caramels and candy wrapped in wax paper. The House on the Hill vibrated with happiness for this couple and I’m so, so, so excited to share a few of my favorite photos from this wedding with you.

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Additional credits: Lindsay at In Her Shoes Coordination, Pascal’s catering, Michelle’s Patisserie, Four Star DJ