Claire & Melissa | Inn at Wild Rose Hall Wedding

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Melissa and Claire’s wedding was a beautiful celebration in the chilly outdoors of early March, with curlicues of dark greenery accenting the grounds at the Inn at Wild Rose Hall. The entire place was strewn with twinkle lights, which gave the overcast day an extra twilight glow. Though the temperatures dipped below 50 — unusual for this time of year in Texas — Claire and Melissa’s guests were warmed with homemade apple dapple cakes, by shaking their feet to Johnny Bravvo‘s tunes, and by the happy sense of community all around. This was an extraordinarily cheerful wedding, and I’m so glad it was the first one for me to shoot in 2015 — I think the year started off amazingly!

If you are a friend or family of Claire and Melissa, view their full gallery and order prints here.

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More credits: Inn at Wild Rose Hall; Royal Fig catering; DJ Johnny Bravvo

Erik’s Proposal at the Austin Capitol

Austin, we’ve got something special going on. Erik and his girlfriend Claire were in a long-distance relationship — neither of them in Austin! — but when Erik decided to pop the question, he chose the beautiful, picturesque Capitol building here. And after Claire said yes, their families popped out of the trees and offered their heartfelt congratulations.

Many happy wishes to the excited couple!

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Deb & Zac | Austin Engagement Session

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We picked over puddles and bundles of weeds, Deb’s curls floating behind her. Deb and Zac exclaimed over adorable dogs splashing in the Greenbelt, and laughed about how amazing the 70-degree weather was; they’d flown in from D.C., which was currently under ice.

These two were absolutely adorable and wanted a very “Austin” engagement session. We visited the Austin mural, we hung out at the South 1st Trailer Park & Eatery with some cake balls, and hiked the Greenbelt. I’m so excited about their wedding this October. Some of my favorites from their session…

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