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

Kara & Michael | Allan House Wedding

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The night air was electric on New Year’s Eve, the night of Kara and Michael’s wedding. Kara bounded down the aisle of the church as Michael beamed back at her, and everyone in the audience grinned as they exchanged vows and rings.

It was a chilly night in Austin; Kara wore a vintage velvet coat that made her look like a 1920s screen siren. Together, Kara and Michael snuggled at the Allan House, danced under chandeliers to Strings Attached, drank champagne with 100 of their closest friends and family, chowed down on Peached Tortilla tacos, and counted down the clock from 2013 to 2014. It was wonderful and amazing and I couldn’t imagine ringing in 2014 at a better wedding. Here are a few of my favorite photos from Kara and Michael’s day.

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More credits: Fleurish Austin, Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, Whole Foods